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IETF Working Group Guidelines and Procedures (RFC1603)

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Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-13
Document File: 29 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

E. Huizer: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1603: DOI

Abstract

This document describes the guidelines and procedures for formation and operation of IETF working groups. It describes the formal relationship between IETF participants WG and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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Network Working Group E. Huizer Request for Comments: 1603 SURFnet bv Category: Informational D. Crocker Silicon Graphics, Inc. March 1994

IETF Working Group Guidelines and Procedures

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has responsibility for developing and reviewing specifications intended as Internet Standards. IETF activities are organized into working groups (WGs). This document describes the guidelines and procedures for formation and operation of IETF working groups. It describes the formal relationship between IETF participants WG and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). The basic duties of IETF participants, including WG Chair and IESG Area Directors are defined.

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION.............................................. 2 1.1. IETF approach to standardization........................ 3 1.2. Acknowledgments......................................... 4 2. WORKING GROUP (WG) FORMATION.............................. 5 2.1. Criteria for formation.................................. 5 2.2. Charter................................................. 6 2.3. Charter review & approval............................... 9 2.4. Birds of a feather (BOF)................................ 9 3. WORKING GROUP OPERATION................................... 11 3.1. Session planning........................................ 11 3.2. Session venue........................................... 12 3.3. Session management...................................... 14 3.4. Contention and appeals overview......................... 15 4. WORKING GROUP TERMINATION................................. 16 5. STAFF ROLES............................................... 17 5.1. WG Chair................................................ 17 5.2. WG Editor/Secretary..................................... 19 5.3. WG Facilitator.......................................... 19 5.4. Design teams............................................ 19

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RFC 1603 IETF Working Group Guidelines March 1994

5.5. Area Consultant......................................... 19 5.6. Area Director........................................... 20 5.7. Area Directorate........................................ 21 6. WORKING GROUP DOCUMENTS................................... 21 6.1. Session documents....................................... 21 6.2. IETF meeting document archive........................... 21 6.3. Internet-Drafts (I-D)................................... 23 6.4. Request For Comments (RFC).............................. 24 6.5. Submission of documents................................. 24 6.6. Review of documents..................................... 25 7. SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS................................... 26 8. REFERENCES................................................ 26 9. AUTHO...

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