2016 09 08 TSC Minutes

Hyperledger Project

Technical Steering Committee (TSC) Meeting

September 8, 2016 (7:00am - 8:30am PT) via GoToMeeting

TSC Members

Arnaud Le Hors


Binh Nguyen


Christopher Ferris


Dan Middleton


Greg Haskins


Hart Montgomery


Mic Bowman


Murali Krishna Katipalli


Richard Brown

Sheehan Anderson

Tamas Blummer




  • Action Item Review
  • WG Updates

Action Item Review

  • Hyperledger Release Taxonomy v0.3 – TSC to review and vote (Brian and Chris)

    • Walked through document comments and resolved inside of google doc during the call
    • ACTION:  Chris Ferris to pull together thoughts on snapshot release and circulate via email
  • Hyperledger-py proposal, Baohua to share proposal with Community to try to bring a few more project sponsors to it, as well as work on naming of the project. (Baohua Yang)

    • CF:  Hopefully people have had a chance to look, review, comment – ready for approval, or do people want more time to review?  Any concerns?
    • Baohua:  Have added 4 more sponsors to this proposal.
    • ACTION:  Baohua to update the proposal to replace the discussion of REST/gRPC with language along the lines of “this SDK will follow the guidance of the SDK WG.”.
    • ACTION:  Naming should be Fabric-sdk-py, not Hyperledger-py
    • VOTE:  Unanimous approval.
  • EU Hackathon/Hackfest preparation and updates (Todd)

  • wiki.hyperledger.org migration plan (Brian/Todd)

    • Consensus was to test the wiki further over the next week and discussion migration in 9/15 call.
  • Communication tools (Brian/Todd)

    • Discourse instance is now up – doing some final configuration and then will share with this group.
    • Brian:  suggest people also take a look at https://demo.rocket.chat/home to see if this would be a suitable Slack-alternative.

Reminder/Update on Collaboration around Blockchain Explorer

  • CF:  Blockchain Explorer project is up, added 3 maintainers; also put 2+2 rule on there.  Asked Ry to reduce to non-author core review (which means only 1 of maintainers needs to review and approve to merge) – had to make this change, otherwise, we will wait forever to get code merged, instead of making progress.

WG Updates

  • Requirements WG (Oleg Abdrashitov)

    • Handling most financial use cases, need help on supply chain use cases
    • Started discussion on privacy
  • Architecture WG (Ram Jagadeesan)

    • No update
  • Whitepaper WG (Dave Voell)

    • Met yesterday – key thing was walkthrough, goal is to remove “DRAFT” in time for Sibos

    • Meeting scheduled for next week:

    • Can do follow-up work in TSC meeting next week.
  • Identity WG (Christopher Allen)

    • No update.
  • CI WG (Chris Ferris)

    • Behave tests are still having some problems in Fabric (both Jenkins and locally) – maybe we remove until they can be stabilized.
    • Binh: Let’s disable in meantime
    • CF:  Will have Ramesh turn this off.


  • ACTION:  Hackfest preparation and updates (Todd)
  • ACTION:  Chris Ferris to pull together thoughts on snapshot release in Hyperledger Release Taxonomy v0.3 and circulate via email (Chris)
  • ACTION:  Discuss wiki.hyperledger.org migration plan in 9/15 TSC call (Brian/Todd)
  • ACTION:  Communication tools (Brian/Todd)
  • ACTION:  Follow up on Whitepaper WG progress to get document ready in time for Sibos