Researching Governance Models: A Call to Action

The core purpose of the WordPress Governance Project is to illuminate existing and ad hoc governance models within the WordPress Open Source project and provide input on how to create an official governance platform for the project. A crucial component of this work is discovering and evaluating existing governance models both within the Open Source Software space and in other comparable organizations and communities. For this we need all hands on deck.

To start the work, we have created a list of relevant governance models in need of research. To get the work done, we ask contributors to claim a model (by adding their name to the sheet in the correct column) and perform some preliminary research using a form.

Current list

  • AMP Project
  • Apache
  • Cloud Foundry
  • Debian
  • Drupal
  • Eclipse
  • Fedora
  • FreeBSD
  • IETF RFC2418
  • Joomla
  • Moodle
  • Mozilla Foundation
  • Node.js
  • OpenStack
  • QGIS
  • Python Foundation
  • Ubuntu
  • VVVS (Varying Vagrant Vagrants)
  • WP-CLI

If you are familiar with the governance models of any of these groups, or you want to learn more about them, or you know of a relevant governance model worth adding to the list, add your info to the spreadsheet and capture your research in the form.

Our goal is to have every governance model claimed by Tuesday March 12 and the forms filled out for each model by Tuesday March 19.