draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-06.txt   draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-07.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: February 22, 2020 August 21, 2019 Expires: February 22, 2020 August 21, 2019
The IETF-ISOC Relationship The IETF-ISOC Relationship
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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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As a result of the IASA 2.0 structure [I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis] and As a result of the IASA 2.0 structure [I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis] and
formation of the IETF LLC, the relationship between the IETF and ISOC formation of the IETF LLC, the relationship between the IETF and ISOC
has changed. This document summarises the current state of the IETF- has changed. This document summarises the current state of the 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, which has not changed. ISOC has
for multistakeholder processes, which include the technical always been and continued to be an advocate for multistakeholder
community. Open standards are an explicit part of one of the focus processes, which includes the technical community. Open standards
areas in ISOC's mission: Advancing the development and application of are an explicit part of one of the focus areas in ISOC's mission:
Internet infrastructure, technologies, and open standards <ISOC- Advancing the development and application of Internet infrastructure,
Mission>. 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 as an organization has no direct and ISOC acknowledge that ISOC as an organization has no direct
influence whatsoever on the technical content of Internet Standards influence whatsoever on the technical content of Internet Standards
(though ISOC employees may independently continue to make technical (though ISOC employees may independently continue to make technical
contributuins as individuals). contributuins as individuals).
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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
Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) and related organizations, Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) and related organizations,
which directly benefits the IETF. For example, ISOC is a Sector which directly benefits the IETF. For example, ISOC is a Sector
Member of the ITU-T. As a result, ISOC delegates are afforded the Member of the ITU-T. As a result, ISOC delegates are afforded the
same rights as other ITU-T Sector Members [RFC6756]. same rights as other ITU-T Sector Members [RFC6756].
ISOC also supports the IETF standards process more indirectly (e.g., ISOC also supports the IETF standards process more indirectly (e.g.,
by promoting it in relevant communities) through several programmes. by promoting it in relevant communities) through several programs.
For example, ISOC's Policymakers Programme to the IETF (usually For example, ISOC's Policymakers Program to the IETF (usually
referred to simply as ISOC's policy fellows programme) gives policy referred to simply as ISOC's policy fellows program) gives policy
experts an opportunity to interact directly with the IETF technical experts an opportunity to interact directly with the IETF technical
community. ISOC also performs technical work using the standards community. ISOC also performs technical work using the standards
developed in the IETF as its basis. An example of that is ISOC's developed in the IETF as its basis. An example of that is ISOC's
Deploy360 program, which helps encourage and support the deployment Deploy360 program, which helps encourage and support the deployment
of IETF standards like DNSSEC [RFC4033] and IPv6 [RFC8200]. of IETF standards like DNSSEC [RFC4033] and IPv6 [RFC8200].
Otherwise, the involvement of ISOC's employees in the IETF standards Otherwise, the involvement of ISOC's employees in the IETF standards
process (e.g., as document editors or in leadership positions) is as process (e.g., as document editors or in leadership positions) is as
individual contributors rather than on institutional grounds. individual contributors rather than on institutional grounds.
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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 significant funding support and the IETF, ISOC has agreed to provide significant funding support
for the IETF. In particular, among other things, the IETF LLC is for the IETF. In addition, the IETF LLC is responsible for creating
responsible for creating and managing an annual operating budget for and managing an annual operating budget for the IETF; for
the IETF; for negotiating, signing, and overseeing contracts; for negotiating, signing, and overseeing contracts; for fundraising; for
fundraising; for maintaining bank accounts; and for liability maintaining bank accounts; and for liability insurance. The IETF LLC
insurance. The IETF LLC is managed by a Board of Directors, one of is managed by a Board of Directors, one of whom is appointed by the
whom is appointed by the ISOC's Board of Trustees. The intention is ISOC's Board of Trustees. The intention is that ISOC and the IETF
that ISOC and the IETF LLC operate at arm's length. LLC operate at arm's length.
The IETF LLC 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 may be provided by ISOC or involve ISOC
staff. staff.
Under the new IASA 2.0 structure, the IETF LLC is solely responsible Under the new IASA 2.0 structure, the IETF LLC is solely responsible
for its administration, including the IETF Trust, IAB, IESG, IETF for its administration, including the 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. IANA Considerations 8. IANA Considerations
This document introduces no new IANA considerations. This document introduces no new IANA considerations.
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-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
-06: Fix nits and other changes from IESG review -06: Fix nits and other changes from IESG review
-07: Fixed one missed nit from IESG review
13. References 13. References
13.1. Normative 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.
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