Articles of Incorporation of Internet Society (RFC2134)
Original Publication Date: 1997-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-15
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
These are the articles of incorporation of the Internet Society. They are published for the information of the IETF community at the request of the poisson working group. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
Network Working Group ISOC Board of Trustees Request for Comments: 2134 ISOC Category: Informational April 1997
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF INTERNET SOCIETY
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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 articles of incorporation of the Internet Society. They are published for the information of the IETF community at the request of the poisson working group.
1. ISOC articles of incorporation
To: Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Washington, D.C. 20001
We, the undersigned natural persons of the age of eighteen years or more, acting as incorporators of a corporation, adopt the following Articles of Incorporation for such corporation pursuant to the District of Columbia Non-Profit Corporation Act:
1. The name of the corporation is Internet Society.
2. The period of its duration is perpetual.
3. The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized are as follows:
To be a non-profit corporation (without capital stock), which shall be operated exclusively for educational, charitable and scientific purposes. Such educational, charitable, and scientific purposes shall include carrying on activities:
A. To facilitate and support the technical evolution of the Internet as a research and education infrastructure, and to stimulate the involvement of the scientific community, industry, government and others in the evolution of the Internet;
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RFC 2134 ISOC Articles of Incorporation April 1997
B. To educate the scientific community, industry and the public at large concerning the technology, use and application of the Internet;
C. To promote educational applications of Internet technology for the benefit of government, colleges and universities, industry, and the public at large;
D. To provide a forum for exploration of new Internet applications, and to stimulate collaboration among organizations in their operational use of the global Internet.
To exercise all the powers conferred upon corporations formed under the District of Columbia Non-Profit Corporation Act in order to accomplish the corporation’s educational, charitable and scientific purposes; and to take other actions necessary or convenient to effect any or all of the purposes for which the corporation is organized.
4. The corporation shall not issue any capital stock.
5. The corporation shall have classes of members, and the qualifications and rights of the members, including any right to vote, shall be as provided in the by-laws.
6. The board of directors of the corporation shall be known as the Board of Trustees. Except for the initial Board of Trustees, whose names are set forth in these Articles of Incorporation, the manner in which the Trustees are to be elected or appointed shall be as provided in the by-laws.
7. Provisions for the regulation of the internal affairs of the corporation, inc...