[all-members] REMINDER: Fourth Community Writing Workshop on the Design Principles for the ToIP Stack: Thursday Aug 26 17:00-18:00 PT / 00:00-01:00 UTC

Eric Welton (Korsimoro)

Hello DIF members who are also ToIP members,

This meeting is at a wonderful time for those of based around GMT+7 - it is 7:00 a.m. - and the discussion, as always, is insightful and fascinating.

kind regards,


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Subject: [all-members] REMINDER: Fourth Community Writing Workshop on the Design Principles for the ToIP Stack: Thursday Aug 26 17:00-18:00 PT / 00:00-01:00 UTC
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2021 01:44:45 -0700
From: Drummond Reed <drummond.reed@...>
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A brief reminder that we will be holding our fourth Community Writing Workshop on the Design Principles for the ToIP Stack Thursday Aug 26 from 17:00-18:00 PT (00:00-01:00 UTC). Zoom meeting info is on the ToIP Calendar (remember that it usually shows the Eastern Time Zone).

In this edition we will be discussing—among other things—categorizing the 15 principles into 3 categories based on a fascinating blog post Victor discovered by cryptographic pioneer Nick Szabo called Wet Code and Dry.

Please note that you do not have to attend these Community Writing Workshops to contribute to, comment on, or join the discussion about either the Design Principles for the ToIP Stack or the Introduction to ToIP V2 white paper. In both cases, you can participate asynchronously (including from your hammock on your last week of vacation!) just by reviewing, commenting, or suggesting in the respective Google docs as they proceed this month.

See below for more context.

=Drummond and Victor

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Date: Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 9:07 PM
Subject: [all-members] ToIP MEMBERS: Invitation to two series of Community Writing Workshops during the month of August
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ToIP Members,

As you have been hearing at our All-Member Meetings, several of our Working Groups are hard at work on two key deliverables:
  1. Introduction to ToIP V2. This is the second generation of our white paper that introduces the core concepts of ToIP and the ToIP Foundation. As a deliverable of the White Paper Task Force of the Ecosystem Foundry WG, it will replace our first-generation white paper that has been on our website since we launched in May 2020.
  2. Design Principles for the ToIP Stack. This deliverable explains the principles that inspired the initial development of the four-layer ToIP stack—and which guide and constrain our specifications and recommendations as we build out and harden the stack. This is a joint deliverable of all of our Working Groups—primarily the Technology Stack WG and the Governance Stack WG—but for organizational purposes it is owned by the Design Principles Task Force of the Technology Stack WG.
Because each of these deliverables should represent the broadest possible consensus across the ToIP community—and because the first one in particular does not require any specialized expertise in ToIP—we would like to encourage as many members as possible to join in discussing, drafting, and refining them. To that end, Victor Syntez and I will be hosting a series of one-hour Community Writing Workshops each of the four weeks in August:
  1. Each Tuesday (Aug 3, 10, 17, 24) from 5-6PM PT (00:00-01:00 UTC) we will work on the Introduction to ToIP paper. 
  2. Each Thursday (Aug 5, 12, 19, 26) from 5-6PM PT (00:00-01:00 UTC) we will work on the Design Principles for the ToIP Stack paper. 
You can find the Zoom meeting info for each meeting on the ToIP Calendar (thanks to Elisa for posting) You are invited to attend any or all of these meetings depending on your interest level. The goals of each meeting are:
  • Orient new members to the material covered by the papers.
  • Review the current state of the draft and agree on the writing priorities for the next week.
  • Identify and discuss any open issues or key questions that can only be decided by community consensus.
These sessions are open to all members—no matter how new or old you are to ToIP. 

Victor and I look forward to seeing you there, and to collaborating with you to produce two excellent deliverables by the end of August.

(Note that I will be on vacation next week, back Aug 2)