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DEP: The Dat Enhancement Proposal Process (for Draft status) #2
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This first DEP is now ready for review. I'm submitting it for Draft status, with the hope that it stabilizes to Active within a couple months after a couple other DEPs go through the process.
I believe I pulled in all the decisions from today's WG meeting (notes).
While we mentioned a two week review period during the meeting, I remembered that that's a maximum, so if everybody likes what they see here we could merge-as-draft sooner (though not less than ~3 days to give everybody time to read). Also totally fine to wait two weeks until the next meeting.
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Jan 11, 2018
While writing this, I thought of a better way to describe the difference between the expectations about "Draft"/"Active" here (and in practice with Rust, and I think Python) vs. current practice with Bittorrent BEPs: whether the proposals lead implementation, or the implementation leads proposals and standards. W3C is maybe a good example of both: sometimes (HTML5?) the standards process guides implementation (browsers), but very often the opposite is true (standards process is playing catch up).
Obviously we've got a bunch of implementation running around already, but I think it could be really helpful (and realistic) for proposals and documentation to lead implementation.