IETF Working Groups' Secretaries

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'IETF Working Groups' Secretaries' to Best Current Practice (draft-secretaries-good-practices-06.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'IETF Working Groups' Secretaries'
  (draft-secretaries-good-practices-06.txt) as Best Current Practice

This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an
IETF Working Group.

The IESG contact person is Adrian Farrel.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Technical Summary

   The Working Group Secretary's role was succinctly defined in RFC
   2418. However, this role has greatly evolved and increased both in
   value and scope, since the writing of RFC 2418. This document thus
   provides a compilation of good practices and general guidelines
   regarding the fulfilment of the role.

   This document is intended for established Working Group Secretaries,
   individuals motivated by taking up that role, or anyone else simply
   interested in understanding better the Working Group Secretary's
   role. This document may also be useful for Working Group Chairs to
   better appreciate and help develop the value of Working Group

Working Group Summary

   This document has never been considered for working group 
   adoption, since it cuts across all IETF working groups. 

   The intention from the start has been to progress the document as
   an AD sponsored RFC.
Document Quality

   The question about implementations of this document largely 
   depends on the exact meaning of "implementation". There are
   almost 20 IETF working groups that have secretaries, in some
   cases more than one.

   The document summarizes the experiences from  number of 
   current working group secretaries and has been shared for review
   by all WG secretaries and chairs.

   There was considerable comment during IETF last call on the 
   IETF list and on the WG Chairs list. The authors have engaged 
   with this feedback in detail and have made a careful revision of
   the document including moving it from BCP to Informational. I
   am satisfied that the changes address the comments received
   and the reviewers have been afforded several opportunities to
   respond to the changes.


     Loa Andersson is the Document Shepherd.
     Adrian Farrel is the responsible AD, sponsoring the document.

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