This is a comment thread for my blog post on retooling the Libs Team.
The Libs Team met today to discuss a weighty topic: what is its mission as a team, and are we set up to achieve it?
As team lead, I took the liberty of proposing a mission statement:
To improve the quality of the crate ecosystem, as a product.
“as a product” means that we need to focus on the end-to-end experience people have with the ecosystem. It’s not enough to have great libraries if no one can find them. It can be a problem to have too many libraries. Docs count for a lot!
“the crate ecosystem” means that the Libs Team needs to look far beyond
stdand help look after the library ecosystem as a whole. The Libz Blitz was one of our first major attempts on this front.
“improve the quality” means that we don’t own or oversee the ecosystem, but that we work together with library authors to improve the experience. What quality means, and what aspects to prioritize, is of course also important to nail down.
That’s a lofty goal! Let’s take a look at how we’ve approached it in the past, and then talk about the future.
Full post is here – take a look, and leave your thoughts here!