Alan Bawden proposed that there be a repository for library proposals. Shriram Krishnamurthi volunteered to host the library, and Dave Mason and Mike Sperber joined him as initial editors and coordinators of the library process. The term "Request for Implementation," a play on the Internet "Request for Comments," was coined at the workshop, and modified to "Scheme Request for Implementation" by the editors.
On Nov 1, 1998, the srfi-discuss mailing list was established which had as subscribers many major implementors of Scheme as well as other contributors to the language. An archive of the discussion is available
The SRFI website along with the other SRFI procedures was established in late December 1998.