Minutes of the 2017-08-09 IAB Teleconference (Business Meeting)
1. Roll-call, agenda-bash, administrivia, minutes
- Jari Arkko
- Michelle Cotton (IANA Liaison)
- Heather Flanagan (RFC Editor Liaison)
- Mat Ford (ISOC Liaison)
- Ted Hardie (IAB Chair)
- Joe Hildebrand
- Lee Howard
- Gabriel Montenegro
- Kathleen Moriarty (IESG Liaison)
- Cindy Morgan (IAB Executive Administrative Manager)
- Mark Nottingham
- Robert Sparks
- Jeff Tantsura
- Martin Thomson
- Brian Trammell
- Amy Vezza
- Suzanne Woolf
- Alissa Cooper
- Allison Mankin (IRTF Chair)
- Erik Nordmark
No new items were added to the agenda.
1.3. Meeting Minutes
The following minutes were approved via e-vote:
- 14 June 2017 business meeting
- 28 June 2017 business meeting
- 5 July 2017 business meeting
- 16 July 2017 business meeting
- 17 July 2017 business meeting
The minutes of the 20 July 2017 and 2 August 2017 business meetings remain under review.
1.4. Action Item Review
The internal action item list was reviewed.
2. Monthly Reports
2.1. ISOC Liaison Report
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Internet Society Liaison Report to the IAB 12 July 2017 Topics: I. 2017 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll II. Internet Leadership developments III. Current and upcoming policy papers and/or surveys out for comment IV. Upcoming submissions and applications V. Engagements (conferences, national IGFs, etc.) VI. Highlights of recent activities I. 2017 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll The Online Trust Alliance released the 9th annual Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll. This year’s Audit is the most comprehensive ever, assessing more than 1000 consumer-facing sites for their adoption of best practices in consumer and brand protection, site security and responsible privacy practices. More details are available: https:// otalliance.org/blog/2017-online-trust-audit-released-what-did-we-learn II. Internet Leadership developments ISOC is working with a group of experienced IETF participants to refine the IETF Technical Fellowship program. The goal is to improve the outcomes and impact of the program in terms of diversity of participation and leadership in the IETF. ISOC is currently working with experienced IETF participants on the development of an IETF course suitable for universities. III. Current and upcoming policy papers and/or surveys out for comment Land-locked Developing Countries (LLDCs) This report will focus on the unique challenges faced by LLDCs, and will take a look at trade, cross-border issues, and how the Internet can enable socio-economic development. A draft will be released at the end of July for feedback and the report will be finalised and released before the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference in October 2017. Policy Brief: Spectrum Approaches to Community Networks The focus of this paper will be on the importance of enabling access to spectrum including utilisation of currently unused spectrum for community networks. The paper is currently with ISOC's membership for review and input, and has also been shared with some key people in the community networking community. We expect to release the brief in July. Asia-Pacific Internet Policy Survey Report 2017 Now in its 4th installment, this year's APAC Internet Policy Survey aims to gain insights into Internet users' sentiments with regards to online regulation. It also takes an in-depth look at how they perceive and deal with personal information online, and the extent to which various entities are trusted to protect people's personal data and privacy rights. The report will be launched at APrIGF in July. Accessibility Toolkit Internet accessibility for people with disabilities is the focus of a new Internet Society project. The Accessibility Toolkit will include video interviews and personal stories that showcase the role that key international policies and programs play in removing barriers for people with disabilities. Please visit our webpage to learn more about the project: https://www.internetsociety.org/accessibility-toolkit IV. Upcoming submissions and applications IGF Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion(s) The call for input for the third phase of the IGF Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion(s) project is now open. The objective is to collect stories about how connecting the next billion(s) helps achieve broader Sustainable Development Goals such as Education (SDG4), Women empowerment (SDG5) and Infrastructure development (SDG9). This activity builds on phase 1 and 2 of the CENB IGF intercessional track. Contributions can be submitted until July 16: https:// www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/policy-options-for-connecting- and-enabling-the-next-billions-phase-ii V. Engagements (conferences, national IGFs, etc.) WTDC-17, Preparatory Meeting for Africa and the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (ITU PP-18) Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe, 3-6 July, 2017 ISOC will be represented at the WTDC-17 African preparatory meeting to be held in Victoria falls, Zimbabwe. The meeting will discuss 20 draft resolutions from African member states. IETF 99 - 16-21 July - Prague, Czech Republic. ISOC will organise an "IETF Policy programme" to strengthen the interaction between policy experts from developing countries and IETF participants. The goal is to support information sharing, problem solving and to strengthen the dialogue between the communities. Asia-Pacific School of Internet Governance - 22-26 July The 2nd APSIG will be made up of lectures, lightning talks, workshops and birds-of-a-feather sessions. The APAC Bureau will lead the discussion on the Internet governance