Election season has begun for the Hyperledger project, the open-source, Linux Foundation-led blockchain initiative.
The project is preparing to elect a new technical steering committee (TSC) as well as a new chairperson for that committee this month. The transition comes less than a year after the Hyperledger project publicly launched in December 2015 as a way to create a “business blockchain” for use by enterprises.
The nomination process for the committee began yesterday, and runs through 18th August. Voting among the project’s active contributor base – those participating in the development of the Hyperledger codebase – begins that day, and runs through 24th August.
To facilitate the vote, the project is turning to a platform called the Condorcet Internet Voting Service (CIVS). Developed by Cornell, it allows participating voters to create a slate of their preferred candidates.
The results will be announced on the 25th.
Once the committee is selected, those new members will vote between themselves on the a new chairperson, Hyperledger executive director Brian Behlendorf said.
According to Behlendorf, the hope is to staff the TSC with those who contribute the most to the initiative.
He told CoinDesk:
“We bootstrapped the TSC with kind of the initial premier members of the organization, but we didn’t want that to hard-code in. We really wanted to instill, across the project, a ‘do-ocracy’, which is a term we brought over from Apache.”
To date, more than 40 companies are taking part in the project.
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