Improving Awareness of Running Code: The Implementation Status Section (RFC6982)
Original Publication Date: 2013-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2013-Jul-18
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
Y. Sheffer: AUTHOR [+1]
Most IETF participants are familiar with the saying "rough consensus and running code" [Tao] and can identify with its pragmatic approach. However, implementation is not a requirement for publication as an RFC. There are many examples of Internet-Drafts containing protocol specification that have gone through to publication as Proposed Standard RFCs without implementation. Some of them may never get implemented.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Y. Sheffer Request for Comments: 6982 Porticor Category: Experimental A. Farrel ISSN: 2070-1721 Juniper July 2013
Improving Awareness of Running Code: The Implementation Status Section
This document describes a simple process that allows authors of Internet-Drafts to record the status of known implementations by including an Implementation Status section. This will allow reviewers and working groups to assign due consideration to documents that have the benefit of running code, which may serve as evidence of valuable experimentation and feedback that have made the implemented protocols more mature.
The process in this document is offered as an experiment. Authors of Internet-Drafts are encouraged to consider using the process for their documents, and working groups are invited to think about applying the process to all of their protocol specifications. The authors of this document intend to collate experiences with this experiment and to report them to the community.
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for examination, experimental implementation, and evaluation.
This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. 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/rfc6982.
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RFC 6982 Running Code July 2013
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