Internet Society By-Laws (RFC2135)
Original Publication Date: 1997-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
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.
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.
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
The principal office of The Internet Society shall be in the Area
of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
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
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.
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...