draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-01.txt   draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-02.txt 
IETF Administrative Support Activity 2 G. Camarillo IETF Administrative Support Activity 2 G. Camarillo
Internet-Draft Ericsson Internet-Draft Ericsson
Obsoletes: 2031 (if approved) J. Livingood Obsoletes: 2031 (if approved) J. Livingood
Intended status: Informational Comcast Intended status: Informational Comcast
Expires: June 16, 2019 December 13, 2018 Expires: July 6, 2019 January 2, 2019
The IETF-ISOC Relationship The IETF-ISOC Relationship
draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-01 draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-02
Abstract Abstract
This document summarises the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) - This document summarises the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) -
Internet Society (ISOC) relationship, following a major revision to Internet Society (ISOC) relationship, following a major revision to
the structure of the IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA) in the structure of the IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA) in
2018. The IASA was revised under a new "IASA 2.0" structure by the 2018. The IASA was revised under a new "IASA 2.0" structure by the
IASA2 Working Group, which changed the IETF's administrative, legal, IASA2 Working Group, which changed the IETF's administrative, legal,
and financial structure. As a result, it also changed the and financial structure. As a result, it also changed the
relationship between the IETF and ISOC, which made it necessary to relationship between the IETF and ISOC, which made it necessary to
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Table of Contents Table of Contents
1. Introduction and History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1. Introduction and History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2. Philosophical Relationship with ISOC . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2. Philosophical Relationship with ISOC . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3. Main Division of Responsibilities between IETF and ISOC . . . 3 3. Main Division of Responsibilities between IETF and ISOC . . . 3
4. ISOC's Role in the IETF Standards Process . . . . . . . . . . 3 4. ISOC's Role in the IETF Standards Process . . . . . . . . . . 3
5. The IETF's Role in ISOC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5. The IETF's Role in ISOC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
6. Legal Relationship with ISOC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 6. Legal Relationship with ISOC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
7. Financial and Administrative Relationship with ISOC . . . . . 5 7. Financial and Administrative Relationship with ISOC . . . . . 5
8. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 8. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
9. Privacy Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 9. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
10. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 10. Privacy Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
11. Changes from Previous Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 11. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
12. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 12. Changes from Previous Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
13. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
1. Introduction and History 1. Introduction and History
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is the body that is The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is the body that is
responsible for the development and maintenance of the Internet responsible for the development and maintenance of the Internet
Standards. The IETF is primarily a volunteer organization. Its Standards. The IETF is primarily a volunteer organization. Its
driving force is a group of dedicated high-quality engineers from all driving force is a group of dedicated high-quality engineers from all
over the world. In a structure of working groups, these engineers over the world. In a structure of working groups, these engineers
exchange ideas and experience, and through discussion and exchange ideas and experience, and through discussion and
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organizational structure [RFC2028], the IETF Nominating Committee organizational structure [RFC2028], the IETF Nominating Committee
(NomCom) procedures [RFC2282], and the IETF-ISOC relationship (NomCom) procedures [RFC2282], and the IETF-ISOC relationship
[RFC2031]. [RFC2031].
As time passed and operational experience accumulated, additional As time passed and operational experience accumulated, additional
structure was necessary. As a result, the Internet Administrative structure was necessary. As a result, the Internet Administrative
Support Activity (IASA) was defined in 2005 and documented in Support Activity (IASA) was defined in 2005 and documented in
[RFC4071] and [RFC4371]. [RFC4071] and [RFC4371].
In 2018, the IASA was revised under a new "IASA 2.0" structure by the In 2018, the IASA was revised under a new "IASA 2.0" structure by the
IASA2 Working Group, which made signifincant revisions to the IETF's IASA2 Working Group, which made significant revisions to the IETF's
administrative, legal, and financial structure. One critical outcome administrative, legal, and financial structure. One critical outcome
was that the formation, in close cooperation between the IETF and was the formation, in close cooperation between the IETF and ISOC, of
ISOC, of the IETF Administration Limited Liability Company (IETF LLC) the IETF Administration Limited Liability Company (IETF LLC) as a
as a subsidiary of ISOC. subsidiary of ISOC.
As a result of the the IASA 2.0 structure [I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis] As a result of the the IASA 2.0 structure [I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis]
and formation of the IETF LLC, the relationship between the IETF and and formation of the IETF LLC, the relationship between the IETF and
ISOC has changed. This document summarises the current state of the ISOC has changed. This document summarises the current state of the
IETF - ISOC relationship at a high level and replaces [RFC2031]. IETF - ISOC relationship at a high level and replaces [RFC2031].
2. Philosophical Relationship with ISOC 2. Philosophical Relationship with ISOC
ISOC and the IETF have historically been philosophically aligned. ISOC and the IETF have historically been philosophically aligned.
ISOC's connection with the IETF community has always played an ISOC's connection with the IETF community has always played an
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relationship between the IETF LLC and ISOC (while this document is relationship between the IETF LLC and ISOC (while this document is
intended as a summary of the agreement, please note that only the intended as a summary of the agreement, please note that only the
agreement is authoritative). agreement is authoritative).
