IETF Working Group Guidelines and Procedures
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Network Working Group                                    S. Bradner, Ed.
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Obsoletes: 2418 (if approved)                               R. Salz, Ed.
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Expires: April 23, 2019                                 October 20, 2018

              IETF Working Group Guidelines and Procedures
                     draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc2418bis-01

Abstract

   The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has responsibility for
   developing and reviewing specifications intended as Internet
   Standards.  IETF activities are organized into working groups (WGs).
   This document describes the guidelines and procedures for formation
   and operation of IETF working groups.  It also describes the formal
   relationship between IETF participants WG and the Internet
   Engineering Steering Group (IESG) and the basic duties of IETF
   participants, including WG Chairs, WG participants, and IETF Area
   Directors.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  IETF approach to standardization  . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.2.  Roles within a Working Group  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Working group formation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Criteria for formation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.2.  Charter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.3.  Charter review and approval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     2.4.  Birds of a feather (BOF)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   3.  Working Group Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.1.  Session planning  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.2.  Session venue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       3.2.1.  IETF Meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.2.2.  On-line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.3.  Session management  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     3.4.  Contention and appeals  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   4.  Working Group Termination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   5.  Rechartering a Working Group  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   6.  Staff Roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     6.1.  WG Chair  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     6.2.  WG Secretary  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     6.3.  Document Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     6.4.  WG Facilitator  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     6.5.  Design teams  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     6.6.  Working Group Consultant  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     6.7.  Area Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   7.  Working Group Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     7.1.  Session documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     7.2.  Internet-Drafts (I-D) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     7.3.  Request For Comments (RFC)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     7.4.  Working Group Last-Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     7.5.  Submission of documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   8.  Review of documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
   9.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
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