Introducing IPIP: Interplanetary Protocol Improvement Process

We have a new, lightweight specs improvement process called IPIP! The process is described in specs/ at main · ipfs/specs · GitHub. Thank you @lidel for making this happen.

Previously, protocol design discussions often took place in a repository of a specific IPFS implementation. These conversations are unintentionally obscured from the useful input of Specs Stewards, other implementations, service operators and the wider IPFS Community. The IPFS Project needs a mechanism for proposing and evaluating specification improvements that are not tied to a specific programming language or implementation of IPFS — hence, the IPIP.

Since early July, 10 IPIPs have been created.

The IPIP process doesn’t replace this forum category. Discussions, questions, and conversations on the IPFS protocols are still welcome and encouraged here.