Overall the working group is going as planned. The initial goal to finish the Taxonomy work product was accomplished and ver.1 is ready and published on the wiki. New members joined the group and there is an increasing interest from people with different backgrounds (technical, law, business).
There are no issues at this time.
All the meeting agendas and notes are created on confluence following the templates provided. We are using the mailing lists to inform people for upcoming meetings and the agenda. The chat channels are not so much used, this was somewhat expected because the group is having regular bi-weekly meetings and works on the wiki mostly. The audio recordings of the meetings are uploaded along with the notes on wiki. Our working group finished the Taxonomy work product, created a mind map and a summarizing table of this. Many other work products started regarding a 101 contract law work product, a 101 smart contract work product, we also created pages to summarize the SC languages, the Business and Use cases, the different frameworks and the features and SDKs. Additionally, based on the Taxonomy we created a work product for each aspect to provide a way for people with different interests to work in parallel. We keep all this material on the wiki to be easily indexed and accessible from everywhere by everyone. We believe that the group has potential, and we intend to create a blog post about the group's activities to let people know of our work and how to participate and contribute.
We are going to work on defining Security aspects of the SC, on setting Standards for SC and pursuing Interoperability between the different platforms regarding SC. We will also continue our work products regarding Functional requirements, Computation and Law.
The working group started with many participants and interest from different contributors. After a few weeks, there was a doodle posted for people to decide about the day and time of our meetings. After the doodle was finished and we changed the day many participants (included those who voted for the date/time change) stopped attending the meetings. I (Sofia) sent a reminder to the mailing list for the change of date and time and contacted personally for the same reason every member I had their email. After that, although old members didn't start to attend again new members joined the group and started contributing. Concerning the diversity, we have people from Australia, US and Europe attending and contributing.