UCD problem in SSA/SpectrumDM
ktn at star.le.ac.uk
Tue Nov 24 07:16:34 PST 2009
Thanks for the clarification and my apologies for missing this in the
first place. All we need to do now is determine what goes where and when.
> Hi Keith. This is stated explicitly in Section 1.2 of the standards process
> " After a document reaches Recommendation status, subsequent revisions
> retrace the promotion process. Changes that are backward compatible result
> in increments in the number to the right of the decimal place (1.1, 1.2,
> ...). Changes that are not backward compatible require an increment of the
> number of the left of the decimal place (2.0), with subsequent backward
> compatible revisions following the same pattern (2.1, 2.2, ...)."
> Having been one of the architects of this review and promotion process, this
> discussion makes me wonder whether we need a more expedient way to deal with
> legitimate mistakes. At the level of typos I would hope we could agree that
> these could simply be fixed, e.g., with the oversight of the standing
> committee on process. A new version of the document (with date of issuance
> revised) would replace the previous one and changes duly noted in the change
> log part of the paper.
> For mistakes such as the incorrect UCD that led to this discussion the
> situation is not black-and-white. Such a mistake causes changes to code,
> which invokes the "new version" rule, but hardly seems to require engaging
> the entire review machinery. Of course, allowing things into this gray area
> becomes a matter of judgment (by whom?), and risks a foray into
> arbitrariness. Maybe we need a lightweight "re-review" process for such
> situations. In any case, let's try to not get out of control with rule
> making, lest we have to start hiring legal counsel into all of our teams!
> Your approach of gathering things together makes sense to me.
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