[Members] technical review team

Kurt Zeilenga Kurt.Zeilenga at Isode.com
Tue Oct 20 11:34:24 CDT 2009

On Oct 20, 2009, at 7:51 AM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

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> Here is an informal description of the proposed technical review team.

I think it would be good to clarify what weight such reviews are to  
have in the council considerations.

Given the reference to IETF team/directorate reviews, I would assume  
that such reviews would be considered as comments from the individual  
reviewer, not given any special weight due to the reviewer being a  
member of the technical review team.

In particular, the technical review team is not an approval  
authority.  A positive technical review, while desirable, is not  
required for acceptance/advancement of a technical specification by  
the council.

-- Kurt

> ***
> The XSF's Technical Review Team is responsible for completing  
> technical
> reviews of XMPP Extension Protocols (XEPs). The team can review
> specifications on its own initiative or when requested to do so by the
> XMPP Council, and at any stage in the XSF's standards process,  
> including:
>  * Before a "ProtoXEP" is accepted for publication by the XMPP Council
>  * While a XEP is in the Experimental state
>  * During a Last Call related to advancement of a specification from
> Experimental to Draft (or Active)
>  * While a XEP is in the Draft state
>  * During a Call for Experience related to advancement of a
> specification from Draft to Final
>  * While a XEP is in the Final state
> ***
> This team is yet to be formed. I think it would be structured like
> similar teams at the IETF (apps-review, gen-art, secdir, xmldir). We
> will have a team lead and a "roster" of volunteers who tell the team
> lead what topics they are interested in or have expertise in. The team
> lead will then assign reviews to particular people on the team.  
> Because
> we don't have *that* many specifications to review, I would expect  
> that
> each team member will probably review one or two specs a year,  
> depending
> on how many people want to serve on this team. We would also define a
> review template to make the reviewer's job easier. The team lead would
> be responsible for tracking pending and completed reviews. Reviews  
> would
> be sent to the standards at xmpp.org list.
> Peter
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