Creating an IETF Working Group Draft
draft-crocker-id-adoption-00

The information below is for an old version of the document
Document Type Active Internet-Draft (individual)
Last updated 2012-12-02
Stream (None)
Intended RFC status (None)
Formats plain text pdf html bibtex
Reviews
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state I-D Exists
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)
Network Working Group                                          A. Farrel
Internet-Draft                                          Juniper Networks
Intended status: Informational                           D. Crocker, Ed.
Expires: June 5, 2013                        Brandenburg InternetWorking
                                                        December 2, 2012

                  Creating an IETF Working Group Draft
                      draft-crocker-id-adoption-00

Abstract

   The productive output of IETF working groups is documents, as
   mandated by the working group's charter.  Working groups develop
   these documents based on initial input of 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 workiing
   group, or it might represent any level of maturity in between.  This
   document discusses the process of creating formal working group
   drafts that are targeted 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 http://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 June 5, 2013.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2012 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the
   document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal
   Provisions Relating to IETF Documents
   (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of
   publication of this document.  Please review these documents
   carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect

Farrel & Crocker          Expires June 5, 2013                  [Page 1]
Internet-Draft    Creating an IETF Working Group Draft     December 2012

   to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must
   include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of
   the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as
   described in the Simplified BSD License.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     1.1.  What is a Working Group Draft?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     1.2.  Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   2.  Adoption Process  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     2.1.  Criteria for Adoption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     2.2.  Polling the Working Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
     2.3.  Chosing Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
     2.4.  Formal Steps  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   3.  Competing Drafts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   4.  Individual I-Ds Under WG Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
   6.  References - Informative  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
   Appendix A.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Farrel & Crocker          Expires June 5, 2013                  [Page 2]
Internet-Draft    Creating an IETF Working Group Draft     December 2012

1.  Introduction

   The productive output of IETF working groups is documents, as
   mandated by the working group's charter.  Working groups develop
   these documents based on initial input of 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 the criteria and process for adopting and
   developing formal working group drafts that are targeted for
   publication.

   Within the general constraints of formal IETF process and the
   specific constraints of a working group's charter, there is
   considerable freedom in the adoption and development of drafts.  As
   with most IETF processes, the utlimate arbiter of such choices is
   working group agreement.  As with most working group management, this
   agreement might be explicit or implicit, depending upon the process
   efficiencies that are deemed appropriate.

   This draft is intentionally non-normative.  It is meant as a guide to
   common practice, rather than as a formal definition of what is
   permissible.

      [[editor note: Working Group Guidelines and Procedures is a BCP.
Show full document text