RFC Editor Model (Version 3)
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Network Working Group                                P. Saint-Andre, Ed.
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Obsoletes: RFC8728 (if approved)                          April 05, 2021
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                      RFC Editor Model (Version 3)
                    draft-saintandre-rfced-model-00

Abstract

   This document describes Version 3 of the RFC Editor model.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Conventions and Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Overview of the Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Ongoing Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  Policy Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     5.1.  Structure and Roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       5.1.1.  RFC Series Working Group (RSWG) . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       5.1.2.  RFC Series Approval Board (RSAB)  . . . . . . . . . .   5
     5.2.  Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       5.2.1.  Intent  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       5.2.2.  Specifics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       5.2.3.  Appeals of RSAB Decisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  RFC Series Editor/Advisor (RSEA)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.1.  RSEA Selection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.2.  RSEA Ongoing Performance Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  Changes from Version 2 of the RFC Editor Model  . . . . . . .   9
     7.1.  RFC Series Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     7.2.  RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC) . . . . . . . . . .   9
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     9.3.  URIs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11

1.  Introduction

   NOTE NOTE NOTE This document is a work in progress.  Although it is
   intended to describe consensus forged in the RFCED-Future Program,
   many aspects are not yet settled; as a result, this document contains
   proposals and conjectures that do not yet have consensus.

   Documents in the Request for Comments (RFC) series have been
   continually published since 1969 [RFC8700].  The processes and
   organizational models for publication of these documents have changed
   significantly over the years.  Most recently, in 2009 [RFC5620]
   defined the RFC Editor Model (Version 1) and in 2012 [RFC6635]
   defined the RFC Editor Model (Version 2), since modified slightly in
   2020 by [RFC8728].

   In order to provide a sustainable basis for continued publication of
   the RFC series, this document describes Version 3 of the RFC Editor
   model, which divides the responsibilities for the RFC series among
   four primary functions: the IETF Administration LLC (IETF LLC), the

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