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IAB Solicits Feedback on Nominees for the ISOC Board of Trustees

The IAB is responsible for selecting two individuals to serve 3-year  terms on the ISOC Board of Trustees.  The procedure is described in  RFC3677. The candidates who accepted their nominations are:

  • Richard Barnes
  • Gonzalo Camarillo
  • Hago Dafalla
  • Russell Housley
  • John Levine
  • Jordi Palet Martinez
  • David Meyer

We solicit feedback on these candidates by March 26, 2015.  Please send  your response to  If you would like your feedback to be  anonymized, please indicate such in your response. The IAB expects to  finalize its selections around April 1, 2015.

The IESG will confirm the candidates by April 30, 2015 and the  appointees will begin serving as new board of trustee members in June.

RFC 7397: Report from the Smart Object Security Workshop

The IAB has published RFC 7397: Report from the Smart Object Security Workshop.

Abstract: This document provides a summary of a workshop on ‘Smart Object Security’ that took place in Paris on March 23, 2012.  The main goal of the workshop was to allow participants to share their thoughts about the ability to utilize existing and widely deployed security mechanisms for smart objects.

This report summarizes the discussions and lists the conclusions and recommendations to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) community.

IAB Appoints Benson Schliesser to IAOC

The IAB is responsible for selecting one IETF Administrative Oversight  Committee (IAOC) member for a two-year term starting in March 2015.  The  selection was made in accordance with BCP 101 and BCP 113.

A call for nominations was issued on 8 October 2014. Nominations for four  candidates were received, and three of them were willing to serve.  All who accepted the nomination were very strong candidates and their names were  announced on 7 November 2014.

After obtaining written input from all nominees and feedback from the  community on all of them, the IAB discussed which candidate to choose.   After significant discussion, the IAB decided to appoint Benson Schliesser to this position.

The IAB thanks all of the nominees for their willingness to serve the IETF community.

Call for nominations: IETF appointments to the ISOC Board of Trustees

The Internet Society (ISOC) provides organizational and financial  support for the IETF. As part of the arrangements between ISOC and the  IETF, the IETF is called upon to name 4 Trustees to its Board (BoT),  with staggered 3-year terms.  This requires that the IETF select two Trustees in 2015.

This year, the IAB will select 2 people for terms beginning in mid-2015 and ending in mid-2018.

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