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We would like to create, publish, and standarize a best practices guide on Open Source Governance. Our intent is to work in an open, transparent and fully-collaborative set of text documents, and to submit this work to a standardisation body.
Eclipse OS-Gov defines a set of guidelines and best practices for the governance and management of open source projects. It covers a wide range of topics, from decision making and tooling, to communication and security, and provides good practices and recommendations gained from years of experience. It includes documents (Markdown or AsciiDoc) and the accompanying diagrams/visuals, with a few scripts to generate the various outputs (e.g. epub, pdf, html).
The Eclipse OS-Gov project provides guidelines and best practices for the governance and management of open source projects. Developed by recognised open source experts, it covers a wide range of topics, from tooling to communication and security. It only provides recommendations, as projects should adapt their practices to their own context.
We intend to develop these recommendations in a collaborative manner with the community, and publish various outputs (PDF, epub, HTML) freely available to everybody.
We would like to standardize the guideline and Eclipse Foundation has a relationship with standardisation bodies, strict IP checks, and a good experience with specification processes. Please note that we want to develop these guidelines in a similar way to a typical OSS project using Git and allowing transparency in regards to contributions.
We are in the process of identifying previous contributions owners, and making sure we indeed are allowed to bring in some of the work done already. (consists of markdown files) Whatever the conclusion, we will quickly add some files in the repo and start filling them up.
We expect to complete the specification within 2 years.