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The ballot to approve 3 new standing rules for the PGB has closed and passed

Chet Ensign
 

Members of the EEA Community Projects PGB,

Your Special Majority ballot to approve adding 3 standing rules to the PGB's operating rules has closed and passed. You can find the ballot results at https://lists.oasis-open-projects.org/g/eea-community-projects-pgb/message/184

The ballot required at least 10 affirmative votes to pass. 10 affirmative votes on the ballot plus 1 on the pull requests were received for a total of 11. The ballot has thus passed.

The PGB can now proceed with merging the pull requests and implementing the new standing rules.

Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Best regards, 

/chet 

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OASIS Open

   
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Modifications to the Open Project Rules approved by the OASIS Board of Directors

Chet Ensign
 

Open Project PGB members and OASIS members,

At its meeting on June 14, 2022, the OASIS Board of Directors approved updates to the OASIS Open Project Process as well as minor changes to the Committee Operations Process and the Open Repository Guidelines and Procedures. Staff recommended these changes to address issues raised by several projects as well as our own lessons learned. The proposals go into effect immediately.

The specific changes can be seen in the attached red-line copies of these documents. We do not anticipate these to have a significant impact on your ongoing project work.

Briefly:

1. The first (and most important) change can be found in the OP Rules at lines 121 to 137 as a proposed new section 5.7. This change would allow OP PGBs to elect to apply the same quorum, non-voting, and persistent non-voting rules that TCs enjoy to their OP operations. Several PGBs have struggled to achieve regular quorum and make progress. By adopting a Standing Rule, OPs will now be able to gracefully scale down voting and quorum to those who show up and vote regularly. As with TCs, this would not change any other commitments or privileges of Sponsorship.

2. The second change is about Technical Steering Committees (TSC), and can be found in the attached marked OP Rules at lines 70 to 78 and 142 to 152. These changes simply clarify that a project can have multiple TSCs and how TSCs are represented on the PGB.

3. At lines to 242 to 245 (Section 10), we attempt to emphasize that, generally speaking, we don't expect Open Projects to adhere to a lot of rigid formalities; they're entitled to run as a consensus process, without a lot of formal motions, seconding and Roberts Rules behaviors. Related changes on the same topic also are in the OASIS Committee Operations Process at lines 74 to 76 and 162 to 166.

4. In the Open Repository rules, which allow TCs to launch open source projects on the side, we changed the language from a list of applicable open source licenses that would require maintaining to a statement that it is the same as for the Open Project Rules. Lines 53 to 58.

5. Two other minor patches to the OASIS Committee Operations Process were approved, in addition to the "consensus" issue noted above. The first is at lines 136 to 145, where the role and requirements for "standing rules" is slightly clarified. The second is to the informative table of project roles and functions after line 56. These were made to better explain what each role in an Open Project may do.

6. Finally, as general clean-up, small, non-substantive editorial corrections were made at lines 21, 80, 84, 87, and 205 of the OP Rules, and lines 82, 83 and 99 of the OASIS Committee Operations Process.

Again, we do not expect these to have major impacts on your work but, as always, feel free to contact us with any questions.

Best regards,

/chet


Additional information

- Open Project Rules - https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/open-projects-process/

- Committee Operations Process - https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/oasis-committee-operations-process/

- Open Repository Guidelines and Procedures - https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/open-repositories/

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OASIS Open

   
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www.oasis-open.org


Re: A Special Majority Vote to consider three changes to GOVERNANCE.md has been set up

Chet Ensign
 

Participants in the EEA Community Projects Managed Open Project,

The Special Majority Vote has closed. The options failed to reach the required number of yes votes so the ballot has failed. 

For details, see https://lists.oasis-open-projects.org/g/eea-community-projects-pgb/message/140


A Special Majority Vote to consider three changes to GOVERNANCE.md has been set up

Chet Ensign
 

Participants in the EEA Community Projects Managed Open Project,

A Special Majority Vote to consider three changes to GOVERNANCE.md has been set up.

The ballot opens immediately. It closes on 23 May 2022 at 23:59 UTC. You can access the ballot at https://lists.oasis-open-projects.org/g/eea-community-projects-pgb/message/131.

