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

20 May 2013
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Date: 2013-5-20
Committee: Executive Committee of the Internet Society Board of Trustees
Document: Excomm-13-06
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by Scott Bradner
Access: Unlimited

Present:
Scott Bradner (Secretary)
Raul Echeberria
Eva Frolich (BoT Chair)
Jason Livingood
Lynn St.Amour (President & CEO)
Theresa Swinehart

Regrets were received from Narelle Clark.

Also Present
Elizabeth Oluoch (ISOC)
Greg Kapfer (ISOC) (for topic IV)

The Executive Committee of the ISOC BoT met on Monday 20 May, 2013 from 7:06 AM to 7:39 AM US EDT via teleconference.

I. Opening Comments

Eva opened the meeting at 7:06 AM.  She asked if anyone had any conflict of interest with any of the agenda items.   No one indicated any conflict.

II. Approval of the Minutes of the April 11 Exec-Com meeting

The excom approved the minutes as submitted.

III. Continuing enhancement of the Board from Osprey

The excom discussed how continue the board work with Osprey since the board had decided to do so.

IV. Legal Presence of the Internet Society in Switzerland

Greg Kapfer reminded the excom of the board resolution from a while back to move forward with establishing a legal presence in a number of places including Switzerland.  He said that the board resolution was sufficient to proceed but since some time had passed the staff felt that it would be a good idea to check in with the excom before proceeding.  The motion Greg referred to was Resolution 11-43:

Resolution 11-43: Establishing Formal Presence in ISOC’s Global Regions
RESOLVED that the ISOC Board authorizes ISOC to establish legal presences in Asia/Pacific, Africa and Europe and to study the possibility of establishing legal presences in other areas for the purpose of supporting the ISOC mission. Activities of these legal presences are limited to activities that do not affect the non-profit status of the Internet Society.

The excom had no problem with moving ahead with establishing the foundation.

IV. AOB

I.  Appointment of PIR board members.

Eva noted that appointment process was underway and for input on the next steps. The consensus of the excom was to take a straw poll and then evaluate the level of agreement.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:39 AM.