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IETF Anti-Harassment Procedures (RFC7776)

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Original Publication Date: 2016-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Mar-04
Document File: 36 page(s) / 43K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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P. Resnick: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The IETF has general policies for managing disruptive behavior in the context of IETF activities. In particular, [RFC7154] provides a set of guidelines for personal interaction in the IETF, and [RFC2418] and [RFC3934] give guidelines for how to deal with disruptive behavior that occurs in the context of IETF working group face-to-face meetings and on mailing lists.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        P. Resnick Request for Comments: 7776                   Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. BCP: 25                                                        A. Farrel Updates: 2418, 7437                                     Juniper Networks Category: Best Current Practice                               March 2016 ISSN: 2070-1721

                     IETF Anti-Harassment Procedures

Abstract

   IETF Participants must not engage in harassment while at IETF    meetings, virtual meetings, or social events or while participating    in mailing lists.  This document lays out procedures for managing and    enforcing this policy.

   This document updates RFC 2418 by defining new working group    guidelines and procedures.  This document updates RFC 7437 by    allowing the Ombudsteam to form a recall petition without further    signatories.

Status of This Memo

   This memo documents an Internet Best Current Practice.

   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).  Further information on    BCPs is available in 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/rfc7776.

 Resnick & Farrel          Best Current Practice                 [Page 1]
 RFC 7776               Anti-Harassment Procedures             March 2016

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   2.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   3.  The Ombudsteam  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

     3.1.  Size of the Ombudsteam  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

     3.2.  Appointing the Om...