[Bitcoin-development] Revisiting the BIPS process, a proposal

Peter Todd pete at petertodd.org
Wed Oct 23 20:27:31 UTC 2013

On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 10:05:56PM +0200, Martin Sustrik wrote:
> On 23/10/13 21:40, Peter Todd wrote:
> >The reference implementation is the specification - the "specification"
> >on the wiki is best thought of as a set of Coles Notes on the real
> >specification. If you don't already understand that and the nuance of
> >that statement you should assume the protocol is fixed in stone and
> >doesn't evolve at all; that statement is not quite true, but it's very
> >close to the truth.
> Does that imply that the notes are deliberately obscured to force
> everyone to check the source code?

What's on the wiki is mostly the work of people who aren't working on
the reference implementation, so no, you can't say that.

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