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PROTO Team                                                       A. Falk
Internet-Draft                                                       ISI
Intended status: Informational                              H. Levkowetz
Expires: December 25, 2006                                      Ericsson
                                                                D. Meyer
                                              Cisco/University of Oregon
                                                               L. Eggert
                                                                     NEC
                                                               A. Mankin
                                                           June 23, 2006


   Document Shepherding From Working Group Last Call to IESG Approval
              draft-ietf-proto-wgchair-doc-shepherding-07

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Abstract

   This document describes methodologies that have been designed to
   improve and facilitate IETF document flow processing.  It specifies a



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   set of procedures under which a working group chair or secretary
   serves as the primary Document Shepherd for a document that has been
   submitted to the IESG for publication.  Before this, the shepherding
   role has traditionally been filled by the Area Director responsible
   for the working group.

   A Document Shepherd's responsibilities include:

   o  Providing the Document Shepherd Write-Up accompanying a document
      that is forwarded to the IESG when publication is requested.

   o  During AD Evaluation by the Responsible Area Director, managing
      the discussion between the authors, the working group, and the
      Responsible Area Director.

   o  During IESG evaluation, following up on all IESG feedback
      ("DISCUSS" and "COMMENT" items) related to the shepherded
      document.

   o  Following up on IANA and RFC Editor requests in the post-approval
      shepherding of the document.

   In summary, a Document Shepherd continues to care for a shepherded
   document during its post-WG lifetime similar to the way he or she has
   cared for it while responsible for the document in a working group.


























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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   3.  Process Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     3.1.  Document Shepherd Write-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.2.  Document Shepherding during AD Evaluation  . . . . . . . .  8
     3.3.  Document Shepherding during IESG Evaluation  . . . . . . . 10
   4.  When Not to Use the Document Shepherding Process . . . . . . . 12
   5.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   6.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   7.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   8.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   Appendix A.  Working Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   Appendix B.  Example Document Announcement Write-Ups . . . . . . . 15
     B.1.  Example Document Announcement Write-Up for
           draft-ietf-avt-rtp-midi-format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     B.2.  Example Document Announcement Write-Up for
           draft-ietf-imss-ip-over-fibre-channel  . . . . . . . . . . 16
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
   Intellectual Property and Copyright Statements . . . . . . . . . . 18






























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1.  Introduction

   Early in 2004, the IESG undertook several experiments aimed at
   evaluating whether any of the proposed changes to the IETF document
   flow process would yield qualitative improvements in document
   throughput and quality.  One such experiment, referred to as the
   "PROTO process" or "PROTO" (because it was created by the "PROcess
   and TOols" or PROTO [PROTO] team, is a set of methodologies designed
   to involve working group chairs or secretaries more directly in their
   documents' approval life cycle.  In particular, the PROTO team
   focused on improvements to the part of a document's life cycle that
   occurs after the working group and document editor have forwarded it
   to the IESG for publication.

   By the end of 2004, the IESG had evaluated the utility of the PROTO
   methodologies based on data obtained through several pilot projects
   that had run throughout the year, and subsequently decided to adopt
   the PROTO process for all documents and working groups.  This
   document describes this process.

   The methodologies developed and piloted by the PROTO team focus on
   the working group chair or secretary as the primary Document
   Shepherd.  The primary objective of this document shepherding process
   is to improve document processing throughput and document quality by
   enabling a partnership between the Responsible Area Director and the
   Document Shepherd.  In particular, this partnership has the explicit
   goal of empowering the Document Shepherd while at the same time
   offloading a specific part of the follow-up work that has
   traditionally been responsibility of the Responsible Area Director.

   Consequently, the document shepherding process includes follow-up
   work during all document processing stages after Working Group Last
   Call, i.e., during AD Evaluation of a document, during IESG
   evaluation, and during post-approval processing by IANA and the RFC
   Editor.  In these stages, it is the responsibility of the Document
   Shepherd to track and follow up on feedback received on a document
   from all relevant parties.

   The Document Shepherd is usually a chair of the working group that
   has produced the document.  In consultation with the Responsible Area
   Director, the chairs may instead decide to appoint a working group
   secretary as the responsible Document Shepherd.

   The remainder of this document is organised as follows: Section 3
   outlines the overall document shepherding process.  Section 3.1
   describes the Document Shepherd Write-Up that accompanies the
   publication request of a document.  Section 3.2 describes the AD
   Evaluation shepherding process and Section 3.3 describes IESG DISCUSS



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   shepherding.  Finally, Section 4 describes those cases in which the
   document shepherding process should not be used.


