I have published a document describing the details of the release management for Asterisk 1.6. See the full post to the mailing list here.
A few weeks ago, I proposed to this list that we create a new release series that is managed with a short release cycle to introduce smaller sets of new features. I also wanted to increase the emphasis that we put on testing new sets of functionality for potential regressions.
The feedback on this list was positive, as was all of the feedback I have received directly. I spoke to people about this a lot at Astricon, and received no negative feedback.
So, I would like to move ahead with formalizing this new release series, Asterisk 1.6. I have documented the new release policy that will apply to this release series, as well as some of the history that inspired these changes to release management.
I have included the document and would appreciate any feedback from the development community.