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IETF Working Group Guidelines and Procedures (RFC1603)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002438D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 24 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

E. Huizer: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has responsibility for developing and reviewing specifications intended as Internet Standards. IETF activities are organized into working groups (WGs). This document describes the guidelines and procedures for formation and operation of IETF working groups. It describes the formal relationship between IETF participants WG and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). The basic duties of IETF participants, including WG Chair and IESG Area Directors are defined.

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Network Working Group E. Huizer

Request for Comments: 1603 SURFnet bv

Category: Informational D. Crocker

Silicon Graphics, Inc.

March 1994

IETF Working Group

Guidelines and Procedures

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.

Abstract

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has responsibility for

developing and reviewing specifications intended as Internet

Standards. IETF activities are organized into working groups (WGs).

This document describes the guidelines and procedures for formation

and operation of IETF working groups. It describes the formal

relationship between IETF participants WG and the Internet

Engineering Steering Group (IESG). The basic duties of IETF

participants, including WG Chair and IESG Area Directors are defined.

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION.............................................. 2

1.1. IETF approach to standardization........................ 3

1.2. Acknowledgments......................................... 4

2. WORKING GROUP (WG) FORMATION.............................. 5

2.1. Criteria for formation.................................. 5

2.2. Charter................................................. 6

2.3. Charter review & approval............................... 9

2.4. Birds of a feather (BOF)................................ 9

3. WORKING GROUP OPERATION................................... 11

3.1. Session planning........................................ 11

3.2. Session venue........................................... 12

3.3. Session management...................................... 14

3.4. Contention and appeals overview......................... 15

4. WORKING GROUP TERMINATION................................. 16

5. STAFF ROLES............................................... 17

5.1. WG Chair................................................ 17

5.2. WG Editor/Secretary..................................... 19

5.3. WG Facilitator.......................................... 19

5.4. Design teams............................................ 19

5.5. Area Consultant......................................... 19

5.6. Area Director........................................... 20

5.7. Area Directo...