ecosystem. More info at https://sites.google.com/site/apsigasia/2017-apsig APT Policy and Regulatory Forum - 24-26 July To be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the 17th APT PRF will focus on improving broadband connectivity, digital financial inclusion the use of big data in the region. The APAC Bureau will moderate a session on ICT as an enabler for development. APrIGF - 26-29 July The APAC Bureau is engaged in various speaking opportunities, and is organising a session on IPv6 Deployment: Best Practices by Governments in Asia-Pacific at this year's Asia-Pacific IGF in Bangkok, Thailand. It is currently conducting a moderated online course on Internet governance for APrIGF fellows, and will also hold an ISOC@APrIGF ceremony to launch its APAC Regional Policy Survey Report 2017. More info at: https:// 2017.aprigf.asia/ Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum 2017, 26-28 July The Africa Domain Name System Forum is an annual open event for stakeholders in the Domain Name Industry in Africa organised by Africa Top Level Domains Organisation (AfTLD), ICANN and ISOC. It will take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 26-28 July 2017. VI. High-lights of Recent activities Tajikistan IXP Environment Assessment Report The Report was launched at the Central Asian IGF on 23 June. More information about the report is on our website: https:// www.internetsociety.org/blog/europe-bureau/2017/06/strategic-vision-and- local-stakeholders-needed-keep-tajikistan-ixp-track UN Human Rights Council ISOC took part in a panel on the Gender Digital Divide, which is the topic of a new report (http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Women/WRGS/Pages/ WaystoBridgetheGenderDigital.aspx) from the High Commissioner on Human Rights. The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression also issued his new report (http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/FreedomOpinion/Pages/ SR2017ReporttoHRC.aspx) on the role of digital access providers regarding expression. ISOC contributed to this report, which also covers aspects related to standards development organisations.
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Internet Society Liaison Report to the IAB 9 August 2017 Topics: I. Current and upcoming policy papers and/or surveys out for comment II. Upcoming submissions and applications III. Engagements (conferences, national IGFs, etc.) IV. Highlights of recent activities I. Current and upcoming policy papers and/or surveys out for comment Spectrum Paper - Approaches for Community Networks This report focuses on some spectrum approaches specific to community networks and provides recommendations to community networks, policy- makers and regulators, and operators. A draft of the paper was sent to ISOC's chapters and community network experts in June. Comments are being incorporated into the current draft, and we expect that the paper will be launched just before the ITU WTDC in October 2017. Community Networks: Policy & Regulatory Issues and Gaps - The Experience from India This report focuses on one of ISOC's partner’s (the Digital Empowerment Foundation or DEF) experiences in developing community networks and their policy, regulatory, and community recommendations to remove challenges for community networks. Final edits are being made on the paper and we expect DEF to release the paper in early September. II. Upcoming submissions and applications 2017 Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum The Internet Society is inviting applications for its 2017 Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). IGF Ambassadors will gain valuable insight and experience through their exposure to a range of stakeholders and discussions from numerous disciplines across the Internet ecosystem and benefit from their immersion into the IGF week of activities. Information about the programme and links to apply can be found at: https://bit.ly/1TxHeuA. Applications will close on 6 August. III. Engagements (Conferences, National IGFs, etc.) Latin American and Caribbean Chapter Leaders Advocacy Workshop, 1 August, Panama. ISOC chapters and SIGs of the region will meet to work together on a strategic coordination to advocate for key policy issues, such as community networks, encryption and Internet blocking. There are 26 fellows and 19 participants expected. 2nd Youth@LACIGF, 1st August, Panama. Co-organized by the SIG Youth and Youth Observatory, this is a multistakeholder event that seeks to raise discussion of new ideas and perspectives organized by young people, for young people. The invitation is shared at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/ 0B4Zy0uU5RvKEaWwzMzVZeWR2bVk/view Inter-American Telecommunication Commission - CITEL, 1-4 August, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico. The main focus of the CITEL CCP1 will be the InterAmerican proposals for the upcoming ITU WTDC-17. Surrounding events: Workshop on Implementing Smart Cities in the Americas - Innovation and Sustainability (31 July). More information is available at: https://www.citel.oas.org/en/Pages/ Next-Meetings.aspx Latin American and Caribbean Preparatory Meeting to the Internet Governance Forum - LACIGF 10, 2-4 August, Panama. The tenth edition of the LACIGF takes place in Panama. ISOC is part of the program committee and has actively helped shape the agenda. You can consult the agenda and find all the information here: http://goo.gl/GRkGGH Preparatory meeting for the VI Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in LAC (eLAC mechanism), 7-9 August, Santiago, Chile. This preparatory meeting aims to follow up on the agreements established at eLAC2018. ISOC is leading the Infrastructure group and will join the panel