[Hyperledger Project TSC] Minutes / October 27th, 2016

Todd Benzies <tbenzies@...>

Hyperledger Project

Technical Steering Committee (TSC) Meeting

October 27, 2016 (7:00am - 8:00am PT)

via GoToMeeting

TSC Members

Arnaud Le Hors


Binh Nguyen


Christopher Ferris


Dan Middleton


Greg Haskins


Hart Montgomery


Mic Bowman


Murali Krishna Katipalli


Richard Brown


Sheehan Anderson

Tamas Blummer



  • WG Discussion

  • New project repo for fabric membership services called CAF (Keith Smith)

WG Updates

  • Requesting for all WG leads (or WGs) to provide more frequent updates back to the TSC (via email/wiki/Discourse) so that the progress is transparent and accessible to the broader technical community.

  • If there are more pressing updates, those can be put onto the TSC agenda for discussion, otherwise more frequent updates via email/Discourse and posting minutes to wiki will really help the entire technical community.

  • Not trying to create extra work, really just want  the TSC to take a look at charter and distro of WGs to make sure it is working for everyone and folks have a pathway to engage.

  • There were no objections.

[please send over via email]

New project repo for fabric membership services called CAF (Keith Smith)

  • recording

  • A question was raised as to why this is being proposed as a standalone proposal for incubation, as opposed to repo that is Fabric-specific.

  • Discussion ensued leading to the outcome that this can be put into a separate repo while things progress with Fabric, and once it pivots to being more generally useful (i.e. STL, Iroha, etc.) then it could come back to the TSC as a proposal for incubation.

  • No objections.

Sawtooth Lake update (Dan Middleton)

  • Validator registry or endpoint registry work -- specifically towards adding validator nodes and permissioning policies to grant another system into the network.

  • Started a significant redesign of how handling transaction families, both from client-side submission of transactions as well as how those are handled under hood.  Got Python SDK project underway.

  • This is allowing us to carve out better process boundaries, can actually operate separate processes within validator, allow us to also support creating transaction families in other languages.

  • Creating Java-SDK

  • Once patterns established, can try to set up more separate projects to address some of the languages that are also popular

  • Continuing to work with Explorer project


  • December Hackfest preparation

  • Communication Tools

Todd Benzies
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The Linux Foundation
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