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IETF Working Group Guidelines and Procedures (RFC2418)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 22 page(s) / 59K

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S. Bradner: AUTHOR

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 also describes the formal relationship between IETF participants WG and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) and the basic duties of IETF participants, including WG Chairs, WG participants, and IETF Area Directors.

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Network Working Group S. Bradner

Request for Comments: 2418 Editor

Obsoletes: 1603 Harvard University

BCP: 25 September 1998

Category: Best Current Practice

IETF Working Group

Guidelines and Procedures

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the

Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

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 also describes the formal

relationship between IETF participants WG and the Internet

Engineering Steering Group (IESG) and the basic duties of IETF

participants, including WG Chairs, WG participants, and IETF Area

Directors.

Table of Contents

Abstract ......................................................... 1

1. Introduction .................................................. 2

1.1. IETF approach to standardization .......................... 4

1.2. Roles within a Working Group .............................. 4

2. Working group formation ....................................... 4

2.1. Criteria for formation .................................... 4

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

2.3. Charter review & approval ................................. 8

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

3. Working Group Operation ....................................... 10

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

3.2. Session venue ............................................. 11

3.3. Session management ........................................ 13

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

4. Working Group Termination ..................................... 15

5. Rechartering a Working Group .................................. 15

6. Staff Roles ................................................... 16

6.1. WG Chair .................................................. 16

6.2. WG Secretary .............................................. 18

6.3. Document Editor ........................................... 18

6.4. WG Facilitator ............................................ 18

6.5. Design teams .............................................. 19

6.6. Working Group Consultant .................................. 19

6.7. Area Director .............................................