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RFC 7691: Updating the Term Dates of IETF Administrative Oversight Committee
(IAOC) Members
BCP 113
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<front> <front>
<title abbrev="IASA2">Structure of the IETF Administrative Support Activity, Version 2.0</title>
<title abbrev="IASA 2.0">Structure of the IETF Administrative Support Activi
ty, Version 2.0</title>
<seriesInfo name="RFC" value="8711"/>
<seriesInfo name="BCP" value="101"/>
<author initials="B." surname="Haberman" fullname="Brian Haberman"> <author initials="B." surname="Haberman" fullname="Brian Haberman">
<organization>Johns Hopkins University</organization> <organization>Johns Hopkins University</organization>
<address> <address>
<email>brian@innovationslab.net</email> <email>brian@innovationslab.net</email>
</address> </address>
</author> </author>
<author initials="J." surname="Hall" fullname="Joseph Lorenzo Hall"> <author initials="J." surname="Hall" fullname="Joseph Lorenzo Hall">
<organization>CDT</organization> <organization>Internet Society</organization>
<address> <address>
<email>joe@cdt.org</email> <email>hall@isoc.org</email>
</address> </address>
</author> </author>
<author initials="J." surname="Livingood" fullname="Jason Livingood"> <author initials="J." surname="Livingood" fullname="Jason Livingood">
<organization>Comcast</organization> <organization>Comcast</organization>
<address> <address>
<email>jason_livingood@comcast.com</email> <email>jason_livingood@comcast.com</email>
</address> </address>
</author> </author>
<date year="2020" month="January"/>
<date year="2019" month="April" day="12"/>
<area>General</area> <area>General</area>
<workgroup>IASA2</workgroup> <workgroup>IASA2</workgroup>
<keyword>Internet-Draft</keyword> <keyword>IASA</keyword>
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IETF LLC Board
Board of Directors of the IETF LLC
Board
IETF LLC Agreement
LLC Agreement
ISOC/IETF LLC Agreement
Please note that we updated the document to use the following consistently:
IASA 2.0 (instead of IASA2 - except where it refers to the WG)
IETF Administrative Support Activity, version 2.0
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<abstract>
<t>The IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA) was originally
established in 2005. In the years since then, the needs of the IETF established in 2005. In the years since then, the needs of the IETF
evolved in ways that required changes to its administrative evolved in ways that required changes to its administrative
structure. The purpose of this document is to document and describe structure. The purpose of this RFC is to document and describe
the IETF Administrative Support Activity, version 2 (IASA 2.0). It the IETF Administrative Support Activity, version 2.0 (IASA 2.0). It
defines the roles and responsibilities of the IETF Administration LLC defines the roles and responsibilities of the IETF Administration LLC
Board, the IETF Executive Director, and the Internet Society in the Board (IETF LLC Board), the IETF Executive Director, and the Internet Society in the
fiscal and administrative support of the IETF standards process. It fiscal and administrative support of the IETF standards process. It
also defines the membership and selection rules for the IETF also defines the membership and selection rules for the IETF
Administration LLC Board.</t> LLC Board.</t>
<t>This document obsoletes RFC 4071, RFC 4333, and RFC 7691.</t>
<t>This document obsoletes RFC 4071, RFC 4333, and RFC 7691.</t>
</abstract> </abstract>
</front> </front>
<middle> <middle>
<section anchor="introduction" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="introduction" title="Introduction"> <name>Introduction</name>
<t>The IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA) was originally
<t>The IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA) was originally
established in 2005. In the years since then, the needs of the established in 2005. In the years since then, the needs of the
IETF evolved in ways that required changes to its administrative IETF evolved in ways that required changes to its administrative
structure. The purpose of this document is to document and describe structure. The purpose of this document is to document and describe
the IASA 2.0 structure.</t> the IASA 2.0 structure.</t>
<t>Under IASA 2.0, the work of the IETF's administrative and fundraising
<t>Under IASA 2.0, the work of the IETF’s administrative and fundraising
tasks is conducted by an administrative organization, the IETF Administration tasks is conducted by an administrative organization, the IETF Administration
Limited Liability Company (“IETF LLC”). Under this structure, the IETF LLC (IETF LLC). Under this structure, the IETF
Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) is eliminated, and its oversight Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) is eliminated, and its oversight
and advising functions transferred to the IETF LLC Board.</t> and advising functions transferred to the IETF LLC Board.</t>
<t>The IETF LLC provides the corporate legal home for the IETF, the Intern
<t>The IETF LLC provides the corporate legal home for the IETF, the Internet et
Architecture Board (IAB), and the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), and Architecture Board (IAB), and the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), and
financial support for the operation of the RFC Editor.</t> financial support for the operation of the RFC Editor.</t>
<t><xref target="I-D.haberman-iasa20dt-recs" format="default"/> discusses
<t><xref target="I-D.haberman-iasa20dt-recs"/> discusses the challenges facing t the challenges facing the
he
original IASA structure as well as several options for reorganizing the original IASA structure as well as several options for reorganizing the
IETFs administration under different legal structures. This document IETF's administration under different legal structures. This document
outlines how the chosen option is structured and describes how outlines how the chosen option is structured and describes how
the organization fits together with existing and new IETF the organization fits together with existing and new IETF
community structures.</t> community structures.</t>
<t>Under IASA 2.0, most of the responsibilities that <xref target="RFC4071
<t>Under IASA 2.0, most of the responsibilities that <xref target="RFC4071"/> as " format="default"/> assigned to
signed to
the IETF Administrative Director (IAD) and the Internet Society (ISOC) were the IETF Administrative Director (IAD) and the Internet Society (ISOC) were
transferred to the IETF LLC and IETF Administration LLC Executive Director transferred to the IETF LLC and IETF Administration LLC Executive Director
(IETF Executive Director). It is the job of the IETF LLC to meet the (IETF Executive Director). It is the job of the IETF LLC to meet the
administrative needs of the IETF and to ensure that the IETF LLC meets the administrative needs of the IETF and to ensure that the IETF LLC meets the
needs of the IETF community.</t> needs of the IETF community.</t>
<t>Eliminating the IAOC meant that changes were required in how
<t>Eliminating the IAOC meant that changes were required in how
trustees could be appointed to the IETF Trust. The details of how this trustees could be appointed to the IETF Trust. The details of how this
is done are outside the scope of this document but are covered in is done are outside the scope of this document but are covered in
<xref target="I-D.ietf-iasa2-trust-update"/>.</t> <xref target="RFC8714" format="default"/>.</t>
<t>This document obsoletes <xref target="RFC4071" format="default"/>, whic
<t>This document obsoletes <xref target="RFC4071"/>, which specified the origina h specified the original IASA,
l IASA, <xref target="RFC4333" format="default"/>, which specified the selection guideli
<xref target="RFC4333"/>, which specified the selection guidelines and process f nes and process for IAOC
or IAOC members, and <xref target="RFC7691" format="default"/>, which specified terms fo
members and <xref target="RFC7691"/>, which specified terms for IAOC members.</t r IAOC members.</t>
> </section>
<section anchor="scope-limitation" numbered="true" toc="default">
</section> <name>Scope Limitation</name>
<section anchor="scope-limitation" title="Scope Limitation"> <t>The document does not propose any changes related to the
<t>The document does not propose any changes related to the
standards process as currently conducted standards process as currently conducted
by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) and Internet by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) and Internet
Architecture Board (IAB) (see BCP 9 <xref target="RFC2026"/>, BCP 39 <xref targe Architecture Board (IAB) (see BCP 9 <xref target="RFC2026" format="default"/> an
t="RFC2850"/>). In addition, no changes are made to the appeals d
chain, the process for making and confirming IETF and IAB appointments (see BCP BCP 39 <xref target="RFC2850" format="default"/>). In addition, no changes are m
10 <xref target="I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc7437bis"></xref>), ade to the appeals
the technical work of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) (see BCP 8 <xref t chain, the process for making and confirming IETF and IAB appointments (see
arget="RFC2014"/>), or to BCP 10 <xref target="RFC8713" format="default"/>),
ISOC’s membership in or support of other organizations.</t> the technical work of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) (see <xref
target="RFC2014" format="default"/>), or to ISOC's membership in or support of o
</section> ther organizations.</t>
<section anchor="llc-agreement-with-the-internet-society" title="LLC Agreement w </section>
ith the Internet Society"> <section anchor="llc-agreement-with-the-internet-society" numbered="true" to
c="default">
<t>The LLC Agreement between the IETF LLC and ISOC is available <name>LLC Agreement with the Internet Society</name>
at <xref target="IETF-LLC-A"/>. This IASA2 structure, and thus this document, <t>The LLC Agreement between the IETF LLC and ISOC is available
at <xref target="IETF-LLC-A" format="default"/>. This IASA 2.0 structure, and th
us this document,
depends on the LLC Agreement and will refer to it to help depends on the LLC Agreement and will refer to it to help
explain certain aspects of the legal explain certain aspects of the legal
relationship between the IETF LLC and ISOC.</t> relationship between the IETF LLC and ISOC.</t>
<t>The LLC Agreement was developed
<t>The LLC Agreement was developed
between legal representatives of the IETF and ISOC and includes all between legal representatives of the IETF and ISOC and includes all
critical terms of the relationship, while still enabling maximum critical terms of the relationship, while still enabling maximum
unilateral flexibility for the IETF LLC Board. The LLC Agreement includes only basic unilateral flexibility for the IETF LLC Board. The LLC Agreement includes only basic
details about how the Board manages itself or manages IETF LLC staff, details about how the Board manages itself or manages IETF LLC staff,
so that the Board has flexibility to make changes without amending so that the Board has flexibility to make changes without amending
the agreement. The Board can independently develop policy or procedures the agreement. The Board can independently develop policy or procedures
documents that fill gaps.</t> documents that fill gaps.</t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="definitions-and-principles" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="definitions-and-principles" title="Definitions and Principles"> <name>Definitions and Principles</name>
<section anchor="terminology" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="terminology" title="Terminology"> <name>Terminology</name>
<t>Although most of the terms, abbreviations, and acronyms used in this
<t>Although most of the terms, abbreviations, and acronyms used in this
document are reasonably well known, first-time readers may find some document are reasonably well known, first-time readers may find some
terminology confusing. This section therefore attempts to provide a terminology confusing. This section therefore attempts to provide a
quick summary.</t> quick summary.</t>
<dl>
<dt>IAB:</dt> <dd>Internet Architecture Board (see <xref
target="RFC2026" format="default"/> and <xref target="RFC2850" format="de
fault"/>).</dd>
<t>IAB: Internet Architecture Board (see <xref target="RFC2026"/>, <xref target= <dt>IAD:</dt> <dd>IETF Administrative Director, a role obsoleted by this
"RFC2850"/>).</t> document
and the ISOC / IETF LLC Agreement (see <xref target="IETF-LLC-A" format="default
<t>IAD: IETF Administrative Director, a role obsoleted by this document "/>) and replaced by the
and the ISOC/IETF LLC Agreement (<xref target="IETF-LLC-A"/>) and replaced by th IETF LLC Executive Director.</dd>
e <dt>IAOC:</dt> <dd>IETF Administrative Oversight Committee, a committee
IETF LLC Executive Director.</t> that oversaw
<t>IAOC: IETF Administrative Oversight Committee, a committee that oversaw
IETF administrative activity. The IAOC is obsoleted by this document and IETF administrative activity. The IAOC is obsoleted by this document and
replaced by the IETF LLC Board. The IETF Trust was formerly populated by replaced by the IETF LLC Board. The IETF Trust was formerly populated by
IAOC members. Its membership is now distinct from that of the IETF LLC IAOC members. Its membership is now distinct from that of the IETF LLC
Board (See <xref target="I-D.ietf-iasa2-trust-update"/>).)</t> Board (see <xref target="RFC8714" format="default"/>).</dd>
<dt>IASA:</dt> <dd>The IETF Administrative Support Activity, consists of
<t>IASA: The IETF Administrative Support Activity, consists of the IETF the IETF
LLC board, employees, and contractors. Uses of the term ‘IASA’ as LLC Board, employees, and contractors. Uses of the term 'IASA' as
a proper noun may imply a subset of these roles, or all of them.</t> a proper noun may imply a subset of these roles, or all of them.</dd>
<dt>IASA 2.0:</dt> <dd>The IETF Administrative Support Activity,
<t>IASA 2.0: Version 2.0 of the IETF Administrative Support Activity, version 2.0 (defined by this document).</dd>
defined by this document.</t> <dt>IESG:</dt> <dd>Internet Engineering Steering Group (see <xref
target="RFC2026" format="default"/> and
<t>IESG: Internet Engineering Steering Group (see <xref target="RFC2026"/>, <xref target="RFC3710" format="default"/>).</dd>
<xref target="RFC3710"/>).</t> <dt>IETF:</dt> <dd>Internet Engineering Task Force (see <xref target="RF
C3233" format="default"/>).</dd>
<t>IETF: Internet Engineering Task Force (see <xref target="RFC3233"/>).</t> <dt>IETF Administration LLC:</dt> <dd>The legal entity - a disregarded L
imited Liability Company
<t>IETF Administration LLC: The legal entity - a disregarded Limited Liability C
ompany
(LLC) of The Internet Society - established to provide a corporate legal framewo rk (LLC) of The Internet Society - established to provide a corporate legal framewo rk
for facilitating current and future activities related to the IETF, IAB, and IRT F. for facilitating current and future activities related to the IETF, IAB, and IRT F.
