Re: [ga] It's Time for Paul Twomey to Step Down as CEO of ICANN
The only thing I would blame Paul for is to have kept ICANN alive, and even to have developed it, with his Australian determination and crowd. No one could be as good in delaying so much all the vital issues that others are not ready to address. I do not know if Paul is really a bureaucrat, but he played a very good bureaucrat part in the wait IAB would eventually play an architectural part, the IETF a technical part, the USG a political part. I would really enjoy if he goes: problems would emerge a plenty. We would forced to solve them instead of hoping for a lazy status quo, while protesting it is under an USG control, knowing that real developments would call for ideas, decisions, work and changes.
jfc At 16:18 09/09/2007, Danny Younger wrote:
>From Frank Shilling's Seven Mile blog: [excerpt] "I began to reflect on Paul Twomey's tenure as CEO of ICANN.. Has he done that great a job? Could the organization have done just as well without him? Should we be satisfied with this level of public service? Don't get me wrong, Paul looks and talks the part .. He has been a fine bureaucrat, but ICANN needs a leader who can do better than simply react and fill the vacuum. The organization needs more of a MacArthur or a Mulholland and less of a Gerald Ford. I am not a "burning bush" of answers but believe ICANN can do better. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has plenty of capable bureaucrats. I suggest it's time for Paul Twomey to step down and allow a fresh face to re-invigorate the organization. We need less "virtual reality" and healthy dose of "reality" at ICANN.. Let's start at the top." http://frankschilling.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/09/its-time-for-pa.html >From what I recall, Paul has les than a year left on his contract with another option year outstanding. As for my view on Paul's performance... hmmm, it seems to me that things just haven't been getting done at ICANN unless a calamity comes along that forces the issue -- the organization always seems to be in a continuous put-out-the-fire mode. But should Paul be blamed for this state of affairs, or should the blame be shouldered by the ICANN Board? Ask yourself this question: What's the point of having an operational plan if at the end of the year no one on the Board says, "Hey, what the hell happened with Project IK -- Review the UDRP for Effectiveness?" If the Board is failing to hold the Management Branch accountable, then the bigger problem is with the Board. Paul may be a convenient symbol to attack but a lacklustre inattentive Board is more likely the true source of the problems. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Got a little couch potato? Check out fun summer activities for kids.http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=oni_on_mail&p=summer+activities+for+kids&cs=bz