2.  Terminology

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in BCP 14, RFC 2119
   [RFC2119].


3.  Process Description

   The document shepherding process consists of the following tasks:

   o  Providing the Document Shepherd Write-Up accompanying a document
      that is forwarded to the IESG when publication is requested, as
      described in Section 3.1.

   o  During AD Evaluation of the document by the Responsible Area
      Director, managing the discussion between the authors, the working
      group and the Responsible Area Director, as described in
      Section 3.2.

   o  During IESG evaluation, following up on all IESG feedback
      ("DISCUSS" and "COMMENT" items) related to the shepherded
      document, as described in Section 3.3.

   o  Following up on IANA and RFC Editor requests in the post-approval
      shepherding of the document.

   In summary, a Document Shepherd continues to care for a shepherded
   document during its post-WG lifetime similar to how how he or she has
   done while responsible for the document in a working group.

   Before any document shepherding takes place, a single Document
   Shepherd must be identified for a document.  This is typically the
   chair of the working group that has produced a document.  If the
   working group has more than one chair, the chairs decide on who
   should act as Document Shepherd for a document.  In consultation with
   the Responsible Area Director, the chairs may also decide to appoint
   a working group secretary as Document Shepherd.  The Document
   Shepherd SHOULD NOT be an author of the shepherded document.

   It is important to note that the document shepherding process only
   applies to documents that are the product of a working group.  It
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   Section 4 discusses other instances in which the document shepherding
   process does not apply.

3.1.  Document Shepherd Write-Up

   When a working group decides that a document is ready for submission
   to the IESG for publication, it is the task of the Document Shepherd
   to complete a "Document Shepherd Write-Up" for the document.

   There are two parts to this task.  First, the Document Shepherd
   answers questions 1.a to 1.h below to give the Responsible Area
   Director insight into the working group process that applied to this
   document.  Note that while these questions may appear redundant in
   some cases, they are written to elicit information that the
   Responsible Area Director must be aware of (to this end, pointers to
   relevant entries in the WG archive will be helpful).  The goal here
   is to inform the Responsible Area Director about any issues that may
   have come up in IETF meetings, on the mailing list, or in private
   communication that they should be aware of prior to IESG evaluation
   of the shepherded document.  Any significant issues mentioned in the
   questionnaire will probably lead to a follow-up discussion with the
   Responsible Area Director.

   The second part of the task is to prepare the "Document Announcement
   Write-Up" that is input to both the ballot for the IESG telechat and
   to the eventual IETF-wide announcement message.  Item number (1.i)
   describes the elements of the Document Announcement Write-Up.  Some
   examples of Document Announcement Write-Ups are included in
   Appendix B, and there are many more examples with Subject lines such
   as "Protocol Action" and "Document Action" in the IETF-announce
   mailing list archive.

   (1.a)  Who is the Document Shepherd for this document?  Has the
          Document Shepherd personally reviewed this version of the
          document and, in particular, does he or she believe this
          version is ready for forwarding to the IESG for publication?

   (1.b)  Has the document had adequate review both from key WG members
          and from key non-WG members?  Does the Document Shepherd have
          any concerns about the depth or breadth of the reviews that
          have been performed?

   (1.c)  Does the Document Shepherd have concerns that the document
          needs more review from a particular or broader perspective,
          e.g., security, operational complexity, someone familiar with
          AAA, internationalization or XML?





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   (1.d)  Does the Document Shepherd have any specific concerns or
          issues with this document that the Responsible Area Director
          and/or the IESG should be aware of?  For example, perhaps he
          or she is uncomfortable with certain parts of the document, or
          has concerns whether there really is a need for it.  In any
          event, if those issues have been discussed in the WG and the
          WG has indicated that it still wishes to advance the document,
          detail those concerns here.

   (1.e)  How solid is the WG consensus behind this document?  Does it
          represent the strong concurrence of a few individuals, with
          others being silent, or does the WG as a whole understand and
          agree with it?

   (1.f)  Has anyone threatened an appeal or otherwise indicated extreme
          discontent?  If so, please summarise the areas of conflict in
          separate email messages to the Responsible Area Director.  (It
          should be in a separate email because this questionnaire will
          be entered into the ID Tracker.)

   (1.g)  Has the Document Shepherd verified that the document satisfies
          all ID nits?  (See http://www.ietf.org/ID-Checklist.html and
          http://tools.ietf.org/tools/idnits/).  Boilerplate checks are
          not enough; this check needs to be thorough.

