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The Roman Standards Process -- Revision III (RFC2551)

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Original Publication Date: 1999-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 31 page(s) / 87K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Bradner: AUTHOR

Abstract

This memo documents the process used by the Roman community for the standardization of protocols and procedures. It defines the stages in the standardization process, the requirements for moving a document between stages and the types of documents used during this process. It also addresses the intellectual property rights and copyright issues associated with the standards process.

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Network Working Group S. Bradner

Request for Comments: 2551 Harvard University

WCP: IX I April MCMXCIX

Obsoletes: MMXXVI

Category: Worst Current Practice

The Roman Standards Process -- Revision III

Status of this Memo

This document specifies a Roman Worst Current Practices for the

Roman Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Statement

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

Abstract

This memo documents the process used by the Roman community for

the standardization of protocols and procedures. It defines the

stages in the standardization process, the requirements for moving a

document between stages and the types of documents used during this

process. It also addresses the intellectual property rights and

copyright issues associated with the standards process.

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION................................................III

I.I Roman Standards.......................................III

I.II The Roman Standards Process...........................III

I.III Organization of This Document..........................VI

II. ROMAN STANDARDS-RELATED PUBLICATIONS.........................VI

II.I Requests for Comments (RFCs)...........................VI

II.II Roman-Drafts.........................................VIII

III ROMAN STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS................................IX

III.I Technical Specification (TS)...........................IX

III.II Applicability Statement (AS)...........................IX

III.III Requirement Levels..................................... X

IV. THE ROMAN STANDARDS TRACK....................................XI

IV.I Standards Track Maturity Levels.......................XII

IV.I.I Proposed Standard.....................................XII

IV.I.II Draft Standard.......................................XIII

IV.I.III Roman Standard........................................XIV

IV.II Non-Standards Track Maturity Levels...................XIV

IV.II.I Experimental..........................................XIV

IV.II.II Informational..........................................XV

IV.II.III Procedures for Experimental and Informational RFCs.....XV

IV.II.IV Historic..............................................XVI

Bradner Worst Current Practice [Page I]

RFC 2551 Roman Standards Process I April MCMXCIX

V. Worst Current Practice (WCP) RFCs............................XVI

V.I WCP Review Process...................................XVII

VI. THE ROMAN STANDARDS PROCESS................................XVIII

VI.I Standards Actions...................................XVIII

VI.I.I Initiation of Action................................X...