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Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

No. 14 (July 20-21, 1998) AGM
Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Board Meeting No. 14

20 – 21 Jul 1998, Geneva, Switzerland

Author(s): G. Huston (Secretary)
Date: 1998.7.28
Committee: BoT
Document: 98-14
Revision: 2
Supersedes:
Status: Adopted
Maintainer: G. Huston
Access: Unrestricted

The Annual General Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Internet Society, a non profit corporation organized under the laws of the District of Columbia, U.S.A. (“ISOC”), was held pursuant to notice at the Holiday Inn, Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday July 20 1998 and Tuesday July 21 1998.

Frode Greisen, Chairman of the ISOC Board of Trustees, assumed the duties of Chairman of the Meeting and called the Meeting to order at 1:40pm on July 20 1998. Geoff Huston, Secretary of the ISOC Board of Trustees, assumed the duties of Secretary of the Meeting and recorded the Minutes.

1. Attendance

The following members of the Board of Trustees were present at the Meeting:

Scott Bradner, Vinton Cerf, Susan Estrada, John Gilmore, Frode Greisen, Don Heath, Christian Huitema, Haruhisa Ishida, Christine Maxwell, Jun Murai, Tim O’Reilly, Jose Luis Pardos, Jon Postel, George Sadowsky and Ben Segal.

Apologies: Dave Farber

A quorum was present on both days.

Also attending the meeting were:

Geoff Huston (Secretary),

Stefano Trumpy (ISOC Advisory Council), Michael Conn (ISOC Advisory Council), Ole Jacobsen (ISOC Advisory Council), and Nicholas Trio (ISOC Advisory Council),

Brian Carpenter (IAB Chair),

Marty Burack (ISOC Secretariat), Mary Burger (ISOC Secretariat).

The chair welcomed as observers to the meeting the elected Trustees who assume office at the adjournment of the meeting:

Geoff Huston and Kees Neggers.

The meeting was open to observers.

2. Agenda

The agenda for the meeting was circulated prior to the meeting.

3. Approval of Minutes

The Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Trustees held on December 12 – 13 1997, at Washington, D.C., U.S.A., had been distributed for review prior to this Meeting.

The Minutes were unanimously approved.

4. Ratification of Electronic Votes

The Board ratified the suspension of the charter of the Thailand Chapter of the Internet Society.

Resolution 98-01 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.

The Board ratified the adoption of the 1998 ISOC Budget.

Resolution 98-02 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.

The Board ratified the acceptance of RFC 2282.

Resolution 98-03 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.

The Board ratified the confirmation of IAB members.

Resolution 98-04 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, and
John Klensin.

The Board ratified the adoption of the ISOC response to the US Green Paper.

Resolution 98-05 Adoption of Green Paper Response.

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

The Board ratified the adoption of the ISOC statement in response to the US White Paper.

Resolution 98-06 Adoption of White Paper Response.

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

5. President’s Report

The President, Don Heath, spoke to his report.

The President reported on the increasing intensity and volume of issues and activities requiring the attention of ISOC:

  • The Society’s participation in the Internet Domain Name System and broader Internet governance issues has now extended over two years, with greater calls for attention in the recent past.
  • Undertaking international conferences has become a more challenging task, with many other conferences competing for attention and attendance.
  • The Network Training Workshop remains the mainstay of the Society’s educational program, and it was noted that 1998 saw the introduction of multiple workshops, conducted in two locations, in four languages.
  • ISOC Chapter activity is also rising, with increased interest in chapter formation worldwide. In addition chapters are asserting a positive and influential role within local and regional Internet activities.
  • The ISOC publications “OnTheInternet” and the ISOC Forum continue to be produced on time, with high quality content.

The Society has been very active in the area of governance and policy development, and has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Commission, the Information and Communication Technology MoU, allowing ISOC to cooperate with European industry and government in the area of issue resolution.

In addition ISOC has been playing a role within the International Forum on the White Paper, intended to reach international consensus on the resolution of the DNS and of the administration of the functions currently under IANA including domain names, IP allocations, protocol parameters, and the root servers.

The longstanding ISOC and CNRI trademark dispute regarding registration of the name “Internet” remains unresolved at this stage, with no clear indication of whether a settlement is reachable.

The effort of securing a sound financial foundation for ISOC is progressing well, with the objective of reaching a funding reserve of some 6 to 9 months operating costs. The cash flow position is improving, and a financially successful INET’98 conference would be a significant boost to the cash flow position.

The President noted that ISOC is now on track financially and well positioned to tackle the next set of challenges.

6. Conference Report

The Vice President for Conferences, George Sadowsky, reported to the Board on conference activities.

