[rfc-i] RFC Format - final requirements and next steps
dhc at dcrocker.net
Sun May 13 07:33:11 PDT 2012
On 5/13/2012 7:17 AM, Ole Jacobsen wrote:
>> I find it very strange that apparently the RFC Editor has been given
>> > authority to unilaterally decide on a new RFC format. Writing RFCs
>> > is the core business of the IETF. As such, the way I see it, the
>> > format of RFCs must be decided upon through the usual IETF decision
>> > making mechanism.
> I don't think Heather said "I cannot change the I-D format, but I will
> change the RFC format" which seems to be what you are implying here.
The RFC Editor has never formally or actually been entirely subject
to the IETF rough consensus process.
Formally and actually there has, I think always, been a consultation
process, but that's quite a different thing.
While it would test the system for the RFC Editor to go wildly away from
any obvious community rough consensus, that's a practical point, not a
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