[Standards] Abolishing 'proposed' status for XEPs

Kevin Smith kevin.smith at isode.com
Mon Apr 23 14:45:37 UTC 2018

On 23 Apr 2018, at 15:09, Matthew Wild <mwild1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> discontinue.
> 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.

I agree with doing something. I don’t have particularly strong feelings on which of these two somethings is more appropriate.


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