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CableLabs - IETF Standardization Collaboration
RFC 4965

Document type: RFC - Informational (September 2007; No errata)
Was draft-mule-ietf-cablelabs-collaboration (individual in gen area)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IETF State: (None)
Consensus: Unknown
Document shepherd: No shepherd assigned

IESG State: RFC 4965 (Informational)
Responsible AD: Jari Arkko
Send notices to: townsley@cisco.com, jf.mule@cablelabs.com

Network Working Group                                          J-F. Mule
Request for Comments: 4965                                     CableLabs
Category: Informational                                      W. Townsley
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                          September 2007

             CableLabs - IETF Standardization Collaboration

Status of This Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Abstract

   This document describes the collaboration and liaison relationship
   between the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Cable
   Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs).

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   2.  Basis of Collaboration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   3.  Document Sharing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   4.  Participation in the IETF Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   5.  Designated Liaison Managers and Responsibilities  . . . . . . . 4
   6.  Formal Liaison Statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   7.  Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   10. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   11. Common Work Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   12. Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Mule & Townsley              Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 4965              CableLabs-IETF Collaboration        September 2007

1.  Introduction

   This document contains a set of principles and guidelines that serves
   as the basis for establishing a liaison relationship between the
   Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. and the Internet Engineering Task
   Force (IETF).  This cooperation framework is intended to secure
   timely development of technical specifications that facilitate
   maximum interoperability with existing Internet systems, devices, and
   protocols.

   CableLabs is a non-profit research and development consortium that is
   dedicated to pursuing new cable telecommunications technologies and
   to helping its cable operator members integrate those technical
   advancements into their business objectives.  Within CableLabs,
   specification activities are organized into projects such as
   DOCSIS(r), PacketCable(tm), and OpenCable(tm), and technical work is
   conducted in focus teams.  Product vendors, manufacturers, and cable
   operator members are invited to join the focus teams that create
   technical specifications.  From time to time, individuals involved
   with CableLabs focus teams submit CableLabs technical requirements or
   requirement specifications to IETF in order to seek expert reviews
   and solicit comments to create solutions that foster product
   interoperability beyond cable.  The submissions related to CableLabs
   specifications may, for example, include use cases, protocol
   requirements, draft MIB modules, and proposed solutions such as new
   DHCP options.  CableLabs also references the work of IETF and Request
   For Comments in its specifications.  The list of CableLabs projects
   and specifications available publicly can be found at the CableLabs
   Web site, http://www.cablelabs.com.

   Within the IETF, activities are undertaken within a framework of
   Areas, with specific activities being undertaken by working groups
   that are chartered within each Area.  Working group output is
   reviewed by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) and
   published by the RFC Editor.  IETF activities are based on a
   principle of open contribution and participation by any interested
   party.  Details on the Internet Standards Process followed by the
   IETF can be found in [RFC2026].  Information on IETF working groups,
   current work item drafts, meeting schedules, and mailing lists are
   published on the IETF Web site, http://www.ietf.org.

   The IETF and CableLabs are forming a liaison relationship with a
   mutual desire to support the integrity of specifications developed by
   each body.  CableLabs does not develop standards other than through
   its participation with Standards Defining Organizations (SDOs) like
   the IETF.

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RFC 4965              CableLabs-IETF Collaboration        September 2007

   The preferred approach is that CableLabs uses the IETF specifications

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