The IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) Member Selection Guidelines and Process (RFC4333)
Original Publication Date: 2005-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Dec-20
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
G. Huston: AUTHOR [+4]
This memo outlines the guidelines for selection of members of the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee, and describes the selection process used by the IAB and the IESG.
Network Working Group G. Huston,
Request for Comments: 4333 APNIC
BCP: 113 B. Wijnen, Ed.
Category: Best Current Practice Lucent Technologies
Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC)
Member Selection Guidelines and Process
Status of This Memo
This document specifies an Internet Best
Current Practices for the
Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
improvements. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).
outlines the guidelines for selection of members of the
IETF Administrative Oversight Committee, and describes the selection
process used by the IAB and the IESG.
Administrative Support Activity (IASA) provides the
administrative structure required to support the IETF standards
process and to support the IETF's technical activities. Within this
activity is the office of the IETF Administrative Director (IAD) and
the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC). In addition to
the ex-officio roles of the IETF Chair and IAB Chair on this
committee, the IAB and IESG are each responsible for the appointment
of one voting member of this committee.
outlines the process by which the IAB and IESG make their
selections. This process will also be used in the event of mid-term
vacancies that may arise with these positions.
also provides guidance to the IETF Nominations Committee
regarding desirable qualifications and selection criteria for IAOC
guidance may be used by the Internet Society (ISOC) Board of
Trustees within its process of IAOC member appointment.
Huston & Wijnen Best Current Practice [Page 1]
RFC 4333 IAOC Member Selection December 2005
1.1. Overview of IAOC
The IASA is
described in [RFC4071]. It is headed by
a full-time ISOC
employee, the IETF Administrative Director (IAD), an officer
empowered to act on behalf of the IASA at the direction of the IAOC.
The IAOC's role
is to provide appropriate direction to the IAD, to
review the IAD's regular reports, and to oversee the IASA functions
to ensure that the administrative needs of the IETF community are
being properly met. The IAOC's mission is not to be engaged in the