It was established by the ISOC/IETF LLC Agreement (<xref target="IETF-LLC-A"/>) It was established by the ISOC / IETF LLC Agreement (see <xref target="IETF-LLC-
and is referred A" format="default"/>) and is referred
to as “IETF LLC.”</t> to as "IETF LLC".</dd>
<dt>IETF LLC Executive Director:</dt> <dd>the Executive Director for the
<t>IETF LLC Executive Director: the Executive Director for the IETF LLC, respons IETF LLC, responsible
ible for day-to-day administrative and operational direction (see <xref target="staff
for day-to-day administrative and operational direction (See <xref target="staff -responsibilities" format="default"/>).
-responsibilities"/>). Also referred to as "IETF Executive Director".</dd>
Also referred to as “IETF Executive Director”.</t> <dt>IETF LLC Board:</dt> <dd>The Board of Directors of the IETF LLC. The
IETF LLC
<t>IETF LLC Board: The Board of Directors of the IETF LLC. The IETF LLC Board is formally a multi-member "manager" of the IETF LLC on behalf
Board is formally a multi-member “manager” of the IETF LLC on behalf of ISOC (see <xref target="board-responsibilities" format="default"/>).</dd>
of ISOC (See <xref target="board-responsibilities"/>).</t> <dt>ISOC:</dt> <dd>Internet Society (see <xref target="RFC8712" format="
default"/> and <xref target="ISOC" format="default"/>).</dd>
<t>ISOC: Internet Society (see <xref target="I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis"/> and <x </dl>
ref target="ISOC"/>).</t> </section>
<section anchor="key-differences-from-the-old-iasa-structure-to-iasa-20" n
</section> umbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="key-differences-from-the-old-iasa-structure-to-iasa-20" title=" <name>Key Differences from the Old IASA Structure to IASA 2.0</name>
Key Differences From the Old IASA Structure to IASA 2.0"> <ul spacing="normal">
<li>The IAOC and IAD roles defined in RFC 4071 are eliminated.</li>
<t><list style="symbols"> <li>The former ISOC and IAD responsibilities are assigned to a new
<t>The IAOC and IAD roles defined in RFC 4071 are eliminated.</t> organization, IETF Administration LLC.</li>
<t>The former ISOC and IAD responsibilities are assigned to a new <li>The Board of Directors of the IETF LLC -- formally a multi-member
organization, IETF Administration LLC.</t> "manager" of the IETF LLC on behalf of ISOC -- assumes the oversight responsibil
<t>The Board of Directors of the IETF LLC formally a multi-member “manager” ities from the IAOC.</li>
of the IETF LLC on behalf of ISOC assumes the oversight responsibilities from <li>The Board of the IETF LLC is more focused on strategy and oversigh
the IAOC.</t> t than the IAOC was, with the IETF Executive Director and their team in charge o
<t>The Board of the IETF LLC is more focused on strategy and oversight than th f day-to-day operations.</li>
e IAOC was, with the IETF Executive Director and their team in charge of day-to- <li>The IAD role is replaced with the IETF Executive Director role.</l
day operations.</t> i>
<t>The IAD role is replaced with the IETF Executive Director role.</t> <li>The role that was previously referred to as "IETF Executive
<t>The role that was previously referred to as “IETF Executive Director" in older documents such as <xref target="RFC2026" format="default"/> i
Director” in older documents such as <xref target="RFC2026"/> is now “Managing s now "Managing
Director, IETF Secretariat”.</t> Director, IETF Secretariat".</li>
</list></t> </ul>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="llc-responsibilities" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="llc-responsibilities" title="General IETF LLC Responsibilities" <name>General IETF LLC Responsibilities</name>
> <t>The IETF LLC is established to provide administrative support to the
IETF. It has no authority over the standards development activities of the IETF.
<t>The IETF LLC is established to provide administrative support to the IETF. It </t>
has no authority over the standards development activities of the IETF.</t> <t>The responsibilities of the IETF LLC are:</t>
<ul spacing="normal">
<t>The responsibilities of the IETF LLC are:</t> <li>Operations. The IETF LLC is responsible for supporting the ongoing
operations of the IETF, including meetings and non-meeting activities.</li>
<t><list style="symbols"> <li>Finances. The IETF LLC is responsible for managing the IETF's fina
<t>Operations. The IETF LLC is responsible for supporting the ongoing operatio nces and budget.</li>
ns of the IETF, including meetings and non-meeting activities.</t> <li>Fundraising. The IETF LLC is responsible for raising money on beha
<t>Finances. The IETF LLC is responsible for managing the IETF’s finances and lf of the IETF.</li>
budget.</t> <li>Compliance. The IETF LLC is responsible for establishing and enfor
<t>Fundraising. The IETF LLC is responsible for raising money on behalf of the cing policies to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and rules.
IETF.</t> </li>
<t>Compliance. The IETF LLC is responsible for establishing and enforcing poli </ul>
cies to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and rules.</t> <t>The manner by which these responsibilities under the IETF LLC are org
</list></t> anized
is intended to address the problems described in Sections
<t>The manner by which these responsibilities under the IETF LLC are organized <xref target="I-D.haberman-iasa20dt-recs" section="3.1.1" sectionFormat="bare"/>
is intended to address the problems described in Sections 3.1.1., ,
3.1.2, and 3.1.3 of <xref target="I-D.haberman-iasa20dt-recs"/>. <xref target="I-D.haberman-iasa20dt-recs" section="3.1.2" sectionFormat="bare"/>
, and
<xref target="I-D.haberman-iasa20dt-recs" section="3.1.3" sectionFormat="bare"/>
of <xref target="I-D.haberman-iasa20dt-recs" format="default"/>.
Specifically, this is Specifically, this is
intended to bring greater clarity around roles, responsibilities, intended to bring greater clarity around roles, responsibilities,
representation, decision-making, and authority.</t> representation, decision-making, and authority.</t>
<t>In addition, by having the IETF LLC manage the IETF's finances and co
<t>In addition, by having the IETF LLC manage the IETF’s finances and conduct th nduct the IETF's fundraising, confusion about who is responsible for representin
e IETF’s fundraising, confusion about who is responsible for representing the IE g the IETF to sponsors and who directs the uses of sponsorship funds should be e
TF to sponsors and who directs the uses of sponsorship funds should have been el liminated. Finally, having the IETF LLC reside in a defined, distinct legal enti
iminated. Finally, having the IETF LLC reside in a defined, distinct legal entit ty, and taking responsibility for operations, enables the organization to execut
y, and taking responsibility for operations, enables the organization to execute e its own contracts without the need for review and approval by ISOC.</t>
its own contracts without the need for review and approval by ISOC.</t> </section>
<section anchor="principles" numbered="true" toc="default">
</section> <name>IETF LLC Working Principles</name>
<section anchor="principles" title="IETF LLC Working Principles"> <t>The IETF LLC is expected to conduct its work according to the followi
ng principles:</t>
<t>The IETF LLC is expected to conduct its work according to the following princ <ul spacing="normal">
iples:</t> <li>Transparency. The IETF LLC is expected to keep the IETF community
informed about its work,
<t><list style="symbols">
<t>Transparency. The IETF LLC is expected to keep the IETF community informed
about its work,
subject to reasonable confidentiality concerns, and to engage with the community to obtain subject to reasonable confidentiality concerns, and to engage with the community to obtain
consensus-based community input on key issues and otherwise as needed. The IETF community expects consensus-based community input on key issues and otherwise as needed. The IETF community expects
complete visibility into the financial and legal structure of the IETF LLC. This includes information complete visibility into the financial and legal structure of the IETF LLC. This includes information
about the IETF LLC annual budget and associated regular financial reports, resul ts of financial and any about the IETF LLC annual budget and associated regular financial reports, resul ts of financial and any
other independent audits, tax filings, significant contracts or other significan other independent audits, tax filings, significant contracts, or other significa
t long-term financial nt long-term financial
commitments that bind the IETF LLC. Whatever doesn’t have a specific commitments that bind the IETF LLC. Whatever doesn't have a specific
justification for being kept confidential is expected to be made public. The Boa rd is expected to develop justification for being kept confidential is expected to be made public. The Boa rd is expected to develop
and maintain a public list of confidential items, describing the nature of the i nformation and the reason and maintain a public list of confidential items, describing the nature of the i nformation and the reason
for confidentiality. The Board will also publish its operating procedures.</t> for confidentiality. The Board will also publish its operating procedures.</li>
<t>Responsiveness to the community. The IETF LLC is expected to act consistent <li>Responsiveness to the community. The IETF LLC is expected to act c
ly with the documented consensus of the IETF community, to be responsive to the onsistently with the documented consensus of the IETF community, to be responsiv
community’s needs, and to adapt its decisions in response to consensus-based com e to the community's needs, and to adapt its decisions in response to consensus-
munity feedback.</t> based community feedback.</li>
<t>Diligence. The IETF LLC is expected to act responsibly so as to minimize ri <li>Diligence. The IETF LLC is expected to act responsibly so as to mi
sks to IETF participants and to the future of the IETF as a whole, such as finan nimize risks to IETF participants and to the future of the IETF as a whole, such
cial risks.</t> as financial risks.</li>
<t>Unification: The IETF LLC provides the corporate legal home for the IETF, t <li>Unification: The IETF LLC provides the corporate legal home for th
he Internet e IETF, the Internet
Architecture Board (IAB), and the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), and Architecture Board (IAB), and the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), and
financial support for the operation of the RFC Editor.</t> financial support for the operation of the RFC Editor.</li>
<t>Transfer or Dissolution: Consistent with <xref target="IETF-LLC-A"/>, the I <li>Transfer or Dissolution: Consistent with <xref target="IETF-LLC-A"
ETF LLC subsidiary may be transferred from ISOC to format="default"/>, the IETF LLC subsidiary may be transferred from ISOC to
another organization, at the request of either party. Similarly, the IETF LLC ma y be dissolved if necessary. Should another organization, at the request of either party. Similarly, the IETF LLC ma y be dissolved if necessary. Should
either event occur, the IETF community should be closely involved in any decisio ns and plans. Any transfer, either event occur, the IETF community should be closely involved in any decisio ns and plans. Any transfer,
transition, or dissolution should be conducted carefully and with minimal potent transition, or dissolution should be conducted carefully and with minimal potent
ial disruption to the IETF.</t> ial disruption to the IETF.</li>
</list></t> </ul>
<t>The transparency and responsiveness principles are designed to addres
<t>The transparency and responsiveness principles are designed to address the co s the concern outlined in
ncern outlined in Section 3.3 of <xref target="I-D.haberman-iasa20dt-recs"/> abo <xref target="I-D.haberman-iasa20dt-recs" section="3.3" sectionFormat="of"/> abo
ut the need for improved timeliness of sharing of information and decisions and ut the need for improved timeliness of sharing of information and decisions and
seeking community comments. The issue of increased transparency was important th seeking community comments. The issue of increased transparency was important th
roughout the IASA 2.0 process, with little to no dissent. It was recognized tha roughout the IASA 2.0 process, with little to no dissent. It was recognized tha
t there will naturally be confidentiality requirements about some aspects of con t there will naturally be confidentiality requirements about some aspects of con
tracting, personnel matters, and other narrow areas.</t> tracting, personnel matters, and other narrow areas.</t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="principles-of-the-ietf-and-isoc-relationship" numbered="t
<section anchor="principles-of-the-ietf-and-isoc-relationship" title="Principles rue" toc="default">
of the IETF and ISOC Relationship"> <name>Principles of the IETF and ISOC Relationship</name>
<t>The principles of the relationship between the IETF and ISOC are outl
<t>The principles of the relationship between the IETF and ISOC are outlined in ined in <xref target="RFC8712" format="default"/>.
