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Add glep 54, to replace (and require) glep 39, regarding project announcements and RFCs.  I'm marking this as F (final) as it was approved ages ago; feel free to take up wording and merits with me and it will be edited after the fact.  If you have a problem with this process, again take it up with me as I'm the bastard that did it.  Thanks

1 antarus 1.1 GLEP: 54
2     Title: An "old-school" metastructure proposal with "boot for being a slacker" Part II
3     Version: $Revision: 1.1 $
4     Last-Modified: $Date: 2007/07/22 10:03:18 $
5     Author: Alec Warner <antarus@gentoo.org>
6     Status: Final
7     Type: Standards Track
8     Content-Type: text/x-rst
9     Created: 11-Oct-2007
10     Replaces: 39
11     Requires: 39
12     Post-History: 11-Oct-2007
13    
14    
15     Abstract
16     ========
17    
18     This GLEP amends GLEP 39[#GLEP39]_. A new project must be announced
19     to the community prior to it's conception. The announcement should state
20     the project goals, the plan to achieve those goals, and any other information
21     deemed useful to the community by the person proposing a new project.
22    
23    
24     Motivation
25     ==========
26    
27     Projects were being started behind the scenes that people were not aware of;
28     this included developers and users alike. It was thought important to notify
29     the community of new projects. This also enables new projects to get valuable
30     feedback before getting to far into design and implementation.
31    
32    
33     Rationale
34     =========
35    
36     We hope projects receiving feedback fare better in the long run with regards
37     to general reception as well as meeting the goals set forth in their
38     announcement. We hope projects announced early get more volunteers by virtue
39     of being announced and in the community's view.
40    
41    
42     Backwards Compatibility
43     =======================
44    
45     Projects already announced before 19-Oct-2006 are not affected. Since this
46     GLEP was authored nearly a year later, conceivably projects announced since
47     then should retroactively send mail regarding their goals and means to achieve
48     them if they have not done so already; otherwise they would be in breach of
49     policy set in 2006.
50    
51    
52     Specification
53     =============
54    
55     New projects should send an Request For Comments mail to gentoo-dev (and
56     optionally gentoo-project) in order to received feedback from the Gentoo
57     community. Once the feedback has been received and changes incorportated into
58     the goals and design (if any), the project team should send a mail to
59     gentoo-dev-announce (and optionally gentoo-announce) regarding it's launch.
60    
61     The contents of the announcements is left intentionally vague as to not
62     restrict the scope of projects, goals, and means. If announcement, projects,
63     goals, or means end up being terrible; the authors of this GLEP fully expect
64     the community to chew you out over it.
65    
66     This GLEP does not empower the community to kill a new project, even if everyone
67     decides it sucks.
68    
69    
70     Copyright
71     =========
72    
73     This document has been placed in the public domain.

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