Clarifying and Updating the Document Conflict Review Procedure
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Network Working Group                                         J. Klensin
Internet-Draft                                        September 23, 2018
Updates: 5742 (if approved)
Intended status: Best Current Practice
Expires: March 27, 2019

     Clarifying and Updating the Document Conflict Review Procedure
                    draft-klensin-iesg-rfc5742bis-01

Abstract

   The IESG procedures for conducting conflict reviews of Independent
   and IRTF Stream Submissions, described in RFC 5742, have proven
   restrictive in ways that prevent the IESG from adequately expressing
   its opinions and that can interfere with an open and transparent
   process.  This document updates RFC 5742 to mitigate that problem.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Update Part I: Add a Missing Category to RFC 5742 . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Explanation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  Changes to RFC 5742 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Update Part II: Clarify and Extend the Permanent "Do Not
       Publish" Recommendations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  Explanation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.2.  Changes to RFC 5742 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   4.  Update Part III: Make Authorization for IESG Flexibility and
       Discretion Explicit in RFC 5742 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.1.  Explanation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.2.  Change to RFC 5742  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  Update Part IV: Clarify Relationship Among Categories . . . .   7
     5.1.  Explanation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.2.  Changes to RFC 5742 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   6.  Further Context and Issues  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.1.  Definition of an "IETF Protocol"  . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.2.  Procedure for Updating a Specification Published as an
           RFC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   7.  Possible Future Work: The Variance Procedure  . . . . . . . .   8
   8.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   10. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     11.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     11.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Appendix A.  Endnotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Appendix B.  Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     B.1.  Changes from version -00 (2019-09-14) to -01  . . . . . .  11
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11

1.  Introduction

   Note in Draft: Entries below that consist of a left square bracket,
   one or more digits, and a right square bracket are references to the
   Endnotes in Appendix A.

   In 2009, the IESG proposed, approved, and published a description of
   the procedures it intended to use to process the conflict reviews of
   Independent and IRTF Stream Submissions [RFC5742].  For the
   Independent Stream, those reviews were called for by a specification
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