Project Health

Following the release of FireFly 1.1 last quarter, work on FireFly has mainly centered around maintenance, debugging, and enhancements in the 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 releases. Additionally, we've updated the docs to include more tutorials and introductions to FireFly.

The Discord community continues to be very active with 66 members participating in discussions this quarter. Additionally, we’ve seen an increase in non-maintainer engagement, with community members conversing and answering each other’s questions.

Contributors are very active in the project and since September, excluding merges, we’ve had 21 authors push 254 commits to main.

There are currently 587k lines of code for Hyperledger FireFly across 19 repositories, with a total of 6.6k commits to date.

Required Information

  1. Have you switched from master to main in all your repos? Yes
  2. Have you implemented the Common Repository Structure in all your repos? Yes
  3. Has your project implemented these inclusive language changes listed below to your repo? You can optionally use the DCI Lint tool to make this a recurring action on your repo. Yes
    1. master → main
    2. slave → replicas
    3. blacklist → denylist
    4. whitelist → allowlist
  4. Have you added an Inclusive Language Statement to your project's documentation and/or Wiki pages? Yes

Questions/Issues for the TSC

No questions for the TSC



FireFly 1.1.1


FireFly 1.1.2

The full list of releases can be found at:

Overall Activity in the Past Quarter

The Discord is very active and project maintainers answer questions regularly. Some metrics for the last 90 days of activity.

Current Plans

Current areas of active engineering, investigation or interest include:

  • Identity
    • Possibility of more identity plugins for other types of identities
    • Potential integration with other Hyperledger projects
  • Tokens
    • Rich metadata viewable from the UI
    • Additional improvements to APIs
  • Horizontal Scale
  • Security and Authorization
    • Several community members will be providing an update on an upcoming Community Call
  • Policy engine enhancements
    • More pluggable functionality

Maintainer Diversity

No new maintainers in this quarter. 10/10 maintainers are from Kaleido.

Contributor Diversity

Contributions in Q4 including code, documentation, or other contributions:

Active contributors from Kaleido: 8

Active contributors from other organizations: 1

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  1. Ray Chen – Thanks for sharing the report and this is great to hear about how active the community is.  There are lots of positive signs in the report – in particular, I think seeing community members answering each other's question is a great sign that expertise about the project is extending beyond the original project maintainers. 

    Hyperledger staff is starting to put plans in place for community activities in early 2023, so if the FireFly project is interested in taking part in any meetups, workshops or other activities next year feel free to let us know.

    1. David Boswell We would love to take part in any sort of community events next year. Let us know the details and we'd be glad to give any input if needed.