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

Murray S. Kucherawy msk at cloudmark.com
Tue Jan 10 12:11:30 PST 2012

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rfc-interest-bounces at rfc-editor.org [mailto:rfc-interest-bounces at rfc-editor.org] On Behalf Of Brian E Carpenter
> Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 12:04 PM
> To: Andrew Sullivan
> Cc: rfc-interest at rfc-editor.org
> Subject: Re: [rfc-i] last call "On Authors, Contributors, Editors, and overload."
> One side effect that we might regard as beneficial is that it would
> reduce the marketing effect ("There's a new RFC out from Djtco
> Networks, they must be really up to date.").

I agree here.  The set of people for whom employer-perceived prestige from getting its name at the top of an RFC is probably non-zero, which means their participation might be hampered by this change.  There will be a bit of cost associated with it if we proceed.

> Anyway - this is a big enough cosmetic change that I feel it would need
> discussion on ietf at ietf.org.



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