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

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Tue Jan 10 12:43:10 PST 2012

On Jan 10, 2012, at 12:31 PM, SM wrote:

> From a different angle, having the affiliation is helpful as it can be used to determine whether there is conflict of interest.  I can look at the first page and tell which person I can pick to avoid conflict of interest (some people on this list are aware of the context; it's not negative).

No one proposed that the affiliation be removed from the document, just from the front page.

> One way to limit the number of authors is to ask them to provide pointers to demonstrate that number of reviewers is at least five times the number of authors.  This could be viewed as social engineering (see ASBO etc.).

This is not the role of the RFC Editor. The earlier proposal (to have affiliations only on the last page) is significantly more practical than this one.

--Paul Hoffman

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