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Meeting Slides RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC) (rfcedprog) IAB ASG
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Minutes of the May 15, 2013 IESG Teleconference

Reported by: Cindy Morgan, IETF Secretariat

Bernard Aboba
Fred Baker, RSOC Chair
Nevil Brownlee
Heather Flanagan, RFC Series Editor
Joel Halpern
Bob Hinden
John Klensin
Alexey Melnikov
Cindy Morgan, Scribe
Ray Pelletier, IAOC Liaison

Ole Jacobsen
Olaf Kolkman


1. Minutes discussion / approval

The minutes of the 17 April 2013 RSOC meeting were approved.  The minutes 
will be posted on the IAB website.

2. RFC Format

   a. responses to date

Heather Flanagan reported that the RFC Format FAQ has been sent to the 
community, and that three responses have been received to date. 

   b. I-D and Format

Heather Flanagan reported that she discussed changes to the RFC Format 
with respect to how those changes will affect internet-drafts with the 
IESG.  The IESG is considering putting together a design team on 
internet-draft format and any changes needed to the community tools to 
accommodate such changes.

   c. SoW

The committee agreed that the RFC Series Editor should continue with the 
Statement of Work for tools changes to accommodate changes to the RFC 
format, independent of what the IESG does regarding internet-draft 

3. Style Guide

   a. revised I-D expected end of June

Heather Flanagan reported that she has been working with Sandy Ginoza 
and Alice Russo from the RFC Production Center on the update to the 
Style Guide, and that an updated version will be published as an 
internet-draft by the end of June.

4. RPC and Publisher contract

The current contract for the RPC and Publisher functions ends in 2014.  
The committee agreed to begin the vendor selection process for the next 
cycle as outlined in RFC 6635.  Heather Flanagan, as RSE, will chair the 
selection committee.  Heather will send email to the RSOC and the IAOC 
asking for volunteers to participate in the selection committee.


Joel Halpern reported that the IAB discussed the IAB's role in the RSOC 
decision making process at the IAB retreat.  The IAB agreed that general 
oversight of the RFC Series has been delegated to the RSOC, with the 
RSOC providing regular reports to the IAB, and that any decisions that 
will change the RFC Series must be approved by the IAB.

6. Upcoming meetings

Heather Flanagan announced that she plans to attend the following upcoming 

   a. RFCEDs meeting (June 2013)
   b. IETF 87 (July 2013)

7. AOB

Ray Pelletier reported that the Tools Team has been asked for input on the 

 - XML2RFC front end (for community users)
 - XML2RFC back end (for the RFC Production center)
 - A diff tool to work with XML2RFC
 - Upgrades to the RFC Editor website
 - A statistics and graphs tool to provide output on the website to the 
   stream managers.