Continue the discussion from last week of the Tech Council Charter review. Those deliverables are substantial, and probably need to be (a) revisited and (b) better surfaced within the larger FOLIO community.
- there is a lack of agreement about the meaning of the term "blueprint", so while we have some work here, it isn't clearly a deliverable yet
- FOLIO-platform vs LSP Base etc: on-going
- Definition of done: we have done some work here
- Jeremy Huff: some of these things don't exist at all; some exist but aren't perfect. Maybe we should prioritize the things that don't exist at all, then prioritize the things that are crucial but imperfect. (General agreement)
- Best practices: various efforts have come and gone but generally petered out. Decision log covers some of this? It sure does, but there's a lot of history there too and we don't have a nice summary. Mark Veksler: may be useful to update BP documentation as part of the release process to make sure it stays up to date. Jeremy Huff: perhaps we should have a calendar of when the TC revisits these kinds of documentation? e.g. annually, quarterly, etc?
- RFCs: Marc Johnson: have subsequent decisions superseded this, i.e. can/should we amend our charter? Craig McNally: we have the decision log etc; maybe we should generalize the language here and call it done? Mark Deutsch : RFCs need a lot of internal motivation to go spend time on an RFC process; we generally don't find that. Marc Johnson: the general decisions sort of coalesce from the team-specific/project-specific decisions. Vince Bareau: it becomes even more important as the project matures to have a place to capture contentious or inter-module decisions. How does the decision log relate to the RFCs? Craig McNally: tech leads, solutions architects, et al have helped bring these kinds of topics to TC. This is good! If you see something, say something! Marc Johnson raising this stuff up to the TC can have social implications if folks feel like their decisions are being second-guessed.
- Harry Kaplanian FYI other council charters were recently reevaluated; TC's charter is newer but perhaps consider whether it, not just its deliverables, should be revisited and updated.