Tari is a community-driven project. The documents presented in this RFC collection have typically gone through several iterations before reaching this point:
- Ideas and questions are posted in #tari-dev on #FreeNode IRC. This is typically short-form content with rapid feedback. Often, these conversations will lead to someone posting a proposal as a pull request into proposals.
- Proposals get debated and refined using Github's Review and pull request systems. After the content has stabilised, and the community accepts the proposal, it can be written up as a formal RFC.
- RFCs are "Requests for Comment", so although the proposals in these documents are usually well-thought out, they are not cast in stone. RFCs can, and should, undergo further evaluation and discussion by the community. RFC comments are best made using Github issues.
New RFC's should follow the format given in the RFC template.
RFCs go through the following lifecycle, which roughly corresponds to the COSS:
|Draft||Changes, additions and revisions can be expected.|
|Stable||Typographical and cosmetic changes aside, no further changes should be made. Changes to the Tari code base w.r.t. a stable RFC will lead to the RFC becoming out of date, deprecated, or retired.|
|Out of date||This RFC has become stale due to changes in the code base. Contributions will be accepted to make it stable again if the changes are relatively minor, otherwise it should eventually become deprecated or retired.|
|Deprecated||This RFC has been replaced by a newer RFC document, but is still is use in some places and/or versions of Tari.|
|Retired||The RFC is no longer in use on the Tari network.|