Structure of the IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA)
RFC 4071

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Network Working Group                                    R. Austein, Ed.
Request for Comments: 4071                                           ISC
BCP: 101                                                  B. Wijnen, Ed.
Category: Best Current Practice                      Lucent Technologies
                                                              April 2005

      Structure of the IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA)

Status of This Memo

   This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the
   Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).

Abstract

   This document describes the structure of the IETF Administrative
   Support Activity (IASA) as an activity housed within the Internet
   Society (ISOC).  It defines the roles and responsibilities of the
   IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC), the IETF
   Administrative Director (IAD), and ISOC in the fiscal and
   administrative support of the IETF standards process.  It also
   defines the membership and selection rules for the IAOC.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   2.  Definitions and Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
       2.1.  Alphabet Soup  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
       2.2.  Principles of the IASA, IETF, and ISOC Relationship  . .  4
       2.3.  Community Consensus and Grant of Authority . . . . . . .  5
       2.4.  Termination and Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
       2.5.  Effective Date for Commencement of IASA  . . . . . . . .  5
   3.  Structure of the IASA  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
       3.1.  IAD Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       3.2.  IAOC Responsibilities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
       3.3.  Relationship of the IAOC to Existing IETF Leadership . . 10
       3.4.  IAOC Decision Making . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       3.5.  Review and Appeal of IAD and IAOC Decision . . . . . . . 10
   4.  IAOC Membership, Selection and Accountability  . . . . . . . . 11
       4.1.  Initial IAOC Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Austein & Wijnen         Best Current Practice                  [Page 1]
RFC 4071                   Structure of IASA                  April 2005

   5.  IASA Funding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
       5.1.  Cost Center Accounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
       5.2.  IETF Meeting Revenues  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
       5.3.  Designated Donations, Monetary and In-Kind . . . . . . . 14
       5.4.  Other ISOC Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
       5.5.  IASA Expenses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
       5.6.  Operating Reserve  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   6.  IASA Budget Process  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
   7.  ISOC Responsibilities for IASA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
   8.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
   9.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
   10. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
   11. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       11.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       11.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

1.  Introduction

   This document describes the structure of the IETF Administrative
   Support Activity (IASA) as an activity housed within the Internet
   Society (ISOC).  It defines the roles and responsibilities of the
   IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC), the IETF
   Administrative Director (IAD), and ISOC in the fiscal and
   administrative support of the IETF standards process.  It also
   defines the membership and selection rules for the IAOC.

   The IETF undertakes its technical activities as an ongoing, open,
   consensus-based process.  This document defines an administrative
   support structure intended to be responsive to the administrative
   needs of the IETF technical community, and it describes how that
   support structure fits under ISOC's organizational umbrella.  This
   document does not affect the ISOC-IETF working relationship as it
   relates to standards development or the communication of technical
   advice relevant to the policy and educational goals of ISOC.

   The IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA) provides the
   administrative structure required to support the IETF standards
   process and to support the IETF's technical activities.  As of the
   time at which this document was written, this included the work of
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