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To be considered for HPFF recognition, a proposed extrinsic must
demonstrate the following things.
It should be noted, however, that meeting these criteria
does not guarentee acceptance of a proposed interface by HPFF.
- conformance to HPF rules for calling extrinsics,
- significant new functionality,
- existing practice such as users, implementations, etc.,
- institutional backing with evidence of ongoing support,
- coherent documentation,
- non-proprietary interface definition, and
- copyright goes to HPFF for interface, with permission to
use (royalty free).
If a proposed extrinsic is accepted by HPFF, then:
- HPFF will recogize the interface and reference it in documentation, but
HPFF does not assume responsibility for the extrinsic or its interface.
- The sponsor of the extrinsic must continue to conform to the HPF
interface rules for extrinsics. The interface HPFF approves must not change
without HPFF approval.
- The sponsor must assume responsibility for any CCI requests
concerning the extrinsic.
A list of recognized extrinsic interfaces will be included in HPF
documentation, with the following guidelines:
- There should be a single page introduction to the extrinsic which
- the name of the extrinsic,
- a brief abstract of functionality,
- a brief and informal description of the interface,
- information about platform and system availability, and
- reference and contacts for formal documentation, continued
responsibility, and additional information (e.g. compiler
- There should be about two pages with short examples of usage.
- A short paper with the formal definition of the interface and an
informal description of the functionality of the extrinsic.