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Source: Wired - Posted by Jen Olson   
Hacks/Cracks As a European intellectual distrustful of U.S. influence, Mueller-Maguhn can be counted on to make a splash when the ICANN board meets in California next month. Among his first priorities will be explaining to an American audience just what the term . . . As a European intellectual distrustful of U.S. influence, Mueller-Maguhn can be counted on to make a splash when the ICANN board meets in California next month. Among his first priorities will be explaining to an American audience just what the term "hacker" means when used in a European context and what it does not mean. Although in the 1980s the CCC was famous for the kind of corporate hacking that gets wide attention, for many years now the group has been more a public-minded think tank than a haven for mischief-makers.

Mueller-Maguhn earned his spot among the 19 board members by receiving 5,948 votes in Europe, more than twice as many as the next candidate. If he has his way, he will use his new international visibility to help Americans see hacking as a point of view, a way of thinking, and not as a pejorative term.

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