I agree that this is a distinct move that needs to happen. I was just in a room today, with people interested in paying my team for a demonstration - they’d been following through the Getting Started guides and had some ideas - but ideas that, as far as I can tell, are a little out of date.
The need for a “latest snapshot of the library” - something that could effectively go under the ‘Library’ tab on the web site - is something that is needed. More important is the versioned history - not the change history, just the clear, public versioning - checkpoints in time with some pointers to other resources, such as google docs and forum posts, that track the changes.
We need to make a coherent picture available to people who are in a position to “check in from time to time” but who are not in a position to invest heavily in Sovrin - Sovrin being “somethign on the sides of their otherwise busy worlds” - such as the fellow today, on his way to prep for a meeting with a national regultory agency - and digital identity for the nation was, once again, on the docket.
I will volunteer to be the repository secretary, and marshal inputs from the Sovrin community - organize it as pull requests for upstream - e.g. i’ll be secretary, not editor. It’ll help salve over the frustration some of have felt about the need to monitor the slack channels - as I ungraciously expressed to @danielh in private chat one very, very late night. everyone is crazy busy, but that includes - not just us - but also the targets of our efforts - folks willing and interested in giving Sovrin a hearing, but who need a softer, clearer, presentation - people for whom ‘participating in the community’ or ‘joining a slack channel’ are non-options.
@Drummond also mentioned some updated white papers. Google docs is a great place to develop those - but, unless I’m missing something, it is not a great way to provide a discrete evolution of the ‘stable releases’ of said documents. Github is that, and systematic publication via sovrin.org (how about a simple github pages map of the state?)