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February 12, 2014 Teleconference

Reported by: Cindy Morgan, IETF Secretariat

Bernard Aboba
Nevil Brownlee
Heather Flanagan, RFC Series Editor
Joel Halpern
Tony Hansen
Joe Hildebrand
Bob Hinden
Cindy Morgan, Scribe

Alexey Melnikov, RSOC Chair
Ray Pelletier, IAOC Liaison


0. Agenda Bash

1. Minutes discussion / approval

  The minutes of the 8 January 2014 teleconference were approved.

2. Updates and discussion topics

2.1. RFC Format

  Heather Flanagan reported that the RFC format work is progressing, and 
  that she is taking over the pen for the HTML requirements document.  
  The SVG, PDF-to-HTML, and vocabulary documents will be ready for 
  community review soon.  Once that is done, Heather will put together 
  the Statement of Work; the current timeframe for completing that will 
  be after IETF 89.

  Heather Flanagan reported that she has a -00 draft on use of non-ascii
  characters, and is planning to submit that before the IETF 89 I-D 
  submission deadline.

2.2. Style Guide & DOI Update

  Heather Flanagan reported that the RFC Style Guide has been posted as 
  draft-iab-styleguide-00, and that she has received 4 substantive 
  comments to date.  She is incorporating those comments and plans to 
  post an -01 draft before the IETF 89 I-D submission deadline.

  John Levine posted draft-iab-doi-01.  Discussion on the usefulness of 
  assigning Digital Object Identifiers to RFCs is ongoing on the RFC-
  interest mailing list.  Heather Flanagan noted that ideally the 
  community Call for Comments will begin during IETF 89 so that she can 
  announce it during the Technical Plenary.  

2.3. 2013 Annual Review for the RPC/Publisher

  Heather Flanagan reported that she sent the 2013 Annual Review for the 
  RPC/Publisher to the RSOC on 3 February 2014.  She asked the RSOC to 
  review and provide comments or acceptance of the document by 19 
  February 2014.

2.4. 2014 priorities and request for programmer time

  Heather Flanagan forwarded a request to fund additional programmer 
  time for the RPC in 2014.  The RSOC discussed the updates to the RFC 
  Editor website as part of this request, and asked to see a 
  demonstration of the prototypes the RPC has put together so far.  
  Heather Flanagan will follow up with the RPC and set this up for the 
  Thursday RSOC lunch meeting at IETF 89.  Heather will work with the 
  RPC to revise the request and bring it back to the RSOC.

  Heather Flanagan noted that with all of the other projects in the 
  works, the top priority for the RFC Production Center will remain the 
  editing and publication of RFCs.

3. Operational sanity check

3.1. Submission surge update

  Heather Flanagan reported that there was a surge in document 
  submissions to the RPC in January, and she expects that surge to 
  continue into February as the IESG approves documents before the March 
  IETF meeting where the leadership transition will occur.  She noted 
  that there is a cluster of STORM documents that requested expedited 
  processing, and some of those documents are 300+ pages.  The RPC has 
  requested additional editor time to deal with the surge; Heather 
  submitted a request to the IAOC but has not heard back yet.  Heather 
  will follow up with Ray Pelletier on the status of this.

3.2. SLA

  The RSOC discussed the SLA Report.  Joe Hildebrand wondered if 
  something should be added to the SLA to account for periods of time 
  when the RPC deals with a large surge of submissions.  Bob Hinden 
  noted that the SLA itself is for the 12-month average, and suggested 
  adding annotations to the report to note the reasons why the SLA 
  target was not met during certain months.  The RSOC agreed that this 
  would be beneficial, and agreed to look at this again the next time 
  the SLA is renegotiated in the contract.

4. IETF 89

4.1. Document Editing Session (Saturday)

  Heather Flanagan reported that the Document Editing Session experiment 
  that began in Berlin will continue in London.  The Document Editing 
  Session offers authors an opportunity to get reviews of their 
  documents that focus on their use of English grammar, with trained 
  editors on hand for assistance.  One comment on the experiment so far 
  is that it is uncertain how this activity will scale in the long-term; 
  there will always be new authors who may need help.  Heather noted 
  that she sent an informal message the the working group chairs mailing 
  list asking for input on this, and plans to follow up with those who 
  responded while in London.

4.2. Other RSE Activities at IETF 89

  Heather Flanagan reported that she has the following additional 
  activities on her agenda for IETF 89:

  - 5 minutes at Technical Plenary (Monday)
  - RSAG/ISEB lunch (Tuesday)
  - RFC Editor/Stream Manager lunch (Wednesday)
  - RFC Format BoF (Wednesday)
  - RSOC lunch (Thursday)
  - RSE Office Hours (Monday, Wednesday)