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The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 2 (RFC1602)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002437D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 29 page(s) / 82K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

Internet Architecture Board and Internet Engineering Steering Group: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document is a revision of RFC 1310, which defined the official procedures for creating and documenting Internet Standards.

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Network Working Group Internet Architecture Board and

Request for Comments: 1602 Internet Engineering Steering Group

Obsoletes: 1310 March 1994

Category: Informational

The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 2

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Notice

This informational memo presents the current procedures for creating

and documenting Internet Standards. This document is provisional,

pending legal review and concurrence of the Internet Society

Trustees. It is being published in this form to keep the Internet

Community informed as to the current status of policies and

procedures for Internet Standards work.

Abstract

This document is a revision of RFC 1310, which defined the official

procedures for creating and documenting Internet Standards.

This revision (revision 2) includes the following major changes:

(a) The new management structure arising from the POISED Working

Group is reflected. These changes were agreed to by the IETF

plenary and by the IAB and IESG in November 1992 and accepted by

the ISOC Board of Trustees at their December 1992 meeting.

(b) Prototype status is added to the non-standards track maturity

levels (Section 2.4.1).

(c) The Intellectual Property Rights section is completely revised,

in accordance with legal advice. Section 5 of this document

replaces Sections 5 and 6 of RFC-1310. The new section 5 has

been reviewed by legal counsel to the Internet Society.

(d) An appeals procedure is added (Section 3.6).

(e) The wording of sections 1 and 1.2 has been changed to clarify

the relationships that exist between the Internet Society and

the IAB, the IESG, the IETF, and the Internet Standards process.

(f) An Appendix B has been added, listing the contact points for the

RFC editor, the IANA, the IESG, the IAB and the ISOC. The

"future issues" are now listed in Appendix C.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION ................................................. 3

1.1 Internet Standards. ...................................... 4

1.2 Organizations ............................................ 6

1.3 Standards-Related Publications ........................... 8

1.4 Internet Assigned Number Authority (IANA) ................ 10

2. NOMENCLATURE ................................................. 11

2.1 The Internet Standard...