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List of Board Resolutions

All Resolutions, Present to 1993

Resolutions in 1995

Resolution 1995-1: 1995 IAB Nominations

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees confirms the nomination of:

Yakov Rekhter
Elise Gerich
Jay Allard
Robert Moskowitz
Erik Huizer
Chris Weider

to serve on the Internet Architecture Board.

Resolution 1995-2: Assumption of Office of Elected Trustees

RESOLVED, that the term of office of elected Trustees shall commence at the adjournment of the next Board meeting following the completion of the Election process. The term of office for departing Trustees shall end at the adjournment of the next Board meeting following the completion of the Election process. The Board meeting is defined as having one agenda, which may extend over several days. The new Board may convene an organisational meeting after the completion of the meeting of the outgoing Board.

Resolution 1995-3: 1996 ISOC Nomination and Trustee Election Timetable

RESOLVED, that the Board adopts a Timetable for the 1996 Trustee nomination and election process in accordance with the procedures of Resolution 94-19:

November 1 1995 Nominations Period Opens
December 31 1995 Nominations Period Closes
January 15 1996 Nominations Committee Announcement
February 14 1996 Petition Period Closes
February 15 1996 Candidate Announcement
March 1 1996 Election Period Opens – Ballots posted
April 30 1996 Election date
May 1 1996 Challenge Period Opens
May 10 1996 Elections Committee Certifies Result
May 20 1996 Challenge Period Closes
June 9 1996 ISOC Response to Challenge Period Closes
June 9 1996 Completion of Election Process

Resolution 1995-4: Amendments to ISOC ByLaws

RESOLVED, that the following amendments are to be applied to the ISOC ByLaws:

  1. Delete Article II, pertaining to the Initial Period of Operations, in its entirety and redesignate succeeding Articles accordingly.
  2. In Article III, Section 1, second sentence, delete the phrase “… for a portion of, or all of, the Society’s Initial Period of Operations…”
  3. In Article III, Section 2, last sentence, amend the final phrase to read “… except that service as an appointed Trustee prior to July 1995 shall not be counted in this computation.”
  4. In Article V, delete Section 1 in its entirety except for the following sentence: “Any vacancy in an officer position shall be filled by an individual elected by the affirmative vote of at least a majority of the members of the Board of Trustees then in office.”
  5. In Article V, Section 2, delete the following phrase in the second sentence: “Except as specified in Section 1 of this Article,…”
  6. In Article V, Section 2, delete the following phrase in the third sentence: “After the Society’s Initial Period of Operations,…”
  7. In Article V redesignate Section 2 to Section 1, and Section 1 to Section 2.
  8. In Article VI, sub-Section 2(3), delete the second sentence reading: “Founding Member status is not available to an organisation which is a Start-up Member.”
  9. In Article VI, sub-Section 4(1)(a), change the word “contributes” to “contributed”.
  10. In Article VI, sub-Section 4(1)(b), change the phrase “is organised” to “was organised.”
  11. In Article VII, delete Sections 1 and 2 and renumber the other sections accordingly.

Resolution 1995-5: Casual Vacancies on the Board of Trustees

RESOLVED, that the Board adopts the procedure that, where a casual vacancy exists on the Board of Trustees which is to be filled by an elected Trustee in the next election, the vacancy shall be deemed to be filled by the candidate elected with the least number of votes in the election. The Board will determine the period of office for the casual vacancy to be one term of office at it relates to the provisions of the ISOC ByLaws.

Where multiple casual vacancies exist the elected candidate with the least number of votes will be deemed to fill the casual vacancy with the shortest period remaining, the elected candidate with the second smallest number of votes will be deemed to fill the next shortest casual vacancy, and so on.

A casual vacancy is defined to have occurred where a Trustee does not complete the three year term of office, and the casual vacancy is defined to exist until the expiration of the three year period associated with the original incumbents’ election.

Resolution 1995-6: Audited 1994 ISOC Financial Statements

RESOLVED, that the Board accept the audited 1994 Financial Statement as a true and accurate record of the financial position of ISOC for 1994.

Resolution 1995-7: ISOC Support to the IETF

RESOLVED, that the Board expend the sum of up to USD 125,000 in supporting the activities of the IETF over the period July – December 1995. The expenditure is to be directed by the Chair of the IETF under the purview of the ISOC Vice-President for Standards, for the purpose of providing flexibility of resourcing to the IETF and IESG outside of the existing IETF Secretariat funding.

Resolution 1995-8: ISOC Support of APNIC

RESOLVED, that the Board will provide organisational hosting to the operation of the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre.

Resolution 1995-9: US Trademark Action

RESOLVED, that the Board empower the ISOC negotiators to seek possible terms of settlement in the US trademark action.

Resolution 1995-10: Appreciation of Executive Director<

RESOLVED, that the Board express its appreciation of the Executive Director and his energetic efforts over the past 18 months in this role.

Resolution 1995-11: Appreciation of Vint Cerf

RESOLVED, that the Board expresses its profound appreciation to Vint Cerf for his tireless efforts as inaugural President of ISOC.

