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RFC SERIES OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (RSOC) May 14, 2014 Teleconference Reported by: Cindy Morgan, IETF Secretariat ATTENDEES --------------------------------- Sarah Banks Heather Flanagan (RSE, non-voting) Joe Hildebrand Bob Hinden Alexey Melnikov (Chair) Cindy Morgan (Scribe) Ray Pelletier (IAOC Liaison, non-voting) Robert Sparks REGRETS --------------------------------- Nevil Brownlee Joel Halpern (Lead) Tony Hansen MINUTES --------------------------------- 0. Agenda Bash An item on Heather Flanagan's upcoming schedule was added to the agenda under Administrivia. 1. Minutes discussion / approval The minutes of the 9 April 2014 teleconference were approved. 2. Administrivia 2.1. Welcome, New RSOC members! The RSOC welcomed Sarah Banks and Robert Sparks to the committee. 2.2. Future RSOC call times After discussion, the RSOC agreed to continue meeting at 11:00 AM PT on the second Wednesday of the month. 2.3. RSOC retreat timing Heather Flanagan noted that there was no date that was convenient for everyone to attend the RSOC retreat. As such, the RSOC agreed to proceed with planning the retreat for the Saturday afternoon prior to IETF 90 in Toronto. 2.4. Heather Flanagan Schedule Heather Flanagan noted that she will be in Dublin next week for a conference. The week after that, she will be on vacation in Barcelona, checking her phone a couple of times a day. 2.5. Read out from IAB retreat This item was not discussed, as there were no IAB members on the call at the time. 2.6. Read out from Int'l Assoc of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers Innovation Workshop and Spring Conference Heather Flanagan reported that she sent her trip report from the International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers Innovation Workshop to the RSOC. She noted that she is finding these conferences useful for gathering information about what authors expect from publishers, and the tools used to meet those needs. 3. RPC status 3.1. SLA Heather Flanagan reported that the RPC is continuing to catch up on the larger-than-normal burst of submissions in 2014; for the first time, the RPC has dropped below the 12-month SLA average. Assuming the submission rate drops down to a more normal level soon, it will take another two months to work through the backlog and return to expected SLA numbers. 3.2. New P/T editor Heather Flanagan reported that the RPC has hired Ann Cerveny as an additional part-time editor. Alexey Melnikov asked if there were any plans to make her full-time. Heather replied that most of the editors are in a flex-time situation where they can be made full-time as necessary; she is not sure whether the RPC is still looking for another candidate. Heather agreed to find out the answer to that question and report back. 4. RPC Programmer Funding request Heather Flanagan reported that the original request for additional RPC programmer funding is being split into four separate projects with their own SOWs. 5. Format update Heather Flanagan reported that the SVG and v2 vocabulary drafts are nearly complete. She has been working to turn the HTML and non-ASCII drafts into prototypes of the new xml2rfc v3. Work continues on the PDF draft. The Tools Team has started discussing what tools will be required to support the new formats. Heather Flanagan noted that she plans to send email to RFC-interest asking for design help with the new CSS. 6. Life after Style Guide: thoughts on creating common notation guidelines The RSOC discussed creating common notation guidelines that would show what the XML would look like, as well as how that XML would render. The RSOC brainstormed things that should appear in such guidelines, including: - Network packet diagrams - Flow diagrams - Code snippets (inline, preformatted, and verbatim) - Generic ASCII art - State transition diagrams 7. Start planning for IETF 90 7.1. WG Chairs lunch on Wednesday to talk about ESL authors Heather Flanagan reported that she is working with Brian Carpenter and Mirjam Kuehne to develop content for the WG chairs' training at IETF 90, on how to help authors for whom English is not their native language. 7.2. Format BoF Heather Flanagan reported that she plans to request an RFCFORM session at IETF 90, focusing on the XML format and showing any prototypes that are available.