   (1.h)  Has the document split its references into normative and
          informative?  Are there normative references to documents that
          are not ready for advancement or are otherwise in an unclear
          state?  If such normative references exist, what is the
          strategy for their completion?  Are there normative references
          that are downward references, as described in [RFC3967]?  If
          so, list these downward references to support the Area
          Director in the Last Call procedure for them [RFC3967].

   (1.i)  The IESG approval announcement includes a Document
          Announcement Write-Up.  Please provide such a Document
          Announcement Write-Up.  Recent examples can be found in the
          "Action" announcements for approved documents.  The approval
          announcement contains the following sections:

          Technical Summary
             Relevant content can frequently be found in the abstract
             and/or introduction of the document.  If not, this may be
             an indication that there are deficiencies in the abstract
             or introduction.






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          Working Group Summary
             Was there anything in WG process that is worth noting?  For
             example, was there controversy about particular points or
             were there decisions where the consensus was particularly
             rough?

          Document Quality
             Are there existing implementations of the protocol?  Have a
             significant number of vendors indicated their plan to
             implement the specification?  Are there any reviewers that
             merit special mention as having done a thorough review,
             e.g., one that resulted in important changes or a
             conclusion that the document had no substantive issues?

   The Document Shepherd MUST send the Document Shepherd Write-Up to the
   Responsible Area Director and iesg-secretary@ietf.org together with
   the request to publish the document.  The Document Shepherd SHOULD
   also send the entire Document Shepherd Write-up to the working group
   mailing list.  If there is information which may prove to be
   sensitive, lead to possible appeals or is personal information that
   the Document Shepherd feels should be written up, it should be sent
   in direct email to the Responsible Area Director, because the
   Document Shepherd Write-Up will be published openly in the tracker.

   The Document Shepherd Write-Up is entered into the ID Tracker
   [IDTRACKER] as a "Comment."  The name and email address of the
   Document Shepherd are entered into the ID Tracker, currently as a
   "Brief Note" (this may change in the future).  The email address of
   the Document Shepherd MUST also be added to the "State or Version
   Change Notice To" field.  In addition to making life easier during
   IESG Evaluation, this information is important for the IETF Chair's
   Gen-ART [GEN-ART] Directorate and other directorates, so they can
   know where to address reviews to, in addition to the Responsible Area
   Director.

3.2.  Document Shepherding during AD Evaluation

   The steps for document shepherding during AD Evaluation are as
   follows:

   (2.a)  The Responsible Area Director reads, evaluates and comments on
          the document, as is the case when not using the document
          shepherding process.  If the Responsible Area Director
          determines that the document is ready for IESG Evaluation, he
          or she indicates this to the Document Shepherd and the
          document shepherding process continues as described in
          Section 3.3.




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   (2.b)  If the Responsible Area Director has identified issues with a
          document that must be addressed before IESG Evaluation can
          commence, he or she sends a full evaluation to the Document
          Shepherd and should also enter the review into the ID Tracker.

   (2.c)  The Document Shepherd reads the AD Evaluation comments, making
          very certain that all comments are understood, so that it is
          possible to follow up on them with the authors and working
          group.  If there is some uncertainty as to what is requested,
          this must be resolved with the Responsible Area Director.

   (2.d)  The Document Shepherd sends the AD Evaluation comments to the
          authors and to the working group mailing list, in order to
          have a permanent record of the comments.  It is RECOMMENDED
          that the Document Shepherd solicit from the authors an
          estimate on when the required changes will be complete and a
          revised document can be expected.  Working groups that use
          issue tracking should also record the issues (and eventually
          their resolution) in their issue tracker.

   (2.e)  During the production of a revised document that addresses the
          AD Evaluation comments, it is strongly RECOMMENDED that the
          authors keep a list showing how each comment was addressed and
          what the revised text is.  It is strongly RECOMMENDED that
          this list be forwarded to the Responsible Area Director
          together with the revised document.

   (2.f)  In the event that the authors or working group disagrees with
          a comment raised by the Responsible Area Director or has
          previously considered and dismissed the issue, the Document
          Shepherd MUST resolve the issue with the Responsible Area
          Director before a revised document can be submitted.

   (2.g)  The Document Shepherd iterates with the authors (and working
          group, if required) until all outstanding issues have been
          resolved and a revised document is available.  At this point,
          the Document Shepherd notifies the Responsible Area Director
          and provides him or her with the revised document, the summary
          of issues and the resulting text changes.