This ballot is only open to voting members of the Project Governing Board (PGB). I currently show the following members as eligible to vote:

Melanie Marsollier - Splunk Inc.
Tracy Kuhrt - Accenture
Daniel Burnett - Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Antonio Sabado - Demerzel Solutions Limited (Nethermind)
Stefan Schmidt - Unibright
Chaals Nevile - Consensys AG
Tas Dienes - Ethereum Foundation
Olumide Akinwande - Montech Studios Inc
Matt Hepler - Arca
Anton Mozgovoy - Mover
Marcus Krug - SAP SE
Kyle Thomas - Provide Technologies Inc.
Noam Eppel - Morpheus.Network
John Wolpert - Baseline TSC
Daniel Kochis - Chainlink
Daniel Norkin - Envision Blockchain Solutions LLC
James Canterbury - EYGS LLP

If you are interested in sponsoring the EEA Managed Open Project and becoming a member of the PGB, please send email to op-admin@....

Please feel free to send any questions this ballot to the list.

Best regards, 

/chet

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Chet Ensign

Chief Technical Community Steward

OASIS Open

   
+1 201-341-1393
chet.ensign@...
www.oasis-open.org


Re: [originbx-oasis] It is time for that bi-annual tsunami we call Daylight Savings Time

Hans J. Huber <hansjhuber@...>
 

Hi Chet,

Fresh way to write! I like it! 
Far off the boring information broadcasts we’re all used to.
The subject line “Bi-annual Tsunami" actually made me read your message. Well chosen!
Keep it up! Keep entertaining!

Thanks for providing that timeanddate.com link!

Best … Hans

On 7. Mar 2022, at 21:17, Chet Ensign <chet.ensign@...> wrote:

Heads up for any of you scheduling projects with cross-ocean participants, it is that time of year. 

North America goes to Daylight savings time on Sunday, March 13th.  Europe and much of the rest of the world will make the switch on March 27th. 

Much of Asia doesn't bother. Note also that the Middle East shifts on different days. Israel, for example, changes on Friday the 25th while Palestine shifts on Saturday the 26th. 


So, to avoid confusion, have everybody double-check their calendars. 

Or take a two week break and let the dust settle that way. 

Best, 

/chet 

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Chet Ensign

Chief Technical Community Steward
OASIS Open
   
+1 201-341-1393
chet.ensign@...
www.oasis-open.org


It is time for that bi-annual tsunami we call Daylight Savings Time

Chet Ensign
 

Heads up for any of you scheduling projects with cross-ocean participants, it is that time of year. 

North America goes to Daylight savings time on Sunday, March 13th.  Europe and much of the rest of the world will make the switch on March 27th. 

Much of Asia doesn't bother. Note also that the Middle East shifts on different days. Israel, for example, changes on Friday the 25th while Palestine shifts on Saturday the 26th. 


So, to avoid confusion, have everybody double-check their calendars. 

Or take a two week break and let the dust settle that way. 

Best, 

/chet 

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Chet Ensign

Chief Technical Community Steward

OASIS Open

   
+1 201-341-1393
chet.ensign@...
www.oasis-open.org


Modifications to the Open Project Rules approved by the OASIS Board of Directors

Chet Ensign
 

Open Project PGB members and OASIS members,

At its January 25, 2022 meeting, the OASIS Board of Directors approved updates to the rules governing OASIS Open Projects (https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/open-projects-process/). Staff recommended these changes to address feedback we received from the community and our own lessons learned. The proposals go into effect immediately.

Briefly:

- Sect. 8.1 was revised to enable Project Governing Boards to adopt a standing rule delegating the power to approve and set up of new repositories to their Technical Steering Committee or to designated maintainers. In the case where a repository is being set up with an applicable license that has not been used by the project before, the PGB will be required to approve the repository.

- In Sect 15.2, Creative Commons CC0 license was changed to an implementer-class license and Community Data License Agreement v2 was added to the set of other available licenses to accommodate repositories intended for collections of data.

You can review the specific changes in the attached red-lined PDF file.

Thank you for your ongoing work at OASIS. We appreciate all that you do. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions you have.

