Internet-Draft IAB Charter Update for RFC Editor September 2021
Carpenter Expires 25 March 2022 [Page]
Network Working Group
2850 (if approved)
Intended Status:
Best Current Practice
B.E. Carpenter
Univ. of Auckland

IAB Charter Update for RFC Editor Model


This document updates the IAB Charter (RFC 2850) to be consistent with the new model for the RFC Editor (draft-iab-rfcefdp-rfced-model).

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

In the RFC Editor model defined by [I-D.iab-rfcefdp-rfced-model], the RFC Series is now governed by its own mechanisms. This requires a modification to the Internet Architecture Board charter [RFC2850].

Note that RFC 2850 states that the RFC Editor appoints a liaison member to the IAB. This does not change.

2. Changed Text

In Section 2 of RFC 2850, entitled "The Role of the IAB", under the sub-heading "(b) RFC Series and IANA", the following sentence:

"The IAB must approve the appointment of an organization to act as RFC Editor and the general policy followed by the RFC Editor."

is replaced by:

"The RFC Editor function is defined under the authority of the IAB by [I-D.iab-rfcefdp-rfced-model]."

3. Note [RFC Editor: please remove]

[RFC2026] contains the sentence:

"RFC publication is the direct responsibility of the RFC Editor, under the general direction of the IAB."

which is obsolete according to [I-D.iab-rfcefdp-rfced-model] and should be marked for deletion in any future update.

4. IANA Considerations

This document makes no request of IANA.

5. Security Considerations

This document should not affect the security of the Internet.

6. Acknowledgements

Useful comments were received from John Klensin, Eliot Lear, Peter Saint-Andre, Rich Salz and others.

7. References

7.1. Normative References

Internet Architecture Board and B. Carpenter, Ed., "Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)", BCP 39, RFC 2850, DOI 10.17487/RFC2850, , <>.

7.2. Informative References

Saint-Andre, P., "RFC Editor Model (Version 3)", Work in Progress, Internet-Draft, draft-iab-rfcefdp-rfced-model-01, , <>.
Bradner, S., "The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 3", BCP 9, RFC 2026, DOI 10.17487/RFC2026, , <>.

Appendix A. Change Log

A.1. Draft-00

  • Original version

A.2. Draft-01

  • cited draft renamed

A.3. Draft-02

  • wording adjusted to clarify IAB responsibility
  • note on RFC2026 added

Author's Address

Brian E. Carpenter
The University of Auckland
School of Computer Science
PB 92019
Auckland 1142
New Zealand