Minutes of the 2013-03-27 IAB Teleconference (Business Meeting)
1. Roll-call, agenda-bash, administrivia, minutes
- Bernard Aboba
- Jari Arkko (IETF Chair)
- Mary Barnes (IAB Executive Director)
- Marc Blanchet
- Ross Callon
- Alissa Cooper
- Spencer Dawkins
- Lars Eggert (IRTF Chair)
- Mat Ford (ISOC Liaison)
- Joel Halpern
- Russ Housley (IAB Chair)
- Eliot Lear
- Barry Leiba (IESG Liaison)
- Xing Li
- Cindy Morgan (IAB Executive Assistant)
- Andrew Sullivan
- Dave Thaler
- Hannes Tschofenig
- Heather Flanagan (RFC Editor Liaison)
Cindy Morgan reminded the board that summer time begins in Europe this weekend, thus shifting the time of future conference calls by one hour for some participants.
1.3. Meeting Minutes
The following meeting minutes were approved:
- 2013-02-13 Business Meeting
- 2013-02-27 Business Meeting
- 2013-03-10 Business Meeting
The minutes of the 2013-02-06 Tech Chat were tentatively approved barring comments from Thomas Narten, the invited speaker. Cindy Morgan will contact Thomas offline to make sure there are no objections to posting the approved minutes on the public IAB website.
The minutes of the 2013-03-12 and 2013-03-14 Business Meetings remain under review.
2. Liaison updates
2.1. ISOC Liaison
–Begin ISOC Liaison Report, Mat Ford–
Internet Society Liaison Report to the IAB 27 March 2013 Topics: I. ISOC Briefing Panel during IETF86 II. Best Current Operational Practices III. IPv6 network operator statistics IV. WSIS +10 Review event V. IGF Open Consultations and MAG meetings VI. IETF Policy Guest Program VII. ITU WTPF VIII. WCIT Follow-up IX. Privacy X. Digital content XI. Conference on the Importance of an Open and Multi-Stakeholder Internet in Africa I. ISOC Briefing Panel during IETF86 The ISOC Briefing Panel during IETF86 was "Content is King; How Do we Avoid Playing the Pauper?". An interesting session that focused on whether we can bring together pieces we already have for Internet applications infrastructure to better support the expression (and use) of content creators' intentions for digital content use. More detail, including a pointer to a video of the session itself, is available here: http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2013/03/digital-content-rights- expression-putting-our-heads-together-make-progress II. Best Current Operational Practices We continue our work to socialize the idea of a "global best current operational practice" (BCOP) effort and take input from operator groups around the globe. Recent activities include presenting our proposed BCOP work to the Poland Network Operators Group (PLNOG) with an audience of approximately 700 people. The operators are very interested in the work and want to see it move forward. III. IPv6 network operator statistics The first IPv6 network operator statistics update for 2013 has been published: http://www.worldipv6launch.org/measurements/ Of note, there are tens of additional networks making the qualifying for listing (with greater than 0.1% of their traffic to the measuring sites running over IPv6). New listings include: Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica del Peru, and VOO from Belgium, each of which is delivering significant volumes of IPv6 traffic. IV. WSIS +10 Review event The Internet Society was heavily engaged in the preparatory process of the WSIS+10 Review event, organized by UNESCO from 25 to 27 February 2013, in Paris: http://www.internetsociety.org/wsis/isoc-wsis10- knowledge-connects Over the past three months, Constance Bommelaer assisted UNESCO staff in organizing their Human Rights and Freedom of Expression-related workshops. In the final negotiation process, the ISOC delegation successfully influenced the outcomes of the UNESCO WSIS+10 final statement and recommendations, introducing key text recognizing the open Internet and open standards, the multi-stakeholder model (e.g. the IGF) and supporting intellectual property. This positive outcome is key in the second and final phase of the WSIS Review which will be organized by the ITU in April 2014. Ground has been secured to keep the process open and inclusive in 2014 and to uphold the principles of multi-stakeholderism or free flow of information. The ISOC team was also engaged in various workshops held at this event: - "Enhanced Cooperation: from Deadlock to Dialogue. Reflections on What Needs to be Done". Speakers from all stakeholder groups recognized that a lot has changed since 2005; new bridges have been built and institutional processes have opened in many cases. There was a large support to steer away from definitional discussions (what does "enhanced cooperation mean"), towards a more pragmatic and operational approach to this issue by doing a