Advancement of metrics specifications on the IETF Standards Track

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Authors Scott Bradner  , Vern Paxson 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2007-08-22)
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The Internet Standards Process [RFC2026] requires that all IETF Standards Track specifications must have "multiple, independent, and interoperable implementations" before they can be advanced beyond Proposed Standard status. This document specifies the test which the IESG will use to determine if a metrics specification document meets these requirements. It also discusses the rationale for this process.


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