[Ltru] Process Enhancement

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Mon Mar 20 18:56:59 CET 2006


Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Davis [mailto:mark.davis at icu-project.org]
> Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 12:49 PM
> To: ietf-languages at iana.org
> Cc: iana at iana.org; ltru at ietf.org
> Subject: [Ltru] Process Enhancement
> I suggest that we discuss with iana an enhancement of the 
> process used 
> for registration. I believe that this is consonant with the current 
> rules, although it could be formalized in the 3066ter 
> revision eventually.
> Problem.
> Once a code appears in the registry, we are committed to it. However, 
> there are various points of possible failure; either the 
> reviewer or the 
> iana staff could make a mistake in transcription.
> Proposal.
> To help prevent that, I suggest the following:
> 1. All changes to the language subtag registry are first made 
> in a trial 
> version of the registry, located at 
> http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry-beta.
> 2. Any time this beta file is changed, a notice is sent out to the 
> ietf-languages at iana.org list. This starts a 1 week review 
> period for of 
> those changes.
> 3. At the end of the period, if nobody on the list raises an 
> objection, 
> the reviewer notifies iana to release the beta: the contents 
> are copied 
> to http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry.
> 4. If an objection is raised, then an additional week will be allowed 
> for discussion. At the end of that period, the reviewer will either 
> request iana that
> 4a. the release is to proceed or
> 4b. the beta file is to be modified, which returns to Step 2.
> (these are numbered for reference).
> Mark

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