One great challenge in open source is to understand the value of a contribution. How is it possible to distinguish the difference among a discussion on a forum, a chat on Discord, and a pull request or issue on GitHub?
SourceCred, used by the IOTA Foundation to organize all contributions received, is a tool that assigns weights to contributions. This tool has been helping the broader IOTA community and ecosystem to understand the context of proposals and initiatives.
X-Team members will have public hard data at their disposal to show the importance of their contribution. Their work, based on their contributions within the X-Team initiatives, will grow their reputation and contribution value in the long term.
New members of the community will also have the possibility to become an important part of the IOTA ecosystem through their contributions in order to gain trust, support and build their reputation.
Read about and comment on the SourceCred proposal here on GitHub!
The Tangle EE Eclipse Working Group exists to drive open source collaboration and commercial adoption in major IOTA use case areas. Business and academia come together to provide thought-leadership and develop tooling, applications and documentation. Stakeholders learn from and share insights with each other, discuss real-life use cases, help steer the direction of IOTA development, collaborate and build on IOTA together in a vendor-neutral, open framework under the Eclipse Foundation.
The Eclipse Project lead, Eclipse Project Committers and Member Sponsors work together in Project teams where Project discussions and development activities take place.
Once an X-Team member reaches a Cred rank threshold defined by the X-Team participants themselves, the X-team member will receive an open invitation to become an official Tangle EE Project committer.
Participation in this capacity grants access to collaborate directly with leading organizations and its member stakeholders and represents an opportunity for X-team members to expand their professional network, learn, teach, build or even lead successful IOTA-enabled projects outcomes in a professional workgroup setting.