Internet Architecture Board

RFC2850

About the Internet Architecture Board

The Internet Architecture Board provides long-range technical direction for Internet development, ensuring the Internet continues to grow and evolve as a platform for global communication and innovation.

In its work, the IAB strives to:

  • Ensure that the Internet is a trusted medium of communication that provides a solid technical foundation for privacy and security, especially in light of pervasive surveillance,
  • Establish the technical direction for an Internet that will enable billions more people to connect, support the vision for an Internet of Things, and allow mobile networks to flourish, while keeping the core capabilities that have been a foundation of the Internet’s success, and
  • Promote the technical evolution of an open Internet without special controls, especially those which hinder trust in the network.
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IAB Seeks Feedback on IETF Appointment to the ICANN NomCom

The IAB (on behalf of the IETF) has been asked to supply a member to the 2021 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom) by 2020-07-17. Peter Koch filled this role for the IETF community for the past year, and he is willing to continue.

The IAB would like to solicit comments from the community on Peter Koch on the ICANN NomCom. While the ICANN NomCom process itself is confidential, the IAB believes that asking for feedback on this appointment is important for transparency.

Please send your remarks in confidence to iab-chair@iab.org and execd@iab.org. The IAB would appreciate receiving comments by Tuesday, 2020-06-23 at 2359 UTC, as the IAB will begin the next steps in this appointment process shortly.

The 2021 ICANN NomCom will select people to fill the following positions:

  • Three members of the ICANN Board of Directors.
  • Three regional representatives to the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) – one from the Asia, Australia, and Pacific Islands region, one from the Latin America and Caribbean Islands region, one from the Africa region.
  • Two members of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council.
  • One member of the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council.

For more information about the ICANN NomCom see: https://nomcom.icann.org/

IAB Re-Appoints Harald Alvestrand as Liaison to the ICANN Board of Directors

The IAB has been deliberating the selection of the liaison from the IETF community to ICANN Board of Directors over the past several weeks. After seeking feedback from the IETF community, the IAB has decided to re-appoint Harald Alvestrand to this position.

The IAB extends their sincere thanks to Harald for continuing to serve the community in this role.

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IAB Seeks Feedback on Candidates for RFC Editor Future Development Program Chair(s)

The IAB recently requested nominations for an additional chair or chairs for the RFC Editor Future Development Program. There are a number of candidates, and the IAB is soliciting comment from the community on these candidates.

The following candidates have accepted nominations:

  • Nevil Brownlee
  • Alexey Melnikov
  • Brian Rosen
  • Tim Wicinski
  • Nico Williams
  • Chris Wood

Please send your remarks in confidence about any or all candidates to iab-chair@iab.org and execd@iab.org by Tuesday, 2020-05-26 at 2359 UTC. The IAB thanks you in advance for your help.

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Internet Society Board of Trustees Appointment

The IAB is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Thomson to the Internet Society Board of Trustees. She will sit as trustee for three years, commencing with the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Internet Society, 1-2 August 2020.

The IAB would like to thank Sean Turner for his service is in this role; Sean has served on the Board of Trustees since 2014 and will be stepping down at the Annual General Meeting in 2020.

The IAB also thanks all those who volunteered to serve, and Laura for taking on the task.

Call for nominations: RFC Editor Future Development Program Chair(s)

As previously discussed, the IAB is seeking an additional chair or chairs for the RFC Editor Future Development Program.

This program is modeled on an IETF working group, and will use its mailing list (rfced-future@iab.org) to develop and validate consensus among the participants.

The program currently has one chair, Eliot Lear. The current IAB has received significant feedback from the community that a second chair needs to be selected, and the IAB is eager to fill that position with a great candidate as soon as is practical. The IAB is now seeking at least one additional chair from outside the IAB to join Eliot. Together, these chairs will set the detailed agenda, manage the program, and call consensus among the participants. The program also has two liaisons from the IAB to assist with logistical matters, Wes Hardaker and Jared Mauch.

If you are interested in serving in this role, please send a short email message to iab-chair@iab.org and execd@iab.org with your motivation and information concerning your familiarity with IETF working groups or similar processes. The deadline for volunteering is Tuesday, 2020-05-12 at 2359 UTC. The IAB will then solicit public comments on the candidates before making a decision.

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Eliot Lear to Serve as RFC Editor Future Development Program Chair

The IAB has selected Eliot Lear to serve as chair of the RFC Editor Future Development Program.

The IAB thanks all of the candidates who were willing to serve. This was a difficult decision with many strong candidates.

Like an IETF working group, this program will have completely open participation. The program will use the mailing list rfced-future@iab.org. To subscribe, please go to <https://www.iab.org/mailman/listinfo/rfced-future>.

Future details about the operation of the program will be coming shortly.

RFC 8752 on Report from the IAB Workshop on Exploring Synergy between Content Aggregation and the Publisher Ecosystem (ESCAPE)

The IAB has published RFC 8752: Report from the IAB Workshop on Exploring Synergy between Content Aggregation and the Publisher Ecosystem (ESCAPE).

Abstract: The Exploring Synergy between Content Aggregation and the Publisher Ecosystem (ESCAPE) Workshop was convened by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) in July 2019. This report summarizes its significant points of discussion and identifies topics that may warrant further consideration.

Note that this document is a report on the proceedings of the workshop. The views and positions documented in this report are those of the workshop participants and do not necessarily reflect IAB views and positions.

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