Community Input Sought on SOWs for RFC Production Center and RFC Publisher

IETF Administrative Director <> Mon, 12 August 2013 21:54 UTC

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The RFC Series Editor (RSE) is proposing changes to the Statements of Work (SOW) for the RFC 
Production Center (RPC) and the RFC Publisher.  The IAOC wants to receive community input prior to 
negotiating the proposed changes with the contractor.  Community input will be discussed with the RSE 
prior to negotiations and reviewed by the IAOC.

In forwarding the proposed Statements of Work the RSE said:  "The changes seek to make the SoWs 
more current [implementing RFC 6635] and specific, correcting the issues of "multiple masters" 
directing the RPC and Publisher, as well as preparing the way for a more significant revision to the SoWs
when the RFC Format changes are operationalized.  The SoWs have also been reviewed and supported 
by the RSOC [RFC Series Oversight Committee].  We consider the changes within the SoWs critical to the 
clear function of the RPC and Publisher, but suggest that the changes do not imply a significant change 
in responsibility for the RPC or Publisher."

The proposed SOWs, the current SOWs and a diff file for each can be found here under Community 
Review: <>

We appreciate the community's input and look forward to hearing from you.  


Ray Pelletier