The IETF LLC provides the IETF with a separate legal existence. The The IETF LLC provides the IETF with a separate legal existence. The
IETF LLC structure now covers the IETF standards and IETF standards IETF LLC structure now covers the IETF standards and IETF standards
process, all IETF officers (IAB, IESG, Nomcom, and WG chairs), IETF process, all IETF officers (IAB, IESG, Nomcom, and WG chairs), IETF
employees and contractors, the RFC series and RFC editor, and all of employees and contractors, the RFC series and RFC editor, and all of
the IETF's other business operations. the IETF's other business operations.
For tax purposes, the IETF LLC is considered a part of ISOC, known as
a "disregarded entity". This means that the IETF LLC shares ISOC's
tax exempt status as a not-for-profit charity, and contributions to
the LLC are tax deductible under U.S. law as they would be if they
were made to ISOC.
The IETF Trust, documented in [RFC5378], and updated in The IETF Trust, documented in [RFC5378], and updated in
[I-D.ietf-iasa2-trust-rationale] and [I-D.ietf-iasa2-trust-update], [I-D.ietf-iasa2-trust-rationale] and [I-D.ietf-iasa2-trust-update],
provides legal protection for the RFC series of documents and other provides legal protection for the RFC series of documents and other
aspects of the IETF. This includes things such as protection for aspects of the IETF. This includes things such as protection for
trademarks, copyrights, and intellectual property rights. As part of trademarks, copyrights, and intellectual property rights. As part of
the IETF Trust arrangement, IETF standards documents can be freely the IETF Trust arrangement, IETF standards documents can be freely
downloaded, copied, and distributed without financial or other downloaded, copied, and distributed without financial or other
distribution restrictions, though all rights to change these distribution restrictions, though all rights to change these
documents lie with the IETF. The IETF Trust also provides legal documents lie with the IETF. The IETF Trust also provides legal
protection in case of disputes over intellectual property rights and protection in case of disputes over intellectual property rights and
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The IETF LCC establishes contracts with third parties to provide The IETF LCC establishes contracts with third parties to provide
different types of services to the IETF. Note that it is possible different types of services to the IETF. Note that it is possible
that some of those services are provided by ISOC or involve ISOC that some of those services are provided by ISOC or involve ISOC
staff. staff.
Under the new IASA 2.0 structure, the IETF is solely responsible for Under the new IASA 2.0 structure, the IETF is solely responsible for
its administration via the IETF LLC, IETF Trust, IAB, IESG, IETF its administration via the IETF LLC, IETF Trust, IAB, IESG, IETF
working groups, and other IETF processes. A further exploration of working groups, and other IETF processes. A further exploration of
this can be found in Section 4 of [I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis]. this can be found in Section 4 of [I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis].
8. Security Considerations 8. IANA Considerations
This document introduces no new security considerations. This document introduces no new IANA considerations.
[RFC Editor: Please remove this section upon publication.] 9. Security Considerations
9. Privacy Considerations This document introduces no new security considerations.
This document introduces no new privacy considerations. 10. Privacy Considerations
[RFC Editor: Please remove this section upon publication.] This document introduces no new privacy considerations.
10. Acknowledgements 11. Acknowledgements
The authors would like to thank Erik Huizer for his contribution as The authors would like to thank Erik Huizer for his contribution as
the author of [RFC2031], which this document replaces. the author of [RFC2031], which this document replaces.
11. Changes from Previous Versions 12. Changes from Previous Versions
RFC Editor: Please remove this section upon publication. RFC Editor: Please remove this section upon publication.
-00: Initial version published -00: Initial version published
12. Informative References -01: Several key updates to prepare WGLC based on WG feedback
-02: Fixed nits identified by Brian Carpenter on 12-21-2018, and text
on the tax status from John Levine.
13. Informative References
[I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis] [I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis]
Haberman, B., Hall, J., and J. Livingood, "Structure of Haberman, B., Hall, J., and J. Livingood, "Structure of
the IETF Administrative Support Activity, Version 2.0", the IETF Administrative Support Activity, Version 2.0",
draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis-01 (work in progress), draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis-03 (work in progress),
December 2018. December 2018.
[I-D.ietf-iasa2-trust-rationale] [I-D.ietf-iasa2-trust-rationale]
Arkko, J., "Discussion of the IASA 2.0 Changes as They Arkko, J., "Discussion of the IASA 2.0 Changes as They
Relate to the IETF Trust", draft-ietf-iasa2-trust- Relate to the IETF Trust", draft-ietf-iasa2-trust-
rationale-03 (work in progress), October 2018. rationale-03 (work in progress), October 2018.
[I-D.ietf-iasa2-trust-update] [I-D.ietf-iasa2-trust-update]
Arkko, J. and T. Hardie, "Update to the Process for Arkko, J. and T. Hardie, "Update to the Process for
Selection of Trustees for the IETF Trust", draft-ietf- Selection of Trustees for the IETF Trust", draft-ietf-
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