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April 7, 2016 RSOC Meeting

Reported by: Cindy Morgan, IETF Secretariat

 Sarah Banks (Chair) (remote)
 Nevil Brownlee
 Heather Flanagan (RSE, non-voting)
 Joel Halpern
 Tony Hansen (remote)
 Joe Hildebrand
 Bob Hinden
 Cindy Morgan (Scribe, non-voting)
 Ray Pelletier (IAOC Liaison, non-voting)
 Adam Roach
 Robert Sparks (Lead)


1. RSE Goals

  Heather Flanagan reviewed the RSE's goals for 2015-2016.

  The RPC contract went out to bid, and a vendor was selected.

  Work on the new formats continues. The IAB expects to approve the 
  format documents once the updated versions addressing comments from 
  the community review period have been posted.

  Work on the RFC format tools is progressing. Heather Flanagan is 
  currently waiting for the I-Ds to be approved, and for any final 
  feedback from the Tools Team. She expects the RFC to be posted in 
  April or May 2016.

  The RFC format CSS is still waiting for Tools Team feedback and needs 
  to go out for community comment.

  The contract for the statistics and metrics project was awarded to 
  StandCore, LLC. The work is expected to complete by the end of April 
  2016. Meetings were held during IETF to sort out how the new tool 
  interprets data versus how the RPC interprets data.  Robert Sparks 
  asked to take a look at the code for the new stats and metrics tool.

  The digital preservation work remains on the back burner; there has 
  been a slow back and forth with the Royal Library of Sweden. The RSS 
  feed is mostly ready, but there has been some question about a 
  publisher identifier that is used in the feed; the RFC series would 
  not have control over that identifier, and so Heather Flanagan has 
  asked if the RFCs' DOIs can be used instead.

  The currently-expired digital preservation draft needs to be updated 
  to take into account information from "Digital Signatures on RFC and 
  Internet-Draft Documents" <draft-housley-rfc-and-id-signatures-01>.

  Progress is being made on the RFC Editor Infrastructure/Data 
  Accessibility work. A team consisting of Sandy Ginoza, Heather 
  Flanagan, Joe Hildebrand, Henrik Levkowetz, Alice Russo and Robert 
  Sparks is working on the new architecture and hopes to begin 
  implementing it in an incremental fashion starting in 2017.


  Heather Flanagan reported that 2015 was a big year for the RFC Series; 
  it received the third-most submissions in the series' history. 
  Submissions were very bursty, and never really settled down over the 
  course of the year. The RPC has worked through the backlog, and 
  expects to be solidly with in the SLA as projected for Q2.

3. RFC Streams Design Team

  Joe Hildebrand reported that there have been questions from the IESG 
  with respect to the Independent stream (as well as the IAB and IRTF  
  streams), and how those interact with the larger RFC Series from a 
  branding perspective. A few people are getting together to think about 
  ideas in this space, as this is an opportune time for the discussion 
  (the RSE contract is coming up for bid, and the current ISE is looking 
  to retire).

4. Upcoming meetings

  Heather Flanagan is planning to attend the AMS/IETF/IAB/RFC Editor 
  management team meeting on 2-3 May 2016, in Reston, VA. She is also 
  planing to attend the IESG retreat on 10-12 May in Cambridge, MA.

  The RSOC discussed whether to hold a retreat at IETF 96, as been the 
  norm for previous July IETF meetings. Noting the difficulty in 
  scheduling such a retreat (conflicts with CodeSprint and Hackathon), 
  and that it was unlikely that the agenda would be able to fill half a 
  day, the RSOC decided to have a regular lunch meeting during IETF 96, 
  as well as an executive session to discuss the RSE contract. Heather 
  Flanagan will send out a Doodle poll once the preliminary agenda is 
  published to find a time that works for everyone.

  Several people noted that it would be nice to have some sort of team-
  building activity (e.g. a dinner) outside of regular meeting time.

5. AOB

  Heather Flanagan asked if there were any objections to publishing the 
  RSE Operations Guide on the RFC Editor website. There were no 
  objections, so Heather will do that.

  Heather Flanagan noted that the IETF is currently discussing a privacy 
  policy for the IETF website, and asked if the RFC Series should reuse 
  what the IETF ends up with. The RSOC suggested waiting until the IETF 
  (and perhaps IRTF) privacy policies are sorted out before setting 
  policy for the RFC Editor website.