Minutes of the 2014-05-14 IAB Teleconference (Business Meeting)
1. Roll-call, agenda-bash, administrivia, minutes
- Jari Arkko (IETF Chair)
- Marc Blanchet
- Alissa Cooper (IESG Liaison)
- Lars Eggert (IRTF Chair)
- Heather Flanagan (RFC Editor Liaison)
- Mat Ford (ISOC Liaison)
- Ted Hardie
- Joe Hildebrand
- Russ Housley (IAB Chair)
- Eliot Lear
- Alexey Melnikov (RSOC Chair)
- Cindy Morgan (IAB Executive Administrative Manager)
- Erik Nordmark
- Andrew Sullivan
- Dave Thaler
- Amy Vezza (IETF Secretariat)
- Mary Barnes
- Joel Halpern
- Xing Li
- Jonne Soininen (ICANN Liaison)
- Brian Trammell
Eliot Lear asked for IAB volunteers to join the Liaison Oversight Program. He asked that this be kept on the agenda until there is a volunteer in place.
1.3. Action item review
The internal action item list was reviewed.
1.4. Meeting Minutes
The minutes of the 30 April 2014 business meeting remain under review.
2. Liaison Reports
2.1. ISOC Liaison Report
–Begin ISOC Liaison Report, Mat Ford–
Internet Society Liaison Report to the IAB 13 May 2014 Topics: I. NETmundial II. CSTD WG on Enhanced Cooperation III. IETF Policy Program IV. ITU Plenipotentiary Conference V. Combating Spam Project VI. Routing Resilience Manifesto I. NETmundial In ISOC’s view, NETmundial was a very positive, useful meeting that has re-energized the multi-stakeholder Internet governance process. This was one meeting in the broader context of Internet governance but we are hopeful that it has helped build momentum for the upcoming IGF and, in general, gives greater confidence to stakeholders that productive policy dialogue can take place in an open and inclusive setting. Kathy Brown’s reflections on the results of NETmundial may be found here: http:// www.internetsociety.org/blog/institutional/2014/04/netmundial- variations-theme-multistakeholder-consensus-building-action II. CSTD WG on Enhanced Cooperation The fourth meeting of the Working Group was held in Geneva from 30 April to 1 May. The mandate of the WG was set by the UN General Assembly: "to examine the mandate of the WSIS regarding Enhanced Cooperation as contained in the Tunis Agenda (…) and to make recommendations on how to fully implement this mandate." Constance Bommelaer participated on behalf of the academic and technical communities. There were still remaining divergences mainly with regards to the scope of “Enhanced Cooperation” (among governments only vs. among all stakeholders). The Chair plans to request an extension of the mandate of the group to the CSTD in order to continue working on recommendations throughout 2014. III. IETF Policy Program ISOC will have another large, diverse group of policymakers at IETF 90 in Toronto. Topics on our policy agenda will include IP addressing, DNS overview, interconnection, and emergency services. We are expecting policymakers from the following countries and organisations to participate: African Telecom Union, Panama, Jamaica, Vietnam, Egypt (x2), Argentina (x2), Bahrain, Oman, Grenada, Caribbean Telecom Union, Mexico (x2), India, Korea, Paraguay and Brazil. IV. ITU Plenipotentiary Conference Sally Wentworth will be ISOC’s Head of Delegation to the ITU Plenipot in Busan. In the coming weeks and months, ISOC’s preparations will have 3 main components: 1) substantive analysis and positioning – what do we want/not want to happen at Plenipot? What proposals and positions are coming forward? 2) Advocacy in key countries – roadmap of countries where advocacy is likely to be most useful; 3) Mobilization – outreach via ISOC community and partners. The ISOC delegation will want to work closely with the IAB in areas where technical interests are clearly at stake. Understanding and articulating the technical implications of certain proposals will be key to our overall approach. V. Combating Spam Project The project has moved from its initial phase of outreach to policy makers to phase two, which is engagement with both policy makers and technical communities in developing countries. It would be welcome if IETF and IAB leadership are able to identify experts who would be able to participate in workshops to explain the work of the IETF on email authentication and other network management topics that would be useful for efforts within developing countries to address their issues with spam management. VI. Routing Resilience Manifesto ISOC is coordinating work among a small group of network operators on a document called Routing Resilience Manifesto. The objective of this work is to raise awareness and encourage actions by demonstrating commitment of the growing group of supporters. Another goal is to demonstrate industry ability to address complex issues related to Internet security and resilience. The document contains a set of principles and concrete actions, defining a minimum package of measures related to BGP filtering, anti-spoofing, collaboration and cooperation. After being vetted by a wider operational community, the Manifesto will be made available online along with a list of network operator endorsements.
