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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: August 18, 2019 February 14, 2019 Expires: January 2, 2020 July 1, 2019
The IETF-ISOC Relationship The IETF-ISOC Relationship
draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-04 draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-05
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 . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . 6 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 13. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 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.
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is the body that is The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is the body that is
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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 programmes.
For example, ISOC's Policymakers Programme to the IETF (usually For example, ISOC's Policymakers Programme to the IETF (usually
referred to simply as ISOC's policy fellows programme) gives policy referred to simply as ISOC's policy fellows programme) 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 critical new IETF standards like DNSSEC [RFC4033] and IPv6 of IETF standards like DNSSEC [RFC4033] and IPv6 [RFC8200].
[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.
5. The IETF's Role in ISOC 5. The IETF's Role in ISOC
The IETF plays a role in the governance of ISOC. Per ISOC's by-laws, The IETF plays a role in the governance of ISOC. Per ISOC's by-laws,
the IETF appoints a set of trustees to the ISOC Board. The process the IETF appoints a set of trustees to the ISOC Board. The process
by which the IETF makes those appointments is defined in [RFC3677]. by which the IETF makes those appointments is defined in [RFC3677].
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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 was created as a subsidiary of ISOC. Specifically, the The IETF LLC is a disregarded Limited Liability Company (LLC) of The
IETF LLC is a single-member Limited Liability Company created in Internet Society - established to provide a corporate legal framework
Delaware (USA) in August 2018. The member (i.e., its legal owner) is for facilitating current and future activities related to the IETF,
ISOC. The IETF LLC is managed separately, makes a budget, can sign IAB, and IRTF. It was established by the ISOC/IETF LLC Agreement
contracts, can pay and receive money, can sue and be sued, and has a [OpAgreement] on August 27, 2018, and governs the relationship
board. ISOC operates as a U.S. 501(c)(3) not-for-profit between the IETF LLC and ISOC.
organization, and was founded to support and promote the development
of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to
enrich people's lives, and a force for good in society. The Limited
Liability Company Agreement of IETF Administration LLC, dated August
27 2018, is the Operating Agreement [OpAgreement] that governs the
relationship between the IETF LLC and ISOC (while this document is
intended as a summary of the agreement, please note that only the
agreement is authoritative).
The IETF LLC provides the IETF with a separate legal existence. The
IETF LLC structure now covers (from a legal perspective) the IETF
standards and IETF standards process, all IETF officers (IAB, IESG,
Nomcom, and WG chairs), IETF employees and contractors, the RFC
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
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
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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 some funding support for the
IETF (ISOC has historically provided the IETF with significant IETF (ISOC has historically provided the IETF with significant
financial support). In particular, among other things, the IETF LLC financial support). In particular, among other things, the IETF LLC
will be responsible for creating and managing an annual operating is responsible for creating and managing an annual operating budget
budget for the IETF; for negotiating, signing, and overseeing for the IETF; for negotiating, signing, and overseeing contracts; for
contracts; for fund raising; for maintaining a bank account; and for fund raising; for maintaining bank accounts; and for liability
liability insurance. The IETF LLC is managed by a board of insurance. The IETF LLC is managed by a board of directors, one of
directors, one of whom is appointed by the ISOC's board of trustees. whom is appointed by the ISOC's board of trustees. The intention is
The intention is that ISOC and the IETF LLC operate at arms length. that ISOC and the IETF LLC operate at arms length.
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, including the IETF Trust, IAB, IESG, IETF working
working groups, and other IETF processes. A further exploration of groups, and other IETF processes. A further exploration of this can
this can be found in Section 4 of [I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis]. 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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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.
12. 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
-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. -04: Clarification adding text to Section 6 on legal issue.
-05: Fix nits
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-11 (work in progress), April
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-
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