There are numerous improvements in this version and I hope we
can get consensus soon.
Just a couple of remarks on
5. Transition to a Standards Track with Two Maturity Levels
1) Probably there should be a statement that all existing
Internet Standard documents are still classified as Internet Standard.
That may seem blindingly obvious, but if we don't write it down,
somebody will ask.
2) More substantively,
"Any protocol or service that is currently at the Draft Standard
maturity level may be reclassified as an Internet Standard as soon as
the criteria in Section 2.2 are satisfied. This reclassification is
accomplished by submitting a request to the IESG along with a
description of the implementation and operational experience. "
I'm a bit concerned that this doesn't scale, and we will be left
with a long tail of DS documents that end up in limbo. One way to avoid
this is to encourage bulk reclassifications (rather like we did a bulk
declassification in RFC 4450). Another way is to define a sunset date,
Any documents that are still classified as Draft Standard two years
after the publication of this RFC will be automatically downgraded
to Proposed Standard.
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