From: m...@eff.org (Stanton McCandlish)
Subject: EFF Peronnel Announcements - corrected
Date: 22 Dec 1994 17:44:36 -0600
Organization: UTexas Mail-to-News Gateway
[corrected info on David Farber. Apologies for any confusion.]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Personnel Announcements at EFF.
Contact: EFF: Andrew Taubman <d...@eff.org>, +1 202 861 7700
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced today several
significant personnel changes. EFF is a non-profit, public interest
organization that seeks to protect and enhance the growth of "Cyberspace"
(the Global Information Infrastructure) as a diverse, free, responsible and
David Johnson has been named Chair of the EFF Board of Directors and Senior
Policy Fellow of EFF. Johnson, an EFF Board member since 1993, has been
practicing computer law with the Washington, DC, law firm of Wilmer,
Cutler & Pickering. He has direct experience with computer networks as
Chairman of LEXIS Counsel Connect (an on-line system for lawyers). He joins
Andrew Taubman, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, who began
at EFF in September of 1994.
Esther Dyson has been named Vice-Chair and will serve on the EFF Executive
Committee. Dyson is President of EDventure Holdings Inc., a venture
capital firm focused on emerging information technologies, particularly in
Eastern Europe. Dyson is a member of the US National Information
Infrastructure Advisory Council, has board memberships at the Global
Business Network, Perot Systems, the Santa Fe Institute, and is a founding
member of the Software Publishers Association.
Johnson and Dyson join David J. Farber and Rob Glaser on the EFF
Executive Committee. Farber holds the Alfred Fitler Moore Professorship
of Telecommunications at the University of Pennsylvania, is a fellow at the
Annenberg School for Public Policy and at the Glocom Institute in Japan and
was one of the creators of many of the parts that evolved into the modern
Internet - such as CSNet, CREN, and NSFNet. Glaser is President and CEO of
Progressive Networks, an interactive media and services company and serves
on such boards as the Foundation for National Programs and the Washington
Public Affairs Network.
EFF co-founders Mitchell Kapor (immediate past Chair) and John Perry Barlow
(immediate past Vice-Chair) remain Directors and will continue to
participate actively in the development and implementation of EFF policy
Also announced, Jerry Berman, who held the position of Policy Director, has
left EFF. Janlori Goldman and Daniel Weitzner, who have worked closely
with Mr. Berman over the years, and other policy staff members, also have
left to establish with Mr. Berman a new organization to be called the
Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT). EFF wishes CDT success in its
new venture and thanks Jerry and his colleagues for their substantial
contributions over the past three years.
In 1995, EFF will continue to pursue its policy mission of protecting the
health and growth of the global computer networks. The 1995 policy agenda
includes such projects as an innovative new "State of the Net" report;
studies of the implications of the global nature of the net for
jurisdictional and governance questions; a study of the protection of
intellectual property on networks; and efforts to preserve the free
flow of information across the Global Information Infrastructure. EFF
expects to continue to intervene actively to counter threats to
computer-mediated commmuniations networks, and virtual communities, such
as limitations on the use of cryptography and intrusions into personal
privacy, as it has in previous years.
<A HREF="http://www.eff.org/~mech/mech.html"> Stanton McCandlish
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