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IASA2                                                    J. Klensin, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                          January 31, 2019
Obsoletes: 3716, 3929, 4633 (if
           approved)
Updates: 2028, 2418, 3005, 3710, 6702
         (if approved)
Intended status: Best Current Practice
Expires: August 4, 2019


    Consolidated IASA 2.0 Updates of IETF Administrative Terminology
                  draft-ietf-iasa2-consolidated-upd-05

Abstract

   In 2018, the IETF began the transition to a new administrative
   structure and updated its IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA)
   to a new "IASA 2.0" structure.  In addition to more substantive
   changes that are described in other documents, the transition to the
   2018 IETF Administrative Support structure changes several position
   titles and organizational relationships that are referenced
   elsewhere.  Rather than reissue those referencing documents
   individually, this specification provides updates to them and
   deprecates some now-obsolete documents to ensure that there is no
   confusion due to these changes.

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   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal
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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Where Appropriate, Replacement of the IETF Executive Director
       position with the Managing Director, IETF Secretariat . . . .   3
   3.  Remove the IETF Executive Director as an Option . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Deprecated Documents  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   Appendix A.  Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     A.1.  Changes from version -00 (2018-11-15) to -01  . . . . . .   7
     A.2.  Changes from version -01 (dated 2018-12-06 but
           posted 2012-12-07) to -02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     A.3.  Changes from version -02 (2018-12-07) to -03  . . . . . .   8
     A.4.  Changes from version -03 (2018-12-12) to -04  . . . . . .   8
     A.5.  Changes from version -04 (2019-01-17) to -05  . . . . . .   8
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

1.  Introduction

   In 2018, the IETF began the transition to a new administrative
   structure, and updated its IETF Administrative Support Activity
   (IASA) to a new "IASA 2.0" structure [RFC-Struct].  Key IASA 2.0
   changes have been specified in a series of documents, including
   changes to the IETF Trust [RFC-trust-update], the rationale for it
   [RFC-trust-rationale], a new defining document for the IETF
   Administration LLC [LLC-Agreement] (informally called the "IETF LLC"
   or just "the LLC" in places in this document and elsewhere) and
   adjustments to the procedures for nominations and selections for
   relevant positions [RFC-7437bis].

   In addition to more substantive changes that are described in those
   and other documents, the IASA 2.0 structure changes several position



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   titles and organizational relationships that are referenced in other
   documents.  Rather than reissue those documents individually, this
   document provides a unified update to them.

   This document updates RFCs 2028, 2418, 3005, 3710, and 6702
   (citations in context below) to make those terminology and related
   changes.  For clarity, it also obsoletes RFCs 3716 and 3929 which
   were Experimental or Informational documents that are no longer
   relevant (see Section 4).  The sections that follow identify the
   details of the relevant documents and the required changes.

2.  Where Appropriate, Replacement of the IETF Executive Director
    position with the Managing Director, IETF Secretariat

   Under the IASA 2.0 structure, most of the responsibilities of the
   former position of IETF Executive Director been assigned to a new
   position (or at least title) of Managing Director of the IETF
   Secretariat.  An "Executive Director" title is now associated with
   different, and largely new, responsibilities as an Officer of the
   IETF Administration LLC.  These changes are described in the
   description of the new structural arrangements [RFC-Struct].

   This document applies that change to the following:

   o  RFC 2028, The Organizations Involved in the IETF Standards Process
      [RFC2028], Section 3.3.

   o  RFC 2418, IETF Working Group Guidelines and Procedures [RFC2418]

   o  RFC 3710, An IESG Charter, Section 2[RFC3710].

   o  RFC 6702, Promoting Compliance with Intellectual Property Rights
      (IPR) Disclosure Rules, Section 5 [RFC6702].

   Note that the current description of the Internet Standards Process
   [RFC2026] does not require an update by this document for this
   purpose because the reference to the IETF Executive Director in RFC
   2026 was replaced by a document that precedes the current effort
   [RFC3979] and that was, in turn, obsoleted by RFC 8179 [RFC8179].

3.  Remove the IETF Executive Director as an Option

   In a few cases, it is no longer appropriate for either the Managing
   Director, IETF Secretariat (former IETF Executive Director position)
   or the new IETF Executive Director (for the LLC) to perform a
   particular historical function.  The relevant documents are updated
   to remove the IETF Executive Director from the list of people with
   specific responsibilities or authority.  Those documents will not be



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   updated to use "Managing Director, IETF Secretariat" but, instead,
   the mention of the position will simply be dropped.

