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

Ray Pelletier rpelletier at isoc.org
Tue Aug 13 09:04:29 PDT 2013


All of the DOC files are in the process of being replaced with PDF files.

I apologize for the inconvenience and angst this caused.


On Aug 13, 2013, at 3:36 AM, Riccardo Bernardini wrote:

> Is this the document with the proposed SOW?
>   http://iaoc.ietf.org/documents/RPC-Proposed-SoW-2013-final.doc
> 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,
> Riccardo
> 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
>> IAD
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