Hart Montgomery <hmontgomery@...>
Thanks a lot for the thoughtful email. I totally agree with you: we need to have a lot more clarification as to what sort of projects are likely to be approved for incubation.
Even if there are not "hard and fast" guidelines, an explanation of things that are likely to make people favor a proposal versus things that are likely to get a proposal rejected would be immensely useful. For instance, even though it appears to have never been written down anywhere, it has always been an unstated rule that projects without maintainers from at least two distinct companies are not approved. We've never approved a project without contributions from two different entities, but we've also never put this down on paper either. So just explaining stuff like this would be very useful.
I would also suggest that we add text encouraging project proposers to ask individual TSC members for feedback before sending the proposal to the whole group. For the projects that I helped to propose, this was immensely useful and I got great feedback that made the project proposal phase go much more smoothly than I otherwise would have expected.
Anyways, we can put off discussion of this until after the global forum, but I agree that it is something we should address.
Thanks a lot for your time, and have a great day.
From: tsc@... <tsc@...> on behalf of David Enyeart <enyeart@...>
Sent: Friday, June 4, 2021 1:53 PM
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Subject: [Hyperledger TSC] Hyperledger Labs versus Project incubation status