Network Working Group J-F. Mule Request for Comments: 4965 CableLabs Category: Informational W. Townsley Cisco Systems September 2007 CableLabs - IETF Standardization Collaboration Status of This Memo This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
AbstractThis document describes the collaboration and liaison relationship between the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs). 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2. Basis of Collaboration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3. Document Sharing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 4. Participation in the IETF Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5. Designated Liaison Managers and Responsibilities . . . . . . . 4 6. Formal Liaison Statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 7. Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 8. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 9. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 10. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 11. Common Work Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 12. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
http://www.cablelabs.com. Within the IETF, activities are undertaken within a framework of Areas, with specific activities being undertaken by working groups that are chartered within each Area. Working group output is reviewed by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) and published by the RFC Editor. IETF activities are based on a principle of open contribution and participation by any interested party. Details on the Internet Standards Process followed by the IETF can be found in [RFC2026]. Information on IETF working groups, current work item drafts, meeting schedules, and mailing lists are published on the IETF Web site, http://www.ietf.org. The IETF and CableLabs are forming a liaison relationship with a mutual desire to support the integrity of specifications developed by each body. CableLabs does not develop standards other than through its participation with Standards Defining Organizations (SDOs) like the IETF.
The preferred approach is that CableLabs uses the IETF specifications unchanged, if feasible, and communicates requirements for change to the IETF, as needed. The parties intend to work together in an effort to avoid duplication of work. Within the framework of this liaison relationship, each organization will operate according to its own rules and procedures, including rules governing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), specification elaboration, approval, and maintenance.
ISSUED status and are published for open access on CableLabs' Web site, http://www.cablelabs.com, or http://www.cablelabs.com/specifications/archives/. In order for the IETF to make any reference (informative or normative), the document must be in an approved and published state, and publicly available. It is expected that CableLabs will share relevant information with IETF participants via individual IETF Contributions, as described in [RFC3978], and without requiring a non-disclosure agreement. CableLabs and the IETF will work to update and exchange, when appropriate and on a regular basis, a list of dependencies between each organization's specifications and work in progress. RFC2026]. Participation in the IETF process is open to any individual willing to contribute. This naturally includes individuals who also represent or otherwise contribute to the development of CableLabs specifications. Such individuals may freely participate in IETF mailing list discussions, submit and review Internet Drafts, and attend IETF meetings in order to assist the IETF in refining its understanding of CableLabs requirements as well as offering CableLabs an opportunity to receive informal guidance on CableLabs' use of IETF specifications. The vast majority of technical discussions and decision making within the IETF is undertaken on open mailing lists. Interested individuals should subscribe to and participate on these lists. RFC4052] and [RFC4053]. Formal communications from CableLabs will be initiated by the designated CableLabs liaison manager by sending a liaison statement to the IETF liaison manager; these must follow the procedures described in [RFC4053]. The role of the IETF liaison manager is defined in [RFC4052] and [RFC4691]. The IETF liaison manager is not responsible for notifying CableLabs of new work to be undertaken by the IETF. Instead, the designated CableLabs liaison manager or
delegates should subscribe to IETF lists announcing the creation or rechartering of IETF working groups (ietf-announce) and the lists announcing new work (new-work). RFC4052] and [RFC4691], o be informed by CableLabs, when appropriate, of CableLabs activities within the IETF, including new work proposals, and be able to report those using appropriate channels within the IETF, o convey liaison statements from the IETF to CableLabs as described in [RFC4053], and be responsible for shepherding CableLabs communication to the relevant parts of the IETF, o be able to raise issues with CableLabs technical leadership as well as the IAB members and IETF Area Directors, as required. CableLabs meetings are normally only open to delegates from CableLabs members or those manufacturers who have signed the appropriate agreements to participate in CableLabs projects or meetings.
RFC4053] must be followed by both the liaison manager named by IETF and the liaison manager designated by CableLabs. It is important to note that all liaison statements made by the IETF or directed to the IETF shall be published by the IETF as public documents. All liaison statements made by the IETF will comply with the IETF IPR policy as documented in [RFC3978], [RFC3979], [RFC4748], [RFC4371] and any updates. RFC3978] and [RFC3979]. IETF participants whose companies are CableLabs members or have signed the appropriate agreements with CableLabs may also make contributions to CableLabs' projects and specifications. CableLabs mailing lists are not open to the general public. It is recommended that work of mutual interest be discussed on the relevant IETF mailing lists. The IETF and CableLabs will not co-develop any documents or material.
http://www.cablelabs.com/specifications/. A stable document URL is one following the format: http://www.cablelabs.com/specifications/CableLabs_docname.pdf, where 'CableLabs_docname' is the CableLabs document name. IANA is requested to use the above document URL format when referencing CableLabs specifications in its registries. RFC3113] and [RFC3131]. This document was produced using the xml2rfc tool (RFC2629).
[RFC2026] Bradner, S., "The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 3", BCP 9, RFC 2026, October 1996. [RFC3113] Rosenbrock, K., Sanmugam, R., Bradner, S., and J. Klensin, "3GPP-IETF Standardization Collaboration", RFC 3113, June 2001. [RFC3131] Bradner, S., Calhoun, P., Cuschieri, H., Dennett, S., Flynn, G., Lipford, M., and M. McPheters, "3GPP2-IETF Standardization Collaboration", RFC 3131, June 2001. [RFC3978] Bradner, S., "IETF Rights in Contributions", BCP 78, RFC 3978, March 2005. [RFC3979] Bradner, S., "Intellectual Property Rights in IETF Technology", BCP 79, RFC 3979, March 2005. [RFC4052] Daigle, L. and Internet Architecture Board, "IAB Processes for Management of IETF Liaison Relationships", BCP 102, RFC 4052, April 2005. [RFC4053] Trowbridge, S., Bradner, S., and F. Baker, "Procedures for Handling Liaison Statements to and from the IETF", BCP 103, RFC 4053, April 2005. [RFC4371] Carpenter, B. and L. Lynch, "BCP 101 Update for IPR Trust", BCP 101, RFC 4371, January 2006. [RFC4691] Andersson, L., "Guidelines for Acting as an IETF Liaison to Another Organization", RFC 4691, October 2006. [RFC4748] Bradner, S., "RFC 3978 Update to Recognize the IETF Trust", BCP 78, RFC 4748, October 2006.
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