Re: Formation of SGML/XML Policy Group
>>"Mark" == Mark Johnson <email@example.com> writes:
Mark> I'm thinking it'd make good sense to make some sort of official policy
Mark> document, with associated author group, to compose a new Debian policy
Mark> for packaging, implementation, etc., of XML, SGML, and related stuff.
Mark> I haven't a clue how to make this happen, which is why I'm writing
I would leave the composition of this group to the experts we
Mark> Ardo also suggested that we develop some group package management
Mark> system, with the maintainer being some alias like
Mark> 'firstname.lastname@example.org', and add maintainers to the list who can
Mark> upload on behalf of 'email@example.com'.
Umm. The way it generally happens is that the group of
experts, and the package maintainers of related packages, come up
with a working policy. Then comes a testing phase, during which the
policy is either a part of some package, or is a separate package by
itself, and may be referred to in the policy document as a
Finally, when things settle down, and the new subpolicy does
not change, it is subsumed into the actual policy package, and is
distributed as official policy; from that point on generic policy
change protocol has to be followed to amend the document.
Does this clarify things?
Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet. P.E. Trudeau
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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