[Standards-JIG] Re: UPDATED: JEP-0001 (Jabber Enhancement Proposals(JEPs))

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Sep 13 20:22:50 UTC 2004


In article <stpeter-B002F1.16403801092004 at sea.gmane.org>,
 Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:

> In article <11D121AB355B69448D3A9F2132D2A3AA194C72 at niobe.BlueHands.de>,
>  "Heiner Wolf" <wolf at bluehands.de> wrote:
> 
> > I am just curious:
> > After a JEP has been approved by the council, can the JEP be changed? 
> > Will changes be approved by council?
> > Is JEP-0001 a special JEP outside of the process specified by JEP-0001?
> 
> We continually update JEP-0001 to reflect experience with the JEP 
> process, but as author of that JEP I never publish an updated version 
> without first having all changes approved by the Council and often by 
> the Board of Directors as well. We sometimes make changes to Active JEPs 
> (Informational and Historical) to correct errors (such as a missing 
> schema or unclear wording) but those are approved by the Council as 
> well. We strive never to make changes to Final JEPs (Standards Track) 
> but sometimes it is necessary in order to clarify matters in the spec 
> (the major example of this was JEP-0004; we are more careful with more 
> recent JEPs); these changes are approved by the Council as well. However 
> these changes are not handled through an additional Last Call or a new 
> vote on the JEP, simply by discussion by the Council and announcement of 
> the revised version on this list. Members of this list of course are 
> free to ask for clarification regarding such changes, or to object to 
> the changes made by the Council.
> 
> Perhaps we need to adjust JEP-0001 to reflect this process? :-)

I have provisionally added this information to JEP-0001 and am waiting 
for Board approval before publishing the changes.

Peter




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