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

Jari Arkko jari.arkko at piuha.net
Mon Dec 8 12:03:27 PST 2008


Joe,

> Does this distinguish individual submissions with no IETF relationship
> from those submitted independently that are handled within the IETF?
>
> E.g., there are areas that lack WGs (e.g., INT, vs. RTG and TSV, both of
> which have 'default' WGs). Documents can come out of that area's
> meetings, having been discussed, which cannot be tagged
> draft-ietf-wgname, but which aren't quite 'individual' in the sense above.
>
> How are those to be labelled?
>   
Yes, these two categories are handled in different ways. The documents 
submitted via the RFC Editor without any IETF relationship are called 
independent submissions. IETF documents without a supporting WG are 
called individual submissions. ADs regularly sponsor the latter to RFCs, 
for more information see [1]. This includes IETF Last Call review and 
may include specific review on some specific list. For instance, INTAREA 
is not a WG but we often talk about documents that Mark and I sponsor on 
that meeting & list.

Jari

[1] http://www.ietf.org/IESG/STATEMENTS/ad-sponsoring.html



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