[rfc-i] The errata issue [Re: Community Input Sought on SOWs for RFC Production Center and RFC Publisher]

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Sun Aug 18 12:54:29 PDT 2013


On 18/08/2013 18:13, SM wrote:
> Hi Brian,
> At 20:00 17-08-2013, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> For the IETF stream, certainly. But there are three other streams, and
>> it seems more like an editorial function than a publishing function to
>> dispatch errata to the streams and ensure that they eventually reply.
> 
> Errata does not have anything to do with the production of a RFC.  The
> process is basically to:
> 
>   (i)   Accept the report
> 
>   (ii)  Send a message to the relevant stream about the report
> 
>   (iii) Update the status of report (accepted, rejected, etc.)
> 
> There isn't any editorial work performed at the RFC Editor side.

Not in the literal sense, no. But interacting with the streams,
knowing the structure of the streams, knowing who to nudge when
nothing happens - all these are what the production center does
every day, and none of them are what the publisher does in the
normal course of events.

   Brian


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