2019 Retreat

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Dates and Location

Dates: TBD

Location: TBD


Agenda

Proposed IAB Topics

Moar IAB Open-ness, what's been done and what's to come (Stephen)

General discussion bringing new members up to speed on past discussions and maybe agreeing overall goals/direction. (This'd be better lead by someone who knows what's been done and discussed already but I'd like to suggest the topic so am willing to try lead the discussion badly if needed:-)

Programs open-ness (Stephen)

Some relatively modest suggestions:

  • The program descriptions on iab.org are varyingly out of date so updating those'd be good
  • I'm not sure why it wouldn't be ok for all of them to publish minutes (RSOC does, others don't seem to)
  • Some programs (e.g. privsec, stackevo) could perhaps work as well or better with an open mailing list where interested non-members could participate in discussion
  • The plenary program might benefit from an open mailing list where potential topics are discussed and where feedback can be posted publicly (speaker selection chatter would obviously need to be on a different list).
  • I'm not sure about the IANA and liaison oversight programs but I'd like to ask the question whether there're any easy things that could be done that'd be useful and more open.

Protocol Maintenance

We adopted draft-iab-protocol-maintenance, what does this need for publication?

Scope of IAB Responsibility

The IAB has a diverse set of responsibilities. Some of those functions are critical to the function of the overall organization (appointments, appeals, liaison, what have you), some less so. Is there any way in which the responsibilities could be reduced?

The job of RSE oversight has been divested to the RSOC: is that still appropriate?

The planning for plenaries has been less successful of late.

The technical aspects of the IAB are less well-defined and seem largely based on whatever the IAB is currently preoccupied with. What work the IAB has published could easily be the product of those few dedicated individuals who contribute. The convening of workshops, which is an extension of mix of aspects of the IAB from liaison to new-work shepherding, could be done in several other ways with the same sort of effect. The shepherding of new work into the IETF could be supported by a directorate-like structure just as effectively. The statements and pronouncements that the IAB makes would be more respectable coming from the IETF. Are these all functions that serve a purpose? Or is that purpose simply to make the role more attractive to a particular kind of person?

Proposal: Stop organizing technical plenaries

This function of the IAB hasn't been successful for quite some time. Let's discuss not doing it anymore.

Arrivals and Departures

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