[Members] proposed changes to XEP-0001

Alexey Melnikov alexey.melnikov at isode.com
Thu Jan 14 05:42:07 CST 2010

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

>Several months ago I reviewed XEP-0001 and noted some things that needed
>to be fixed (e.g., it still said that experimental XEPs are to be
>deferred after 6 months of inactivity, whereas we changed that practice
>to 12 months some time ago). This evening, spurred by a chat that I had
>today with Dave Cridland, I keyed in my edits and made a few other
>fixes. The changelog is as follows:
>    * Changed the period for Council objections to submitted proposals
>from 7 days to 14 days.
>    * Changed the period for automatic deferral of an Experimental XEP
>from 6 months to 12 months.
>    * Changed the holding period for advancement from Draft to Final
>from 60 days to 6 months.
>    * Clarified that the Editor is the canonical target for all
>submissions, not necessarily all questions related to the XSF's
>standards process.
>    * Clarified that only changes in Draft and Final XEPs that could
>reasonably be construed as material must be reviewed and voted on by the
>XMPP Council, thus exempting correction of typographical errors, minor
>clarifications, and other such errata.
>    * Clarified that Council review is mandatory (not just recommended)
>regarding IANA registrations initiated by the XMPP Registrar.
>    * Updated some references and added some links.
I haven't checked the details, but the short version of your changes 
looks reasonable to me.

>Because the authorizing body for changes to XEP-0001 is the Board of
>Directors (not the Council), I think it is appropriate to discuss these
>changes among the XSF membership (IMHO the members at xmpp.org list has the
>same relation to the Board as the standards at xmpp.org list has to the
>A rendered copy is here:

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