Every artifact or independently distributable modifiable component that we publish needs a unique identifier as part of an overall versioning scheme, such that consumers or users can identify that change has occurred.
The responsible management and methodology groups for a product family must identify a versioning scheme.
The responsible methodology groups for a product family must identify versionable artifacts.
Work groups or project teamsare responsible for applying versioning to the artifacts which they develop.
Management groups are responsible for ensuring versions are applied.
The identifier may be comprised of one or more discreet information parts.
The identifier should distinguish between cosmetic and functional change.