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January 8, 2014 Teleconference

Reported by: Cindy Morgan, IETF Secretariat

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

Bernard Aboba
Joe Hildebrand


0. Agenda Bash

1. Minutes discussion / approval

  The minutes of the 7 November 2013 and the 11 December 2013 meetings 
  were approved.

2. Updates and discussion topics

2.1. RFC Format

  Heather Flanagan reported that she is working on a draft on the use of 
  non-ascii characters in RFCs.  The RFC Format Design team is working 
  on the XML vocabulary document.  The PDF and SVG requirements are also 
  in the process of being documented.  Heather expects to have all of 
  the requirements documents finished in time for work to begin on the 
  specifications in February. 

2.2. Style Guide

  Heather Flanagan reported that she sent a draft of the style guide I-D 
  to the RSOC; she still needs to add a pointer to the final web page.  
  She expects to have the I-D through the approval process by March 

  There is currently a discussion on RFC-interest about the value of 
  including postal addresses for RFC authors.

2.3. DOI update

  Heather Flanagan reported that she has some pricing information on 
  digital object identifiers, and is looking into what sort of 
  programming effort on the RFC Editor side would be required to put 
  this in place.

2.4. Digital Archive Policy

  Heather Flanagan noted that the RFC Editor is both the publisher and 
  archivist of the RFC Series, but does not currently have a digital 
  archive policy.  Heather reported that she has started work on such a 
  policy.  Bob Hinden agreed to forward her some information from a 
  Harvard project about archiving material on the Internet.

3. Operational sanity check

  Heather Flanagan reported that 275 RFCs were published in 2013, which 
  is a lower number than recent years; she suspects that the reason for 
  this is the high turnover with old Working Groups shutting down and 
  new Working Groups starting up.  

3.1. Annual review 

  Heather Flanagan reported that the annual review for the RFC 
  Production Center is in progress.

3.2. Reminder: RFC Editor meeting 14-16 January 2014

  Heather Flanagan reported that she will be meeting with the RFC 
  Production Center at AMS on 14-16 January 2014.