[AfrICANN-discuss] From ISOC - Call for Nominations for the Jonathan B. Postel Service Award

Vincent Ocran ocranve at gmail.com
Sun Aug 5 15:05:27 SAST 2007

I think there should be an award for Anne-Rachel Inne within Afrinic. She
seems to be single handedly keeping us all informed and updated on issue.
With some of us having a very tight working life, what would we have done
without this super lady. Rachel I say thank you.

On 03/08/07, Anne-Rachel Inné <annerachel at gmail.com> wrote:
> Each year, the Internet Society awards the Jonathan B. Postel Service
> Award.  The award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding
> contributions in service to the data communications community.  The award
> includes a presentation crystal and a prize of USD 20,000.  This year the
> award will be made during the 70th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
> meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2-7 December 2007.  The
> deadline for nominations is 17 September 2007.
> About the Award
> The award was established by the Internet Society to recognize and
> commemorate the extraordinary stewardship exercised by Jonathan B. Postel
> over the course of a thirty year career in networking.  Between 1971 and
> 1998, Jon managed, nurtured and transformed the RFC series of notes created
> by Steve Crocker in 1969.  He also served as the ARPANET "numbers Czar" and
> Internet Assigned Numbers Authority over the same period of time.  He was a
> founding member of the Internet Architecture (nee Activities) Board and the
> first individual member of the Internet Society, where he also served as a
> Trustee.  For more information on Jon Postel's life and contributions.
> The Jonathan B. Postel Service Award is to honor an individual who has
> provided similar sustained and substantial technical contributions, service
> to the community, and leadership.  With respect to leadership, the committee
> places particular emphasis on candidates who have supported and enabled
> others in addition to their own specific actions.
> Award Nomination Procedure
> The nominee does not need to be a member of ISOC. However, the nominator
> does need to be an ISOC member in good standing. Nominate via email to
> <postel2007 at isoc.org>, and include the following details:
>     1. Name and Email address of nominee
>     2. CV/Bio of nominee
>     3. Statement of recommendation including specific acts, works,
> contributions, and other criteria that would show the nominee to fit the
> standard set by Jon Postel. It should be clear from your statement that
> your nominee has performed in this manner over a long period of time, not
> simply that the nominee has done several significant things in the area of
> data communications and the Internet. Please include corroborating
> references with their name, email address, and telephone number. Conclude
> with your postal address, ISOC member number, and telephone number as well
> as the postal address, telephone and fax number of the nominee.
> Thank you in advance for your support,
> The Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2007 Nominating Committee
> --
> Anne-Rachel Inne
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Vincent Ocran

"If you are being groomed to capture an elephant,
you do not rush to capture a mouse"
Ghanaian-Akan Proverb .
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