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List of Board Resolutions

All Resolutions, Present to 1993

Resolutions in 2009

Resolution 2009-1: Revise the board agenda

RESOLVED, that the agenda for the board meeting be revised to move more of the closed discussion to Sunday morning.

Resolution 2009-2: Approval of Minutes of the 69th Board Meeting

RESOLVED, that the minutes of the 69th Board meeting of the Internet Society held November 22-23, 2008 are approved

Resolution 2009-3: Ratifying the Electronic Votes approving the 2009 IAB appointments.

RESOLVED, that the electronic votes approving the following individuals for the IAB as per RFC 3777 are ratified:

  • Marcelo Bagnulo
  • Vijay Gill
  • John Klensin
  • Danny McPherson
  • Jon Peterson
  • Dave Thaler

Resolution 2009-4: Ratifying Electronic Vote approving PIR Board Nominations Call

RESOLVED, that the electronic vote approving the 2009 Call for Nominations for the PIR Board of Directors and authorizing the ISOC President to issue such a call is ratified.

Resolution 2009-5: Accept the Nominations Committee Report

RESOLVED that the Report of the 2008-2009 Nominations Committee is accepted

Resolution 2009-6: ISOC Board of Trustees Welcomes New Chapters

RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new ISOC chapters which were chartered and approved since the last Board meeting:

  • ISOC Chad Chapter
  • ISOC India Kolkata Chapter
  • ISOC Philippines Chapter
  • ISOC Togo Chapter
  • ISOC San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

Resolution 2009-7: Ratify motion made in closed session

RESOLVED that the motion made in closed session is ratified. The motion made in closed session was:

Resolution 2009-8: Appoint a PIR Board member

RESOLVED that the ISOC Board appoints Maarten Botterman to the PIR Board for a 2009 – 2012 term beginning with the 2009 AGM of the PIR Board.

Resolution 2009-9: Board process under IETF BCP 10

RESOLVED that the board reaffirms that the normal ISOC board appointment processes be used to confirm appointments under IETF BCP 10.

Resolution 2009-10: Approval of the minutes of the 70th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held in San Francisco, 28-29 March, 2009.

RESOLVED that the minutes of the 70th Board meeting held in San Francisco, 28-29 March, 2009 are approved.

Resolution 2009-11: Approval of ISOC’s Investment and Funds Management Policy.

RESOLVED that ISOC’s Investment and Funds Management Policy, dated 18 May, 2009 is approved.

Resolution 2009-12: Approval of the Minutes of the 71st Board Meeting

RESOLVED, that the minutes of the 71st meeting of the Internet Society held by teleconference, 18 May 2009, are approved.

Resolution 2009-13: Approval of the Minutes of the 72nd Board Meeting

RESOLVED, that the minutes of the 72nd meeting of the Internet Society held by teleconference, 29 May, 2009 are approved.

Resolution 2009-14: Accept the 2008-2009 Election Committee Report

RESOLVED, that the Report of the 2008-2009 Elections Committee is accepted.

Resolution 2009-15: Recognition of outgoing Trustees

RESOLVED, that the board extends its sincere gratitude to the outgoing board members, Patrik Faltstrom, Franck Martin, Bill St. Arnaud and YAN Bao Ping for their dedication and outstanding service to the Internet Society.

Resolution 2009-16: Thank outgoing chair

RESOLVED, that the board thanks Daniel Karrenberg for his excellent work as Chair.

Resolution 2009-17: Appoint a Chair of the Nominations Committee

RESOLVED, that Daniel Karrenberg be appointed as Chair of the Nominations Committee

Resolution 2009-18: Appoint a Chair of the Nominations Committee

RESOLVED, that Daniel Karrenberg be appointed as Chair of the Nominations Committee

Resolution 2009-19: Approving a revised Audit Committee charter.

RESOLVED, that the Audit Committee Charter (the “Charter”) be amended and restated to indicate that in its review of the audited statements of the Internet Society, the Audit Committee relies on the independent audit of Public Interest Registry and the review by the Board of Directors of Public Interest Registry, and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Audit Committee is responsible for the review of the Annual Disclosure Forms submitted under the Internet Society’s Conflict of Interest Policy, with a report to be made to the Board of Trustees at least annually.

Resolution 2009-20: Approve ISOC Delegation Policy

RESOLVED, that the ISOC Delegation Policy is approved.

Resolution 2009-21: Appoint an Executive Committee

RESOLVED that Daniel Karrenberg, Desiree Miloshevic and Alejandro Pisanty be appointed to the Executive Committee along with Raul Echeberria (as Chair), Lynn St. Amour (as President & CEO), Ted Hardie (as Treasurer) and Scott Bradner (as Secretary).

