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Versions: 00 01 02 rfc8730                                              
Network Working Group                                   N. Brownlee, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                The University of Auckland
Obsoletes: 6548 (if approved)                             R. Hinden, Ed.
Intended status: Informational                      Check Point Software
Expires: July 11, 2019                                   January 7, 2019

                  Independent Submission Editor Model


   This document describes the function and responsibilities of the RFC
   Independent Submission Editor (ISE).  The Independent Submission
   stream is one of the stream producers that create draft RFCs, with
   the ISE as its stream approver.  The ISE is overall responsible for
   activities within the Independent Submission stream, working with
   draft editors and reviewers, and interacts with the RFC Production
   Center and Publisher, and the RFC Series Editor (RSE).  The ISE is
   appointed by the IAB, and also interacts with the IETF Administration
   Limited Liability Company (LLC).

   This version obsoletes RFC 6548 to replace all references to the IASA
   and related structures with those defined by the IASA 2.0 Model.

   [RFC Editor: Please remove the following paragraph prior to

   The IASA2 WG requests that the IAB publish this replacement for RFC

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Independent Submission Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Qualifications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  Responsibilities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Independent Submission Editorial Board  . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  IAB Members at the Time of Approval . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   Appendix A.  Change log [RFC Editor: Please remove] . . . . . . .   6
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

1.  Introduction

   The RFC Editor Model [I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc6635bis] defines a set of
   streams that produce draft RFCs, which are submitted for publication.
   This document defines the management function for the Independent
   Submission stream, specifically the role of Independent Submission
   Editor (ISE).

   The previous version of this document is a derivative of [RFC5620],
   Section 3.2, and was separated out from [RFC6635].

   This document updates the Independent Submission Editor Model to be
   aligned with IASA 2.0 Model [I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis] that creates
   a IETF Administration Limited Liability Company ("LLC") managed by a
   board of directors ("LLC Board").  This document obsoletes [RFC6548].

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2.  Independent Submission Editor

   The ISE is an individual who is responsible for the Independent
   Submission stream of RFCs, as defined by [RFC4844].  The Independent
   Submission stream and the ISE are not under the authority or
   direction of the RSE or the RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC)
   (see [I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc6635bis]).  As noted below, the ISE is
   appointed by and is responsible directly to the IAB.

2.1.  Qualifications

   The ISE is a senior position for which the following qualifications
   are desired:

   1.  Technical competence, i.e., broad technical experience and
       perspective across a wide range of Internet technologies and
       applications, and also the ability to work effectively with
       portions of that spectrum in which they have no personal

   2.  Thorough familiarity with the RFC series.

   3.  An ability to define and constitute advisory and document review
       arrangements.  If those arrangements include an Editorial Board
       similar to the current one or some equivalent arrangement, the
       ability to assess the technical competence of potential Editorial
       Board members (see Section 3).

   4.  Good standing in the technical community, in and beyond the IETF.

   5.  Demonstrated editorial skills, good command of the English
       language, and demonstrated history of being able to work
       effectively with technical documents and materials created by

   6.  The ability to work effectively in a multi-actor environment with
       divided authority and responsibility similar to that described in

2.2.  Responsibilities

   The ISE is an individual who may have assistants and who is
   responsible for:

   1.  Maintaining technical quality of the Independent Submission

   2.  Reviewing, approving, and processing Independent Submissions.

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   3.  Forwarding draft RFCs in the Independent Submission stream to the
       RFC Production Center.

   4.  Defining and developing the scope of the Independent Submission
       stream as a part of the overall RFC Editor function [RFC6635].

   5.  Reviewing and approving RFC errata for Independent Submissions.

   6.  Coordinating work and conforming to general RFC Series policies
       as specified by the IAB and RSE.

   7.  Providing statistics and documentation as requested by the RSE
       and/or LLC.

   The ISE may choose to select individuals to participate in an
   Advisory Board for assistance in special topics as the ISE deems
   appropriate.  Such an Advisory Board exists at the pleasure of the
   ISE, and its members serve at the pleasure of the ISE.

   The individual with the listed qualifications is selected by the IAB
   after input has been collected from the community.

   While the ISE itself is considered a volunteer function, the IAB
   considers maintaining the Independent Submission stream part of the
   IAB's supported activities.  Therefore, the LLC should include these
   costs in the IASA budget.

