[rfc-i] Proper status for pre-IETF RFCs currently with "unknown"

Joel M. Halpern jmh at joelhalpern.com
Sun Nov 6 08:42:50 PST 2011

Actually Joe, as far as I can tell, the RFC Series Editor does have some 
control over the "legacy" portion of the RFC Series.
Are you claiming the RFC Editor did not ever have authority over that 
series?  If not, at what point do you claim that isn't true?

(I agree with John Klensin that if the IESG wants to make changes to 
that, it can figure out what it thinks is goood / useful, and then 
suggest it to the RSE.  Who may agree or disagree, and presumably would 
seek advice in various quarters before making changes even if he or she 

Joel M. Halpern

On 11/6/2011 11:33 AM, Joe Touch wrote:
> I'm saying:
> 	1- if you want to be called an RFC, then you need to admit
> 	that you do not control the legacy RFCs, and have no right
> 	to rename/reclassify them
> 	2- if you don't like #1, then create your own series (stream
> 	within RFC if the new stream label is sufficient; if you
> 	don't want the term "RFC" to be confusing, come up with
> 	a new name for a new document series)
> Remember, the IENs predate the RFCs. Maybe it's time the IESG considers creating its own doc series whose names/tags it can change with abandon.
> Joe
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