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Re: Formation of SGML/XML Policy Group

>>"Mark" == Mark Johnson <mrj@debian.org> 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
 Mark> you.

	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> 'xmlhackers@debian.org', and add maintainers to the list who can
 Mark> upload on behalf of 'xmlhackers@debian.org'.

	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   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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