PWG> Updated PWG Process comment

PWG> Updated PWG Process comment

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at
Wed Apr 14 17:34:51 EDT 2004

Hi Jerry,

I agree with your suggestion to rename 'Maturity Level' to
'Status' and add new CS/STD only values of 'Approved' and
'Obsolete'.  For example,

    Status: Obsolete (replaced by PWG 510x.y)

- Ira

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

-----Original Message-----
From: thrasher at [mailto:thrasher at]
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 10:11 AM
To: pwg at
Subject: Re: PWG> Updated PWG Process comment

I have a suggestion for modifying the "Maturity Level" (section 4.5.1) of
the current process document.

As I have been starting to update the older approved PWG documents I
noticed that the Maturity Level
is currently not supposed to be included on a Candidate Standard or
Standard.....although on some
of the recently approved documents it is.....

I'm looking for a way to indicate that PWG 5100.4-2001 is obsolete (other
than a background watermark...).
when I update the links and front matter.


Change the "Maturity Level" to "Status"...and add "Approved" and "Obsolete"
or "Obsoleted by...." as kewords to be used
on Candidate Standards and Standards.

So the "Status" of a Working Draft or other PWG documents  would be
Initial, Interim, Prototype, and Stable.
The "Status" of a Candidate Standard/Standard/other approvable documents
would be Approved, or Obsolete....

Here's a copy of this applied to the update of well as
the updated cover matter."


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