Resolution 1995-12: 1996 ISOC budget

RESOLVED, that Board accepts the 1996 ISOC budget, with a proposed revenue of USD $1,411,999, expenditure of USD $1,487,000, and an operating deficit of USD $76,000.

Resolution 1995-13: By-Laws Amendment relating to the establishment of an employed President.

RESOLVED, that the ByLaws of the Society shall be and hereby are amended as follows:

  1. In Article II, Section 2, insert at the beginning of the third sentence:

Except for the president,

and delete the following from the last sentence:

a trustee during the Initial Period of Operations shall not be counted in this computation, except that service as

  1. In Article II, Section 7, insert the following immediately after the words “or by vote at a meeting of the Board, or by the”

Chairman, or by the

and delete the following:

or by the Executive Director of the Society

  1. In Article II, Section 10, delete the following

and to the Executive Director,

  1. In Article IV, delete Section 1 in its entirety and replace it with the following:

The officers of the Society shall, at a minimum, consist of a Chairman, a President, a Treasurer and a Secretary, Except for the President, who shall be appointed as set forth in Section 4 below, each officer shall be elected for a one-year renewable term by the affirmative vote of at least a majority of the members of the Board of Trustees then in office. The Chairman shall be selected from among the members of the Board of Trustees who have been elected by the Regular Individual Members of the Society. A person shall not hold more than one office at a time.

  1. In Article IV, delete Sections 4 and 5, and replace them with the following:

Section 4. The Chairman of the Society, with the approval of the affirmative vote of at least a majority of the members of the Board of Trustees then in office, shall have the authority to appoint the President of the Society, who shall function as the Society’s Chief Executive Officer and shall be responsible for the day-to-day conduct of the Society’s activities. The President shall perform his duties subject to the direction of the Board of Trustees, and for such compensation and on other terms and conditions as the Board of Trustees shall determine.

Section 5. The President shall serve ex officio as a voting member of the Board of Trustees.

  1. In Article IV, Section 6, insert the following immediately before the beginning of the first sentence:

Except for the President of the Society, who shall be compensated as determined by the Board of Trustees under Section 4 above,

  1. In Article IV, Section 7, inset immediately before the beginning of the second sentence:

Except for the President, who may be removed as provided below,

and insert the following after the last sentence:

The President may be removed by the vote of a majority of members of the Board of Trustees then in office, and in accordance with the termination provisions of the President’s employment contract.

  1. In Article IV, Section 8, insert immediately before the beginning of the first sentence:

Except for the President, whose duties shall be prescribed by the Board of Trustees under Section 4 above and detailed in the employment contract,

  1. In Article IV, Section 9, substitute “Chairman” for President” each time it appears
  2. In Article VI, Section 2, substitute “Chairman” for “President”

Resolution 1995-16: By-Laws Amendment relating to Charter Members of ISOC

RESOLVED, that the ByLaws of the Society shall be amended, effective as of the conclusion of the Montreal July 1996 meeting of the ISOC Board of Trustees, conditional on ratification by the Boards of the Charter Members prior to the Montreal, as follows:

  1. In Article II, Section 2, second sentence, delete the phrase:

Each of the Charter Members of the Society (as specified in Article VI, Section 2, of these ByLaws) shall at all times have a right to designate one Trustee who shall thereupon be appointed by the Board; with this exception,

  1. In Article II, Section 10, second sentence, delete the phrase:

and in Article VI, Section 2 (1) (c) relating to Charter Members,

  1. In Article V, delete Sub-Section 2 (1) in its entirety and renumber sub-Sections 2 (2) and 2 (3) accordingly.
  2. In Article VI, Section 1, replace the entire section with the following text:

Section 3. In the event of the dissolution of the Society, the assets of the Society shall be distributed to a fund, foundation or corporation organized and operated exclusively for the purposes specified in Section 501(c)(c) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (or corresponding section of any future U.S. Federal tax code).

  1. In Article VII, Section 1, delete the phrase:

; provided, however that no amendment may be made which adversely affects the rights of a Charter Member without the unanimous consent of all then-existing Charter Members

Resolution 1995-17: ISOC Advisory Council Charter

RESOLVED, that the Advisory Council shall act in accordance with an Advisory Council charter, which shall be adopted by the ISOC Board of Trustees

Resolution 1995-18: Trademark Registrations

RESOLVED, that ISOC should make recommendations for open use of the term “internet” and to warn against inclusion of the names of structural components of the DNS in trademarked names to all trademark administrations, world wide.

Resolution 1995-19: Staff Matters

RESOLVED, that the Board delegate to the Executive Committee the responsibility to assign salary increases for staff for 1996.

Resolution 1995-20: Chapter Formation approval

RESOLVED, that Board approved the process whereby the Vice-President for Chapters may, at his discretion, determine to approve the formation of an ISOC Chapter in such cases where the minimum criteria for chapter formation are not formally met, on submission of justifying information.

Resolution 1995-21: Nominations Committee

RESOLVED, that the ISOC Nominations Committee shall consist of 7 members, where 5 members shall constitute a valid quorum.