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Network Working Group                                        S. Bradner
Internet-Draft                                       Harvard University
                                                            October 2004

                Sample ISD for the IETF Standards Process

                 <draft-ietf-newtrk-sample-isd-stdproc-00.txt>

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Abstract
    This is a sample Internet Standards Documentation (ISD) for the IETF
    Standards Process.  This document follows the model proposed in
    draft-ietf-newtrk-isd-repurposing-isd-00.

Copyright Notice
    Copyright (C) The Internet Society. (2004)


1. Introduction

    This is a sample Internet Standards Documentation (ISD) for the IETF
    Standards Process.  This document follows the model proposed in
    draft-ietf-newtrk-isd-repurposing-isd-00.  This sample is written as
    if the ISD process started being used in 1993 so to show a possible
    history feature.



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2.  ISD for the Internet standards Process

    IETF Internet Standards Documentation

    Name of ISD:   ISD xxxx: The IETF Internet Standards Process
    Last update:   17-Oct-2004
    Maintainer:    IESG

A: Abstract
    This ISD documents the process currently used by the Internet
    community for the standardization of protocols and procedures.  The
    Internet Standards process is an activity of the Internet Society
    that is organized and managed on behalf of the Internet community by
    the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and the Internet Engineering
    Steering Group (IESG).

B: Documents making up the Standard
    RFC 2026
       The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 3, S. Bradner (Ed.),
       October 1996. (Status: BCP)
       The Internet Standards Process described in this document is
       concerned with all protocols, procedures, and conventions that are
       used in or by the Internet, whether or not they are part of the
       TCP/IP protocol suite.  In the case of protocols developed and/or
       standardized by non-Internet organizations, however, the Internet
       Standards Process normally applies to the application of the
       protocol or procedure in the Internet context, not to the
       specification of the protocol itself.
       The goals of the Internet Standards Process are:

       o  technical excellence;
       o  prior implementation and testing;
       o  clear, concise, and easily understood documentation;
       o  openness and fairness;  and
       o  timeliness.

       The procedures described in this document are designed to be fair,
       open, and objective; to reflect existing (proven) practice;  and
       to be flexible.

       The community needs this document because it spells out the way we
       develop standards, the steps along the way, and the ways
       disagreements and intellectual property rights are handled.  [note
       in draft - text from 9 Jul 96 Protocol Action announcement]

       After 2026 had been used in the IETF for a number of years it
       became clear that the intellectual property rights (IPR) section
       (Section 10) was confusing because it mixed up patent rights,



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       copyrights and trademarks without making the different rules for
       the different types of rights clear.  In addition the
       understanding of what constituted a contribution to the IETF
       evolved.  Because of this two new RFCs were developed (RFC 3667
       and RFC 3668) to clarify the IPR issues.

    RFC 3667
       IETF Rights in Contributions, S. Bradner (Ed.), February 2004.
       (Status: BCP)
       This document (with RFC 3668) replaces section 10 of RFC 2026, and
       provides a much more detailed description of the considerations
       regarding intellectual property that need to be taken into account
       when working in the IETF.
       Particular attention is paid to copyright issues and issues
       concerning requirements for implementation, such as patent
       licensing. [note in draft - text adopted from 03 Nov 2003 Protocol
       Action announcement]

    RFC 3668
       Intellectual Property Rights in IETF Technology, S. Bradner (Ed.),
       February 2004. (Status: BCP)
       This document (with RFC 3667) replaces section 10 of RFC 2026, and
       provides a much more detailed description of the considerations
       regarding intellectual property that need to be taken into account
       when working in the IETF.
       Particular attention is paid to copyright issues and issues
       concerning requirements for implementation, such as patent
       licensing. [note in draft - text adopted from 03 Nov 2003 Protocol
       Action announcement]

C: Additional Relevant Documents
    RFC 3668
       Guidelines for Working Groups on Intellectual Property Issues, S.
       Brim, February 2004. (Status: Informational)
       The "Guidelines" document relates useful experience gathered when
       working with IPR issues in the IETF. [note in draft - text from 03
       Nov 2003 Protocol Action announcement]

D: Extensions to the Standard
    RFC 3932
       The IESG and RFC Editor Documents: Procedures, H. Alvestrand,
       October 2004. (Status: BCP)
       This document describes the IESG's procedures for handling
       documents submitted for RFC publication via the RFC Editor,
       subsequent to the changes proposed by the IESG at the Seoul IETF,
       March 2004. [note in draft - text from 27 Jul 2004 Protocol Action
       announcement]




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E: Related ISDs
    ISD XXXX IETF Working Group Processes
       This ISD describes the IETF working group processes.

