Shepherd writeup
rfc7733-12

1. Summary
 
Yvonne-Anne Pignolet is the document shepherd. Adrian Farrel is the responsible 
Area Director.
 
This document provides guidance in the selection and use of protocols from the RPL 
protocol suite to implement the features required for control in building and home
environments.
 
The requested publication type is Proposed Standard as it is an "Applicability 
Statement" as defined in RFC 2026.
  
2. Review and Consensus
 
There has not been much discussion on the working group mailing list about this
document. Apart from a review by the shepherd, a review with a focus on security has 
been carried out. In both cases the authors amended the document to the reviewers' 
satisfaction.
 
3. Intellectual Property
 
Each author has confirmed conformance with BCP 78/79. There are no IPR 
disclosures on the document. Philips filed IPR statement #2413, related to an unpublished pending patent application. The authors guessed that it might be related 
to the "real-time layer" that is mentioned as part of making MPL perform with lower 
latency. This issue was not discussed further within the working group. 
 
4. Other Points
 
There is a long list of downrefs caused by this AS being positioned as PS. These
are shown by idnits and need to be flagged in IETF last call. 

  ** Downref: Normative reference to an Experimental RFC: RFC 4764
  ** Downref: Normative reference to an Informational RFC: RFC 5548
  ** Downref: Normative reference to an Informational RFC: RFC 5673
  ** Downref: Normative reference to an Informational RFC: RFC 5826
  ** Downref: Normative reference to an Informational RFC: RFC 5867
  ** Downref: Normative reference to an Experimental RFC: RFC 6997
  ** Downref: Normative reference to an Experimental RFC: RFC 6998
  ** Downref: Normative reference to an Informational RFC: RFC 7102
  ** Downref: Normative reference to an Informational RFC: RFC 7416

There is one outdated reference pointed out by id-nits: draft-ietf-6lo-lowpanz has been published as RFC 7428
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