Minutes of the 2014-08-13 IAB Teleconference (Business Meeting)
1. Roll-call, agenda-bash, administrivia, minutes
- Jari Arkko (IETF Chair)
- Mary Barnes
- Marc Blanchet
- Alissa Cooper (IESG Liaison)
- Lars Eggert (IRTF Chair)
- Heather Flanagan (RFC Editor Liaison)
- Joel Halpern
- Ted Hardie
- Joe Hildebrand
- Russ Housley (IAB Chair)
- Eliot Lear
- Xing Li
- Alexey Melnikov (RSOC Chair)
- Erik Nordmark
- Cindy Morgan (IAB Executive Administrative Manager)
- Jonne Soininen (ICANN Liaison Manager)
- Andrew Sullivan
- Dave Thaler
- Brian Trammell
- Amy Vezza (IETF Secretariat)
- Mat Ford (ISOC Liaison)
Cindy Morgan reported that the draft agenda for the IETF-IEEE 802 Coordination meeting in September has been posted to the website.
1.3. Meeting Minutes
The minutes of the 6 August 2014 business meeting remain under review.
The IAB agreed that unless any objections are raised in the interim, the transcript and minutes from the IETF 90 Technical Plenary will be posted to the IETF 90 Proceedings on Friday, 15 August 2014.
2. Liaison Reports
2.1. ISOC Liaison Report
–Begin ISOC Liaison Report, Mat Ford–
Internet Society Liaison Report to the IAB 12 August 2014 Topics: I. ISOC Policy Program to IETF 90 II. Launch of the Internet Society Spam Toolkit III. W3C Privacy Interest Group (PING) IV. Online Communications & Confidentiality Survey V. Internet Exchange Point Related Activities VI. W3C Web Crypto Next Steps Workshop I. ISOC Policy Program to IETF 90 We had another lively group of policy officials in attendance at IETF Toronto. There were 16 officials from 12 countries (several governments have begun sending additional people on their own). Note – since the program began in 2012, ISOC has hosted 98 government officials to attend the IETF meetings. Feedback is very strong and we are now fielding requests from governments to be allowed to participate. In the case of Brazil, they are now sending officials to each IETF meeting as a matter of government policy. This is very encouraging. An area where we still need to make progress is in identifying engineers in these countries that are able to attend future IETF meetings and that have the technical background to participate in the work effectively. II. Launch of the Internet Society Spam Toolkit The Internet Society’s Spam Toolkit is a library and repository of materials, information and data that have been contributed by experts, industry organisations and researchers on spam. The Toolkit is intended to be a living repository of information where new materials can be submitted for consideration at anytime. An expert committee will vet submitted materials before they are posted to the toolkit. The toolkit covers introductory materials which provide a background on spam through best practices and technical documents from organisations such as MAAWG. The Toolkit’s website is: http://www.internetsociety.org/spamtoolkit. ISOC invites the IAB to take a look at the website and provide suggestions for future improvements. III. W3C Privacy Interest Group (PING) PING held two informal face-to-face meetings alongside IETF 90. The informal task force working on Privacy Considerations for Web Protocols met to discuss additions and improvements. We also held a PING and friends "get-together”, allowing time for broader discussion of items such as the privacy considerations of the Beacon API. Meeting summaries are available  .  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-privacy/2014JulSep/0013.html  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-privacy/2014JulSep/0023.html IV. Online Communications & Confidentiality Survey There are many reasons why Internet users might wish to be anonymous online, keep the content they are reading or sharing confidential, and why they may not want others to know which services they are using. To better understand the problem space, we are collecting information from Internet users that will help us gain a more complete understanding of their needs and expectations for confidential communications online. ISOC invites the IAB to participate in an online survey to help improve understanding of online communications, confidentiality, and user expectations. Take the survey now at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/confidcommunications. V. Internet Exchange Point (IXP) Related Activities A brief presentation on ISOC's IXP related activities was made during the recent IAB Technical plenary meeting in Toronto. More in-depth presentations and best practices were provided to the ISOC Policy fellows to facilitate our on-going efforts to educate a wide-range of stakeholders on the benefits and work being done around the world to develop and 'level-up' IXPs. The ISOC IXP Toolkit team and ISOC regional and technical experts are continuously obtaining data and plan to revise both the IXP Toolkit report (http://www.internetsociety.org/ixptoolkitguide) and portal (http://www.ixptoolkit.org), including field-testing our IXP methodology contained in the IXP Toolkit. Feedback on the IXP Toolkit and Portal are welcome via email@example.com VI. W3C Web Crypto Next Steps Workshop The W3C Web Crypto Next Steps workshop is planned for 10-11 September 2014 in Mountain View, California. The workshop plans to discuss web crypto, authentication and hardware tokens with a goal of producing the draft charter for continued work in the W3C Web Crypto WG. The program committee has prepared the agenda and invitations based on a paper submission and review process. There are a few remaining seats available and interested parties are instructed to send a statement of interest to the workshop co-chairs: Harry Halpin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Virginie Galindo (Virginie.Galindo@gemalto.com). The details including the agenda are available at: http://www.w3.org/2012/webcrypto/webcrypto-next-workshop/Overview.html.
