This forum post makes two proposals:
blockstackGithub org to something more on-brand with the Stacks ecosystem.
blockstackis a legacy name, no longer in active use for the Stacks ecosystem. Using a name that’s more on-brand with Stacks will help with discoverability and project awareness; conversely continued usage of
blockstackcan be confusing and misleading especially to new community members. Obviously, any such rename would have to be executed by the Stacks Foundation: they should determine the new name, community involvement / process etc as appropriate.
Migrate repositories that Hiro considers “Hiro projects” to the hirosystems org. For historical reasons, the
blockstackGithub organization was also the primary home for many projects in the Stacks ecosystem and thus now contains many other repositories that better belong elsewhere. To clarify repositories that are under the Stacks Foundations’ or community governance from repositories that are effectively Hiro projects, we would like to transfer those repositories from the
blockstackorg to the
hirosystemsorg (in the same vein as the docs split outlined here). This would include the Hiro wallets, the Explorer, the API repo among others, a full list follows at the end of the post.
What does it mean for you?
- The org name will be seamless for repositories (i.e. blockstack/stacks-blockchain will redirect to new-name/stacks-blockchain). HOWEVER, github.com/blockstack itself would 404. See Github docs on this.
- You should still update your remotes to the new location on any local checkouts
- Transfer of repositories from blockstack to hirosystems org should also be mostly seamless. Read Github docs for details.
- You’ll want to update remotes to the new location, even though old URLs will continue to work.
- Repo-specific project boards will be migrated with the repo, no intervention needed.
- Multi-repo boards that are in the blockstack org and refer to any of the transferred repositories will require manual intervention.
- Moving the repositories from one Github org to another will have no material impact to end users and developers: nothing is changing in terms of licenses, distribution or contributing guidelines.
Proposed repositories for migration
Thoughts / suggestions / feedback? Leave a comment!