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Abstract Abstract
This memo outlines the process by which the IAB and the IESG makes This memo outlines the process by which the IAB and the IESG makes
selections of members of the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee. selections of members of the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee.
Document Revision Notes Document Revision Notes
[RFC Editor: Please remove this section prior to publication.] [RFC Editor: Please remove this section prior to publication.]
The following changes have been made to the draft: The following changes have been made to the draft:
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Section 1 Introduction
Added a comment that the Nominations Committee shall use the
qualifications and section criteria described in this document,
and that the ISOC Board of Trustees may also make use of these
criteria and qualifications.
Section 2 Qualifications and Selection Criteria
Added a comment that the Nominations Committee-selected member
is accountable to the entire IETF (as per IESG and IAB-selected
members).
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Section 3.1 Nominations and Eligibility Section 3.1 Nominations and Eligibility
Reworded a potential ambiguity over recusal in selection. Reworded a potential ambiguity over recusal in selection.
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Merged drafts Merged drafts
This document is a merge of the IAB and IESG drafts on IAOC This document is a merge of the IAB and IESG drafts on IAOC
selection. selection.
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activity is the office of an Internet Administrative Director (IAD) activity is the office of an Internet Administrative Director (IAD)
and the Internet Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC). In and the Internet Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC). In
addition to the ex-officio roles of the IETF Chair and IAB Chair on addition to the ex-officio roles of the IETF Chair and IAB Chair on
this committee, the IAB and IESG are each responsible for the this committee, the IAB and IESG are each responsible for the
appointment of one voting member of this committee. appointment of one voting member of this committee.
This memo outlines the process by which the IAB and IESG make their This memo outlines the process by which the IAB and IESG make their
selections. This process will also be used in the event of mid-term selections. This process will also be used in the event of mid-term
vacancies that may arise with these positions. vacancies that may arise with these positions.
The document also provides guidance to the IETF Nominations Committee
regarding desireable qualifications and selection criteria for IAOC
candidates.
The same guidance may be used by the ISOC Board of Trustees within
their process of IAOC member appointment.
1.1 Overview of IAOC 1.1 Overview of IAOC
The IASA is described in [RFC4071]. It is headed by a full-time The IASA is described in [RFC4071]. It is headed by a full-time
Internet Society (ISOC) employee, the IETF Administrative Director Internet Society (ISOC) employee, the IETF Administrative Director
(IAD), an officer empowered to act on behalf of the IASA at the (IAD), an officer empowered to act on behalf of the IASA at the
direction of the IAOC. direction of the IAOC.
The IAOC's role is to provide appropriate direction to the IAD, to The IAOC's role is to provide appropriate direction to the IAD, to
review the IAD's regular reports, and to oversee the IASA functions review the IAD's regular reports, and to oversee the IASA functions
to ensure that the administrative needs of the IETF community are to ensure that the administrative needs of the IETF community are
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IAD and IASA. The IAOC holds periodic teleconferences and face-to- IAD and IASA. The IAOC holds periodic teleconferences and face-to-
face meetings as needed to carry out the IAOC's duties efficiently face meetings as needed to carry out the IAOC's duties efficiently
and effectively. and effectively.
1.2 Overview of Selection Process 1.2 Overview of Selection Process
In brief, this document describes the time frame and procedures for In brief, this document describes the time frame and procedures for
the IAB and IESG to solicit public input and make a selection for the the IAB and IESG to solicit public input and make a selection for the
position. position.
2. Desirable Qualifications and Selection Criteria for IAB and IESG 2. Desirable Qualifications and Selection Criteria for IETF Nominated
Nominated IAOC members IAOC members
The qualifications and selection criteria described in this section
shall be used by the IAB and IESG in selecting a suitably qualified
candidate for the IAOC position. As described in [RFC4071] the IETF
Nominations Committee also has the responsibility to select IAOC
members, and the Nominations Committee shall also use these
desireable qualifications and selection criteria to guide their
selection process. The same guidance may be used by the ISOC Board
of Trustees within their process of IAOC member appointment.
