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

Dave CROCKER dhc at dcrocker.net
Tue Jan 10 11:27:02 PST 2012

>>> If there are more than five AUTHORS or EDITORS stream-approval is required.
>> For reference, I believe this is the first documentation of this requirement. Up to now, the documentation has merely cited a strong preference for 5 or fewer, but no indication of a formal barrier nor the mechanism for overcoming it.
> See section 2.12 of http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc-editor/instructions2authors.txt:
>             There is no rigid limit on the size of this set, but there is
>             likely to be a discussion if the set exceeds five authors, in
>             which case the right answer is probably to list one editor.


But my point is that "like to be discussion" is fundamentally different from 
"approval is required".

To be clear, I wasn't objecting to having this be documented but noting that it 
is formally a change in policy.



   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking

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