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

Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) rse at rfc-editor.org
Tue Aug 13 11:54:14 PDT 2013

Hello SM,

On 8/13/13 11:26 AM, SM wrote:
> Hello,
> At 14:54 12-08-2013, IETF Administrative Director 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.
> From RPC-Proposed-SoW-2013-final.pdf:
> Item 6 mentions that the RPC provides and maintains documentation giving
> guidance to authors.  Isn't that the Style Guide and doesn't it fall
> under the responsibility of the RSE?

It's not just the Style Guide, though that is the biggest part of it.
There are also the handouts and FAQs on the RFC Editor website to help

> Item 6.1.2 mentions that expectations of the RPC.  I would expect that I
> have to follow the expectations of the RSE.  What the RPC expects is an
> internal matter and isn't a concern to RFC authors.

I'll have to think about this one a bit.

> Item 10.4.2 mentions non-proprietary tools.  I assume that RSOC has
> looked into which tools are proprietary and which are non-proprietary
> and which tools will be needed in case the existing contractor is no
> longer available.

There is a snapshot of current tools in use in the Publisher SoW.

> From PUB-Proposed-SoW-2013-final_000.pdf:
> The RFC Publisher is responsible for making RFCs publicly accessible. 
> How many incidents has there been (web site, ftp, etc.) and what was the
> down time?

In what time frame?

-Heather Flanagan

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