[LINK] The RFC process

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Mon Apr 13 03:25:56 AEST 2009

> http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5540
>    o  Funding of the RFC Editor, which had been supported by the US
>       government until 1998, was taken over by the Internet Society.
>       During 1998-2006, ISOC funded the RFC Editor under a series of
>       annual contracts and extensions.  ISOC put the function out for
>       competitive bid for 2007 (USC/ISI was selected to provide RFC
>       Editor services from 2007-2009) and the contract will be put out
>       to bid again for post-2009.
>       During 2009 there will be a significant transition for the RFC
>       Editor function, as some new organization or set of organizations
>       takes over this service that has been performed at USC/ISI
>       continuously since 1978.

Hazardous waters maybe (MS/bigG/RedHat?) despite the safeguards in place

>    o  Many improvements have increased the efficiency and transparency
>       of the RFC editorial process [RFCed09].
>    o  The RFC Editor formed an RFC Editorial Board, a group of people
>       with broad and deep knowledge of the Internet and networking.  One
>       of its major functions is to assist the RFC Editor by reviewing
>       RFCs in the Independent Submission stream.
>    o  An email list, rfc-interest at rfc-editor.org, was created to
>       obtain community input on the RFC Editor functions.
> RFC Editor                   Informational                      [Page 2]
> RFC 5540                    40th Anniversary                7 April 2009


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