Thursday, March 24, 2005

So what should happen to that draft standard?

In my other posting today, I mentioned a draft standard that was circulated nearly two years ago but was not formally released. What should happen to it? I would like to see it released as a draft (with markings on every page stating that it is a draft). I would also like to see it placed online in an environment where comments or additional information could be added (a wiki?). In essence, it would be a working document that was evolving before people's eyes. Doing this would mean that the work already completed on it would not be lost, but available for people to use. Perhaps parts of the draft would receive seals of approval, while other sections would be improved through the notes and comments posted on it.

Let's not lose whatever valuable knowledge is in this document. Let's get it out there and shared.

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