Re: TSC Member Attendance of Project Meetings
Hart Montgomery <hmontgomery@...>
Thanks a lot for your mail. I think you have some great points and some excellent suggestions for extending this core idea.
Extending this to not only project meetings, but also SIG, working group, and lab meetings is a great idea. A lot of the work being done in these groups is some of the most novel in Hyperledger. Having TSC member(s) attend some of these meetings would also hopefully bring the groups closer in to the core community, which would be a great thing as well.
I was hoping this could be as little extra work for TSC members as possible, so while I think it might be good to encourage a report, I'm not sure it should be required--I'd be a little afraid it would disincentivize participation.
Finally, I totally agree with you about expanding this beyond TSC members. I suggested TSC members because, as TSC members, they have some obligation to be responsive to the Hyperledger Foundation as a whole. But maintainers that want to do this should definitely be encouraged. I was actually going to suggest that if we think that this works, then we encourage the governing board to do it as well. But I guess this would be a tougher ask.
Thanks again for your response, and thanks to all who have responded.
From: David Boswell <dboswell@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:34 AM
To: tsc <tsc@...>
Cc: Montgomery, Hart <hmontgomery@...>
Subject: Re: [Hyperledger TSC] TSC Member Attendance of Project Meetings
Hart, I think this is a great idea and am happy to help support this. We have a large and sprawling community and we won't be able to benefit from everything that is going on if we don't have a way to get a sense of where there are collaboration opportunities.
The recent discussions between the Cactus project and Weaver lab seem like a good model -- they found out that they had similar goals and were working on similar projects and after connecting they saw there are ways to collaborate.
Considering that, I would encourage people who want to help out as a liaison to also consider connecting with a lab, SIG or WG and not just focus on projects. For instance, the Performance and Scale WG, as well as several SIGs, are doing interesting technical work that very well could be relevant for others outside those groups.
And I like your idea of somehow getting a sense of who has gone to talk with what other projects or groups. This would let us know what potential connections have been explored. Maybe this could involve a liaison giving a quick report back to the TSC on the list or a call to flag things of interest?
+1 also to the idea of recognizing people who do this. That should definitely be a part of this. And I would think this could go beyond thanking TSC members -- we could invite maintainers to be doing this as well and recognize them.