Update to the Process for Selection of Trustees for the IETF Trust
RFC 8714

Document Type RFC - Best Current Practice (February 2020; No errata)
Obsoletes RFC 4371
Last updated 2020-02-27
Replaces draft-arkko-iasa2-trust-update
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          J. Arkko
Request for Comments: 8714                                      Ericsson
BCP: 101                                                       T. Hardie
Obsoletes: 4371                                            February 2020
Category: Best Current Practice                                         
ISSN: 2070-1721

   Update to the Process for Selection of Trustees for the IETF Trust

Abstract

   This memo updates the process for selection of Trustees for the IETF
   Trust.  Previously, the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee
   (IAOC) members also acted as Trustees, but the IAOC has been
   eliminated as part of an update to the structure of the IETF
   Administrative Support Activity (IASA).  This memo specifies that the
   Trustees shall be selected separately.

   This memo obsoletes RFC 4371.  The changes relate only to the
   selection of Trustees.  All other aspects of the IETF Trust remain as
   they are today.

Status of This Memo

   This memo documents an Internet Best Current Practice.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   BCPs is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8714.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction
   2.  IETF Trust
   3.  Selection of Trustees
   4.  Security Considerations
   5.  IANA Considerations
   6.  References
     6.1.  Normative References
     6.2.  Informative References
   Acknowledgements
   Authors' Addresses

1.  Introduction

   This memo updates the process for selection of Trustees for the IETF
   Trust.  Previously, the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee
   (IAOC) members also acted as Trustees, but the IAOC has been
   eliminated as part of an update to the structure of the IETF
   Administrative Support Activity (IASA).  This memo specifies that the
   Trustees shall be selected separately.  See Section 3.

   This memo obsoletes [RFC4371].  The changes relate only to the
   selection of Trustees.  All other aspects of the IETF Trust remain as
   they are today.  Section 2 copies the definition as it was in
   [RFC4371], only leaving out the part about Trustee selection and
   adding a reference to the IETF Trust website.

   For a discussion of why this change is needed and a rationale for
   these specific changes, see [RFC8715].

2.  IETF Trust

   A Trust ("the IETF Trust") has been formed for the purpose of
   acquiring, holding, maintaining, and licensing certain existing and
   future intellectual property and other property used in connection
   with the administration of the IETF.  The Trust was formed by the
   signatures of its Settlors and initial Trustees.  The Settlors, who
   contributed initial intellectual property to the Trust, were ISOC and
   the Corporation for National Research Initiatives.  The Beneficiary
   of the IETF Trust is the IETF as a whole.

   Further details of the IETF Trust may be found at the IETF Trust's
   website, <https://trustee.ietf.org/>.

3.  Selection of Trustees

   This document revises the original Trustee selection procedures
   defined in [RFC4071] and [RFC4371] to eliminate the requirement that
   Trustees be drawn from the members of the IAOC.

   In this newly revised IETF Trust structure, there will be five
   Trustees.  Three shall be appointed by the IETF Nominating Committee
   (NomCom) and confirmed by the Internet Engineering Steering Group
   (IESG), one shall be appointed by the IESG, and one shall be
   appointed by the Internet Society (ISOC) Board of Trustees.  The
   appointments by the IESG and the ISOC Board of Trustees do not
   require confirmation.

   The IETF Trust Chair informs the nominating committee of the Trustee
   positions to be reviewed.  The IETF Trust will provide a summary of
   the expertise desired of the Trustee candidates to each appointing
   body.

   A change to the Trust Agreement is required to put this change into
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