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

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Sat Nov 13 06:51:52 PST 2010



On 11/13/2010 2:38 AM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> 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?

And can the author have the right to withdraw a draft from publication 
if they disagree with any of these?

I.e., the RFC Editor has some rights, but let's also include the 
author's rights in this process.

Joe


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