[rfc-i] RFC Editor Model: RSE Responsibilities

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 13:07:47 PST 2009


Olaf,

I think that's fine. Thanks for listening.

   Brian

On 2009-01-21 05:20, Olaf Kolkman wrote:
>>
>> Our notes crossed in the net.  I'd also be happy with "exercise
>> executive-level management".  I completely agree that the RFC Series
>> Editor must have both technical and management skills.
> 
> 
> 
> WFM...
> 
> To capture state, these are the edits that I received and that I plan to
> incorporate into the draft shortly:
> 
> 
> 
> 
> <DRAFT>
> 3.  RFC Editor Model
> 
>   The RFC Editor model divides the responsibilities for the RFC Series
>   into the following components:
> 
>   o  RFC Series Editor
> 
>   o  Independent Submission Editor
> 
>   o  RFC Production Center
> 
>   o  RFC Publisher
> 
>   The RFC Series Production and Process under this structure is
>   schematically represented by the figure below.
> 
> 
>   [RFC MODEL PICTURE]
> 
> NEW:
> In this model the RFC Series Editor will exercise executive-level
> management over many of the activities of the RFC Publisher and the RFC
> Production Center (which can be seen as back office functions) and will
> be the entity that faces the community, and works with the IAB and IAOC
> for procedural and contractual responsibilities respectively while those
> entities maintain their chartered responsibility.
> 
> If during the execution of their activities, a dispute arises over a
> (policy) decision made by one of the four entities in the model, then
> the party having the conflict should first request a  reconsideration of
> the decision.  If that reconsideration is not  satisfactory to the
> party, then the matter can be brought to the RFC Series Editor for a
> decision.  If the RFC Series Editor decision is not satisfactory, the
> matter can be brought to the IAB, whose decision will be binding.. If
> the dispute is with the RFC Series Editor then there are only two
> stages: reconsideration and the IAB consideration.
> 
> 
> 3.1.  RFC Series Editor
> 
>  The RFC Series Editor, or Series Editor for short, is an individual
>  who may have assistants and who is responsible for:
> 
>  1.  Identifying appropriate steps for RFC Series continuity
> 
> NEW:
>  2.  Exercise executive-level management over the implementation of
>      policies, processes and procedures established to ensure the
>      quality and consistency fo the RFC Series.
>      The RFC Series Editor will work with the IAB and IAOC to develop new
>      policy and see that contractual agreements are met.
> NEW:
>  3.  Taking proposed changes to the community, and work with the IAB so
> that
>      the IAB can ensure that there is sufficient community review before
>      the policy is adopted.
> 
> MODIFIED:
>  4.  Coordinating with IAB and/or IAOC, and together with the IAB and/or
> IAOC
>      participating in reviews of the RFC Publisher, RFC Publication
> Center, and
>      Independent Stream Editor functions to ensure the above mentioned
> continuity
> 
>  5.  Developing, maintaining, and publishing the RFC Style Manual
>      publication for use by authors, editors, and the RFC publisher
> 
>  6.  Managing the RFC errata process
> 
>  7.  Liaising with the IAB
> 
>  8.  Overseeing consistency of RFCs with the RFC Series and RFC Style
>      Manual
> 
> </DRAFT>
> 
> 
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