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Fedora Cloud Working Group Governance Structure

This document describes the governing structure for the Fedora Cloud Working Group.

Membership

The Fedora Cloud Working Group has nine voting members, one selected by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee as the liaison to FESCo, and the others initially selected by the FESCo liaison.

Decision time! Do we want option A or option B, or something else?

Option A Members of the Working Group serve two year terms. At the end of the two year period, FESCo will either renew the FESCo liaison or appoint a new one. The other positions will be filled by general election every two years. As a special exception, four seats will be filled in one year, with those positions chosen at random (unless some number of members decide to step down). Voting will follow the standard Fedora election process and be open to all contributors in the CLA+1 group.

Option B Because continuity is important, Working Group members serve as long as they are able and willing. When a position in the group becomes available, that position will be filled by unanimous consent of the existing members. (n.b. this is how the Fedora Packaging Committee operates).

Current Members

  • James Antill
  • Robyn Bergeron
  • Joe Brockmeier
  • Haïkel Guémar
  • Sam Kottler
  • Sandro Mathys
  • Matthew Miller (FESCo Liaison)
  • Frankie Onuonga
  • Mattias Runge


Making Decisions

Because Fedora is a global project, members of the working group may be distributed across multiple timezones. It may be possible to have a real-time IRC meetings, but in general we will conduct business on the Fedora Cloud mailing list.

Many of our decisions can be made through "lazy consensus". Under this model, an intended action is announced on the mailing list, discussed, and if there is no controversy or dissenting views with a few days, simply done.

For bigger issues, where there may be disagreement, or where there is long-term impact, or where an action may not easily be undone, we will use a ticketing system for voting https://fedorahosted.org/cloud/. Working group members can vote +1 to approve, -1 to disagree, or 0 to abstain; five +1 votes are necessary for a measure to pass. Non-members may comment on the ticket and (of course) discuss on the mailing list, but are asked to refrain from putting votes in the ticket.

Changing these Rules

This document will be approved by consensus of the initial Working Group members and approved by FESCo. After initial ratification, any substantive changes can be approved by majority vote and sent to FESCo for acceptance.