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

Bob Hinden bob.hinden at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 21:34:29 PDT 2011


On Sep 23, 2011, at 2:26 AM, Scott O Bradner wrote:

> one observation
> On Sep 20, 2011, at 5:47 AM, Olaf Kolkman (Acting RFC Series Editor) wrote:
>> The AUTHORS or EDITORS that appear on the front page header all need
>> to sign-off during AUTH48 and are the primary contacts in case
>> follow-up is needed. Hence they are the ones that are listed in the
>> RFC metadata and the ones that are listed in the Authors' or
>> Editors' Addresses section. We call this the 1:1:1 mapping. It is
>> not subject to negotiation.
>> Also see: http://www.rfc-editor.org/policy.html#policy.authresp
> might want to consider the case of an updated RFC or publication of an ID where
> one of the main authors is no longer available to provide a checkoff during
> autrh48 -
> it seems rather bad form to pull the name of someone who did a lot of
> the work just because he or she died or is no longer reachable (in the case of updating
> an existing RFC)  - 

I agree.  There might be some copyright issues as well.


> I remember at least one case when Jon Postel was retained as an author on an update of an RFC even though he had already died.
> Scott
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