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List of Board Resolutions

All Resolutions, Present to 1993

Resolutions in 1998

Resolution 1998-1: Suspension of Charter of the Thailand Chapter

RESOLVED, that the Board suspend the charter of the Thailand Chapter of the Internet Society until the Chapter demonstrates its ability to support and argue the consequences of the Principles of the Internet Society, in particular with respect to the draft Internet Promotion Law currently under consideration in Thailand.

Resolution 1998-2: ISOC Budget for 1998.

RESOLVED, that the Board endorses the 1998 ISOC budget, noting a planned revenue for the year of USD $4,538,040, expenses of USD $4,345,290, and a planned operational surplus of USD $192,750.

Resolution 1998-3: Selection of IAB and IESG members.

RESOLVED, that the Board accepts the process for selection of IAB and IESG members, as documented in RFC 2282, and accepts the role of the Board described in this process.

Resolution 1998-4: Confirmation of IAB members.

RESOLVED, that the Board confirms the appointment of the following individuals to serve on the IAB, as advised by the IETF Nominations Committee:

Ned Freed,
Tim Howes,
Steve Bellovin,
Jon Crowcroft,
John Klensin,
and Brian Carpenter

Resolution 1998-5: Adoption of Green Paper Response.

RESOLVED, that the Board adopts the drafted response to the US Green Paper as an ISOC response.

Resolution 1998-6: Adoption of White Paper Response.

RESOLVED, that the Board adopts the drafted statement of response to the US White Paper as an ISOC response.

Resolution 1998-7: INET’97 Finances.

RESOLVED, that the Board supports the efforts of the President and the Vice President for Conferences to conclude the finances for INET’97, and authorizes them to undertake all reasonable efforts to recover all monies owing to ISOC from this activity.

Resolution 1998-8: INET’98.

RESOLVED, that the Board expresses its profound thanks to those who contributed to the success of the INET’98 conference:

INET’98 PROGRAM COMMITTEE

François Fluckiger, CERN, Switzerland
Jean-Claude Guédon, Université de Montréal, Canada
Harald Tveit Alvestrand, Maxware, Norway
David Billard, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Laura Breeden, Laura Breeden & Associates, United States
Lyman Chapin, BBN Technologies, United States
Line Cormier, Agence de la Francophonie/DDTI, France
Rosa Delgado, SITA, Switzerland
William J. Drake, Georgetown University, United States
Joan Dzenowagis, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Soledad Ferreiro, InfoEra S.A., Chile
Jacek Gajewsky, Research and Academic Network, Poland
Jürgen Harms, Université de Genève, Switzerland
Richard Hill, Université de Genève, Switzerland
John Hine, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Erik Huizer, SURFnet ExpertiseCentrum bv, The Netherlands
Ole Jacobsen, Cisco Systems, United States
Hans K. Klein, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Ken Klingenstein, University of Colorado at Boulder, United States
Glenn Kowack, Internet Enterprise Development, United States
Okhwa Lee, Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea
Hannes P. Lubich, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. Zurich, Switzerland
Christine Maxwell, Chiliad Publishing, France
Gerald Page, Poncet Turrettini Amaudruz Neyroud & Associés, Switzerland
Richard Perlman, Berkeley Internet Group, United States
Oliver B. Popov, University St. Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia
Richard Rodgers, National Institutes of Health, United States
Geza Turchanyi, MATAV, Hungary

INET’98 CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

CO-CHAIRS

George Sadowsky, Vice President for Conferences, Internet Society, United States
Mark Selby, President, Geneva Chapter, Internet Society, Switzerland

SPONSORSHIP

George Soros, Open Society Institute, United States
Claude Lemay, Alis Technologies, Inc., Canada
Werner Staub, Axone Services & Development, Switzerland

INET’98 DIRECTOR OF CONFERENCES

Torryn P. Brazell, Internet Society, United States

INET’98 GENEVA SECRETARIAT

Lynn St. Amour, Internet Society, Switzerland
Mary Rose Rudaz, Internet Society, Switzerland
Anna Dawson, Internet Society, Switzerland

CONFERON

Amy Henderson

PRESS RELATIONS

Alan McCluskey, Connected, Switzerland
Ueli Anken, Ouverture, Switzerland
Claudie Freire, Ouverture, Switzerland

VOLUNTEER CO-CHAIRS

Julia Field, Switzerland
Cornelis Koster, Switzerland

OTHERS

Sam Carmalt, SW Consulting, Switzerland
Stephane Koch, Switzerland
Fernando Lagrana, ITU, Switzerland
Alan Greenberg, McGill University, Canada

K-12 WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS

Bernard Cornu, Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maitres (IUFM), France
David Lassner, University of Hawaii, United States

DEVELOPING COUNTRIES NETWORKING SYMPOSIUM

Nii Quaynor, Network Computer Systems, Ghana
Rosa Delgado, SITA, Switzerland

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Richard Golding, Price Waterhouse
Pierre E. Jaquier, République et Canton de Genève, Switzerland
Bruno Lanvin, UNCTAD, Switzerland

INET’98 WORKING PARTY FOR LOCAL IT INFRASTRUCTURE

Jacques Flumet, University of Geneva, Switzerland
David Clerc, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Bertrand Ibrahim, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Daniel Agulleiro, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Edoardo Basilico, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Daniel Doubrovkine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Florent Glueck, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Anton Soudovtsev, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Frederic Schutz, University of Geneva, Switzerland

MBONE TRANSMISSION

Evi Nemeth, Colorado State University, United States

Resolution 1998-9: 1998 Network Technology Workshops.

