All changes to the OpenSocial spec are proposed, discussed, and voted on in the spec list.
Below is a summary of how this wiki is used in the OpenSocial spec process. For information about the spec process itself, please see the Spec Process document.
Proposing a change
To propose a change to the OpenSocial spec, send an email to the spec list with
in the subject (e.g. for example, _
: Proxied Content_). Be sure to include:
A description of the change
A diff or patch file showing the exact modifications to the current spec
A link to a wiki page (include
in the source to have it show up below)
Approving a proposal
Proposals are discussed as needed to clarify, or modify the proposal. Once the details of the proposal have been finalized, the proposal is voted on. When a proposal has received the necessary votes for inclusion, the proposal's wiki page should be tagged with
to indicate that it is ready to be prototyped.
Once proposals are approved, they need to be prototyped so they are tagged with
. If you are implementing a prototype for a proposal, you should update the proposal's wiki page with information about your prototype and add a
tag to the wiki source. Once your prototype is complete, and any necessary modifications to the spec have been discussed and incorporated into the current draft, the proposal page should be tagged with
Once all proposals have been implemented and any necessary changes made to the draft specification, the community conducts a final vote to promote the current draft to an official spec. At that time we'll reset this page to start focusing on the next iteration.
Proposed Timeline for Current Milestone
3/03/2009: Implementers assigned to all prototypes. Any unclaimed proposals will be moved consideration for v.NEXT.
3/17/2009: All prototypes implemented and ready for review
3/27/2009: Complete reviews and validation of prototypes
3/31/2009: Vote to accept draft as final version
4/03/2009: Final publication of OpenSocial v0.9
Current Status At a Glance
Complete (Prototype implemented, no open issues, spec draft updated)