[rfc-i] I-D Action: draft-flanagan-7322bis-00.txt

Joel M. Halpern jmh at joelhalpern.com
Sun Mar 19 10:20:43 PDT 2017


In a current example where three existing authors have been moved off 
the front because they are not working on a bis document.  Although the 
bis is reusing much of the text from teh original.

I believe that this is a matter of RFC Series policy, not a matter for 
the stream.

Yours,
Joel

On 3/19/17 11:43 AM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> 4.1.1.  Author/Editor
>>
>>    The determination of who should be listed as an author or editor on
>>    an RFC is made by the stream.
>
> I question whether this completely neutral position is the right one for
> the RFC Editor to take. I gave my personal opinions regarding the IETF
> Stream a while back:
> https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-carpenter-whats-an-author
>
> I'm not suggesting we need to say anything like that much in the
> style guide, but the above statement seems to completely duck the
> ethical questions around authorship.
>
> Regards
>    Brian
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