Internet Architecture Board

RFC2850

Appointment of Sean Turner to the ISOC Board of Trustees

The Internet Society (ISOC) provides organizational and financial support for the IETF.  As part of the arrangements between ISOC and the IETF, the IETF is called upon to name three Trustees to its Board, with staggered 3 year terms. This requires that the IETF select one Trustee each year.  The IAB does this selection following the process in RFC 3677.

I am pleased to announce that the IAB has selected Sean Turner for a term on the ISOC BoT.  His term will start in mid-2014 and end in mid-2017.

On behalf of the IAB,
Russ Housley
IAB Chair

RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC) Appointments

The IAB extends many thanks to the community members that were willing to serve on the RSOC for their ongoing support of the RFC Series and the RFC Series Editor.

After reviewing the strong list of individuals who offered to serve on the RSOC, the IAB is appointing two people to the RSOC:

  • Sarah Banks
  • Robert Sparks

The IAB sincerely thanks all of the people that offered to serve on the RSOC.

IAB Sends Comments Regarding the “Draft Proposal, Based on Initial Community Feedback, of the Principles and Mechanisms and the Process to Develop a Proposal to Transition NTIA’s Stewardship of the IANA Functions”

On April 29, 2014, the IAB sent comments to ICANN on the “Draft Proposal, Based on Initial Community Feedback, of the Principles and Mechanisms and the Process to Develop a Proposal to Transition NTIA’s Stewardship of the IANA Functions,”offering a refinement of the existing ICANN
process proposal.

The full text of the IAB comments is available here.

Call for Review of draft-iab-itat-report, “Report from the IAB workshop on Internet Technology Adoption and Transition (ITAT)”

The IAB has issued a call for review of “Report from the IAB workshop on Internet Technology Adoption and Transition (ITAT)” prior to potential approval as an IAB stream RFC.

The document is available for inspection here:
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-iab-itat-report/

The Call for Review will last until 16 May 2014.  Please send comments to iab@iab.org.

Call for Review of draft-iab-cc-workshop-report-01, “Report from the IAB/IRTF Workshop on Congestion Control for Interactive Real-Time Communication”

The IAB has issued a call for review of “Report from the IAB/IRTF Workshop on Congestion Control for Interactive Real-Time Communication” prior to potential approval as an IAB stream RFC.

The document is available for inspection here:
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-iab-cc-workshop-report/

The Call for Review will last until 14 May 2014.  Please send comments to iab@iab.org.

IAB Requests Feedback on RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC) Nominations

The IAB announced a call for nominations and volunteers for serving on the RSOC on 26 March 2014. For details on the position and further links, please see the previous message linked here.

The call completed, and 4 people accepted nominations. With thanks for their willingness to serve, the list of willing nominees is:

  • Sara Banks
  • Donald Eastlake
  • Paul Hoffman
  • Robert Sparks

As specified in the announcement, the IAB is now providing that list to the community. If you have opinions, information, or perspectives on the individuals for the RSOC which you believe would help the IAB select the RSOC membership, please provide comments to iab-chair at iab.org and execd at iab.org. Please provide feedback before 23 April 2014.

Comments from the IAB on NISTIR 7977

Today, the IAB sent comments to the US National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in the matter of the draft NISTIR 7977 (NIST Cryptographic Standards and Guidelines Development Process).  In the statement, the IAB supports transparency and openness, encouraging NIST to make improvements for not only Federal Information Processing Standards, but also Recommendations and Special Publications.

The Draft NISTIR 7977 is available from the NIST website: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/nistir-7977/nistir_7977_draft.pdf

The IAB statement is available from the IAB website: http://www.iab.org/wp-content/IAB-uploads/2014/04/IAB-NIST7977-20140407.pdf

On behalf of the IAB,
Russ Housley
IAB Chair

Call for RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC) Nominations

As specified in “RFC Editor Model (Version 2)” (RFC 6635), the IAB is responsible for appointing the members of the RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC).  Bernard Aboba has stepped down from his role on the RSOC.  The IAB thanks him for his service.

The IAB is now looking for a community member to appoint to the RSOC. This message is a call for nominations for that position.  If you are interested, or there is someone you know of who would make a good member, please nominate yourself or that person.

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IAB Solicits Feedback on Nominees for the IETF Appointment to the ISOC BoT

The IAB is responsible for selecting an individual to serve a 3 year  term on the ISOC Board of Trustees.  The procedure is described in  RFC3677. The candidates who accepted their nominations are:

  • Bernard Aboba
  • Hago Dafalla
  • John Levine
  • Jordi Palet Martinez
  • Kaveh Ranjbar
  • Sean Turner
  • Stephen Kent
  • Sue Hares

We solicit feedback on these candidates by March 31, 2014.  Please send  your response to iab-chair@iab.org or execd@iab.org.  If  you would like  your feedback to be anonymized, please indicate such in your response. The IAB expects to finalize its selection on or before April 10, 2014.

The IESG will confirm the candidate by May 25, 2014 and the appointee  will begin serving as the new board of trustee member in June.