–End ISOC Liaison Report, Mat Ford–
2.2. IESG Liaison Report
–Begin IESG Liaison Report, Alissa Cooper–
Recent new working groups: - Time Zone Data Distribution Service (tzdist) - Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (dmarc) Recently rechartered working groups: - Dynamic Host Configuration (dhc) Current new chartering: - Transport Services (taps) [External review] - Calendaring Extensions (calext) [External review] Current rechartering: None Pending rechartering: None Recently closed working groups: None Personnel changes: - Alexey Melnikov replaced Salvatore Loreto as appsawg co-chair. - Eric Rescorla stepped down as co-chair of tls. - Sam Hartman and Josh Howlett replaced by Benjamin Kaduk and Matt Miller as kitten co-chairs. - Terry Manderson stepped down as lisp co-chair.
–End IESG Liaison Report, Alissa Cooper–
2.3. IRTF Liaison Report
–Begin IRTF Liaison Report, Lars Eggert–
- Discussing IRTF meeting style experiment in Honolulu (or at a later IETF)
–End IRTF Liaison Report, Lars Eggert–
Lars Eggert noted that the proposed meeting style experiment would
affect the experience for remote participants, but added that most
Research Groups do not have many remote participants in the first
place. Ted Hardie suggested contacting Emil Ivov from Jitsi regarding
some of the WebRTC-based remote participation solutions.
2.4. ICANN Liaison Report
–Begin ICANN Liaison Report, Jonne Soininen–
I. Public Comments needing attention (only highlights) ==================================== (All public comment processes: https://www.icann.org/public-comments#open-public) Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .DEALS, XN-- FJQ720A, .CITY, .XYZ, .COLLEGE, .GOP, .TRADE, .WEBCAM, .BID, .HEALTHCARE, .WORLD, .BAND (https://www.icann.org/public-comments/two-char-new-gtld-2014-07-08-en) Reply period closes: 20 Aug 2014 Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .LUXURY, .WANG, XN--3BST00M, XN--6QQ986B3XL, XN--CZRU2D, XN--45Q11C, .BUILD, .REN, .PIZZA, .RESTAURANT, .GIFTS, .SARL, XN--55QX5D, XN--IO0A7I, and 20 TLDs associated with Top Level Domain Holdings Limited (https://www.icann.org/public-comments/two-char-new-gtld-2014-07-23-en) Comment period closes: 13 Aug 2014 Reply period closes: 4 Sep 2014 II. Important events ================================= Offering compensation to the ICANN Board Liaisons --------------------------------------------------------------- The ICANN board has decided to offer compensation to the ICANN board liaisons. The compensation is $45,000 per year. This offer has now been made to the IETF Liaison to the ICANN board. Action to IAB: Give guidance to the Liaison what to do vs the compensation III. (If relevant) upcoming meeting topics of importance ======================================================== ICANN board workshop in Istanbul after the IGF ICANN#51 meeting is going to be (12-16 October 2014) in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
–End ICANN Liaison Report, Jonne Soininen–
Jonne Soininen will find out the deadline to respond to ICANN’s offer
of compensation to board liaisons. The IAB will discuss this topic
further in an executive session.
