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

17 February 2004
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Committee: Executive Committee of BoT
Document: excom-04-002
Revision:
Supersedes:
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by S. Bradner.
Access: Unrestricted

Present: Fred Baker (Chair)
Steve Crocker
Latif Ladid
Kees Neggers
Glenn Ricart
Pindar Wong
Lynn St. Amour (President)
Scott Bradner (Secretary)

The ISOC ExCom met from 10:05 am to 12:30 pm (EST) February 17, 2004 via conference call.

INET’04 Update
Lynn reported that INET’04 is moving along quite well and that the program will be posted very soon. She reported that the blend of the local focus that IGC has done in their past conferences and the international focus of INET is developing quite well.

NDSS’04
Lynn reported that the recent NDSS conference wound up with 102 attendees, which is in line with the past few years. This was after some worry that the attendance would be significantly down. The financial results are not yet known.

Membership & Financial system
Lynn reported that ISOC has selected “gomembers Q system” for the new membership and financial management system. Planning is underway to implement it. The final quote was within the budgeted amount.

Governance Discussion
Lynn pointed out that many of the recent discussions of Internet governance have not included a number of topics that many people think should be included such as spam. She reported that the ITU was holding a workshop the end of the month to help figure out what should be included under the umbrella of Internet governance in preparation for the working group on Internet governance being formed by the United Nations in response to the request from the WSIS meeting. Lynn said that she, Rosa Delgado and Miriam Kuehne will be attending the ITU meeting. Lynn mentioned that George Sadowsky told her that he is now working on a UN sponsored background white paper for the UN task force. She reported that she told George that she did not feel that there was any conflict of interest between him working on the white paper and his role as an ISOC trustee. The Excomm discussed ways to engage the attention of the ISOC board on this topic.

Nomcom and Elections Update
Pindar reported on the work of the ISOC nomcom. He said that the nomcom process has been followed and he mentioned that the petition process deadline was rapidly approaching. Glenn reported on the status of the elections committee. He said that he is finalizing the lists of chapter and org members eligible to vote in the upcoming board election. He also reported that the elections committee is discussing what limits should be placed on electioneering.

PIR update
Lynn reported that the PIR board met via teleconference earlier today. She said that the board call was an active one and that the new board members were now current with PIR activities.

IETF Restructuring Update
Fred reported that Leslie and Harald have produced 3 Internet Drafts that will be used as a base for further discussion on IETF restructuring. The drafts propose that the ISOC would be involved in parts of the non-standards related parts of the IETF activities but that the specific role or roles are not yet clear.