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

Dave CROCKER dhc at dcrocker.net
Tue Jan 10 11:27:02 PST 2012


>>> If there are more than five AUTHORS or EDITORS stream-approval is required.
>>
>> For reference, I believe this is the first documentation of this requirement. Up to now, the documentation has merely cited a strong preference for 5 or fewer, but no indication of a formal barrier nor the mechanism for overcoming it.
>
> See section 2.12 of http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc-editor/instructions2authors.txt:
>
>             There is no rigid limit on the size of this set, but there is
>             likely to be a discussion if the set exceeds five authors, in
>             which case the right answer is probably to list one editor.


Right.

But my point is that "like to be discussion" is fundamentally different from 
"approval is required".

To be clear, I wasn't objecting to having this be documented but noting that it 
is formally a change in policy.

d/

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   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking
   bbiw.net


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