An Editorial Board-based Management Structure for the RFC Series
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RFC Editor Futures                                            M. StJohns
Internet-Draft                               NthPermutation Security LLC
Intended status: Informational                            24 August 2020
Expires: 25 February 2021

    An Editorial Board-based Management Structure for the RFC Series
                      draft-stjohns-rfced-rseb-00

Abstract

   This document describes a revised model for the management, evolution
   and improvement of the RFC Series led by an RFC Series Editor (RSE)
   assisted by an RFC Series Editorial Board (RSEB).  The model removes
   the IAB and its appointed RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC) from
   direct control of the RFC Series and the RFC Series Editor, replacing
   them on the publication evolution side with the RSEB, and on the
   financial and personnel management side with the IETF Administration
   Limited Liability Company or its board as appropriate (LLC).

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  The RFC Series Editorial Board  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Role of the RSEB  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  Composition of the RSEB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       2.2.1.  RFC Series Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.2.2.  Independent Series Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.2.3.  Stream Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.2.4.  At-Large Members  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   3.  RFC Series Resources  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.1.  RFC Production Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.2.  Other Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.3.  Contract Monitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   4.  Selection of the RSE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.1.  RSE Search Committee  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.2.  Approval by the RSEB  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.3.  Engagement Model for the RSE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.  Operation of the RSEB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   6.  The Editorial Stream  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   7.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   9.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     10.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12

1.  Introduction

   This document is submitted in response to the request by the chairs
   of the RFC Series Future Development Program for proposals for the
   revision for the RFC Series model.

   This document should be read primarily as a proposal for the
   replacement of section 3 and appropriate revisions to section 4 of
   [RFC8728].  Specifically, this removes from the IAB (and its
   delegates) primary responsibility for both the evolution and

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