Minutes of the Meetings of the Executive Committee of the Internet Society

13 May 2015
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Date: 2015-05-13
Committee: Executive Committee of BoT
Document: Excomm-2015-05
Status: Confirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by Scott Bradner.
Access: Unlimited

Present:
Scott Bradner (Secretary)
Kathy Brown (President)
Narelle Clark
Dave Farber
Jason Livingood (Treasurer)
Bob Hinden (Chair, Board Chair)
Rudi Vansnick

Also Present
Kevin Craemer (ISOC staff)

The Executive Committee of the ISOC BoT met on Wednesday 13 May, 2015 from 8:04 PM to 9:34 PM UTC via teleconference

1. Opening Comments
Bob opened the meeting at 8:04 PM. He asked if anyone had any conflict of interest with any of the agenda items. No one indicated any conflicts.

2. Approve minutes of 8 April Executive Committee call
The minutes were approved as presented.

3. Discuss matter of Eric’s overlapping membership on ISOC & PIR boards
Bob reported that Eric is considering resigning from the ISOC board when he is seated as a PIR board member. Members of the Executive Committee said that they were not sure that resignation was necessary considering the brief overlap between the board terms.

4. Discuss possible e-vote to form a legal entity in European Union
Bob said that he was considering starting an e-vote to approve the establishment because it would reduce the time needed for the topic on the June 29th meeting agenda. Dave volunteered to run an e-vote.

5. Review schedule and draft program for new Trustee orientation
Bob reviewed the draft agenda for the new trustee orientation sessions. The Executive Committee supported Bob distributing the agendas to the new and continuing board members.

6. Review draft agenda for 29 June board teleconference
Bob asked if anyone had any comments on the draft agenda for board meeting 122. No one had any comments other than that the agenda appears to be routine.

Bob said that a call for indications of interest in the various officer and committee positions should be distributed early next month.

Kathy joined the call at this point.

7. Update on IANA Transition
Narelle reported on the current state of the IANA transition. She noted that there had been a blow up recently over the severability clauses in the IETF and RIR proposals. She said that the ICG had written to the ICANN board asking for clarification of the board’s view on this issue. The Executive Committee discussed the situation.

8. Update on plans for InterCommunity 2015
Todd Tolbert and Nicole Armstrong joined the call at this point.

Nicole provided, and the Executive Committee discussed, a presentation on the plans for InterCommunity 2015 (URL). Todd then reviewed, and the Executive Committee discussed, the technology approach to InterCommunity 2015. Kathy ran through the list of to-dos that needed to get done before the session.

Todd Tolbert and Nicole Armstrong left the call at this point.

9. Report on recent meetings: IAOC Retreat, I* Leaders, etc.
Kathy said that a number of issues were discussed at the I* meeting. The IANA severability issue came up in the context of the need to respect community processes. The statements that followed stressed the intention of the participants to work for a successful transition. She noted that Larry Strickland is reported to have said at a hearing today that the NTIA would not accept any IANA Transition plan that did not meet the criteria that the NTIA has published.

Kathy said that there had been a discussion in the IAOC retreat about future IETF meetings. She said that she had extended an invitation to the IETF during the IAOC and joint IESG/IAB meetings to participate in ISOC’s new branding initiative and that an initial meeting about participating had been held today.

10. AOB.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:34 PM.