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Handling of Internet-Drafts by IETF Working Groups (RFC7221)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236504D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Apr-30
Document File: 28 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Farrel: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The productive output of an IETF working group (WG) is documents, as mandated by the working group's charter. Working groups develop these documents based on initial input at varying levels of maturity. An initial working group draft might be a document already in wide use, or it might be a blank sheet, wholly created by the working group, or it might represent any level of maturity in between. This document discusses how a working group typically handles the formal documents that it targets for publication. The discussion applies only to the IETF and does not cover IRTF groups, where practices vary widely.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         A. Farrel Request for Comments: 7221                              Juniper Networks Category: Informational                                  D. Crocker, Ed. ISSN: 2070-1721                              Brandenburg InternetWorking                                                               April 2014

            Handling of Internet-Drafts by IETF Working Groups

Abstract

   The productive output of an IETF working group is documents, as    mandated by the working group's charter.  When a working group is    ready to develop a particular document, the most common mechanism is    for it to "adopt" an existing document as a starting point.  The    document that a working group adopts and then develops further is    based on initial input at varying levels of maturity.  An initial    working group draft might be a document already in wide use, or it    might be a blank sheet, wholly created by the working group, or it    might represent any level of maturity in between.  This document    discusses how a working group typically handles the formal documents    that it targets for publication.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7221.

Farrel & Crocker              Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7221                 Handling of I-Ds by WGs              April 2014

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