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

05 November 2004
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Committee: Executive Committee of BoT
Document: excom-04-011
Revision:
Supersedes:
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by S. Bradner.
Access: Unrestricted

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

Apologies were received from Rosa Delgado and Pindar Wong.

The ISOC ExCom met from 10:07 am to 12:00 noon (EST) November 5, 2004 via conference call.

I PIR Update
Lynn St. Amour reported that PIR is developing a multi-year financial plan and that PIR has set a strategic goal of having $1 million available in unrestricted net assets by end of 2006.

Discussion on upcoming PIR Board elections
The ExComm talked about some individuals that could be possibly selected for the PIR board but came to no consensus. It was pointed out that the role of the ExComm in the selection of PIR board members was going to be discussed at the upcoming ISOC board meeting.

II ISOC BoT Meeting Preparations
Financial/Budget review
Lynn St. Amour presented a draft of the ISOC budget that will be discussed at the upcoming board meeting. She noted that she does not have solid budget numbers for the IETF restructuring effort. She said that she expected a more formal request from the IETF later today. Her estimate is that the IETF will need approximately $460 K in additional support in 2005.

Lynn reported that due to confusion in the ISI accounting department the RFC Editor budget will be exceeded by about $60 K this year. The extra money was used to hire additional people to speed up the processing of RFCs. This was needed because of a significant increase in the number of documents that were sent to the RFC Editor by the IETF.

Lynn noted that the draft budget includes $2.2 m for standards related efforts (this will be significantly lower in future years), $1.4 m for education efforts and $1.5 m for public policy. This includes $800K for external projects including SEINIT in education and public policy. A number of the ExComm members expressed the opinion that due to delays inherent in developing a process for supporting projects proposed by chapters, the ISOC might not be able to distribute as much in this area as Lynn had suggested. She said that the other projects included support for regional meetings such as AfNOG.