mapping exercise and addressing gaps on this basis, if any. Governmental representatives stressed that they don't necessarily see the gaps in the existing structures, but rather expressed difficulty to follow all existing processes (lack of human resources, lack of knowledge on what is happening and where). The CSTD working group on enhanced cooperation will be an opportunity to gather input on how and where enhanced cooperation is happening, and where there may be room for improvement. The discussions on enhanced cooperation have been happening in many contexts including the WSIS +10 review event in February, and should continue at the IGF and in other spaces. - There was also a workshop on enhanced cooperation with regard to numbering and addressing, co-organized by the RIRs and ICANN. The panel had a live link-up with the APRICOT meeting in Singapore and provided useful information on progress made by the I* organizations to engage governments with their policy development processes. - "Internet Governance Principles: Towards a Multistakeholder and Universal Framework of Commitments". ISOC (Constance Bommelaer and Nicolas Seidler) organized and co-moderated a workshop discussing Internet Governance principles that have emerged in recent years from several actors of the Internet ecosystem. There were diverging views whether or not achieving universal principles would be realistic or productive (given diversity of stakeholders and regions), but there was wide agreement that the process itself would be a valuable exercise (the power of principles is in their making), towards more shared understanding among stakeholders. - "Beyond the Code: Are Human Rights Part of the Internet’s DNA?" Nicolas Seidler led a workshop discussing the impact of the open Internet architecture and new network technologies on users' ability to exercise their right to freedom of expression and freedom of association. Discussions recognized that by empowering users at the edges rather than the center of the network, the Internet embodies democratic values and fosters a wide range of Human Rights. There was strong support for the open and transparent processes upon which Internet standards are developed, as they ultimately allow the users to define what the Internet is and what the future knowledge society will become. - Under the "cybersecurity" theme, the Internet Society (Christine Runnegar) started the discussion in the WSIS+10 Review Meeting by leading the first session entitled "Cybersecurity: searching for a common understanding". The panel (comprised of representatives from the African Union, WEF, OECD, US Government, CDT, Google, EuroISPA and Microsoft) tackled some difficult issues including: what is cybersecurity?; what are the dynamics of cyber-threats and cyber-risks?; in addressing cybersecurity, what are we doing well and what needs improvement?; what are some solutions or ways forward? This session was important for the Internet Society's policy outreach on security issues, not only in terms of the content, but also as a signal that the Internet Society is a natural convener for robust constructive dialogue on the issues. - The Internet Society (Christine Runnegar) also led a session entitled "The New PII: Privacy-Impacting Information" under the Ethics theme, which explored whether the concept of “personal data” has evolved in light of societal, commercial and technological developments and the realities of "anonymized" data. Additionally, the Internet Society gave an informal preview of the results of a micro survey it conducted in the lead-up to the session, which invited respondents to "write their own definition of personal data". - IPR: ISOC’s Konstantinos Komaitis organized a workshop on the issue of public and private regulatory initiatives in the intellect property enforcement space. Notwithstanding the divergent views and vibrant discussions, there were three issues that emerged and on which the participants agreed: intellectual property enforcement efforts would benefit from multistakeholder, inclusive processes; intellectual property enforcement initiatives should follow the rule of law; and, last but not least, intellectual property mechanisms should respect the open nature and architecture of the Internet. - “Cultural and Linguistic Diversity: Exploring Economic and Educational Aspects of Local Content”. The Internet Society (Constance Bommelaer and Dawit Bekele) co-organized this workshop with UNESCO and presented the results of the study realized by ISOC, UNESCO and OECD on “The relationship between local content, Internet development and access prices”. The findings show that there is a correlation between the development of Internet infrastructure