<xref target="I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis"/>.
In short, the IETF is responsible for the development of the Internet Standards and ISOC aids the IETF by In short, the IETF is responsible for the development of the Internet Standards and ISOC aids the IETF by
providing it a legal entity within which the IETF LLC exists, as well as with fi nancial support.</t> providing it a legal entity within which the IETF LLC exists, as well as with fi nancial support.</t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="relationship-of-the-ietf-llc-board-to-the-ietf-leadership
<section anchor="relationship-of-the-ietf-llc-board-to-the-ietf-leadership" titl " numbered="true" toc="default">
e="Relationship of the IETF LLC Board to the IETF Leadership"> <name>Relationship of the IETF LLC Board to the IETF Leadership</name>
<t>The IETF LLC Board is directly accountable to the IETF community for
<t>The IETF LLC Board is directly accountable to the IETF community for the the
performance of the IASA 2.0. However, the nature of the Board’s work performance of the IASA 2.0. However, the nature of the Board's work
involves treating the IESG, IRTF, and IAB as major internal customers of the involves treating the IESG, IRTF, and IAB as major internal customers of the
administrative support services. The Board and the IETF Executive Director shou ld not administrative support services. The Board and the IETF Executive Director shou ld not
consider their work successful unless the IESG, IRTF, and IAB are also consider their work successful unless the IESG, IRTF, and IAB are also
satisfied with the administrative support that the IETF is receiving.</t> satisfied with the administrative support that the IETF is receiving.</t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="review-of-ietf-executive-director-and-ietf-llc-board-deci
<section anchor="review-of-ietf-executive-director-and-ietf-llc-board-decisions" sions" numbered="true" toc="default">
title="Review of IETF Executive Director and IETF LLC Board Decisions"> <name>Review of IETF Executive Director and IETF LLC Board Decisions</na
<t>The IETF LLC Board is directly accountable to the IETF community for the perf me>
ormance of the IASA 2.0, including hiring and managing the IETF Executive Direct <t>The IETF LLC Board is directly accountable to the IETF community for
or. In extreme cases of dissatisfaction with the IETF LLC, the IETF community ca the performance of the IASA 2.0, including hiring and managing the IETF Executiv
n utilize the recall process as noted in <xref target="director-removal"/>.</t> e Director. In extreme cases of dissatisfaction with the IETF LLC, the IETF comm
unity can utilize the recall process as noted in <xref target="director-removal"
<t>Anyone in the community of IETF participants may ask the Board for a formal r format="default"/>.</t>
eview of a decision or action by the IETF Executive Director or Board if they be <t>Anyone in the community of IETF participants may ask the Board for a
lieve this was not undertaken in accordance with IETF BCPs or IETF formal review of a decision or action by the IETF Executive Director or Board if
they believe this was not undertaken in accordance with IETF BCPs or IETF
LLC Board policies and procedures.</t> LLC Board policies and procedures.</t>
<t>A formal request for review must be addressed to the IETF LLC Board c
<t>A formal request for review must be addressed to the IETF LLC Board chair and hair and must include a description of the decision or action to be reviewed, an
must include a description of the decision or action to be reviewed, an explana explanation of how, in the requestor's opinion, the decision or action violates
tion of how, in the requestor’s opinion, the decision or action violates the BCP the BCPs or IASA 2.0 operational guidelines, and a suggestion for how the situa
s or IASA 2.0 operational guidelines, and a suggestion for how the situation cou tion could be rectified.</t>
ld be rectified.</t> <t>The IETF LLC shall respond to such requests within a reasonable perio
d, typically within 90 days, and shall publicly publish information about the re
<t>The IETF LLC shall respond to such requests within a reasonable period, typic quest and the corresponding response and/or result.</t>
ally within 90 days, and shall publicly publish information about the request an </section>
d the corresponding response and/or result.</t> <section anchor="termination-and-change" numbered="true" toc="default">
<name>Termination and Change</name>
</section> <t>Any major change to the IASA 2.0 arrangements shall require
<section anchor="termination-and-change" title="Termination and Change">
<t>Any major change to the IASA 2.0 arrangements shall require
community consensus and deliberation and shall be reflected by a community consensus and deliberation and shall be reflected by a
subsequent Best Current Practice (BCP) document.</t> subsequent Best Current Practice (BCP) document.</t>
</section>
</section> </section>
</section> <section anchor="structure-of-iasa2" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="structure-of-iasa2" title="Structure of IASA2"> <name>Structure of IASA 2.0</name>
<section anchor="staff-responsibilities" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="staff-responsibilities" title="IETF Executive Director and Staf <name>IETF Executive Director and Staff Responsibilities</name>
f Responsibilities"> <t>The IETF LLC is led by an IETF Executive Director chosen by the Board
. The IETF Executive Director is responsible for managing the day-to-day operati
<t>The IETF LLC is led by an IETF Executive Director chosen by the Board. The IE ons of the IETF LLC, including hiring staff to perform various operational funct
TF Executive Director is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of t ions. The IETF Executive Director and any staff may be employees or independent
he IETF LLC, including hiring staff to perform various operational functions. Th contractors.</t>
e IETF Executive Director and any staff may be employees or independent contract <t>Allowing for the division of responsibilities among multiple staff me
ors.</t> mbers and contractors is designed to address some of the concerns raised in
Section <xref target="I-D.haberman-iasa20dt-recs" section="3.2" sectionFormat="b
<t>Allowing for the division of responsibilities among multiple staff members an are"/> (Lack of Resources) and
d contractors is designed to address some of the concerns raised in Section 3.2 Section <xref target="I-D.haberman-iasa20dt-recs" section="3.4" sectionFormat="b
(Lack of Resources) and Section 3.4 (Funding/Operating Model Mismatch and Rising are"/> (Funding/Operating Model Mismatch and Rising Costs) of <xref target="I-D.
Costs) of <xref target="I-D.haberman-iasa20dt-recs"/>.</t> haberman-iasa20dt-recs" format="default"/>.</t>
<t>Based on the amount of work previously undertaken by the IAD and othe
<t>Based on the amount of work previously undertaken by the IAD and others invol rs involved in the IETF administration, the design of the IETF LLC anticipated t
ved in the IETF administration, the design of the IETF LLC anticipated that the hat the IETF Executive Director may need to hire multiple additional staff membe
IETF Executive Director may need to hire multiple additional staff members. For rs. For example, resources to manage fundraising, to manage the various contract
example, resources to manage fundraising, to manage the various contractors that ors that are engaged to fulfill the IETF's administrative needs, and to support
are engaged to fulfill the IETF’s administrative needs, and to support outreach outreach and communications were envisioned.</t>
and communications were envisioned.</t> <t>The IETF has historically benefited from the use of contractors for
accounting, finance, meeting planning, administrative assistance,
<t>The IETF has historically benefited from the use of contractors for accountin legal counsel, tools, and web site support, as well as other services
g, finance, meeting planning, administrative assistance, legal counsel, tools, a related to the standards process (e.g., RFC Editor and IANA). Prior to ma
nd web site support, as well as other services related to the standards process king the transition from IASA to IASA 2.0, the IETF budget reflected specific su
(RFC Editor and IANA). Prior to making the transition from IASA to IASA 2.0, the pport from ISOC for communications and fundraising as well as some general suppo
IETF budget reflected specific support from ISOC for communications and fundrai rt for accounting, finance, legal, and other services. The division of responsib
sing as well as some general support for accounting, finance, legal, and other s ilities between staff and contractors is at the discretion of the IETF Executive
ervices. The division of responsibilities between staff and contractors is at th Director and their staff.</t>
e discretion of the IETF Executive Director and their staff.</t> <t>The IETF has a long history of community involvement in the execution
of certain administrative functions, in particular development of IETF tools, t
<t>The IETF has a long history of community involvement in the execution of cert he operation of the meeting network by the Network Operations Center (NOC), and
ain administrative functions, in particular development of IETF tools, the NOC’s some outreach and communications activities conducted by the Education and Mento
operation of the meeting network, and some outreach and communications activiti ring Directorate. The IETF LLC staff is expected to respect the IETF community's
es conducted by the Education and Mentoring Directorate. The IETF LLC staff is e wishes about community involvement in these and other functions going forward a
xpected to respect the IETF community’s wishes about community involvement in th s long as the staff feels that they can meet the otherwise-stated needs of the c
ese and other functions going forward as long as the staff feels that they can m ommunity. Establishing the framework to allow the IETF LLC to staff each adminis
eet the otherwise-stated needs of the community. Establishing the framework to a trative function as appropriate may require the IETF community to document its c
llow the IETF LLC to staff each administrative function as appropriate may requi onsensus expectations in areas where no documentation currently exists.</t>
re the IETF community to document its consensus expectations in areas where no d <t>In summary, the IETF Executive Director, with support from the team t
ocumentation currently exists.</t> hat they alone direct and lead, is responsible for:</t>
<ul spacing="normal">
<t>In summary, the IETF Executive Director, with support from the team that they <li>Developing and refining an annual budget and other strategic finan
alone direct and lead, is responsible for:</t> cial planning documents at the direction of the Board.</li>
<li>Executing on the annual budget, including reporting to the Board r
<t><list style="symbols"> egularly with forecasts and actual performance to budget.</li>
<t>Developing and refining an annual budget and other strategic financial plan <li>Hiring and/or contracting the necessary resources to meet their go
ning documents at the direction of the Board.</t> als, within the defined limits of the IETF
<t>Executing on the annual budget, including reporting to the Board regularly Executive Director's authority and within the approved budget. This includes man
with forecasts and actual performance to budget.</t> aging and leading any such
<t>Hiring and/or contracting the necessary resources to meet their goals, with resources, including performing regular performance reviews.</li>
in the defined limits of the IETF <li>Following the pre-approval guidelines set forth by the Board for c
Executive Director’s authority and within the approved budget. This includes man ontracts or other decisions that have financial costs that exceed a certain thre
aging and leading any such shold of significance. Such thresholds are expected to be set reasonably high so
resources, including performing regular performance reviews.</t> that the need for such approvals is infrequent and only occurs when something i
<t>Following the pre-approval guidelines set forth by the Board for contracts s truly significant or otherwise exceptional. It is expected that the IETF Execu
or other decisions that have financial costs that exceed a certain threshold of tive Director is sufficiently empowered to perform the job on a day-to-day basis
significance. Such thresholds are expected to be set reasonably high so that the , being held accountable for meeting high-level goals rather than being microman
need for such approvals is infrequent and only occurs when something is truly s aged.</li>
ignificant or otherwise exceptional. It is expected that the IETF Executive Dire <li>Regularly updating the Board on operations and other notable issue
ctor is sufficiently empowered to perform the job on a day-to-day basis, being h s as reasonable and appropriate.</li>
eld accountable for meeting high level goals rather than micromanaged.</t> <li>Ensuring that all staff and/or other resources comply with any app
<t>Regularly updating the Board on operations and other notable issues as reas licable policies established or approved by the Board, such as ethics guidelines
onable and appropriate.</t> and/or a code of conduct.</li>
<t>Ensuring that all staff and/or other resources comply with any applicable p </ul>
olicies established or approved by the Board, such as ethics guidelines and/or a </section>
code of conduct.</t> <section anchor="board-responsibilities" numbered="true" toc="default">
</list></t> <name>IETF LLC Board Responsibilities</name>
<t>This section is intended to provide a summary of key IETF LLC Board r
</section> esponsibilities,
<section anchor="board-responsibilities" title="IETF LLC Board Responsibilities"
>
<t>This section is intended to provide a summary of key IETF LLC Board responsib
ilities,
but the precise and legally binding responsibilities are defined in the LLC Agre ement but the precise and legally binding responsibilities are defined in the LLC Agre ement
<xref target="IETF-LLC-A"/> and applicable law. To the extent to which there are <xref target="IETF-LLC-A" format="default"/> and applicable law.
