Re: [Hyperledger Project TSC] proposal

Middleton, Dan <dan.middleton@...>

Hi Chris,


Before engaging in a consolidation project, I think it would be helpful to better define the overall goals.  It is difficult to assess the merits of a design without the context of the problems it is intended to solve.


I propose that we first define objectives of the system.  This needn’t be a document heavy DODAF-style requirements process.  But completely forgoing such a process seems to make our decisions arbitrary.


Ultimately the success of this project will hinge on whether the software solves real problems for which there isn’t already a satisfactory solution.  In particular my mind goes to distinctions between a distributed ledger and a replicated database before even getting to specialized features of transaction types.  But rather than focus on that exclusively or attempt to list all possible objectives here, I will instead suggest that the first ‘sprint’ of the group be to define high-level objectives. 


With those objectives defined we can then assess an architecture that selects components from the pool of contributions or creates new ones accordingly.



Dan Middleton




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Subject: [Hyperledger Project TSC] proposal




IBM and Digital Assets would like to jointly submit the following proposal for discussion on this Thursday's TSC call.



Christopher Ferris
IBM Distinguished Engineer, CTO Open Technology
IBM Cloud, Open Technologies
email: chrisfer@...
twitter: @christo4ferris
phone: +1 508 667 0402


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