Candidates for these IAOC positions should have knowledge of the Candidates for these IAOC positions should have knowledge of the
IETF, knowledge of contracts and financial procedures, and IETF, knowledge of contracts and financial procedures, and
familiarity with the administrative support needs of the IAB, the familiarity with the administrative support needs of the IAB, the
IESG, and the IETF standards process. IESG, and the IETF standards process.
The candidates are also expected to be able to understand the The candidates are also expected to be able to understand the
respective roles and responsibilities of the IETF and ISOC in this respective roles and responsibilities of the IETF and ISOC in this
activity, and be able to articulate these roles within the IETF activity, and be able to articulate these roles within the IETF
community. community.
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representing the interests of the IETF to the IAOC, and be able to representing the interests of the IETF to the IAOC, and be able to
undertake full participation in all Committee meetings and Committee undertake full participation in all Committee meetings and Committee
activities. activities.
In the case of the IAB-selected member of the IAOC, this individual In the case of the IAB-selected member of the IAOC, this individual
does not directly represent the IAB. Similarly for the IESG-selected does not directly represent the IAB. Similarly for the IESG-selected
member of the IAOC, this individual does not directly represent the member of the IAOC, this individual does not directly represent the
IESG. The IAB and IESG selected members are accountable directly to IESG. The IAB and IESG selected members are accountable directly to
the IETF community. the IETF community.
In the case of IAOC members selected by the IETF Nominations
Committee, such members do not represent any particular sub-grouping
of IETF participants. IETF Nominations Committee selected IAOC
members are accountable directly to the entire IETF community.
3. IAB and IESG Selection Process of an IAOC member 3. IAB and IESG Selection Process of an IAOC member
3.1 Nominations and Eligibility 3.1 Nominations and Eligibility
The IAB and IESG will alternate year by year in making a public call The IAB and IESG will alternate year by year in making a public call
for nominations on the ietf-announce@ietf.org mailing list. The for nominations on the ietf-announce@ietf.org mailing list. The
public call will specify the manner by which nominations will be public call will specify the manner by which nominations will be
accepted and the means by which the list of nominees will be accepted and the means by which the list of nominees will be
published. published.
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If the selecting body elects to fill the mid-term vacancy before the If the selecting body elects to fill the mid-term vacancy before the
next biannual selection, a separate time line will be announced and next biannual selection, a separate time line will be announced and
the remainder of the process described in this document will be the remainder of the process described in this document will be
followed. followed.
4. Acknowledgements 4. Acknowledgements
This document is based extensively on RFC 3677 [RFC3677]. It has This document is based extensively on RFC 3677 [RFC3677]. It has
benefited from helpful review comments from Harald Alvestrand, Brian benefited from helpful review comments from Harald Alvestrand, Brian
Carpenter Leslie Daigle, Rob Evans, Michael Patton and Margaret Carpenter, Leslie Daigle, Rob Evans, Michael Patton, and Margaret
Wasserman. Wasserman.
5. Informative References 5. Informative References
[RFC3677] Daigle, L. and Internet Architecture Board, "IETF ISOC [RFC3677] Daigle, L. and Internet Architecture Board, "IETF ISOC
Board of Trustee Appointment Procedures", BCP 77, Board of Trustee Appointment Procedures", BCP 77,
RFC 3677, December 2003. RFC 3677, December 2003.
[RFC4071] Austein, R. and B. Wijnen, "Structure of the IETF [RFC4071] Austein, R. and B. Wijnen, "Structure of the IETF
Administrative Support Activity (IASA)", BCP 101, Administrative Support Activity (IASA)", BCP 101,
RFC 4071, April 2005. RFC 4071, April 2005.
Authors' Addresses Authors' Addresses
Geoff Huston (editor) Geoff Huston (editor)
APNIC
Email: gih@apnic.net Email: gih@apnic.net
Bert Wijnen (editor) Bert Wijnen (editor)
Internet Engineering Steering Group Internet Engineering Steering Group
Email: bwijnen@lucent.com Email: bwijnen@lucent.com
Appendix A. IAB Members Appendix A. IAB Members
Internet Architecture Board members at the time this document was Internet Architecture Board members at the time this document was
drafted were: drafted were:
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