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Re: Stepping Down as CCG Co-Chair

From: Heather Vescent <heathervescent@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2022 13:54:01 -0800
Message-ID: <CA+C6qMxzG+UK34PhvE7DUKc86218rFAcUb3jn5Zw-2W3Q92A1g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mike Prorock <mprorock@mesur.io>
Cc: Wayne Chang <wyc@fastmail.fm>, W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>

Thank you for the year and half of service. You've contributed a lot to the
CCG and I have appreciated having you as a co-chair. I look forward to
seeing your name on github work items and seeing your awesome contributions
to the community.

Wishing you all the best at Spruce and here.



On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 1:48 PM Mike Prorock <mprorock@mesur.io> wrote:

> Wayne,
> Very sad to see you go, however I am just as excited to see the great work
> that Spruce has been doing for the community continue and expand.
> Looking forward to continuing to work with you and the Spruce team on W3C,
> DIF, and CCG items long into the future.
> Best of luck as your role in the community evolves!
> Mike Prorock
> mesur.io
> On Thu, Jan 6, 2022, 16:44 Wayne Chang <wyc@fastmail.fm> wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> I’m really grateful to have served as your co-chair alongside Kim,
>> Heather, and Mike for a year and a half. Over the past few months, my
>> ability to be directly involved as much as I would like to has rapidly
>> dwindled due to my Spruce commitments, which grew far faster than I
>> anticipated. I have discussed this with the co-chairs.
>> Therefore, I think the most responsible thing to do is to step down as
>> co-chair, and I will be relinquishing my position immediately. This will
>> make room for someone better equipped to spend time on CCG leadership to
>> best serve the ecosystem, and I’m happy to share that there have been
>> several candidates who have expressed interest. Regardless of what I have
>> going on outside of CCG, it’s important to me that the ecosystem’s
>> continued growth and wellbeing come first. I think that the ecosystem has
>> been more cohesive than ever, the work items are increasing in quality, and
>> we’re very close to some major breakthroughs towards mainstream adoption.
>> I intend to continue to contribute to the ecosystem, both individually
>> and with Spruce. At Spruce, we have implemented emerging specifications
>> from the CCG in Rust and have demonstrated interoperability with many of
>> the ecosystem members. We have also authored multiple specifications as
>> work items in the CCG, some with potential to introduce millions of users
>> into the DID/VC ecosystem. There are no plans to stop our work, and if
>> anything, we will sharply increase our resourcing to community efforts to
>> ensure that development happens transparently and in the open. By focusing
>> on this way of contributing to the community through work items, and making
>> room for others to step up, I think the community will advance even faster.
>> Thanks everyone for having me as your co-chair, and I look forward to
>> seeing you around the community!
>> Best,
>> - Wayne

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