Articles of Incorporation of Internet Society (RFC2134)
Original Publication Date: 1997-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
These are the articles of incorporation of the Internet Society. They are published for the information of the IETF community at the request of the poisson working group.
Network Working Group ISOC Board of Trustees
Request for Comments: 2134 ISOC
Category: Informational April 1997
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
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These are the articles of incorporation of the Internet Society.
They are published for the information of the IETF community at the
request of the poisson working group.
1. ISOC articles of incorporation
To: Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Washington, D.C. 20001
We, the undersigned natural persons of the age of eighteen years
or more, acting as incorporators of a corporation, adopt the
following Articles of Incorporation for such corporation pursuant to
the District of Columbia Non-Profit Corporation Act:
1. The name of the corporation is Internet Society.
2. The period of its duration is perpetual.
3. The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized are
To be a non-profit corporation (without capital stock), which
shall be operated exclusively for educational, charitable and
scientific purposes. Such educational, charitable, and scientific
purposes shall include carrying on activities:
A. To facilitate and support the technical evolution of the
Internet as a research and education infrastructure, and to
stimulate the involvement of the scientific community,
industry, government and others in the evolution of the
B. To educate the scientific community, industry and the public at
large concerning the technology, use and application of the
C. To promote educational applications of Internet technology for
the benefit of government, colleges and universities, industry,
and the public at large;
D. To provide a forum for exploration of new Internet
applications, and to stimulate collaboration among
organizations in their operational use of the global Internet.
To exercise all the powers conferred upon corporations formed
under the District of Columbia Non-Profit Corporation Act in order
to accomplish the corporation's educational, charitable and
scientific purposes; and to take other actions necessary or
convenient to effect any or all of the purposes for which the
corporation is organized.
4. The corporation shall not issue any capital stock.
5. The corporation shall have classes of members, and the
qualifications and rights of the members, including any right to
vote, shall be as provided in the by-laws.
6. The board of directors of the corporati...