RFC Editor Model (Version 1)
RFC 5620

Document Type RFC - Informational (August 2009; No errata)
Obsoleted by RFC 6635, RFC 6548
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Network Working Group                                    O. Kolkman, Ed.
Request for Comments: 5620                                           IAB
Category: Informational                                      August 2009

                      RFC Editor Model (Version 1)

Abstract

   The RFC Editor performs a number of functions that may be carried out
   by various persons or entities.  The RFC Editor model presented in
   this document divides the responsibilities for the RFC Series into
   four functions: The RFC Series Editor, the Independent Submission
   Editor, the RFC Production Center, and the RFC Publisher.  It also
   introduces the RFC Series Advisory Group and an (optional)
   Independent Submission Stream Editorial Board.  The model outlined
   here is intended to increase flexibility and operational support
   options, provide for the orderly succession of the RFC Editor, and
   ensure the continuity of the RFC series, while maintaining RFC
   quality and timely processing, ensuring document accessibility,
   reducing costs, and increasing cost transparency.

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.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. IAOC Implementation .............................................4
      2.1. Expenses for the RFC Editor ................................4
   3. RFC Editor Model ................................................5
      3.1. RFC Series Editor ..........................................6
      3.2. Independent Submission Editor ..............................8
      3.3. RFC Production Center ......................................9
      3.4. RFC Publisher .............................................11
   4. Committees .....................................................11
      4.1. RFC Series Advisory Group (RSAG) ..........................11
           4.1.1. Charter ............................................11
           4.1.2. Membership .........................................12
           4.1.3. Disagreements among RFC Editor Entities ............13
      4.2. Independent Submission Stream Editorial Board .............14
   5. IANA Considerations ............................................14
   6. Security Considerations ........................................14
   7. Acknowledgments ................................................15
   8. References .....................................................16
      8.1. Normative References ......................................16
      8.2. Informative References.....................................16
   Appendix A. 2009 Selection Process ................................17
      A.1. Ad Hoc Advisory Committee(s) ..............................17
      A.2. The IAB Selection Process of an RFC Series Editor
           and/or an Independent Submission Editor ...................17
           A.2.1. Nominations and Eligibility ........................17
           A.2.2. Committees in 2009 .................................18
           A.2.3. Selection ..........................................18
           A.2.4. Care of Personal Information........................18
           A.2.5. Term of Office and Selection Time Frame ............19

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1.  Introduction

   The IAB, on behalf of the Internet technical community, is concerned
   with ensuring the continuity of the RFC Series, orderly RFC Editor
   succession, maintaining RFC quality, and RFC document accessibility.
   The IAB is also sensitive to the concerns of the IETF Administrative
   Oversight Committee (IAOC) about providing the necessary services in
   a cost-effective and efficient manner.

   The definition of the RFC series is described in RFC 4844 [1].
   Section 3.1 of RFC 4844 defines "RFC Editor":

 | 3.1. RFC Editor
 |
 |  Originally, there was a single person acting as editor of the RFC
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