Internet Society By-Laws (RFC2135)
Original Publication Date: 1997-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-15
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
These are the by-laws of the Internet Society, as amended, as of June 1996. They are published for the information of the IETF community at the request of the poisson working group. Please refer to the ISOC web page (www.isoc.org) for the current version of the by-laws. 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: 2135 ISOC Category: Informational April 1997
Internet Society By-Laws
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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 by-laws of the Internet Society, as amended, as of June 1996. They are published for the information of the IETF community at the request of the poisson working group. Please refer to the ISOC web page (www.isoc.org) for the current version of the by-laws.
1. Internet Society By-Laws
ARTICLE I - OFFICES Section 1. The principal office of The Internet Society shall be in the Area of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Section 2. The Society may also have offices at such other places as the Board of Trustees may from time to time determine or the affairs of the Society may require.
ARTICLE II - BOARD OF TRUSTEES Section 1. The Board of Trustees of the Society shall consist of not more than twenty Trustees unless and until such number is changed by action of the Board of Trustees. Each Trustee appointed or elected shall hold office for a term of three years, except when some shorter term is specified by the Board of Trustees with respect to the appointment or election of a particular Trustee. Only Regular Individual Members of the Society shall be eligible to serve on the Board of Trustees.
Section 2. The Board of Trustees is authorised from time to time, to make arrangements for the election of voting Trustees by the Regular Individual Members of the Society (as defined in Article VI, Section 3, Clause (1), of these By-Laws), such that the total number of Trustees shall not exceed twenty.
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RFC 2135 ISOC By-Laws April 1997
The President shall serve ex-officio as a non-voting Trustee.
With the exception of the President, all Trustees shall be elected by the Regular Individual Members of the Society or shall be appointed by the Board to fill a vacancy which arises because an elected Trustee has ceased to serve.
Any vacancy which arises because an elected or appointed Trustee has ceased to serve may be fill by appointment by the Board until a new Trustee is elected to fill this position for the remainder of the term, in an election of Trustees by the Regular Individual Members of the Society.
All Trustees appointed by the Board shall be by the affirmative vote of at least four-fifths of the members of the Board of Trustees then in office.
The Board shall seek to among the Trustees representative individuals from industry, from educational and nonprofit organisations and from government. The Board may also make such arrangements as it deems appropriate for the terms of Trustees to be staggered. A Trustee may serve additional terms provided that the number of successive terms shall not exceed two, except that service as an appointed Trustee prior to July 1995 shall not be counted in this...