- Hyperledger taxonomy and revised greenhouse graphic for review
Re: Hyperledger taxonomy and revised greenhouse graphic for review
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I'd like to see more community involvement in these decisions and proposals. It may help for the TSC to select appoint some maintainers to the MC to ensure all the projects are represented in that forum.
"Templates" is a poor choice for a category name, as it suggests a set of template files -- a very static thing. None of the projects (including grid) provide a set of templated files.
The following top-level categories would probably work better:
- Distributed Ledgers
Distributed ledgers would be categorized by their ability to run general smart contracts. Libraries would be code libraries meant to be used by other projects. Specialty would be a projects with a specific focus. Tools would be app-level projects that don't contain business logic.
It could break down like this:
- Aries - wallet/edge
- Grid - supply chain
- Indy - identity
- Quilt - interop
Dear TSC and others,
With the recent growth in the Hyperledger greenhouse, and
continued expansion anticipated for the foreseeable future,
it's time for an update to our greenhouse graphic and related
project taxonomy. I requested the help of the LF Staff and
Marketing Committe Chairs and they came back with two graphics
that accommodate the following needed improvements:
- Updated the taxonomy for clarity and precision. Projects
will now be classified as frameworks, components,
templates and tools instead of just
frameworks and tools. We made a guess as to where each
project would like to be, realizing the boundaries can be
fuzzy. If you feel they should be grouped differently
let's discuss that, but we can accommodate some movement
within the layout.
- We placed in some blank generic logos to accommodate
anticipated expansion. When we publish this formally we
will remove the generic logos; it's merely intended to
show where we'd expand.
- Illustrate a broader view of the various ways to
participate in the greenhouse by including a sort of
foundation floor in this greenhouse to include Labs, as
well as a community section including WGs, SIGs, Meetups
and HGF. If this results in a graphic that's too tall or
busy for, say, a slide in a presentation slide deck, this
section can be moved to its own slide, which is why we
show it with and without. It's anticipated that we'd make
each of the individual components here look better before
final push, perhaps by coming up with logos for each or at
least different colors.
- Emphasize the frameworks, as they are likely the first
projects we want people new to HL to know about, and they
pull together many of the other pieces as components. We
still need better taglines for each framework but those
can be improved over time.
- We removed the taglines for the other projects for
visual simplicity; perhaps on the website when showing
this graphic we can have a roll-over that shows more depth
on each project before shooting you over to the project's
particular home page.
- Remove the greyed out other LF projects and "Community
Stewardship and Technical, Legal, Marketing,
Organizational Infrastructure" copy to avoid this looking
like a sea of small print as the greenhouse grows.
Please see the revised graphics below. We invite you to
share your comments on this thread or on the call Thursday,
and either then or in the near future a vote reflecting the
I didn't turn this into a Wiki page just yet as I didn't
want anyone to be confused that this was anything other than
a draft, but if I'm being too cautious on that front and
someone else fels it would be useful to do that, feel free.
We'll look at checking in the source materials for this
chart and the logo into the wiki or GH repo.
Executive Director, Hyperledger
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