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IETF Anti-Harassment Procedures
draft-farrresnickel-harassment-05

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Last updated: 2015-02-17 (latest revision 2015-01-06)
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Internet Engineering Task Force                               P. Resnick
Internet-Draft                               Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
BCP: 25                                                        A. Farrel
Updates: 2418 (if approved)                             Juniper Networks
Intended status: Best Current Practice                   January 6, 2015
Expires: July 6, 2015

                    IETF Anti-Harassment Procedures
                   draft-farrresnickel-harassment-05

Abstract

   IETF Participants must not engage in harassment while at IETF
   meetings, virtual meetings, social events, or on mailing lists.  This
   document lays out procedures for managing and enforcing this policy.

   This document updates RFC 2418.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  The Ombudsteam  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Size of the Ombudsteam  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Appointing the Ombudsteam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.3.  Professional Advisors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.4.  Qualifications and Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.5.  Term of Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.6.  Recompense  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.7.  Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.8.  Disputes with the IETF Chair regarding the Ombudsteam . .   6
   4.  Handling Reports of Harassment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.1.  Ombudsteam Operating Practices  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  Remedies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.1.  Remedy is Not Punishment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   6.  Disputes with the Ombudsteam  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  Conflicts of Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   9.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   10. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     11.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     11.2.  URIs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12

1.  Introduction

   The IETF has general policies for managing disruptive behavior in the
   context of IETF activities.  In particular, [RFC7154] provides a set
   of guidelines for personal interaction in the IETF, and [RFC2418] and
   [RFC3934] give guidelines for how to deal with disruptive behavior
   that occurs in the context of IETF working group face-to-face
   meetings and on mailing lists.

   However, there is other problematic, often more interpersonal,
   behavior that can occur in the context of IETF activities (meetings,
   mailing list discussions, or social events) that does not directly
   disrupt working group progress, but nonetheless is unacceptable
   behavior between IETF Participants.  This sort of behavior, described

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