[rfc-i] Fwd: Comment on headers-and-boilerplates

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Mon Dec 8 11:17:46 PST 2008


At 1:45 PM -0500 12/8/08, Leslie Daigle wrote:
>So, what is "the IETF"?  At different times, and for different purposes,
>it refers either to the IETF standards process, or  a loose
>confederation of organizations that play in this space.
>
>To rationalize these texts so that they are all aligned, I would suggest:
>
>1/ The text in the IRTF Stream header ("It is not a product of the
>IETF") is wrong.  At most, it should be "It is not a product of an IETF
>WG or IESG approved activity".  Or, "It is not a product of the IETF
>Standards Process".  Or, nothing (see below).

"...of the IETF Standards Process" seems fine.

>2/ The text in the IAB Stream header should be aligned with the IRTF
>text, as well.

Yup.

>3/ It should be clear(er) what is expected for any potential future RFC
>Stream.

Gaah, no. Unless we know what the "potential future" stream is, we can't guess how to help them.

--Paul Hoffman, Director
--VPN Consortium


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