draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-05.txt   draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-06.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: January 2, 2020 July 1, 2019 Expires: February 22, 2020 August 21, 2019
The IETF-ISOC Relationship The IETF-ISOC Relationship
draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-05 draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-06
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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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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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 . . . . . . . . . . 4 4. ISOC's Role in the IETF Standards Process . . . . . . . . . . 4
5. The IETF's Role in ISOC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5. The IETF's Role in ISOC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
6. Legal Relationship with ISOC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 6. Legal Relationship with ISOC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
7. Financial and Administrative Relationship with ISOC . . . . . 5 7. Financial and Administrative Relationship with ISOC . . . . . 5
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 13. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
13.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
13.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
1. Introduction and History 1. Introduction and History
The Internet Society provides a corporate home for the administrative The Internet Society provides a corporate home for the administrative
entity that supports the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the entity that supports the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the
Internet Architecture Board (IAB), and the Internet Research Task Internet Architecture Board (IAB), and the Internet Research Task
Force (IRTF), and supports the work of these groups through a variety Force (IRTF), and supports the work of these groups through a variety
of programs. of programs.
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maximize the flexibility and freedom of IETF engineers so that they maximize the flexibility and freedom of IETF engineers so that they
could work in the way the IETF had always been most successful and to could work in the way the IETF had always been most successful and to
honour the IETF credo: "Rough consensus and running code". honour the IETF credo: "Rough consensus and running code".
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 <BCP10>, 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 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
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 IASA 2.0 structure [I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis] and
and formation of the IETF LLC, the relationship between the IETF and formation of the IETF LLC, the relationship between the IETF and ISOC
ISOC has changed. This document summarises the current state of the has changed. This document summarises the current state of the IETF-
IETF - ISOC relationship at a high level and replaces [RFC2031]. 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
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 <ISOC-
Mission>.
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. Apart from the roles described below, the IETF Internet Standards. Apart from the roles described below, the IETF
and ISOC acknowledge that ISOC has no influence whatsoever on the and ISOC acknowledge that ISOC as an organization has no direct
technical content of Internet Standards. influence whatsoever on the technical content of Internet Standards
(though ISOC employees may independently continue to make technical
contributuins as individuals).
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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architectural, procedural, and (where appropriate) policy matters architectural, procedural, and (where appropriate) policy matters
pertaining to the Internet and its enabling technologies". This pertaining to the Internet and its enabling technologies". This
connection between the IAB and ISOC ensures that ISOC's proposals in connection between the IAB and ISOC ensures that ISOC's proposals in
the policy area are based on a sound understanding of the relevant the policy area are based on a sound understanding of the relevant
technologies and architectures. ISOC's strong connection to the technologies and architectures. ISOC's strong connection to the
Internet technical community has always been one of its main Internet technical community has always been one of its main
strengths. strengths.
6. Legal Relationship with ISOC 6. Legal Relationship with ISOC
The IETF LLC is a disregarded Limited Liability Company (LLC) of The The IETF LLC is a disregarded Limited Liability Company (LLC) of the
Internet Society - established to provide a corporate legal framework Internet Society - established to provide a corporate legal framework
for facilitating current and future activities related to the IETF, for facilitating current and future activities related to the IETF,
IAB, and IRTF. It was established by the ISOC/IETF LLC Agreement IAB, and IRTF. It was established by the ISOC/IETF LLC Agreement
[OpAgreement] on August 27, 2018, and governs the relationship [OpAgreement] on August 27, 2018, and governs the relationship
between the IETF LLC and ISOC. between the IETF LLC and 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
other rights. The creation of the IETF LLC has changed the way that other rights. The creation of the IETF LLC has changed the way that
the IETF Trust's trustees are selected but did not change the purpose the IETF Trust's trustees are selected but did not change the purpose
or operation of the Trust. One of the IETF Trust's trustees is or operation of the Trust. One of the IETF Trust's trustees is
appointed by the ISOC's board of trustees. appointed by the ISOC's Board of Trustees.
