RFC Editor Model (Version 2)
RFC 6635

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Obsoletes RFC 5620
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Internet Architecture Board (IAB)                        O. Kolkman, Ed.
Request for Comments: 6635
Obsoletes: 5620                                          J. Halpern, Ed.
Category: Informational                                         Ericsson
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                      IAB
                                                               June 2012

                      RFC Editor Model (Version 2)

Abstract

   The RFC Editor model described in this document divides the
   responsibilities for the RFC Series into three functions: the RFC
   Series Editor, the RFC Production Center, and the RFC Publisher.
   Internet Architecture Board (IAB) oversight via the RFC Series
   Oversight Committee (RSOC) is described, as is the relationship
   between the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) and the
   RSOC.  This document reflects the experience gained with "RFC Editor
   Model (Version 1)", documented in RFC 5620, and obsoletes that
   document.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
   and represents information that the IAB has deemed valuable to
   provide for permanent record.  Documents approved for publication by
   the IAB are not a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see
   Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6635.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. The RFC Editor Function ....................................3
   2. RFC Editor Model ................................................4
      2.1. RFC Series Editor ..........................................7
           2.1.1. Strategic Leadership and Management of the
                  Publication and Production Functions ................8
           2.1.2. Representation of the RFC Series ....................8
                  2.1.2.1. Representation to the IETF .................8
                           2.1.2.1.1. Volunteerism ....................9
                           2.1.2.1.2. Policy Authority ................9
                  2.1.2.2. External Representation ....................9
           2.1.3. Development of RFC Production and Publication ......10
           2.1.4. Development of the RFC Series ......................10
           2.1.5. Workload ...........................................11
           2.1.6. Qualifications .....................................11
           2.1.7. Conflict of Interest ...............................12
      2.2. RFC Production Center .....................................12
      2.3. RFC Publisher .............................................13
   3. Committees .....................................................14
      3.1. RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC) .....................14
           3.1.1. RSOC Composition ...................................15
   4. Administrative Implementation ..................................16
      4.1. Vendor Selection for the Production and Publisher
           Functions .................................................17
      4.2. Budget ....................................................17
      4.3. Disagreements among Entities Related to the RFC Editor ....18
      4.4. Issues with Contractual Impact ............................19
   5. IANA Considerations ............................................19
   6. Security Considerations ........................................19
   7. Acknowledgments ................................................20
   8. References .....................................................21
      8.1. Normative References ......................................21
      8.2. Informative References ....................................21

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