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IETF Problem Resolution Process (RFC3844)

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Original Publication Date: 2004-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Aug-27
Document File: 21 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

E. Davies: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This Informational document records the history of discussions in the Problem WG during 2003 of how to resolve the problems described in the IETF Problem Statement. It decomposes each of the problems described into a few areas for improvement and categorizes them as either problems affecting the routine processes used to create standards or problems affecting the fundamental structure and practices of the IETF. Expeditious and non-disruptive solutions are proposed for the problems affecting routine processes.

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Network Working Group                                     E. Davies, Ed.

Request for Comments: 3844                               Nortel Networks

Category: Informational                                  J. Hofmann, Ed.

                                             Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin

                                                             August 2004

                    IETF Problem Resolution Process

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does

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

   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).

Abstract

   This Informational document records the history of discussions in the

   Problem WG during 2003 of how to resolve the problems described in

   the IETF Problem Statement. It decomposes each of the problems

   described into a few areas for improvement and categorizes them as

   either problems affecting the routine processes used to create

   standards or problems affecting the fundamental structure and

   practices of the IETF.  Expeditious and non-disruptive solutions are

   proposed for the problems affecting routine processes.

   The document also lists suggested ways to handle the development of

   solutions for the structure and practices problems proposed in IETF

   discussions.  Neither the working group nor the wider IETF has

   reached consensus on a recommendation for any of the proposals. This

   document therefore has no alternative but to suggest that the search

   for structure and practices solutions be handed back to the control

   of the IESG.

   While there was working group consensus on the processes for short-

   term and medium term improvements, there was no working group

   consensus on the proposals for longer-term improvements.  This

   document therefore includes longer-term improvement proposals only as

   a matter of record; they must not be regarded as recommendations from

   the working group.

Davies & Hofmann             Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 3844            IETF Problem Resolution Process          August 2004

Table of Contents

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

   2.  IETF Purpose and Core Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

       2.1.  Non-Core Values  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

   3.  Building on our Success  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

   4.  Problem Decomposition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

       4.1.  Decomposition of Mission Problem . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

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