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Policy Working Group


  • Ensure the Foundation’s trademarks are being used correctly and in a context that doesn't diminish the Foundation's value.

  • Define guidance regarding when, how and in what context the Foundation’s trademarks can be used.

  • Engaging with external bodies and campaigns, commenting on existing or proposed policy related to green software as well as creating our own policy proposals.


How to Join

  • If you work for a GSF member organisation, you also need to:

    • Fill out the form if you are new to the GSF; or

    • Fill out the form if you are already part of the GSF but want to join this working group.

  • After that, you will:

    • Be added to the community-wg mailing list.

    • Receive invitations to our regular meetings.If you don’t work for a GSF member organisation, then please encourage your employer to . In the meantime, you are welcome to contribute to any of our conversations or projects on as an individual contributor.

Getting Involved

  • Are you ready to join the fun and make a difference? The first thing you should do is go to the GitHub discussions forum and say “Hi” in the Introductions category and/or read & comment on any of the discussions. You can also browse and join any of the lively discussions there. This is the best way to learn and get involved with this awesome working group and the wider GSF community.

  • We work in the open, and use discussions on GitHub, along with a mailing list and slack channel, for async discussion. We pair this with weekly zoom meetings every Tuesday. We hold these at meetings at alternating times to account for members in different time zones, and you can see the minutes of every meeting on our repo on GitHub.

  • You don’t need to be a trademark lawyer to be part of the group - but it helps to be curious about how the law is used to set norms for groups.

  • Do you have a brilliant project idea that you want to share with the world? Then start a discussion on the Ideas board and get the interest of at least three people from 2 different member organisations. You can then reach out to the chairs or PM who will add your idea to the next working group meeting agenda.

  • Our Policy Working Group meets every 2 weeks on a Tuesday.

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