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Poised 95

Document Charter Poised 95 WG (poised95)
Title Poised 95
Last updated 1996-03-30
State Approved
WG State Concluded
IESG Responsible AD Fred Baker
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The POISED95 Working Group is a focused effort to resolve some
long-standing issues of the standards process and IETF procedure:

o The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) section of RFC 1602 is widely
seen as inoperative, because it demands guarantees and procedures
when licensing technologies that few, if any, donors will accept.

o The procedures of the NOMCOM, or Nominating Committee, have been
quite informal and different with every NOMCOM. They need to be

o Standards procedure documented in RFC 1602 needs to be restated to
reflect reality and to remove obsolete provisions.

o The ISOC has proposed creating a link between the IETF and ISOC, and
has even created a committee to study the issue. The IETF needs a
corresponding effort.

o Other issues as appropriate.

As befits an international organization, POISED95 will meet in
Stockholm and Dallas to try and gauge a rough consensus on these issues
and develop guidelines and drafts for the appropriate documents.