And to be clear, I (still the previous IETF Chair) think that
some such change is needed, which is exactly why I wrote the
above draft in 2006. Perhaps the difference is that I see
the IAOC/Trust role as very hard to separate from the IETF Chair
role - but more easily separable from the IESG Chair role.
This is not my experience. There have been some decisions related to meetings
where the IAOC and the IESG need to be in alignment. The last two IAB Chairs
have not been active ex-officio members of the IESG, and they have let the
liaisons between the IAB and the IESG cover these responsibilities. As a
result, I have been the only IAOC member with insight into the IESG. This has
been importing in these matters.
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