    ISD XXXX IETF Mailing List Processes
       This ISD describes the basic rules for IETF mailing lists.

F: Experimental Extensions
    Internet Draft draft-klensin-process-july14
       A model for IETF Process Experiments, J. Klensin, S. Dawkins
       (Status: approved by the IESG)
       This document proposes a way to change IETF processes that
       provides notice to the community (via Last Call), a permanent
       record (via RFCs) and a reasonable expectation that the process
       changes will be evaluated for whether they worked or not, and
       rolled back if they did not work. [note in draft - text from the
       26 Jul 2004 Protocol Action announcement]

G: Obsolete Documents
    RFC 1871
       Addendum to RFC 1602 -- Variance Procedure, J. Postel. November
       1995.
       This RFC described a modification to the IETF procedures to allow
       an escape from a situation where the existing procedures are not
       working or do not seem to apply.  This is a modification to the
       procedures of RFC 1602 and 1603. This RFC was created to deal
       with, among other things, an IPR deadlock concerning the PPP
       compression control protocol.  (See RFC 1915.)

    RFC 1602
       The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 2, Internet
       Architecture Board, Internet Engineering Steering Group. March
       1994
       This RFC updated the description of the IETF Internet Standards
       Process to more clearly define the IETF's intellectual property
       related rules.

    RFC 1310
       The Internet Standards Process. L. Chapin. March 1992.
       This RFC was the first description of the IETF Internet Standards
       Process published in a stand alone RFC.  It is now obsolete.

    RFC 1200
       IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS, Internet Activities Board, J.
       Postel, Editor, April 1991
       This document includes a description of the stages of the IETF
       Internet Standards Process.  It is now obsolete.




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    RFC 1140
       IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS, Internet Activities Board, J.
       Postel, Editor, May 1990
       This document includes a description of the stages of the IETF
       Internet Standards Process.  It is now obsolete.

    RFC 1100
       IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS, Internet Activities Board, April
       1989
       This document includes a description of the stages of the IETF
       Internet Standards Process.  It is now obsolete.

    RFC 1083 IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS, Internet Activities Board,
       December 1988
       This document includes a description of the stages of the IETF
       Internet Standards Process.  It is now obsolete.

    ===================================================================
H: Historical Record

    IETF Internet Standards Documentation

    Name of ISD:   ISD xxxx: The IETF Internet Standards Process
    Last update:   Oct-1996
    Maintainer:    IESG

A: Abstract
    This ISD documents the process currently used by the Internet
    community for the standardization of protocols and procedures.  The
    Internet Standards process is an activity of the Internet Society
    that is organized and managed on behalf of the Internet community by
    the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and the Internet Engineering
    Steering Group (IESG).

B: Documents making up the Standard
    RFC 2026
       The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 3, S. Bradner (Ed.),
       October 1996. (Status: BCP)
       The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 3, S. Bradner (Ed.),
       October 1996. (Status: BCP)
       The Internet Standards Process described in this document is
       concerned with all protocols, procedures, and conventions that are
       used in or by the Internet, whether or not they are part of the
       TCP/IP protocol suite.  In the case of protocols developed and/or
       standardized by non-Internet organizations, however, the Internet
       Standards Process normally applies to the application of the
       protocol or procedure in the Internet context, not to the
       specification of the protocol itself.



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       The goals of the Internet Standards Process are:

       o  technical excellence;
       o  prior implementation and testing;
       o  clear, concise, and easily understood documentation;
       o  openness and fairness;  and
       o  timeliness.

