[bitcoin-dev] BIP Process: Status, comments, and copyright licenses

Mustafa Al-Bassam mus at musalbas.com
Thu Mar 10 00:37:46 UTC 2016

It would be nice to decouple the venue, but even BIP 1 gives that
control to whoever controls the mailing list: "Following a discussion,
the proposal should be sent to the bitcoin-dev list and the BIP editor
with the draft BIP." (BIP 1)

A neater way to do it might be to replace references to the mailing list
with "public discussion medium" where "medium" can be defined as
something like any discussion forum frequented by the wider development
community, like the pull requests section of the BIP repo, conferences, etc.

On 02/02/16 15:58, Gavin Andresen via bitcoin-dev wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 5:53 PM, Luke Dashjr via bitcoin-dev
> <bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org
> <mailto:bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org>> wrote:
>     I've completed an initial draft of a BIP that provides
>     clarifications on the
>     Status field for BIPs, as well as adding the ability for public
>     comments on
>     them, and expanding the list of allowable BIP licenses.
>     https://github.com/luke-jr/bips/blob/bip-biprevised/bip-biprevised.mediawiki
>     I plan to open discussion of making this BIP an Active status
>     (along with BIP
>     123) a month after initial revisions have completed. Please
>     provide any
>     objections now, so I can try to address them now and enable
>     consensus to be
>     reached.
> I like the more concrete definitions of the various statuses.
> I don't like the definition of "consensus".  I think the definition
> described gives too much centralized control to whoever controls the
> mailing list and the wiki.
> -- 
> --
> Gavin Andresen
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