Meeting - Feb 19 2009
ISOC-NY held a public meeting on Feb 19 2009 at NYU.
- David Solomonoff
- Aaron Williamson
- Evan Korth
- Hannah Kopelman
- Lou Klepner
- Ron Catera
- New member
- Manages 30 websites for Komodo
- SSL encryption specialists
- company has a dead anonymity project
- * virtual VPN
- January minutes approved.
ISOC Community Grant Program
- Deadline is March 30.
- 25% co-funding requirement - used to be 50% -
- 'In kind' donations cannot come from ISOC-NY members?
- Funds can't be used to pay ISOC-NY members for work?
- Wording implies this only applies to applying member?
Current Event Grant
- Lessig appears to have been paid from another source.
- Interim report needs to be submitted by Evan.
- Tor developers grant proposal received
- improvement required - optimal routing without sacrificing anonymity.
- Tor definitely needs improving.
- They do have other sources of funding.
- Vital component of ISX project.
- Total funding required $50K - ISOC grant could be targeted at certain phases of development.
- Aaron talking to developers
- Framework rather than application
- Free and open tool for developing network protocols
- More difficult to reconciloe with ISOC's criteria
- Need to immediately upgrade front end of website.
- Second web development meeting held.
- Planning to submit for ISOC Grant to pay The Mechanism to do work.
- Nathan James thinks he can find co-funder in DC.
- Big grant from Ford Foundation further down line under negotiation.
- INCOGNITO is a distribution that has many of the qualities we are looking for.
- Uses different central components - GENTOO Linux, and KDE GUI.
- Developer has health issues.
- Says it could easily be rebranded
- AT&T 25th anniversary breakup event
- Organizers: Bruce Kushnick & Joe Plotkin
- Mar 6 at Courant Institute
- ISOC-NY is co-sponsor with OIA
- Cloud computing panel
- aka Web Services Freedom panel?
- user autonomy in web services - freedomk in the cloud
- David is in touch with folks at autonomo.us
- Censorship event
- Nobody's talked to ILI
- Contact Elizabeth Stark?
- According to by-laws Elections are very two years.
- Elections have, however, been held yearly.
- No position is ever contested.
- Are they necessary right now?
- David speaks for:
- good for giving members sense of involvement
- Joly against
- we should do what by-laws say or change them
- exposes member / non-member dichotomy which
- will improve when ISOC introduces new CMS.
- Consensus is that Elections are OK
Meetings & Board makeup
- Current board acts as Executive Committee
- Board should be influential people that is just oversight?
- Meetings can get bogged down with process
ISOC Board election
- We petitioned for outgoing chapter rep Franck Martin to be included in this year's election.
- 2 Chapter Reps on BOT serve for 2 years - one position is up.
- Khaled Koubaa of Tunisia, Narelle Clark of Australia, standing.
- Zittrain is an organizational candidate.
- ISOC have announced $2000/yr Community Grant program
- Joly working on Chapter Handbook project
- Meeting held with Rudi Vansnick
- Sense that At-Large is ineffective
- We need to renew our membership of NCUC
Patents & IETF Standards
- IETF does not have a policy that standards should be based on open or royalty-free implementations
- W3C does have such a policy.
- Aaron is participating in discussions.
- We could make concerns known to ISOC Policy Director.
NYC Community Fiber Project
- alternate approach to last mile
- pilot project
- Home Run Fiber to each member
- local peering place
- interconnect to other local networks
- connect at wirespeed to backbone 'meetup rooms'
- = "Carrier-Neutral Meet Me Points"
- 25 Broadway | 111 8th Ave | 60 Hudson St
- choice of vendors for "transit" = internet connectivity
- possibility stimulus funds
- initial 50/100 members pay $100 to set up
- ongoing rates decrease as more people join
- getting advice from optical network consultant
- 2 levels of City approval for rights of way
- DOITT local high speed telecom franchise ($$$)
- Right of Way Consents. Petitions/Drawings (6 mths)
- most conduit is controlled by Empire City Subway (Verizon) $3K/mile
- existing dark fiber goes to some larger buildings
- NYSERNET - NY State Educational Research Network - is a similar project
- Second approach
- Modified Routers with multiple WAN connections - daisy chained
- Similar Projects
- Ottawa - Bill St Arnaud - CANARIE
- Bundled with Energy provider
- Ottawa - Bill St Arnaud - CANARIE
- What's needed now?
- Critical mass of interested people
- Seed Funding