Internet-Draft IAB Charter Update for RFC Editor April 2022
Carpenter Expires 3 October 2022 [Page]
Network Working Group
2850 (if approved)
Intended Status:
Best Current Practice
B. E. Carpenter, Ed.
Univ. of Auckland

IAB Charter Update for RFC Editor Model


This document updates the IAB Charter (RFC 2850) to be consistent with version 3 of the RFC Editor Model (draft-iab-rfcefdp-rfced-model).

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

In version 3 of the RFC Editor model defined by [I-D.iab-rfcefdp-rfced-model], the RFC Series is governed by its own mechanisms. This requires a modification to the Internet Architecture Board charter [RFC2850].

Also, RFC 2850 states that the RFC Editor appoints a liaison member to the IAB. This is no longer necessary.

2. Changed Text

In Section 1.2 of RFC 2850, entitled "Ex-Officio and Liaison members" the phrase "the RFC Editor," is deleted.

In Section 2 of RFC 2850, entitled "The Role of the IAB", under the sub-heading "(d) 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. Approval

This document is published as an IETF Best Current Practice and has also been approved by the IAB and acknowledged by the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society.

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. Normative References

Saint-Andre, P., "RFC Editor Model (Version 3)", Work in Progress, Internet-Draft, draft-iab-rfcefdp-rfced-model-13, , <>.
Internet Architecture Board and B. Carpenter, Ed., "Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)", BCP 39, RFC 2850, DOI 10.17487/RFC2850, , <>.

Appendix A. Change Log [RFC Editor: please remove]

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

A.4. Draft-03

  • note on RFC2026 removed since another draft now covers the issue

A.5. Draft-04

  • wording adjusted to align terminology
  • made RFC model normative to synchronize publication

A.6. Draft-05

  • author -> editor
  • noted IAB approval

A.7. Draft-06

  • IETF Last Call nits

A.8. Draft-07

  • refer to 'version 3' instead of 'new' model

A.9. Draft-08

  • removed liaison role

A.10. Draft-09

  • noted ISOC Board acknowledgement

Author's Address

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