The European Regional At-Large organization (Euralo for short) has selected its first board and ALAC representatives.
I share Thomas Roessler‘s disappointment on the process. The goal of some was clearly to exclude people based on their affiliation. The tactic was to nominate newcomers from outside the European ICANN community, of course not telling them which game they were playing in. Added to that was the politically correct concept of “diversity”. This means in this case discriminating in favour of women and Eastern Europe. It thus also means discriminating against males and Western Europe. I frankly thought that discrimination based on gender or origin was a concept of the previous century.
All this for the sole purpose of pushing on the side those who invested a lot of time over the years into ICANN and ALAC processes. If this is an added value to ICANN and ALAC, I do not know. Frankly, I am skeptic. Time will tell.
From now on, I will watch from the outside. So long, guys.