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Resolutions in 2017

Resolution 2017-01: Approve Consent Agenda
RESOLVED, that the following items contained in the Consent Agenda were approved and ratified:
 
a/ Resolution 2017-02: Approve the minutes of the 134th Board meeting
RESOLVED, that the minutes of the 134th meeting of the Board of Trustees, held on November 10-11, 2016, in Hyderabad, India are approved.
 
b/ Resolution 2017-03: Accept the 2016 year-end financial report from the CFO
RESOLVED that the report of the 2016 year-end financial report from the CFO is accepted.
 
c/ Resolution 2017-04: Accept the 2017 Action Plan update from the CEO
RESOLVED that the 2017 Action Plan update from the CEO is accepted.
 
Resolution 2017-05: Internet Society 401(K) Savings Plan Amendment
E-vote held January 24 to 31, 2017 and passed unanimously.
RESOLVED, that the Board approves an amendment to the Internet Society's U.S. employee 401(K) plan, modifying the definition of Highly Compensated Employee to “top-paid group election”.
 
Resolution 2017-06: Approval of the 2017 IAB slate
E-vote held February 11 to 20, 2017 and passed unanimously.
RESOLVED, that the 2017 IAB slate consisting of the following individuals is approved:
 
Jari Arkko
Gabriel Montenegro
Mark Nottingham
Robert Sparks
Jeff Tantsura
Suzanne Woolf
 
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Internet Society Board of Trustees thanks the IETF Nominations Committee and its Chair, Lucy Lynch, for their time and hard work.
 
Resolution 2017-07: Welcome new Chapter
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new Internet Society Panama Chapter, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.
 
Resolution 2017-08: Welcome new Special Interest Group
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees warmly welcomes the new ISOC Blockchain Special Interest Group, which was chartered and approved since the last Board meeting.
 
Resolution 2017-09: Appoint members of the PIR Board
RESOLVED, that the ISOC Board of Trustees appoints the following people to the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Registry for terms beginning in April 2017:
 
Jeffrey Bedser, for a term of three years,
Eric Burger, returning, for a term of three years,
Hartmut Glaser, returning, for a term of one year.
 
Resolution 2017-10: Accept the 2017 Nominations Committee report
RESOLVED that the report of the 2017 Nominations Committee is accepted.
 
Resolution 2017-11:  Support for Diamond Key Security
WHEREAS The Internet Society has supported the development of an open design of a Open Source Design Hardware Signing Module under the Cryptech project that started in 2013; and
 
WHEREAS The availability of Cryptech's Open Source Design of a Hardware Signing module bears the promise of an innovative paradigm shift that increases the Trust in the Internet in a manner aligned with the Internet Societies vision; and
 
WHEREAS W. Stuart Jones and Phil Roberts presented the case for a not-for-profit business called Diamond Key Security (The Company) that would support the furtherance of the Cryptech technology; and
 
WHEREAS The Internet Society wants to maintain all options open for a future organizational relation with The Company till after strategic deliberations in Summer 2017;
 
RESOLVED, that the Board grants $380,000 from the non-recurring PIR funds to the Company, led by W. Stuart Jones and Phil Roberts, for the purpose of The Company's establishment and interim operation, furthering the design of a commercially viable Cryptech based hardware signing module that contributes to the increase of the end-users' trust in the Internet and reaching out to the broader Internet community for partnerships, support and collaboration; and
 
FURTHER RESOLVED, that staff, in collaboration with the management of the Company, evaluates the feasibility of the company sustaining and furthering the Cryptech initiative and advises the board why it is important for the Internet Society to contribute, and keep the Board abreast of these investigations.