[rfc-i] On Authors, Contributors, Editors, and overload.

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Sep 20 03:23:03 PDT 2011

On 2011-09-20 11:47, Olaf Kolkman (Acting RFC Series Editor) wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> There has been a lot of confusion about Authors, Editors and Contributors lately. Up to the point where some documents stalled.
> As Acting RFC Series Editor I try not to touch policy whenever it is not needed to keep documents moving. This is a case where I had to make a few decisions that have set some precedent.
> Below you find the refinement/clarification of existent policies in line with recent decisions. I have tried to keep the changes to the existing policies to a minimum, all in the spirit of the role of the Acting RFC Series Editor.
> I plan to publish this on the website under http://www.rfc-editor.org/policy.html early october.
> The text below intends to replace:
>   - http://www.rfc-editor.org/policy.html#policy.authlist and
>   - http://www.rfc-editor.org/policy.html#policy.auth
> Your comments are welcome.
> ...

Hi Olaf,

it's great that this finally gets attention.

One thing that should be made clear though is that in order to support 
this in xml2rfc *properly*, vocabular (DTD) and code changes will be 
needed. (I'm volunteering to do the work for rfc2629.xslt; but that's 

Best regards, Julian

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