Independent Submission Editor Model
Author(s): Nevil Brownlee
This document describes the function and responsibilities of the RFC Independent Submission Editor (ISE). The Independent Submission Stream is one of the Stream Producers that create draft RFCs, with the ISE as its Stream Approver. The ISE is...
Network Working Group N. Brownlee (Ed.) Internet-Draft The University of Auckland Intended status: Informational IAB Expires: July 30, 2012 January 27, 2012 Independent Submission Editor Model draft-iab-ise-model-07 Abstract This document describes the function and responsibilities of the RFC Independent Submission Editor (ISE). The Independent Submission Stream is one of the Stream Producers that create draft RFCs, with the ISE as its Stream Approver. The ISE is overall responsible for activities within the Independent Submission Stream, working with draft editors and reviewers, and interacts with the RFC Production Center and Publisher, and the RFC Series Editor. The ISE is appointed by the IAB, and also interacts with the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC). Status of This Memo This Internet-Draft is submitted in full conformance with the provisions of BCP 78 and BCP 79. Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Note that other groups may also distribute working documents as Internet-Drafts. The list of current Internet- Drafts is at http://datatracker.ietf.org/drafts/current/. Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to use Internet-Drafts as reference material or to cite them other than as "work in progress." This Internet-Draft will expire on July 30, 2012. Copyright Notice Copyright (c) 2012 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the document authors. All rights reserved. This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal Provisions Relating to IETF Documents (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of publication of this document. Please review these documents carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect Brownlee (Ed.) & IAB Expires July 30, 2012 [Page 1] Internet-Draft Independent Submission Editor Model January 2012 to this document. Code Components extracted from this document must include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as described in the Simplified BSD License. Table of Contents 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2. Independent Submission Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2.1. Qualifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2.2. Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3. Independent Submission Stream Editorial Board . . . . . . . . . 4 4. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 5. IAB members at approval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 6. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 7. Revision History [RFC Editor please delete] . . . . . . . . . . 5 8. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 8.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 8.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Brownlee (Ed.) & IAB Expires July 30, 2012 [Page 2] Internet-Draft Independent Submission Editor Model January 2012 1. Introduction The RFC Editor Model [I-D.iab-rfc-editor-model-v2] defines a set of Streams that produce draft RFCs, which are submitted for publication. This document defines the management function for the Independent Submission stream, specifically the role of Independent Submission Editor. This document is a derivative of [RFC5620] section 3.2, and was separated out from [I-D.iab-rfc-editor-model-v2]. This document obsoletes [RFC5620]. 2. Independent Submission Editor The Independent Submission Editor (ISE) is an individual who is responsible for the Independent Submission stream of RFCs, as defined by [RFC4844]. The Independent Submission stream and the Independent Submission Editor are not under the authority or direction of the RSE or the RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC). As noted below, the ISE is appointed by and is responsible directly to the IAB. 2.1. Qualifications The Independent Submission Editor is a senior position for which the following qualifications are desired: 1. Technical competence, i.e., broad technical experience and perspective across a wide range of Internet technologies and applications, and also the ability to work effectively with portions of that spectrum in which they have no personal expertise. 2. Thorough familiarity with the RFC series. 3. An ability to define and constitute advisory and document review arrangements. If those arrangements include an Editorial Board similar to the current one or some equivalent arrangement, the ability to assess the technical competence of potential Editorial Board members (see Section 3). 4. Good standing in the technical community, in and beyond the IETF. 5. Demonstrated editorial skills, good command of the English language, and demonstrated history of being able to work effectively with technical documents and materials created by others. 