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Meeting Slides RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC) (rfcedprog) IAB ASG
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November 7, 2013
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Reported by: Cindy Morgan, IETF Secretariat


Nevil Brownlee
Heather Flanagan, RFC Series Editor
Joel Halpern
Tony Hansen
Bob Hinden
Joe Hildebrand
Alexey Melnikov, RSOC Chair
Cindy Morgan, Scribe
Ray Pelletier, IAOC Liaison


Bernard Aboba


1. Minutes discussion / approval

The minutes of the 9 October 2013 RSOC Teleconference were approved
and will be posted on the IAB website.

2. Operation and SLA

Heather Flanagan reported that the report showing the SLA has been
updated to include the 12-month rolling average.  She noted that the SLA
is being met, and does not see anything that would raise any red flags.

3. RSE Report on Hours

At the end of September, the RSOC recommended that the RSE's hours be
increased by six to 26 hours a week.  Heather Flanagan reported that
thus far the bulk of the extra time has been devoted to dealing with the
RFC format issues, but that she also plans to use the extra time focus
on strategic efforts such as learning more about digital formats,
accessibility, and internationalization issues.

Heather Flanagan reported that in addition to the format work, October
2013 was spent getting the xx99 announcement out, adding to the RSE
wiki, reviewing the updates to the Technical Editing Guide, preparing
liaison reports to the IAB and RSOC, and preparing for the Accessibility
discussion held on Sunday at IETF 88.

Heather Flanagan noted that she has concerns about some of the xml2rfc
v2 issues, as the RFC Publication Center is being held to metrics but
are dependent upon a tool that is supported by volunteers.  Bob Hinden
suggested that Heather raise the issue with the Tools Management
Committee.  Heather agreed to follow up.

Heather Flanagan reported that the RFC Publisher performance review is
due in mid-December.  She is also planning to look into getting RFCs
listed in the European Union catalog.

4. RFC Format - details

Heather Flanagan reported that the RFC Format Design Team has been heavily
engaged since IETF 87, working closely with the IAB's Internationalization
Program on recommendations for the non-ASCII requirements of the RFC Series.

Heather Flanagan reported that she has engaged the IESG on questions of
normative versus informative text, images, and accessibility.  She noted
that the IESG would like to start with a strong SHOULD that images
include informative text.

Heather Flanagan noted that work on documenting the current vocabulary
and description of the xml2rfc DTD is in progress, as are the
requirements for the HTML and text formats.

The next steps are to write the Statement of Work for the RFP, followed
by the development phase of the new tools.  Ray Pelletier asked if there
was a timeline for this yet.  Heather Flanagan replied that there was
not yet a timeline, but that she is hoping to have a more clear idea
after the RFC Format BOF later today.

5. Other Items

Heather Flanagan reported that she is hoping to finish the Style Guide
by the end of 2013.  The RPC team is working on the new RFC Editor
website, and hopes to have something to demo before IETF 89.