Guidelines for Development of an Audio Codec within the IETF
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, codec mailing list <email@example.com>, codec chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'Guidelines for Development of an Audio Codec Within the IETF' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-codec-guidelines-08.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Guidelines for Development of an Audio Codec Within the IETF' (draft-ietf-codec-guidelines-08.txt) as an Informational RFC This document is the product of the Internet Wideband Audio Codec Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Robert Sparks and Gonzalo Camarillo. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-codec-guidelines/
Technical Summary This document provides general guidelines for work on developing and specifying a codec within the IETF. These guidelines cover the development process, evaluation, requirements conformance, and intellectual property issues. Working Group Summary The document was the subject of much discussion, as the work of the CODEC working group in general is contentious. In general the testing aspect of this has been the most contentious, due to the differing methodologies used by IETF relative to other SDOs. The IPR sections also got much discussion. These were resolved without too much difficulty and we believe the document reflects consensus of the group. Document Quality This document does not specify a protocol and therefore there are no implementations. However it has been looked at, and commented on, by numerous experts in voice coding as well as experts in IETF process. Personnel Robert Sparks is the responsible Area Director. Jonathan Rosenberg is the document shepherd.