[Council] JEP inactivity period?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Dec 17 10:14:56 CST 2003

Well, of course, no one ever reads the text at the top of the page, do
they? The passed JEPs are at <http://www.jabber.org/protocol/> but it's
probably a bit much to think that random web surfers are sophisticated
enough to visit that page. Sigh. I've changed it back, but I still think
it is less overwhelming to show only the Experimental JEPs.

The inactivity period would be only temporary, of course. If you
reactivate the JEP by actually working on it again, it goes back to
Experimental. This is exactly what the IETF does (I-Ds time out after
six months) and I think it's one good part of the IETF process.


On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 09:59:14AM -0600, Thomas Muldowney wrote:
> I'm pondering the inactivity period.  But please put the passed jeps 
> back on the list.  Right now if a new dev went to that list they would 
> be horribly confused and misled.
> --temas
> On Dec 16, 2003, at 5:06 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> >I've modified the JEP list page to show only Experimental protocols by
> >default:
> >
> >http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jeplist.php
> >
> >This exposes the fact that a number of Experimental JEPs have not been
> >updated in over a year:
> >
> >JEP-0033 Jabber Packet Headers
> >JEP-0039 Statistics Gathering
> >JEP-0040 Robust Publish-Subscribe
> >JEP-0051 Redirect and Connection Transfer
> >JEP-0056 Business Data Interchange
> >JEP-0058 Multi-User Text Editing
> >JEP-0059 Limiting and Paging Extension
> >
> >And others have not been updated in over six months:
> >
> >JEP-0038 Icon Styles
> >JEP-0075 Jabber Object Access Protocol
> >JEP-0076 Malicious Stanzas in Jabber (humorous)
> >JEP-0081 XMPP/Jabber MIME Type
> >JEP-0083 Nested Roster Groups
> >JEP-0084 User Avatars in Jabber
> >JEP-0089 Generic Alerts
> >JEP-0097 iCal Envelope
> >
> >I think a JEP Editor rule that a JEP moves to Deferred automatically
> >after six months of activity makes a whole lot of sense (with notice
> >to the authors and the Standards-JIG mailing list, naturally).
> >
> >Any objections?
> >
> >/psa
> >
> >
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Peter Saint-Andre
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