The IAOC believes it is very close to agreement with USC on a two year RFC
Editor services contract. Agreement should be reached by the end of the
current contract extension date (March 31st). The IAOC has informed the
two other bidders and asked them to consider re-bidding when the next RFP
process cycles through. Should we fail to reach a signed contract with our
current preferred bidder, we will be re-opening the RPF process.
This process has taken longer than expected, mostly due to issues
involving IPR and the older RFCs. We continue to believe that agreement
with USC is in the best interests of the IETF at this time. In future
however, we may find there are advantages to a split of the RFC Editor and
RFC Publisher functions. Over the coming months we look forward to
participating in an IAB-led discussion of potential new models and in
14-16 months will will RFP(s) for the model as adopted by the community.
For additional information on publication related issues see:
The IAOC will keep you informed of the contract negotiations.
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