[rfc-i] On Authors, Contributors, Editors, and overload.

James M. Polk jmpolk at cisco.com
Fri Sep 23 12:22:42 PDT 2011


At 11:34 PM 9/22/2011, Bob Hinden wrote:
>Scott,
>
>On Sep 23, 2011, at 2:26 AM, Scott O Bradner wrote:
>
> > one observation
> >
> > On Sep 20, 2011, at 5:47 AM, Olaf Kolkman (Acting RFC Series Editor) wrote:
> >
> >> The AUTHORS or EDITORS that appear on the front page header all need
> >> to sign-off during AUTH48 and are the primary contacts in case
> >> follow-up is needed. Hence they are the ones that are listed in the
> >> RFC metadata and the ones that are listed in the Authors' or
> >> Editors' Addresses section. We call this the 1:1:1 mapping. It is
> >> not subject to negotiation.
> >> Also see: http://www.rfc-editor.org/policy.html#policy.authresp
> >
> > might want to consider the case of an updated RFC or publication 
> of an ID where
> > one of the main authors is no longer available to provide a checkoff during
> > autrh48 -
> >
> > it seems rather bad form to pull the name of someone who did a lot of
> > the work just because he or she died or is no longer reachable 
> (in the case of updating
> > an existing RFC)  -
>
>I agree.

+1

James

>There might be some copyright issues as well.
>
>Bob
>
> >
> > I remember at least one case when Jon Postel was retained as an 
> author on an update of an RFC even though he had already died.
> >
> >
> > Scott
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