2.5. RFC Editor Liaison Report
–Begin RFC Editor Liaison Report, Heather Flanagan–
1. RSE Report * RFC Format With the various specific topic drafts well underway, the next steps for the RFC Format Design Team are to create the framework draft that will describe how everything comes together for these format changes (Heather Flanagan holds the pen) and to build a detailed examples draft that will show authors how to do things (e.g., markup for tables, figures, code, etc.) in whatever version they are using AND to show how things are changing between v2 and v3, to inform a converter on what it should do. The Security Directorate has offered to review the full set of drafts when the framework draft is complete, and at least two more GenART reviews will be requested as documents reach a more finished state. Currently undergoing a GenART review: "SVG Drawings for RFCs: SVG 1.2 RFC", draft-brownlee-svg-rfc-07 * Digital Preservation Considerations Changes in how we archive RFCs (currently printing them out to paper and keeping backups on disk) should be considered as we create more advanced digital documents in the future. An early draft, not yet posted to the Datatracker, on that topic is out for discussion with members of the Special Library Association community and other librarians in the digital archive field. This proto-draft will in turn go to the RSAG for discussion, then posted to the Datatracker to start general community input. * IETF 90 read out IETF 90 was both busy and productive. From the RSOC retreat on Saturday, during which the RSOC discussed strategic and long-term issues such as marketing and branding, to several side meetings with members of the RFC Format Design Team, on topics ranging from markup for non-ASCII characters to workflow considerations for RFC creation, the face time was extremely valuable. One item of particular interest to many was the WG Chairs lunch, where the main topic was EFL author support. We discussed what the RFC Editor has observed in recent years and how the RPC might be able to help EFL authors in the future. The open mic period led to intense discussion on the challenges of verbal presentations in WG sessions, either by authors with strong accents or commentators at the mic with strong accents. At the end of the meeting, a few specific ideas were proposed, including moving a copy of the RFC Editor Tips and Tricks style sheet to the WG chairs wiki for WG chairs to edit with their own advice in the future, additional language editing sessions with document shepherds rather than ADs, and several more ideas. The notes and slides from the session are available on the edu team wiki: http://wiki.tools.ietf.org/group/edu/wiki/IETF90 2. RPC Report * SLA - see http://www.rfc-editor.org/reports/ SLA times, while not "in the green" yet, are moving back in the proper direction. July showed a definite upturn in terms of number of documents that met the SLA. A letter indicating understanding and acceptance of the Stream Managers regarding the missed SLA times for the year was created by AMS and will be kept on record. A copy of this note was forwarded to the IAB. * Subpoena The RPC responded to a subpoena request <http://iaoc.ietf.org/documents/Straightpath-Samsung-Subpoena.pdf>.
–End RFC Editor Liaison Report, Heather Flanagan–
3. IETF 91 Tech Plenary
Joe Hildebrand reported that he expects to have confirmation whether Peter Saint-Andre is available for the IETF 91 Technical Plenary by the end of this week.
Jari Arkko reported that he is preparing for IGF, including the high-level meeting on 1 September where participants will outline their agendas for the week. Jari will start an email thread on the IAB list to discuss the IAB’s messaging for IGF.
5. Name Resolution Program
The IAB discussed the current draft of the Name Resolution Program description. Joe Hildebrand and Eliot Lear will send proposed updates to the text to Andrew Sullivan for incorporation in the next revision.
6. IP Stack Evolution Program
The IAB agreed to sponsor a workshop on Stack Evolution in a Middlebox Internet. A draft Call for Papers is under review on the IAB mailing list. Brian Trammell will contact the IETF Transport Area Directors to see if they are interested in co-sponsoring the workshop.
Brian Trammell will start an email thread to approve new members of the IP Stack Evolution Program.
Dave Thaler and Hannes Tschofenig will update draft-iab-smart-object-architecture based on the comments received during IAB Last Call. Once draft-iab-smart-object-architecture-05 is posted, Russ Housley will begin an IETF Call for Comments on the document.
8. IANA Whois Change Requests
The IAB agreed to deny the existing whois record change requests. Marc Blanchet will send a new request to IANA on behalf of the IAB, asking to update the sponsoring organization, administrative contact, and technical contact information for .arpa. Russ Housley will send a separate note to Elise Gerich and Michelle Cotton to explain the reason behind the changes.
9. I* Plenipotentiary Coordination
Eliot Lear reported that he is participating in the ISOC email list for I* coordination regarding the upcoming ITU Plenipotentiary conference. Eliot will liaise back with the ITU-T Coordination Program as needed.
10. Executive Session: Liaison Compensation
The IAB discussed compensation of IETF Liaisons in an executive session. The Liaison Coordination Program will draft a policy declaring that IETF Liaisons should not accept compensation (excluding travel expenses) from the organizations with which they are liaising.