After considering all feedback, we came up with this
middle-ground solution for PolyMix Certification program:
In short, it is a combination of options (2a) and (2b) that were
originally proposed. The choice which option to use is left to the
We intend to follow the rules outlined at the URL above, but do
welcome any last-minute comments. The new rules will become effective
as soon as we finish the legal paperwork.
On Tue, 7 Nov 2000, Alex Rousskov wrote:
> Dear all,
> As many of you know, we are working on a certification program
> for PolyMix-3 tests. Current PolyMix-3 certification terms were made
> available together with the third cache-off results. Those terms were
> quite restrictive and also temporary; they were set to expire by the
> end of this month:
> We have also been working on the long-term certification
> program that is supposed to kick in after the current terms expire.
> This certification program will shape many benchmarking activities
> between and at the cache-offs. It will affect most of the vendors:
> active participants, occasional contributors, and even those that are
> standing aside for now. We have spent a lot of time documenting
> current practices and researching possible options.
> Please visit the page above, read the discussion, and let us
> know your preferences. As you will see, there are several important
> choices that we will need to make to finalize the certification terms.
> We have not made those choices yet and are seeking your feedback.
> Our plan is to listen to your opinions, finalize the terms,
> translate them to legalese, produce logo "stickers", and start
> promoting the certification program.
> Thank you,
> P.S. This message was first sent to third cache-off participants only
> for the first round of feedback. Thanks to all who responded!
> We now seek wider coverage and encourage all interested parties
> to comment on this important issue. Please reply directly to us.
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