Call for nominations: IESG appointment to the IETF Trust

Suresh Krishnan <> Thu, 05 December 2019 17:30 UTC

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Subject: Call for nominations: IESG appointment to the IETF Trust
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The purpose of the IETF Trust is to acquire, hold, maintain, and license certain existing and future intellectual property and other property used in connection with the administration of the IETF <​ <>>. More information about the IETF Trust can be found at <​ <>>.

According to recently approved procedures for populating the IETF Trust <​ <>>, the IESG is required to appoint one person to the IETF Trust for a two-year term to begin in March 2020.


The Trust is mostly a quiet organization, and being a trustee generally involves little work beyond quarterly online meetings. Trustees ideally should be:

o Familiar with copyright and trademark law. 

o Familiar with the RFC publication process as described in RFC 6635 and related documents. 

o Familiar with the Trust's copyright licenses and with RFCs 5377 and 5378. 

o Willing to serve multiple terms as a trustee to provide continuity of oversight.


The IESG is making a public call for nominations. Self-nominations are permitted. All IETF participants, including working group chairs, IETF NomCom members, IAB members, IESG members, and candidates for the IETF LLC Board are eligible for nomination. Of course, IESG members who accept nomination will recuse themselves from selection discussions. Persons who are under consideration by the Nomcom in the 2019-2010 cycle for the open IETF Trust position are also welcome to apply. Please send nominations to iesg at <>. Please include the following with each nomination:

o Name

o Contact information

o Candidate background and qualifications


The IESG will publish the list of nominated persons prior to making a decision, allowing time for the community to provide any relevant comments to the IESG.

The IESG will review the nomination material, any comments provided by the community, and make a selection.


The following procedures will be used in managing candidates' personal information:

o The list of candidate names will be published at the close of the nominations period. A candidate that refuses the nomination will not be included on the list.

o Except as noted above, all information provided to the IESG during this process will be kept as confidential to the IESG.


The nominations period will open on December 5, 2019 and close on January 5, 2020.

The list of candidates will be posted shortly after the close of nominations, and the community will then have two weeks to provide comments on the candidates to the IESG.

The IESG will consider the community feedback and make its decision. If the candidate pool overlaps with the NomCom's IETF Trust candidate pool, the IESG will wait to announce a selection until the Nomcom announces its selections for the IETF Trust, to avoid a race condition.

On behalf of the IESG,
Suresh Krishnan
Internet Area Director