       The procedures described in this document are designed to be fair,
       open, and objective; to reflect existing (proven) practice;  and
       to be flexible.

       The community needs this document because it spells out the way we
       develop standards, the steps along the way, and the ways
       disagreements and intellectual property rights are handled.  [note
       in draft - text from 9 Jul 96 Protocol Action announcement]

C: Additional Relevant Documents
    none

D: Extensions to the Standard
    none

E: Related ISDs
    none

F: Experimental Extensions
    none

G: Obsolete Documents
    RFC 1871
       Addendum to RFC 1602 -- Variance Procedure, J. Postel. November
       1995.
       This RFC described a modification to the IETF procedures to allow
       an escape from a situation where the existing procedures are not
       working or do not seem to apply.  This is a modification to the
       procedures of RFC 1602 and 1603. This RFC was created to deal
       with, among other things, an IPR deadlock concerning the PPP
       compression control protocol.  (See RFC 1915.)  [note in draft - I
       could not find the Protocol Action announcement for this document]

    RFC 1602
       The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 2, Internet
       Architecture Board, Internet Engineering Steering Group. March
       1994
       This RFC updated the description of the IETF Internet Standards
       Process to more clearly define the IETF's intellectual property
       related rules.



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    RFC 1310
       The Internet Standards Process. L. Chapin. March 1992.
       This RFC was the first description of the IETF Internet Standards
       Process published in a stand alone RFC.  It is now obsolete.

    RFC 1200
       IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS, Internet Activities Board, J.
       Postel, Editor, April 1991
       This document includes a description of the stages of the IETF
       Internet Standards Process.  It is now obsolete.

    RFC 1140
       IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS, Internet Activities Board, J.
       Postel, Editor, May 1990
       This document includes a description of the stages of the IETF
       Internet Standards Process.  It is now obsolete.

    RFC 1100
       IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS, Internet Activities Board, April
       1989
       This document includes a description of the stages of the IETF
       Internet Standards Process.  It is now obsolete.

    RFC 1083 IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS, Internet Activities Board,
       December 1988
       This document includes a description of the stages of the IETF
       Internet Standards Process.  It is now obsolete.

    ===================================================================
H: Historical Record

    IETF Internet Standards Documentation

    Name of ISD:   ISD xxxx: The IETF Internet Standards Process
    Last update:   Nov 1995
    Maintainer:    IESG

A: Abstract
    This ISD documents the process currently used by the Internet
    community for the standardization of protocols and procedures.  The
    Internet Standards process is an activity of the Internet Society
    that is organized and managed on behalf of the Internet community by
    the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and the Internet Engineering
    Steering Group (IESG).

B: Documents making up the Standard
    RFC 1602
       The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 2, Internet



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       Architecture Board, Internet Engineering Steering Group. March
       1994
       This describes the IETF Internet Standards Process.

C: Additional Relevant Documents
    none

D: Extensions to the Standard
    RFC 1871
       Addendum to RFC 1602 -- Variance Procedure, J. Postel. November
       1995.
       This RFC describes a modification to the IETF procedures to allow
       an escape from a situation where the existing procedures are not
       working or do not seem to apply.  This is a modification to the
       procedures of RFC 1602 and 1603. This RFC was created to deal
       with, among other things, an IPR deadlock concerning the PPP
       compression control protocol.  (See RFC 1915.)

E: Related ISDs
    none

F: Experimental Extensions
    none

G: Obsolete Documents
    RFC 1310
       The Internet Standards Process. L. Chapin. March 1992.
       This RFC was the first description of the IETF Internet Standards
       Process published in a stand alone RFC.  It is now obsolete.

    RFC 1200
       IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS, Internet Activities Board, J.
       Postel, Editor, April 1991
       This document includes a description of the stages of the IETF
       Internet Standards Process.  It is now obsolete.

    RFC 1140
       IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS, Internet Activities Board, J.
       Postel, Editor, May 1990
       This document includes a description of the stages of the IETF
       Internet Standards Process.  It is now obsolete.

