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From: Stephen Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:04:16 -0700
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7.2.3 Implementation Experience

Implementation experience is required to show that a specification is sufficiently clear, complete, and relevant to market needs that (multiple independent) implementations of each feature of the specification will be realized.  While no exhaustive list of requirements is provided here, when assessing that there is adequate implementation experience the Director will consider (though not limited to):

*      is each feature implemented and how is this demonstrated; for example, are there public tests for the feature?

*      are there independent interoperable implementations?

*      are there implementations created by other than the authors of the specification?

*      are the implementations publicly deployed?

Planning to meet the requirement for implementation experience should begin early and proceed in parallel with the development of the specification. It is up to the working group to present evidence that sufficient implementation experience exists and that it has met any implementation requirements it has placed on itself during LCCR.


Section 7.4.2 (LCCR) has

must document how the requirement for implementation experience will be met.

Section 7.4.5 (REC) has

must document that the requirement for implementation experience has been met.

Section 7.1, LCCR bullet

Gather implementation experience

Steve Zilles
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