[Standards] Abolishing 'proposed' status for XEPs

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 14:09:31 UTC 2018

We have a number of XEPs stuck in 'proposed' with an expired Last Call.

I think the reality is that the council "rejected" these, or last call
feedback is awaiting to be incorporated. By "rejected" I mean to imply
that the council didn't want to advance the XEP yet (presumably based
on LC feedback), but they did not want development on the XEP to

However XEP-0001 doesn't specify a way back to 'Experimental' from
'Proposed', which is why I think our documented process is not being
followed here.

I think we wither need to fix that process (by specifying Proposed ->
Experimental), or... and this is what I think I personally prefer,
remove the 'Proposed' status entirely (unless someone can state what
purpose it serves).

Thoughts welcome.


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