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DRAFT*DRAFT*DRAFT*DRAFT*DRAFT*DRAFT* RFC SERIES OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (RSOC) Minutes of the August 13, 2014 RSOC Teleconference Reported by: Cindy Morgan, IETF Secretariat ATTENDEES --------------------------------- Nevil Brownlee Heather Flanagan (RSE, non-voting) Tony Hansen Alexey Melnikov (Chair) Cindy Morgan (Scribe) Ray Pelletier (IAOC Liaison, non-voting) Robert Sparks REGRETS --------------------------------- Sarah Banks Joel Halpern (Lead) Joe Hildebrand Bob Hinden MINUTES --------------------------------- 0. Review of Minutes As there was not a quorum of the RSOC present, the minutes of the 11 June 2014 teleconference and the 19 July 2014 retreat remain under review. 1. Agenda Bash No changes were made to the agenda. 2. RFC Online Project Heather Flanagan reported that it was recently discovered that some of the early RFCs that were retyped into .txt format as part of the RFC Online Project (http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc-online-2000.html) were not treated consistently with regards to typos and boilerplate. Heather reported that the RFC Editor plans to add a statement to the Info pages for the affected RFCs: "The .txt file may not exactly match the original RFC because it was transcribed and possibly altered as part of the RFC Online Project." Heather Flanagan asked the RSOC whether this note would be sufficient to address any concerns. Tony Hansen suggested also adding a pointer to the PDF or postscript image of the original RFC in cases where that is available. 3. Report Back on IETF 90 3.1. WG Chairs Lunch Heather Flanagan reported that her presentation about document language editing sessions during the Working Group Chairs Lunch at IETF 90 was reasonably successful. Heather will work with Mirjam Kuehne of the Edu Team to post a copy of the RFC Editor Tips and Tricks draft on the WG chairs wiki. Heather Flanagan reported that the RFC Editor is planning to set up a writing lab for IETF 91, where people can sign up in advance to get specific assistance with their draft from the RFC Editor. These plans depend on whether there will be meeting space available; meeting space at the venue in Honolulu is very tight. Heather will report back once she has more information. 3.2. Format Session Heather Flanagan reported that the RFCFORM session at IETF 90 focused on updates on the current status of the drafts, as well as discussions about what will be possible with the CSS. Heather expects the RFCFORM session at IETF 91 will focus on the overall framework of the RFC format change. 4. Format Update 4.1. Formats and Fonts Heather Flanagan reported that for the PDF format, the design team is looking for one or two fonts with the following characteristics: - Reasonable licensing requirements - Allows for the full range of Unicode characters - At least one fixed-width font (for use in code samples) Nevil Brownlee is reaching out to a contact with font expertise; Tony Hansen and Robert Sparks also volunteered to make inquiries. The topic will be discussed further by the design team. 4.2. Framework Draft Heather Flanagan reported that she is working on a framework draft that describes the entire RFC redesign effort; an early draft is being reviewed by the design team. Heather will report back to the RSOC on this once the draft is ready to be posted as a version -00 internet- draft. 4.3. Digital Preservation Policy Heather Flanagan reported that she has started work on a considerations document for the RFC digital preservation policy. The community will need to understand the tradeoffs involved in digital preservation; the policy can focus on retaining content, or it can focus on retaining bits and the ways to display them. Heather noted that these are related but separable concepts, and the costs differ wildly. Retaining all of the original files also requires retaining the environments (operating system, libraries, code) in which they originally ran. Heather Flanagan reported that she is currently seeking input from librarians and archivists on the considerations document. Once she has received this input, she will update the document and send it to the RSAG for further discussion. 4.4. Subpoenas Heather Flanagan reported that the RSAG has been discussing how the RFC Editor will respond to subpoenas once the format change has been completed, and whether giving requesters the XML file would be sufficient, as that is the source code but not the RFC itself. Tony Hansen noted that the PDF format would allow the embedding of the original source XML, as well as having digital signing capabilities. Heather thanked Tony for that information, and will feed that back into the ongoing discussion in the RSAG. 5. RPC SLA update Heather Flanagan reported that the SLA numbers for July showed great improvement (see http://www.rfc-editor.org/reports/ for details). Heather Flanagan has started discussions both with the RSOC and with the RPC about ways to change the SLA metric away from "number of documents published" over to something that accounts for the high degree of variability in document length. As an alternative, Ray Pelletier suggested lowering the SLA number for January-March, when there is an expected surge in the number of documents submitted. These discussions are ongoing. 6. AOB Heather Flanagan reminded the RSOC that Alice Russo will be on maternity leave starting an about a month. Sandy Ginoza will cover Alice's responsibilities while she is away.