[rfc-i] Draft RFC Editor Services RFI for Community Input

Ray Pelletier rpelletier at isoc.org
Mon Jan 5 08:52:27 PST 2009


This is a reminder that 7 January is the last call opportunity to  
provide input to this Draft RFI before it is released for vendor  
response later in January.

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On Dec 15, 2008, at 9:23 PM, Ray Pelletier wrote:

> All;
> In 2009 the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) plans to
> issue a Request for Information (RFI) and a Request for Proposal (RFP)
> for the performance of the RFC Editor functions beginning in 2010.
> The incumbent has advised that they do not intend to respond to the
> RFP.  At the request of the  IAOC, the RFC Editor Selection Oversight
> Subcommittee is issuing a draft RFI for community comment.  The draft
> is located at: http://iaoc.ietf.org/rfpsrfis.html
> The purpose of the RFI itself is to identify potential contractors to
> provide the RFC Editor services and to obtain feedback from
> contractors and the broader Internet community on the implementation
> of the new RFC services model.
> The RFC Editor provides editing, publishing and archiving services for
> the RFC series on behalf of the IETF and the broader Internet  
> community.
> The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) has described the RFC Editor
> services, which includes four functions.  Following this structure
> could result in four vendors providing services that are currently
> provided by one vendor, or fewer than four vendors depending on input
> received from the RFI as to how the functions might be combined for
> the efficient delivery of professional, quality services.
> The overall RFC Editor function is described in RFC 4844. and the
> model for the RFC Editor structure is described in <draft-iab-rfc-
> editor-model>.  The model is intended to increase flexibility and
> operational support options, provide for the orderly succession of the
> RFC Editor, and ensure the continuity of the RFC series, while
> maintaining RFC quality, maintaining timely processing, ensuring
> document accessibility, reducing costs, and increasing cost
> transparency.
> The four RFC Editor functions in brief:
> 1.	The RFC Series Editor (RSE) is responsible for overseeing the
> consistency and quality of the RFC Series;
> 2.	The Independent Submissions Editor (ISE) is responsible for
> managing the independent submissions stream to the RFC series;
> 3.	The RFC Production Center is responsible for the editing of
> documents consistent with the RFC Style Manual; and
> 4.	The RFC Publisher is responsible for publishing and maintaining an
> archive of the RFC Series and its associated Errata.
> Community comment is due no later than January 7, 2009 to rfc-editor-rfi at isoc.org
> .
> All information submitted in response to this announcement is
> voluntary and may be used in the development of the RFI and subsequent
> RFP(s).
> Thanks for your continuing advice and support.
> Ray Pelletier
> IETF Administrative Director
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