and the growth of local content; between the development of Internet infrastructure and the lowering of Internet access prices; and between the growth of local content and the lowering of prices. These findings call for policy makers to put their efforts on both local content and Internet infrastructure development to provide affordable Internet for their citizens. V. IGF Open Consultations and MAG meetings The UN asked Markus Kummer to chair the open consultations and the MAG meeting on an interim basis. The meeting was held in Paris, back-to-back with the WSIS +10 event, and allowed to make good progress on the preparations of IGF 2013. There was a general feeling in the room that the IGF needed to experiment with new formats and also look for new headings for the main sessions and look for ways to improve the documentation of the proceedings. VI. IETF Policy Guest Program ISOC's Public Policy team hosted 9 Policy Guests plus one Engineering Fellow (recommended by her government after IETF 85) at IETF 86. Thanks to the warm reception by the community, the Policy Guests gained a broad appreciation for the work and guiding principles of the IETF as well as more specific information on key aspects of Internet technology such as routing, DNS, interconnection and spam (among other topics). The group encouraged ISOC to continue to build bridges between the technical and policy communities and many committed to encouraging greater support for the Open Standards model back in their home countries. ISOC's Regional Bureau in Latin America is already making plans to follow up with the various policy participants going forward. A newsletter account of the program may be found here: http://bit.ly/10Fvkoe (PDF). ISOC would like to thank the IETF and IAB for their ongoing and extremely valuable support for this program. VII. ITU WTPF The ITU will host the WTPF on 13-15 May 2013 and the theme will be international Internet-related Public Policy issues. The output of the meeting will be a Secretary-General's Report and a series of non-binding Opinions. The latest version of the report and the draft Opinions may be found here: http://www.itu.int/en/wtpf-13/. In general, the report focuses on well-worn issues of Internet governance rather than on forward looking topics that will help bring about greater connectivity and affordability. The Secretary-General's report will likely not be changed but the Opinions will be discussed in greater detail during the WTPF and may change substantially. ISOC is preparing its outreach and communications strategy for the event which will likely focus on the principles that clearly make the Internet work - open and interoperable standards, bottom-up multistakeholder participation and cooperation. VIII. WCIT Follow-up The Internet Society (Karen Mulberry) is working on a spam project to tackle head-on one of the key issues that emerged at WCIT. The spam project plan will be released on April 1st. The plans call for the launch of Workshops for regulators in Africa, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region over the next twelve months. Meetings between technical organizations and the technical community in developing countries are also being arranged to align with the Workshops for regulators. In addition a proposal to IGF 2013 has been submitted for a panel discussion on spam issues and challenges for all stakeholders. The Internet Society participated in various meetings assessing the outcome of WCIT: Karen Mulberry presented at the Cyberdialogue 2013 at the University of Toronto which focused on the outcomes of WCIT, and the Canadian Internet Forum in Ottawa. Markus Kummer participated in panel discussions at an event organized by the Swiss Chapter in Bern and by the European country code TLD organization CENTR in Lisbon. He also participated in an event organized by the Oxford Internet Institute to assess the post-WCIT situation. Much of the discussion focused on how to improve the outreach to governments from developing countries which are looking for concrete solutions to their perceived problems, such as spam. Common to all these events was that participants voiced significant concerns regarding the potential for further impacts on Internet Governance and the multistakeholder model in view of next year’s ITU Plenipotentiary Conference which will redefine the role of the ITU going forward. IX. Privacy The W3C Privacy Interest Group (PING), co-chaired by Christine Runnegar, held its monthly call on 28 February 2013 . The main agenda item was a discussion of potential privacy risks and vulnerabilities associated with a draft specification for Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) in HTML5. PING will follow up with a more in-depth review of EME, and continue work on developing privacy guidance for Web standards. PING will be holding its next call on 28 March 2013 . A representative of the WebRTC and Device APIs WGs’ Media Capture Task Force will be introducing their work regarding camera and microphone access to open up a discussion regarding privacy considerations.  