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

17 October 2005
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Committee: Executive Committee of BoT
Document: excom-05-007
Revision:
Supersedes:
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by S. Bradner.
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Present:
Fred Baker (Chair)
Steve Crocker
Daniel Karrenberg
Patrick Vande Walle
Glenn Ricart (Treasurer)
Lynn St. Amour (President)
Scott Bradner (Secretary)

The ISOC ExCom met from 10:03 am to 12:09 pm (EDT) October 17, 2005 via conference call.

I – Update on ISOC Budget
Lynn reported that the IETF budget was being finalized. The IETF’s requirements are going to be higher than she had originally expected. This includes an increase in the budget for the RFC Editor. Lynn noted that she expects that a RFP will be issued for the RFC Editor function next year and the IAOC expects that the RFC Editor cost could be lower under a new vendor assuming the Statement of Work does not change significantly.

Glenn noted that the board had expressed a desire that ISOC build up a cash reserve fund to cover emergencies and asked Lynn if that was still in her plans. She responded that it was and that she felt that the reserve fund will be in good shape next year.

II – Ad-hoc ISOC IASA Committee update
Steve reported that the trust document is basically done but that Bob Kahn wants to wait to sign until the other pieces of the situation have been finalized including the Neustar contract. He said that there was a hope that everything will close around the time of the IETF Vancouver meeting.

III – Ad-hoc ISOC PIR Committee Update
Steve noted that there will be at least two and maybe three open slots on the PIR board that the ISOC will have to fill.

Glenn reported that the recent PIR board meeting focused on the relationships between PIR and the top tier of registrars. He said that PIR took these relationships seriously and was working on ways to make sure that they are good.

The Excom discussed the process for selecting PIR board members. The Excom concluded that the Ad-hoc ISOC PIR Committee had inherited the task of making a recommendation for PIR board members to the full Board from the Excom.

IV – Review of upcoming Board meetings
Lynn reviewed the proposed schedule for the upcoming ISOC and joint PIR-ISOC board meetings. The Excom discussed the proposed schedule and made some suggestions.

V – AOB