7. Financial and Administrative Relationship with ISOC 7. Financial and Administrative Relationship with ISOC
Under the terms of the Operating Agreement [OpAgreement] between ISOC Under the terms of the Operating Agreement [OpAgreement] between ISOC
and the IETF, ISOC has agreed to provide some funding support for the and the IETF, ISOC has agreed to provide significant funding support
IETF (ISOC has historically provided the IETF with significant for the IETF. In particular, among other things, the IETF LLC is
financial support). In particular, among other things, the IETF LLC responsible for creating and managing an annual operating budget for
is responsible for creating and managing an annual operating budget the IETF; for negotiating, signing, and overseeing contracts; for
for the IETF; for negotiating, signing, and overseeing contracts; for fundraising; for maintaining bank accounts; and for liability
fund raising; for maintaining bank accounts; and for liability insurance. The IETF LLC is managed by a Board of Directors, one of
insurance. The IETF LLC is managed by a board of directors, one of whom is appointed by the ISOC's Board of Trustees. The intention is
whom is appointed by the ISOC's board of trustees. The intention is that ISOC and the IETF LLC operate at arm's length.
that ISOC and the IETF LLC operate at arms length.
The IETF LCC establishes contracts with third parties to provide The IETF LLC 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 LLC is solely responsible
its administration, including the IETF Trust, IAB, IESG, IETF working for its administration, including the IETF Trust, IAB, IESG, IETF
groups, and other IETF processes. A further exploration of this can working groups, and other IETF processes. A further exploration of
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. IANA Considerations 8. IANA Considerations
This document introduces no new IANA considerations. This document introduces no new IANA considerations.
9. Security Considerations 9. Security Considerations
This document introduces no new security considerations. This document introduces no new security considerations.
10. Privacy Considerations 10. Privacy Considerations
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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. -04: Clarification adding text to Section 6 on legal issue.
-05: Fix nits -05: Fix nits
13. Informative References -06: Fix nits and other changes from IESG review
13. References
13.1. Normative 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-11 (work in progress), April draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis-11 (work in progress), April
2019. 2019.
13.2. Informative References
[BCP10] "BCP10", <https://www.rfc-editor.org/refs/ref-bcp10.txt>.
[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-03 (work in progress), February 2019. iasa2-trust-update-03 (work in progress), February 2019.
[ISOC-Mission]
"ISOC Mission",
<https://www.internetsociety.org/mission/>.
[OpAgreement] [OpAgreement]
"Limited Liability Company Agreement of IETF "Limited Liability Company Agreement of IETF
Administration LLC", August 2018. Administration LLC", August 2018,
<https://www.ietf.org/documents/180/
IETF-LLC-Agreement.pdf>.
[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
the IETF Standards Process", BCP 11, RFC 2028, the IETF Standards Process", BCP 11, RFC 2028,
DOI 10.17487/RFC2028, October 1996, DOI 10.17487/RFC2028, October 1996,
<https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2028>. <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2028>.
[RFC2031] Huizer, E., "IETF-ISOC relationship", RFC 2031, [RFC2031] Huizer, E., "IETF-ISOC relationship", RFC 2031,
DOI 10.17487/RFC2031, October 1996, DOI 10.17487/RFC2031, October 1996,
<https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2031>. <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2031>.
[RFC2282] Galvin, J., "IAB and IESG Selection, Confirmation, and
Recall Process: Operation of the Nominating and Recall
Committees", RFC 2282, DOI 10.17487/RFC2282, February
1998, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2282>.
[RFC2850] Internet Architecture Board and B. Carpenter, Ed., [RFC2850] Internet Architecture Board and B. Carpenter, Ed.,
"Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)", "Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)",
BCP 39, RFC 2850, DOI 10.17487/RFC2850, May 2000, BCP 39, RFC 2850, DOI 10.17487/RFC2850, May 2000,
<https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2850>. <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2850>.
[RFC3677] Daigle, L., Ed. and Internet Architecture Board, "IETF [RFC3677] Daigle, L., Ed. and Internet Architecture Board, "IETF
ISOC Board of Trustee Appointment Procedures", BCP 77, ISOC Board of Trustee Appointment Procedures", BCP 77,
RFC 3677, DOI 10.17487/RFC3677, December 2003, RFC 3677, DOI 10.17487/RFC3677, December 2003,
<https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3677>. <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3677>.
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