This page describes the process for reviewing, updating, and creating OBO Foundry Principles.

  • Discuss the principle on working group call
  • Write up proposed revisions as a GitHub issue (not a pull request)
  • Inform the Editorial WG via email that the ticket needs discussion (if it doesn’t happen automatically)
  • Two-week commenting period on GitHub issue tracker
  • Make any incremental improvements on the tracker
  • When the Editorial WG agrees on a final version, discuss on an Operations Committee call or via the issue tracke
  • Make a pull request
  • Two-week commenting period on the pull request
  • Upload final changes to OBO Foundry web site for public viewing.

The need for a new principle can arise when an existing principle tries to cover too much and requires splitting, or as new needs arise within the community.