[standards-jig] section 6 of jep-001

Russell Davis rkdavis at burninghorse.com
Thu Dec 5 21:44:51 UTC 2002


nothing really important or interesting but after rereading jep-001 I
think that maybe section 6 should be tightened up a fraction. it
currwntly reads.

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6. Proposal Process

Before a JEP may be proposed to the Jabber Council [7], a motion to
propose it must be initiated by a member of the JSF. The motion must be
seconded by at least 5% of the full membership of the JSF before the JEP
shall advance to a status of Proposed. This ensures that the proposal
meets a minimum standard of interest among the Jabber community. Once 5%
of JSF members second the motion, the JEP Editor shall issue a Last Call
for discussion on the mailing list of the Standards JIG (the Last Call
shall expire not less than 10 days after the date of issue). JEP authors
may not propose or second the Last Call for their own JEPs, and the
person proposing the Last Call is strongly encouraged to confer with the
JEP Editor before doing so.

If all issues of substance have been addressed by the JEP author before
the end of the Last Call, the JEP Editor shall formally propose a
specific revision of the JEP to the Jabber Council.

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it seems to me that after the first member has proposed that a jep be
moved forward an imaginary clock should start ticking for a nominal
period of time (say two weeks) in which the jep must receive the
required number of seconds and that the initial number of seconds
required to move the jep forward is fixed at the time that the initial
motion was made and that the proposing member must remain a member
during the time when the seconds are made.

otherwise we can endup with weird situations including the situation
where a jep is stalled being one or two seconds short for months even
years (unlikely but possible) and then all of a sudden after after a
membership purge it meets the requirements or even worse that the
initial proposing member is nolonger a JSF member.

none of this is that important or urgent but i think it tidies up the
jep a little a gives us that belt and braces feeling.

bst rgrds
Russell Davis
jid: ukscone at jabber.org




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