Resolution 2009-22: Appoint an Audit Committee

RESOLVED, that Ted Hardie (as Treasurer) be appointed chair of the Audit Committee and Bert Wijnen and Hiroshi Esak be appointed as members of the Audit committee.

Resolution 2009-23: Approval of the minutes of the 73rd (and 2009 AGM) meeting of the Board of Trustees, held in Stockholm on the 24th July 2009

RESOLVED that the minutes of the 73rd Board meeting of the Internet Society held in Stockholm on July 24th, 2009 are approved.

Resolution 2009-24: Approval of the minutes of the 74th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held in Stockholm on July 24-25th, 2009

RESOLVED that the minutes of the 74th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held in Stockholm on July 24-25th, 2009 are approved.

Resolution 2009-25: Accept the 2008 Independent Auditors Report.

RESOLVED, that the board received the report of the ISOC audit committee and to accept the 2008 Independent Auditors Report.

Resolution 2009-26: Assigning Tax Return review to the Audit Committee

RESOLVED, that the ISOC Audit Committee be responsible for reviewing the draft ISOC Tax Return with input from the Excom as regards to compensation.

Resolution 2009-27: Approval of the Call for Candidates for the PIR Board of Directors

RESOLVED, that the Call for Candidates for the PIR Board of Directors is approved

Resolution 2009-28: Approval of Minutes of the 75th Board meeting

RESOLVED that the minutes of the 75th Board meeting of the Internet Society held September 21, 2009 are approved

Resolution 2009-29: Approval of the 2010 Nomination Committee

RESOLVED that Holly Raiche, Jonathan Zittrain, Khaled Koubaa, Olga Cavalli, Philip Smith and Rob Blokzijl be appointed as members of the 2010 Nominations Committee chaired by Daniel Karrenberg.

Resolution 2009-30: Approval of the 2010 Election Committee

RESOLVED that Fred Baker and Jonne Soininen be appointed as members of the Election Committee Chaired by Patrick Vande Walle.

Resolution 2009-31: Appoint a member of the IAOC.

RESOLVED that Eric Burger be appointed to the IAOC for a term starting at the start of the first day after the first IETF meeting in 2010 and ending at the end of the last day of the first IETF meeting in 2012.

Resolution 2009-32: ISOC Board of Trustees welcomes the new Liberia Chapter of the Internet Society

RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new Liberia Chapter of the Internet Society, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting

Resolution 2009-33: Authorizing a donation to the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”) in support of their Organizational evolution

WHEREAS the Internet Society (“ISOC”) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy. With offices in Washington D.C., USA, and Geneva, Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world.

WHEREAS the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. W3C is currently operated pursuant to two separate joint sponsorship agreements — one between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“M.I.T.”) and European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (“ERCIM”), and the other between M.I.T. and Keio University (“KEIO”);

WHEREAS W3C and ISOC recognize strong alignment between both organizations on a global open Internet, the Internet Ecosystem model, and our stewardship mission and responsibilities to the global Internet and end-users worldwide;

WHEREAS ISOC understands that pursuant to a 2009 report of a W3C Advisory Board task force, the W3C Advisory Board has recommended the creation of an independent W3C legal entity or lightweight Headquarters and W3C leadership intends to pursue the viability of W3C becoming an independent organization during 2010;

WHEREAS ISOC wishes to support this organizational evolution for a period of three years contingent upon progress being made towards such establishment and as reported through periodic reports;

WHEREAS ISOC will provide financial support to W3C, as outlined in ISOC’s 2010 – 2012 Business Plan and Budget, to assist W3C in establishing said independent entity or lightweight headquarters operation while also investigating means to increase collaboration with other parts of the Internet community;

WHEREAS ISOC and W3C recognize that W3C continues to be an independent organization and will make technical decisions according to its own process and that the financial support provided by ISOC will not encumber the W3C technical process;

Be It Resolved that ISOC expresses its willingness to facilitate W3C’s pursuit of an independent entity or lightweight headquarters operation in a manner to be identified in on-going discussions, and will explore and pursue further inter-organizational synergies including greater collaboration in mutually interesting activities and in communicating support for the Open Internet Ecosystem model.

Be It Further Resolved that the ISOC Board of Trustees further directs its President and CEO to assist the W3C in its evolution through such means as deemed appropriate, including the provision of staff expertise in fund raising, corporate governance, standards development, and communications.

Be It Further Resolved that the President and CEO of ISOC is hereby authorized, consistent with this motion, to execute such documents as necessary to effect the foregoing, and, as necessary or appropriate, to execute such other documents, correspondence or the like to provide assurances of the commitment of ISOC to the foregoing actions, in line with the principles expressed by the Internet Society Board of Trustees at the Internet Society Board meeting # 76 on Dec. 4-5, 2009.

Resolution 2009-34: Approve the 2010 Budget

RESOLVED, that the Board approve 2010 Budget as documented in the 2010-2012 Business Plan