Minutes of the 2017-04-12 IAB Teleconference (Business Meeting)
1. Roll-call, agenda-bash, administrivia, minutes
- Jari Arkko
- Alissa Cooper
- Michelle Cotton (IANA Liaison)
- Mat Ford (ISOC Liaison)
- Ted Hardie (IAB Chair)
- Joe Hildebrand
- Allison Mankin (IRTF Chair)
- Gabriel Montenegro
- Cindy Morgan (IAB Executive Administrative Manager)
- Kathleen Moriarty (IESG Liaison)
- Erik Nordmark
- Mark Nottingham
- Robert Sparks
- Jeff Tantsura
- Suzanne Woolf
- Amy Vezza
- Heather Flanagan (RFC Editor Liaison)
- Lee Howard
- Jonne Soininen
- Martin Thomson
- Brian Trammell
Items on the the Workshop at WSIS Forum and the ETSI 5G Summit were added to the agenda.
1.3. Meeting Minutes
The following minutes remain under review:
- 8 March 2017 Business Meeting
- 15 March 2017 Business Meeting
- 26 March 2017 Business Meeting
- 29 March 2017 Business Meeting
- 30 March 2017 Business Meeting
2. Monthly Reports
2.1. ISOC Liaison Report
–Begin ISOC Liaison Report, Mat Ford–
Internet Society Liaison Report to the IAB 10 April 2017 Topics: I. G20 Digital Minister's Conference II. Internet Society: Tech Fellows to IETF 10 Year Review III. RightsCon 2017 IV. Small Island Developing States Paper available for comment V. Call for IGF Workshop Proposals VI. South Summer School on Internet Governance VII. Russian Internet Governance Forum VIII. Inter-American Telecommunication Commission IX. Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe Seminar X. CAREN Regional Networking Conference XI. 10th APT Policy and Regulatory Forum on the Pacific I. G20 Digital Minister's Conference As part of its G20 presidency, Germany organized a multistakeholder conference on "Digitilisation: Policies for a Digital Future" to facilitate a dialogue between ministers responsible for digital agendas and other stakeholders. ISOC's CEO Kathy Brown participated as a panelist to discuss confidence in the digital world .  https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2017/04/securing- our-digital-economy II. Internet Society: Tech Fellows to IETF 10 Year Review Toral Cowieson presented a 10-year review of the Internet Society “Tech Fellows to IETF” program to the IESG during IETF 98 in Chicago. This was to inform the IESG of the program history, outcomes, and next steps. A request is now out to the IESG to see if there is follow-up interest for an IESG member to participate on the program selection committee or the small design team to refine the process and strengthen the program outcomes. III. RightsCon 2017 At Rightscon 2017, ISOC advocated reducing government-mandated Internet access restrictions, in particular Internet shutdowns and Internet content blocking. ISOC announced it had joined the Keep It On  campaign and released a new paper on Internet Content Blocking . ISOC also organized a session on Internet Futures, stimulating the project with community input on the impact of future Internet developments on online freedoms and rights.  https://www.accessnow.org/keepiton/  https://www.internetsociety.org/doc/internet-content-blocking IV. Small Island Developing States Paper available for comment This report focuses on the importance of Internet development and the unique issues faced by Small Island Developing States. The report is available , and comments are due by 20 April 2017.  https://isoc.box.com/s/37z7v8dnh7knv5xqhmi4x147snivavlk V. Call for IGF Workshop Proposals The new requirements and guidelines for the IGF Workshop proposals are now online. Submissions will be accepted until 3 May. The upcoming global IGF is confirmed to be held in Geneva, from 18-21 December, under the title: "Shape your digital future!" All stakeholders are invited to submit proposals, and new workshop organizers and developing countries are especially encouraged to participate. More information is available .  http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2017-call-for- workshop-proposals VI. South Summer School on Internet Governance (SSIG) The ninth SSIG was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 3 to 7 April. ISOC has been a long-time supporter and active participant in this initiative which trains new leaders in all aspects of Internet Governance with global and regional perspectives. More information is available .  