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

20 June 2005
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Committee: Executive Committee of BoT
Document: excom-05-005
Revision:
Supersedes:
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by S. Bradner.
Access: Unrestricted

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

The ISOC ExCom met from 10:07 am to 11:46am (EDT) June 20, 2005 via conference call.

I – Policy Hire Update
Lynn reported that she had received many applications for the policy position from all over the world. She said that many of them were well qualified. Lynn reported that she, Lyman Chapin and Mike Nelson had been interviewing candidates. She said that she expects to extend an offer within the next few weeks. She also mentioned that one or more of the candidates might be suitable for the open ISOC “education” position.

II – WGIG/WSIS Update
Lynn reported that the WGIG report will be published soon and will be presented at a WGIG/WSIS meeting in Geneva on July 18th. She also noted that ISOC needed to determine what role it wanted to play post-WSIS and that she would prompt the board to start the discussion. She will also work with members and chapters to collect and feed their input to the board.

III – Ad-hoc ISOC IASA Committee.
Steve reported that Ray Pelletier is getting up to speed as the IETF IAD. He reported that discussions were underway between the IASA and Bob Kahn as well as between the IASA and Neustar.

IV – Ad-hoc ISOC PIR Comm. Update
Lynn reported that there would be a PIR retreat in July that would include the PIR board, people from Afilias and Steve Crocker.

V – ISOC ECC – any additional action/information required for Board meeting
Lynn asked if the excomm felt that additional information was needed about the ISOC ECC relationship before the board meeting. She said that David could contact the ECC leadership to move the discussion along in preparation for the next board meeting. In particular, Lynn proposed that the staff would set up a call for mid-July with the ECC, ISOC board members that wished to attend and staff. The excomm supported that proposal.

VI – April Financial Statement Review
Lynn reported that the P&L and balance sheet were what they were expected to be at this time for the year. She noted that while the reserves were high this was a result of the one-time payment from PIR resulting from PIR being found to be non-profit and the reserves will drop somewhat over the year.

Lynn then discussed the state of the IETF funding. She said that IETF-related expenses were running behind budget due to a number of factors including the RFC Editor running behind budget due to slower than expected staffing.

VII – August 5 – 6, 2005 Board Meeting – Agenda Review
Lynn reviewed the proposed agenda for the upcoming board meeting that she had distributed to the excomm. She reminded the excomm that there would be a short meeting of the old board before seating the new board. She asked the excomm if there were any topics that should be added to the agenda. Rosa asked about the ECC. Lynn said that it was too early to know, it would depend on the outcome of the upcoming discussions between the ECC leaders and David. She said that she would check with David before distributing the agenda to the full board. Pindar suggested additional time be set aside for the chapter discussions. Lynn suggested starting the session earlier to add more time.