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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          J. Arkko
Request for Comments: 8524 8714                                      Ericsson
BCP: 101                                                       T. Hardie
Obsoletes: 4371                                            February 2019                                             January 2020
Category: Best Current Practice
ISSN: 2070-1721

   Update to the Process for Selection of Trustees for the IETF Trust

Abstract

   This memo updates the process for selection of trustees Trustees for the IETF
   Trust.  Previously, the Internet IETF Administrative Oversight Committee
   (IAOC) members also acted as trustees, Trustees, but the IAOC has been
   eliminated as part of an update to the structure of the Internet IETF
   Administrative Support Activity (IASA).  This memo specifies that the
   trustees
   Trustees shall be selected separately.

   This memo obsoletes RFC 4371.  The changes relate only to the
   selection of trustees. Trustees.  All other aspects of the IETF Trust remain as
   they are today.

Status of This Memo

   This memo documents an Internet Best Current Practice.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   BCPs is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

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   https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8714.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  IETF Trust  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Selection of Trustees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     6.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     6.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

1.  Introduction

   This memo updates the process for selection of trustees Trustees for the IETF
   Trust.  Previously, the Internet IETF Administrative Oversight Committee
   (IAOC) members also acted as trustees, Trustees, but the IAOC has been
   eliminated as part of an update to the structure of the Internet IETF
   Administrative Support Activity (IASA).  This memo specifies that the
   trustees
   Trustees shall be selected separately.  See Section 3.

   This memo obsoletes RFC 4371. [RFC4371].  The changes relate only to the
   selection of trustees. Trustees.  All other aspects of the IETF Trust remain as
   they are today.  Section 2 copies the definition as it was in RFC
   4371,
   [RFC4371], only leaving out the part about trustee Trustee selection and
   adding a reference to the IETF Trust website.

   For a discussion of why this change is needed and a rationale for
   these specific changes, see [RFC8523]. [RFC8715].

2.  IETF Trust

   A Trust ("the IETF Trust") has been formed for the purpose of
   acquiring, holding, maintaining, and licensing certain existing and
   future intellectual property and other property used in connection
   with the administration of the IETF.  The Trust was formed by the
   signatures of its Settlors and initial Trustees.  The Settlors, who
   contributed initial intellectual property to the Trust, were ISOC and
   the Corporation for National Research Initiatives.  The Beneficiary
   of the IETF Trust is the IETF as a whole.

   Further details of the IETF Trust may be found at the IETF Trust's
   website, <https://trustee.ietf.org/>.

3.  Selection of Trustees

   This document revises the original Trustee selection procedures
   defined in [RFC4071] and [RFC4371] to eliminate the requirement that
   trustees
   Trustees be drawn from the members of the IAOC.

   In this newly revised IETF Trust structure, there will be five
   Trustees.  Three shall be appointed by the IETF Nominating Committee
   (NomCom) and confirmed by the Internet Engineering Steering Group
   (IESG), one shall be appointed by the IESG, and one shall be
   appointed by the Internet Society (ISOC) Board of Trustees.  The
   appointments by the IESG and the ISOC Board of Trustees do not
   require confirmation.

   The IETF Trust Chair informs the nominating committee of the Trustee
   positions to be reviewed.  The IETF Trust will provide a summary of
   the expertise desired of the Trustee candidates to each appointing
   body.

   A change to the Trust Agreement is required to put this change into
   effect, and this document requests that the current Trustees make
   this change at the earliest convenient time and no later than the end
   of the 104th IETF meeting in March 2019.

   The terms of the appointed trustees Trustees from the IETF NomCom shall be
   three years.  The initial selection shall be one, two, and three year
   terms in order to initially stagger the terms.  The other
   appointments by the IESG and the ISOC Board of Trustees shall be two
   year terms, with the initial terms being one and two years,
   respectively.  The goal of the staggered initial terms is to minimize
   potential Trustee turnover in any single year.  To maintain the
   staggered terms, each appointing body may, at its discretion, appoint
   Trustees for shorter terms as needed in exceptional situations, e.g.,
   for mid-term vacancies or when an appointment is not ready by the
   time of the first IETF meeting of the year.

   Once the initial trustee Trustee selections according to the procedures in
   this document are complete, and at each subsequent annual meeting of
   the IETF Trust (once new trustees Trustees are seated), the trustees Trustees shall
   elect one trustee Trustee to serve as IETF Trust Chair by a majority vote of
   the IETF Trust.

   Trustees appointed by the IETF NomCom may be recalled according to
   the recall process described in [BCP10].  Trustees appointed by the
   IESG or by the ISOC Board of Directors may be recalled by the
   appointing body.  For appointments made by the IESG, the IESG is
   expected to run an open selection process and to consider the
   necessary skill set and conflicts of interest as part of that
   process.

4.  Security Considerations

   This memo has no security implications for the Internet.

5.  IANA Considerations

   This document has no IANA actions.

6.  References

6.1.  Normative References

   [BCP10]    Kucherawy, M., Ed., Hinden, R., Ed., and J. Livingood,
              Ed., "IAB, IESG, IETF Trust, and IAOC IETF LLC Selection,
              Confirmation, and Recall Process: Operation of the IETF
              Nominating and Recall Committees", BCP 10, RFC 7437,
              January 2015, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/bcp10>.

              Dawkins, S., "IAB, IESG, and IAOC Selection, Confirmation,
              and Recall Process: IAOC Advisor for the Nominating
              Committee", BCP 10, RFC 8318, 8713,
              January 2018. 2020, <https://rfc-editor.org/info/bcp10>.

   [RFC4071]  Austein, R., Ed. and B. Wijnen, Ed., "Structure of the
              IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA)", BCP 101,
              RFC 4071, DOI 10.17487/RFC4071, April 2005,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4071>.

   [RFC4371]  Carpenter, B., Ed. and L. Lynch, Ed., "BCP 101 Update for
              IPR Trust", BCP 101, RFC 4371, DOI 10.17487/RFC4371,
              January 2006, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4371>.

6.2.  Informative References

   [RFC8523]

   [RFC8715]  Arkko, J., "Discussion of the IASA 2.0 Changes as They
              Relate to the IETF Trust", RFC 8523, 8715, DOI 10.17487/RFC8523,
              February 2019, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8523>. 10.17487/RFC8715,
              January 2020, <https://rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8715>.

Acknowledgements

   The authors would like to thank members of the earlier IASA 2.0
   design team: Brian Haberman, Eric Rescorla, Jari Arkko, Jason
   Livingood, Joe Hall, and Leslie Daigle.  The authors would also like
   to thank Alissa Cooper, Andrew Sullivan, Brian Carpenter, Lucy Lynch,
   and John Levine for interesting discussions in this problem space.
   The authors would also like to thank Russ Housley, Bob Hinden, Scott
   Mansfield, Alexey Melnikov, Suresh Krishnan, Mirja Kuhlewind, K├╝hlewind, Ben
   Campbell, Spencer Dawkins, Martin Vigoreux, Benjamin Kaduk, and
   Adrian Farrel for careful review.  Finally, the authors would like to
   thank the authors of [RFC4371], as the text from that RFC remains in
   this document.

Authors' Addresses

   Jari Arkko
   Ericsson
   FI-02700 Kauniainen  02700
   Finland

   Email: jari.arkko@piuha.net

   Ted Hardie

   Email: ted.ietf@gmail.com