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Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) (RFC1601)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002436D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 5 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Huitema: AUTHOR

Abstract

This memo documents the composition, selection, roles, and organization of the Internet Architecture Board and its subsidiary organizations.

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This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 26% of the total text.

Network Working Group C. Huitema

Request for Comments: 1601 Internet Architecture Board

Obsoletes: 1358 March 1994

Category: Informational

Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This memo documents the composition, selection, roles, and

organization of the Internet Architecture Board and its subsidiary

organizations.

1. IAB Membership

The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) shall consist of 13 voting

members, composed of the IETF chair and 12 full members. The IETF

chair, who is also the chair of the IESG, may vote on all official

IAB actions except the approval of IESG members. Ex-officio members

and a liaison from the IESG may also attend IAB meetings but shall

have no vote on official actions.

Voting IAB members shall serve for a term of two years, but may serve

any number of terms.

Members of the IAB shall serve as individuals, and not as

representatives of any company, agency, or other organization.

1.1 Selection of voting IAB members

Voting IAB members shall be nominated by the nominating committee

of the IETF and appointed by an appropriate group. The 12 full

members shall be approved by vote of the Board of Trustees of the

Internet Society (ISOC), while the IETF chair shall be approved by

vote of the 12 full IAB members then sitting. Normally, six new

full members are nominated each year.

The IETF nomination committee is formed every year and consists of

a non-voting chair designated by the Internet Society and seven

members picked at random from a pool of volunteers. Any person

who took part in two IETF meetings in the last two years may

volunteer for this pool. The nomination committee also includes

four non-voting liaison members, one designated by each of the

Board of Trustees of the Internet Society, the IAB, the IESG, and

the IRSG.

New IAB members shall be selected each year to replace those whose

terms have expired or been vacated. The nomination committee

shall prepare a list containing at least one candidate for each

open position, and present this list to the ISOC Board of

Trustees. The Board of Trustees will by a vote appoint IAB

members from the list of nominees to fill the open positions.

There is no limit to the number of terms that a member of the IAB

may serve. A member that wishes to be re-nominated at the end of

a term simply notifies the nomination committee. However, there

is no obligation for renomination.

1.2 Ex-Officio Members

The IRSG chair and the RFC Editor shall be Ex-officio members of

the IAB, with no vote in official actions. An ex...