GitHub Configuration for IETF Working Groups
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wugh                                                           A. Cooper
Internet-Draft                                                     Cisco
Intended status: Informational                                P. Hoffman
Expires: April 25, 2019                                            ICANN
                                                        October 22, 2018

              GitHub Configuration for IETF Working Groups
              draft-cooper-wugh-github-wg-configuration-01

Abstract

   The use of GitHub in IETF working group processes is increasing.
   This document describes possible uses and conventions for working
   groups which are considering starting to use GitHub.  It does not
   mandate any processes, and does not intend to change the processes
   used by current working groups.

   Discussion of this document takes place on the ietf-and-github
   mailing list (ietf-and-github@ietf.org), which is archived at
   <https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/search?email_list=ietf-and-
   github>.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Administrative Process and Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Creation of GitHub Organizations  . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  Migration of an Existing Organization . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.3.  Personnel Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.4.  Working Group Closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.5.  Creation of Document Repository . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Working Group Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.2.  Backing Up and Archiving GitHub Content . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     6.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     6.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

1.  Introduction

   Many IETF working groups and participants make use of GitHub in
   different ways as part of their work on IETF documents.  Some others
   are interested in having their working groups use GitHub to
   facilitate the development of working group documents, but they are
   unfamiliar with how to get started or they are unclear about which
   conventions to follow.

   This document proposes a set of administrative processes and
   conventions for IETF working groups to use if they chose as a working
   group to use GitHub to facilitate their work.  The proposals in this
   document are not directed at working groups or individuals that are
   already using GitHub to do IETF work.  Practices vary among existing
   working groups and some of them are not consistent with the
   conventions proposed here: that is fine.  The goal of the proposals
   in this document is not to require uniformity in current practice,
   but to help working groups to get started using GitHub in a uniform
   way if they want to.

   The document is meant to spur discussion in the IETF community.  If
   there proves to be rough consensus in the community in support of the

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