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1. Summary

draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis defines the structure of version 2.0 of the IASA.
Broadly, it describes the relationship between the IETF and the IETF
Administration Limited Liability Company (LLC), which is itself specified in a
separate company agreement. rfc4071bis covers the changes from the previous
IASA model, and in particular defines the responsibilities of the new IETF
Executive Director role and the LLC Board. It clarifies the way in which the
IETF community and leadership interface with the Executive Director and the
Board, showing how these differ from the former relationships with the IAD and

As this is the primary document describing the IASA, and a successor to
RFC4071, it is proposed as a BCP. It will obsolete RFC4071, and also two
IAOC-specific specifications, RFC4333 and RFC7961, if it is approved.

2. Review and Consensus

This document has had a lively journey through the IASA2 WG. It was originally
conceived as an informational document (draft-ietf-iasa2-struct) which recorded
the motivations and consensus decisions of the WG. As it became increasingly
apparent that other working group documents would need to rely normatively on
its contents, it was retooled into a bis of RFC4071, the document which
described the original IASA structure resulting from the adminrest process.

The core idea behind the new structure has had plenty of time to sink in with
working group participants. A great deal of discussion went into how the LLC
Board is constituted, ensuring that the community has the necessary visibility
and input into its process, and into how this relates to the many potential
loose ends that must be connected back to our historical operations.
draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis has been under intense working group scrutiny, as
it must be properly aligned with the many specifications that rely upon it.
This has included detailed line-by-line reviews. The chairs believe it has been
thoroughly scrutinized and that the working group strongly supports its
advancement. This is the cornerstone document of IASA 2.0.

3. Intellectual Property

This document is not a protocol specification and it contains no technical
solutions that might require a disclosure.

4. Other Points

References should be removed from the Abstract before publication.

Although the reference to the IETF LLC Company Agreement registers as a downref
in IDnits, the reliance of this document on the Agreement is significant enough
to warrant making an exception.