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IETF Discussion List Charter (RFC3005)

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Original Publication Date: 2000-Nov-01
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Document File: 4 page(s) / 6K

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S. Harris: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) discussion mailing list furthers the development and specification of Internet technology through discussion of technical issues, and hosts discussions of IETF direction, policy, meetings, and procedures. As this is the most general IETF mailing list, considerable latitude is allowed. Advertising, whether to solicit business or promote employment opportunities, falls well outside the range of acceptable topics, as do discussions of a personal nature.

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Network Working Group S. Harris Request for Comments: 3005 Merit Network BCP: 45 November 2000 Category: Best Current Practice

IETF Discussion List Charter

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 (2000). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) discussion mailing list furthers the development and specification of Internet technology through discussion of technical issues, and hosts discussions of IETF direction, policy, meetings, and procedures. As this is the most general IETF mailing list, considerable latitude is allowed. Advertising, whether to solicit business or promote employment opportunities, falls well outside the range of acceptable topics, as do discussions of a personal nature.

Charter for the IETF Discussion List

The IETF discussion list, ietf@ietf.org, serves two purposes. It furthers the development and specification of Internet technology through discussion of technical issues. It also hosts discussions of IETF direction, policy, meetings, and procedures. As this is the most general IETF mailing list, considerable latitude is allowed. Advertising, whether to solicit business or promote employment opportunities, falls well outside the range of acceptable topics, as do discussions of a personal nature.

This list is meant for initial discussion only. Discussions that fall within the area of any working group or well established list should be moved to such more specific forum as soon as this is pointed out, unless the issue is one for which the working group needs wider input or direction.

Harris Best Current Practice [Page 1]

RFC 3005 IETF Discussion List Charter November 2000

In addition to the topics noted above, appropriate postings include:

Last Call discussions of proposed protocol actions Discussion of technical issues that are candidates for IETF work,

but do not yet have an appropriate e-mail venue Discussion of IETF administrative policies Questions and clarifications concerning IETF meetings Announcements of conferences, events, or activities that are

sponsored or endorsed by the Internet Society or IETF.

Inappropriate postings include:

Unsolicited bulk e-mail Discussion of subjects unrelated to IETF policy, meetings,

activities, or technical concerns Unprofessional commentary, regardless of the general subject Announcements of conferences, events, or activities that are not

sponsored or endorsed by the Internet Society or IETF.

The IETF Chair, the IETF Executive Director, or a sergeant-at-arms appointed by the Chair is empowered to restrict posting by a person, or of a thread, when the content is inappropriate and...