   This document applies that change to the following:

   o  RFC 3005, IETF Discussion List Charter [RFC3005], section titled
      "Charter for the IETF Discussion List".  This document is modified
      to remove the authorization for the IETF Executive Director to
      restrict people from posting, etc.

4.  Deprecated Documents

   The IASA2 Working Group has also identified several RFCs that no
   longer apply as a result of the change to the new IASA 2.0 structure.
   The result is that several informational, experimental, or other RFCs
   can be deprecated.

   This document deprecates the following:

   o  RFC 3716 [RFC3716], which describes the general administrative
      model of the IETF.

   o  RFC 3929 [RFC3929], which touches on aspects of the administration
      of the IETF, such as mentioning the IETF Executive Director.  It
      dates to 2004 and is experimental.

   o  RFC 3979 [RFC3979], that is updated by [RFC8179], which corrects
      mentions of the IETF Executive Director to the IETF Secretariat.

   o  RFC 4633 [RFC4633], which is an experimental document that refers
      to IETF Executive Director.  It describes a 2006 experiment that
      ran for 18 months.

   o  RFC 4879 [RFC4879], that is updated by [RFC8179], which corrects
      mentions of the IETF Executive Director to the IETF Secretariat.

   It is also recommended that the above documents be reclassified to
   Historic to further reduce the risk of any confusion.

5.  Acknowledgments

   Brian Carpenter's careful checking and identification of documents
   that did, and did not, require consideration was essential to the
   draft in its current form.  He also made several other significant
   contributions.  Bob Hinden also gave the document a careful reading
   and made useful suggestions.





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6.  Contributors

   Jason Livingood did the hard work of identifying the documents that
   required updating and supplied considerable text used in this
   document.

7.  IANA Considerations

   [[CREF1: RFC Editor: Please remove this section before publication.]]

   This memo includes no requests to or actions for IANA.

8.  Security Considerations

   The changes specified in this document are matters of terminology and
   organizational structure derived from documents it references.  It
   should have no effect on Internet security.

9.  References

9.1.  Normative References

   [LLC-Agreement]
              IETF Administration LLC, "Limited Liability Company
              Agreement of IETF Administration LLC", August 2018,
              <https://www.ietf.org/documents/180/
              IETF-LLC-Agreement.pdf>.

   [RFC-7437bis]
              Kucherawy, M., Ed., Hinden, R., Ed., and J. Livingood,
              Ed., "IAB, IESG, and IETF LLC Selection, Confirmation, and
              Recall Process: Operation of the IETF Nominating and
              Recall Committees", 2018,
              <https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/
              draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc7437bis/>.

   [RFC-Struct]
              Haberman, B., Hall, J., and J. Livingood, "Structure of
              the IETF Administrative Support Activity, Version 2.0",
              December 2018, <https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/
              draft-ietf-iasa2-rfc4071bis/>.

   [RFC-trust-rationale]
              Arkko, J., "Discussion of the IASA 2.0 Changes as They
              Relate to the IETF Trust", 2018,
              <https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/
              draft-ietf-iasa2-trust-rationale/>.




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   [RFC-trust-update]
              Arkko, J. and T. Hardie, "Update to the Process for
              Selection of Trustees for the IETF Trust", 2018,
              <https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/
              draft-ietf-iasa2-trust-update/>.

   [RFC2028]  Hovey, R. and S. Bradner, "The Organizations Involved in
              the IETF Standards Process", BCP 11, RFC 2028,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC2028, October 1996,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2028>.

   [RFC2418]  Bradner, S., "IETF Working Group Guidelines and
              Procedures", BCP 25, RFC 2418, DOI 10.17487/RFC2418,
              September 1998, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2418>.

   [RFC3005]  Harris, S., "IETF Discussion List Charter", BCP 45,
              RFC 3005, DOI 10.17487/RFC3005, November 2000,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3005>.

   [RFC3710]  Alvestrand, H., "An IESG charter", RFC 3710,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC3710, February 2004,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3710>.

   [RFC6702]  Polk, T. and P. Saint-Andre, "Promoting Compliance with
              Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Disclosure Rules",
              RFC 6702, DOI 10.17487/RFC6702, August 2012,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6702>.

9.2.  Informative References

   [RFC2026]  Bradner, S., "The Internet Standards Process -- Revision
              3", BCP 9, RFC 2026, DOI 10.17487/RFC2026, October 1996,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2026>.

   [RFC3716]  IAB Advisory Committee, "The IETF in the Large:
              Administration and Execution", RFC 3716,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC3716, March 2004,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3716>.