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-privacy/2013JanMar/ 0062.html  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-privacy/2013JanMar/ 0063.html Online Privacy: Consenting to your future At the invitation of the EU Seventh Framework consortium partners in the CONSENT project , the Internet Society participated in two panels at the “Online Privacy: Consenting to your future” conference (20-21 March 2013) . The organizers presented some of the results of the CONSENT project, which is due to be completed by the end of April 2013. CONSENT is described by the partners as “the largest EU-supported multi-million Euro research project investigating consumer sentiment and privacy in on-line situations” .  http://www.consent.law.muni.cz/  http://www.onlineprivacyconference.eu/  see, http://www.consent.law.muni.cz/view.php?cisloclanku=2010070014 X. Digital content The Internet Society (Frederic Donck and Konstantinos Komaitis) organized a breakfast meeting in Brussels on 20 March on the relationship between copyright and technology. At this event, Konstantinos reiterated the position of the Internet Society in relation to upholding the existing Internet architecture and not creating policy that endangers the Internet's nature. Moreover, Konstantinos also chaired an academic panel on digital content at the CPR Europe conference, addressing some of the misconceptions between the policy makers in relation to what operating an open standards' network entails and the importance in retaining it. The Internet Society, represented by Konstantinos, participated in the 'Licenses for Europe' working group on user-generated content and licenses - an initiative promulgated by the EU Commission. The meeting took place in Brussels on 25 February. He presented and clarified the Internet Society's position regarding inclusiveness and multistakeholder participation as well as the need for balance and scope. XI. Conference on the Importance of an Open and Multi-Stakeholder Internet in Africa (5 March 2012, Geneva) ISOC (Nicolas Seidler) organized a public forum with the U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva about “The Importance of an Open and Multi-Stakeholder Internet - What’s at Stake for Freedom of Expression and Economic Growth in Africa?”. The session addressed some of the key challenges and opportunities for an enabling Internet environment in Africa, and how these relate both to the ability of people to innovate, as well as to their ability to share information and ideas. A webcast of the session is available: http://goo.gl/ZifUW
–End ISOC Liaison Report–
2.2. IESG Liaison
–Begin IESG Liaison Report, Barry Leiba–
–End IESG Liaison Report–
2.3. RFC Editor Liaison
–Begin RFC Editor Liaison Report, Heather Flanagan–
1. RSE Report Update on Active Projects * RFC Format The RFC Series Format Requirements and Future Development document was approved for publication during IETF 86. A message will go out to the community in April indicating what direction we will be exploring regarding the format and work will begin on the appropriate SoWs at that time. * RFC Style Guide The RPC and the RSE continue to collect items that must be included in the Style Guide, but actual drafting of text is on hold until the Format Requirements document is out of the draft stage. Other items of note * The RSE attended most Area and Area WG sessions at IETF 86, coming away with a better feel for the activities and flow of information within the IETF. This will be the general agenda followed for future IETF meetings. 2. RFC Production Center See attached graph for current SLA information. March Stats for the RFC Editor Submissions: 25 Publications: 26
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2.4. IRTF Chair
–Begin IRTF Chair Report, Lars Eggert–
- Folks are proposing a new RG on network coding. The discussion list is at email@example.com. A wiki is at http://wiki.tools.ietf.org/group/irtf/trac/wiki/nwcrg. The meeting in Orlando went extremely well, and they are planning a second one for Berlin. If this goes similarly well I'll likely charter them. - ASRG has closed - SAMRG is publishing their final two documents and will then close. - The IRTF is co-sponsoring the MANIAC programming challenge on the Saturday before Berlin. See my email to irtf-announce from just now.
