[rfc-i] Finding contributors

Joel M. Halpern jmh at joelhalpern.com
Tue Feb 6 17:17:57 PST 2018


Personally, I would not put much effort into making contributors 
findable.  We could discuss it again after we showed we cared about 
making authors findable by doing more than putting the then-current 
contact information in the RFC.
Yours,
Joel

On 2/6/18 8:04 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> Hi,
> 
>> On 03/02/2018 05:28, Michael H. Behringer wrote:
>> ...
>>>> Side question: how are contributors associated with an RFC in the datatracker? I mean if I search on the datatracker with someone's name, will the RFC where he has been contributors appear?
>>> I believe contributors are not "found", on official searches. (Like the
>>> RFC editor page).
> 
> Do people think that RFC contributors (as described in RFC 7322) should
> be "findable"?
> 
> (I'm raising the question here first. If people think the answer is yes,
> it might also become a feature request for the IETF data tracker.)
> 
>     Brian
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