All RFCs must fall into one of three status categories: Developing (RFC is incomplete; commments requested) Frozen (Comments received; nothing more to say) Retracted (Comments received; author is removing idea from consideration.) (NB: 'Retracted' has many spellings, including 'Retired' and 'Withdrawn'.) As the Perl6 process evolves, other statuses may be created as needed. The idea-gathering phase of Perl6 needs to be wrapped up before the moritorium on RFC submissions. Therefore, I want to encourage RFC authors to move their submissions into a 'Frozen' or 'Retracted' state. "Frozen" does not necessarily imply "shall never be updated again", but rather "discussion has ended, and there doesn't seem to be anything more to say on this topic". Note that Frozen RFCs may be updated, so long as those updates are minor changes, such as clarifying existing points, or adding relevant references (other RFCs/mail messages/URLs). Major changes to frozen RFCs will be rejected or force the RFC back into a status of "Developing", in order to discuss those major changes. Z.