General meeting minutes: 1/22/2019

The following are minutes from the general project meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

All documents for The WordPress Governance Project can be accessed on the project’s Google Drive.

Props: Rachel Cherry and Pat Lockley


  • Open call for leadership
    • Project leadership structure
  • Project timeline
  • Scheduling project meetings
  • Open floor


  • Rachel Cherry discussed the #internal-gov first meeting (Friday 18th) and shared the decided provisional group leadership structure.
  • Morten proposed a timeline for working groups to elect facilitators and secretaries by the next general meeting.
  • The group discussed the merits of using emojis as an initial voting system. Decided it was fine but a mechanism would be needed for larger policy decisions and this was an issue for #internal-gov to solve.
  • Discussed project timeline. The goal is have something to present at WordCamp Europe (June 20-22).
  • Se Reed raised the possibility we need to know the form the presentation will take before working groups can create a timeline.
  • Decided to create Presentation Working Group whose job it would be to manage the final proposed project document.
  • Decided each working group would sort out their own meeting time(s).
  • Pat Lockley proposed an outreach group to identify stake holders and under-represented groups.
  • Group briefly discussed a possible logo for the project.

Action Items

  • Each working group needs to elect facilitators and secretaries.