    RFC 1100
       IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS, Internet Activities Board, April
       1989
       This document includes a description of the stages of the IETF
       Internet Standards Process.  It is now obsolete.




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    RFC 1083 IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS, Internet Activities Board,
       December 1988
       This document includes a description of the stages of the IETF
       Internet Standards Process.  It is now obsolete.

    ===================================================================
H: Historical Record

    IETF Internet Standards Documentation

    Name of ISD:   ISD xxxx: The IETF Internet Standards Process
    Last update:   March 1994
    Maintainer:    IESG

A: Abstract
    This ISD documents the process currently used by the Internet
    community for the standardization of protocols and procedures.  The
    Internet Standards process is an activity of the Internet Society
    that is organized and managed on behalf of the Internet community by
    the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and the Internet Engineering
    Steering Group (IESG).

B: Documents making up the Standard
    RFC 1602
       The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 2, Internet
       Architecture Board, Internet Engineering Steering Group. March
       1994
       This describes the IETF Internet Standards Process.

C: Additional Relevant Documents
    none

D: Extensions to the Standard
    none

E: Related ISDs
    none

F: Experimental Extensions
    none

G: Obsolete Documents
    RFC 1310
       The Internet Standards Process. L. Chapin. March 1992.
       This RFC was the first description of the IETF Internet Standards
       Process published in a stand alone RFC.  It is now obsolete.

    RFC 1200



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       IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS, Internet Activities Board, J.
       Postel, Editor, April 1991
       This document includes a description of the stages of the IETF
       Internet Standards Process.  It is now obsolete.

    RFC 1140
       IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS, Internet Activities Board, J.
       Postel, Editor, May 1990
       This document includes a description of the stages of the IETF
       Internet Standards Process.  It is now obsolete.

    RFC 1100
       IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS, Internet Activities Board, April
       1989
       This document includes a description of the stages of the IETF
       Internet Standards Process.  It is now obsolete.

    RFC 1083 IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS, Internet Activities Board,
       December 1988
       This document includes a description of the stages of the IETF
       Internet Standards Process.  It is now obsolete.

9. Security Considerations

    ISDs would not have a security considerations section

10. References
    ISDs would not have a references section since the whole document is
    a references section

12. Editor's Address

    Scott Bradner
    Harvard University
    29 Oxford St.
    Cambridge MA, 02138

    Phone: +1 617 495 3864
    EMail: sob@harvard.edu


13. Full copyright statement

    Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).  This document is subject
    to the rights, licenses and restrictions contained in BCP 78 and
    except as set forth therein, the authors retain all their rights.

    This document and the information contained herein are provided on an



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    "AS IS" basis and THE CONTRIBUTOR, THE ORGANIZATION HE/SHE REPRESENTS
    OR IS SPONSORED BY (IF ANY), THE INTERNET SOCIETY AND THE INTERNET
    ENGINEERING TASK FORCE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
    INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY THAT THE USE OF THE
    INFORMATION HEREIN WILL NOT INFRINGE ANY RIGHTS OR ANY IMPLIED
    WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Intellectual Property

    The IETF takes no position regarding the validity or scope of any
    Intellectual Property Rights or other rights that might be claimed to
    pertain to the implementation or use of the technology described in
    this document or the extent to which any license under such rights
    might or might not be available; nor does it represent that it has
    made any independent effort to identify any such rights.  Information
    on the procedures with respect to rights in RFC documents can be
    found in BCP 78 and BCP 79.

    Copies of IPR disclosures made to the IETF Secretariat and any
    assurances of licenses to be made available, or the result of an
    attempt made to obtain a general license or permission for the use of
    such proprietary rights by implementers or users of this
    specification can be obtained from the IETF on-line IPR repository at
    http://www.ietf.org/ipr.  The IETF invites any interested party to
    bring to its attention any copyrights, patents or patent
    applications, or other proprietary rights that may cover technology
    that may be required to implement this standard.  Please address the
    information to the IETF at ietf-ipr@ietf.org.

Acknowledgement

    Funding for the RFC Editor function is currently provided by the
    Internet Society.


















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