At 8:56 AM -0400 7/26/06, Leslie Daigle wrote:
[*] This is perhaps a reasonable time to reiterate that
the IAB is, in fact, a separate entity from the IETF organization.
With respect, I believe that the formulation "separate entity"
is a bit too simple for the relationship of the IAB and the IETF.
The IAB is, to take a small example, composed of folks selected
by the NomCom, and NomCom eligibility is determined by participation
in the IETF. The IETF and IAB also share confirmation duties for
a number of outside positions, where the IESG confirms choices
made by the IAB (and the IAB does the same for choices made by
the IESG). More importantly for this question, the IAB participates in the
IETF standards process in the appeal chain, in discussions of new work, and
in managing the liaison relationships of the IETF. Its roles and
relationships have changed over time, but 2850 says pretty clearly:
"The IAB is chartered both as a committee of the IETF and as an
advisory body of the Internet Society."
I think it would be clearer to say that the IAB has roles and responsibilities
beyond those which relate to the activities IETF. Those activities
may be separate from the IETF (as the IRTF activities are), but that
does not mean it is separate from the IETF in all its roles.
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