Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#57 closed defect (wontfix)

(B.27) The organizational location of the RSOC.

Reported by: john+rfc@… Owned by: jmh@…
Priority: blocker Milestone: milestone1
Component: draft-iab-rfc-editor-model-v2 Version: 1.0
Severity: In WG Last Call Keywords:


(B.27) The organizational location of the RSOC.

Most of the document is insensitive to the difference, but we
have various bits floating around that describe the RSOC as an
"IAB Project" and others, including Section 3.1, that describe
an IAB-established "group" (whatever that is). Depending in
part on what the IAB does with "Projects", it might make a
difference. In particular,

  • If I understand the way the IAB intended "Projects", they

are really integral to the IAB with added outside members.
Remember that, while the capability has not been used in
recent years and is not explicit in RFC 2850 (the IAB
Charter), the IAB has always been able to include
participants not listed in the Charter in its meetings and
discussions as long as they are not part of the voting
process for formal IAB decisions and actions. Such
Projects are really part of the IAB but, as such, they
probably shouldn't have line-item budgets in the IASA
process as this document seems to require for the RSOC in
the second paragraph of 4.2. Instead, the RSOC should be
budgeted for as part of the IAB budget, just like other
IAB Projects, workshops, and other operations.

  • By contrast, if the RSOC is some sort of IAB-established

"Group", it is not clear whether, under RFC 2850, the IAB
has the ability to delegate as much authority and
responsibility for the RFC Editor function to it as this
document contemplates (and the IAB may need a committee or
Project to oversee the RSOC). On the other hand, it would
be entirely reasonable for that sort of RSOC to have a
separate budget line. Even then, having the RSOC be
considered part of the RFC Editor Function for budgetary
purposes (with the RSE preparing the budget) even though
the RSOC makes the RSE selection and oversees the RSE
might be considered a bit dicey.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Bernard_Aboba@…

  • Owner set to jmh@…

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by jmh@…

My notes show the discussion conclusion was not to make any change for this.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by jmh@…

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
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