FOUNDATION FOR INTELLIGENT PHYSICAL AGENTS
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This is an official document of FIPA, the Foundation for Intelligent Physical
Agents. Information about FIPA and FIPA documents, including copyright
notices, may be found on the world-wide web at http://www.fipa.org/.
This document defines the policies and procedures for the creation,
approval, and management of FIPA documents. It is hereafter referred to
as the "FIPA Document Policy". This policy is established to facilitate
the evolution of the FIPA specifications, and support the re-use of specification
elements. It is also used to manage other FIPA documents, including
submissions, memoranda, minutes, policies, and other informative material.
This document is divided into the following sections:
Document name spaces
Document Name Spaces
There are three categories of FIPA documents: input documents, output documents,
and FIPA specifications.
Input documents are documents which are submitted to FIPA by a FIPA
member or members or by some external individual or organization.
The organization, management, and storage of input documents is described
in the accompanying document, "FIPA Input Document Policy" (see [f-out-00001]).
Output documents are documents other than FIPA specifications which
are generated by FIPA. The organization, management, and storage of output
documents is described in the accompanying document, "FIPA Output Document
Policy" (see [f-out-00002]).
FIPA specifications are technical documents which represent current,
future or past FIPA standards work. The organization, management and storage
of FIPA specifications is described in the accompanying document, "FIPA
Specifications Policy" (see [f-out-00003]).
Each category of FIPA document is stored in a separate repository, and
each has a distinct policy for file naming, approval, change control, access
control, and archival. The precise mechanisms remain TBD, pending