A project refers to a collaborative endeavor to deliver a work item. Projects may entail producing a document, such as requirements or use cases, a whitepaper, or an analysis. A project's scope can also replace or build on the Foundation's capability. Projects may involve growing the community of green software practitioners through events, training, and other community activities.
For member led projects the Technical Oversight Committee owns the project lifecycle process, approves new projects and approves changes to a projects state as it matures. To find our more information regarding how to propose a project, a projects life-cycle and the governance of projects please visit the technical oversight committees page.
The strong preference is that projects are governed by the members, however projects may be governed by the Operations team if they are:
Critical to the smooth running of the Foundation.
Have strict constraints (e.g. must be released by a certain time or on a regular schedule) that make them difficult to be resourced by volunteers.
Hold a significant risk (reputational, financial, regulatory).
Of significant value to the Foundations mission but insufficient resources or interest from the members to provide governance.
For operations led projects the decisions are ultimately made by the GSF staff members and led by the Executive Director of the Foundation.