Public Archival of AUTH48 Communication

The Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG) has considered the issue of public archival of conversations between the RFC Editor, document authors, and the IRSG during the Authors’ Final Review (“AUTH48”) period immediately prior to RFC publication.

These are communications during the final review stage in the RFC publication process, where the copy edits and other changes made by the RFC Editor are reviewed. It is also the last time changes can be made to a document before it is published as an RFC.

The IRSG believes the increased transparency brought to the RFC publication process by publicly archiving these conversations is valuable. Accordingly, the IRTF stream will follow the policy announced for the IETF stream and request the RFC Editor maintain a public archive of AUTH48 discussions.

(9 May 2022)