[Foundation] motions

Ralph Meijer jabberfoundation at ralphm.ik.nu
Fri Jun 13 17:01:19 CDT 2003

On Fri, Jun 13, 2003 at 12:23:25PM -0700, Evan Prodromou wrote:
> >>>>> "DW" == David Waite <mass at akuma.org> writes:
>     PSA> OK, given that it seems some server developers want this
>     PSA> functionality and at least one or two client developers say
>     PSA> they plan to implement it, I'll go ahead with the Last Call.
>     DW> Curious, this is partially what the original 'JIG' concept was
>     DW> meant for - if there weren't enough people interested enough
>     DW> to form an 'interest' group, it probably shouldn't be tackled
>     DW> as a standard.
>     DW> I of course think standards should be based on some
>     DW> measurement of need, and that we need to measure this need
>     DW> before we hit the 'call for experience' to make a standard
>     DW> final.
> So, umm: I'm wondering if it's at all reasonable to expect to see a
> reference implementation for a protocol before approving it. Many
> standards organizations use a reference implementation to prove by
> existence the implementability of the protocol, or conversely to
> modify the protocol if it turns out to be ridiculous to implement.

We already have this in JEP-0001. There need to be at least two
implementations of a JEP to have it be moved to active.



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