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

Ray Pelletier <> Fri, 16 August 2013 18:47 UTC

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Subject: Re: Community Input Sought on SOWs for RFC Production Center and RFC Publisher
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Are there any more comments on the SOWs?

This item will be on the IAOC agenda for its call on 22 August.


On Aug 12, 2013, at 5:54 PM, IETF Administrative Director wrote:

> 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.  
> Thanks
> Ray Pelletier