RESOLVED, that the Board expresses its appreciation to the 1998 Network Technology Workshop organizers and sponsors:

Alan Greenberg, McGill University, Canada
Ben M. Segal, CERN, Switzerland
Jacques Guidon, Université Paris VII and INRIA, France
Florencio Utreras, ENRED and REUNA, Chile

NETWORK TRAINING WORKSHOP STAFF

Carla Rosenfeld, Internet Society, United States
Toby Riley, United States
Caroline Wieland, Switzerland

TRACK LEADERS

Brian Candler, Demon Internet Ltd., United Kingdom (T1)
Alan Barrett, UUNET Internet Africa, South Africa (T2)
Jill Foster, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom (T3)
Geoff Huston, Telstra, Australia (T4)

NETWORK TRAINING WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS

T1 INSTRUCTORS

Susan Hares, Merit Network Inc., United States
Mike Jensen, South Africa
Honza, Jirousek, UNDP, Czech Republic
Steve Huter, Network Startup Resource Center, United States
Sampemane Geetanjali, University of Illinois, India

T2 INSTRUCTORS

Sana Bellamine, Epoch Internet, Tunisia
Geer Jan de Groot, Berkley SW Design, Inc., United States

T3 INSTRUCTORS

Cindy Hao, Science Magazine, Canada
Carl Vincent, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
George Munroe, UNITE Solutions Limited, United Kingdom
Bert Stals, M&I/Stelvio, Netherlands
Ruvan Weerasinghe, University of Columbo, Sri Lanka

T4 INSTRUCTORS

Scott Bradner, Harvard University, United States
David R. Conrad, Internet Software Consortium, United States
Nur Zincir, Ege University, Turkey

F1 INSTRUCTORS

Roland Dirlewanger, CNRS, France
Alain Durand, IMAG Universite de Grenoble, France
Yves Legrandge’rard, Universite Paris 7, France
Francois Normant, Technologia, Canada
Philippe Regnauld, PROSA, France
Eric Stevance, BINTTA/MaliNet, France
Sylvain Zongo, Orstom, Burkinabe
Mireille Yamajako, EUNet, France

F3 INSTRUCTORS

Bruno Mannoni, Ministère de la Culture, France
Eric Payan, Universite Joseph Fourier, France
Jean-Luc Parouty, IMAG, France
Claude Darrieumerlou, DAG/DOSI, France
Malek Shabou, AFNIC, France

S1 INSTRUCTORS

Jose Luiz Ribeiro Filho, RNP, Brazil
Edmundo Viatale, U. de los Andes, Venezuala
Ermanno Piertosemoli, U. de los Andes, Venezuela

Resolution 1998-10: ISOC 1997 Financial Report.

RESOLVED, that the Board accepts the 1997 Financial Reports as a true and accurate report of the state of the financial position of ISOC as of 31 December 1997.

Resolution 1998-11: Association Membership of ISOC.

RESOLVED, that the Board agrees in principle to develop a new class of ISOC membership, that of association membership, with details of organizational structure, financial structure and cross-product impact to be refined for subsequent review by the Board.

Resolution 1998-12: ISOC Chapter Facilitator.

RESOLVED, that the Board endorse the appointment of Gordon Howell as ISOC Chapter Facilitator.

Resolution 1998-13: IANA Transition.

RESOLVED, that, mindful of its commitments to the Internet community, the Board will endeavor to support the IAB’s responsibilities within the structure of a new IANA.

Resolution 1998-14: ISOC Advisory Council Officers.

RESOLVED, that the Board approves in principle the nomination of up to 7 officers of the ISOC Advisory Council, subject to the Advisory Council’s ratification of this proposal.

Resolution 1998-15: Appreciation of Frode Greisen.

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees expresses its profound appreciation to Frode Greisen, noting in particular Frode’s contribution to ISOC as ISOC Treasurer for the period 1992 to 1997 and subsequently as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for 1997 to 1998.

Resolution 1998-16: Appreciation of Emeritus Trustee Ishida.

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees expresses its appreciation to Emeritus Trustee Ishida for his support given to ISOC while serving as a Trustee of the Society from 1993 to 1998.