6.1 INET’97

The Board noted that the finances of INET’97 are still unconcluded, with a number of outstanding accounts with the local conference host for INET’97. ISOC’s total loss for INET’97, if no further money is recovered, will total some USD 302,000, and the Vice President and President were urged to recover as much of the sums owing as possible.

The Board unanimously adopted the following resolution concerning the conclusion of the INET’97 finances.

Resolution 98-07 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.

6.2 INET’98

This report was presented immediately prior to the conference. The Vice-President for Conferences anticipated a successful conference, with an initial favorable outlook on both conference attendance and finances, in accordance with the conference budget.

The Board noted with gratitude the efforts of the Conference Chairs, the Program Committee, the Sponsor chairs and the Conference hosts, the Geneva Chapter of ISOC, in working to make the conference a success.

Resolution 98-08 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
MaryRose 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

6.3 INET’99 and INET’2000

It was reported to the Board that INET’99 will be held in San Jose on 22 – 25 June 1999. At this stage the Conference Committee and Program Chair are yet to be finalized, and rapid completion of these tasks is essential for the conference.

An ISOC Request For Proposals (RFP) is being prepared for INET’2000. The draft will be completed following the conclusion of INET’98, and then released to parties who had indicated interest in hosting the conference.

The Board noted that the number of Internet-related conferences had picked up dramatically in recent years, making competitive attention to the INET conference a major issue. The Board discussed various options for the conference, and noted that some market research input would assist the Society in ensuring that future INET conferences would be effective both in terms of content, attendance and financial performance.

6.4 Network Technology Workshops

The Board was informed of the successful undertaking of the 1998 Network Technology Workshops.

One stream of the workshops was hosted in Geneva, with four English tracks and 2 French language tracks. This stream had 162 students, drawn from 70 countries, and 43 teaching staff, drawn from some 18 countries. The Board’s thanks were extended to Cisco Systems for the loan of equipment, and publishers O’Reilly and Wiley for the donation of some 4,500 lbs. of books that were distributed to students.

The second stream was hosted in Rio De Janeiro, where 125 students were taught in Spanish and Portuguese in 4 tracks.

The Board expressed its thanks to the workshop organizers.

Resolution 98-09 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

6.5 NDSS’98

NDSS’98 concluded with a net financial outcome of USD 7,000 from a conference budget of USD 95,000. The Board noted that the attendance levels for this conference had dropped in response to a more competitive conference environment. It was recorded as the sense of the Board to continue with NDSS’99, but to review the situation as to further NDSS conferences at the next Board meeting.

7. Publications Report

Wendy Rickard Bollentin reported to the Board on the status of ISOC publications.

It was noted that the publication ‘OnTheInternet’ is being produced on time on a bimonthly basis. This publication is now complemented with an ISOC web site which contains full text of selected articles, advertising information and tables of contents. Advertising revenue for this publication remains below target, due in large part to the inability to secure an advertising representative or firm to handle this activity.

The ISOC Forum, the society’s electronic newsletter continues to publish monthly. There is a fair degree of positive response from the Society’s membership regarding this publication.

8. Financial Report

The Board considered the audited statement of the financial position of the Internet Society as of 31 December 1997. The total assets of the Society at this date was USD 1,212,906. Total revenue for the year was recorded at USD 2,981,700, and total expenses were USD 3,344,829, with an operating loss for the year of USD 363,129. It was noted that the major factor of this outcome was associated with INET’97 activities.

The Board unanimously adopted Resolution 98-10.

Resolution 98-10 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.

The Board considered monthly cash flow reports for 1998, noting that the cash reserved for the society was three months operating expenses, still below a secure operating margin. Further effort regarding corporate membership was required from all Board members.

The Board considered a balance sheet for ISOC as of 30 June 1998, together with an activity breakdown of income and expenses for the first six months of operation of the Society. The Board noted that assets have been built to USD 1,670,891, with a total fund balance of USD 504,629.

The Board noted the current membership report, including the current accounts receivable list. The Board requested the preparation of aged 60 and 90 day reports, to allow Board members to assist the Secretariat in the collection of organizational dues.

9. Elections Report

The Board noted the report from the 1998 Elections Chair, Scott Bradner, concerning the outcome of the 1998 Trustee Elections. It was noted that election ballots returns were 1,443, or 25%.

The Board noted that no challenges had been issued, and confirmed the elections result. Those elected to serve as trustees for 1998 – 2001 were Tim O’Reilly, Vinton Cerf, Christian Huitema, Geoff Huston and Kees Neggers.

