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  • Projects

    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.

    How are projects governed?

    Each project is governed by a governing body that ultimately make decisions regarding the projects deliverables. The main governing bodies are either one of the https://greensoftwarefoundation.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/~612dd45e45cd76006a84071a/pages/950283, the https://greensoftwarefoundation.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/~612dd45e45cd76006a84071a/pages/852084 or critical projects required for the smooth running of the Foundation are governed by the Executive Team (the GSF staff themselves).

    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.

    Project List

    Led by Executive Team

    Led by Standards Working Group

    • Software Carbon Intensity (SCI) Specification

    • SCI Guidance

    • SCI Data

    Key people & links

    Led by Open Source Working Group

    • Impact Framework

    • Carbon Aware API

    • Carbon Ci Pipeline

    • Awesome Green Software

    Key people & links

    Led by Policy Working Group

    • State of Green Software Report

    Key people & links

    Led by Community Working Group