Publishing the "Tao of the IETF" as a Web Page
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|Author||Paul E. Hoffman|
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Network Working Group P. Hoffman, Ed. Internet-Draft VPN Consortium Obsoletes: 4677 (if approved) June 15, 2012 Intended status: Informational Expires: December 17, 2012 Publishing the "Tao of the IETF" as a Web Page draft-hoffman-tao-as-web-page-02 Abstract Discussion of the "Tao of the IETF" during 2012 made it clear that many people want the document published only as a web page, not as an RFC that needs to be periodically updated. This document specifies how the Tao will be published as a web page. 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 December 17, 2012. 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 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. Hoffman Expires December 17, 2012 [Page 1] Internet-Draft Tao as Web June 2012 1. Introduction The "Tao of the IETF" ("Tao") has traditionally been published as an RFC. It has been RFCs 1391, 1539, 1718, 3160; it is currently [RFC4677]. There is now a strong desire in the IETF community to turn the Tao into a web page that can be edited more easily than an RFC. During the discussion that lead to this document, there were many proposals for how the Tao as a web page should be published and edited. Some wanted just a web page; some wanted a web page and periodic snapshots as RFCs; some wanted a wiki that could be easily edited by anyone in the IETF community, with a master editor who would revert bad edits; some wanted a wiki with a more limited group of contributors. This document contains the procedure agreed to by the IESG. The Tao has traditionally been an IETF consensus document, which means that the IESG has had the final say about what the Tao contained before it was sent to the RFC Editor. Thus, the IESG should have final say for what the Tao says when it is a web page. 2. Procedure for Publishing and Editing the Tao The Tao will be published at <http://www.ietf.org/tao.html> and <https://www.ietf.org/tao.html>. The initial content for the Tao web page will come from the last Internet-Draft that was meant to replace RFC 4677. The Tao will be edited by one person who is chosen by the IESG. The editor of the Tao accepts proposed changes and additions from anyone in the IETF community. The editor of the Tao decides which proposed changes should be submitted to the IESG for the next version of the Tao. The editor of the Tao will occasionally submit a new version of the Tao to the IESG for its approval. The editor will publish the propsed changes in a version at <http://www.ietf.org/tao-possible-revision.html>, and there will be discussion of the changes on an open, Tao-specific mailing list. The IESG may accept as many of the proposed changes as it wishes. The IESG will then submit the changed version to the IETF Secretariat for publication on the IETF web page at the URLs given above. Each version of the Tao will have a visible timestamp near the beginning of the document. All published versions will be archived using URLs of the form <http://www.ietf.org/tao-YYYYMMDD.html>. Hoffman Expires December 17, 2012 [Page 2] Internet-Draft Tao as Web June 2012 3. IANA Considerations None. 4. Security Considerations The Tao is available over TLS at <https://www.ietf.org/tao.html>. 5. Informative References [RFC4677] Hoffman, P. and S. Harris, "The Tao of IETF - A Novice's Guide to the Internet Engineering Task Force", RFC 4677, September 2006. Author's Address Paul Hoffman (editor) VPN Consortium Email: email@example.com Hoffman Expires December 17, 2012 [Page 3]