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IAB Re-Appoints Harald Alvestrand as Liaison to the ICANN Board of Directors

The IAB has been deliberating the selection of the liaison from the IETF community to ICANN Board of Directors over the past several weeks. After seeking feedback from the IETF community, the IAB has decided to re-appoint Harald Alvestrand to this position.

The IAB extends their sincere thanks to Harald for continuing to serve the community in this role.

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Call for Papers: IAB workshop on Environmental Impact of Internet Applications and Systems

The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) is organizing a workshop to discuss the Internet’s environmental impact, the evolving needs from industry, and areas for possible improvements and future work. While the focus is on technical aspects, the workshop’s scope includes the connected devices, applications, data centers, communications links, and other elements that make up the entire Internet ecosystem. For more information, see the Call for Papers for the IAB workshop on Environmental Impact of Internet Applications and Systems. Submissions are due by 2022-10-31.

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Tim Wicinski Reappointed to the Community Coordination Group (CCG)

The IAB has re-appointed Tim Wicinski to the Community Coordination Group for the 2022-2024 term. The IAB thanks him for his willingness to continue to serve the community in this capacity. The IAB would also like to thank everyone who provided feedback during this process.

RFC Editor Model (Version 3) transition, RFC Series Working Group, and RFC Series Approval Board establishment

The transition to the RFC Editor Model (Version 3) is underway. This is the result of the work done in the RFC Editor Future Development Program and was recently published as RFC 9280: RFC Editor Model (Version 3).

The RFC Editor Model (Version 3) divides the responsibilities for the RFC Series into two high-level tasks: policy definition governing the RFC Series as a whole, and policy implementation through publication of RFCs in all of the streams that form the RFC Series.

Under this model, the RFC Series Working Group (RSWG) is an open working group independent of the IETF that generates policy proposals. The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) were tasked with appointing one chair each to the RSWG. The IAB has appointed Pete Resnick, who will serve a two-year term alongside Eric Rescorla, who was appointed by the IESG for a one-year term. To participate in the RSWG, sign up for their mailing list. The RSWG will hold a first meeting during IETF 114, on Monday, 2022-07-25. Thanks to Pete and Eric for agreeing to take on this role, and also to all of the other candidates for their willingness to serve the community in this position!

The RFC Series Approval Board (RSAB) is an appointed body that approves RSWG proposals for publication in the newly-created Editorial Stream. The RSAB has been named, with the exception of the RFC Series Consulting Editor (RSCE). Recruitment of the RSCE is currently underway, and the RSCE will join the RSAB when they are hired. The current RSAB includes:

  • Jay Daley (IETF Executive Director, non-voting ex-officio)
  • Lars Eggert (IETF Stream representative)
  • Sandy Ginoza (RFC Production Center representative, non-voting ex-officio)
  • Mirja Kühlewind (IAB Stream representative)
  • Eliot Lear (Independent Stream representative)
  • Colin Perkins (IRTF Stream representative)

RSAB meetings will be announced on the RFC Editor website and to the RSWG mailing list at least one week in advance. RSAB meetings shall be open for public attendance, with the exception of confidential matters that require executive session. The RSAB may be reached at rsab@rfc-editor.org. The archives of this mailing list are public.

With the establishment of the new RFC Editor model, the IAB closes down both the RFC Editor Future Development Program and the RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC). The IAB would like to thank the RSOC members, the RFC Editor Future Development Program chairs, and all participants for their active engagement!

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RFC 9280 on RFC Editor Model (Version 3)

The IAB has published RFC 9280: RFC Editor Model (Version 3).

Abstract: This document specifies version 3 of the RFC Editor Model. The model defines two high-level tasks related to the RFC Series. First, policy definition is the joint responsibility of the RFC Series Working Group (RSWG), which produces policy proposals, and the RFC Series Approval Board (RSAB), which approves such proposals. Second, policy implementation is primarily the responsibility of the RFC Production Center (RPC) as contractually overseen by the IETF Administration Limited Liability Company (IETF LLC).  In addition, various responsibilities of the RFC Editor function are now performed alone or in combination by the RSWG, RSAB, RPC, RFC Series Consulting Editor (RSCE), and IETF LLC. Finally, this document establishes the Editorial Stream for publication of future policy definition documents produced through the processes defined herein.

This document obsoletes RFC 8728. This document updates RFCs 7841, 8729, and 8730.

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Call for Feedback on the current IETF Liaison to the ICANN Board of Directors

The IAB has an oversight responsibility for the technical liaison relationships with other organizations concerned with standards and other technical and organizational issues relevant to the world-wide Internet. As part of this responsibility, the IAB is soliciting comments from the community on the performance of the current IETF Liaison to the ICANN Board of Directors, Harald Alvestrand. We are interested in comments on what has gone well or badly in the last two years. Harald has been serving in the position since October 2018.

Please send comments to iab-chair@iab.org and execd@iab.org.

The IAB would appreciate receiving comments by Tuesday, 2022-07-26 at 2359 UTC.

 

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Call for Feedback on ICANN Root Zone Evolution Review Committee Appointment

On behalf of the IETF, the IAB has been asked to name a technical expert to the ICANN Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC). The RZERC is expected to:

  • Review and provide input regarding proposed architectural and operational changes to the root zone.
  • As determined necessary by the committee, propose architectural and operational changes to the Root Zone for consideration by the ICANN Board.
  • Act as a consultation body for ICANN during the RFP process for the Root Zone Maintainer, if needed.

The process for appointing this representative is outlined in RFC 8128.

The current IETF-selected member of the RZERC is Tim April, who has indicated that he is willing to continue in this role for the 2022-2023 term. The IAB is now soliciting input from the community on this incumbent.

Please send your remarks in confidence to iab-chair@iab.org and execd@iab.org by 23:59 UTC on Thursday, 2022-07-21. We thank you in advance for your help.

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