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List of Board Resolutions

All Resolutions, Present to 1993

Resolutions in 1997

Resolution 1997-1: Confirmation of IAB Positions

RESOLVED, that the Board confirm the nominations of the IETF Nominations Committee to the IAB:

  • Steve Deering
  • Tony Hain
  • Erik Huizer
  • Cydi Jung
  • Robert Moskow
  • Charlie Perkins

Resolution 1997-2: Generic Top Level Domains Memorandum of Understanding

RESOLVED, that the Board endorses the generic Top Level Domains Memorandum of Understanding, and authorizes the President to sign the document on behalf of ISOC.

Resolution 1997-3: Appreciation of Claude Lemay

RESOLVED, that ISOC commends with gratitude Claude Lemay on his fundraising for INET’96.

Resolution 1997-4: Appreciation MIMOS and Telekom Malaysia

RESOLVED, that ISOC recognizes with gratitude the efforts of MIMOS and Telekom Malaysia to ensure the success of the ISOC 1997 Workshop.

Resolution 1997-5: Workshop Graduates ISOC Membership

RESOLVED, that the Board will provide a three year free ISOC membership to ISOC Workshop graduates, to be coordinated by specific solicitation of financial support.

Resolution 1997-6: INET’97 Appreciation

RESOLVED, that the Board commends the INET’97 Conference Chair, Tengku Mohd Azzman Shariffadeen, the INET’97 Program Chair, Professor John Hine, the INET’97 Program Committee, and the Malaysian host, MIMOS, on the success of INET’97.

Resolution 1997-7: INET’98

RESOLVED, that the ISOC Annual conference, INET’98, will be held in Geneva on 21 – 24 July 1998.

Resolution 1997-8: ISOC European staff member

RESOLVED, that the Board directs the Secretariat to work with the Geneva Chapter of ISOC to evaluate the establishment of an ongoing ISOC Staff presence in Europe.

Resolution 1997-9: NDSS’98

RESOLVED, that the Executive Committee will scrutinize the budget for NDSS’98 prior to adoption by ISOC.

Resolution 1997-10: ISOC 1996 Financial Report

RESOLVED, that the Board accepts the 1996 Financial Reports as a true and accurate state of the financial position of ISOC as of December 31 1996.

Resolution 1997-11: ISOC Gold Organisational Membership

RESOLVED, that the Board approves the establishment of a Gold Organisational Membership category, which allows the due accreditation of the organisational member in supporting ISOC, for an annual membership fee of USD 50,000.

Resolution 1997-12: ISOC Funding Objectives

RESOLVED, that the Board commits to raise USD 200,000 in annual membership dues by July 1997, USD 500,000 by December 1997, and a total of USD 1,000,000 in new membership by June 1998.

Resolution 1997-13: ISOC Individual Membership

RESOLVED, that the Board proposes a tiered individual membership structure to allow individuals to join at a higher membership fee. This proposal will be refined and implemented by the ISOC Secretariat.

Resolution 1997-14: Commendation to IAHC

RESOLVED, that the Board commends the IAHC on their efforts and outcomes relating to the gTLD name structure, noting the importance of the gTLD structure in ensuring the stability of further growth of this critical component of Internet infrastructure.

Resolution 1997-15: Commendation to Bruno Lanvin

RESOLVED, that the Board thanks with gratitude Bruno Lanvin in chairing the Geneva gTLD meeting May 1997, noting the success of the meeting was materially assisted by his efforts.

Resolution 1997-16: iPOC

RESOLVED, that the Board requests iPOC to take appropriate steps with the relevant anti-trust enforcement bodies to consult and seek guidance as to conformance with relevant legislation.

Resolution 1997-17: ISOC Chapter Policy

RESOLVED, that the Board adopts the following document as the ISOC Policy on the Establishment and conduct of Chapters of the Internet Society:

This document describes the Society’s policies and procedures in the establishment and conduct of chapters of the Internet Society

1. Establishment of Chapters

Any responsible party may submit a request to establish a chapter to the ISOC Secretariat.

ISOC’s Vice-President for Chapters (or designee) will consult with the ISOC Executive Director on the matter and provide some immediate response to the requesting party regarding the feasibility of establishing such a chapter.

The requesting party will then provide a detailed written charter for the proposed chapter, addressing all of the items contained in this policy statement and guideline.

Upon receipt of the final draft charter, a second review will be undertaken by ISOC and approval made by the Vice-President for Chapters in consultation with the Executive Director and the President.

If the response at any point in establishing a chapter is negative, the party can appeal directly to the Board of Trustees. Final approval of chapters lies with the Board of Trustees.

2. Purpose of Chapters

Chapters of the Internet Society serve the Society’s purposes by serving the interests of a segment of the global Internet community through a local presence, focus on local issues and developments, including cultural, commercial and use of local languages. Every chapter shall have an explicit statement of purpose.

