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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).

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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
































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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



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       [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



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   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.





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   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", RFC 4846, July 2007.

   [RFC4844]                      Daigle, L. and Internet Architecture
                                  Board, "The RFC Series and RFC
                                  Editor", RFC 4844, 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, RFC 4333,
                                  December 2005.

   [RFC5620]                      Kolkman, O. and IAB, "RFC Editor Model
                                  (Version 1)", RFC 5620, 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: n.brownlee@auckland.ac.nz


   Internet Architecture Board

   EMail: iab@iab.org







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