Env and Stacks/Governance Charter
This document describes the governing structure for the Fedora Environment and Stacks Working Group.
The Fedora Environment and Stacks 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.
Because continuity is important, Working Group members serve as long as they are able and willing. When a position in the group becomes available, we will call for volunteers and then fill the position according to which volunteer the existing members feel is most suitable.
- John Dulaney
- Honza Horak
- Tadej Janež
- Slavek Kabrda
- Sam Kottler
- Toshio Kuratomi
- Marcela Mašláňová (FESCo Liaison)
- Jens Petersen
- Debi Rieden
- Petr Kovar
Because Fedora is a global project, members of the working group may be distributed across multiple timezones. It may be possible to have real-time IRC meetings, but in general we will conduct business on the Environments and Stacks 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 within a few days, simply done.
For bigger issues (where there is disagreement, a long-term impact, or where an action may not easily be undone) we will have more formal voting. Working group members can vote +1 to approve, -1 to disagree, or 0 to abstain. Abstentions serve to remove one person from being counted towards pass or failure. So, with no abstentions, a simple majority of five members is necessary to pass a measure. With two abstentions, four +1 votes are necessary, and so forth. Note that neglecting to vote is not equivalent to abstaining. You must explicitly cast a +0 vote if you wish to remove yourself from being counted towards pass or fail.
Unless we adopt a ticketing system, issues to be voted upon should be sent to the mailing list as a new thread with a subject starting with the word "Proposal". Non-members may comment on the thread but are asked to refrain from putting votes there. Working group members should to reply to the initial post with +1, -1, or 0.
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.