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Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) (RFC1358) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002182D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 5 page(s) / 11K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

L. Chapin: AUTHOR


Status of this Memo

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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


Section 1.

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


(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


Section 2.

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