discussions. More details of the work towards the Sixth Ministerial Conference in 2018 are available: http://goo.gl/RwNJHS 4th APT Preparatory Meeting for WTDC-17, 7-10 August Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The last preparatory meeting of the APT for the upcoming WTDC-17 will consolidate and finalise common proposals from the Asia-Pacific region. The APAC Bureau will be participating and engaging with member states and participants. Middle East and Adjoining Countries School on Internet Governance (MEAC- SIG) 7-11 August 2017, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. This School on Internet Governance, hosted by Nic.tr, is organised by the Internet Society, together with ICANN, RIPE-NCC and the Arab World Internet Institute. The MEAC-SIG will offer a 5-day intensive learning course spanning five tracks. The course will cover the political, legal, economic, socio-cultural, technological and other dimensions of Internet Governance. The aim of MEAC-SIG is to stimulate the regional Internet community and ensure effective participation in regional and global Internet Governance fora. Asia-Pacific Internet Governance Academy, 7-11 August, Seoul, South Korea. Now in its 2nd year, the APIGA is a 5-day capacity development workshop for tertiary students and young persons, co-organised by ICANN and the Korea Internet & Security Agency. The ISOC APAC Bureau is co-sponsoring the event. Staff on the ground will take part in the opening panel on the Internet Ecosystem, and will facilitate a workshop on Regional Internet Policy and its Implications for Internet Governance. More information can be found at https://community.icann.org/pages/ viewpage.action?pageId=64083042 Diploma Program in Internet Governance, 7-12 August, Buenos Aires. The San Andrés University will give the first edition of this Diploma with the objective of strengthening and developing the capacity of the ecosystem of governance and Internet policies in Argentina and the region. More information at: http://goo.gl/pGGvsW ITU Americas workshop on "Strengthening capacities in international Internet governance", 14-16 August, Brasilia, Brazil. The workshop is organised by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the ITU in partnership with DiploFoundation, and hosted by the National Telecommunications Agency of Brazil (ANATEL). The objective of the workshop is to strengthen capacities of the ITU membership in the field of international Internet governance, as part of the outcomes from ITU WTDC 2014. More information at: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/ Capacity-Building/Pages/events/internet-governance.aspx Caribbean Internet Governance Forum, 21-23 August, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The CIGF arrives to its 13th edition, being one of the first regional IGF-like initiatives. One of the core topics in the agenda will be to assess the creation of national multistakeholder dialogues. For registration and more details on the agenda at: http://www.ctu.int/ events/13th-caribbean-internet-governance-forum/ African Peering & Interconnection Forum 2017, 22-24 August Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire. ISOC's signature peering and Interconnection event, AfPIF (https:// www.internetsociety.org/afpif/2017/), will be held in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire from 22-24 August. This events brings IXPs across Africa together along with IXP practitioners, content delivery networks, terrestrial fibre providers, and experts from across peering and interconnection communities. Online Privacy Workshop, 29 August, Manila, Philippines. Organised by the ISOC APAC Bureau and hosted by the National Privacy Commission in the Philippines, the 1-day workshop will comprise of panel discussions and breakout sessions, bringing together organisations and online content creators together to discuss local online privacy issues, and work towards proper compliance to the Data Privacy Act of 2012. Argentinian School on Internet Governance - ARGENSIG, 29-31 August, Buenos Aires. The first edition of the Argentinian Internet Governance School is organized by the ISOC Argentina Chapter and CCLAT LAT in order to promote a space for capacity building and dialogue at the national level. More information at: http://www.argensig.org/ IV. High-lights of Recent Activities IETF 99 Policy Fellows Programme 16-19 July, Prague, Czech Republic. The Internet Society brought twelve policy experts to Prague to participate in the IETF Policy Fellows Programme at IETF 99. The programme aims to strengthen the interaction between policy experts from developing countries and IETF participants. The programme supports information sharing, problem solving and strengthens dialogue between the stakeholder communities. UN High-Level Political Forum on SDGs ISOC participated and leveraged its message about the importance of Internet Access to influence broader development goals. We also took advantage of the opportunity to launch EQUALS in TECH, a partnership with ITU, UN Women and GSMA to empower women through technology. Community Network Landing Page on ISOC's web-site A new landing page has been created to highlight ISOC's activities and partnerships in community network development: https://www.internetsociety.org/what-we-do/community-networks IETF 99 Hackathon The Internet Society participated in the HTTP status code 451 team, organised by Article 19, CDT and the ACLU. We worked on some code for crawlers, a WordPress plugin, a browser plug-in, human rights considerations for RFC 7725 and an implementation report. The team won the "best new work" award. See slides: https://www.ietf.org/proceedings/ 99/slides/slides-99-hrpc-presentation-hackathon-http-status-code-451- and-draft-manyfolks-hrcrfc7725-draft-451-imp-report-04.pdf