   (2.h)  The Responsible Area Director verifies that the issues he or
          she found during AD Evaluation are resolved in the revised
          version of the document by starting the process described in
          this section at step (2.a).







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3.3.  Document Shepherding during IESG Evaluation

   During IESG Evaluation of a document, ADs can bring forward two kinds
   of remarks about a document: DISCUSS item and COMMENT items.  A
   DISCUSS blocks a document's approval process until it has been
   resolved; a COMMENT does not.  This section details the steps that a
   Document Shepherd takes to resolve any DISCUSS and COMMENT items
   brought forward against a shepherded document during IESG Evaluation.

   Note that DISCUSS and COMMENT items are occasionally written in a
   manner that makes their intent unclear.  In these cases, the Document
   Shepherd SHOULD start a discussion with the ADs who brought the items
   up to clarify their intent, keeping the Responsible Area Director
   informed.  If this fails to clarify the intent, the Responsible Area
   Director may need to work towards a clarification inside the IESG.

   (3.a)  Leading up to the IESG conference call, the Document Shepherd
          may see emails about the document from directorate reviewers
          on behalf one or more ADs and also emailed copies of DISCUSS
          and COMMENT items entered into the ID Tracker.  The Document
          Shepherd SHOULD immediately begin to work on resolving DISCUSS
          and COMMENT items with the ADs who have raised them, keeping
          the Responsible Area Director copied on the email exchange, so
          that he or she is able support the the activity during the
          conference call.  When dealing with directorate reviews, the
          Document Shepherd MUST involve the ADs to whom these
          directorates report to ensure that these ADs consider the
          review comments that need resolving.

   (3.b)  Immediately following the conference call, when the document
          changes state from the "IESG Evaluation" state to one of the
          states requiring Document Shepherd action, e.g., "IESG
          Evaluation: Revised ID Needed" or "IESG Evaluation: AD
          Followup", the Document Shepherd will receive email.  A state
          of "AD Followup" typically signifies the Responsible Area
          Director's hope that a resolution may be possible through a
          continued discussion or (more usually) through a small set of
          changes as "Notes to the RFC Editor."

          Note that there may be very exceptional cases when DISCUSS
          items are registered after an IESG conference call.  In these
          cases, the AD who has raised the DISCUSS MUST notify the
          Document Shepherd about it.  (The notification facility in the
          ID Tracker is very convenient for this purpose and also for
          the cases where the DISCUSS and COMMENT items are updated
          after they are partially resolved.)





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   (3.c)  The Document Shepherd then queries the ID Tracker to collect
          the remaining DISCUSS and COMMENT items raised against the
          document.  The Document Shepherd analyses these items and
          initialises contact with the ADs who have placed them.  The
          Responsible Area Director MUST be copied on all correspondence
          related to active DISCUSS or COMMENT items.  This does not
          place the Responsible Area Director in the critical path
          towards a resolution, but should keep him or her informed
          about the state of the discussion.

          +-------+              +-------+               +-------+
          | (3.b) | -----------> | (3.c) | ------------> | (3.d) |
          +-------+  Comments    +-------+   Comments    +-------+
                     collected    /|\  |    understood
                                   |   |
                                   |   | Comments not fully understood
                                   |   | (Further AD/Document Shepherd
                                   |   |  discussion required)
                                   +---+

   (3.d)  The Document Shepherd then coordinates the resolution of
          DISCUSS and COMMENT items and builds a a consistent
          interpretation of the comments.  This step is similar to much
          of the process described in Section 3.2.

          +-------+                  +-------+
          | (3.c) | ---------------> | (3.d) |
          +-------+    Consistent    +-------+
             /|\     interpretation      |
              |                          | Further AD/Document Shepherd
              |                          | discussion required
              +--------------------------+

   (3.e)  The Document Shepherd then communicates the DISCUSS and
          COMMENT items to the document authors and the working group.

   (3.f)  After the authors resolve the DISCUSS and COMMENT items, the
          Document Shepherd reviews the resulting revised document,
          using his or her technical expertise to ensure that all raised
          DISCUSS and COMMENT issues have been resolved.

          Note that the Document Shepherd may also suggest resolutions
          to DISCUSS and COMMENT items, enter them into an issue
          tracker, or perform other steps to streamline the resolution
          of the evaluation comments.  It is very important to resolve
          the comments in a timely way, while the discussion is current
          for everyone involved.