/chet

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Chet Ensign

Chief Technical Community Steward

OASIS Open

   
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www.oasis-open.org


The Full Majority vote to approve Layer 2 Blockchain Scalability Solutions as a Community Project has closed and passed.

Chet Ensign
 

Members of the EEA Community Projects PGB,

Your ballot to approve starting 'Layer 2 Blockchain Scalability Solutions for Ethereum Virtual Machine Compatible Public Blockchains' as an EEA Community Project has closed and passed. You can find the ballot at https://lists.oasis-open-projects.org/g/eea-community-projects-pgb/message/50.

The ballot required at least 9 PGB members to vote in favor of starting the project. The ballot received 12 yes votes, 0 no votes and 0 abstentions.

Congratulations on starting this new project. Let us know if you have any questions or how we can further assist.

Best regards, 

/chet   

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Chet Ensign

Chief Technical Community Steward

OASIS Open

   
+1 201-341-1393
chet.ensign@...
www.oasis-open.org


A Full Majority Vote to consider starting 'Layer 2 Blockchain Scalability Solutions for Ethereum Virtual Machine Compatible Public Blockchains'as an EEA Community Project has been set up

Chet Ensign
 

EEA Community Projects participants,

A Full Majority Vote to consider starting 'Layer 2 Blockchain Scalability Solutions for Ethereum Virtual Machine Compatible Public Blockchains' as an EEA Community Project has been set up.

The ballot opens immediately. It closes either 24 December 2021 or 07 January 2022 if extra time is needed to enable all eligible voters to vote. You can see the ballot at:

https://lists.oasis-open-projects.org/g/eea-community-projects-pgb/message/50

Please send any questions to the list.

/chet

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Chet Ensign

Chief Technical Community Steward

OASIS Open

   
+1 201-341-1393
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www.oasis-open.org


Welcome to new sponsors Arca, Montech and Mover!

Claudia Rauch
 


We're pleased to welcome 3 new sponsors to EEA Community Projects, home of Baseline.

Arca is an institutional grade financial services firm building products utilizing and investing in digital assets.

Montech is a blockchain app design company.

Mover is building a product that will create open and better access to finance.

All three join the other Baseline Sponsors whose financial commitment ensures that the project remains open to all technical participants and receives the resources it needs to succeed.

Thank you all for your support!

If your organization is interested in becoming a Baseline and Ethereum OASIS Open Project Sponsor, please contact communications@....


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Claudia Rauch

Open Projects Program Manager

OASIS Open

   
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Links to candidate specs for consideration as a Release

Chet Ensign
 

Members of the PGB,

As you know, the Baseline TSC approved submitting the Baseline Version 1.0 specifications to you for consideration as an official Release, the first step forward on the OASIS standards track workflow. I've confirmed with Andreas that the following links are the permalinks to the editions of the draft specifications approved by the TSC:  

- Baseline Core Version 1.0 - https://github.com/eea-oasis/baseline-standard/blob/e4620597c739a9fa7cdabdcc26fb17b76b24beee/core/baseline-core-v1.0-psd01.md

- Baseline API and Data Model Version 1.0 - https://github.com/eea-oasis/baseline-standard/blob/e4620597c739a9fa7cdabdcc26fb17b76b24beee/api/baseline-api-v1.0-psd01.md

- Baseline CCSM Specification Version 1.0 - https://github.com/eea-oasis/baseline-standard/blob/e4620597c739a9fa7cdabdcc26fb17b76b24beee/ccsm/baseline-ccsm-v1.0-psd01.md

The files are now turned over to you for your consideration and action. Please let us know if we can help you in any way. 

/chet

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Chet Ensign

Chief Technical Community Steward

OASIS Open

   
+1 201-341-1393
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www.oasis-open.org


Baseline TSC Important Actions for Aug/Sept

John Wolpert
 

Hi Baseline Protocol Leadership and Stakeholders, looking forward to seeing many of you on Monday's general session. Please take a moment to read this update.

First TSC Members who haven't yet voted on the following grant proposals, please do so today or asap, if you can.
If approved, these grants constitute the balance of the $100k Ethereum Foundation gift. After a retrospective on how this funding went over the summer, we will start tin-cupping to add more funds to this successful program. 

