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Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

No. 47 (May 19, 2005)
Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Board Meeting No. 47

19 May 2005, Conference Call

Author: S. Bradner
Date: 2005-05-19
Committee: BOT
Document: 04-47
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: S. Bradner
Access: unrestricted

The ISOC Board of Trustees met via teleconference from 10:05 am to 12:05 pm US EDT on 19 May 2005, proper notice having been provided to the Board of the meeting.

The following members of the Board of Trustees were present on the conference call:

  • Fred Baker
  • Steve Crocker
  • Rosa M. Delgado
  • Desiree Miloshevic
  • Glenn Ricart
  • Stephen Squires
  • Lynn St. Amour (President)
  • Patrick Vande Walle
  • Margaret Wasserman
  • Apologies were received from Erik Huizer, Veni Markovski and Pindar Wong.

Also present were:

  • Scott Bradner (Secretary)
  • Jim Galvin (VP Chapters and Individual Members)
  • David McAuley (Membership Manager)
  • Lynn DuVal <duval@isoc.org
  • Mike Nelson (VP Public Policy)

The chair called the meeting to order at: 10:05 am US EDT.

I – change election process

Erik made a motion to change the elections process to have the last vote from an individual count during the election window rather than the first one. Steve Crocker seconded the motion. The board discussed the motion.There was a feeling that making a change of this type during an elections process was not a good idea. A number of board members felt that it might be reasonable to make this change for the next elections cycle and a few felt that this change would not be a good idea. The motion did not pass with 5 against and 3 abstentions.

II – Membership of the project funding committee

Glenn moved that Veni Markovski be added to the Project Funding Committee. – Desiree seconded the motion.The motion passed unanimously.

Resolution 05-03: Filling out the Project Funding Committee

RESOLVED that Veni Markovski be added to the Project Funding Committee.

III – Membership of Ad Hoc ISOC-IASA committee

Steve moved that the membership of the Ad Hoc ISOC-IASA committee be Steve Crocker (chair), Fred Baker, Scott Bradner, Stephen Squires, Margaret Wasserman, and Lynn St. Amour.Glenn seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Resolution 05-04: Staffing the Ad Hoc ISOC-IASA committee.

RESOLVED that the membership of the Ad Hoc ISOC-IASA committee be Steve Crocker (chair), Fred Baker, Scott Bradner, Stephen Squires, Margaret Wasserman, and Lynn St. Amour.

IV -Membership of Ad Hoc ISOC-PIR committee

Glenn moved that the membership of the Ad Hoc ISOC-PIR committee be Glenn Ricart (Chair), Fred Baker, Steve Crocker, Margaret Wasserman, Rosa Delgado, Pindar, Wong and Lynn St. Amour.Steve seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Resolution 05-05: Staffing the Ad Hoc ISOC-PIR committee

RESOLVED that the membership of the Ad Hoc ISOC-PIR committee be Glenn Ricart (Chair), Fred Baker, Steve Crocker, Margaret Wasserman, Rosa Delgado, Pindar, Wong and Lynn St. Amour.

V – IETF Administrative Restructuring Update

Steve reported on the status of the IAOC.He said that an offer had been made to a candidate for the IAD position.He also reported that progress is being made on negotiating an agreement with Bob Kahn for an IPR trust and that negotiations were starting with NeuStar over a contract for the IETF Secretariat.

VI – PIR Review

Glenn reported that the ISOC-PIR Joint Commitment Committee had met and worked out a schedule to review the commitments made during the .org bidding process.

VII – Internet Governance – WGIG/WSIS

Lynn noted the schedule for WSIS & WGIG.She said that the WGIG report is due to be published in July, ahead of the next WSIS preparatory meeting that will be held in September.She discussed some of the possible proposals in the WGIG report.The board discussed the implications of various possibilities.

VIII – European Chapter Council (ECC)

Lynn noted that there had been discussion on the board list about the role of the board in reviewing and approval of any ECC incorporation documents.Patrick noted that there was no formal ISOC resolution that the board should review ECC incorporation documents.He suggested that a phone call be setup between the ECC board and the ISOC legal council to discuss the legal documents.Fred suggested that such a call include the ISOC board.The board discussed if the ISOC board should review and approve ECC incorporation documents.During the discussion David & Jim said that they felt that the original understanding was that the board would review such documents.The consensus of the call was that the ISOC board would need to review and approve any ECC incorporation documents.

The suggestion was also made that an attempt be made to finalize the documents by the Paris board meeting and to invite the ECC board to meet with the ISOC board during that meeting.

IX – Chapter’s/Member’s Role in ISOC

Lynn reported that the ISOC staff was working on finalizing the Strategic Operating Plan.She said that one of the issues that they were dealing with was how to make it clear that the aim of the ISOC is to work for the interests of the Internet as a whole and not focus only on the interests of our members.Lynn agreed to start a focused discussion on the board list on how best to say this in the Strategic Operating Plan.

The call was adjourned at 12:05 pm.

Summary of Resolutions

Resolution 2005-4: Filling out the Project Funding Committee

RESOLVED that Veni Markovski be added to the Project Funding Committee.

Resolution 2005-5: Staffing the Ad Hoc ISOC-IASA committee.

RESOLVED that the membership of the Ad Hoc ISOC-IASA committee be Steve Crocker (chair), Fred Baker, Scott Bradner, Stephen Squires, Margaret Wasserman, and Lynn St. Amour.

Resolution 2005-6: Staffing the Ad Hoc ISOC-PIR committee

RESOLVED that the membership of the Ad Hoc ISOC-PIR committee be Glenn Ricart (Chair), Fred Baker, Steve Crocker, Margaret Wasserman, Rosa Delgado, Pindar, Wong and Lynn St. Amour.