http://www.gobernanzainternet.org/ssig2017/en/ VII. Russian Internet Governance Forum The 8th Russian IGF featured sessions on information security, regional aspects of Internet governance, international cooperation and technological innovations. Maarit Palovirta from the ISOC European Regional Bureau spoke at a panel on cybersecurity. VIII. Inter-American Telecommunication Commission The main focus of the CITEL CCP1 will be the Inter-American proposals for the upcoming ITU WTDC-17. Surrounding events: Workshop on Digital Inclusion and Meaningful Broadband in the Americas (17 April) and Seminar on Telecommunication Services and their impact on Privacy Protection (18 April). ISOC's LAC Bureau will be attending. More information is available .  https://www.citel.oas.org/en/SiteAssets/PCCI/ci-008-p1-2- convocatoria_i.pdf IX. Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe Seminar The seminar will gather 40 young people from across Europe to discuss digital security, Internet policy, surveillance and challenges of digitilisation. Frederic Donck from the ISOC European Regional Bureau will participate and speak on trust, privacy and security. X. CAREN Regional Networking Conference (CRNC) The CRNC brings together academics, scientists, policy makers, ICT specialists and industry representatives that have a common interest in the advancement of ICT services for research and higher education across the Central Asian region. The Internet Society will organise a panel discussion on Internet Exchange Points (IXP) in Central Asia and a one- day IXP workshop with the Kyrgyz community. XI. 10th APT Policy and Regulatory Forum on the Pacific The Forum provides an opportunity for the top policy makers and regulators to share information, best practices and experiences for the common benefit of the members in the Pacific region. ISOC will attend and present a policy framework for a trusted Internet.
–End ISOC Liaison Report, Mat Ford–
2.2. IRTF Chair Report
–Begin IRTF Chair Report, Allison Mankin–
RG News: Seven of the current ten RGs met at IETF 98. The RGs are using remote presentation very successfully now, and as we discussed, the T2TRG's small group experiment looked very productive. Of those groups, NFVRG had a problematic agenda (inducing all in the room including the chairs to read email), and they are on notice that they will have only 1 hour at IETF99, and that it had best have focus. Thank you to the IAB for the RG review of ICNRG - the RG chairs have asked that we not schedule them for plenary presentation in the near future, but they are interested in having an open tutorial session to extend awareness of their work at the next IETF. The groups that didn't meet at IETF98 were CFRG, NWCRG, and GAIA. CFRG is holding a short interim meeting collocated with Eurocrypt 2017 in Paris, April 30. It is free to attend without attending Eurocrypt. NWCRG is regrouping due to focus problems similar to NFVRG - will update in future on this. Mat Ford has stepped away from co-chairing GAIA, and we have a new co- chair, also from ISOC, Jane Coffin. Other News: ANRW final submission deadline is 4/13 (it was extended).
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2.3. IANA Liaison Report
–Begin IANA Liaison Report, Michelle Cotton–
IANA Services Liaison Report – 12 April 2017 SLA Deliverables Update: - ICANN met 100% and 99% of processing goal times respectively for the January 2017 and February 2017 monthly statistics report, exceeding the SLA goal to meet 90% of processing goal times. These times include the steps that ICANN has control over and not time it is waiting on requesters, document authors or other experts. - The annual review of processing protocol parameter related requests has been completed. The confidential SOC2 report, prepared by Pricewaterhouse Cooper, was provided to the IETF Leadership. The IETF Leadership has prepared a statement of its review of the report for posting on the IAOC website. - The 2017 Service Level Agreement between the IETF and ICANN has been approved by the IAOC and has been signed by the relevant parties. Other News: - The FY19 budget planning process has begun and in the next month we will be reaching out to our formal contacts within the IETF to collect input on service enhancements and other potential deliverables. - The Chicago IETF meeting was very productive. Many IETF participants visited the IANA Services office hours desk to discuss requests in their Internet-Drafts. We continue to see more inquiries from authors when preparing their documents to make sure the IANA Considerations section has clear instructions instead of waiting until IETF Last Call. IANA Services Operator and IETF Leadership Meeting Minutes: An informal meeting was held at the Chicago IETF meeting. Meeting minutes will be reported at the next IAB Business Meeting.
