Poised 95 (poised95)

Status: Concluded March, 1996 
 Karl Auerbach 
 Erik Huizer 
 Bernhard Stockman 
Description of Working Group:
The POISED95 Working Group is a focused effort to resolve some
long-standing issues of the standards process and IETF procedure:
o The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) section of RFC 1602 is widely
  seen as inoperative, because it demands guarantees and procedures
  when licensing technologies that few, if any, donors will accept.
o The procedures of the NOMCOM, or Nominating Committee, have been
  quite informal and different with every NOMCOM.  They need to be 
o Standards procedure documented in RFC 1602 needs to be restated to
  reflect reality and to remove obsolete provisions.
o The ISOC has proposed creating a link between the IETF and ISOC, and
  has even created a committee to study the issue. The IETF needs a
  corresponding effort.
o Other issues as appropriate.
As befits an international organization, POISED95 will meet in
Stockholm and Dallas to try and gauge a rough consensus on these issues
and develop guidelines and drafts for the appropriate documents.

Request for Comments:

  • RFC2026 The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 3 (BCP)
  • RFC2027 IAB and IESG Selection, Confirmation, and Recall Process: Operation of the Nominating and Recall Committees (BCP)
  • RFC2028 The Organizations Involved in the IETF Standards Process (BCP)
  • RFC2031 IETF-ISOC relationship (Informational)