- TSC elections: electorate should include SIGs and some other suggestions.
Re: TSC elections: electorate should include SIGs and some other suggestions.
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I had already addressed this question in my proposal: I quote
- There has been a case made that SIGs are not under the TSC, and hence are not eligible. WGs and even the projects are only nominally under the control of the TSC, procedures are being worked out to make this involvement even lighter touch as projects, WGs and general technical output proliferates.
On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:54 AM Arnaud Le Hors <lehors@...
The problem is that
SIGs have been placed outside the governance of the TSC so it seems odd
to have them sit on a board they have no direct relationship with.
Am I the only
one to feel that way?
Arnaud Le Hors - Senior Technical Staff Member, Blockchain &
Web Open Technologies - IBM
[Hyperledger TSC] TSC elections: electorate should include SIGs and some
As a long time observer, contributor
and participant in Hyperledger, I make the following comments about the
TSC election process.
Chris Ferris' (as well many
others) suggestion to increase the number of TSC members is welcome.
- SIGs are part of the hyperledger community.
- SIGs did not exist when the HL charter
- SIGs focus on specific lines of business,
they do have strong technical participation
- For example the paper written for the
Telecomm SIG is technical, the supply chain presentation that I attended
presented a port of Grid to Fabric based Oracle Blockchain. Healthcare
SIG sponsored labs.
- SIG calls are very well attended. Participants
are often more diverse than the project code contributors and the working
- There has been a case made that SIGs
are not under the TSC, and hence are not eligible. WGs and even the projects
are only nominally under the control of the TSC, procedures are being worked
out to make this involvement even lighter touch as projects, WGs and general
technical output proliferates.
- Contributors to SIGs are contributing
to the community. They should be part of the electorate for voting as well
as standing for the TSC
- We had to make a similar case for Working
To increase the transparency of the election
process, please include the percentage of electors who voted, the votes
garnered by each of the candidates as in a general election. There have
been suggestions that doing this may compromise the standing of candidates
who got in with the least number of votes. Once elected (or nominated)
to the TSC, each vote is worth the same.
In light of many of the suggestions already
made, it might be wise to delay the election slightly (as Hart and some
of the others have already pointed out)
We have the issue of Enterprises of widely
different sizes collaborating on Hyperledger. Alternate forms of choice
could be considered for the next election including quadratic voting and
other methods, otherwise we risk losing diversity and the voice of smaller
teams and groups.
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