Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) (RFC1358)
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
Status of this Memo
Network Working Group L. Chapin, Chair
Request for Comments: 1358 Internet Architecture Board
Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
Status of this Memo
This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does
not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is
The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) shall be constituted and shall
operate as a technical advisory group of the Internet Society. Its
responsibilities shall include:
(1) Expert and experienced oversight of the architecture of the
worldwide multiprotocol Internet.
(2) The editorial management and publication of the Request for
Comments (RFC) document series, which constitutes the
archival publication series for Internet Standards and
related contributions by the Internet research and
(3) The development, review, and approval of Internet
Standards, according to a well-defined and documented set
of "Procedures for Internet Standardization". Internet
Standards shall be published in the form of specifications
as part of the RFC series.
(4) The provision of advice and guidance to the Board of Trustees
and Officers of the Internet Society concerning technical,
architectural, procedural, and (where appropriate) policy
matters pertaining to the Internet and its enabling
(5) Representation of the interests of the Internet Society in
liaison relationships with other organizations.
The IAB may be charged with additional responsibilities within the
Internet Society, or undertake additional specific activities from
time to time, as the needs and requirements of the Internet Society
The IAB shall consist of a number of members not to exceed 15.
Members of the IAB shall serve in that capacity as individuals, and
not as representatives of any company, agency, or other organization.
Individuals shall be nominated for membership by:
(a) the IAB;
(b) the President of the Internet Society;
(c) the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society; or
(d) a duly executed petition of at least 1% of the current
membership of the Internet Society, or, if the current
membership of the Society exceeds 15,000, of at least 150
members, delivered to and validated by the Secretary of
The Internet Society Board of Trustees shall approve or disapprove
such a nomination within 60 days. Approval shall be by the
affirmative vote of at least three-fifths of the members of the Board
of Trustees then in office.
Any member of the IAB may be replaced by the Board of Trustees, by
the affirmative vote of at least four-fift...