unintentional differences If there are unintentional differences or other
or other confusion between this document and these authoritative sources, these confusion, the LLC Agreement and applicable law are authoritative.</t>
sources will <t>Board members have fiduciary obligations imposed by the LLC Agreement
control over this document.</t> and applicable law,
including duties of loyalty, care, and good faith. The Board is responsible
<t>Board members have fiduciary obligations imposed by the LLC Agreement and app for setting broad strategic direction for the LLC, adopting an annual budget, hi
licable law, ring or terminating an
including duties of loyalty, care and good faith. The Board is responsible to se IETF Executive Director (or amending the terms of their engagement), adopting an
t broad strategic direction y employee benefit plans,
for the LLC, and adopt an annual budget, hire or terminate an consulting the relevant IETF communities on matters related to the LLC as approp
IETF Executive Director (or amend the terms of their engagement), adopt any empl riate, approving any
oyee benefit plans, changes to the LLC governance structure, incurring any debt, and approving enter
consult the relevant IETF communities on matters related to the LLC as appropria ing into agreements
te, approve any
changes to the LLC governance structure, incur any debt, and approve entering in
to agreements
that meet a significant materiality threshold to be determined by the Board. The IETF LLC that meet a significant materiality threshold to be determined by the Board. The IETF LLC
Board is expected to delegate management of day-to-day activities and related de cision-making to staff.</t> Board is expected to delegate management of day-to-day activities and related de cision-making to staff.</t>
<t>Per Section 5(d) of the LLC Agreement and as also described in
<t>Per Section 5(d) of the LLC Agreement and as also described in <xref target=" <xref target="principles" format="default"/> of this document, the Board
principles"/>, the Board shall, shall,
as appropriate, act transparently and provide the IETF community with an opportu nity to review as appropriate, act transparently and provide the IETF community with an opportu nity to review
and discuss any proposed changes to the IETF LLC structure prior to their adopti on.</t> and discuss any proposed changes to the IETF LLC structure prior to their adopti on.</t>
<t>The role of the Board is to ensure that the strategy and conduct of t
<t>The role of the Board is to ensure that the strategy and conduct of the IETF he IETF LLC is consistent with the IETF's needs -- both its concrete needs and i
LLC is consistent with the IETF’s needs both its concrete needs and its needs ts needs for transparency and accountability. The Board is not intended to dire
for transparency and accountability. The Board is not intended to directly defi ctly define the IETF's needs; to the extent that is required, the IETF community
ne the IETF’s needs; to the extent that is required, the IETF community should d should document its needs in consensus-based RFCs (e.g., as the community did i
ocument its needs in consensus-based RFCs (e.g., as the community did in <xref t n <xref target="RFC8718" format="default"/>) and provide more detailed input via
arget="I-D.ietf-mtgvenue-iaoc-venue-selection-process"/>) and provide more detai consultations with the Board (such as takes place on email discussion lists or
led input via consultations with the Board (such as takes place on email discuss at IETF meetings).</t>
ion lists or at IETF meetings).</t> <t>Key IETF LLC Board responsibilities include:</t>
<ul spacing="normal">
<t>Key IETF LLC Board responsibilities include:</t> <li>Setting broad strategic direction for the LLC.</li>
<li>Hiring or terminating an IETF Executive Director (or amending the
<t><list style="symbols"> terms of their engagement).</li>
<t>Set broad strategic direction for the LLC.</t> <li>Delegating management of day-to-day activities and related decisio
<t>Hire or terminate an IETF Executive Director (or amending the terms of thei n-making to staff.</li>
r engagement).</t> <li>Adopting any employee benefit plans.</li>
<t>Delegate management of day-to-day activities and related decision-making to <li>Consulting the relevant IETF communities on matters related to the
staff.</t> LLC, as appropriate.</li>
<t>Adopt any employee benefit plans.</t> <li>Approving any changes to the LLC governance structure.</li>
<t>Consult the relevant IETF communities on matters related to the LLC, as app <li>Adopting an annual budget and, as necessary, incur any debt.</li>
ropriate.</t> <li>Preparing accurate and timely financial statements for ISOC, in ac
<t>Approve any changes to the LLC governance structure.</t> cordance with generally
<t>Adopt an annual budget and, as necessary, incur any debt.</t> accepted accounting principles.</li>
<t>Prepare accurate and timely financial statements for ISOC, and in accordanc <li>Providing assistance to help facilitate ISOC's tax compliance, inc
e with generally luding but not limited to assistance related to preparing the Form 990 and respo
accepted accounting principles.</t> nding to any United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) questions and audits.<
<t>Provide assistance to help facilitate ISOC’s tax compliance, including but /li>
not limited to assistance related to preparing the Form 990 and responding to an <li>Approving entering into agreements that meet a significant materia
y IRS questions and audits.</t> lity threshold to be
<t>Approve entering into agreements that that meet a significant materiality t determined by the Board.</li>
hreshold to be <li>Limiting its activities to the purposes as set forth in Section 4
determined by the Board.</t> of the LLC Agreement, in a manner
<t>Limit its activities to the purposes as set forth in Section 4 of the LLC A consistent with ISOC's charitable purposes.</li>
greement, in a manner <li>Establishing an investment policy.</li>
consistent with ISOC’s charitable purposes.</t> <li>Using best efforts to conduct all of its activities in strict comp
<t>Establish an investment policy.</t> liance with the LLC Agreement and all
<t>Use best efforts to conduct all of its activities in strict compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.</li>
the LLC Agreement and all <li>Ensuring that IETF LLC is run in a manner that is transparent and
applicable laws, rules and regulations.</t> accountable to the IETF community.</li>
<t>Ensure that IETF LLC is run in a manner that is transparent and accountable <li>Developing policies, including those noted in <xref target="llc-po
to the IETF community;</t> licies" format="default"/>, procedures, and a compliance program.</li>
<t>Develop policies, including those noted in <xref target="llc-policies"/>), <li>Obtaining Commercial General Liability and other appropriate insur
procedures, and a compliance program.</t> ance policies, with
<t>Obtain Commercial General Liability and other appropriate insurance policie agreed-upon coverage limits.</li>
s, with <li>Recruiting new Directors for consideration in all of the various a
agreed-upon coverage limits.</t> ppointment processes.</li>
<t>Recruit new Directors for consideration in all of the various appointment p </ul>
rocesses.</t> </section>
</list></t> <section anchor="board-design-goals" numbered="true" toc="default">
<name>Board Design Goals</name>
</section> <t>A goal of this Board composition is to balance the need for the IETF
<section anchor="board-design-goals" title="Board Design Goals"> LLC to be accountable to the IETF community with the need for this Board to have
the expertise necessary to oversee a small non-profit company. The Board is sma
<t>A goal of this Board composition is to balance the need for the IETF LLC to b ller than the previous IAOC and the other leadership bodies of the IETF, in part
e accountable to the IETF community with the need for this Board to have the exp to keep the Board focused on its rather limited set of strategic responsibiliti
ertise necessary to oversee a small non-profit company. The Board is smaller tha es as noted in <xref target="board-responsibilities" format="default"/>.</t>
n the previous IAOC and the other leadership bodies of the IETF, in part to keep <t>This board structure, with limited strategic responsibilities noted i
the Board focused on its rather limited set of strategic responsibilities as no n <xref target="board-responsibilities" format="default"/> and limited size, tog
ted in <xref target="board-responsibilities"/>.</t> ether with the staff responsibilities noted in <xref target="staff-responsibilit
ies" format="default"/>, is designed to overcome the challenges described in
<t>This board structure, with limited strategic responsibilities noted in <xref <xref target="I-D.haberman-iasa20dt-recs" section="3.1.4" sectionFormat="of"/>
target="board-responsibilities"/> and limited size, together with the staff resp concerning oversight. This establishes a clear line of oversight over staff perf
onsibilities noted in <xref target="staff-responsibilities"/>, is designed to ov ormance: the IETF LLC Board oversees the IETF Executive Director's performance a
ercome the challenges described in Section 3.1.4 of <xref target="I-D.haberman-i nd has actual legal authority to remove a non-performing IETF Executive Director
asa20dt-recs"/> concerning oversight. This establishes a clear line of oversight . The IETF Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the
over staff performance: the IETF LLC Board oversees the IETF Executive Director IETF LLC.</t>
’s performance and has actual legal authority to remove a non-performing IETF Ex <t>Finally, the Board is expected to operate transparently, to further a
ecutive Director. The IETF Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day ddress the concern raised in
operation of the IETF LLC.</t> <xref target="I-D.haberman-iasa20dt-recs" section="3.3" sectionFormat="of"/>. Th
e default transparency rule arrived at during the IASA 2.0 design process is det
<t>Finally, the Board would be expected to operate transparently, to further add ailed in <xref target="principles" format="default"/>. The Board will need to es
ress the concern raised in Section 3.3 of <xref target="I-D.haberman-iasa20dt-re tablish how it will meet that commitment.</t>
cs"/>. The default transparency rule arrived at during the IASA 2.0 design proce </section>
ss is detailed above in <xref target="principles"/>. The Board will need to esta </section>
blish how it will meet that commitment.</t> <section anchor="board" numbered="true" toc="default">
<name>IETF LLC Board Membership, Selection, and Accountability</name>
</section> <t>The section outlines the composition of the IETF LLC Board, selection o
</section> f IETF LLC Board Directors, and related details.</t>
<section anchor="board" title="IETF LLC Board Membership, Selection and Accounta <section anchor="board-composition" numbered="true" toc="default">
bility"> <name>Board Composition</name>
<t>There is a minimum of 5 directors, which is expandable to 6 or 7.
