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Internet Society By-Laws (RFC2135)

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Original Publication Date: 1997-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 8 page(s) / 19K

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ISOC Board of Trustees: AUTHOR

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These are the by-laws of the Internet Society, as amended, as of June 1996. They are published for the information of the IETF community at the request of the poisson working group. Please refer to the ISOC web page (www.isoc.org) for the current version of the by-laws.

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Network Working Group ISOC Board of Trustees

Request for Comments: 2135 ISOC

Category: Informational April 1997

Internet Society By-Laws

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

These are the by-laws of the Internet Society, as amended, as of June

1996. They are published for the information of the IETF community

at the request of the poisson working group. Please refer to the ISOC

web page (www.isoc.org) for the current version of the by-laws.

1. Internet Society By-Laws

ARTICLE I - OFFICES

Section 1.

The principal office of The Internet Society shall be in the Area

of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Section 2.

The Society may also have offices at such other places as the

Board of Trustees may from time to time determine or the affairs

of the Society may require.

ARTICLE II - BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Section 1.

The Board of Trustees of the Society shall consist of not more

than twenty Trustees unless and until such number is changed by

action of the Board of Trustees. Each Trustee appointed or elected

shall hold office for a term of three years, except when some

shorter term is specified by the Board of Trustees with respect to

the appointment or election of a particular Trustee. Only Regular

Individual Members of the Society shall be eligible to serve on

the Board of Trustees.

Section 2.

The Board of Trustees is authorised from time to time, to make

arrangements for the election of voting Trustees by the Regular

Individual Members of the Society (as defined in Article VI,

Section 3, Clause (1), of these By-Laws), such that the total

number of Trustees shall not exceed twenty.

The President shall serve ex-officio as a non-voting Trustee.

With the exception of the President, all Trustees shall be elected

by the Regular Individual Members of the Society or shall be

appointed by the Board to fill a vacancy which arises because an

elected Trustee has ceased to serve.

Any vacancy which arises because an elected or appointed Trustee

has ceased to serve may be fill by appointment by the Board until

a new Trustee is elected to fill this position for the remainder

of the term, in an election of Trustees by the Regular Individual

Members of the Society.

All Trustees appointed by the Board shall be by the affirmative

vote of at least four-fifths of the members of the Board of

Trustees then in office.

The Board shall seek to among the Trustees representative

individuals from industry, from educational and nonprofit

organisations and from government. The Board may also make such

arrangements as it...