[rfc-dist] RFC 4846 on Independent Submissions to the RFC Editor

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        RFC 4846

        Title:      Independent Submissions to the RFC 
        Author:     J. Klensin, Ed.,
                    D. Thaler, Ed.
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       July 2007
        Mailbox:    john-ietf at jck.com, 
                    dthaler at microsoft.com
        Pages:      16
        Characters: 36562
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-iab-rfc-independent-00.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4846.txt

There is a long-standing tradition in the Internet community,
predating the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) by many years,
of use of the RFC Series to publish materials that are not rooted in
the IETF standards process and its review and approval mechanisms.
These documents, known as "Independent Submissions", serve a number
of important functions for the Internet community, both inside and
outside of the community of active IETF participants.  This document
discusses the Independent Submission model and some reasons why it is
important.  It then describes editorial and processing norms that can
be used for Independent Submissions as the community goes forward
into new relationships between the IETF community and its primary
technical publisher.  This memo provides information for the Internet 

This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board.

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