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List of Board Resolutions

All Resolutions, Present to 1993

Resolutions in 2018

Resolution 2018-01: Approve the minutes of the 138th meeting of the ISOC Board
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 138th meeting of the ISOC Board of Trustees, held 18-19 November 2017 in Singapore, are approved.

Resolution 2018-02: Revision of Previous Board Resolution on Diamond Key Security Additional Funding
WHEREAS the Internet Society Board of Trustees passed Resolution 2017-60 in November 2017 to approve additional funding for Diamond Key Security to support the development of an open design of an Open Source Design Hardware Signing Module by Diamond Key Security (the “Company”); and
WHEREAS the funding was to consist of a grant in the amount of $500,000 and an unsecured loan of $1.4 million to be disbursed to the Company upon its receipt of a determination letter from the US Internal Revenue Service confirming the non-profit tax-exempt status of the Company; and
WHEREAS the Internet Society has received assurance from the Company and its attorneys that the determination letter will be received in the next 6 to 9 months and is highly likely to confirm the Company’s tax-exempt status, and
WHEREAS, after discussions with the Company, legal counsel and auditors, the Internet Society staff have recommended revising the proposed loan structure and removing the requirement that the Company receive a tax determination letter in advance of funding,
RESOLVED, that Resolution 2017-60 is hereby amended to read as follows:

WHEREAS, the Internet Society desires to support the development of an open design of an Open Source Design Hardware Signing Module by Diamond Key Security (the “Company”),
RESOLVED, that the Internet Society staff is authorized and directed to negotiate an agreement with the Company pursuant to which the Internet Society will provide the Company with a grant of $1.9 Million, $500,000 of which will be funded from PIR non-recurring funds and the remainder to be funded from the Internet Society’s net asset reserves; and
RESOLVED, that the terms of the agreement with the Company, including terms for grants back to the Internet Society in the event the Company becomes profitable, shall be subject to approval by the CEO; and
RESOLVED, that the Board approves the appointment of Olaf Kolkman to the Board of Directors of the Company; and
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the senior management of the Internet Society shall periodically report to the Board on the progress of the business of the Company.

Resolution 2018-03: Approval of the 2018 IAB slate
RESOLVED, that the 2018 IAB slate consisting of the following individuals is approved:

  • Ted Hardie
  • Christian Huitema
  • Erik Nordmark
  • Melinda Shore
  • Martin Thomson
  • Brian Trammell

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Internet Society Board of Trustees thanks the IETF Nominations Committee and its Chair, Peter Yee, for their time and hard work.

Resolution 2018-04: Appoint members of the PIR board
RESOLVED, The ISOC Board of Trustees appoints the following people to the Board of Trustees of the Public Interest Registry for terms beginning in mid-2018:

  • Narelle Clark for a term of two years
  • Jay Daley for a term of three years
  • Suzanne Woolf for a term of three years

Resolution 2018-05: Welcome new Chapters and Special Interest Groups
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the following new Internet Society Chapters and Special Interest Groups, which have been chartered and approved since the last board meeting:

  • ISOC Botswana Chapter
  • ISOC Guinea Chapter
  • ISOC Women’s Special Interest Group
  • ISOC Community Networks Special Interest Group

Resolution 2018-06: Accept the 2018 Nominations Committee report
RESOLVED that the report of the 2018 ISOC Nominations Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2018-07: Accept the 2018 PIR Nominations Committee report
RESOLVED that the report of the 2018 PIR Nominations Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2018-08: Recognition of outgoing PIR Board members
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees extends its gratitude to Ingrid Srinath for her service on the PIR Board from 2013 to 2018, and Hartmut Glaser for his service on the PIR Board from 2014 to 2018, and
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board extends a belated thank-you to Eric Burger, who served on the PIR Board from 2015 to 2017 and resigned before his term ended.

Resolution 2018-09: Policy Development Process
WHEREAS the Internet Society engages in policy development in support of an open, globally-connected, secure, and trustworthy Internet, and,
WHEREAS the Internet Society is committed to an open, transparent and inclusive process in constructing its policy positions, and
WHEREAS the Internet Society staff, at the request of the Board of Trustees, has documented its policy development process in the document “Policy Development Framework” which will serve as guidelines for community engagement.
RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees supports the Policy Development Framework documented by Staff and applauds and encourages ongoing engagement with the wider ISOC community, and requests that the staff, with input from the community, periodically update and republish the document.

Resolution 2018-10: Policies and Procedures of the ISOC Foundation
WHEREAS, the Board previously approved the formation of the Internet Society Foundation (the “Foundation”) and its application for tax exemption; and
WHEREAS, the application for tax exemption is currently under review by the Internal Revenue Service; and
WHEREAS, the senior management has today delivered a presentation to the Board outlining the governance, legal requirements, proposed grant programs and grant funding principles that would govern the operation of the Foundation; and
WHEREAS, the presentation included the proposal (i) that the Foundation fund programs and projects administered by non-profit organizations to advance the Internet Society’s mission; and (ii) that the Foundation shall establish structured grant programs to support specific areas within the mission of the Foundation; and
WHEREAS, the presentation included the proposal that during the current year the Foundation actively develop grant programs in the following areas: chapter community; community capacity building; technology and policy development research; innovation and disaster response and recovery; and
WHEREAS, during the Board’s discussion of this topic, the Board noted that the IETF has initiated a review that may result in the establishment of an additional area of funding,
NOW, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board hereby expresses its support for the principles contained in such presentation and the foregoing “Whereas” clauses and further instructs the senior management to continue to develop the policies and procedures to govern the operation of the Foundation in a manner consistent with such principles.

Resolution 2018-11: Approve the minutes of the 139th meeting of the ISOC Board of Trustees
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the 139th meeting of the ISOC Board of Trustees held 24-25 March 2018 in London are approved.

Resolution 2018-12: Approve the PIR Registry Services Amendments
RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees approves the proposed Registry Services Agreement, Addendum A, and the Amendment for Data Processing between the Public Interest Registry and Afilias plc.

Resolution 2018-13: Accept and convey actionable items to the 2018-2019 Board of Trustees 
RESOLVED, the 2017-2018 Board of Trustees accepts as accurate the following Summary of Agreed Board Action Items and,
FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board conveys this Summary to the 2018-2019 Board.

Summary of Agreed Board Action Items

At the close of each Internet Society board year, the outgoing Board of Trustees conveys to the incoming board a list of priorities which, based on its knowledge and experience, are crucial for the continued success of the organization.

Now at the close of its term, the 2017-2018 board conveys the following priorities to the 2018-2019 board:

I. Continue support for the 2018 Internet Society Action Plan,

II. Continue to support and develop the Internet Society Foundation as a vehicle to further the Internet Society’s mission through grant-funded programs,

III. Continue to support the Internet Engineering Task Force in its efforts to create a more independent and sustainable administrative structure.

Resolution 2018-14: Accept the Elections Committee Report
RESOLVED that the report of the 2018 Elections Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2018-15: Accept the Governance Committee Report 
RESOLVED that the report of the Governance Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2018-16: Accept the 2017 Independent Auditors Report
RESOLVED, that the 2017 Independent Auditors Report is accepted, in reliance on the PIR 2017 Independent Auditors Report as accepted by the PIR Board on May 22, 2018.

Resolution 2018-17: Accept the Audit Committee Report 
RESOLVED that the report of the 2018 Audit Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2018-18: Accept the Finance Committee Report 
RESOLVED that the report of the Finance Committee is accepted.