–End ISOC Liaison Report, Mat Ford–
Mat Ford asked if the IAB would find it helpful to invite Constance Bommelaer to join the next IAB meeting to discuss IGF. The IAB agreed this would be useful; Mat will invite Constance to join the IAB business meeting on 28 May 2014.
Ted Hardie asked if ISOC was looking for more security people to participate in the Routing Resilience project. Andrei Robachevsky is coordinating this on ISOC’s side; Mat Ford will contact Andrei about possible IAB input into the project. Eliot Lear suggested this may be fodder for a future IAB tech chat.
2.2. IESG Liaison Report
–Begin IESG Liaison Report, Alissa Cooper–
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2.3. IRTF Liaison Report
–Begin IRTF Liaison Report, Lars Eggert–
- Attempt to reboot the RRG not on a good track. Will wait until the BOF deadline for any last minute life signs, but otherwise close. - GAIA ("Global Access to the Internet for All") "RG-to-be" not planning further meetings at IETFs in 2014, but will meet co-located with ACM DEV (http://dev5.acmdev.org) - ANRP 2015 nominations cycle started - ANRP 2014 prize winners for IETF-90 announced - CFRG will have chair changes (one stepping down, one retiring in 2015); looking for replacements now
–End IRTF Liaison Report, Lars Eggert–
2.4. ICANN Liaison Report
–Begin ICANN Liaison Report, Jonne Soininen–
I. Public Comments needing attention (only highlights) ==================================== (All public comment processes: http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment) Board Member Compensation - compensating also liaisons <http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/bylaws-amend-compensation-02may14-en.htm> Comment period end: 23 May 2014 Reply period end: 12 June 2014 Enhancing ICANN Accountability <http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/enhancing-accountability-06may14-en.htm> Comment period ends: 27 May 2014 Reply period ends: 18 June 2014 [23:59] ICANN Draft Five-Year Strategic Plan (FY16 FY20) <http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/stratplan-draft-09apr14-en.htm> Comment period ends: 31 May 2014 Interim Report Internationalized Registration Data Expert Working Group <http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/ird-interim-14apr14-en.htm> Reply period ends: 27 May 2014 II. Upcoming topics that could be relevant ========================================== ICANN Board Liaison compensation -------------------------------- ICANN board has been contemplating if the Board liaisons should be compensated. All other board members (chair, normal members) are currently compensated and therefore, ICANN board feels that the lack of board liaison compensation is not justified. There is a certain logic to this. The compensation is voluntary. The only liaison position that is outside the compensation discussion is the Governmental Advisory Council (GAC) liaison. This is due to the GAC bylaws. Though this may seem like an ICANN internal matter, this would change the characteristics of the IETF liaison significantly. This would be a compensated position in the IETF realm. Jonne Soininen believes IAB should think about this very carefully and provide comments to ICANN. He personally thinks this is a very big change and the decision should not be done lightly. Though, the IETF liaison is an ICANN board member the position is selected by the IAB from the IETF community. The potential compensation may convey people's interest to this position in a wrong way and may also change the sentiment to ICANN in a negative way within the IETF community. Though, this may seem like an administrative issue Jonne hopes the IAB would pay close attention to this. The comment period ends by May 23rd. Enhancing ICANN's accountability -------------------------------- As described in a separate mail the comment period for Enhancing ICANN's accountability is ongoing. The comment period ends May 27th. III. (If relevant) upcoming meeting topics of importance ======================================================== Next ICANN meeting is ICANN#50 (22-26 June 2014) in London, UK.
–End ICANN Liaison Report, Jonne Soininen–
The IAB discussed ICANN’s proposal to compensate Board liaisons. It was noted that ICANN uses the word “liaison” differently from the IETF, treating liaisons as non-voting Board members. This raised questions about the ICANN liaison’s responsibilities to ICANN versus their responsibilities to the IETF. Russ Housley will contact Jorge Contreras to seek clarification and report back to the IAB via email.
