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Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

No. 68 (September 15, 2008)
Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Board Meeting No. 68

15 Sep 2008, Teleconference

Author: S. Bradner
Date: 2008-09-15
Committee: BOT
Document: 08-68
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: S. Bradner
Access: board-only

The ISOC Board of Trustees met from 3:00 PM to 3:58 PM US ET on 15 September, 2008 via teleconference.

The following members of the Board of Trustees were present:

Patrik Faltstrom
Ted Hardie
Daniel Karrenberg
Franck Martin
Desiree Miloshevic
Alejandro Pisanty
Lynn St. Amour (President & CEO)
Bill St. Arnaud
Patrick Vande Walle
Bert Wijnen

Apologies were received from Raul Echeberria, Hiroshi Esaki and YAN Bao Ping.

Also present were:

Scott Bradner (Secretary)
ISOC staff

These minutes are based on notes from ISOC staff.

Daniel called the meeting to order at 3:00 PM US ET.

I. Agenda, Ratification of Minutes

It was moved and seconded that the minutes of the 67th meeting of the ISOC BoT be approved. The motion carried unanimously.

Resolution 08-17: Approval of the minutes of the 67th meeting of the Board of Trustees
RESOLVED that the minutes of the 67th Board meeting of the Internet Society held June 28th – 29th, 2008 in Paris, France are approved.

II. The appointment of Bert Wijnen as ISOC’s Liaison to the IETF NomCom.

It is noted that the board, based on discussion on the mailing list, agreed on August 26, 2008 to the appointment of Bert Wijnen as ISOC’s Liaison to the IETF 2008-9 NomCom.

III. Strategic Initiative Reviews: Key Achievements and Strategic Direction

PURPOSE: Updates on strategic Initiatives – 2009 – 2011, in order to get Board direction with respect to the high level strategic directions being pursued.

InterNetWorking
Strategic Outlook
Key Achievements – Strategic Directions

Leslie Daigle provided an overview of the InterNetWorking Strategic Outlook document. In response to a question, Leslie said that her reference to bandwidth management referred to the US network neutrality issue but that there were technical and public policy issues that were broader than the US discussion.

Leslie said that white papers related to IPv6 deployment were being developed and that ISOC had two studies under development (Study of government IPv6 support activities and ISOC Organizational member survey.) Leslie said that she was reaching out to the chapters to determine, for example, the local feeling about the level of IPv4 scarcity.In response to another question, Leslie said that at a high level, ISOC outlines its programmatic areas of interest in the three year plans, and prioritizes these areas based on where ISOC identifies an ISOC value-add, specifically for issues that impact the openness of the Internet and its collaborative model.

Trust & Identity

Lucy Lynch reviewed the Trust and Identity Initiative Update. She noted that while the initiative encompasses three major programs the current activity is focused on Identity.  She reported that activity to date has been serial in nature beginning with development of the Identity framework, and outreach to existing Identity communities (Identity Commons, W3C, Liberty and Concordia, etc.).  She noted that areas of particular interest include efforts to move current identity technologies toward greater inter-operablity and developing clear messages for end-users.

Enabling Access

Frederic Donck provided an overview of the status of the enabling access initiative.  He said that ISOC is perusing this initiative at the regional level, in particular the public policy part of the initiative. Frederic reported that the INET being organized in Dakar (Mid October) is specifically targeted at high level policymakers.  He noted that this meeting is being organized by ISOC in collaboration with ISOC Senegal and the Agence de Regulation des Telecommunications et des Postes (ARTP) of Senegal.

Frederic said that ISOC’s strategic regional and local advocacy plan which aims at addressing the goals of Enabling Access will be implemented through ISOC’s Regional Bureaus in partnership with key partners as CITEL or CTU in Latin America, UNECA, African Union and the Senegalese ARTP in Africa and other partners to be confirmed in South and South East Asia.

He reported that ISOC is also developing an Internet Development Benchmark study, scheduled to be issued in early 2009, which should offer the technical community and policymakers a unique tool to assess progress on access issues.  He also said that ISOC also aims to deliver specific access policy messages in 2009 and locally relevant policy materials.

IV. 2008 Mid-Year Performance Review and Year End Forecast

PURPOSE: Review 2008 Mid-Year Performance and 2008 Year end Forecast against approved Business Plan and Budget. Includes IETF and PIR Reviews.

Lynn and Greg Kapfer, ISOC’s CFO, reviewed ISOC’s performance to-date. Greg presented a report of ISOC financial activity through the second quarter. Included in this report was a forecast of the financials for the full year 2008. With this full-year forecast, ISOC expects to be under budget in every operating department, since ISOC has held several positions open as it seeks to fill the two senior positions (the Chief Operating Officer and the Vice President of Strategic Communications and Business Planning). However, ISOC will still grow in programmatic and departmental commitments from $7.8 million in 2007 to a forecast of $11 million in 2008, while managing this growth responsibly.  Greg noted that IETF is expected to be on budget for 2008, and its expenses for 2008 may be slightly under budget.

V. PREVIEW of Major Program Commitments and Total Budget for 2009 – 2011

PURPOSE: Provide a high level overview of the current state of the organization’s planning and budgeting activities. Board input is sought on overall direction.

L. St.Amour/G. Kapfer

  • Key Initiatives and Programs for ISOC (main areas covered above)
    – Update on Organization Restructuring
  • IASA Budget
  • PIR Contributions
    Lynn gave an update on the organization restructuring. She noted that ISOC had narrowed its search for both the COO  and Vice President positions. Greg then gave an overview of the budget process that will culminate in a 2009-2011 Plan and 2009 Budget Package to be considered by the Board at the November 22-23 Board meeting. Although early in the process, Greg noted that the IETF was nearing the completion of its budget process with probable results very near the contribution level requested of ISOC in 2008.- ISOC Headcount/Headcount expense
    Greg said that headcount in the expected ISOC budget would likely show an increase of about twelve staff, compared to the 2008 year-end budget of 36 full time equivalents.

VI. PIR Board of Directors Appointments for 2009

D. Karrenberg/L. St.Amour

1. Review formal documentation of the ISOC Appointment Process for the PIR Board of Directors

It was moved and seconded that the appointment process for PIR board members be approved. The motion carried unanimously.

Resolution 08-18: Approval of the “ISOC Appointment Process for the PIR Board of Directors”
RESOLVED that the ISOC Appointment Process for the PIR Board of Directors, dated 3 September, 2008 is approved.

VII – AOB

The meeting was adjourned at 3:58 PM US ET.

Summary of Resolutions

Resolution 2008-17: Approval of the minutes of the 67th meeting of the Board of Trustees

RESOLVED that the minutes of the 67th Board meeting of the Internet Society held June 28th – 29th, 2008 in Paris, France are approved.

Resolution 2008-18: Approval of the “ISOC Appointment Process for the PIR Board of Directors”

RESOLVED that the ISOC Appointment Process for the PIR Board of Directors, dated 3 September, 2008 is approved.