[rfc-i] Community Input Sought on SOWs for RFC Production Center and RFC Publisher

Riccardo Bernardini framefritti at gmail.com
Tue Aug 13 00:36:12 PDT 2013

Is this the document with the proposed SOW?


I know that I should not this, but... I am a bit surprised
(disappointed) in seeing a proprietary format used here.  I am not
saying that you should not use the Office suite to write it, but you
could convert it to PDF (better, PDF/A) before publishing it.

Anyway, I use Linux, so I guess I will not be able to give my input about it.

Best regards,


On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 11:54 PM, IETF Administrative Director
<iad at ietf.org> wrote:
> The RFC Series Editor (RSE) is proposing changes to the Statements of Work (SOW) for the RFC
> Production Center (RPC) and the RFC Publisher.  The IAOC wants to receive community input prior to
> negotiating the proposed changes with the contractor.  Community input will be discussed with the RSE
> prior to negotiations and reviewed by the IAOC.
> In forwarding the proposed Statements of Work the RSE said:  "The changes seek to make the SoWs
> more current [implementing RFC 6635] and specific, correcting the issues of "multiple masters"
> directing the RPC and Publisher, as well as preparing the way for a more significant revision to the SoWs
> when the RFC Format changes are operationalized.  The SoWs have also been reviewed and supported
> by the RSOC [RFC Series Oversight Committee].  We consider the changes within the SoWs critical to the
> clear function of the RPC and Publisher, but suggest that the changes do not imply a significant change
> in responsibility for the RPC or Publisher."
> The proposed SOWs, the current SOWs and a diff file for each can be found here under Community
> Review: <http://iaoc.ietf.org/rfps.html>
> We appreciate the community's input and look forward to hearing from you.
> Thanks
> Ray Pelletier

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