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Updating the Term Dates of IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) Members (RFC7691)

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Original Publication Date: 2015-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-06
Document File: 8 page(s) / 7K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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S. Bradner: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Section 4 of RFC 4071 [BCP101] says "IAOC terms normally end at the end of the first IETF meeting of a year." Having the terms of the IAOC members expire at the end of the first IETF meeting of the year has proved impractical for the IAOC to carry out its business and to elect its Chair during the meeting week. For a number of years, the IAOC has improvised by defaulting to an informal process of having the transition occur during the administrative plenary (as the IESG does). This informal arrangement violates the letter of BCP 101. But even this arrangement is problematic if the transfer happens after the IAOC's face-to-face meeting takes place that week. Under the informal arrangement, the IAOC typically meets on the morning of the administrative plenary, which means that the incoming IAOC members, while present, are not seated.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                   S. Bradner, Ed. Request for Comments: 7691                            Harvard University BCP: 101                                                   November 2015 Updates: 4071 Category: Best Current Practice ISSN: 2070-1721

                        Updating the Term Dates of          IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) Members

Abstract

   BCP 101 defines the start and end dates for the terms of IETF    Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) members; these terms have    proven to be impractical.  This memo updates BCP 101 to direct the    IAOC to establish more practical start and end dates for terms of    IAOC members.

Status of This Memo

   This memo documents an Internet Best Current Practice.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    BCPs is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7691.

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 Bradner                   Best Current Practice                 [Page 1]
 RFC 7691               Term Dates for IAOC Members         November 2015

 Table of Contents

   1. Background ..................................................... 2    2. Updates to BCP 101 ............................................. 3    3. Security Considerations ........................................ 3    4. Normative References ........................................... 3    Editor's Address .................................................. 4

1.  Background

   Section 4 of RFC 4071 [BCP101] says "IAOC terms normally end at the    end of the first IETF meeting of a year."  Having the terms of the    IAOC members expire at the end of the first IETF meeting...