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Re: Stepping Down as CCG Co-Chair

From: Kim Hamilton <kimdhamilton@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2022 19:47:30 -0800
Message-ID: <CAFmmOzczmgv6Yhd-ZWbdk96CyXFjABJD96=bkk8=W_Xmp0DxGg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
Cc: Taylor Kendal <taylor@learningeconomy.io>, Wayne Chang <wyc@fastmail.fm>, W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>, Heather Vescent <heathervescent@gmail.com>, Mike Prorock <mprorock@mesur.io>
Wayne, allow me to pile on the praise. You brought incredible enthusiasm
and energy as CCG chair, which I think reflects in the group's (remarkably)
increased engagement, relevance of topics, etc

This is definitely a loss for the CCG, but you'll remain a leader in this
community going forward. Spruce has packaged decentralized identity
approaches in a way that's captured imagination/attention at an
extraordinary scale. We can all benefit and learn from this, and I'm
excited to cheer you on going forward.

On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 8:17 PM Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Wayne. I've enjoyed seeing you around on the mailing list, on an ENS call,
> and Twitter. Keep on making impressive strides.
>
> -Brent Shambaugh
>
> GitHub: https://github.com/bshambaugh
> Website: http://bshambaugh.org/
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> Skype: brent.shambaugh
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> WebID: http://bshambaugh.org/foaf.rdf#me
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 5:25 PM Taylor Kendal <taylor@learningeconomy.io>
> wrote:
>
>> 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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