[standards-jig] Re: [Foundation] streamlining the JIGs

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Mar 4 18:50:43 UTC 2002


On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, Iain Shigeoka wrote:

> On 3/3/02 8:56 AM, "DJ Adams" <dj.adams at pobox.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 09:30:59AM -0800, Iain Shigeoka wrote:
> > 
> >>> I think that one is in there?  If not it has been discussed before that the
> >>> JEPs should come with a reference implementation in order to be accepted
> >>> (Just made me think of patent issues and what not.  Might need to make this
> >>> clear that it's a public reference?).
> >> 
> >> It was definitely discussed.  I don't think it was formalized into a
> >> requirement though.  As far as patent issues that is an important factor to
> > 
> > I do seem to remember that I had to have a reference implementation[1] for
> > Jabber-RPC before it could go to draft.
> 
> Hmm.  I think we made the suggestion (at a JSF meeting or on the list) but I
> don't think it is an official requirement yet.

It is formalized in JEP-0001. However, what we discussed in that JSF
meeting (IIRC) was that we don't want to refer to it as a reference
implementation since that carries along with it certain baggage and
maintenance requirements. Actually I think Daniel Veillard brought this to
our attention.

Peter




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