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

19 October 2009
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Committee: Executive Committee of BoT
Document: Excomm-09-06
Revision:
Supersedes:
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by Scott Bradner.
Access: Unlimited

Present:
Raul Echeberria (Chair)
Ted Hardie (Treasurer)
Daniel Karrenberg
Desiree Miloshevic
Lynn St.Amour (President and CEO)
Alejandro Pisanty

Also present:
Scott Bradner (Secretary)

The Executive Committee of the ISOC BoT met on Monday 19 October, 2009 from 10:08 AM-12:09 US EDT by teleconference.

I. Opening Comments
The excom discussed the agenda and agreed to focus on the agenda for the November BoT meeting and maybe schedule another excom call if needed. Raul asked if anyone had any conflicts of interest with the agenda items for today’s meeting. No one said they had any.

Raul then asked if the excom is ready to approve the public minutes of past excom meetings that the Secretary has posted to the excom mailing list. The excom discussed the minutes and agreed to provide any comments by Monday October 26, at which point the Secretary will forward the minutes for publication (with any requested changes).

II. Review December 4-5th BoT Agenda
The excom discussed the draft schedule and agenda for the December 4-5th BoT meeting and provided suggestions to Lynn.

III. Discussion on possibly changing the PIR bylaws
Lynn noted that ISOC needed to approve any changes to the PIR bylaws. The excom discussed possibly of a change to the PIR bylaws informally requested by some members the PIR board. The excom agreed to forward the request to the full ISOC board for their consideration. In addition Raul will discuss the request with the chair of the PIR board.

IV. 2010 – 2012 Business Plan and Budget Update
Lynn reviewed the 2010 – 2012 Business Plan and budget update that had been previously distributed. The excom discussed the proposed business plan and the current state of the Society and the growing international challenges to the Internet model.

Lynn also reviewed the budget update that was previously distributed. She said that the budget was generally on target.  She noted that the IETF would be asking for an increase in funding for IT infrastructure. She also reviewed the PIR financial projections.

V. Update on ISOC working with another Internet organization
The excom discussed the financial implications of working with another Internet organization. Lynn reviewed, and the excom discussed, the report on cooperation between the ISOC and another Internet organization that had been distributed earlier.

VI. Board of Trustees Travel Policy Update
The board briefly discussed the draft ISOC travel policy. The excom made some suggestions to be considered by ISOC staff. Excom members were requested to send any additional comments on the draft by the weekend. Lynn can then post a revised version next week.