What is the trigger to move an Area 51 proposal from commitment-phase to beta-phase? Or perhaps better phrased as, How long after 100% commitment is reached does the beta begin?
It's fairly manual at the moment.
It also depends how much commitment overlap there is between sites, in other words, how many people committed to both A and B and C? If the overlap is low between A and C then we may launch those first, and wait on B.
It's a manual process.
It depends on how many betas the team can handle, there isn't an exact formula, but approximately 3 per week now, in order of progress.
I believe it's being handled on a case-by-case basis now, as soon as they have the resources to start another beta, but I don't have an actual source for that
Jeff - I think it was Jeff - wrote a while ago that the 100% committed sites are being put in beta one at a time, so the admins can pace the system and ensure nothing breaks. Otherwise it would be a crazy free-for-all.