Electronic Frontier Foundation
Having now served 10 years as chairman, it is time to rotate out, and I am happy to report the election of John Buckman, founder of Magnitune and Bookmooch (among other ventures) as our new chair. As a part-time resident of Europe, John will, like me, offer an international perspective to the EFF’s efforts. Pam Samuelson, a law-professor of stunning reputation and credentials, will act as vice-chair during the coming 5-year term, replacing John Perry Barlow.
I would love to claim credit for the EFF’s tremendous growth and success during my tenure, but the truth is that our active and star-studded board is a board of equals. We all take an active role in setting policy and attempting to guide the organization in its mission to protect important freedoms in the online world. While it would shock most of my previous employees, my board management has been very laissez-faire. I and the other board members try to let our great team do their stuff.