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Re: bring sense to the ietf - volunteer for nomcom

  • From: Michael Shields
  • Date: Thu Sep 07 17:34:37 2000

In article <[email protected]>,
Masataka Ohta <[email protected]> wrote:
> Note that BCP9, RFC2026, says:
>    publication for comments before proceeding further.  The RFC Editor
>    is expected to exercise his or her judgment concerning the editorial
>    suitability of a document for publication with Experimental or
>    Informational status, and may refuse to publish a document which, in
>    the expert opinion of the RFC Editor, is unrelated to Internet
>                                             ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>    activity or falls below the technical and/or editorial standard for
>    ^^^^^^^^
>    RFCs.
> I should accept a fact that Jon Postel is really dead.

Yes, the RFC Editor "may refuse".  From BCP 14 / RFC 2119: "This word,
or the adjective OPTIONAL, mean that an item is truly optional."