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On 11 May 2016, the IAB sent comments to the Internet Society on proposed changes to their bylaws. The text of those comments is provided below:
Thanks for the opportunity to comment on the proposed Internet Society Bylaws. Regarding the second proposed change, the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) would prefer that the bylaws not dictate when the selection process take place. Instead, the bylaw should state when the newly appointed Trustee's term begins. One way to do this in the bylaws is: "Any vacancy for a Board seat filled by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) shall be filled using a process of their own choosing. Any Trustee selected or appointed by the IETF to fill a vacancy will hold office commencing at the start of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) following their selection or appointment. Should a vacancy occur while a call for candidates is already active, the two appointments may be made concurrently, with the IETF deciding which appointment is to receive which term."