Understanding the health of the Hyperledger community


Ry Jones
 

Tracy, David, and I have been working on the charter for a proposed working group that would be concerned with the health of working groups and projects.

I hope you find this proposal timely in light of the discussion on last week's TSC call.


We are interested in your thoughts and comments. This is not yet a formal proposal to the TSC for the formation of the working group.
Ry
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Ry Jones
Community Architect, Hyperledger
Chat: @ry


Mark Wagner
 

I have been formulating an email in my head on something similar. It revolves around the "availability" of the participants. Note that there are some generalizations below. I do realize that this is not 100% everywhere.

I think one of the main things with working groups is that the output of WG is not the primary job function of many of the people involved. I know this holds true for me as Blockchain Performance and Scalability is clearly not part of my day job (but it is a passion!). My impression is that this holds many others involved with the PSWG.

In contrast, it seems that for many of the people participating in the various projects, that *is* their day job. They work on helping to bring a particular project forward.

So while I am trying my best to avoid the word "commitment", it really is the best term to use. For the WG case it is a "best effort" commitment. For the projects, it is a "I need to get it done" commitment. So if these observations are mostly correct, we may need need to approach working groups different from projects.

Thoughts ?

I would love to be involved in a Community Health Working Group to help figure this out.

-mark



On Tue, Aug 21, 2018, 17:46 Ry Jones <rjones@...> wrote:
Tracy, David, and I have been working on the charter for a proposed working group that would be concerned with the health of working groups and projects.

I hope you find this proposal timely in light of the discussion on last week's TSC call.


We are interested in your thoughts and comments. This is not yet a formal proposal to the TSC for the formation of the working group.
Ry
--
Ry Jones
Community Architect, Hyperledger
Chat: @ry


David Boswell
 

Mark,

I'm glad to hear that you're interested in the idea of a community health working group and thanks for offering to get involved.

I also like your idea of having a sense of the availability of participants.  That makes sense to me -- a large community of people that aren't available won't be as healthy as a community the exact same size but full of people who are more available.  I'll be interested to hear more of your thoughts on this.

Thanks,
David



On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:15 PM, Mark Wagner <mwagner114@...> wrote:
I have been formulating an email in my head on something similar. It revolves around the "availability" of the participants. Note that there are some generalizations below. I do realize that this is not 100% everywhere.

I think one of the main things with working groups is that the output of WG is not the primary job function of many of the people involved. I know this holds true for me as Blockchain Performance and Scalability is clearly not part of my day job (but it is a passion!). My impression is that this holds many others involved with the PSWG.

In contrast, it seems that for many of the people participating in the various projects, that *is* their day job. They work on helping to bring a particular project forward.

So while I am trying my best to avoid the word "commitment", it really is the best term to use. For the WG case it is a "best effort" commitment. For the projects, it is a "I need to get it done" commitment. So if these observations are mostly correct, we may need need to approach working groups different from projects.

Thoughts ?

I would love to be involved in a Community Health Working Group to help figure this out.

-mark



On Tue, Aug 21, 2018, 17:46 Ry Jones <rjones@...> wrote:
Tracy, David, and I have been working on the charter for a proposed working group that would be concerned with the health of working groups and projects.

I hope you find this proposal timely in light of the discussion on last week's TSC call.


We are interested in your thoughts and comments. This is not yet a formal proposal to the TSC for the formation of the working group.
Ry
--
Ry Jones
Community Architect, Hyperledger
Chat: @ry