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

04 June 2004
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Committee: Executive Committee of BoT
Document: excom-04-005
Revision:
Supersedes:
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by S. Bradner.
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Fred Baker (Chair)
Steve Crocker
Rosa Delgado
Glenn Ricart
Pindar Wong
Lynn St. Amour (President)
Scott Bradner (Secretary).
Lynn DuVal (ISOC Director of Finance)

Also Present for discussion on item I:
Leslie Daigle (IAB Chair)
Harald Alvestrand (IETF Chair)

The ISOC ExCom met from 10:05 am to 12:45 pm (EDT) June 4, 2004 via conference call.

I IETF Restructuring Update – Daigle/Alvestrand
Harald reported that the discussions at the IETF meeting in Minneapolis and Seoul foretold that there were major changes in the works including formalizing the IETF relationships with its suppliers, in particular, that the IETF needed to migrate to a situation where it had formal contracts with the organizations providing services to the IETF. They expect to follow an RFP process for this.

Lynn then reviewed the IETF support resolution passed by the board in Barcelona. The consensus of the ExComm was that the resolution would cover the development of an RFP but would not cover the release of an RFP or evaluating responses. Leslie agreed to make a formal request to the ISOC board for additional support at an appropriate time.

Pindar asked what the person that was to be hired in response to the board resolution would do. Lynn reported that the person would start out taking time to understand the functions of the secretariat and the other IETF services as outlined in the ‘job posting’ sent to IETF announce by Leslie and Harald. The person would then work on an RFP for the secretariat function as well as regularizing the relationships with the IETF’s other suppliers. Lynn reported on the status of the search for potential candidates for the IETF job. A number of people have been interviewed with two people looking like they would be good fits. Additional people may also be interviewed.

II IETF Restructuring Update –
In concluding the discussion, Lynn asked the ExComm how they thought she could best support Harald and Leslie. Steve reminded people that this was a particularly tense time. Harald and Leslie were continuing to feel their way through the process, therefore we need to be very supportive.

III PIR update
Lynn updated the ExComm on the status of PIR. She reminded the ExComm that PIR was still waiting for the IRS to rule on PIR’s request for 501c(3) status. She also suggested that ISOC review the Governance model in place and make any changes, if any are needed, later this fall in line with the PIR Board election process.

IV MISC/AOB
Lynn asked if there was AOB and Rosa asked what ISOC’s role would be in the new IETF. Lynn explained that the IETF could choose to be a cost center of ISOC, subsidiary of ISOC, or a stand-alone entity. Lynn noted that if the IETF decided to be a subsidiary that the relationship would be very different than that of ISOC and PIR. Lynn commented that Leslie and Harald should decide what the business model should look like first, then decide on the appropriate structure. The Bylaws would come later.

Pindar then asked if ISOC’s D&O insurance was current. Lynn DuVal responded that the policy was just renewed on May 31 and that the coverage was $10M.