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Internet Engineering Task Force                                 J. Arkko
Internet-Draft                                                  Ericsson
Updates: 4071,4371 (if approved)                               T. Hardie
Intended status: Best Current Practice                  October 11, 2018
Expires: April 14, 2019


   Update to the Process for Selection of Trustees for the IETF Trust
                    draft-ietf-iasa2-trust-update-02

Abstract

   This memo updates the process for selection of trustees for the IETF
   Trust.  Previously, the Internet Administrative Oversight Committee
   (IAOC) members also acted as trustees, but the IAOC has been
   eliminated as part of an update of the structure of the Internet
   Administrative Support Activity (IASA).  This memo specifies that the
   trustees shall be selected separately.

   This memo updates RFCs 4071 and 4371 with regards to the selection of
   trustees.  All other aspects of the IETF Trust remain as they are
   today.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Selection of Trustees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     6.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     6.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   Appendix A.  Changes from Previous Versions . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

1.  Introduction

   This memo updates the process for selection of trustees for the IETF
   Trust.  Previously, the Internet Administrative Oversight Committee
   (IAOC) members also acted as trustees, but the IAOC has been
   eliminated as part of an update of the structure of the Internet
   Administrative Support Activity (IASA).  This memo specifies that the
   trustees shall be selected separately.

   This memo updates RFCs 4071 and 4371 with regards to the selection of
   trustees.  All other aspects of the IETF Trust remain as they are
   today.

   For a discussion of why this change is needed and a rationale for
   these specific changes, see [I-D.ietf-iasa2-trust-rationale].

2.  Selection of Trustees

   This document revises the original Trustee selection procedures
   defined in [RFC4071] and [RFC4371], to eliminate the requirement that
   trustees be drawn from the members of the IAOC.

   In this newly revised IETF Trust structure, there will be five
   Trustees.  Three shall be appointed by the IETF Nominating Committee
   (NomCom) and confirmed by the Internet Engineering Steering Group
   (IESG), one shall be appointed by the IESG, and one shall be
   appointed by the Internet Society (ISOC) Board of Trustees.  The




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   appointments by the IESG and ISOC Board of Trustees do not require
   confirmation.

   The IETF Trust Chair informs the nominating committee of the Trustee
   positions to be reviewed.  The IETF Trust will provide a summary of
   the expertise desired of the Trustee candidates to each appointing
   body.

   A change to the Trust Agreement is required to put this change into
   effect, and this document requests that the current Trustees make
   this change at the earliest convenient time and no later than the end
   of the 104th IETF meeting in March 2019.

   The terms of the appointed trustees from IETF NomCom shall be three
   years.  The initial selection shall be one, two, and three year terms
   in order to initially stagger the terms.  The other appointments by
   the IESG and the ISOC Board of Trustees shall be two year terms, with
   the initial terms being one and two years, respectively.  The goal of
   the staggered initial terms is to minimize potential Trustee turnover
   in any single year.  To maintain the staggered terms, each appointing
   body may at its discretion appoint Trustees for shorter terms as
   needed in exceptional situations, e.g., for mid-term vacancies or
   when an appointment is not ready by the time of the first IETF of the
   year.

   Once the initial trustee selections according to the procedures in
   this document are complete, and at each subsequent annual meeting of
   the IETF Trust once new trustees are seated, the trustees shall elect
   by a majority vote of the IETF Trust one trustee to serve as IETF
   Trust Chair.

   The processes regarding NomCom appointments and recalls of Trustees
   for the IETF Trust follow those described in [RFC7437].  For the
   appointments by the IESG, the IESG is expected to run an open
   selection process and to consider the necessary skill set and
   conflicts of interest as part of that process.

3.  Security Considerations

   This memo has no security implications for the Internet.

4.  IANA Considerations

   This memo requests no action from IANA.







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5.  Acknowledgements

   The authors would like to thank members of the earlier IASA 2.0
   design team who were Brian Haberman, Eric Rescorla, Jari Arkko, Jason
   Livingood, Joe Hall, and Leslie Daigle.  The authors would also like
   to thank Alissa Cooper, Andrew Sullivan, Brian Carpenter, Lucy Lynch,
   and John Levine for interesting discussions in this problem space.
   The authors would also like to thank Russ Housley, Bob Hinden, Scott
   Mansfield, Alexey Melnikov, Suresh Krishnan, Mirja Kuhlewind, Ben
   Campbell, Spencer Dawkins, Martin Vigoreux, Benjamin Kaduk, and
   Adrian Farrel for careful review.

6.  References

6.1.  Normative References

   [RFC4071]  Austein, R., Ed. and B. Wijnen, Ed., "Structure of the
              IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA)", BCP 101,
              RFC 4071, DOI 10.17487/RFC4071, April 2005,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4071>.

   [RFC4371]  Carpenter, B., Ed. and L. Lynch, Ed., "BCP 101 Update for
              IPR Trust", BCP 101, RFC 4371, DOI 10.17487/RFC4371,
              January 2006, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4371>.

   [RFC7437]  Kucherawy, M., Ed., "IAB, IESG, and IAOC Selection,
              Confirmation, and Recall Process: Operation of the
              Nominating and Recall Committees", BCP 10, RFC 7437,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC7437, January 2015, <https://www.rfc-
              editor.org/info/rfc7437>.

6.2.  Informative References

   [I-D.ietf-iasa2-trust-rationale]
              Arkko, J., "Discussion of the Effects of IASA 2.0 Changes
              as They Relate to the IETF Trust", draft-ietf-iasa2-trust-
              rationale-00 (work in progress), September 2018.

Appendix A.  Changes from Previous Versions

   RFC Editor: Please remove this section upon publication.

   The version draft-itef-iasa2-trust-update-02.txt made some editorial
   corrections, as well as clarifying that no confirmation is needed in
   the cases other than the nomcom appointment, specified how IETF Trust
   chair is chosen, and required that an open process be used by the
   IESG for the selections.




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   The version draft-ietf-iasa2-trust-update-01.txt has taken into
   account last call comments.  The changes are: 1) Clarification of the
   role of the IETF Trust Chair to indicate which trustee positions are
   up for selection, similar to how RFC 7437 requires the IETF Executive
   Director to do it. 2) The addition of empty security and IANA
   consideration sections. 3) The clarification of the staggering rules
   for NomCom selections. 4) Updated text regarding the application of
   rules from RFC 7437. 5) Update draft title to be correct in terms of
   specifying a process rather than the actual persons.  6) Update the
   text regarding desirable expertise to use the same language as in RFC
   7437 instead of the "list of desired qualifications".

   The version draft-ietf-iasa2-trust-update-00.txt corrected the
   desired document status to BCP, and made several editorial and
   language updates.  This version also updated the wording for the
   request for the current trustees to adopt this change, from "earliest
   convenience" to "earliest convenient time".

   The version draft-arkko-iasa2-trust-update-00.txt was the initial
   version.

Authors' Addresses

   Jari Arkko
   Ericsson
   Kauniainen  02700
   Finland

   Email: jari.arkko@piuha.net


   Ted Hardie

   Email: ted.ietf@gmail.com

















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