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Re: Stepping Down as CCG Co-Chair

From: Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2022 22:15:19 -0600
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To: Taylor Kendal <taylor@learningeconomy.io>
Cc: Wayne Chang <wyc@fastmail.fm>, W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>, Heather Vescent <heathervescent@gmail.com>, Mike Prorock <mprorock@mesur.io>
Wayne. I've enjoyed seeing you around on the mailing list, on an ENS call,
and Twitter. Keep on making impressive strides.

-Brent Shambaugh

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On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 5:25 PM Taylor Kendal <taylor@learningeconomy.io>

> Wayne,
> Thank you for your commitment, selflessness, and positive vibes! You're a
> true CCG anchor and model chair/leader. I've learned so much from you over
> the past few years and wish you nothing but the best.
> _tayken
> On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 2:47 PM 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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