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Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

No. 125 (October 15, 2015)
Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Board Meeting No. 125

Author: S. Bradner
Date: 2015-10-15
Committee: BOT
Document: 2015-125
Status: Confirmed
Maintainer: S. Bradner
Access: Unlimited

INTERNET SOCIETY

125th Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society, October 15, 2015.

The ISOC Board of Trustees met from 1:03 PM UTC to 2:33 PM UTC on Thursday, October 15, 2015 via teleconference

The following members of the Board of Trustees were present:
Walid Al-Saqaf
Kathy Brown
Gonzalo Camarillo
Gihan Dias
Hans Peter Dittler
Hiroshi Esaki
Bob Hinden
John Levine
Jason Livingood
Desiree Miloshevic
Alice Munyua
Sean Turner

Regrets were received from Narelle Clark.

Also present:
Scott Bradner (Secretary)
Kevin Craemer (ISOC Staff)
Greg Kapfer (ISOC Staff) (for part of the meeting)
Maarten Botterman (Chair of the PIR Board) (for part of the meeting)
Brian Cute (PIR CEO) (for part of the meeting)

Minutes taken by Scott Bradner.

1.  Welcome, Apologies and Declaration of Conflicts
Bob opened the meeting at 1:03 PM UTC.  Bob asked if anyone had any other business to add to the agenda.  Kathy said that she had an IANA related topic to bring up under AOB.  He then asked if anyone had any conflicts with the topics on the agenda.  Desiree said that she would recuse herself from the PIR related topics.

2. Approve minutes of the 124th meeting of the Board of Trustees
Sean moved to approve the minutes of the 124th board meeting. Hans Peter seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Resolution 2015-50: Approve the minutes of the 124th meeting of the ISOC Board of Trustees.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 124th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held 16 September 2015 in Half Moon Bay, California, USA are approved.

3. Welcome new Chapters and Special Interest Groups
PURPOSE: To welcome newly approved ISOC Chapters and Special Interest Groups.

Sean moved to welcome the new ISOC Ireland Chapter.  Desiree seconded the motion, which passed by acclamation.

Resolution 2015-51: Welcome the new ISOC Ireland Chapter.
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new Internet Society Ireland Chapter, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.

Hans Peter moved to welcome the new Internet of Food Special Interest Group.  Walid seconded the motion, which passed by acclamation.

Resolution 2015-52: Welcome the new Internet of Food Special Interest Group.
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new Internet of Food Special Interest Group, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.

4. Approve Call for Candidates and Timetable for 2016 PIR Board Appointments
PURPOSE: Approve the call for nominations and timetable for PIR Board appointments proposed by ISOC’s PIR Nominations Committee.

Jason moved to approve the call and timetable for the 2016 PIR director selections.  Alice seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Resolution 2015-53: Approval of the call and timetable for the 2016 PIR director selections.
RESOLVED, that the call for nominations for the 2016 PIR Director selections is approved as presented and the following selection timetable is adopted:

PIR Board of Directors Appointment Process Timetable

  • Board Approves Call: On or before October 30, 2015
  • Application Period Begins: October 31, 2015
  • Application Period closes/NomCom Review Begins: November 30, 2015
  • NomCom Review Ends/Slate sent to ISOC Board for Review: February 19, 2016
  • Board Review & E-vote: February 19, 2016 – March 18, 2016
  • New Directors Informed & Two Month On-Boarding Process Begins: March 21, 2016
  • Two Month On-Boarding Ends: May 23, 2016
  • New Directors Seated: May 23, 2016 or later.

The Board discussed the terms that need to be filled.

The meeting moved to executive session at 1:15 PM

5. Report on UN SDG Summit and onward to WSIS+10
PURPOSE: Receive a report on the recent United Nations Sustainable Development Summit and other events leading to WSIS+10.

Kathy provided, and the Board discussed, a report on the recent United Nations Sustainable Development Summit and other events leading to WSIS+10.

6. Update on IANA Transition 
PURPOSE: Receive a status report on IANA transition.

Kathy provided, and the Board discussed, an update on the status of the IANA transition in the run up to the ICANN meeting in Dublin.

7. AOB

7/1 – Kathy and the Board discussed options relating to possible IANA developments.

Desiree left the call at this point.

8. PIR Report
PURPOSE: 2015 Year-end update and current matters.

Maarten Botterman (Chair of the PIR Board), Brian Cute (PIR CEO), and Greg Kapfer (ISOC CFO) joined the call at this point.

Maarten Botterman and Brian Cute presented, and the Board discussed, the PIR 2015 year-end update and current PIR matters.

Maarten Botterman and Brian Cute left the call at this point.

The board discussed the PIR report.

John moved to adjourn.  Sean seconded the motion.  There being no objection, the meeting was adjourned at 2:33 PM.

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Summary of Resolutions

Resolution 2015-50: Approve the minutes of the 124th meeting of the ISOC Board of Trustees.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 124th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held 16 September 2015 in Half Moon Bay, California, USA are approved.

Resolution 2015-51: Welcome the new ISOC Ireland Chapter.
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new Internet Society Ireland Chapter, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.

Resolution 2015-52: Welcome the new Internet of Food Special Interest Group.
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new Internet of Food Special Interest Group, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.

Resolution 2015-53: Approval of the call and timetable for the 2016 PIR director selections.
RESOLVED, that the call for nominations for the 2016 PIR Director selections is approved as presented and the following selection timetable is adopted:

PIR Board of Directors Appointment Process Timetable

  • Board Approves Call: On or before October 30, 2015
  • Application Period Begins: October 31, 2015
  • Application Period closes/NomCom Review Begins: November 30, 2015
  • NomCom Review Ends/Slate sent to ISOC Board for Review: February 19, 2016
  • Board Review & E-vote: February 19, 2016 – March 18, 2016
  • New Directors Informed & Two Month On-Boarding Process Begins: March 21, 2016
  • Two Month On-Boarding Ends: May 23, 2016
  • New Directors Seated: May 23, 2016 or later.