[rfc-i] [IAOC] RFC Editor Model Final Version?

Russ Housley housley at vigilsec.com
Mon Sep 8 15:48:54 PDT 2008


> >The RFC Editor is an expert technical editor and series editor,
> >acting to support the mission of the RFC Series.  As such, the RFC
> >Editor is the implementer handling the editorial management of the
> >RFC Series, in accordance with the defined processes.  In addition,
> >the RFC Editor is expected to be the expert and prime mover in
> >discussions about policies for editing, publishing, and archiving
> >RFCs.
>
>You have not yet resolved the terminology confusion about whether
>the "RFC Editor" is a person or a "collection of experts and organizations".
>The first paragraph above clearly says the latter; the 2nd paragraph
>implies the former.  If you intended the "expert technical editor and
>series editor" to be a "collection of experts and organizations",
>then you are in worse trouble than I can imagine. ;-)

I believe that we are talking about a single person.  I do not agree 
that the first paragraph implies either interpretation.  Regardless, 
the description used later in the text is quite clear.  It says:

>The RFC Editor is a single person, and this person is responsible for:


Russ  



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