The operation of the WIDE draft and the WIDE report has been
The WIDE technical-report and the WIDE paper, which are the new documentation system in the
WIDE project, have been launched in December 2005.
WIDE drafts and WIDE reports are documents that describe the results
of activity in the WIDE project. (The difference between drafts and
reports is the quality of the document. See below.)
We highly appreciate any comments outside from WIDE on both drafts and
reports. Comments should be sent to the mail address described in the
document (if any, but this is the typical case) or to WIDE area
directors (ADs, email@example.com).
There is no particular limitation on the content of drafts and
reports. All useful results through WIDE activity can be a draft or a
report. For example, an experiment report and a list of operational
know-how can be published as a draft. In addition, published papers
or RFCs written by WIDE member(s) may be reproduced, when allowed, as
a WIDE document.
The followings are supplemental explanations for WIDE drafts and
- WIDE drafts
Any document that does not have enough quality or needs an
improvement to become a final form is issued as a draft. Drafts are
issued basically without a detailed review on the content in favor
of prompt publication. The first version of a document is typically
Issued drafts are eventually reviewed by ADs to become a report.
A WIDE draft is in general revised to become a report, but it never
expires in contrast to an Internet-Draft. (However, a draft will
be removed from the list of drafts when it becomes a report.)
- WIDE reports
A WIDE report is the final form of any document published in WIDE.
A draft becomes a report when the ADs approve it through the review
process. For example, if the document has enough quality to be
accepted as a technical paper, it will be approved as a WIDE report.
Our goal in the document system is that WIDE reports will be
referred to as useful documents from Internet-related engineers all
over the world.
A list of WIDE drafts/reports