RFC Editor Model (Version 2)
RFC 8728

Document Type RFC - Informational (February 2020; No errata)
Obsoletes RFC 6635
Last updated 2020-03-09
Replaces draft-hinden-iasa2-rfc6635bis
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Internet Architecture Board (IAB)                        O. Kolkman, Ed.
Request for Comments: 8728                              Internet Society
Obsoletes: 6635                                          J. Halpern, Ed.
Category: Informational                                         Ericsson
ISSN: 2070-1721                                           R. Hinden, Ed.
                                                    Check Point Software
                                                           February 2020

                      RFC Editor Model (Version 2)

Abstract

   The RFC Editor model described in this document divides the
   responsibilities for the RFC Series into three functions: the RFC
   Series Editor, the RFC Production Center, and the RFC Publisher.
   Internet Architecture Board (IAB) oversight via the RFC Series
   Oversight Committee (RSOC) is described, as is the relationship
   between the IETF Administration Limited Liability Company and the
   RSOC.  This document reflects the experience gained with "RFC Editor
   Model (Version 1)", documented in RFC 5620; and obsoletes RFC 6635 to
   replace all references to the IETF Administrative Support Activity
   (IASA) and related structures with those defined by the IASA 2.0
   Model.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
   and represents information that the IAB has deemed valuable to
   provide for permanent record.  It represents the consensus of the
   Internet Architecture Board (IAB).  Documents approved for
   publication by the IAB are not candidates for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8728.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction
     1.1.  The RFC Editor Function
   2.  RFC Editor Model
     2.1.  RFC Series Editor
       2.1.1.  Strategic Leadership and Management of the Publication
               and Production Functions
       2.1.2.  Representation of the RFC Series
         2.1.2.1.  Representation to the IETF
         2.1.2.2.  External Representation
       2.1.3.  Development of RFC Production and Publication
       2.1.4.  Development of the RFC Series
       2.1.5.  Workload
       2.1.6.  Qualifications
       2.1.7.  Conflict of Interest
     2.2.  RFC Production Center
     2.3.  RFC Publisher
   3.  Committees
     3.1.  RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC)
       3.1.1.  RSOC Composition
   4.  Administrative Implementation
     4.1.  Vendor Selection for the Production and Publisher Functions
     4.2.  Budget
     4.3.  Disagreements among Entities Related to the RFC Editor
     4.4.  Issues with Contractual Impact
   5.  IANA Considerations
   6.  Security Considerations
   7.  References
     7.1.  Normative References
     7.2.  Informative References
   IAB Members at the Time of Approval
   Acknowledgments
   Authors' Addresses

1.  Introduction

   This document reflects the experience gained with "RFC Editor Model
   (Version 1)", documented in [RFC5620], and updates the RFC Editor
   Model (Version 2) to be aligned with the new IASA 2.0 Model [RFC8711]
   that creates the IETF Administration Limited Liability Company (IETF
   LLC) managed by a board of directors (IETF LLC Board).  As part of
   the IASA 2.0 Model, the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee
   (IAOC) is eliminated, and its oversight and advising functions
   transferred to the new IETF LLC.  This document obsoletes [RFC6635]
   to replace all references to the IASA and related structures with
   those defined by the IASA 2.0 Model.

   The IAB, on behalf of the Internet technical community, is concerned
   with ensuring the continuity of the RFC Series, orderly RFC Editor
   succession, RFC quality, and RFC document accessibility.  The IAB is
   also sensitive to the concerns of the IETF LLC about providing the
   necessary services in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

   The previous RFC Editor model [RFC5620] was first approved by the IAB
   in October 2008, and our understanding of the model has evolved with
   our experience since.  During the implementation of version 1 of the
   model [RFC5620], it was quickly realized that the role of the RFC
   Series Editor (RSE) and the oversight responsibilities needed to be
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