The API owners have relaxed Origin Trial policy to allow shipping without a breaking period after Origin Trial, upon request and with the approval of the API owners. I have added text explaining the change in policy to the page explaining the launch process
. The relevant text added is as follows:
If an Origin Trial happens, then there is a required breaking period before shipping in step 4. If you wish to skip the breaking period, meaning that sites participating in the Origin Trial will not see an interruption in support for the feature between Origin Trial and launch, you may request an exception. The process to do so is to include this request in your Intent to Ship email. In the request, you must show clear evidence that developers engaged with the Origin Trial and that their concerns were taken into account in the final API design and implementation. LGTMs for the Intent to Ship imply approval of the request.
Thanks to all those who participated in the conversations leading to this change. We're always open to tweaking the process if there are cases where it can be improved!