[cabfpub] Ballot process ordering

Ryan Sleevi sleevi at google.com
Wed Nov 2 18:17:43 UTC 2016

On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 11:03 AM, Gervase Markham <gerv at mozilla.org> wrote:

> On 02/11/16 17:39, Ryan Sleevi wrote:
> > That is, Ballots 181 and 182 are thus Draft Guidelines, and need 60 day
> > reviews,
> How does this follow?
> Section 4.1: "Prior to the approval of a CAB Forum Draft Guideline as a
> CAB Forum Final Guideline or Final Maintenance Guideline..."
> A Draft Guideline may become either a FG or an FMG. How do you decide
> which it becomes?
> 8.3 f): "'Final Maintenance Guideline' is an errata to or amendment of
> an existing CAB Forum Final Guideline."
> So if it's an edit to an existing document, the DG is aiming to be an
> FMG, otherwise it's aiming to be an FG.
> Back to 4.1: "The approval of a CAB Forum Final Maintenance Guideline
> shall follow the same process except that the Review Period shall be
> thirty (30) days."
> If the end result will be an FMG (i.e. an edit) then the review period
> is 30 days. Otherwise it's 60.
> Why do you say that all Draft Guidelines need 60-day reviews?

I'm highlighting the wording issue; that is, the text can be read to either
suggest DG -> (FG || FMG) (which is the interpretation you've described
here) *or* DG -> FG -> FMG (using 8.3). The transition of DG -> FG invokes
the 60 day review period.
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