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

08 April 2015
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Date: 2015-04-08
Committee: Executive Committee of BoT
Document: Excomm-2015-04
Status: Confirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by Scott Bradner.
Access: Unlimited

Present:
Scott Bradner (Secretary)
Kathy Brown
Narelle Clark
Dave Farber
Bob Hinden (Chair, Board Chair)
Apologies were received from Jason Livingood and Rudi Vansnick.

Also Present
Kevin Craemer (ISOC staff)

The Executive Committee of the ISOC BoT met on Wednesday, 8 April, 2015, from 8:03 PM to 9:37 PM UTC via teleconference.

1. Opening Comments
Bob opened the meeting at 8:03 PM. He asked if anyone had any conflict of interest with any of the agenda items. No one indicated any conflicts.

2. CIGI Meeting at the Hague and ISOC paper on Collaborative Security
Kathy reported on ISOC’s efforts relating to the upcoming CIGI meeting in The Hague. She noted that she had published a blog post on the topic to reinforce ISOC’s position. She also noted that the ISOC paper on Collaborative Security will be announced next week and Olaf would follow up.

3. Update on IANA Transition
Kathy said that the DNS community may be on the path to a consensus. She noted that the SLA between the IETF and ICANN has not yet been signed by ICANN.

4. Endowment policy changes: next steps
Kathy said that she had discussed the proposed changes to the Endowment policy with the IAOC during the IETF meeting. She aid that the IAOC was supportive. She also noted that the IAOC was asked about the endowment during the administrative plenary – she reported that she explained the general idea of the changes to the meeting, which was also supportive.

5. Draft proposal to form legal entity in EU
Kathy and Greg Kapfer discussed their proposal to implement the board resolution enabling the establishment of local legal presences. The Executive Committee supported bringing the proposal to the Board.

6. Review of topics for next Board Teleconference
Bob reviewed a draft agenda for the upcoming Board Teleconference. He said that main purpose was to ratify e-votes so that they do not hang until the June teleconference. He said that there would be other topics including welcoming new chapters and an update on the IANA transition. He said that it is to be a short teleconference, no more than an hour.

7. Update on plans for AGM and InterCommunity2015
Kathy, Nicole Armstrong and Ruud Janssen proved, and the Executive Committee discussed an update on the planning for the global meeting in July. Kathy said that the staff would be providing additional details during the May meeting.

8. Approve minutes of 11 March Executive Committee call
The minutes were approved.

9. AOB
Kathy mentioned that the current audit would cover the election process over what org members were eligible to vote. She said that this was an important issue and the related processes needed to be clarified.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:37 PM.