The Updated IETF-ISOC Relationship
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IETF Administrative Support Activity 2                      G. Camarillo
Internet-Draft                                                  Ericsson
Obsoletes: 2031 (if approved)                               J. Livingood
Intended status: Informational                                   Comcast
Expires: June 1, 2019                                  November 28, 2018

                   The Updated IETF-ISOC Relationship
                     draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-00

Abstract

   This document summarises the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) -
   Internet Society (ISOC) relationship, following a major revision to
   the structure of the IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA) in
   2018.  The IASA was revised under a new "IASA 2.0" structure by the
   IASA2 Working Group, which changed the IETF's administrative, legal,
   and financial structure.  As a result, it also changed the
   relationship between the IETF and ISOC, which made it necessary to
   revise RFC 2031.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction and History  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Main Division of Responsibilities between IETF and ISOC . . .   3
   3.  Philosophical Relationship with ISOC  . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  ISOC's Role in the IETF Standards Process . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  The IETF's Role in ISOC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  Legal Relationship with ISOC  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   7.  Financial and Administrative Relationship with ISOC . . . . .   4
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   9.  Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   10. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   11. Changes from Previous Versions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   12. Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

1.  Introduction and History

   The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is the body that is
   responsible for the development and maintenance of the Internet
   Standards.  The IETF is primarily a volunteer organization.  Its
   driving force is a group of dedicated high-quality engineers from all
   over the world.  In a structure of working groups, these engineers
   exchange ideas and experience, and through discussion and
   collaboration (both electronically and face-to-face) they strive to
   achieve rough consensus and implement the standards through running
   code.

   The growth of the Internet over several decades also led to the
   growth of the IETF.  More and more people, organizations, and
   companies rely on Internet Standards.  Non-technical issues, such as
   legal, administrative, and financial issues had long been an
   undesirable but unavoidable part of the IETF.  To address these
   issues in 1995 the IETF established the Poised95 Working Group.  Its
   goal was to structure and document the IETF processes in order to
   maximize the flexibility and freedom of IETF engineers so that they
   could work in the way the IETF had always been most successful and to
   honour the IETF credo: "Rough consensus and running code".

   The Poised95 Working Group concluded that the Internet Society
   (ISOC), which was formed in 1992, was the best organization to handle
   all of these legal, administrative, and financial tasks on behalf of
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