10. Legal Report

The President reported on the current status of the legal action regarding the registration of the term “Internet”. While a settlement was anticipated earlier in 1998, current indications are that the action will progress to discovery. The Board endorsed the President to continue with this legal action within the budget allocation for this activity for 1998.

11. ISOC Membership

The Board considered a report of the Vice President for Organizational Members, Christine Maxwell, regarding options for increasing levels of membership in the Society.

The report explored the potential benefits through exercising an option of outsourcing ISOC membership administration, defining a ‘association level’ membership of ISOC, and a set of additional membership benefits relating to a discount in the purchase of goods and services.

The Board passed Resolution 98-11, following consideration of this report.

Resolution 98-11 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.

12. Chapters

The Vice President for Chapters, Vint Cerf, reported to the Board on the current status of ISOC Chapters.

It was noted that 33 chapters have been chartered by ISOC to date, with 14 chartered in the 12 months to July 1998. The Thailand Chapter is currently in suspension. A further 60 chapters are in discussion with ISOC over incorporation, with a total of close to 80 chartered chapters estimated to be active by the end of 1998.

The efforts of Jane Benson, Terry Weigler, Gordon Howell and Alan McCluskey in supporting chapter incorporation and activities were noted with appreciation.

There was Board discussion of a lower fee schedule for parts of the developing world, and the matter of maintaining the 25 member requirement for Chapter viability. These matters were nominated as areas for further development by the ISOC Chapter support team.

The Board unanimously adopted Resolution 98-12.

Resolution 98-12 ISOC Chapter Facilitator.

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

13. Standards Report

The Vice President for Standards, Scott Bradner reported to the Board. It was noted that the relationship between ISOC and the IETF is now without stress. It was also noted that Internet Standards are now referred to by the ITU. The Board also noted the current status with respect to the standardization of the IPv6 protocol.

It was also noted that the arrangement for CNRI to provide Secretariat services to the IETF are now in operation, with both the IESG Chair and CNRI in accordance with the arrangement. The Board considered the appropriate framework for this arrangement, and noted that a contract between CNRI and ISOC for the provision of such services was an approach which was recommended by the Board.

14. IAB Report

Brian Carpenter, the Chair of the IAB reported to the Board.

The Board noted the new IANA proposed ByLaws. It was noted that the IAB supported the IFWP process in general terms, and will support the transition to a new IANA structure. It was reported that ISOC would be looking to its resources to fund the IAB Protocol Council under the current proposed new IANA structure. The Board noted this potential fund raising task for the Society. The Board noted that the IAB envisages that it would be called to nominate individuals from the Internet engineering community to participate in the proposed IANA Board, and that the adopted IAB nominations process typically takes some 8 weeks to complete.

The IESG and the IAB had reviewed the RFC Editor proposal, and have endorsed the proposal to ISOC. The Board noted the proposal to the Internet Society for the provision of the RFC Editor task, and requested the President to execute the RFC Editor agreement with ISI.

The IAB had conducted a routing workshop, and had voiced some concern regarding the increasing deployment of various devices which impact on the end-to-end protocol operation of the Internet protocols.

The Board noted that the IAB will revise its charter document (RFC 1601), following completion of the IANA transition activity.

The Board adopted, with one abstention, Resolution 98-13.

Resolution 98-13 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.

15. POC Report

David Maher and Christopher Wilkinson reported to the Board on this matter.

It was reported that the POC has been taking an active stance on DNS issues, and there is notable recognition, particularly within the European region, that the POC / CORE operational model represents one of the more robust proposals for operation of the generic namespace. It was also reported that the ISOC European chapters are now actively engaged in public policy debate in the community at large.

It was also reported that the POC experience has lead to an active European community role in Internet policy matters, with an emerging panel of informed European individuals who are capable of representing regional perspectives within the broader Internet policy forum. The POC has proved to be a significant catalyst in this area.

The POC has published an open letter to IANA, indicating support for a corporatized IANA body, with separate councils for names, addresses and protocol activities. In addition the POC has published a study of the economic analysis of name registries, considering the implications of various organizational models of registry operation.

16. ISOC Advisory Council

Stefano Trumpy, the chair of the ISOC Advisory Council reported to the Board on the outcomes of the Advisory Council meeting of 20 July 1998.

The Board unanimously adopted Resolution 98-14.

Resolution 98-14 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.

17. Next Meeting

The next meeting of the ISOC Board of Trustees is scheduled immediately following the adjournment of this meeting, on Tuesday, July 21 1998, in Geneva, Switzerland.

18. Move to Adjourn

The Meeting was adjourned at 3:45pm, 21 July 1998.

Summary of Resolutions

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.