There is an obvious question that at least for me drives the answer to
whther the IAD is the IETF Executive Director.
As currently practiced / defined, is the IETF Executive Director a full
If it is a full time job, then clearly it should not be combined with the
IAD. THis implies that we will need budgeting to contract / hire this
person in addition to the IAD.
On the other hand, if this is not a full time job, it seems to make more
sense to combine it with the IAD because there is a very large overlap in
required knowledge. For example, If the IESG decides in their meeting to
ask that the infrastructure group do something, the Exectuive director will
know that immediately, and have the context of the discussion. If the IAD
is a separate person, he will need a clear description of what needs to be
done, and need to make sure the work is tracked properly in managing the
contract with the infastructure provider.
Joel M. Halpern
At 10:27 AM 11/26/2004, Wijnen, Bert (Bert) wrote:
In draft-ietf-iasa-bcp-00.txt it states at the end of sect 3.1:
Unless explicitly delegated with the consent of the IAOC, the IAD
will also fill the role of the IETF Executive Director, as described
in various IETF process BCPs.
We currently have (in our working version of the IASA BCP):
Editors' note: The preceding paragraph has generated some
comments, given that the role of the IETF Executive director is
mentioned in a number of documents, some of which are fairly old
and dusty. The editors actively solicit feedback on whether this
paragraph is ok as it stands.
We had some discussion in the IESG about this (because the IETF
Executive Director also interacts with the IESG basically on a
daily basis). I believe that in the IESG our current thinking is that
better text would be:
The IETF Administrative Director (IAD) is not the same function
as the IETF Executive Director. The IESG shall select an IETF
Executive Director (as defined in xxx, we need to fill out xxx).
Does the IETF community can agree with that?
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