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Selecting chair(s), ratifying a charter and next steps

From: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:19:50 +0200
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To: public-interledger@w3.org
Hi all,

We're up to 60 participants in just 2 weeks since launch which I would say
is impressive but it's not nearly as impressive as the quality of members.

Those of you that are W3C members or are familiar with the W3C and it's
processes will know that as an open standards body groups mostly operate
through consensus.

That said, there's a need for us to define what exactly we are aiming to
achieve in the group and also nominate one or more people to keep things
moving smoothly and moderate the discussion and debate.

Given that many of us will be at TPAC [1] next week, I suggest we aim for
early November as a target for selecting some chairs and setting out a
charter for the group that defines the scope of work we're looking to


My proposal for chairs would be to spread the load by having 2 or 3 so that
the group is never held up if the chair is unavailable for some reason.

Given the nature of what we're trying to do I think a diversity of
representatives from the cryptocurrency, technology and banking and
payments industries is also a good idea to ensure a balanced group of

I have already spoken with two people that have expressed interest in
chairing the group and with their permission I'll share their details in
November and we can proceed with the formalities.

The W3C provides a boiler-plate community group charter [2] which I will
work on to produce something I think meets our needs. I will put it on the
W3C wiki for review before November and we can collectively get it to a
state we're all happy with.

>From November I suggest we start having regular conference calls to sync up
but this will be the job of the chairs to co-ordinate so we can wait until
they are in place to finalise this.

That said, I think there would be huge value in assembling as many of us
face to face for a workshop as soon as possible. Based on the current
membership I think somewhere in the US will be most convenient for the
majority but let's keep this in mind and try to pick a date and venue in
the next few weeks.

Early in 2016 is probably most practical so that we can all plan ahead.


Development of ILP into an open, neutral, global standard with wide
adoption requires that it is not worked on in a vacuum. We have a great
roll of members already but there is always room for more (even if they are
just subscribed to the list and predominantly observing).

If you are aware of anyone that is not yet a member of the group and should
be please encourage them to join as this mailing list will soon become the
primary communication channel for the development of ILP.

*For those on BCC, you need to please join the group so you can be reached
via the mailing list in future.*


p.s. Don't forget to register for the webinar tomorrow! [3]

[1] http://www.w3.org/2015/10/TPAC/
[2] https://www.w3.org/community/council/wiki/Templates/CG_Charter
[3] https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7256995916058726145
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