   [RFC3929]  Hardie, T., "Alternative Decision Making Processes for
              Consensus-Blocked Decisions in the IETF", RFC 3929,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC3929, October 2004,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3929>.

   [RFC3979]  Bradner, S., Ed., "Intellectual Property Rights in IETF
              Technology", RFC 3979, DOI 10.17487/RFC3979, March 2005,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3979>.




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   [RFC4633]  Hartman, S., "Experiment in Long-Term Suspensions From
              Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Mailing Lists",
              RFC 4633, DOI 10.17487/RFC4633, August 2006,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4633>.

   [RFC4879]  Narten, T., "Clarification of the Third Party Disclosure
              Procedure in RFC 3979", RFC 4879, DOI 10.17487/RFC4879,
              April 2007, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4879>.

   [RFC8179]  Bradner, S. and J. Contreras, "Intellectual Property
              Rights in IETF Technology", BCP 79, RFC 8179,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC8179, May 2017,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8179>.

Appendix A.  Change Log

   RFC Editor: Please remove this appendix before publication.

A.1.  Changes from version -00 (2018-11-15) to -01

   o  Removed RFCs 3979 and 4879 from the "obsoletes" list because they
      had already been obsoleted (by 8179).  It also removes RFC 8179
      from the "updates" list because 8179 uses "IETF Secretariat"
      terminology rather than "IETF Executive Director".

      [[CREF2: Note in Draft: That suggests an idea which might
      considerably mitigate the name confusion issue: Instead of
      singling out the Managing Director of the Secretariat as a named
      individual, perhaps we should be referring to the Secretariat
      itself, leaving the contact point or address up to them as an
      internal administrative matter.  Just a thought. --JcK]]

   o  Added text to explain why RFC 2026 is not on the hit list.

   o  Added an acknowledgment to Brian Carpenter.  If he catches another
      batch of errors and supplies text, he gets promoted to
      Contributor.

   o  Adjusted reference [RFC-Struct] to point to 4071bis.

   o  Minor editorial corrections and changes.

A.2.  Changes from version -01 (dated 2018-12-06 but posted 2012-12-07)
      to -02

   I accidentally omitted RFC 4844 from the document header "updates"
   list in Version 01 and noticed that in response to an unrelated
   question almost immediately after posting.  The correction seemed



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   important enough to justify almost immediate re-posting.  Changes are
   only that header, the document file name, and the date.  --JcK

A.3.  Changes from version -02 (2018-12-07) to -03

   o  Removed discussion and pointers to RFC 7500 - IAB will publish
      separately.

   o  Added text to describe (very superficially) RFC 3716.  That
      document was obsoleted in the previous version but not described.

   o  Removed rant about titles and responsibilities from Section 2 and
      a subsequent editorial note I hope it is no longer needed --JcK.
      In additional, several blocks of text that were commented out in
      earlier versions of the XML have been removed entirely.

A.4.  Changes from version -03 (2018-12-12) to -04

   o  Removed RFC 4844 from the update list and discussion because the
      consensus in the WG seemed to be that it (and the RFC Editor)
      should be handled separately.

   o  Removed RFC 5377 from the update list and discussion because it
      involves the Trust.

   o  Editor's note in draft:

         The above changes and the earlier removal of RFC 7500 so the
         IAB could publish it own document completely eliminate the
         earlier Sections 2 and 3.  That may call for a revision of the
         Introduction and/or Abstract, but I have not done a review for
         this iteration of whether such changes are needed.

         As documents and references are shuffled in and out of this
         one, it occurred to me that having a non-normative appendix
         somewhere that would identify all of the documents containing
         changes to reflect the IASA 1.x to 2.0 transition would be of
         great help to any future historian trying to understand what we
         did and probably helpful to the IETF if some of these changes
         don't work out and/or require further tuning.  After a brief
         discussion, Jason and I concluded that appendix did not belong
         in this iteration of this document.

A.5.  Changes from version -04 (2019-01-17) to -05

   o  Changed title from "Consolidated IASA2-Related Document Updates"
      to "Consolidated IASA 2.0 Updates of IETF Administrative




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      Terminology" per suggestions from Brian Carpenter and Bob Hinden
      and 2019-01-31 WG decision.

   o  Removed CREF from Section 1 (should have been done in -04).  The
      only remaining CREFs are the one in this section (above) that
      should probably be preserved through IETF Last Call and notes to
      the RFC Editor.

   o  Updated acknowledgments.

Author's Address

   John C Klensin (editor)
   1770 Massachusetts Ave, Ste 322
   Cambridge, MA  02140
   USA

   Phone: +1 617 245 1457
   Email: john-ietf@jck.com
































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