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   (3.g)  When the Document Shepherd is satisfied that the revised
          document addresses the evaluation comments, he or she
          communicates the resolution to the Responsible Area Director
          and the ADs that had raised the DISCUSS and COMMENT items.

   (3.h)  Each AD that had raised a DISCUSS checks whether the
          communicated resolution addresses their DISCUSS items.  If it
          does, the AD will clear the DISCUSS.  It it does not, the AD
          notifies the Document Shepherd and adds information to the ID
          Tracker explaining why the DISCUSS was not resolved.  The
          Document Shepherd informs the working group accordingly.
          (COMMENT items need not be checked and cleared, because they
          do not block the document, but ADs are encouraged to do so.)

          If a DISCUSS was not resolved to the satisfaction of the AD
          that has raised it or the Responsible Area Director, two
          possibilities exist:

          (a)  The process returns to step (3.d), or

          (b)  If no progress can be made on the resolution of the
               DISCUSS with the AD who has raised it, despite
               clarification and additional involvement of the
               Responsible Area Director, the Document Shepherd and
               working group might as a very last resort consider an
               appeal in accordance with the procedures described in
               [RFC2026] and referred to in [RFC2418].  The Document
               Shepherd SHOULD also review the IESG's Discuss Criteria
               guidelines [I-D.iesg-discuss-criteria] and discuss with
               the Responsible Area Director whether there might be
               considerations against the unresolved DISCUSS by the rest
               of the IESG due to these guidelines.

          Once the process above has cleared all DISCUSS items, document
          shepherding continues with step (3.i).

   (3.i)  The Responsible Area Director moves document to the "Approved
          - Announcement to be sent" state in the ID Tracker, or, if he
          or she deems the changes to the revised document significant,
          there may be a new WG last call.  In the latter case, the
          document may go through a full IESG Evaluation process again.


4.  When Not to Use the Document Shepherding Process

   As mentioned in Section 3, the Document Shepherd SHOULD NOT be an
   author of the shepherded document.  If this cannot be avoided by
   making another working group chair or secretary the Document



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   Shepherd, the document shepherding process SHOULD NOT be used.  There
   are several other cases in which the document shepherding process
   SHOULD NOT be used.  These include:

   1.  Cases, where the Document Shepherd is the primary author or
       editor of a large percentage of the documents produced by the
       working group.

   2.  Cases, where the Responsible Area Director expects communication
       difficulties with the Document Shepherd (either due to
       experience, strong views stated by the Document Shepherd, or
       other issues).

   3.  Cases, where the working group itself is either very old, losing
       energy, or winding down, i.e., cases, where it would not be
       productive to initiate new processes or procedures.

   Finally, note that other cases exist in which using the document
   shepherding process may not be productive.  The final determination
   as to whether to use the document shepherding process or not is left
   to the Responsible Area Director.  If the document shepherding
   process is not used, the Responsible Area Director acts as Document
   Shepherd, just as he or she did in the past.


5.  Security Considerations

   This document specifies a change to IETF document processing
   procedures.  As such, it neither raises nor considers protocol-
   specific security issues.


6.  IANA Considerations

   This document creates no new requirements on IANA namespaces or other
   IANA requirements.


7.  Acknowledgments

   This document is the product of PROTO team, which includes the
   authors as well as Bill Fenner, Barbara Fuller, and Margaret
   Wasserman.

   The Document Shepherd Write-Up originated in an idea by John Klensin.
   Thomas Narten and Margaret Wasserman implemented it for the entire
   Internet Area, and their template was the basis of the version used
   today.



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   Colin Perkins wrote the Document Announcement Write-Up for
   draft-ietf-avt-rtp-midi-format included in Appendix B.1.  David Black
   wrote the Document Announcement Write-Up for
   draft-ietf-imss-ip-over-fibre-channel included in Appendix B.2.


8.  Informative References

   [RFC2026]  Bradner, S., "The Internet Standards Process -- Revision
              3", BCP 9, RFC 2026, October 1996.

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [RFC2418]  Bradner, S., "IETF Working Group Guidelines and
              Procedures", BCP 25, RFC 2418, September 1998.

   [RFC3967]  Bush, R. and T. Narten, "Clarifying when Standards Track
              Documents may Refer Normatively to Documents at a Lower
              Level", BCP 97, RFC 3967, December 2004.

   [I-D.iesg-discuss-criteria]
              Peterson, J., "DISCUSS Criteria in IESG Review",
              draft-iesg-discuss-criteria-02 (work in progress),
              February 2006.

