Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) (RFC1601)
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
This memo documents the composition, selection, roles, and organization of the Internet Architecture Board and its subsidiary organizations.
Network Working Group C. Huitema
Request for Comments: 1601 Internet Architecture Board
Obsoletes: 1358 March 1994
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.
This memo documents the composition, selection, roles, and
organization of the Internet Architecture Board and its subsidiary
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
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...