3. Scope of Chapters

Chapters may be established on a non-exclusive basis to cater to the needs of any specific, cohesive community of interest. Generally this will be a regional community within national boundaries.

Where a significant overlap of the defined communities arises from the proposed creation of a new chapter, a compelling reason must exist for such a redundancy. This does not preclude formation of City/State/Province/Department chapters where a chapter already extends to national boundaries.

4. Funding of Chapters

Chapters will generally be funded by local membership dues or grants.

Chapters may also generate funds as follows:

Organizational members of ISOC may become organizational members of chapters by paying a supplemental fee, to be determined by the Chapter, directly to the Chapter.

An organization may become an “Individual Membership Partner” whereby it pays the ISOC membership fees for a minimum of five individuals and receives local chapter recognition for the organisational support.

Chapters may solicit funds from local organizations to support chapter activities.

Dues may be charged for chapter individual memberships in addition to the dues that the individual member pays to ISOC.

5. Public Positions and Statements

Specific officials of chapters may make public statements and take public positions as long as such statements are:

Related to and advance the purposes of the Internet Society

Not contrary to a position taken by the Board of Trustees

Prepared and presented in a professional manner

Not likely to give rise to any significant liability of a legal or juridical nature.

Where there is any question regarding the appropriateness of a public position or statement, the chapter is expected to consult with the Society’s headquarters. If the statement is one made before a governmental body outside of the national boundaries of the country within which the chapter is located, such consultation is mandatory and prior approval must be obtained.

The Society’s headquarters shall be informed of all significant public positions and statements taken or issued by a chapter, preferably in advance, but in any case within 24 hours after issuing the statement.

All public positions and statements made by a chapter shall clearly indicate the source as the “- – Chapter of the Internet Society”.

6. Members

All individuals and organizations falling within the defined scope of the chapter shall be eligible for membership without discrimination except for just cause.

All members of a chapter shall also be members of ISOC. Membership is not necessary, however, for participation in the activities of the society or its chapters.

The Chapter shall have at least 25 financial individual members of ISOC

7. Liabilities

The Internet Society shall not be liable for any act or omission or incurred liability of any kind of any Chapter.

8. Organization

Chapters will be encouraged but not required to constitutes themselves as not-for-profit corporate persons.

Chapters will have as a minimum a defined Board of Directors, Officers, a written charter, members and a fixed corporate address.

Chapters will be responsible for maintaining a current list of members that is available to the Internet Society Secretariat at all times. Arrangements may be made for the Internet Society Secretariat assisting chapters in this task.

Chapters may be subject to an annual review conducted by the ISOC Secretariat, or by an individual appointed by the ISOC Secretariat, to ensure that the chapter is adhering to ISOC and Chapter policies and procedures.

Chapters must submit to ISOC the chapter’s annual financial report, annual activity report, and other reports as may be requested by ISOC.

Chapters will have their status reconfirmed by the ISOC Secretariat at least once every 36 months.

9. Activities

A Chapter may undertake any activity reasonably related to and in furtherance of the purposes of the Internet Society in its scope of jurisdiction.

Resolution 1997-18: ISOC Membership for Developing Countries

RESOLVED, that the Board adopts a lower schedule of individual membership fee, namely $12 pa, without the provision of membership publication materials, to be made available to citizens of certain developing countries.

Resolution 1997-19: IETF Secretariat

RESOLVED, that the Board empowers the President of ISOC to enter into discussions with CNRI with the aim of establishing a contract with CNRI for the provision of IETF Secretariat functions.

Resolution 1997-20: Appreciation of Larry Landweber.

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees expresses its profound appreciation to Larry Landweber, noting in particular Larry’s successful efforts in regularizing the relationship between ISOC and the IETF, and the support of the IAHC initiative during his term as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and also noting his valued contribution as a long standing Vice-President for Conferences to the INET Conferences.

Resolution 1997-21: Appreciation of Emeritus Trustees Goto, Hahn and Kalin.

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees expresses its appreciation to Emeritus Trustees Goto, Hahn and Kalin for their support given to ISOC while serving as a Trustee of the Society.

Resolution 1997-22: Vice-President for Organizational Members.

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees establish the office of Vice-President for Organizational members to ensure that due focus and attention is provided to this area of ISOC support.

Resolution 1997-23: 1998 ISOC Nomination and Trustee Election Committee Timetable

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees adopt a timetable for the 1998 Trustee nominations and election process in accordance with the procedures of Resolution 94-19, commencing with the opening of the Nominations period on December 1, 1997. The timetable to be adopted is as follows:

December 1, 1997: Nominations Period Opens
December 30, 1997: Nominations Period Closes
January 9, 1998: Nominations Committee Announcement
February 23, 1998: Petition Period Closes
February 24, 1998: Candidate Announcement
March 24, 1998: Ballots Posted
April 1, 1998: Election Period Opens
May 30, 1998: Election Date
June 1, 1998: Challenge Period Opens
June 10, 1997: Elections Committee Certifies Result
June 20, 1998: Challenge Period Closes
July 10, 1998: ISOC Response to Challenge Period Closes
July 20, 1998: ISOC Board of Trustees Annual General Meeting

Resolution 1997-24: Nomination of POC members.

