Characterization of Proposed Standards
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Network Working Group                                         O. Kolkman
Internet-Draft                                                NLnet Labs
Updates: 2026 (if approved)                                   S. Bradner
Intended status: Best Current Practice                Harvard University
Expires: May 02, 2014                                          S. Turner
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                                                        October 31, 2013

                 Characterization of Proposed Standards
             draft-kolkman-proposed-standards-clarified-05

Abstract

   RFC 2026 describes the review performed by the IESG on IETF Proposed
   Standard RFCs and characterizes the maturity level of those
   documents.  This document updates RFC 2026 by providing a current and
   more accurate characterization of Proposed Standards.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

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   2.  IETF Review of Proposed Standards  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   3.  Characterization of Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     3.1.  Characterization of IETF Proposed Standard Specifications   3
     3.2.  Characteristics of Internet Standards  . . . . . . . . . .  3
   4.  Further Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   5.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   6.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   7.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   Appendix A. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   Appendix B. Internet Draft Notes and RFC Editor Instructions . . .  4
     Appendix B.1.  Version 00  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     Appendix B.2.  Version 00->01  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     Appendix B.3.  Version 01->02  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     Appendix B.4.  Version 02->03  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     Appendix B.5.  Version 03->04  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     Appendix B.6.  Version 04->05  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     Appendix B.7.  Editors versioning info . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

1.  Introduction

   [Editor Note: ietf@ietf.org is the mailing-list for discussing this
   draft.]

   In the two decades after publication of RFC 2026 [RFC2026] the IETF
   has evolved its review processes of Proposed Standard RFCs and thus
   RFC 2026 section 4.1.1 no longer accurately describes IETF Proposed
   Standards.

   This document only updates the characterization of Proposed Standards
   from RFC2026 Section 4.1.1 and does not speak to or alter the
   procedures for the maintenance of Standards Track documents from RFC
   2026 and RFC 6410 [RFC6410].  For complete understanding of the
   requirements for standardization those documents should be read in
   conjunction with this document.

2.  IETF Review of Proposed Standards

   The entry-level maturity for the standards track is "Proposed
   Standard".  A specific action by the IESG is required to move a
   specification onto the standards track at the "Proposed Standard"
   level.

   Initially it was intended that most IETF technical specifications
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