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Thoughts and Commentary by Karl Auerbach

Locus ab auctoritate .. est infirmissimus.
(The argument from authority is the weakest.)
– Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274).

A Short Biography of Karl Auerbach
Sunday, 27 May 2007 13:09

Mr. Auerbach is Chief Technology Officer at InterWorking Labs in Scotts Valley, California.

Mr. Auerbach is the former North American publicly elected member of the Board of Directors of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

Karl Auerbach was formerly a senior researcher in the Advanced Internet Architecture group in the Office of the Chief Strategy Officer at Cisco Systems.

In addition to his technical work, Mr. Auerbach has been an attorney in California since 1978. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Section of he California State Bar.

Mr. Auerbach has been named as a Yuen Fellow of Law and Technology at the California Institute of Technology and Loyola of Los Angeles Law School.  He has also received the Norbert Wiener Award from the Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR).

Mr. Auerbach has been working on Internet and operating system technology since the early 1970's.  He has been a long-time member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Mr. Auerbach founded both Epilogue Technology Corporation and Empirical Tools and Technologies, Inc.  He has been closely involved with several other startups including Precept Software where in the mid 1990's he architected and implemented IP/TV, a pioneering product for internet distribution of entertainment grade video over the internet.

He is a co-founder of the Boston Working Group and has been involved in the issue of Internet governance for several years.

Mr. Auerbach is helping to create a an open voting system. He is on the Board of Directors of the Open Voting Consortium.

He is also a "Pioneer Member" of the Internet Society.

In his spare time he does backstage work with a professional theatre company and also is helping to restore a 1923 mainline steam locomotive.

His home page is at http://www.cavebear.com/ and he maintains a blog at http://www.cavebear.com/cbblog/

InterWorking Labs may be found on the web at http://www.iwl.com/

 
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