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

21 June 2004
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Committee: Executive Committee of BoT
Document: excom-04-006
Revision:
Supersedes:
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by S. Bradner.
Access: Unrestricted

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

The ISOC ExCom met from 10:04 am to 11:36 am (EDT) June 21, 2004 via conference call.

I IETF Restructuring Update
Lynn St. Amour reported that a public announcement would be made in the next few days of the appointment of Carl Malamud as a consultant to the IETF on the restructuring effort. Carl’s consulting job starts today (June 21st). She reported that the intent is to regularize the IETF relationships with its partners. Steve noted that Carl was co-chair (with Steve) of the IETF working group that reorganized the IETF after the Kobe blowup and understands the IETF quite well.

Lynn reported that the specific model of the relationship between the ISOC and the IETF needs to be worked out but that the model would be different than the ISOC/PIR model. Steve noted that the money flow is reversed in the two cases, with money flowing from the PIR to the ISOC and from the ISOC to the IETF. She predicted that the ISOC contribution would be around a third of the IETF budget (not including the RFC Editor).

Lynn reported that she, Fred and Leslie met with Bob Kahn and Patrice Lyons over dinner on June 8th She and Fred reported that the discussion over dinner went quite well even though they did not result in any specific agreement.

II PIR Update and Governance discussion
Lynn reported that there was a potential conflict issue on the PIR board since Dave Maher (a current board member) had expressed interest in applying for a staff position at PIR. She reported that a subset of the PIR board was discussing ways to avoid any conflict of interest.

Lynn reported that the PIR 501 C(3) application was still under way with a possible decision later this summer. Pindar requested that Lynn check with PWC to see if any changes in the PIR board (for example David taking a short-term leave of absence) should be reported to the IRS as part of the 501 C(3) evaluation.

III WSIS Governance
Lynn reported that the first WSIS prepcom meeting is to be held this weekend and that she and Board member Desiree Miloshevic are attending. She reported that the mailing list has mostly been quiet. She said that that the announcement of task force chair(s) could be made sometime in the next few months. Rosa said that she had heard that the task force process has been delayed (for example, they do not yet have a budget).

Rosa and Lynn discussed possibilities for IETF/ISOC involvement in the WSIS task force but more information is needed before developing a more concrete plan.