[governance] Re: Appeals Team Nomination - web page now open - waiting for YOU!

Avri Doria avri at psg.com
Tue Jan 16 10:52:56 EST 2007

On 15 jan 2007, at 10.21, Jeanette Hofmann wrote:

> Hi, I would like to nominate Avri for the appeals team.
> jeanette

Thanks Jeanette.


I am happy to stand as a candidate for the Appeals Team.  I think  
that the more people willing to stand for the AT team, the better.  I  
also hope, and expect, that the AT up being a team that rarely needs  
to do anything, since I expect that the ability to appeal will mostly  
obviate the need to appeal.

If the Appeals Team is activated on any issue, I certainly commit  
myself to dialogue and consultation with the community on any issue  
under review.  I also commit myself to tracking the activities of the  
IGC closely, so that I will be well informed on the activities of the  

In terms of employment, I am an itinerant researcher who works  
primarily on developing technology that can be used in remote  
communications challenged areas.  I also make ends meet by taking  
various consultant contracts in industry when necessary.  While I  
currently live in the US, I am affiliated with LuleƄ University in  
Sweden as a research consultant.

Believing as I do that it is important for all who play a role in any  
organization to state any outside interests that may color their  
perception of issues, I think the following may be relevant:

- I am a nomcom appointed member of the ICANN GNSO council.  This  
group is responsible for discussing and recommending policy on  
gTLDs.  As a member of the council, I also act as interim chair of  
the Task force concerned with registry contract renewal conditions  
and am a member of various working groups and task forces on issues  
such as policy for new TLDs, IDN policy and whois.

- I am occasionally employed as a consultant to the secretariat of  
the IGF.  This usually occurs around the time of public meetings of  
the IGF.

- I serve as a member of the Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG)  
due to my role as chair of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)  
Routing Research Group.  This group reports to the IAB.

- I am a member of the APC Women's Networking Support Program (apc  
wnsp) and a founding member of Nomadic Women's ICT Network (NWIN), a  
new NGO involved in creating ICT access and governance opportunities  
for nomadic populations.

[If anyone believes I have left out something relevant, please point  
it out so i can add it to this interest statement.]

Final note: While I ran the lottery to determine the membership of  
the IGC Nomcom and have been updating the candidates list, I have no  
involvement or knowledge, beyond what i read on the IGC list, of any  
of the nomcom's activities.


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