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3. April Tech Chat
Hannes Tschofenig reported that Stephen Farrell, one of the invited speakers, would not be able to attend the IAB Tech Chat on “Certification Transparency and Alternative Certification” planned for 3 April 2013. After discussion, the board agreed to postpone the Tech Chat on this topic until 1 May 2013. The IAB will hold a regular business meeting on 3 April 2013.
4. Retreat Planning
Russ Housley asked the IAB to start listing potential topics for the retreat agenda on the internal wiki page so that a draft agenda can be put out for comment early next week.
Jari Arkko noted that he has sent an email to the IESG and IAB asking for technical topics to discuss at the joint IAB/IESG session on 8 May 2013.
Cindy Morgan reminded the board that the hotel reservation deadline is 31 March 2013, and asked board members to let her know if they have any trouble getting confirmations for their reservations.
5. IETF/IEEE 802 Leadership Meeting Debrief
Spencer Dawkins briefly recapped the IETF Leadership meeting with the IEEE 802 that was held in Orlando on 16 March 2013, noting that work on RFC 4441rev is progressing, and that there was a discussion of shared work items and mutual challenges between the IETF and IEEE 802.
Russ Housley noted that the IETF is still looking for advice on how to deal with regulators; Russ agreed to reach out to Dorothy Stanley (802.11 Liaison to IETF) for more information; Bernard Aboba and Eliot Lear both agreed to reach out within their own companies to see if anyone has advice.
Spencer Dawkins noted that the IEEE 802 will likely post information about work on OmniRAN to the new-work mailing list soon, and that the IAB should begin considering a response.
6. IETF Session at IGF
Jari Arkko reported that he is putting together an IETF informational session for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting being held in Bali in October 2013. The goals of the session are to provide education about the IETF and to entice more participation in the IETF from southeast Asia. Mat Ford asked that any logistical help needed from ISOC be requested as soon as possible, as ISOC will be busy planning their own sessions at IGF.
The IGF session will be discussed further by the IAB and the IESG at the joint retreat session on 8 May 2013.
7. Liaison Oversight
The board approved sending a letter to ECMA regarding the JSON specification.
7.2. ZigBee Alliance
Spencer Dawkins agreed to check with the liaison manager about the current status of the IETF liaison relationship with ZigBee Alliance.
8.1. RSSAC Restructuring IAB Response
The board approved the following response to the RSSAC restructuring proposal:
Per RFC2850, the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) sees its liaison role to RSSAC to be essential and strategic for the Internet Architecture. The IETF has a key role in discussing the technical requirements of the DNS root servers together with the root server operators, ICANN and the various stakeholders. The IAB welcomes the restructuring of the RSSAC.
Our reading of the planned restructuring leads us to believe that the Executive circle will be the active decision-making body in the RSSAC. In order to be an effective link between the bodies, the IAB liaison will need to communicate directly with the decision authority in the RSSAC. Therefore, the IAB requests that the IAB (non-voting) liaison be placed within the Executive circle as described in the current RSSAC document.
The response was sent to Matt Larson and Peter Koch on 28 March 2013.
8.2. RFC 2870bis
Discussion of this topic was deferred to the next IAB Business Meeting (3 April 2013) due to time constraints.
9. ICANN Board of Directors Liaison Appointment
Candidate interviews are still ongoing; discussion of this topic was deferred to the next IAB Business Meeting (3 April 2013).
10. Executive Session: Liaison from IETF to ITU-T
The ITU-T Coordination Program recommended Scott Mansfield as the replacement for Eliot Lear as liaison manager for the ITU-T. The IAB approved this selection.
11. Executive Session: ISOC Board of Trustees Appointment
Eliot Lear and Andrew Sullivan recused themselves from the discussion. The IAB made an appointment to the ISOC Board of Trustees in an Executive Session. Russ Housley will confirm the appointee’s acceptance of the position and follow up with the other candidates.