Monthly Report for the IAOC for June, 2005
Monthly Report for the IAOC for June, 2005.
"The IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) was formed
to provide appropriate direction to the IAD [IETF Administrative
Director], to review the IAD's regular reports, and to oversee IASA
functions to ensure that the administrative needs of the IETF
community are being properly met."
The IAOC is charged by BCP 101 with providing regular reports to the IETF
community; this monthly report is intended to serve as part of this
The current membership is (in alphabetical order):
Brian Carpenter, IETF Chair, ex officio.
Steve Crocker, appointed by the ISOC Board of Trustees for two years.
Leslie Daigle, IAB Chair, ex officio.
Ed Juskevicius, 1 Year NomCom Selection.
Kurtis Lindqvist, appointed by the IESG for one year.
Lucy Lynch, appointed by the IAB for two years.
Lynn St Amour, ISOC President/CEO, ex officio.
Jonne Soininen, 2 Year NomCom Selection.
In addition, Marshall Eubanks serves as the Secretary and scribe.
The IAOC conducts regular (presently weekly) teleconferences, for which
minutes are currently available at http://koi.uoregon.edu/~iaoc/. This
month included a Face to Face meeting of the entire IAOC, except for the
IETF Chair, on June 8th in Reston, Virginia.
The work conducted by the IAOC during the month of June centered on the
following areas : welcoming and beginning to work with the new IAD,
establishment of a Trust for IETF Intellectual Property Rights (IPR),
establishment of a contract for Secretariat Services, and various
In addition, in June the NomCom announced its selections for two new
members for the IAOC, which fills the IAOC as set out in BCP 101.
The New IAD :
In June, the IAOC began work with the new IAD, Ray Pelletier (whose hiring
was effective May 31st). With the assent of the IAOC, the IAD has now
assumed responsibility for routine interactions with NeuStar, and has had
meetings with the IAOC, the IETF Chair, the RFC Editor and others to gain
a better understanding of his new responsibilities.
IPR Trust :
On June 2nd, the IAOC Chair sent the IAOC's suggested revisions to the
proposed Trust document to CNRI. While a formal response has not yet been
received from CNRI, this topic was discussed during phone conversations
with Robert Kahn of CNRI by the IETF and IAOC Chairs (June 3rd) and by the
IAD (June 28th).
Contract for Secretariat Services :
At present, there is no outstanding contract for the services provided by
the IETF Secretariat. The IAOC is empowered by the BCP 101 to execute such
a contract and is pursuing this matter vigorously. The IETF Secretariat is
hosted by Foretec Seminars Inc., a subsidiary of the Corporation for
National Research Initiatives (CNRI). Foretec is currently in the process
of being sold to NeuStar, Inc. Assuming that this sale is completed, the
IAOC intends to contract with NeuStar, if mutually acceptable terms can be
reached, to provide these services for a term not to exceed 2 years, with
subsequent terms being contracted under a formal Request for Proposals.
On June 1st, the IAOC received a revised Services Agreement from NeuStar.
This was discussed at length with Mark Foster (CTO, NeuStar) and Jeff Neuman
(Counsel to NeuStar) as part of the face to Face meeting on June 8th. After
discussion, a new revision of this proposed Service Agreement was sent to
NeuStar on June 23rd by the IAD.
The IAD has initiated regular weekly phone calls with NeuStar personnel to
facilitate the progress of the proposed draft contract.
New Members :
The IAOC welcomed two new members during June, Jonne Soininen and Ed
Juskevicius, after selection by the IETF NomCom and confirmation by the
IESG. These new members complete the IAOC membership authorized by BCP
101. The IAOC intends to revisit its decision procedures and the selection
of the IAOC Chair once the new members have had the time to become
familiar with the existing structure.
The IAOC and the IETF Secretariat have placed a link to the IAOC web page
as part of the "Related Web Pages" line of the IETF main web page.
The IAOC plans to have Office Hours during the Paris IETF and has
requested a room for this from the IETF Secretariat.
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