[linux-elitists] BayFF meeting on ICANN at Stanford

Don Marti dmarti@linuxjournal.com
Wed Oct 4 12:41:16 PDT 2000

Just got this from Katina Bishop.   I'll announce it at SVLUG tonight

Media Advisory

BayFF Explores Internet Naming Body
Barbara Simons, Emerson Tiller and Karl Auerbach Gear Up for ICANN Board

WHO: Electronic Frontier Foundation, Barbara Simons, Emerson Tiller and
Karl Auerbach
WHAT: `BayFF' Meeting on ICANN Elections
WHEN: Thursday October 5th, 2000 at 7:30PM
WHERE: Stanford Law School, room 290

In honor of its 10th Anniversary of defending civil liberties online, EFF
presents a series of monthly meetings to address important issues where
technology and policy collide. These meetings, entitled "BayFF," kicked off
on July 10th and will continue throughout the year. The upcoming BayFF will
explore the global election to select five of the nineteen directors of the
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a U.S.
corporation contracted to manage the Internet's address assignment.
Candidates Barbara Simons, Emerson Tiller and Karl Auerbach will discuss the
issues in the election and the concerns raised by monitoring groups over the
manner in which it's been organized. The election, which closes on October
10th, is the first attempt to a hold a global election on the Internet.

Barbara Simons was ACM President from July 1998 until June 2000. ACM is the
oldest and largest scientific and educational computer society in the world,
with about 80,000 members internationally. Prior to becoming ACM President,
Simons founded and chaired ACM's U.S. Technology Policy Committee (USACM),
and the ACM Committee for Scientific Freedom and Human Rights. Simons was
elected Secretary of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP) in
1999, and she has been on the CSSP Board since 1998. She has been a member
of the U.C. Berkeley Engineering Fund Board of Directors since 1998. Simons
is a Fellow of ACM and of the American Association for the Advancement of

Simons earned her Ph.D. in computer science from U.C. Berkeley; her
dissertation solved a major open problem in scheduling theory. She became a
Research Staff Member at IBM's San Jose Research Center (now Almaden), where
she did research on scheduling theory, compiler optimization, and fault
tolerant distributed computing. Simons currently serves on the President's
Export Council's Subcommittee on Encryption, and she had been a member of
the Information Technology Working Group of the President's Council on the
Year 2000 Conversion.

Emerson Tiller is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin
where he co-directs the Center for Business, Technology and Law. Dr.
Tiller researches, writes, and teaches about Internet issues, including
those relating to the ICANN and the Internet domain name system. He has
received grants to study Internet issues from the National Academy of
Science and the Society for Information Management. He has published in
the most prestigious academic journals in his field, including the Yale
Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the Journal of Law and Economics
and the Journal of Strategic Information Systems.

As editor of the publication Internet Law and Business, Dr. Tiller
reviews, summarizes, and comments upon the major ICANN decisions involving
domain name disputes. He received his math and law degrees from Indiana
University, and his Ph.D. from Berkeley. Dr. Tiller is also the founder of
icannVote.com, a public information website explaining ICANN issues and
assisting in registration of ICANN members.

Karl Auerbach is senior researcher in the Advanced Internet Architecture
group in the Office of the Chief Strategy Officer at Cisco Systems.
Mr. Auerbach is presently engaged in research projects aimed at
reducing the costs associated with installing, operating, troubleshooting,
and managing networks. His recent work has also included real-time
transport of high quality audio and video over the net, content management,
IP multicast, and quality of service. In addition to his technical work,

Mr. Auerbach has been an attorney in California since 1978. He is currently
a member of the Intellectual Property Section of he California State Bar.
Mr. Auerbach's work on Internet technology started in the early 1970's.
He has been a long-time member of the Internet Engineering Task Force
(IETF), has founded both Epilogue Technology Corporation and Empirical
Tools and Technologies, Inc. and has been closely involved with several
other startups. He is the co-founder of the Boston Working Group and
has been involved in the issue of Internet governance for several years.

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (http://www.eff.org) is the leading
civil liberties organization working to protect rights in the digital world.
Founded in 1990, EFF actively encourages and challenges industry and
government to support free expression, privacy, and openness in the
information society. EFF is a member-supported organization and
maintains one of the most-linked-to Web sites in the world.

John Marttila
Electronic Frontier Foundation
415-436-9333 ex 107

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