This thread is an extension of this broad discussion about badging systems. This thread focuses on adding badges to the Sustain Discourse forum, not generally all projects or all communities.
I have a few specific comments to reply to from the original thread, as well as a pitch for a possible collaboration.
This was the original conversation starter:
Here are my excerpt replies:
While it is helpful to acknowledge availability of budget, I think at this point we should steer away from mixing money with volunteer work until there is more clear governance documentation about Sustain OSS. A funded join effort is not something (I think) we are equipped to do at this point.
I admit I got carried away by wishful thinking in the last thread too. So, if we are securely privileged enough to pursue this as a joint volunteer collaboration, we can work together as colleagues and peers to organize some sort of deliverable or outcome.
Is anyone else interested in a 50 minute conversation to explore collaborative work?
I am not a designer. But I feel like if we have 3-4 folks interested and willing to help out with this, we try to facilitate an inter-Working Group collab. That could include exploration and brainstorming on what collaborative work is actually useful to produce.