Below you can find a summary of the discussion points and actions arising:
- @mrshll gave an overview of his work on this. Since the meeting he has put out a dedicated post explaining his findings form the review and a summarising changes made as a result.
Action: Please review Matt’s forum post which directs you to a branch containing the drafted changes. Please post any comments/feedback you may have in responses to the forum post or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- We discussed design principles and whether with the recent 3.0 upgrade we’ve diverged from the principle of ‘simplicity’ to the extent that we need to reconsider this value/principle.
- @skyleryoung @MikeThacker @davidraznick we’re of the opinion that simplicity remains a design principle, for the following reasons:
- Version 3.0 has some simplifications over version 2.0
- The formatting remains simple.
- Required fields have been kept at a minimum and are simple and the complexity is optional
- @skyleryoung also made the point that Fidelity acts as a counterbalance simplicity
Action: If you have views or opinions on this topic please post them here or email to: email@example.com
- We flagged that the use cases page requires some attention and requested people share views and opinions on how it could be improved if they have any.
- Here, I’ve suggested we reconcile with the Types of use and user personas page in the Project Documentation Section.
Action: If you have views or opinions on this topic please post them here or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Profile Documentation and Tooling.
- We directed attention to Matt’s Forum Post on this work and gave an update on an issue we’ve encountered affecting the auto-generation of the ERD’s when testing out the profile tooling with the ORUK Profile. Initially we thought this was a bug but turns out its more a feature that required some further documentation.
Update on ORUK profile and UK Ecosystem.
- We brought attention to @MikeThacker’s Forum post on the ORUK profile.
- FYI - Greg has since put out a blog post announcing the profiling mechanism and drawing attention to the ORUK profile as an example already in action.
- Mike is in the process of communicating with UK developers about the profile but we suspect that it will be difficult to gain traction without a validator; which is our immediate priority in terms of tooling.
- Mike updated on work involving the dept for local government over the next three months that could help to mainstream the standard and potentially unlock resourcing/funding going forward. It could also result in a company with 70% of the market for local government service directories becoming fully compliant (as opposed to in alignment) with the standard which could act as a tipping point for the UK ecosystem.
- Our next Standing Technical Meetup meeting takes place on the 11th October 16:00 UTC. If you would like to join us please let me know via this forum post or email me at email@example.com and I will shoot over an invite.
See here for running notes with a link to the video and transcript from the meeting.