[rfc-i] RFC Series Editor -- Job Description

Dave CROCKER dhc2 at dcrocker.net
Tue Nov 30 20:51:37 PST 2010

On 11/30/2010 7:02 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> The RSE reports to a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).
> Why *one* member? Would the RSE not take the liaison slot on the IAB?

Different reporting models have been discussed.  Some discussions I've heard 
(not on the list) used this and I thought it worth citing for this draft, to see 
how folks react.

There are two different questions.  One is whether to report to one person or to 
a committee.  The other is who, if one person.

Reporting to a committee is a tricky business, except in particular 
circumstances, such as a CEO (and maybe especially then.)  A committee isn't 
focused, especially one like the IAB.  Yet a 'reporting' relationship needs 
focus and continuity.  So I thought it worth testing the waters to cite 
person-to-person reporting relationship.

As for /which/ supervisor to cite, the only alternative that seems logical is 
the IAB Chair and the IAB Chair is already seriously overloaded.  So, the IAB 
can choose one among itself to have this on-going duty.  Note that this does not 
take away any of the ultimate authority or responsibility that the IAB has been 


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>> RFC Series Editor -- Job Description
>> The RSE reports to a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).


   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking

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