[rfc-dist] RFC 7221 on Handling of Internet-Drafts by IETF Working Groups

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        RFC 7221

        Title:      Handling of Internet-Drafts by IETF 
                    Working Groups 
        Author:     A. Farrel, D. Crocker, Ed.
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2014
        Mailbox:    adrian at olddog.co.uk, 
                    dcrocker at bbiw.net
        Pages:      14
        Characters: 31669
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-crocker-id-adoption-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7221.txt

The productive output of an IETF working group is documents, as
mandated by the working group's charter.  When a working group is
ready to develop a particular document, the most common mechanism is
for it to "adopt" an existing document as a starting point.  The
document that a working group adopts and then develops further is
based on initial input at varying levels of maturity.  An initial
working group draft might be a document already in wide use, or it
might be a blank sheet, wholly created by the working group, or it
might represent any level of maturity in between.  This document
discusses how a working group typically handles the formal documents
that it targets for publication.

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