Handling and Adoption of Internet-Drafts by IETF Working Groups
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Network Working Group                                          A. Farrel
Internet-Draft                                          Juniper Networks
Obsoletes: 7221 (if approved)                                 D. Crocker
Intended status: Informational               Brandenburg InternetWorking
Expires: 2 May 2021                                       B.E. Carpenter
                                                       Univ. of Auckland
                                                                 F. Gont
                                                            SI6 Networks
                                                           M. Richardson
                                                Sandelman Software Works
                                                         29 October 2020

    Handling and Adoption of Internet-Drafts by IETF Working Groups
               draft-carpenter-gendispatch-rfc7221bis-01

Abstract

   The productive output of an IETF working group is documents, as
   mandated by the working group's charter.  When a working group is
   ready to develop a particular document, the most common mechanism is
   for it to "adopt" an existing document as a starting point.  The
   document that a working group adopts and then develops further is
   based on initial input at varying levels of maturity.  An initial
   working group draft might be a document already in wide use, or it
   might be a blank sheet, wholly created by the working group, or it
   might represent any level of maturity in between.  This document
   discusses how a working group typically handles the formal documents
   that it targets for publication.

Status of This Memo

   This Internet-Draft is submitted in full conformance with the
   provisions of BCP 78 and BCP 79.

   Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering
   Task Force (IETF).  Note that other groups may also distribute
   working documents as Internet-Drafts.  The list of current Internet-
   Drafts is at https://datatracker.ietf.org/drafts/current/.

   Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months
   and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any
   time.  It is inappropriate to use Internet-Drafts as reference
   material or to cite them other than as "work in progress."

   This Internet-Draft will expire on 2 May 2021.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  What Is a WG Draft? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  Working Group Authority and Consensus . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.3.  Questions Considered in This Document . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  Adoption Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.1.  Consequences of WG Adoption of an Internet-Draft  . . . .   6
     2.2.  Relationship to Formal IETF Rules . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.3.  Common Steps  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.4.  Criteria for Adoption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   3.  Authors/Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   4.  Document History and Stability  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.  Some Issues for Consideration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     5.1.  Individual I-Ds under WG Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     5.2.  Withdrawal of an Adopted Internet-Draft . . . . . . . . .  12
     5.3.  Competing Drafts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17

1.  Introduction

   The productive output of an IETF working group (WG) is documents, as
   mandated by the working group's charter.  Working groups develop
   these documents based on initial input at varying levels of maturity.
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