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As requested by the community, the IAB has decided to open a mailing list to discuss topics regarding the intersection of Internet governance and IETF technical work. In particular, this list will focus on issues relating to Internet governance and regulation, including the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, and their potential to impact the future of the Internet architecture. In that regard, the community is invited to participate in this mailing list with an eye toward both receiving more information about these events and advising the IAB by identifying key issues for which the board may wish to provide technical clarifications on how certain policy outcomes could impact the Internet architecture.  Examples could include IPv6 deployment, spam, cybersecurity, and obstacles or challenges to Internet adoption. This will be an IAB maintained list, and will be subject to normal IETF process (such as the NOTE WELL statement).

The list is specifically not a general discussion list for all issues relating to the ITU or even Internet Governance.  ISOC will be posting information about ISOC mailing lists for more general policy discussions.

Because Internet governance is often a sensitive topic and passions often run high, while anyone from the IETF community is welcome, those who join the list will be expected to stay within the parameters above (e.g., receiving information and providing constructive advice to the IAB) and to comport themselves in a respectful way toward all.  To encourage inclusion, we are asking that individuals avoid repetitive or excessive posting. The IAB’s ITU-T Coordination Program Leads (currently Ross Callon and Joel Halpern) may, at their sole discretion, remove or moderate individuals whose posting is not of assistance to the IAB or, in the opinion of the Program Leads, of benefit to the IETF community.