[rfc-i] RSE relationship to the IAOC

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 18:46:41 PST 2011

On 2011-01-19 23:31, Olaf Kolkman wrote:
> On Jan 18, 2011, at 9:27 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>>> - The REOC may be constituted under the IAB's authority as defined in RFC 2850, 
>>> 	Section 2(d): ("The IAB must approve the appointment of an organization to 
>>> 	act as RFC Editor and the general policy followed by the RFC Editor.")
>> I completely agree. However, I do prefer to see the REOC constituted in
>> an enduring way, so that it doesn't appear to be a whim of the current
>> IAB membership. In other words, it needs an RFC, not just an IAB decision.
>> (Whether the RFC is an IAB stream document or a BCP is a tactical question.)
> Personally(!) I believe that the RFC should give a strong recommendation on the membership, but should allow the committee to evolve. In other words, I see this group as a committee of the IAB whereby the membership is described in SHOULD rather than MUST terminology.
> Obviously a future IAB has the responsibility to explain why they would not follow the recommendation when appointing a committee.
> Is that still in line with what you both are envisioning?

Yes, we'd be foolish to have too many MUSTs when setting up a
structure like this. We need flexibility.


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