<t>The section outlines the composition of the IETF LLC Board, selection of IETF The IETF LLC Board is comprised of the following:</t>
LLC Board Directors, and related details.</t> <ul spacing="normal">
<li>1 IETF Chair or delegate selected by the IESG</li>
<section anchor="board-composition" title="Board Composition"> <li>1 Appointed by the ISOC Board of Trustees</li>
<li>3 Selected by the IETF Nominating Committee (NomCom), confirmed by
<t>There is a minimum of 5 directors, expandable to 6 or 7.</t> the IESG</li>
<li>Up to 2 Appointed by the IETF LLC Board itself, on an as-needed ba
<t><list style="symbols"> sis, confirmed by the IESG</li>
<t>1 IETF Chair or delegate selected by the IESG</t> </ul>
<t>1 Appointed by the ISOC Board of Trustees</t> <t>For the first slot listed above, the presumption is that the IETF
<t>3 Selected by the IETF NomCom, confirmed by the IESG</t> Chair will serve on the board. At the IESG's discretion, another area
<t>Up to 2 Appointed by the IETF LLC board itself, on an as-needed basis, conf
irmed by the IESG</t>
</list></t>
<t>For the first slot listed above, the presumption is that the IETF
Chair will serve on the board. At the IESG’s discretion, another area
director may serve instead, or exceptionally the IESG may run a director may serve instead, or exceptionally the IESG may run a
selection process to appoint a director. The goal of having this slot selection process to appoint a director. The goal of having this slot
on the board is to maintain coordination and communication between the on the board is to maintain coordination and communication between the
board and the IESG.</t> board and the IESG.</t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="llc-directors" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="llc-directors" title="IETF LLC-Appointed Directors"> <name>IETF LLC-Appointed Directors</name>
<t>As noted above, a maximum of two Directors may be appointed by the
<t>As noted above, a maximum of two Directors may be appointed by the
IETF LLC Board. They can obviously choose to appoint none, one, or IETF LLC Board. They can obviously choose to appoint none, one, or
two. These appointments need not be on an exceptional basis, but two. These appointments need not be on an exceptional basis; they
can be routine, and may occur at any time of the year since it is can be routine, and may occur at any time of the year since it is
on an as-needed basis.</t> on an as-needed basis.</t>
<t>The appointment of a Board-appointed Director requires a two-thirds
<t>The appointment of a Board-appointed Director requires a two-thirds
majority vote of the Directors then in office, and the appointee shall majority vote of the Directors then in office, and the appointee shall
take office immediately upon appointment and IESG confirmation. The term of each appointment take office immediately upon appointment and IESG confirmation. The term of each appointment
is designated by the Board, with the maximum term being three years, is designated by the Board, with the maximum term being three years,
or until their earlier resignation, removal or death. The Board may or until their earlier resignation, removal, or death. The Board may
decide on a case-by-case basis how long each term shall be, factoring decide on a case-by-case basis how long each term shall be, factoring
in the restriction for consecutive terms in <xref target="term-limit"/>.</t> in the restriction for consecutive terms in <xref target="term-limit" format="de
fault"/>.</t>
</section> </section>
<section anchor="director-recruitment" title="Recruiting IETF LLC Board Director <section anchor="director-recruitment" numbered="true" toc="default">
s"> <name>Recruiting IETF LLC Board Directors</name>
<t>The Board itself is expected to take an active role in recruiting pot
<t>The Board itself is expected to take an active role in recruiting potential n ential new Directors, regardless of the process that may be used to appoint them
ew Directors, regardless of the process that may be used to appoint them. In par . In particular, the NomCom is primarily focused on considering requirements exp
ticular, the NomCom is primarily focused on considering requirements expressed b ressed by the Board and others, reviewing community feedback on candidates, cond
y the Board and others, reviewing community feedback on candidates, conducting c ucting candidate interviews, and ultimately appointing Directors. The Board and
andidate interviews, and ultimately appointing Directors. The Board and others others can recruit potential Directors and get them into the consideration proc
can recruit potential Directors and get them into the consideration process of t ess of the NomCom or into open consideration processes of the other appointing b
he NomCom or into open considerations processes of the other appointing bodies i odies if those bodies choose to use such processes.</t>
f those bodies choose to use such processes.</t> </section>
<section anchor="term-length" numbered="true" toc="default">
</section> <name>IETF LLC Board Director Term Length</name>
<section anchor="term-length" title="IETF LLC Board Director Term Length"> <t>The term length for a Director is three years. The exceptions to this
<t>The term length for a Director is three years. The exceptions to this
guideline are:</t> guideline are:</t>
<ul spacing="normal">
<t><list style="symbols"> <li>The terms for some Directors during the first full formation of
<t>For the terms for some Directors during the first full formation of
the IETF LLC Board in order to establish staggered terms and for any the IETF LLC Board in order to establish staggered terms and for any
appointments to fill a vacancy.</t> appointments to fill a vacancy.</li>
<t>The Director slot occupied by the IETF Chair ex officio or a <li>The Director slot occupied by the IETF Chair ex officio or a
delegate selected by the IESG will serve a two-year term. This delegate selected by the IESG will serve a two-year term. This
applies regardless of whether the appointed individual is on the applies regardless of whether the appointed individual is on the
IESG, rotates off the IESG during the two-year term, or is not on IESG, rotates off the IESG during the two-year term, or is not on
the IESG. This makes the term length for this slot the same as the the IESG. This makes the term length for this slot the same as the
term lengths established in <xref target="I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc7437bis"></xref>, Se term lengths established in <xref target="RFC8713" section="3.4" sectionFormat="
ction comma" format="default"/>.</li>
3.4.</t> </ul>
</list></t> </section>
<section anchor="term-limit" numbered="true" toc="default">
</section> <name>IETF LLC Board Director Limit</name>
<section anchor="term-limit" title="IETF LLC Board Director Limit"> <t>A director may serve no more than two consecutive terms.
<t>A director may serve no more than two consecutive terms.
A director cannot serve a third term until three years have A director cannot serve a third term until three years have
passed since their second consecutive term. An passed since their second consecutive term. An
exception is if a Director role is occupied by the IETF Chair ex exception is if a Director role is occupied by the IETF Chair ex
officio, since that person’s service is governed instead by the term officio, since that person's service is governed instead by the term
lengths established in <xref target="I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc7437bis"/>, Section 3.4.< lengths established in <xref target="RFC8713" section="3.4" sectionFormat="comma
/t> " format="default"/>.</t>
<t>The term limits specified above apply to an individual, even if that
<t>The term limits specified above apply to an individual, even if that
individual is appointed in different ways over time. For example, an individual is appointed in different ways over time. For example, an
individual appointed to two terms by the ISOC Board of Trustees individual appointed to two terms by the ISOC Board of Trustees
may not immediately be appointed to a third term by the IETF may not immediately be appointed to a third term by the IETF
NomCom. A Director appointed by the IETF LLC itself may only NomCom. A Director appointed by the IETF LLC itself may only
serve for one term by that appointment method, and any subsequent serve for one term by that appointment method, and any subsequent
terms would have to be via other methods; in any case, the term terms would have to be via other methods; in any case, the term
limits above apply to that individual.</t> limits above apply to that individual.</t>
<t>Lastly, partial terms of less than three years for the initial appoin
<t>Lastly, partial terms of less than three years for the initial appointments t tments to the first full Board, for which some Directors will have terms of one
o the first full board, for which some Directors will have terms of one or two y or two years, do not count against the term limit.</t>
ears, do not count against the term limit.</t> <t>The limit on consecutive terms supports the healthy regular introduct
ion of new ideas and energy into the Board and mitigates potential long-term ris
<t>The limit on consecutive terms supports the healthy regular introduction of n k of ossification or conflict, without adversely impacting the potential pool of
ew ideas and energy into the Board and mitigates potential long-term risk of oss director candidates over time.</t>
ification or conflict, without adversely impacting the potential pool of directo </section>
r candidates over time.</t> <section anchor="staggered-terms" numbered="true" toc="default">
<name>Staggered Terms</name>
</section> <t>The Internet Society Board of Trustees, the IESG, the Nominating Comm
<section anchor="staggered-terms" title="Staggered Terms"> ittee, and the
IETF LLC Board are expected to coordinate with each other to ensure that
<t>The Internet Society Board of Trustees, the IESG, the Nominating Committee, a
nd the
Board are expected to coordinate with each other to ensure that
collectively their appointment or selection processes provide for no collectively their appointment or selection processes provide for no
more than three Directors’ terms concluding in the same year.</t> more than three Directors' terms concluding in the same year.</t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="director-removal" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="director-removal" title="IETF LLC Board Director Removal"> <name>IETF LLC Board Director Removal</name>
<t>NomCom-appointed and IESG-appointed Directors may be removed with or
<t>NomCom-appointed and IESG-appointed Directors may be removed with or without without cause. A vote in favor of
cause. A vote in favor of
removal must be no fewer than the number of Directors less two. So removal must be no fewer than the number of Directors less two. So
for example, if there are seven directors, then five votes are for example, if there are seven directors, then five votes are
required. Directors may also be removed via the IETF recall process required. Directors may also be removed via the IETF recall process
defined in <xref target="I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc7437bis"/>, Section 7.</t> defined in <xref target="RFC8713" section="7" sectionFormat="comma" format="defa
ult"/>.</t>
</section> </section>
<section anchor="director-vacancy" title="Filling an IETF LLC Board Director Vac <section anchor="director-vacancy" numbered="true" toc="default">
ancy"> <name>Filling an IETF LLC Board Director Vacancy</name>
<t>It shall be the responsibility of each respective body that appointed
<t>It shall be the responsibility of each respective body that appointed or sele or selected a Director that vacates the Board
cted a Director that vacates the Board
to appoint a new Director to fill the vacancy. For example, if a Director selec ted by the NomCom departs the Board to appoint a new Director to fill the vacancy. For example, if a Director selec ted by the NomCom departs the Board
prior to the end of their term for whatever reason, then it is the responsibilit y of the NomCom (using its mid-term prior to the end of their term for whatever reason, then it is the responsibilit y of the NomCom (using its mid-term
rules, as specified in <xref target="I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc7437bis"/>, Section 3.5) as the original appointing body to designate a rules, as specified in <xref target="RFC8713" section="3.5" sectionFormat="comma " format="default"/>) as the original appointing body to designate a
replacement that will serve out the remainder of the term of the departed Direct or. However, this obligation will replacement that will serve out the remainder of the term of the departed Direct or. However, this obligation will
not apply to vacancies in Board-appointed positions.</t> not apply to vacancies in Board-appointed positions.</t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="quorum" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="quorum" title="Quorum"> <name>Quorum</name>
<t>At all meetings of the Board, two-thirds of the Directors then in off
<t>At all meetings of the Board, two-thirds of the Directors then in office shal ice shall constitute
l constitute
a quorum for the transaction of business. Unless a greater affirmative vote is e xpressly required for a quorum for the transaction of business. Unless a greater affirmative vote is e xpressly required for
an action under applicable law, the LLC Agreement, or an applicable Board policy , the affirmative vote of an action under applicable law, the LLC Agreement, or an applicable Board policy , the affirmative vote of
two-thirds of the Directors then in office shall be an act of the Board.</t> two-thirds of the Directors then in office shall be an act of the Board.</t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="voting" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="voting" title="Board Voting"> <name>Board Voting</name>
<t>Board decisions may be made either by vote communicated in a meeting
<t>Board decisions may be made either by vote communicated in a meeting
of the Board (including telephonic and video), or via an asynchronous of the Board (including telephonic and video), or via an asynchronous
written (including electronic) process. Absentee voting and voting by written (including electronic) process. Absentee voting and voting by
proxy shall not be permitted. If a quorum is not present at any proxy shall not be permitted.
