ISOC Charter Members Relinquish Veto Power and Permanent Board Status

June 1996

In a significant change for the Internet Society Board of Trustees that reflects a desire for greater democracy in its proceedings, Charter Members RARE (Réseaux Associés pour la Recherche Européenne; now TERENA), Educom (now EDUCAUSE), and CNRI (Corporation for National Research Initiatives) reach unanimity in agreeing not to exercise their veto power in a series of Board votes that amend ISOC By-Laws pertaining to Board appointments, elections, and composition. As a result of this amendment process, ISOC’s Charter Members relinquish their privilege of permanent status on the Board.