Resolution 1998-17: 1999 ISOC Nomination and Trustee Election Committee Timetable

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees adopt a timetable for the 1999 Trustee nominations and election process in accordance with the procedures of Resolution 94-19 (as amended), commencing with the opening of the Nominations period on November 17, 1998. The timetable to be adopted is as follows:

November 17, 1998
December 17, 1998
December 19, 1999
January 22, 1999
January 29, 1999
February 26, 1999
March 1, 1999
May 3, 1999
May 3, 1999
May 13, 1999
May 23, 1999
June 12, 1999
June 21, 1999
Nominations Period Opens
Nominations Period Closes
Nominations Committee Announcement
Petition Period Closes
Candidate Announcement
Ballots Posted
Election Period Opens
Election Date
Challenge Period Opens
Elections Committee Certifies Result
Challenge Period Closes
ISOC Response to Challenge Period Closes
ISOC Board of Trustees Annual General Meeting

Resolution 1998-18: The Jonathan B. Postel Endowed Chair Fund

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees authorizes the President of ISOC to establish a bank account to support the establishment of:

The Jonathan B. Postel Endowed Chair Fund, and

Wachovia Bank, N. A. (the “Bank”) is designated a depository for these funds, and any one of the persons who now or hereafter hold the titles listed below or who are named below, are authorized to transact any and all business with the Bank concerning the Banks’ cash management and deposit services and other banking services.

Internet Society President and CEO Internet Society Chair of the Board of Trustees

Resolution 1998-19: The Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Fund

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees authorizes the President of ISOC to establish a bank account to support the establishment of:

The Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Fund, and

Wachovia Bank, N. A. (the “Bank”) is designated a depository for these funds, and any one of the persons who now or hereafter hold the titles listed below or who are named below, are authorized to transact any and all business with the Bank concerning the Banks’ cash management and deposit services and other banking services.

Internet Society President and CEO
Internet Society Chair of the Board of Trustees

Resolution 1998-20: ISOC Assistant Secretary

RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees authorizes the President of ISOC to appoint an ISOC Assistant Secretary. The duties of the Assistant Secretary shall be defined and delegated by the ISOC Secretary, and shall include signing forms and other documents that require the signature of the ISOC Secretary, in those cases where the Secretary is unavailable. Copies of the signed documents, and records of all other delegated actions shall be sent, promptly, to the ISOC Secretary.

Resolution 1998-21: Elections Committee Chair

RESOLVED, to amend the ISOC Procedures for Nomination and Election of Trustees such that the chair of the Elections Committee may be a Trustee, or Trustee Emeritus, with the qualification that the Trustee concerned is not standing as a candidate in the election.

Resolution 1998-22: Election of John Gage

RESOLVED, that John Gage be elected by the Board to serve out the uncompleted term of Jon Postel as Trustee of the Internet Society until a new trustee is elected to fill this position and takes office during the INET’99 event in June 1999.

Resolution 1998-23: Amendment of ISOC By-Laws

RESOLVED, that the ISOC Bylaws be amended to remove the words: “(as defined in Article VI, Section3, Clause(1) of these By-Laws)”

from ARTICLE II, Section 2 of the ISOC By-Laws.

Resolution 1998-24: 199 ISOC Budget

<9>RESOLVED, to give leave to the ISOC Executive Committee to approve the 1999 ISOC budget, subject to the following conditions:

  • changes in presentation of the budget, as recorded in the Board minutes,
  • with leave to the CEO to approve an operating budget which varies by no more than USD $50,000 in total financial outcome from the approved budget, and
  • incorporation of line expenditure items associated with the financial support of IANA functions

Resolution 1998-25: ISOC Budget Strategy

RESOLVED, that the Board states the strategic financial objective of achieving an organizational financial structure which includes an accumulation of no less than 6 months of operating expenses by January 2002.

Resolution 1998-26: Network Technology Workshop Budget

RESOLVED, to place an explicit entry in the annual ISOC budget to support the Network technology Workshop activity, and separate the Workshop and INET conference budgets.

Resolution 1998-27: ISOC Membership

RESOLVED, to develop and implement an approach to raising the level of individual membership of the Society, with the objective of enrolling 100,000 individual ISOC members by the year 2000.

Resolution 1998-28: ISOC Paper Publications

RESOLVED, that it is recorded as the sense of the Board to allow the suspension of production of the paper print version of the publication “OnTheInternet” within an adopted program of electronic publication.

Resolution 1998-29: ISOC Electronic Publications

RESOLVED, that it is recorded as the sense of the Board to endorse the expenditure of resources to support publication of “OnTheInternet” as an electronic publication.

Resolution 1998-30: Petition Period Definition

RESOLVED, that the ISOC Procedures for the Nomination and Election of Trustees be amended to allow petition candidates to file their petition with the chair of the Nominating Committee no later than 30 days following the announcement of nominated candidates.

Resolution 1998-31: ISOC Statement on Cryptographic Technology

RESOLVED, that in view of the developments under the Wassenaar Arrangement, the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society reiterates the position stated within RFC 1984. Export controls and usage controls are slowing the deployment of security at the same time as the Internet is exponentially increasing in social impact, and attackers are increasing in sophistication. Internet users are being placed in a dangerous position if they are forced to rely on insecure electronic communication through inappropriate restriction of the use of cryptographic technologies.

Resolution 1998-32: In Memory of Jonathan B. Postel

The Board expresses its deep sense of loss and mourning following the death of our fellow Trustee and friend, Jonathan B. Postel. Jon served as a Trustee from 1993 until his death in October 1998, and the Board, and the Internet Society, were the beneficiary of his good sense and practical approach to all matters considered by the Board. Goodbye Jon.