–End IANA Liaison Report, Michelle Cotton–
2.4. RFC Editor Liaison Report
–Begin RFC Editor Liaison Report, Heather Flanagan–
RFC Series Editor Update
- Format A wiki that tracks, at a high level, the efforts to develop the new format tools is now available: https://trac.tools.ietf.org/tools/ietfdb/wiki/FormatToolsPlan So far, everything is progressing as expected. A number of tickets have been submitted against various drafts in the RFC Format github repository (https://github.com/rfc-format) that are in the process of being reviewed to determine what items will result in potential code changes as the developers work on the tools. - Style Guide A -00 draft has been posted (https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-flanagan-7322bis/) and was discussed with various groups, including the RSAG, the RSOC, and the Independent Submissions Editorial Board, during IETF 98. No significant concerns with the additions the style guide were raised; there was significant support for the change to add stream information in the references for RFCs. RPC Update - SLA was met at Tier 2 See: https://www.rfc-editor.org/report-summary/ From the SLA report: "Q1 2017: We experienced the typical Q1 surge in document submissions associated with the March changeover in the IESG. The RPC published the largest number of pages in a given quarter within the last two years. Authors have been highly responsive, allowing a number of documents to progress out of AUTH48 and AUTH48-DONE. This allowed a number of documents to clear the last AUTH48 hurdles and be announced as RFCs. The editors dealt with a complicated AUTH48 for portions of Cluster 238, as reference chains were not strictly dependent on normative references, but informative also (per author request). So far this year, 36% of the published RFCs have been part of a cluster." - RFCs and Non-ASCII Characters The RPC is using the opportunity presented by draft-ietf-httpbis-rfc5987bis, a document approved by the IESG and currently in the RFC Editor queue, to work through identifying what issues exist at the operating system level with regards to editing documents with non-ASCII characters. Identifying the changes needed at the OS level can happen independently of any new format tools being available. - IETF98 wrap-up The RPC team enjoyed meeting with the community. Some were first- or second-time attendees that now have a better understanding of who/what they are working for. There was a steady flow of visitors during office hours throughout the week. The group took advantage of the face-to-face time to get a better understanding of how GitHub works, given the level of interest in the community to use GitHub (or something like it) as a tool. Paul Hoffman graciously agreed to provide an overview for the RPC team.
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3. Future Tech Plenaries
Allison Mankin reported that the Plenary Planning Program is planning a topic on GAIA for IETF 99, with one speaker confirmed. Mat Ford suggested a possible additional speaker; Allison will follow up on the Program mailing list.
4. IAB Comments on Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Implementation Guidelines
Suzanne Woolf sent proposed text for the IAB comments on the IDN Implementation Guidelines out to the IAB list; discussions will continue on the list. The deadline to submit comments is 2 May 2017.
Ted Hardie asked if anyone else had already submitted comments. Suzanne Woolf will find out and report back to the IAB.
5. 2017 Retreat
The IAB agreed to run the IAB retreat from 1030-1930 Montreal time to allow Mark Nottingham to participate in some of the discussions remotely. Alissa Cooper will check with the IESG to see if they are willing to run the joint IAB/IESG day on the same schedule.
5.1. IAB-only time
The IAB discussed several potential topics for the retreat agenda. Those who made proposals will write up a brief description of their topic to help scope the discussions and send it to the IAB by 19 April 2017.
5.2. Joint time with IESG
Robert Sparks suggested that the IAB and IESG discuss BOFs versus side meetings, noting that the IESG already has this topic listed for the IESG-only portion of the retreat.
Robert Sparks asked if another session about the relationships between IAB Programs, Working Groups, and Research Groups would be helpful. Gabriel Montenegro suggested that adding Directorates to that list might be useful.
6. MSP Standardization liaison relationship
Gabriel Montenegro tentatively agreed to be the liaison shepherd for the Multi Stake Holder Platform on ICT Standardization. The IAB will confirm this either by email or at the next IAB business meeting.
7. Workshop at WSIS Forum
Alissa Cooper reported that she has been invited to speak at a workshop being organized by Article 19 at the upcoming WSIS Forum. Alissa will not be able to attend, but the organizers expressed an interest in having someone else from the IETF leadership speak instead. Ted Hardie will take over from Alissa as the point of contact on this, and the IAB will discuss it further to try to find the right speaker.
8. ETSI 5G Summit Report
Jari Arkko reported that he and Jeff Tantsura attended the recent ETSI Summit on 5G Network Infrastructure. The 3GPP’s work on 5G is getting more concrete; Jari has a call next week with one of the 3GPP’s chairs to discuss the current state of the work. Jari will report back to the IAB after that meeting.