Second, TSC Elections:  
  1. Unless there is objection, we will hold the election in early October after the Eth Atlanta Hackathon, with final tally on Monday, October 11. 
  2. Please send Claudia and me a note with your intentions (stand for reelection, step down, and/or nominate another person).  [Claudia, we should collect nominations by Sept 10, so that we have a month for the community to get to know them. We will also publicize them in press and other marketing activities in the run-up to Eth Atlanta.]
Third, Reinvigorating Operations

A significant amount of baseline protocol open source code, open source tools, and product offerings enabling baselining will drop in September in advance of the October 1 Eth Atlanta event. (ethatl.com) Being at the event in person or virtually would be a great thing for everyone in our community.

The important thing is that we are about to go from a specification and general approach to a set of usable tools for universal state synchronization over the internet including the first always-on L2 for managing baseline proofs, Baseledger.  I'll repeat that and set it apart so that folks can start adding it to talking points:

The Baseline Protocol: The new standard for universal state synchronization over the internet. 

BRI-1, Provide, Baseledger and other tools about to make baselining accessible, straightforward, affordable and easy for everyone -- developers, solutions, products from startups to the enterprise.

 Time to start baselining, everyone.

Starting in October and culminating in February when we hope to have the full standard officially promulgated by OASIS with a test harness for compliance, we SHOULD start to experience a significant surge in participation -- and a surge in demand for more products, services and activity from this community.  Saddle up!

In order to manage the surge, On September 1, Sonal Patel will join us to help run the baseline community full time (80% of her full time position with ConsenSys to be exact).  She is on copy...please welcome her.  She will help organize roadmaps for TSC debate and review. We will recast the maintainer corps as Core Devs and implement an EIP-style protocol for ongoing work on the core and reference implementations. And we will start to marshal focused efforts to sweep baselining into the core operations of companies world wide upon release of V1, much of which will be available in alpha/beta form at Eth Atlanta on the first of October.

We will also be updating the website and making it MUCH MUCH easier to go to the website, click a button, create a login, and manage your involvement in the community. 

Fourth, Standard Draft is now Complete

Thanks to the efforts of Anais Ofranc, Andreas Freund and a team of regular contributors and reviewers, including Sam Stokes, Mehran Shakri, Alessandro Gasch, Gage Mondok, Kyle Thomas, Sam Stokes and others, we have a remarkable standards doc about to be submitted to OASIS. If you read it, you'd see that it is not simply a specification for a narrow view of baseline proofs.  It is a masterpiece of distributed systems thinking that sets a standard for the universal synchronization of information systems across the Internet.  Stay tuned, when we've finished next week, I've committed to making a podcast-style recording of the entire document, read ADSM syle...just for fun.  :)   Here's the latest draft: https://github.com/eea-oasis/baseline-standard/tree/sec5-BPI-middleware-and-integration

And one more thing:

If you haven't already heard the audio of our upcoming, awesome and destined-to-go-viral animated video on baselining, here's a link to the file on slack: 


And here are a few snapshots of the animation in progress: 
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Let's get baselining, everyone!  :)

  _______________________________________________

  John Wolpert
  Group Executive, Enterprise Mainnet


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   twitter.com/jwolpert


  

 Baseline Protocol
 Technical Steering Committee Chair


   https://baseline-protocol.org


Welcome to the new EEA Community Projects Announce mailing list

Claudia Rauch
 


Dear all,

As you might have noticed, Chet closed the old Ethereum OASIS Open Project mailing lists yesterday as part of the transition process to EEA Community Projects.

From now on, this is the list for occasional official notifications and discussions from EEA Community Projects. The old mailing list archive will still be publicly visible.

Also, please note that we have reconfigured the CLA Assistant instance for the community. We will import the existing CLAs. However, you *may* need to resign the CLA on your first pull request under the new org name.

If so, please go ahead and fill it out again - it simply reaffirms your agreement to the license terms of the project.

Thanks,
Claudia

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Open Projects Program Manager

OASIS Open

   
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