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If a quorum is not present at any
meeting of the Board, the Directors present may adjourn the meeting meeting of the Board, the Directors present may adjourn the meeting
without notice, other than announcement at the without notice, other than announcement at the
meeting, until a quorum is present. Voting thresholds for Director meeting, until a quorum is present. Voting thresholds for Director
removal are described in <xref target="director-removal"/>.</t> removal are described in <xref target="director-removal" format="default"/>.</t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="interim-board" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="interim-board" title="Interim Board"> <name>Interim Board</name>
<t>An initial interim Board was necessary in order to legally form and b
<t>An initial interim Board was necessary in order to legally form and bootstrap ootstrap the IETF LLC. As a result, an Interim Board was formed on a temporary b
the IETF LLC. As a result, an Interim Board was formed on a temporary basis unt asis until the first full Board was constituted.</t>
il the first full board was constituted.</t> <t>The interim Board was comprised of:</t>
<ul spacing="normal">
<t>The interim Board was comprised of:</t> <li>The IETF chair, ex officio</li>
<li>The IAOC chair, ex officio</li>
<t><list style="symbols"> <li>The IAB chair, ex officio</li>
<t>The IETF chair, ex officio</t> <li>One ISOC trustee, selected by the ISOC Board of Trustees</li>
<t>The IAOC chair, ex officio</t> </ul>
<t>The IAB chair, ex officio</t> </section>
<t>One ISOC trustee, selected by the ISOC Board of Trustees</t> <section anchor="board-positions" numbered="true" toc="default">
</list></t> <name>Board Positions</name>
<t>Following the formation of the first permanent Board, and annually th
</section> ereafter, the Directors shall
<section anchor="board-positions" title="Board Positions"> elect a Director to serve as Board Chair by majority vote. The IETF, IAB, and IR
TF chairs, and the
<t>Following the formation of the first permanent Board, and annually thereafter chair of ISOC's Board, will be ineligible for this Board Chair role. The Board m
, the Directors shall ay also form committees
elect a Director to serve as Board Chair by majority vote. The IETF, IAB and IRT
F chairs, and the
chair of ISOC’s Board, will be ineligible for this Board Chair role. The Board m
ay also form committees
of the Board and/or define other roles for Board Directors as necessary.</t> of the Board and/or define other roles for Board Directors as necessary.</t>
</section>
</section> </section>
</section> <section anchor="ietf-llc-funding" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="ietf-llc-funding" title="IETF LLC Funding"> <name>IETF LLC Funding</name>
<t>The IETF LLC must function within a budget of costs balanced against li
<t>The IETF LLC must function within a budget of costs balanced against limited mited revenues. The IETF community expects
revenues. The IETF community expects
the IETF LLC to work to attain that goal, in order to maintain a viable support function that provides the the IETF LLC to work to attain that goal, in order to maintain a viable support function that provides the
environment within which the work of the IETF, IAB, IRTF, and RFC Editor can rem ain vibrant and productive.</t> environment within which the work of the IETF, IAB, IRTF, and RFC Editor can rem ain vibrant and productive.</t>
<t>The IETF LLC was generating income from a few key sources at the time t
<t>The IETF LLC was generating income from a few key sources at the time that th hat this document was written, as enumerated below. Additional sources of income
is document was written, as enumerated below. Additional sources of income may b may be developed in the future, within the general bounds noted in <xref target
e developed in the future, within the general bounds noted in <xref target="fund ="fundraising-practices" format="default"/>, and some of these may decline in re
raising-practices"/>, and some of these may decline in relevance or go away. As levance or go away. As a result, this list is subject to change over time and is
a result this list is subject to change over time and is merely an example of th merely an example of the primary sources of income for the IETF LLC at the time
e primary sources of income for the IETF LLC at the time of this writing:</t> of this writing:</t>
<ol spacing="normal" type="1">
<t><list style="numbers"> <li>ISOC support</li>
<t>ISOC support</t> <li>IETF meeting revenues</li>
<t>IETF meeting revenues</t> <li>Sponsorships (monetary and/or in-kind)</li>
<t>Sponsorships (monetary and/or in-kind)</t> <li>Donations (monetary and/or in-kind)</li>
<t>Donations (monetary and/or in-kind)</t> </ol>
</list></t> <section anchor="financial-statements" numbered="true" toc="default">
<name>Financial Statements</name>
<section anchor="financial-statements" title="Financial Statements"> <t>As noted in <xref target="board-responsibilities" format="default"/>,
the IETF LLC must comply with relevant tax laws, such as filing an annual
<t>As noted in <xref target="board-responsibilities"/>, the IETF LLC must comply
with relevant tax laws, such as filing an annual
IRS Form 990. Other official financial statements may also be required.</t> IRS Form 990. Other official financial statements may also be required.</t>
<t>In addition to these official financial statements and forms, the IET
<t>In addition to these official financial statements and forms, the IETF LLC is F LLC is also expected to report on a regular basis
also expected to report on a regular basis
to the IETF community on the current and future annual budget, budget forecasts vs. actuals over the course of a fiscal to the IETF community on the current and future annual budget, budget forecasts vs. actuals over the course of a fiscal
year, and on other significant projects as needed. This regular reporting to the IETF community is expected to be year, and on other significant projects as needed. This regular reporting to the IETF community is expected to be
reported in the form of standard financial statements that reflect the income, e xpenses, assets, and liabilities of the reported in the form of standard financial statements that reflect the income, e xpenses, assets, and liabilities of the
IETF LLC.</t> IETF LLC.</t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="bank-and-investment-accounts" numbered="true" toc="defaul
<section anchor="bank-and-investment-accounts" title="Bank and Investment Accoun t">
ts"> <name>Bank and Investment Accounts</name>
<t>The IETF LLC maintains its own bank account, separate and distinct fr
<t>The IETF LLC maintains its own bank account, separate and distinct from ISOC. om ISOC. The IETF LLC
The IETF LLC
may at its discretion create additional accounts as needed. Similarly, the IETF LLC may as needed create investment may at its discretion create additional accounts as needed. Similarly, the IETF LLC may as needed create investment
accounts in support of its financial goals and objectives.</t> accounts in support of its financial goals and objectives.</t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="financial-audits" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="financial-audits" title="Financial Audits"> <name>Financial Audits</name>
<t>The IETF LLC is expected to retain and work with an independent audit
<t>The IETF LLC is expected to retain and work with an independent auditor. Repo or. Reports from the auditor are expected to be shared with the IETF community a
rts from the auditor are expected to be shared with the IETF community and other nd other groups and organizations as needed or as required by law.</t>
groups and organizations as needed or as required by law.</t> </section>
<section anchor="isoc-financial-support" numbered="true" toc="default">
</section> <name>ISOC Financial Support</name>
<section anchor="isoc-financial-support" title="ISOC Financial Support"> <t>ISOC currently provides significant financial support to the IETF LLC
. Exhibit B of the <xref target="IETF-LLC-A" format="default"/>
<t>ISOC currently provides significant financial support to the IETF LLC. Exhibi
t B of the <xref target="IETF-LLC-A"/>
summarizes the financial support from ISOC for the foreseeable future. It is exp ected that this support summarizes the financial support from ISOC for the foreseeable future. It is exp ected that this support
will be periodically reviewed and revised, via a cooperative assessment process between ISOC and will be periodically reviewed and revised, via a cooperative assessment process between ISOC and
the IETF LLC.</t> the IETF LLC.</t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="ietf-meeting-revenues" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="ietf-meeting-revenues" title="IETF Meeting Revenues"> <name>IETF Meeting Revenues</name>
<t>Meeting revenues are another important source of funding that support
<t>Meeting revenues are another important source of funding that supports the IE s the IETF, coming mainly from the fees paid
TF, coming mainly from the fees paid
by IETF meeting participants. The IETF Executive Director sets those meeting fee s, in consultation with other IETF by IETF meeting participants. The IETF Executive Director sets those meeting fee s, in consultation with other IETF
LLC staff and the IETF community, with approval by the IETF LLC Board. Setting t hese fees and projecting the number LLC staff and the IETF community, with approval by the IETF LLC Board. Setting t hese fees and projecting the number
of participants at future meetings is a key part of the annual budget process.</ t> of participants at future meetings is a key part of the annual budget process.</ t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="sponsorships-and-donations-to-the-ietf-llc" numbered="tru
<section anchor="sponsorships-and-donations-to-the-ietf-llc" title="Sponsorships e" toc="default">
and Donations to the IETF LLC"> <name>Sponsorships and Donations to the IETF LLC</name>
<t>Sponsorships and donations are an essential component of the financia
<t>Sponsorships and donations are an essential component of the financial suppor l support for the IETF. Within the general
t for the IETF. Within the general bounds noted in <xref target="fundraising-practices" format="default"/>, the IET
bounds noted in <xref target="fundraising-practices"/>, the IETF LLC is responsi F LLC is responsible for fundraising activities in order
ble for fundraising activities in order
to establish, maintain, and grow a strong foundation of donation revenues. This can and does include both to establish, maintain, and grow a strong foundation of donation revenues. This can and does include both
direct financial contributions as well as in-kind contributions, such as equipme nt, software licenses, and services.</t> direct financial contributions as well as in-kind contributions, such as equipme nt, software licenses, and services.</t>
<t>Sponsorships and donations to the IETF LLC do not (and must not) conv
<t>Sponsorships and donations to the IETF LLC do not (and must not) convey to sp ey to sponsors and donors any special oversight
onsors and donors any special oversight or direct influence over the IETF's technical work or other activities of the IE
or direct influence over the IETF’s technical work or other activities of the IE TF or IETF LLC. This helps
TF or IETF LLC. This helps
ensure that no undue influence may be ascribed to those from whom funds are rais ed, and so helps to maintain ensure that no undue influence may be ascribed to those from whom funds are rais ed, and so helps to maintain
an open and consensus-based IETF standards process.</t> an open and consensus-based IETF standards process.</t>
<t>To the extent that the IETF LLC needs to undertake any significant sp
<t>To the extent that the IETF LLC needs to undertake any significant special pr ecial projects for the IETF, the IETF LLC
ojects for the IETF, the IETF LLC
may need to fundraise distinctly for those special projects. As a result, the IE TF LLC may conduct fundraising to support may need to fundraise distinctly for those special projects. As a result, the IE TF LLC may conduct fundraising to support
the IETF in general as well as one or more special fundraising efforts (which ma y also be accounted for distinctly and be held in a separate bank account or inv estment, as needed).</t> the IETF in general as well as one or more special fundraising efforts (which ma y also be accounted for distinctly and be held in a separate bank account or inv estment, as needed).</t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="focus-of-funding-support" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="focus-of-funding-support" title="Focus of Funding Support"> <name>Focus of Funding Support</name>
<t>The IETF LLC exists to support the IETF, IAB, and IRTF. Therefore, t
<t>The IETF LLC exists to support the IETF, IAB, and IRTF. Therefore, the IETF he IETF LLC's funding and all revenues,
LLC’s funding and all revenues,
in-kind contributions, and other income that comprise that funding shall be used solely to support activities in-kind contributions, and other income that comprise that funding shall be used solely to support activities
related to the IETF, IAB, IRTF, and RFC Editor, and for no other purposes.</t> related to the IETF, IAB, IRTF, and RFC Editor, and for no other purposes.</t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="fundraising-practices" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="fundraising-practices" title="Charitable Fundraising Practices" <name>Charitable Fundraising Practices</name>
> <t>When the IETF LLC conducts fundraising, it substantiates charitable
contributions on behalf of ISOC -- meaning that according to United States tax
<t>When the IETF LLC conducts fundraising, it substantiates charitable
contributions on behalf of ISOC meaning that according to US tax
law, the IETF LLC must send a written acknowledgment of contributions law, the IETF LLC must send a written acknowledgment of contributions
to donors. The IETF LLC evaluates and facilitates state, federal, and to donors. The IETF LLC evaluates and facilitates state, federal, and
other applicable law and regulatory compliance for ISOC and/or the LLC other applicable law and regulatory compliance for ISOC and/or the LLC
with respect to such fundraising activities. In addition, the IETF LLC with respect to such fundraising activities. In addition, the IETF LLC
ensures that all fundraising activities are conducted in compliance ensures that all fundraising activities are conducted in compliance
with any policies developed by the IETF LLC, including but not limited with any policies developed by the IETF LLC, including but not limited
to those noted in <xref target="llc-policies"/>.</t> to those noted in <xref target="llc-policies" format="default"/>.</t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="operating-reserve" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="operating-reserve" title="Operating Reserve"> <name>Operating Reserve</name>
<t>An initial target operating reserve has been specified in Exhibit B o
<t>An initial target operating reserve has been specified in Exhibit B of the <x f the <xref target="IETF-LLC-A" format="default"/>. It says that the IETF LLC
ref target="IETF-LLC-A"/>. That says that the IETF LLC should maintain an operating reserve equal to the IETF LLC's budgeted Net Loss f
should maintain an operating reserve equal to the IETF LLC’s budgeted Net Loss f or 2019 multiplied times three. The IETF
or 2019 multiplied times three. The IETF LLC, in cooperation with ISOC, may regularly review the financial target for thi
LLC, in cooperation with ISOC, may regularly review the financial target for thi s reserve fund, as noted in the <xref target="IETF-LLC-A" format="default"/> or
s reserve fund, as noted in the <xref target="IETF-LLC-A"/> or as otherwise nece as otherwise necessary.</t>
ssary.</t> <t>Should the IETF LLC generate an annual budget surplus, it may choose
to direct all or part of the surplus towards
<t>Should the IETF LLC generate an annual budget surplus, it may choose to direc
t all or part of the surplus towards
the growth of the operating reserve.</t> the growth of the operating reserve.</t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="annual-budget-process" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="annual-budget-process" title="Annual Budget Process"> <name>Annual Budget Process</name>
<t>As noted in <xref target="llc-responsibilities" format="default"/>, t
<t>As noted in <xref target="llc-responsibilities"/>, the IETF LLC is responsibl he IETF LLC is responsible for managing the IETF's finances and budget.
e for managing the IETF’s finances and budget.
