In January 2021, the board appointed the Software Dispute Resolution Panel (SDRP), a mechanism for dispute resolution that the iD development team opted into. Part of the decision to install the panel was a re-evaluation by the Board and in public discussion among the Foundation’s members after one year.
Earlier this year, the board inquired about the SDRP’s current status. From the response, we learned that no disputes have been brought to the SDRP in the preceding year by developers, members of the community or OSMF board, so the body’s only activity has been an initial kick-off meeting.
Because this makes it hard to determine the panel’s effectiveness, the board’s preference is to keep the panel around for another year (i.e. until the early months of 2023) in the same composition and repeat the evaluation at that time. However, we would like to hear opinions from the community on what to do about the SDRP as well.