Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) (RFC1358)
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) shall be constituted and shall operate as a technical advisory group of the Internet Society. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
Network Working Group L. Chapin, Chair Request for Comments: 1358 Internet Architecture Board August 1992
Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
Status of this Memo
This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) shall be constituted and shall operate as a technical advisory group of the Internet Society. Its responsibilities shall include:
(1) Expert and experienced oversight of the architecture of the worldwide multiprotocol Internet.
(2) The editorial management and publication of the Request for Comments (RFC) document series, which constitutes the archival publication series for Internet Standards and related contributions by the Internet research and engineering community.
(3) The development, review, and approval of Internet Standards, according to a well-defined and documented set of "Procedures for Internet Standardization". Internet Standards shall be published in the form of specifications as part of the RFC series.
(4) The provision of advice and guidance to the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Internet Society concerning technical, architectural, procedural, and (where appropriate) policy matters pertaining to the Internet and its enabling technologies.
(5) Representation of the interests of the Internet Society in liaison relationships with other organizations.
The IAB may be charged with additional responsibilities within the Internet Society, or undertake additional specific activities from time to time, as the needs and requirements of the Internet Society demand.
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RFC 1358 Charter of the IAB August 1992
The IAB shall consist of a number of members not to exceed 15. Members of the IAB shall serve in that capacity as individuals, and not as representatives of any company, agency, or other organization. Individuals shall be nominated for membership by:
(a) the IAB;
(b) the President of the Internet Society;
(c) the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society; or
(d) a duly executed petition of at least 1% of the current membership of the Internet Society, or, if the current membership of the Society exceeds 15,000, of at least 150 members, delivered to and validated by the Secretary of the Society.
The Internet Society Board of Trustees shall approve or disapprove such a nomination within 60 days. Approval shall be by the affirmative vote of at least three-fifths of the members of the Board of Trustees then in office.
Any member of the IAB may be replaced by the Board of Trustees, by the affirmative vote of at least four-fifths of the members of the Board of Trustees then in office, whenever in their judgement the best interests of the Society will be served thereby. A member of the IAB shall also be replaced, upon the confirming vote of a majority of the members of the Board of Trustees then in office, if and when a duly executed petition of at least 5...