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees selects POC members by the following process:

  1. The Board undertakes an open call for nominations to the POC to the ISOC membership.
  2. Following closure of the Nominations period the President shall forward to the Board a full list of nominations and recommendations as to potential POC candidates.
  3. The Board will make the final selection via an electronic vote of the Board, using the adopted electronic voting procedure.

Resolution 1997-25: Legal Proceedings.

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees endorses the approach advocated by Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett and Dunner to proceed to a resolution of the legal action with Internet, Inc.

Resolution 1997-26: ISOC Audit Committee

RESOLVED, to appoint Christian Huitema (chair), Michael Conn and Tim O’Reilly to the ISOC Audit Committee.

Resolution 1997-27: INET’98 Bank Account

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees authorizes the President of ISOC to establish a Swiss Franc account and a U.S. dollar account, as needed, with a Swiss bank to support the financial operations of the INET’98 Conference and related events.

Resolution 1997-28: ISOC General Counsel

RESOLVED, to accept Mr Stuart D. Levi, Esq., of the law form Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, to be the Internet Society General Counsel.

Resolution 1997-29: gTLD Policy Oversight Committee appointments

RESOLVED, to nominate Mr Christopher Wilkinson and Mr David Maher as ISOC nominations to the gTLD Policy Oversight Committee.

Resolution 1997-30: gTLD Policy Oversight Committee appointment term

RESOLVED, to nominate that Mr Christopher Wilkinson be appointed for a three year term on the gTLD Policy Oversight Committee.

Resolution 1997-31: INET Conferences

RESOLVED, to operate the INET conferences on a business basis that ensures INET conferences become a source of income to ISOC with low levels of financial risk to the Society.

Resolution 1997-32: INET’98 Conference Budget

RESOLVED, that the INET’98 Conference Committee prepare a conference budget for INET’98 which uses levels of registration and sponsorship levels as encountered in previous INET conferences, for consideration by the Board no later than January 6 1998.

Resolution 1997-33: INET Conferences

RESOLVED, that the Vice President for Conferences advise the Board of the impact of setting surplus targets of USD 1M for each of INET’99 and INET’2000, and that this advice be tendered to the Board by March 1998

Resolution 1997-34: ISOC Chapters Liaison

RESOLVED, that the position of ISOC Chapters Liaison be established, and Alan McCluskey be initially appointed to this position.

Resolution 1997-35: ISOC Chapter Guidelines

RESOLVED, that the ISOC Chapter guidelines be amended to remove the phrase “except for just clause” from the membership provisions for ISOC Chapters.

Resolution 1997-36: ISOC Geneva Office

RESOLVED, that the Board accepts the funding offer of the Geneva Borse to support a continuing ISOC presence in Geneva, commencing immediately following INET’98, and for this to be reviewed six months following the establishment of this office.

Resolution 1997-37: IANA Evolution

RESOLVED, that the ISOC Executive Committee take an active role in the evolution of the IANA proposals and inform the Board on progress of this activity on a regular basis.

Resolution 1997-38: IANA Briefing

RESOLVED, that various IANA evolutionary models be presented to the ISOC membership for discussion by the membership and for note by the Board and IANA.

Resolution 1997-39: 1998 ISOC Trustee Nomination and Election Timetable

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees adopt a timetable for the 1998 Trustee nominations and election process, in place of Resolution 97-23, in accordance with the procedures of Resolution 94-19, commencing with the opening of the Nominations period on December 15 1997. The timetable to be adopted is as follows:

December 15, 1997: Nominations Period Opens January 15, 1998: Nominations Period Closes January 23, 1998: Nominations Committee Announcement February 23, 1998: Petition Period Closes February 24, 1998: Candidate Announcement March 24, 1998: Ballots Posted April 1, 1998: Election Period Opens May 30, 1998: Election Date June 1, 1998: Challenge Period Opens June 10, 1997: Elections Committee Certifies Result June 20, 1998: Challenge Period Closes July 10, 1998: ISOC Response to Challenge Period Closes July 20, 1998: ISOC Board of Trustees Annual General Meeting

Resolution 1997-40: General Counsel Waiver

RESOLVED, that the Internet Society waive any potential conflict of interest with regard to the Society’s General Counsel, Skadden, Arps Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and Mr Stuart D. Levi Esq., also providing legal services to the Policy Oversight Committee.

Resolution 1997-41: IETF Funding for 1998

RESOLVED, to include a budgeted expenditure of USD 250,000 to support the activities of the IETF within the 1998 ISOC budget.

Resolution 1997-42: ISOC 1998 Budget

RESOLVED, to accept the ISOC 1998 budget, limiting expenditure regarding the INET portion to new expenses of up to USD 25,000, for enabling ISOC operations over the month of January.