[governance] Disclaimer

Vittorio Bertola vb at bertola.eu.org
Mon Jan 15 13:41:05 EST 2007


I've been warned in private that as soon as you type the haunted word 
("ICANN") in a message to the list, some people start to question your 

So I thought it better to disclaim my current IG-related positions, even 
if I can't see any conflict of interest among serving there and loosely 
coordinating the IGC, but you never know:

- I am presently a member of a consulting committee to the Italian 
government. It is an unpaid, voluntary position; I've been selected for 
it as I am the only civil society person from Italy that follows both 
ICANN and the WSIS/IGF process. The Italian government might pay part of 
my expenses to attend IGF-related meetings (at least, we've asked them 
to support civil society participants including myself, and they did it 
for Athens). Around the IGF, I am also active in the Bill of Rights 
Coalition (still bootstrapping) and participating in other coalitions.

- At ICANN, I am a member of the At-Large Advisory Committee, the group 
that represents the interests of individual Internet users. I am also 
representing that group in the ICANN Board, as a non-voting liaison. All 
of these are unpaid, voluntary positions. ICANN pays me the expenses to 
attend its meetings.

- I am a Councillor of the Italian chapter of the Internet Society. It 
is an unpaid, voluntary position and I only get reimbursement of the 
expenses to attend physical meetings of its Council.

- I am a member of the Policy Advisory Board of the .mobi TLD. Same 
conditions as the previous one.

My current job is doing technical consultancies here and there, and 
being a partner in a small software company.

I hope I didn't forget anything - anyway, questions welcome. Of course, 
other participants in the discussion might do the same, if they like.

vb.             [Vittorio Bertola - v.bertola [a] bertola.eu.org]<-----
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