Swift Server Work Group (SSWG)
The Swift Server work group is a steering team that promotes the use of Swift for developing and deploying server applications. The Swift Server work group will:
- Define and prioritize efforts that address the needs of the Swift server community
- Define and run an incubation process for these efforts to reduce duplication of effort, increase compatibility and promote best practices
- Channel feedback for Swift language features needed by the server development community to the Swift Core Team
Analogous to the Core Team for Swift, the work group is responsible for providing overall technical direction and establishing the standards by which libraries and tools are proposed, developed and eventually recommended.
The current Swift Server work group consists of the following people:
- Chris Bailey (@chris_bailey, IBM Kitura)
- Ian Partridge (@ianpartridge, IBM Kitura)
- Logan Wright (@loganwright, Vapor)
- Tanner Nelson (@tanner0101, Vapor)
- Johannes Weiss (@johannesweiss, Apple)
- Tom Doron (@tomerd, Apple)
The Swift Server work group uses the Swift Server forum for general discussion.
Everyone is welcome to contribute in the following ways:
- Proposing new libraries and tools to be considered
- Participating in design discussions
- Asking or answering questions on the forums
- Reporting or triaging bugs
- Submitting pull requests to the library projects for implementation or tests
These conversations will take place on the Swift Server forum. Over time, the work group may form smaller working groups to focus on specific technology areas.
Work Group Membership
Membership in the work group is contribution-based and expected to evolve over time. Adding new members and removing inactive ones is subject to a SSWG vote and requires unanimous agreement. A cap of two members per company is in place to avoid overweight representation. A cap of ten members total is in place to keep the group small enough to be effective. Membership term is capped at 2 years, but exiting members may re-apply at the end of their term. When multiple candidates compete for the same seat, the SSWG will vote between all candidates, with a final voting round between the two candidates that received most votes in the first round.
Companies or individuals that would like to join the SSWG should apply by posting a request to the Swift Server forum. Applicants will then be invited to the next available SSWG meeting to present their case.
Inactive members that do not participate in four consecutive SSWG meetings will be contacted to confirm their desire to stay with the group. After missing ten consecutive meetings, the SSWG will vote on removing them from the group.
The main goal of the Swift Server work group is to eventually recommend libraries and tools for server application development with Swift. The difference between this work group and the Swift Evolution process is that server-oriented libraries and tools that are produced as a result of work group efforts will exist outside of the Swift language project itself. The work group will work to nurture, mature and recommend projects as they move into their development and release stages.
In various situations the SSWG shall hold a vote. These votes can happen on the phone, email, or via a voting service, when appropriate. SSWG members can either respond "agree, yes, +1", "disagree, no, -1", or "abstain". A vote passes with two-thirds vote of votes cast based on the SSWG charter. An abstain vote equals not voting at all.
The SSWG meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 9:30AM PT (USA Pacific)
All meeting notes are posted to the Swift Server forums.