Internet Architecture Board


Call for IAOC Nominations and Volunteers 2017

This is a call for nominations for the IAB appointment to the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC). The nomination period will close on 2 November 2016.

IAOC membership is described in BCP 101 (RFC 4071) Section 4, with selection guidelines and process documented in BCP 113 (RFC 4333). In alternate years, the IESG and the IAB each select one person for a two-year IAOC term. This year, the IAB will select one person for a term beginning in March 2017. Note that the NomCom is also selecting an IAOC member.

Candidates for these IAOC positions should have knowledge of the IETF, knowledge of contracts and financial procedures, and familiarity with the administrative support needs of the IAB, the IESG, and the IETF standards process. Candidates are also expected to be able to understand the respective roles and responsibilities of the IETF and ISOC in this activity, and be able to articulate these roles within the IETF community.

Acceptable candidates must be prepared to exercise all the duties of an IAOC member. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the setting (in consultation with the community and after carefully considering their input) of administrative support policies, oversight of the administrative operations of the IETF, and representing the interests of the IETF to the IAOC. The IAOC meets for a couple of hours at each IETF meeting, holds two conference calls each month, and meets for two days in a separate meeting, usually in May. Acceptable candidates must be able to undertake full participation in all IAOC meetings and activities.

IAOC members also serve as the trustees of the IETF Trust. Please note that the role of the IETF Trust is expanding as part of the IANA stewardship transition.

The IAB-selected member of the IAOC does not directly represent the IAB. The IAB and IESG selected members are accountable directly to the IETF community. As such, candidates do not need to be current members of the IAB or the IESG and, in fact, we prefer nominations and volunteers from the rest of the community.

If you are interested in serving on the IAOC, or know of someone who may be a good fit for this position, please send the name and email address to <> and <>.

The IAB will respond with a questionnaire, asking for the candidates’ qualifications and willingness to serve.

The names of all people who declare themselves willing to serve will be made public on the list after the end of the solicitation period. The plan is to post the list of candidates by 4 November 2016.

The IAB expects to make a decision in December 2016.

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