Announcement of IAB member selection

Ralph Droms <rdroms@cisco.com> Sat, 01 April 2006 12:15 UTC

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I am pleased to announce that the 2005-2006 NomCom selection and
confirmation process to fill the IAB seat vacated by Pekka Nikander's
resignation is complete.  At this time, on behalf of the NomCom, the
new member of the IAB is:

Bert, Bert@secret-wg.org

Bert will complete the remainder of Pekka's term.  The Nomcom
considered Bert's extensive travel and acquaintances with leaders and
personalities around the world.  Although there was question about
Bert's technical accomplishments, his other experience will materially
help the IAB with its representational duties.  The NomCom was also
concerned about Bert's willingness to contribute to IAB activities as
Bert is usually a silent participant in public events.  However, we
note the eloquence and clarity of reasoning Bert demonstrated on video
at IETF 65 in his congratulation to the IETF on its 20th anniversary.

A further consideration is whether Bert would be able to serve a full
term, as it has been rumored he is a candidate to replace Vint Cerf as
chair of ICANN when Vint's term expires.  His photograph count is
approaching Vint's and he has accumulated a similar number of frequent
flyer miles.  Bert was not able to commit, but indicated he has not
yet been offered the ICANN role.

The NomCom joins the rest of the IETF community in thanking Bert for
volunteering his valuable time and extraordinary skills to the IAB,
the IETF comunity and the Internet.

- Ralph Droms (chair), for the 2005-2006 IETF Nominating Committee
  April 1, 2006

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