Mapping Online Child Safety in APAC The APAC Bureau has released a report mapping the policies, initiatives and actors working on online child protection in Asia-Pacific. The report is the outcome of a three-month research project supported by Google. Read the full study here: http://bit.ly/ChildSafetyReport Asia-Pacific Internet Policy Survey Report 2017 Launched at the Asia-Pacific Regional IGF, this year's APAC Internet Policy Survey takes an in-depth look at how they perceive and deal with personal information online, and the extent to which various entities are trusted to protect people's personal data and privacy rights. Read the full report here: http://bit.ly/IntPol17 APAC Issue Papers The ISOC APAC Bureau has released the first batch of issue papers outlining the challenges and opportunities on key areas of concern for the online environment. They can be accessed here: Gender: https://bit.ly/ISOCapacGender Online Privacy: https://bit.ly/ISOCapacPrivacy Enabling Policies: https://bit.ly/ISOCapacPolicies Digital Accessibility: https://bit.ly/ISOCapacAccessibility Egypt chapter statement on Internet Shutdown The Internet Society Egypt Chapter issued a statement in reaction to some of the recent blocking activities observed over the last few months. The full statement is available here: http://internetmasr.org/ isoc-egypt/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/IM-statement-on-Internet- conditions-in-Egypt-June-2017-1.pdf
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2.2. IANA Liaison Report
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IANA Services Liaison Report – 12 July 2017 SLA Deliverables Update: - ICANN met 100% of processing goal times for both the May 2017 and June 2017 monthly statistics reports, 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. Other News: - ICANN has posted the job description for the VP IANA Services/PTI President - ICANN will be gathering feedback on user experience of IANA Services through focus groups and 1-on-1 meetings at the Prague IETF-99 meeting. The focus will be on how community members use the registries, request registrations, expert experience, Internet-Draft review process experience, etc. The feedback will help contribute to the multi-year project underway to create a new registry workflow system. IANA Services Operator and IETF Leadership Meeting Minutes: None to report
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IANA Services Liaison Report – 9 August 2017 SLA Deliverables Update: - The July statistics report is not yet available to report on. Other News: - ICANN gathered valuable feedback on user experience of IANA Services through a focus group and 1-on-1 meetings at the Prague IETF-99 meeting. This feedback will be used to set priorities in the development of a registry workflow system. Updates to the IETF will be provided at the IETF-100 in Singapore. IANA Services Operator and IETF Leadership Meeting Minutes: None to report
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2.3. RFC Editor Liaison Report
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RFC Series Editor Update - Format The tool that takes plain text RFCs and Internet Drafts and Converts txt of RFCs and I-Ds into XML v2 files that are compatible with xml2rfc is actively being tested by the RFC Production Center (RPC). The next tool in the chain, the xml2rfc v2 to v3 converter, has also been released (see release notes for xml2rfc v2.7.0) and is ready for testing. The RFC Series Editor will report on the progress, and request testers from the community, at the upcoming Working Group Chairs lunch during IETF 99. More information on the timeline for the various format tools is available on the wiki: https://trac.tools.ietf.org/tools/ietfdb/wiki/FormatToolsPlan The evaluation of the existing RPC tool chain's ability to handle non-ASCII characters is complete. Several areas of work were identified, including changes to the database as well as updates to a variety of scripts. Two tools in particular, one that supports the conversion of nroff to txt and the second that supports the creation of PDF files, are under discussion. If the RPC is to publish RFCs with non-ASCII characters before the rest of the v3 environment is ready, then at the very least, the nroff to txt script will need to be modified (despite the fact it will be discarded after v3 is deployed). Discussions on how to handle creating a PDF are in progress. With draft-ietf-httpbis-rfc5987bis (one of the I-Ds used to test the viability of non-ASCII characters in the existing tool chain) ready for publication, and the precis documents now going through IETF Last Call, there are compelling reasons to go ahead with the work on this script. The RSOC is discussing the pros/cons of publishing RFCs with non-ASCII characters now. - IRTF and the publication of non-RFCs The RSE will be meeting with the IRTF Chair, Allison Mankin, and the ISE, Nevil Brownlee, during IETF 99 to discuss the possibilities and requirements around experimenting with the publication of documents that are explicitly not RFCs as a product of the IRTF. RPC Update - SLA See: https://www.rfc-editor.org/report-summary/ The RPC met the SLA at Tier 2* in 2017Q2. “Tier 2*” indicates when Tier 2 is being applied in the “subsequent quarter”. See the reports page for more detail on the different tiers. From the report page notes: Q2 2017: In response to requests on the rfc-interest list, stable and “pretty” URLs are now available for RFC errata entries. They appear as <https://www.rfc-editor.org/errata/eidXXX>. This means that errata references can contain a URL for a specific erratum. The RFC Style Guide will be updated to incorporate the new URLs.
