RFC 9283 IAB Charter Update for RFC Editor June 2022
Carpenter Best Current Practice [Page]
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Best Current Practice
B. Carpenter, Ed.
Univ. of Auckland

RFC 9283

IAB Charter Update for RFC Editor Model


This document updates the IAB Charter (RFC 2850) to be consistent with version 3 of the RFC Editor Model (RFC 9280).

Status of This Memo

This memo documents an Internet Best Current Practice.

This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Further information on BCPs is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

Information about the current status of this document, any errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9283.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

In version 3 of the RFC Editor Model defined by [RFC9280], the RFC Series is governed by its own mechanisms. This requires a modification to the Internet Architecture Board Charter [RFC2850].

Also, RFC 2850 states that the RFC Editor appoints a liaison member to the IAB. This is no longer necessary.

2. Changed Text

In Section 1.2 ("Ex-Officio and Liaison members") of [RFC2850], the phrase "the RFC Editor," is deleted.

In Section 2 ("The Role of the IAB") of [RFC2850], under the heading "(d) RFC Series and IANA", the following sentence:

The IAB must approve the appointment of an organization to act as RFC Editor and the general policy followed by the RFC Editor.

is replaced by:

The RFC Editor function is defined under the authority of the IAB by [RFC9280].

3. Approval

This document is published as an IETF Best Current Practice. It has also been approved by the IAB and acknowledged by the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society.

4. IANA Considerations

This document has no IANA actions.

5. Security Considerations

This document should not affect the security of the Internet.

6. Normative References

Internet Architecture Board and B. Carpenter, Ed., "Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)", BCP 39, RFC 2850, DOI 10.17487/RFC2850, , <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2850>.
Saint-Andre, P., Ed., "RFC Editor Model (Version 3)", RFC 9280, DOI 10.17487/RFC9280, , <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9280>.


Useful comments were received from John Klensin, Eliot Lear, Peter Saint-Andre, Rich Salz, and others.

Author's Address

Brian E. Carpenter (editor)
The University of Auckland
School of Computer Science
PB 92019
Auckland 1142
New Zealand