2.5. RFC Editor Liaison Report
–Begin RFC Editor Liaison Report, Heather Flanagan–
1. RSE Report * RFC Format Two of the Design Team drafts are functionally complete: the xml2rfc v2 vocabulary and the SVG profile. There continues to be active conversation on the the rfc-interest list regarding the specification of the v3 vocabulary, and the first v3 prototype draft is almost complete. A version of draft-hildebrand-html-rfc is being used to create a v2, v3, and HTML prototype for the Tools Team (and others) to use as a basis for understanding the changes underway in the Series. The non-ASCII guidance draft is also being turned into a prototype for the HTML publication format as described in draft-hildebrand-html-rfc, and will be posted on the RFC Editor website as style guidance to be tested by the RFC Editor for formal inclusion into a future RFC Style Guide. The next urgent area for exploration will be the CSS that will be used with the new HTML publication format. A note will go out later this week requesting designs and feedback from the community. * IETF 90 and the WG Chairs lunch The WG Chairs lunch at IETF 90 will focus on how to better support ESL authors. The RFC Editor will participate through a report out on the Document Editing sessions held at IETF 89 and IETF 87, and offer ideas for future ways to improve supports for authors who find written English challenging. * International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers Spring Conference and Innovation Workshop The STM conference and workshop, held in Washington DC from April 29 through May 1, provided interesting insights into the changing expectations of authors in terms of how authors want to be recognized and cited, and how their research and research data is published and indexed. There was a strong focus on the need for rich metadata for both articles and any associated data sets, and several lively panels on curating information for future use. A trip report has been sent to the RSOC. * Upcoming events - "IETF Update - What's hot?", Terena Networking Conference 2014: Heather Flanagan will be reporting out to this community on the upcoming changes to the RFC series. 2. RPC Report * Additional editors - status report AMS welcomes Ann Cerveny as the newest member of the RFC Production Center team. * Stats and Metrics - Highlights see: http://www.rfc-editor.org/reports/ -- Summary: the RPC continues to catch up on the larger-than-normal burst of submissions in 2014. 64% of the documents that moved into EDIT  in 2013 have already been released to EDIT in the first 4 months of 2014. Assuming the rate at which documents are moving to EDIT drops back to a more normal level (it remains higher than average), it will take another two months to work through the backlog and return to expected SLA numbers.  EDIT = Documents awaiting editing or being edited; this includes documents approved for publication that do not need to be held waiting for a normative reference (MISSREF) and those being released from MISSREF
–End RFC Editor Liaison Report, Heather Flanagan–
3. IETF 90 Technical Plenary
Andrew Sullivan sent an updated proposal for the IETF 90 Technical Plenary via email. The IAB agreed that Andrew should proceed with approaching potential speakers.
4. IAB Programs
4.1 Closed and Dormant Programs
Cindy Morgan asked how the IAB would like to handle the web pages for closed and dormant IAB Programs. After discussion, the IAB agreed that the web pages should be kept active, but the closed and dormant Program pages should be updated to indicate that there are no current work items or deliverables. Cindy asked all Program Leads to review their web pages and let her know of any updates that need to be made.
4.2 Recruitment for Existing Programs
The IAB discussed how to handle recruitment for the newly combined Privacy and Security Program. Ted Hardie suggested sending a call for volunteers to the members of the current Programs, as well as the SAAG and PERPASS lists and other external lists. He noted that since there is a lot of work to be done, it would be useful to have a separate email list to coordinate the call for volunteers. Alissa Cooper suggested that Ted ask volunteers provide a statement of interest to help screen applicants.
Eliot Lear asked what the volunteers will be doing. Ted Hardie replied that he is hoping to identify area leads within the Program, and have those leads work on recruiting volunteers to work on the specific deliverables within that area.
Ted Hardie will work with Cindy Morgan to set up the new mailing lists for the Privacy and Security Program.
5. Document status
Alissa Cooper reported that Olaf Kolkman is still going through the comments received on draft-iab-filtering-considerations. She indicated that all three of the document authors are currently strapped for time. Dave Thaler offered to look for people to help with this.
The community review of draft-iab-cc-workshop-report ended on 14 May 2014. Lars Eggert agreed to update the document based on the comments received.
The community review of draft-iab-itat-report will end on 16 May 2014. Eliot Lear reported that he plans to have an updated version of the document that addresses comments received by the end of next week. Russ Housley requested that the approval of this document be added to the agenda of the IAB business meeting on 28 May 2014.
Marc Blanchet reported that draft-iab-strint-report is currently being reviewed by the workshop attendees, and that a new revision is expected sometime in the next few weeks.
Dave Thaler noted that the appropriate workshop boilerplate text needs to be added to the document.
6. IAB Liaison to the 2014-2015 NomCom
The board discussed the selection of the IAB Liaison to the 2014-2015 NomCom. Since several of the eligible volunteers were not at this meeting, Russ Housley will start an email thread on this topic.
7. Other Business
There was no other business, and the meeting was adjourned.