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RFC Series Editor Update - Format During IETF 99, the RSE, RPC staff, and Henrik Levkowetz had time to discuss whether or not the initially proposed order for tool production made sense given what we've learned since coding started. One minor change was made to the list, with the publication formatter for text moving up in the list so that the RPC could start testing the v2 to v3 converter. (Currently, while we have a v2 to v3 converter, the tools have not been developed to actually test the v3 output.) For an update on the planning timeline, see: https://trac.tools.ietf.org/tools/ietfdb/wiki/FormatToolsPlan In addition to meetings around tool development, the RSE presented an update regarding the format project at the WG Chairs lunch. The recording and slides from that session will be available in the IEF 99 Meeting Materials page. - IRTF and the publication of non-RFCs The RSE met with the IRTF Chair, Allison Mankin during IETF 99 to discuss the possibilities and requirements around experimenting with the publication of documents that are explicitly not RFCs as a product of the IRTF. Also at the meeting were Nevil Brownlee (ISE), Sandy Ginoza (RFC Production Center), and Alice Russo (RFC Production Center). The conversation focused on if and how the IRTF might produce an Open Access journal. Further discussions are required before the RSE and RPC can determine if this model would use the RFC Editor as a publisher, be completely external to the RFC Editor, or something in between. - Computer History Museum and RFC Digital Preservation The RFC Editor and the IETF Trust are waiting for a review of the proposed final text to the Memorandum of Understanding required by the CHM for ingesting and archiving copies of RFCs. As soon as the CHM lawyers have completed their review, the IETF Trust has authorized Kaveh Ranjbar (IETF Trust chair) to sign the MoU. RPC Update - SLA See: https://www.rfc-editor.org/report-summary/ The RPC met the SLA at Tier 2* in 2017Q2. “Tier 2*” indicates when Tier 2 is being applied in the “subsequent quarter”. See the reports page for more detail on the different tiers. From the report page notes: Q2 2017: In response to requests on the rfc-interest list, stable and “pretty” URLs are now available for RFC errata entries. They appear as <https://www.rfc-editor.org/errata/eidXXX>. This means that errata references can contain a URL for a specific erratum. The RFC Style Guide will be updated to incorporate the new URLs.
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3. Future Tech Plenaries
A tech chat with Jun Murai is scheduled for 23 August 2017; Cindy Morgan will send out the WebEx details.
The Plenary Planning Program is meeting next week to discuss future plenaries.
4. IRTF Open Access Journal
This item was deferred to a future IAB meeting so that the IRTF Chair could be present for the discussion.
5. Technical Errata on RFC 7322
The IAB agreed to mark errata 5076 on RFC 7322 as “Hold for document update.”
6. EName Workshop Submissions
The EName Workshop Program Committee will meet next week to review submissions. Ted Hardie noted that the number of submissions received is lower than expected; the Program Committee will make a recommendation to the IAB about how to proceed.
7. Video for ISO General Assembly
The IAB was invited to make a short video statement about the future of standardization and cooperation with other organizations for the 2017 ISO General Assembly. After a brief discussion, the IAB agreed to forward the request to the IETF Chair. Ted Hardie will follow up accordingly.
8. IAB Stream Documents
Suzanne Woolf asked who should answer questions about the interpretation of specific RFCs. After discussion, the IAB agreed that clarifications should come from the document authors as well as the body that approved publication of the RFC (i.e., the IAB for IAB-stream documents).
9. Executive Session: ICANN NomCom Appointment
The IAB agreed to extend nominations period for the ICANN NomCom appointment by an additional week. Cindy Morgan will send out an announcement and update the appointment timeline.
10. Executive Session: ISE Selection
The IAB selected the next Independent Submissions Editor in an executive session.
Ted Hardie will draft a description for an Independent Stream Evolution Program.
11. Executive Session: Restriction of Security Research
The IAB discussed restrictions on security research in an executive session.