The IETF-ISOC Relationship
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IETF Administrative Support Activity 2                      G. Camarillo
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                       The IETF-ISOC Relationship
                     draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2031bis-08

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

1.  Introduction and History

   The Internet Society provides a corporate home for the administrative
   entity that supports the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the
   Internet Architecture Board (IAB), and the Internet Research Task
   Force (IRTF), and supports the work of these groups through a variety
   of programs.

   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
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