Post EIP/ERC split : Create ERC-1, an ERC specific version of EIP-1

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The Ethereum community is actively working on establishing ERC-1, a foundational document for Ethereum Request for Comments, to update guidelines and processes for ERC proposals, with positive feedback and contributions from several members. Discussions include refining the proposal's preamble, redefining categories, and improving the ERC number attribution process, with the aim of enhancing organization, transparency, and code quality for future ERCs.

What is this about?

The community is engaged in discussions to establish ERC-1, a foundational document specifically for Ethereum Request for Comments (ERCs), following the split of ERCs from Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs). The goal is to update the preamble section of ERCs to accurately reflect this separation and to set forth a clear set of guidelines and processes for future ERC proposals. This initiative includes updating identifiers, redefining categories, and potentially adding new fields such as 'sub-category' for increased precision. Key topics of discussion also involve the process for ERC number attribution, ownership transfer, and the inclusion of EIP-7539 in the discussions.

How is the community reacting?

The community's response is largely positive, with active participation from several contributors who are working on refining the proposal. Notable contributions include:

  • Joachim-Lebrun's initial suggestion for changes and the creation of ERC-11,2.
  • Matt's support and offer to add the topic to the EIPIP meeting agenda3.
  • Joeysantoro's suggestion to include EIP-7539 in the discussions4.
  • 0xMawuko's refinement of the proposal and suggestions for the 'type' field and top-level identifier5.
  • Sbacha and Joeysantoro's discussion on the classification of ERCs and the use of tags or keywords12,14.
  • Aboudjem's enhancement of the ERC-1 draft, introduction of ERC Dependency Classification, and emphasis on code quality and documentation16.
  • Aboudjem's proposal for a new process for ERC number attribution16,17.

The proposal has been well-received during the EIPIP call, with multiple pull requests to the ERC-1 document indicating active community engagement and collaboration9,10,11,15,18.

Why this is positive?

  • Provides a clear foundation for future ERC proposals.
  • Streamlines the process for creating and discussing ERCs.
  • Encourages better organization with updated terminology and classification.
  • Enhances transparency and efficiency in the ERC number attribution process.
  • Promotes code quality and thorough documentation for ERCs.

Why this is negative?

We have not been able to determine whether this will be negative.

Next actions

  • Community members are encouraged to continue providing input on the proposed changes and the new process for ERC number attribution.
  • Ongoing discussion and refinement of the ERC-1 document are expected, with the goal of finalizing it.
  • A separate thread may be created to discuss the detailed process for transferring ERC ownership and number attribution.
  • Aboudjem is seeking further clarification on specific areas that Joachim-Lebrun believes are incomplete or require additional attention20.

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