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First, many thanks to those of you who have reached out to share your feedback and get more information. It is extremely helpful. I’m posting today to share a recap + meeting notes from a call we had with the proposed PGB group, which was announced on this thread.
There were a couple of goals for the call:
- Make sure all parties are on the same page about the objective of the project, and the role of the PGB
- Address some administrative recommendations based on feedback from conversations with members of the Ethereum community
- Identify next steps & action items
You can see the agenda & meeting notes here.
Very succinctly, the objective of the OASIS Ethereum Open Project is to:
Provide a neutral forum for the Ethereum Project to create high-quality specifications that enable platform longevity & compatibility with the involvement of a diverse group of stakeholders.
We are treating this as an exploratory project, meaning that we intend to start with pieces of work that will augment and strengthen, not replace, the EIP process or yellow paper for example. We will iterate and adapt the OASIS standards process as we learn what works for this community.
OASIS made several recommendations based on our initial discovery which were readily accepted:
- PGB meetings will be open by default; official meeting agendas will be posted online (TBD where) and meetings will be livestreamed/recorded (tooling TBD).
- The PGB’s role is procedural, not technical - their purpose is to verify a steering committee is equipped as needed and that process has been followed fairly & accurately.
- The PGB will work to create a balance of constituencies on the PGB itself - for example ensuring an equal number of company sponsored vs. community representatives, representatives from diverse geographies, etc.