Jim Buckmaster

Jim Buckmaster is as unusual a CEO as the site he represents. He’s often described as anti-establishment, still believes in the internet’s potential for social good, used to make his own tofu and bread and even lived ‘without a set address’ for some months in the early 90s. And he’s very laid back. In fact, he’s surprisingly laid back for a CEO who could be about to get his ass sued by eBay.

In April the auction giant filed a lawsuit, claiming founder Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster had ‘unfairly diluted’ eBay’s stake in Craigslist (which eBay had obtained from an unknown investor in 2004), meaning it could no longer elect a director to the Craigslist board. A few weeks later Craigslist hit back, counter-suing eBay and alleging unlawful and unfair competition, trademark infringement and a range of other things. At the heart of the argument is Kijiji, eBay’s fast-growing rival classified ads site, which seems to have made the two directors worried that Craigslist could become a victim of a hostile takeover.

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