[rfc-i] Decisions about non-technical content of RFCs

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Sat Nov 13 02:38:59 PST 2010


Greetings again. The current draft says:

   Final decisions about the technical content of individual documents
   are the exclusive responsibility of corresponding stream approvers.

That is hopefully non-controversial. However, it does not cover the non-technical content of RFCs. For example, without the consent of the corresponding stream approver:

- can the RFC Editor remove an author's name which was on the Internet Draft when publishing an RFC?

- can the RFC Editor change the contents of the Acknowledgements section?

- can the RFC Editor make the ASCII art prettier?

I can see the answer to this going either way and don't have a strong preference myself. However, the topic should be covered in the update to RFC 5620.

--Paul Hoffman, Director
--VPN Consortium


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