draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-03.txt   draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-04.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: July 31, 2019 January 27, 2019 Expires: August 18, 2019 February 14, 2019
The IETF-ISOC Relationship The IETF-ISOC Relationship
draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-03 draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-04
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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This Internet-Draft will expire on July 31, 2019. This Internet-Draft will expire on August 18, 2019.
Copyright Notice Copyright Notice
Copyright (c) 2019 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the Copyright (c) 2019 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the
document authors. All rights reserved. document authors. All rights reserved.
This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal
Provisions Relating to IETF Documents Provisions Relating to IETF Documents
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publication of this document. Please review these documents publication of this document. Please review these documents
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8. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 8. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
9. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 9. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
10. Privacy Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 10. Privacy Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
11. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 11. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
12. Changes from Previous Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 12. Changes from Previous Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
13. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 13. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
1. Introduction and History 1. Introduction and History
The Internet Society provides a corporate home for the administrative
entity that supports the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the
Internet Architecture Board (IAB), and the Internet Research Task
Force (IRTF), and supports the work of these groups through a variety
of programs.
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
collaboration (both electronically and face-to-face) they strive to collaboration (both electronically and face-to-face) they strive to
achieve rough consensus and implement the standards through running achieve rough consensus and implement the standards through running
code. code.
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The Poised95 Working Group concluded that the Internet Society The Poised95 Working Group concluded that the Internet Society
(ISOC), which was formed in 1992, was the best organization to handle (ISOC), which was formed in 1992, was the best organization to handle
all of these legal, administrative, and financial tasks on behalf of all of these legal, administrative, and financial tasks on behalf of
and in close cooperation with the IETF. This led to documenting and in close cooperation with the IETF. This led to documenting
things such as the IETF standards process [RFC2026], the IETF things such as the IETF standards process [RFC2026], the IETF
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].
The Internet Society provides a corporate home for the administrative
entity that supports the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the
Internet Architecture Board (IAB), and the Internet Research Task
Force (IRTF), and supports the work of these groups through a variety
of programs.
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 significant 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 the formation, in close cooperation between the IETF and ISOC, of was the formation, in close cooperation between the IETF and ISOC, of
the IETF Administration Limited Liability Company (IETF LLC) as a the IETF Administration Limited Liability Company (IETF LLC) as a
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ISOC's connection with the IETF community has always played an ISOC's connection with the IETF community has always played an
important role in its policy work. ISOC has always been an advocate important role in its policy work. ISOC has always been an advocate
for multistakeholder processes, which include the technical for multistakeholder processes, which include the technical
community. Open standards are an explicit part of one of the focus community. Open standards are an explicit part of one of the focus
areas in ISOC's mission: Advancing the development and application of areas in ISOC's mission: Advancing the development and application of
Internet infrastructure, technologies, and open standards. Internet infrastructure, technologies, and open standards.
3. Main Division of Responsibilities between IETF and ISOC 3. Main Division of Responsibilities between IETF and ISOC
The IETF remains responsible for the development and quality of the The IETF remains responsible for the development and quality of the
Internet Standards. The Internet Society will aid the IETF by Internet Standards. Apart from the roles described below, the IETF
facilitating legal and organizational issues as described below. and ISOC acknowledge that ISOC has no influence whatsoever on the
Apart from the roles described below, the IETF and ISOC acknowledge technical content of Internet Standards.
that ISOC has no influence whatsoever on the technical content of
Internet Standards.
4. ISOC's Role in the IETF Standards Process 4. ISOC's Role in the IETF Standards Process
ISOC plays a small role in the IETF standards process. In ISOC plays a small role in the IETF standards process. In
particular, ISOC assists the standards process by appointing the IETF particular, ISOC assists the standards process by appointing the IETF
NomCom chair and by confirming IAB candidates who are put forward by NomCom chair and by confirming IAB candidates who are put forward by
the IETF NomCom, as described in [RFC7437], and by acting as the last the IETF NomCom, as described in [RFC7437], and by acting as the last
resort in the appeals process, as described in [RFC2026]. resort in the appeals process, as described in [RFC2026].
ISOC maintains liaison relationships and memberships in other ISOC maintains liaison relationships and memberships in other
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organization, and was founded to support and promote the development organization, and was founded to support and promote the development
of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to
enrich people's lives, and a force for good in society. The Limited enrich people's lives, and a force for good in society. The Limited
Liability Company Agreement of IETF Administration LLC, dated August Liability Company Agreement of IETF Administration LLC, dated August
27 2018, is the Operating Agreement [OpAgreement] that governs the 27 2018, is the Operating Agreement [OpAgreement] that governs the
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 (from a legal perspective) the IETF
process, all IETF officers (IAB, IESG, Nomcom, and WG chairs), IETF standards and IETF standards process, all IETF officers (IAB, IESG,
employees and contractors, the RFC series and RFC editor, and all of Nomcom, and WG chairs), IETF employees and contractors, the RFC
the IETF's other business operations. series and RFC editor, and all of the IETF's other business
operations.
For tax purposes, the IETF LLC is considered a part of ISOC, known as 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 a "disregarded entity". This means that the IETF LLC shares ISOC's
tax exempt status as a not-for-profit charity, and contributions to 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 the LLC are tax deductible under U.S. law as they would be if they
were made to ISOC. 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
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-00: Initial version published -00: Initial version published
-01: Several key updates to prepare WGLC based on WG feedback -01: Several key updates to prepare WGLC based on WG feedback
-02: Fixed nits identified by Brian Carpenter on 12-21-2018, and text -02: Fixed nits identified by Brian Carpenter on 12-21-2018, and text
on the tax status from John Levine. on the tax status from John Levine.
-03: As we entered IESG review, added a short description of what -03: As we entered IESG review, added a short description of what
ISOC does (in relation to the IETF) that can be used in external ISOC does (in relation to the IETF) that can be used in external
material by both the IETF and ISOC. material by both the IETF and ISOC.
-04: Clarification adding text to Section 6 on legal issue.
13. Informative References 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-04 (work in progress), January draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis-04 (work in progress), January
2019. 2019.
[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-
iasa2-trust-update-02 (work in progress), October 2018. iasa2-trust-update-03 (work in progress), February 2019.
[OpAgreement] [OpAgreement]
"Limited Liability Company Agreement of IETF "Limited Liability Company Agreement of IETF
Administration LLC", August 2018. Administration LLC", August 2018.
[RFC2026] Bradner, S., "The Internet Standards Process -- Revision [RFC2026] Bradner, S., "The Internet Standards Process -- Revision
3", BCP 9, RFC 2026, DOI 10.17487/RFC2026, October 1996, 3", BCP 9, RFC 2026, DOI 10.17487/RFC2026, October 1996,
<https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2026>. <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2026>.
[RFC2028] Hovey, R. and S. Bradner, "The Organizations Involved in [RFC2028] Hovey, R. and S. Bradner, "The Organizations Involved in
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