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

6 February 2012
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
Date 2012-02-06
Committee Executive Committee of the Internet Society Board of Trustees
Status Excomm-12-02
Maintainer Uncomfirmed
Access Unlimted

The Executive Committee of the ISOC BoT met on Monday 6 February, 2012 from 4:06 PM to 5:17 PM US EST by teleconference.

  • Eric Burger
  • Raul Echeberria
  • Eva Frolich
  • Philip Smith
  • Lynn St.Amour
  • Jonathan Zittrain
  • Scott Bradner (Secretary)
  • Internet Society staff
Opening Comments

Raul asked if anyone had any conflict of interest with any of the agenda items.  No one indicated any conflicts.
He also asked if anyone had any request to add to the agenda.   Eric, Lynn & Raul had additions which were put under AOB.

II. Approval of the minutes of the December 12 Exec-Com meeting

The excom approved the draft minutes as presented.

III.  March 10-11 2012 Board Meeting Agenda Review

Lynn reviewed, and the excom discussed, the full draft agenda for the upcoming Board meeting.

IV.   Staff Survey

The excom discussed the recent ISOC staff survey and responses to it.  The excom agreed that undertaking the survey was a good move, the results were positive and that it would be good to repeat it in a year or two.

V.  2012 Global INET Update

Scott Hoyt reviewed, and the excom discussed, the Global INET update he sent to the board.


a) IETF endowment

Lynn reported on the current thinking on creating an Open Internet Endowment.  This endowment would be aimed at supporting the IETF and other open Internet efforts. The excom discussed the concept.

b) Bylaws update

Eric reviewed, and the board discussed, a possible process and schedule for consideration of the by laws update.

c) Chapters

Raul noted that the ISOC could not have chapters in some countries because of US regulations.  He suggested that staff analyze the situation and report to the board on the extent of the problem and to propose what ISOC can do to address it.  The excom supported the idea.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:17 PM EST.