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Date: 2008-01-27 (14:37)
From: michaelgrunewald@y...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [OSR] OCaml Standard Recommandation Process
David Teller <> writes:

>     Dear list,
>  As I have mentioned in my previous message, during the OCaml Developer
> Days, the INRIA team has made clear that, among other things, the
> community is essentially in charge of recommending best practices,
> standards, etc. A candidate name has been suggested: "OSR", for "OCaml
> Standard Recommandations."
> While we already have a few tools for this kind of discussions, (I'm
> thinking about the current mailing-list and the Cocan Wiki), at the
> moment, we are lacking organisation and a way of committing to a
> decision.
> Let me suggest the following process:
> * anyone on this mailing-list may ask for or suggest best practises --
> to do so, please put [OSR] in the header of your e-mail
> * after some debate, if one or more solutions have emerged, we put these
> solutions on the appropriate page of the Cocan Wiki, with summaries of
> pros and cons and an official space for voting and suggesting future
> improvements
> * if the vote proves conclusive, we move the chosen solution from the
> voting stage to some page on that Wiki, say "recommended practises."
> Does this seem an acceptable method ?

The method seems acceptable.

It could be very stimulating to arrange a weekly appointment on the
IRC (or anything else), perspectives and projects could born thanks to
the spontaneity of this communication medium.

It could also turn out useful to give volunteers to list themselves
somewhere, so that people having a project can look there to find a
helping hand.