[cabfpub] Ballot process proposal

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Mon Nov 21 17:55:18 UTC 2016

On 18/11/16 20:10, Peter Bowen wrote:
> changes/pull requests.  I think a “Final Guideline” is basically a
> new major version of a Guideline and a Final Maintenance Guideline is
> a new minor version of a Guideline.

Other than when the document is entirely new, when it's clearly an FG,
in this construction how does one decide what is a new major and what is
a new minor version?

> This does suggest a possible process optimization — we allow multiple
> ballots be included in a FMG.  This would delay adoption of the
> guideline but would also reduce the number of reviews needed.  If
> this is considered to be desirable, we could increate the maximum
> duration between announcement of results of a ballot and initiation
> of the Review Period.  This would come at the tradeoff of a longer
> potential period from the start of the ballot review period to the
> approval of a guideline containing the changes.

I think this is a good idea; perhaps we could roll up all ballots
approved in a given month into a review period triggered on the 1st of
the following month.


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