IETF Working Group Guidelines and Procedures
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Network Working Group                                    D. Crocker, Ed.
Internet-Draft                               Brandenburg InternetWorking
Obsoletes: 2418, 7221 (if approved)                        R. Droms, Ed.
Updates: 2026 (if approved)                                Cisco Systems
Intended status: Best Current Practice                     March 9, 2015
Expires: September 10, 2015

              IETF Working Group Guidelines and Procedures
                draft-crocker-rfc2418bis-wgguidelines-00

Abstract

   IETF activities are primarily organized into open-participation
   working groups (WGs).  This document describes the formation,
   requirements, structure, and operation of IETF working groups.  This
   includes the formal relationships and duties of participants.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Background  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.2.  Terminology and References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.3.  OPEN ISSUES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  Basic Structure and Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.1.  Working Group Charter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.2.  Deliverables  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.3.  Mailing List  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     2.4.  Area Directors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     2.5.  Chair(s)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     2.6.  Document Writer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     2.7.  Participants  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     2.8.  Rough Consensus Decision Making . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   3.  Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.1.  Home Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.2.  Wiki  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.3.  Issue-tracking Tickets  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.4.  Meeting Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.5.  Internet-Drafts (I-D) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     3.6.  Request For Comments (RFC)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   4.  Working Group Internal Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.1.  Prime Directives  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.2.  General Organizing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.3.  Discussion and Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     4.4.  IETF Open Decision-Making . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.5.  Mailing List Primacy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.6.  Discussion Venues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     4.7.  Session Planning  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     4.8.  Meeting Drafts and Documents  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     4.9.  Meeting Record Keeping  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   5.  Document Development & Lifecycle  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     5.1.  Basic Sequence  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     5.2.  Early Document Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
     5.3.  Document Coordination Between Working Groups  . . . . . .  23
     5.4.  Working Group Last-Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
     5.5.  Final External Review of Documents  . . . . . . . . . . .  24
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