[rfc-i] RFC Editor Model: RSE Responsibilities
Brian E Carpenter
brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 13:07:47 PST 2009
I think that's fine. Thanks for listening.
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.
> To capture state, these are the edits that I received and that I plan to
> incorporate into the draft shortly:
> 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]
> 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
> 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.
> 3. Taking proposed changes to the community, and work with the IAB so
> the IAB can ensure that there is sufficient community review before
> the policy is adopted.
> 4. Coordinating with IAB and/or IAOC, and together with the IAB and/or
> participating in reviews of the RFC Publisher, RFC Publication
> Center, and
> Independent Stream Editor functions to ensure the above mentioned
> 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
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