3.  Independent Submission Editorial Board

   The ISE is supported by an Editorial Board for the review of
   Independent Submission stream documents.  This board is known as the
   Independent Submission Editorial Board.  This volunteer Editorial
   Board exists at the pleasure of the ISE, and its members serve at the
   pleasure of the ISE.  The existence of this board is simply noted
   within this model, and additional discussion of such is considered
   out of scope of this document.

4.  Security Considerations

   This document has no specific security implications, however the same
   security considerations as those in [RFC4846] and [RFC4844] apply.

5.  IAB Members at the Time of Approval

   The IAB members at the time of approval of [RFC6548] were: Bernard
   Aboba, Ross Callon, Alissa Cooper, Joel Halpern, Spencer Dawkins,
   Russ Housley, David Kessens, Olaf Kolkman, Danny McPherson, Jon
   Peterson, Andrei Robachevsky, Dave Thaler, and Hannes Tschofenig.

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   The IAB members at the time of approval of this document were: Jari
   Arrko, Alissa Cooper, Ted Hardie, Christian Heuitema, Gabriel
   Montenegro, Erik Nordmark, Mark Nottingham, Melina Shore, Robert
   Sparks, Jeff Tantsura, Martin Thomson, Brian Trammell, and Suzanne

6.  Acknowledgements

   Generous thanks to Joel Hapern for all his help with this document,
   and for all his work on [RFC6635]).  Thanks also to the IAB members,
   whose comments and suggestions were both welcome and useful.

   Bob Hinden served as documented editor for this version of this
   document that aligned it with the IASA 2.0 model.

7.  References

7.1.  Normative References

              Haberman, B., Hall, J., and J. Livingood, "Structure of
              the IETF Administrative Support Activity, Version 2.0",
              draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis-03 (work in progress),
              December 2018.

              Kolkman, O., Halpern, J., and R. Hinden, "RFC Editor Model
              (Version 2)", draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc6635bis-01 (work in
              progress), August 2018.

   [RFC4844]  Daigle, L., Ed. and Internet Architecture Board, "The RFC
              Series and RFC Editor", RFC 4844, DOI 10.17487/RFC4844,
              July 2007, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4844>.

   [RFC4846]  Klensin, J., Ed. and D. Thaler, Ed., "Independent
              Submissions to the RFC Editor", RFC 4846, DOI 10.17487/
              RFC4846, July 2007, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/

   [RFC6548]  Brownlee, N., Ed. and IAB, "Independent Submission Editor
              Model", RFC 6548, DOI 10.17487/RFC6548, June 2012,

7.2.  Informative References

   [RFC5620]  Kolkman, O., Ed. and IAB, "RFC Editor Model (Version 1)",
              RFC 5620, DOI 10.17487/RFC5620, August 2009,

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   [RFC6635]  Kolkman, O., Ed., Halpern, J., Ed., and IAB, "RFC Editor
              Model (Version 2)", RFC 6635, DOI 10.17487/RFC6635, June
              2012, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6635>.

Appendix A.  Change log [RFC Editor: Please remove]

      draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc6548bis-02, 2019-January-7

      *  Changed references to point to current IASA 2.0 structure
         document [I-D.ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis]
      *  Added text to Abstract that this document obsoletes RFC 6548.
      *  Removed IAB as an author to follow current model for IAB stream
      *  Added note to Abstract (to be removed by the RFC Editor)
         requesting that the IAB publish this document as a replacement
         for RFC 6548.
      *  Editorial changes.

      draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc6548bis-01, 2018-September-11

      *  Added paragraph to introduction about purpose of this version
         of the document, and updated history.  Similar changes to the
      *  Changed occurrences of IETF Administrative Oversight Committee
         (IAOC) to IETF Administration Limited Liability Company (LLC).
      *  Changed occurrences of IAOC to LLC.
      *  Added new editor to acknowledgement section.
      *  Changed document to obsolete RFC6548.
      *  Removed text from Section 2.2 "An approach similar to the one
         used by the IAB to select an IAOC member every other year as
         described in [RFC4333] should be used" because it was no longer
      *  Added name of IAB members at the time this document was
      *  Editorial changes.

      draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc6548bis-00, 2018-September-11

      *  Original version with only changes from RFC6635 were to convert
         to ID format and adding new editor to allow submission.

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Authors' Addresses

   Nevil Brownlee (editor)
   The University of Auckland

   Email: n.brownlee@auckland.ac.nz

   Robert M. Hinden (editor)
   Check Point Software
   959 Skyway Road
   San Carlos, CA  94070

   Email: bob.hinden@gmail.com

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