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

20 December 2004
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Committee: Executive Committee of BoT
Document: excom-04-013
Revision:
Supersedes:
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by S. Bradner.
Access: Unlimited

Present:
Fred Baker (Chair)
Steve Crocker
Rosa DelGado
Glenn Ricart
Lynn St. Amour (President)
Scott Bradner (Secretary).
Lynn DuVal (ISOC Director of Finance)

Apologies were received from Pindar Wong.

The ISOC ExCom met from 10:54 am to 11:58 am (EST) December 20, 2004 via conference call.

I – IETF restructuring update
Steve discussed the status of the ISOC Board IASA committee. He said that this ISOC board committee has not yet gotten fully up to speed but was beginning to discuss some issues. The excomm discussed the need for a discussion on the IETF requirements during the March board meeting. Lynn asked if the ISOC Board IASA committee was now ready to take over the responsibility for discussing the ISOC/IETF relationship from the ExComm from the perspective of the ISOC Board. Steve reported that it was.

II – PIR Update and Governance discussion
Glenn reported on the status of the ISOC board PIR committee. He said that the ISOC Board committee was getting up to speed and was ready to take over the responsibility from the ExComm, for the strategic alignment between ISOC and PIR.
Glenn also reported that the joint PIR-ISOC team was active and would also have a conference call early in the new year. He also reported that he talked to the PIR board about both the ISOC board PIR committee and the joint PIR-ISOC team.
Lynn added for completeness that there were three levels to the ISOC-PIR relationship:

  1. is the overall management of ISOC’s relationship with PIR, as PIR reports to ISOC the entity; and this is overseen by the ISOC CEO (with some rights reserved in the by-laws to the full ISOC Board) and;
  2. the ISOC Board PIR Committee which is charged with the strategic alignment between PIR and ISOC and;
  3. the Joint ISOC – PIR committee charged with ensuring we maximize our performance to commitments made in the bid in order to increase the likelihood of the .org renewal.

III – AOB
Lynn reported that George Sadowsky said that he would propose a specific ISOC election schedule in the near future. Lynn will send it to the board for Board approval as soon as she receives it. Lynn said that she would have an announcement of the ISOC budget and a spreadsheet version of the ISOC budget for publication on the ISOC web page later this week. Steve talked about his idea of creating a companion award to the Postel award more directed at people who promulgated or made use of the Internet in ways that have made an impact. The ExComm supported the idea and suggested that Steve prepare a specific proposal for the board.