6. The ability to work effectively in a multi-actor environment with divided authority and responsibility similar to that described in Brownlee (Ed.) & IAB Expires July 30, 2012 [Page 3] Internet-Draft Independent Submission Editor Model January 2012 [I-D.iab-rfc-editor-model-v2]. 2.2. Responsibilities The Independent Submission Editor is an individual who may have assistants and who is responsible for: 1. Maintaining technical quality of the Independent Submission stream. 2. Reviewing, approving, and processing Independent Submissions. 3. Forwarding draft RFCs in the Independent Submission stream to the RFC Production Center. 4. Defining and developing the scope of the Independent Submission stream as a part of the overall RFC editor function [I-D.iab-rfc-editor-model-v2]. 5. Reviewing and approving Independent Submissions RFC errata. 6. Coordinating work and conforming to general RFC Series policies as specified by the IAB and RSE. 7. Providing statistics and documentation as requested by the RSE and/or IAOC. The ISE may choose to select individuals to participate in an Advisory Board for assistance in special topics as the ISE deems appropriate. Such an Advisory Board exists at the pleasure of the ISE, and its members serve at the pleasure of the ISE. The individual with the listed qualifications is selected by the IAB after input has been collected from the community. An approach similar to the one used by the IAB to select an IAOC member every other year as described in [RFC4333] should be used. While the ISE itself is considered a volunteer function, the IAB considers maintaining the Independent Submission stream part of the IAB's supported activities, and that the IAOC should include these costs in the IASA budget. 3. Independent Submission Stream Editorial Board The Independent Submission Editor is supported by an Editorial Board for the review of Independent Submission stream documents. This board is known as the Independent Submission Stream Editorial Board. This volunteer Editorial Board exists at the pleasure of the ISE, and Brownlee (Ed.) & IAB Expires July 30, 2012 [Page 4] Internet-Draft Independent Submission Editor Model January 2012 its members serve at the pleasure of the ISE. The existence of this board is simply noted within this model, and additional discussion of such is considered out of scope of this document. 4. IANA Considerations This document does not create a new registry nor does it register any values in existing registries; no IANA action is required. 5. IAB members at approval Bernard Aboba, Ross Callon, Alissa Cooper, Joel Halpern, Spencer Dawkins, Russ Housley, David Kessens, Olaf Kolkman, Danny McPherson, Jon Peterson, Andrei Robachevsky, Dave Thaler, Hannes Tschofenig. 6. Acknowledgements Generous thanks to Joel Hapern for all his help with this document, and for all his work on [I-D.iab-rfc-editor-model-v2]). Thanks also to the IAB members, whose comments and suggestions were both welcome and useful. 7. Revision History [RFC Editor please delete] version -01, 12 Oct 11: Made changes suggested by SM and Olaf Kolkman. Added 'defining/developing scope of Independent Submission Stream,' suggested by Brian Carpenter. version -02, 25 Oct 11: Made changes suggested in IAB tickets #87, #92, #94 and #103. version -03, 26 Oct 11: Changed/simplified description of ISE's Advisory Board. version -04, 8 Nov 11: Made changes suggested by IAB ticket #105. Made changes from discussion on rfc-interest list: Expanded RSOC on first use, deleted comment on responsibility of other streams. Following Bob Braden's suggestion, deleted "or team" from section 2.2. version -05, 26 Jan 12: Made changes suggested by Trac tickets 115 and 116. Brownlee (Ed.) & IAB Expires July 30, 2012 [Page 5] Internet-Draft Independent Submission Editor Model January 2012 version -06, 27 Jan 12: Made one further change suggested by Trac ticket 115. Added 'IAB Members at approval' and 'Acknowledgements' sections, as requested by Trac ticket 114. 8. References 8.1. Normative References [RFC4846] Klensin, J. and D. Thaler, "Independent Submissions to the RFC Editor", RFC4846, July 2007. [RFC4844] Daigle, L. and Internet Architecture Board, "The RFC Series and RFC Editor", RFC4844, July 2007. 8.2. Informative References [RFC4333] Huston, G. and B. Wijnen, "The IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) Member Selection Guidelines and Process", BCP 113, RFC4333, December 2005. [RFC5620] Kolkman, O. and IAB, "RFC Editor Model (Version 1)", RFC5620, August 2009. [I-D.iab-rfc-editor-model-v2] Kolkman, O., Halpern, J., and T. IAB, "RFC Editor Model (Version 2)", draft-iab-rfc-editor-model-v2-02 (work in progress), June 2011. Authors' Addresses Nevil Brownlee The University of Auckland EMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet Architecture Board EMail: email@example.com Brownlee (Ed.) & IAB Expires July 30, 2012 [Page 6]