   [IDTRACKER]
              "The IETF Internet-Draft Tracker", Web
              Application: https://datatracker.ietf.org/, 2002.

   [PROTO]    "The IESG PROcess and TOols (PROTO) Team", Web
              Page: http://psg.com/~mrw/PROTO-Team, 2004.

   [GEN-ART]  "The General Area Review Team (GEN-ART)", Web Page:
               http://www.alvestrand.no/ietf/gen/review-guidelines.html,
              2005.


Appendix A.  Working Documents

   (This section should be removed by the RFC editor before
   publication.)

   The current working documents for this document are available at this
   web site:

   http://tools.ietf.org/wg/proto/
   draft-ietf-proto-wgchair-doc-shepherding/



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Appendix B.  Example Document Announcement Write-Ups

   This appendix includes two examples of Document Announcement Write-
   Ups.  Many more examples with Subject lines such as "Protocol Action"
   and "Document Action" can be found in the IETF-announce mailing list
   archive.

B.1.  Example Document Announcement Write-Up for
      draft-ietf-avt-rtp-midi-format

   Technical Summary

      These documents define the RTP Payload format for MIDI (Musical
      Instrument Digital Interface), and additional guidelines on
      implementation specifically concerning the timing of reception and
      transmission for best performance in different applications.  MIDI
      is a real-time media, which however is brittle to losses and
      errors.  Therefore the RTP payload format defines recovery
      journals as a way of avoiding persistent audible errors, and
      discusses congestion control handling for these journals.

      The RTP payload for MIDI encodes the broad range of MIDI commands.
      The format is suitable for interactive applications (such as
      network musical performance) and content-delivery (such as file
      streaming).

   Working Group Summary

      There is consensus in the WG to publish these documents.

   Document Quality

      This RTP Payload format has been implemented during the
      development of the specification and successfully tested over an
      IP network between two remote sites, thus showing that the
      technical solution is successfully working.  It has been reviewed
      by the MIDI Manufacturers Association and their comments have been
      addressed.  Allison Mankin reviewed the document for the IESG,
      including a careful review with the editor of the media types, in
      parallel with ietf-types list review requested on 2006-01-08,
      which raised no issues.

      Magnus Westerlund and Colin Perkins jointly shepherded these
      documents.







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B.2.  Example Document Announcement Write-Up for
      draft-ietf-imss-ip-over-fibre-channel

   Technical Summary

      This document specifies the encapsulation of IPv6, IPv4 and ARP
      packets over Fibre Channel.  This document also specifies the
      methods for forming IPv6 link-local addresses and statelessly
      autoconfigured IPv6 addresses on Fibre Channel networks, and a
      mechanism to perform IPv4 address resolution over Fibre Channel
      networks.  This document (when published as RFC) obsoletes RFC2625
      and RFC3831.

   Working Group Summary

      This document has been reviewed by Fibre Channel experts in
      Technical Committee T11 (Fibre Channel standards organization) in
      addition to members of the IMSS WG.  There is solid support for
      this document both in the WG and from T11.

   Document Quality

      This document replaces and consolidates two separate RFCs on IPv4
      over Fibre Channel (RFC 2625) and IPv6 over Fibre Channel (RFC
      3831).  Most of its technical content is unchanged from those
      RFCs.  The technical changes that have been made are primarily
      based on implementation experience.

      The protocol has been reviewed for the IESG by David L. Black (WG
      chair).

      Also Bert Wijnen has reviewed this document for the IESG.

      In addition, Brian Haberman has done a review for the INT Area as
      requested by WG-chair (David Black) via Margaret Wasserman.


Authors' Addresses

   Aaron Falk

   Email: falk@isi.edu









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   Henrik Levkowetz
   Torsgatan 71
   Stockholm  S-113 37
   Sweden

   Phone: +46 708 32 16 08
   Email: henrik@levkowetz.com


   David Meyer
   1225 Kincaid St
   Eugene, OR  97403
   USA

   Phone: +1 541 346 1747
   Email: dmm@1-4-5.net


   Lars Eggert
   NEC Network Laboratories
   Kurfuerstenanlage 36
   Heidelberg  69115
   Germany

   Phone: +49 6221 4342 143
   Fax:   +49 6221 4342 155
   Email: lars.eggert@netlab.nec.de
   URI:   http://www.netlab.nec.de/


   Allison Mankin

   Email: mankin@psg.com


















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