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  • IETF 117 Highlights

    IETF 117 is a few weeks behind us and Dhruv Dhody, IAB Member and liaison to the IESG, took the opportunity to report on a few highlights and some impressions.

    • Dhruv DhodyIAB Member and liaison to the IESG
    21 Aug 2023
  • Proposed response to meeting venue consultations and the complex issues raised

    The IETF Administration LLC recently sought feedback from the community on the possibility of holding an IETF Meeting in the cities of Beijing, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur and Shenzhen, with received feedback including views that were well expressed and well argued but strongly conflicting. The IETF LLC has considered this feedback in-depth and now seeks community feedback on its proposed response.

    • Jay DaleyIETF Executive Director
    21 Aug 2023
  • Submit Birds of a Feather session proposals for IETF 118

    Now's the time to submit Birds of a Feather session (BOFs) ideas for the IETF 118 meeting 4-10 November 2023, with proposals due by 8 September.

      16 Aug 2023
    • Applied Networking Research Workshop 2023 Review

      More than 250 participants gathered online and in person for ANRW 2023, the academic workshop that provides a forum for researchers, vendors, network operators, and the Internet standards community to present and discuss emerging results in applied networking research.

      • Maria ApostolakiANRW Program co-chair
      • Francis YanANRW Program co-chair
      16 Aug 2023
    • IETF 117 post-meeting survey

      IETF 117 San Francisco was held 22-28 July 2023 and the results of the post-meeting survey are now available on a web-based interactive dashboard.

      • Jay DaleyIETF Executive Director
      11 Aug 2023

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    Comment Invited on Draft IETF LLC Policies

    • Jason LivingoodIETF Administration LLC Board Chair

    11 Jun 2019

    One of the IETF Administration LLC Board of Directors' key work items has been to develop policies for the IETF LLC. We are now beginning our first formal IETF community consultation during which we invite community comment.

    Policy development is required by our key formation documents, such as RFC4017bis and the Internet Society-IETF LLC Memorandum of Understanding. The first policy on which we are seeking formal comment is the process we will use for future community consultations. We will see how this process goes now and adjust future plans based on what we learn. 

    For each policy we have specified to whom it applies, since sometimes the policy will apply to the Board, while in other cases it may apply to employees or contractors. Our overall goal is to establish a high bar for transparency and conduct. 

    Start of Consultation Process - Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    • This IETF blog post explaining the issues and the consultation process went live. 
    • An email was sent to the IETF Announce list, pointing to this blog post.
    • A project was created on GitHub, which people can access the policies, join the project, track changes, and open issues.
    • A new mailing list was created to receive feedback, as an alternative/supplement to GitHub.

    One Week Later - Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 15:00 UTC

    • A live webinar on is held policies, 60 minutes duration, with Q&A.
    • The webinar will be recorded for the convenience of interested parties unable to attend, at a link provided later.

    Four Week Review Period - June 19 - July 16, 2019

    Starting July 17, 2019

    • Board review and discussion of community input
    • Revision of policies
    • Repeat community input and revision steps if needed
    • Formal adoption of policies

    Within One Week of Approval

    • Approved policies are posted on the IETF website, with links in the standard page footer.
    • Email is sent to the IETF Announce list advising that approved policies are posted, with a link to them in the standard IETF website page footer.
    • GitHub is project closed.

    Finally, as noted earlier, the community consultation process we’re following is new. At the conclusion of this first consultation, we welcome your feedback on how we might improve it in the future. 

    Thank you in advance for your review and feedback.

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