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IETF Administrative Support Activity 2 (Active WG)
Gen Area: Alissa Cooper | 2018-Apr-20 —  
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2018-04-20 charter

IETF Administrative Support Activity 2 (iasa2)
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 Charter

 Current Status: Active

 Chairs:
     Jason Livingood <Jason_Livingood@comcast.com>
     Jon Peterson <jon.peterson@neustar.biz>

 General Area Directors:
     Alissa Cooper <alissa@cooperw.in>

 General Area Advisor:
     Alissa Cooper <alissa@cooperw.in>

 Mailing Lists:
     General Discussion: iasa20@ietf.org
     To Subscribe:       https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/iasa20
     Archive:            https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/search/?email_list=iasa20

Description of Working Group:

  The arrangements relating to administrative support for the IETF (referred to
  as the "IETF Administrative Support Activity" (IASA) [RFC4071]) were created
  more than ten years ago, when the IETF initially took charge of its own
  administration.  The arrangements have served the IETF reasonably well, but
  there have been considerable changes in the size and scope of the IASA work,
  in the world around the IETF, and in the IETF community's own expectations
  since the creation of IASA.

  As documented in [draft-haberman-iasa20dt-recs], the current
  administrative arrangements are facing a number of challenges. The range of
  IETF administrative tasks have grown considerably; the IASA organizational
  structure is not as clear, efficient, or as fully resourced as it should be;
  the division of responsibilities between the IETF and ISOC continues to
  evolve; expectations about transparency have changed; and the IETF faces
  continued challenges related to funding IETF activities against a backdrop of
  increasing costs and lack of predictability in our funding streams.

  In November 2016, the IETF Chair launched a project in the community to
  re-assess the IETF's administrative arrangements. Since then, the IETF
  community has discussed the challenges we face, the properties we expect from
  future arrangements, options for the legal structure of future arrangements,
  and options for the organizational structure of future arrangements.

  For legal purposes, IASA is currently organized as an activity of ISOC. Among
  multiple legal structure options that were considered by the IETF community, a new
  limited liability corporation (LLC) that is a disregarded entity of ISOC
  (i.e., it is treated as a branch or division of ISOC for tax purposes) will
  be created to house the administration of the IETF. ISOC supports this plan.

  This working group is chartered to document the normative changes to IETF
  administrative structures and processes necessary to effectuate this change.
  The main deliverable will be a document that obsoletes RFC 4071. The working
  group will produce other supporting documents as necessary to achieve its
  charter objective. In parallel, the legal documents necessary to establish
  the LLC will be developed outside the working group with the support of legal
  counsel. These documents will not be products of the working group, but this
  working group will be the venue where these documents will be presented to
  the IETF community for review and discussion before they are finalized.

  Aside from instances where they presently relate to IASA, it is outside the
  scope of this working group to consider any changes to anything related to
  the oversight or steering of the standards process as currently conducted by
  the IESG and IAB, the appeal chain, the confirming bodies for existing IETF
  and IAB appointments, the IRTF, or ISOC's memberships in other organizations.

Goals and Milestones:
  Nov 2018 - Document obsoleting RFC 4071 sent to IESG
  Nov 2018 - Document obsoleting RFC 4371 sent to IESG


All charter page changes, including changes to draft-list, rfc-list and milestones:



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