A key part of this responsibility is establishing, maintaining, and successfully meeting an annual budget. This A key part of this responsibility is establishing, maintaining, and successfully meeting an annual budget. This
is essential to the continued operation and vibrancy of the IETFs technical act ivities and establishes trust is essential to the continued operation and vibrancy of the IETF's technical act ivities and establishes trust
with ISOC, sponsors, and donors that funds are being appropriately spent, and th at financial oversight is being conducted with ISOC, sponsors, and donors that funds are being appropriately spent, and th at financial oversight is being conducted
properly. This is also essential to the IETF LLC meeting applicable legal and ta x requirements and is a core part of properly. This is also essential to the IETF LLC meeting applicable legal and ta x requirements and is a core part of
the Board’s fiduciary responsibilities.</t> the Board's fiduciary responsibilities.</t>
<t>As explained in <xref target="staff-responsibilities" format="default
<t>As explained in <xref target="staff-responsibilities"/>, the IETF Executive D "/>, the IETF Executive Director is expected to develop, execute, and report on
irector is expected to develop, execute, and report on the the
annual budget. Regular reporting is expected to include forecast vs. budget stat ements, including updated projections of income and expenses for the full fiscal year.</t> annual budget. Regular reporting is expected to include forecast vs. budget stat ements, including updated projections of income and expenses for the full fiscal year.</t>
<t>The Board, as explained in <xref target="board-responsibilities" form
<t>The Board, as explained in <xref target="board-responsibilities"/>, is expect at="default"/>, is expected to review and approve the
ed to review and approve the
budget, as well as to provide ongoing oversight of the budget and of any other s ignificant financial matters.</t> budget, as well as to provide ongoing oversight of the budget and of any other s ignificant financial matters.</t>
<t>The annual budget is expected to be developed in an open, transparent
<t>The annual budget is expected to be developed in an open, transparent, and co , and collaborative manner, in accordance with
llaborative manner, in accordance with <xref target="principles" format="default"/>. The specific timeline for the deve
<xref target="principles"/>. The specific timeline for the development, review, lopment, review, and approval of the IETF LLC annual budget is established by th
and approval of the IETF LLC annual budget is established by the Board and may b e Board and may be revised as needed.</t>
e revised as needed.</t> </section>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="llc-policies" numbered="true" toc="default">
</section> <name>IETF LLC Policies</name>
<section anchor="llc-policies" title="IETF LLC Policies"> <t>The Board is expected to maintain policies as necessary to achieve the
<t>The Board is expected to maintain policies as necessary to achieve the
goals of the IETF LLC, meet transparency expectations of the goals of the IETF LLC, meet transparency expectations of the
community, comply with applicable laws or regulations, or for other community, comply with applicable laws or regulations, or for other
reasons as appropriate. All policies are expected to be developed with reasons as appropriate. All policies are expected to be developed with
input from the IETF community. Some policies provided by ISOC and input from the IETF community. Some policies provided by ISOC and
past policies developed by the previous IAOC may past policies developed by the previous IAOC may
provide a useful starting point for the Board to consider.</t> provide a useful starting point for the Board to consider.</t>
<section anchor="conflict-of-interest" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="conflict-of-interest" title="Conflict of Interest Policy"> <name>Conflict of Interest Policy</name>
<t>The Board is expected to maintain a Conflict of Interest policy for t
<t>The Board is expected to maintain a Conflict of Interest policy for the IETF he IETF LLC. While the details are determined by the Board, at a minimum such po
LLC. While the details are determined by the Board, at a minimum such policy is licy is expected to include the following:</t>
expected to include the following:</t> <ul spacing="normal">
<li>The IETF, ISOC Board, IAB, or IRTF chair cannot be chair of the IE
<t><list style="symbols"> TF LLC Board, though they may serve as a Director.</li>
<t>The IETF, ISOC Board, IAB, or IRTF chair cannot be chair of the IETF LLC Bo <li>A Director cannot be a paid consultant or employee of the IETF Exe
ard, though they may serve as a Director.</t> cutive Director or their sub-contractors, nor a paid consultant or employee of I
<t>A Director cannot be a paid consultant or employee of the IETF Executive Di SOC.</li>
rector or their sub-contractors, nor a paid consultant or employee of ISOC.</t> </ul>
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</section> <name>Other Policies</name>
<section anchor="other-policies" title="Other Policies"> <t>The Board is expected to maintain additional policies for the IETF LL
C as necessary, covering Directors, employees, and contractors, concerning issue
<t>The Board is expected to maintain additional policies for the IETF LLC as nec s such as:</t>
essary, covering Directors, employees, and contractors, concerning issues such a <ul spacing="normal">
s:</t> <li>Acceptance of gifts and other non-cash compensation</li>
<li>Travel and expense reimbursement</li>
<t><list style="symbols"> <li>Anti-bribery</li>
<t>Acceptance of gifts and other non-cash compensation;</t> <li>Code of conduct</li>
<t>Travel and expense reimbursement;</t> <li>Anti-harassment</li>
<t>Anti-bribery;</t> <li>Non-discrimination</li>
<t>Code of conduct;</t> <li>Whistleblower</li>
<t>Anti-harassment;</t> <li>Document retention</li>
<t>Non-discrimination;</t> <li>Export controls</li>
<t>Whistleblower;</t> <li>Anti-terrorism sanctions</li>
<t>Document retention;</t> <li>Data protection and privacy</li>
<t>Export controls;</t> <li>Social media</li>
<t>Anti-terrorism sanctions;</t> </ul>
<t>Data protection and privacy;</t> </section>
<t>Social media</t> <section anchor="compliance" numbered="true" toc="default">
</list></t> <name>Compliance</name>
<t>The IETF LLC is expected to implement a compliance program to ensure
</section> its compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, including witho
<section anchor="compliance" title="Compliance"> ut limitation laws governing bribery, anti-terrorism sanctions, export controls,
data protection/privacy, as well as other applicable policies noted in <xref ta
<t>The IETF LLC is expected to implement a compliance program to ensure its comp rget="llc-policies" format="default"/>. In addition, actions and activities of t
liance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including without limita he IETF LLC must be consistent with 501(c)(3) purposes.</t>
tion laws governing bribery, anti-terrorism sanctions, export controls, data pro <t>The IETF LLC is expected to report to ISOC and the IETF community on
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tent with 501(c)(3) purposes.</t> </section>
<section anchor="three-year-assessment" numbered="true" toc="default">
<t>The IETF LLC is expected report to ISOC and the IETF community on the impleme <name>Three-Year Assessment</name>
ntation of its compliance plan on an annual basis.</t> <t>The IETF LLC, with the involvement of the community, shall conduct
and complete an assessment of the structure, processes, and operation of
</section> IASA 2.0 and the IETF LLC. This should be presented to the community
</section> after a period of roughly three years of operation. The assessment may
<section anchor="three-year-assessment" title="Three-Year Assessment"> potentially include recommendations for improvements or changes to the
IASA 2.0 and/or IETF LLC.</t>
<t>The IETF LLC, with the involvement of the community, shall conduct and comple </section>
te an assessment of the structure, processes, and operation of IASA 2.0 and the <section anchor="security-considerations" numbered="true" toc="default">
IETF LLC. This should be presented to the community after a period of roughly th <name>Security Considerations</name>
ree years of operation. The assessment may potentially include recommendations f <t>This document describes the structure of IASA 2.0. It introduces no se
or improvements or changes to the IASA2 and/or IETF LLC.</t> curity considerations
</section>
<section anchor="security-considerations" title="Security Considerations">
<t>This document describes the structure of the IETF’s Administrative
Support Activity (IASA), version 2 (IASA2). It introduces no security considera
tions
for the Internet.</t> for the Internet.</t>
</section>
</section> <section anchor="iana-considerations" numbered="true" toc="default">
<section anchor="iana-considerations" title="IANA Considerations"> <name>IANA Considerations</name>
<t>This document has no IANA considerations in the traditional sense.
<t>This document has no IANA considerations in the traditional sense.
However, some of the information in this document may affect how the However, some of the information in this document may affect how the
IETF standards process interfaces with the IANA, so the IANA may be IETF standards process interfaces with the IANA, so the IANA may be
interested in the contents.</t> interested in the contents.</t>
</section>
</section>
<section anchor="pronouns" title="Pronouns">
<t>This document has used “they” and “their” as a non-gender-specific pronoun to
refer to a single individual.</t>
</section>
<section anchor="acknowledgments" title="Acknowledgments">
<t>Thanks to Jari Arkko, Richard Barnes, Brian E Carpenter, Alissa
Cooper, John C Klensin, Bob Hinden, Jon Peterson, Sean Turner and the
IASA2 Working Group for discussions of possible structures, and to the
attorneys of Morgan Lewis and Brad Biddle for legal advice.</t>
</section>
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<name>References</name>
<references>
<name>Normative References</name>
<!-- draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis [RFC8712] -->
<reference anchor="RFC8712" target="https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8
712">
<front>
<title>The IETF-ISOC Relationship</title>
<author initials="G" surname="Camarillo" fullname="Gonzalo Camarillo
">
<organization/>
</author>
<author initials="J" surname="Livingood" fullname="Jason Livingood">
<organization/>
</author>
<date month="January" year="2020"/>
</front>
<seriesInfo name="RFC" value="8712"/>
<seriesInfo name="DOI" value="10.17487/RFC8712"/>
</reference>
<!-- draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc7437bis [RFC8713] -->
<reference anchor="RFC8713" target="https://rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8713"
>
<front>
<title>IAB, IESG, and IETF LLC Selection, Confirmation, and
Recall Process: Operation of the IETF Nominating and
Recall Committees</title>
<author initials="M." surname="Kucherawy" role="editor">
<organization/>
</author>
<author initials="R." surname="Hinden" role="editor">
<organization/>
</author>
<author initials="J." surname="Livingood" role="editor">
<organization/>
</author>
<date month="January" year="2020"/>
</front>
<seriesInfo name="BCP" value="10"/>
<seriesInfo name="RFC" value="8713"/>
<seriesInfo name="DOI" value="10.17487/RFC8713"/>
</reference>
<reference anchor="IETF-LLC-A" target="https://www.ietf.org/documents/18
0/IETF-LLC-Agreement.pdf">
<front>
<title>Limited Liability Company Agreement of IETF Administration LL
C</title>
<author>
</author>
<date year="2018" month="August"/>
</front>
</reference>
</references>
<references>
<name>Informative References</name>
<xi:include href="https://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/public/rfc/bibxml/refer
ence.RFC.7691.xml"/>
<xi:include href="https://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/public/rfc/bibxml/refer
ence.RFC.2026.xml"/>
<xi:include href="https://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/public/rfc/bibxml/refer
ence.RFC.2014.xml"/>
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ence.RFC.2850.xml"/>
<xi:include href="https://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/public/rfc/bibxml/refer
ence.RFC.4071.xml"/>
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ence.RFC.3233.xml"/>
<xi:include href="https://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/public/rfc/bibxml/refer
ence.RFC.4333.xml"/>
<references title='Normative References'> <!-- draft-ietf-mtgvenue-iaoc-venue-selection-process-16 RFC 8718 -->
<reference anchor="RFC8718" target="https://rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8718"
<reference anchor="I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis"> >
<front> <front>
<title>The IETF-ISOC Relationship</title> <title>IETF Plenary Meeting Venue Selection Process</title>
<author initials="E." surname="Lear" role="editor">
<author initials='G' surname='Camarillo' fullname='Gonzalo Camarillo'> <organization/>
<organization /> </author>
</author> <date month="January" year="2020"/>
</front>
<author initials='J' surname='Livingood' fullname='Jason Livingood'> <seriesInfo name="BCP" value="226"/>
<organization /> <seriesInfo name="RFC" value="8718"/>
</author> <seriesInfo name="DOI" value="10.17487/RFC8718"/>
</reference>
<date month='February' day='14' year='2019' />
<abstract><t>This document summarises the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
- Internet Society (ISOC) relationship, following a major revision to the struc
ture of the IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA) in 2018. The IASA was r
evised under a new "IASA 2.0" structure by the IASA2 Working Group, which change
d the IETF's administrative, legal, and financial structure. As a result, it al
so changed the relationship between the IETF and ISOC, which made it necessary t
o revise RFC 2031.</t></abstract>
</front>
<seriesInfo name='Internet-Draft' value='draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-04' />
<format type='TXT'
target='http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-
04.txt' />
</reference>
<reference anchor="I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc7437bis">
<front>
<title>IAB, IESG, IETF Trust and IETF LLC Selection, Confirmation, and Recall Pr
ocess: Operation of the IETF Nominating and Recall Committees</title>
<author initials='M' surname='Kucherawy' fullname='Murray Kucherawy'>
<organization />
</author>
<author initials='R' surname='Hinden' fullname='Robert Hinden'>
<organization />
</author>
<author initials='J' surname='Livingood' fullname='Jason Livingood'>
<organization />
</author>
<date month='March' day='26' year='2019' />
<abstract><t>The process by which the members of the IAB and IESG, some Trustees
of the IETF Trust, and some Directors of the IETF LLC are selected, confirmed,
and recalled is specified in this document. This document based on RFC3777 and
RFC7437 and has been updated to reflect the changes introduced by IASA 2.0. Thi
s document obsoletes RFC7437 and RFC8318.</t></abstract>
</front>
<seriesInfo name='Internet-Draft' value='draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc7437bis-06' />
<format type='TXT'
target='http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc7437bis-
06.txt' />
</reference>
<reference anchor="IETF-LLC-A" target="https://www.ietf.org/documents/180/IETF-L
LC-Agreement.pdf">
<front>
<title>Limited Liability Company Agreement of IETF Administration LLC</title
>
<author >
<organization>The Internet Society</organization>
</author>
<date year="2018" month="August"/>
</front>
</reference>
</references>
<references title='Informative References'>
<reference anchor="RFC7691" target='https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7691'>
<front>
<title>Updating the Term Dates of IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC)
Members</title>
<author initials='S.' surname='Bradner' fullname='S. Bradner' role='editor'><org
anization /></author>
<date year='2015' month='November' />
<abstract><t>BCP 101 defines the start and end dates for the terms of IETF Admin
istrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) members; these terms have proven to be impr
actical. This memo updates BCP 101 to direct the IAOC to establish more practic
al start and end dates for terms of IAOC members.</t></abstract>
</front>
<seriesInfo name='BCP' value='101'/>
<seriesInfo name='RFC' value='7691'/>
<seriesInfo name='DOI' value='10.17487/RFC7691'/>
</reference>
<reference anchor="RFC2026" target='https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2026'>
<front>
<title>The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 3</title>
<author initials='S.' surname='Bradner' fullname='S. Bradner'><organization /></
author>
<date year='1996' month='October' />
<abstract><t>This memo documents the process used by the Internet community for
the standardization of protocols and procedures. It defines the stages in the s
tandardization process, the requirements for moving a document between stages an
d the types of documents used during this process. This document specifies an In
ternet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussio
n and suggestions for improvements.</t></abstract>
</front>
<seriesInfo name='BCP' value='9'/>
<seriesInfo name='RFC' value='2026'/>
<seriesInfo name='DOI' value='10.17487/RFC2026'/>
</reference>
<reference anchor="RFC2014" target='https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2014'>
<front>
<title>IRTF Research Group Guidelines and Procedures</title>
<author initials='A.' surname='Weinrib' fullname='A. Weinrib'><organization /></
author>
<author initials='J.' surname='Postel' fullname='J. Postel'><organization /></au
thor>
<date year='1996' month='October' />
<abstract><t>This document describes the guidelines and procedures for formation
and operation of IRTF Research Groups. It describes the relationship between I
RTF participants, Research Groups, the Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG) a
nd the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). This document specifies an Internet B
est Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and su
ggestions for improvements.</t></abstract>
</front>
<seriesInfo name='BCP' value='8'/>
<seriesInfo name='RFC' value='2014'/>
<seriesInfo name='DOI' value='10.17487/RFC2014'/>
</reference>
<reference anchor="RFC2850" target='https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2850'>
<front>
<title>Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)</title>
<author><organization>Internet Architecture Board</organization></author>
<author initials='B.' surname='Carpenter' fullname='B. Carpenter' role='editor'>
<organization /></author>
<date year='2000' month='May' />
<abstract><t>This memo documents the composition, selection, roles, and organiza
tion of the Internet Architecture Board. It replaces RFC 1601. This document s
pecifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requ
ests discussion and suggestions for improvements.</t></abstract>
</front>
<seriesInfo name='BCP' value='39'/>
<seriesInfo name='RFC' value='2850'/>
<seriesInfo name='DOI' value='10.17487/RFC2850'/>
</reference>
<reference anchor="RFC4071" target='https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4071'>
<front>
<title>Structure of the IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA)</title>
<author initials='R.' surname='Austein' fullname='R. Austein' role='editor'><org
anization /></author>
<author initials='B.' surname='Wijnen' fullname='B. Wijnen' role='editor'><organ
ization /></author>
<date year='2005' month='April' />
<abstract><t>This document describes the structure of the IETF Administrative Su
pport Activity (IASA) as an activity housed within the Internet Society (ISOC).
