RFC Errata Tool RFP

IETF Administration LLC Executive Director <exec-director@ietf.org> Mon, 08 April 2019 19:28 UTC

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The IETF Administration LLC is seeking proposals for the RFC Errata Tool.  The RFP and SOW are located here:  
https://www.ietf.org/about/administration/rfps/

Please note the following timeline:
208 Apr: RFP Issued
15 Apr: Questions and Inquiries deadline
18 Apr: Answers to questions issued, RFP Addenda and Update issued
25 Apr: Proposals due
02 May: Selection made, negotiations begin
09 May: Contract execution
13 May: Work begins

Overview 

The RFC series is a suite of documents published by the RFC Editor for the benefit of the Internet community. It contains technical and organizational documents about the Internet, including the specifications and policy documents produced by four document streams within the RFC series: the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), and Independent Submissions. Documents in the RFC series are identified by a number. Once a number is associated with an RFC, the document content referenced by that number is forever frozen and cannot be changed.

The RFC Editor maintains a database of errata that have been submitted by the consumers of RFCs. These errata, once reported, can be verified, rejected, or “held for document update.” The visibility of errata to the consumers of RFCs has historically been poor or nonexistent. This project seeks to ameliorate this situation by creating a tool that takes, as its input, the source of an RFC and all of its errata, and creates an annotated version of the RFC that incorporates selected types of errata in a highly visible form.

This tool will initially be used to create pages served somewhere other than the RFC Editor’s website (www.rfc-editor.org). After gaining experience and community feedback, the pages might be moved to that website. Thus, the development of the tools should assume that the way the results are deployed will change over time.

Please reply with questions, if any, and a bid if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity to ietf-rfps@ietf.org. 

Thanks in advance.

Portia Wenze-Danley
IETF LLC Executive Director, Interim