It defines the roles and responsibilities of the IETF Administrative Oversight
Committee (IAOC), the IETF Administrative Director (IAD), and ISOC in the fiscal
and administrative support of the IETF standards process. It also defines the
membership and selection rules for the IAOC. This document specifies an Interne
t Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and
suggestions for improvements.</t></abstract>
</front>
<seriesInfo name='BCP' value='101'/>
<seriesInfo name='RFC' value='4071'/>
<seriesInfo name='DOI' value='10.17487/RFC4071'/>
</reference>
<reference anchor="RFC3710" target='https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3710'>
<front>
<title>An IESG charter</title>
<author initials='H.' surname='Alvestrand' fullname='H. Alvestrand'><organizatio
n /></author>
<date year='2004' month='February' />
<abstract><t>This memo provides a charter for the Internet Engineering Steering
Group (IESG), a management function of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF
). It is meant to document the charter of the IESG as it is presently understoo
d. This memo provides information for the Internet community.</t></abstract>
</front>
<seriesInfo name='RFC' value='3710'/>
<seriesInfo name='DOI' value='10.17487/RFC3710'/>
</reference>
<reference anchor="RFC3233" target='https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3233'>
<front>
<title>Defining the IETF</title>
<author initials='P.' surname='Hoffman' fullname='P. Hoffman'><organization /></
author>
<author initials='S.' surname='Bradner' fullname='S. Bradner'><organization /></
author>
<date year='2002' month='February' />
<abstract><t>This document gives a more concrete definition of &quot;the IETF&qu
ot; as it understood today. Many RFCs refer to &quot;the IETF&quot;. Many impo
rtant IETF documents speak of the IETF as if it were an already-defined entity.
However, no IETF document correctly defines what the IETF is. This document spe
cifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and reques
ts discussion and suggestions for improvements.</t></abstract>
</front>
<seriesInfo name='BCP' value='58'/>
<seriesInfo name='RFC' value='3233'/>
<seriesInfo name='DOI' value='10.17487/RFC3233'/>
</reference>
<reference anchor="RFC4333" target='https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4333'>
<front>
<title>The IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) Member Selection Guide
lines and Process</title>
<author initials='G.' surname='Huston' fullname='G. Huston' role='editor'><organ
ization /></author>
<author initials='B.' surname='Wijnen' fullname='B. Wijnen' role='editor'><organ
ization /></author>
<date year='2005' month='December' />
<abstract><t>This memo outlines the guidelines for selection of members of the I
ETF Administrative Oversight Committee, and describes the selection process used
by the IAB and the IESG. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Prac
tices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for im
provements.</t></abstract>
</front>
<seriesInfo name='BCP' value='113'/>
<seriesInfo name='RFC' value='4333'/>
<seriesInfo name='DOI' value='10.17487/RFC4333'/>
</reference>
<reference anchor="I-D.ietf-mtgvenue-iaoc-venue-selection-process">
<front>
<title>IETF Plenary Meeting Venue Selection Process</title>
<author initials='E' surname='Lear' fullname='Eliot Lear'>
<organization />
</author>
<date month='June' day='14' year='2018' />
<abstract><t>The IASA has responsibility for arranging IETF plenary meeting Venu
e selection and operation. This memo specifies IETF community requirements for
meeting venues, including hotels and meeting room space. It directs the IASA to
make available additional process documents that describe the current meeting s
election process.</t></abstract>
</front>
<seriesInfo name='Internet-Draft' value='draft-ietf-mtgvenue-iaoc-venue-selectio
n-process-16' />
<format type='TXT'
target='http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-mtgvenue-iaoc-ven
ue-selection-process-16.txt' />
</reference>
<reference anchor="I-D.haberman-iasa20dt-recs">
<front>
<title>IASA 2.0 Design Team Recommendations</title>
<author initials='B' surname='Haberman' fullname='Brian Haberman'>
<organization />
</author>
<author initials='J' surname='Arkko' fullname='Jari Arkko'>
<organization />
</author>
<author initials='L' surname='Daigle' fullname='Leslie Daigle'>
<organization />
</author>
<author initials='J' surname='Livingood' fullname='Jason Livingood'>
<organization />
</author>
<author initials='J' surname='Hall' fullname='Joseph Hall'>
<organization />
</author>
<author initials='E' surname='Rescorla' fullname='Eric Rescorla'>
<organization />
</author>
<date month='November' day='27' year='2018' />
<abstract><t>The arrangements relating to administrative support for the IETF we
re created more than ten years ago. Since then, there has been considerable cha
nge in the tasks and in our own expectations. The IETF community has discussed
these changes and the problems they cause. The community has some sense of the
properties they expect from future arrangements, including those related to stru
cture, organization, personnel, and transparency. This document is a product of
a design team, focused on providing additional information to the community abo
ut solution options, as well as supporting analysis of the implications of those
options. This document reflects the final snapshot of the design team discussio
n and is published for historical posterity.</t></abstract>
</front>
<seriesInfo name='Internet-Draft' value='draft-haberman-iasa20dt-recs-03' />
<format type='TXT'
target='http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-haberman-iasa20dt-recs
-03.txt' />
</reference>
<reference anchor="I-D.ietf-iasa2-trust-update">
<front>
<title>Update to the Process for Selection of Trustees for the IETF Trust</title
>
<author initials='J' surname='Arkko' fullname='Jari Arkko'>
<organization />
</author>
<author initials='T' surname='Hardie' fullname='Ted Hardie'>
<organization />
</author>
<date month='February' day='4' year='2019' />
<abstract><t>This memo updates the process for selection of trustees for the IET
F Trust. Previously, the Internet Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) mem
bers also acted as trustees, but the IAOC has been eliminated as part of an upda
te of the structure of the Internet Administrative Support Activity (IASA). Thi
s memo specifies that the trustees shall be selected separately. This memo obso
letes RFC 4371. The changes relate only to the selection of trustees. All othe
r aspects of the IETF Trust remain as they are today.</t></abstract>
</front> <!-- draft-haberman-iasa20dt-recs-03 expired 05/31/19 -->
<xi:include href="https://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/public/rfc/bibxml3/refe
rence.I-D.draft-haberman-iasa20dt-recs-03.xml"/>
<seriesInfo name='Internet-Draft' value='draft-ietf-iasa2-trust-update-03' /> <!-- draft-ietf-iasa2-trust-update-03 RFC 8714 -->
<format type='TXT' <reference anchor="RFC8714" target="https://rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8714"
target='http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-iasa2-trust-updat >
e-03.txt' /> <front>
</reference> <title>Update to the Process for Selection of Trustees for the
IETF Trust</title>
<author initials="J." surname="Arkko">
<organization/>
</author>
<author initials="T." surname="Hardie">
<organization/>
</author>
<date month="January" year="2020"/>
</front>
<seriesInfo name="BCP" value="101"/>
<seriesInfo name="RFC" value="8714"/>
<seriesInfo name="DOI" value="10.17487/RFC8714"/>
</reference>
<reference anchor="ISOC" target="https://www.internetsociety.org/about-internet- <!-- [rfced] https://www.internetsociety.org/about-internet-society/governance-p
society/governance-policies/by-laws/"> olicies/by-laws/
<front> shows a date of October 2019. We have udpated the reference accordingly.
<title>Amended and restated By-Laws of the Internet Society</title> Please let us know if this is incorrect.
<author >
<organization>The Internet Society</organization>
</author>
<date year="2018" month="July"/>
</front>
</reference>
Original:
[ISOC] The Internet Society, "Amended and restated By-Laws of the
Internet Society", July 2018,
<https://www.internetsociety.org/about-internet-society/
governance-policies/by-laws/>.
-->
<reference anchor="ISOC" target="https://www.internetsociety.org/about-i
nternet-society/governance-policies/by-laws/">
<front>
<title>Amended and restated By-Laws of the Internet Society</title>
<author>
<organization>The Internet Society</organization>
</author>
<date year="2019" month="October"/>
</front>
</reference>
</references>
</references> </references>
<section anchor="acknowledgments" numbered="false" toc="default">
<name>Acknowledgments</name>
<t>Thanks to <contact fullname="Jari Arkko"/>, <contact
fullname="Richard Barnes"/>, <contact fullname="Brian E. Carpenter"/>, <co
ntact
fullname="Alissa Cooper"/>, <contact fullname="John C. Klensin"/>, <contac
t fullname="Bob Hinden"/>,
<contact fullname="Jon Peterson"/>, <contact fullname="Sean Turner"/>, and the
IASA2 Working Group for discussions of possible structures, and to the
attorneys of <contact fullname="Morgan Lewis"/> and <contact fullname="Brad Bidd
le"/> for legal advice.</t>
<t>Coauthor Hall performed work on this document before employment at the
Internet Society, and his affiliation listed in this document is for identificat
ion purposes only.</t>
</section>
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