Giro3D is a meritocratic, consensus-based community project. Anyone with an interest in the project can join the community, contribute to the project design and participate in the decision making process. We believe in running the project transparently.
This includes everything from decision-making to defects in the code.
We define roles:
- users: community members with a need for the project
- contributors: community members contributing to the project
- committers: community members committed to the continued development of the project
Our full governance model is detailed in the GOVERNANCE.md document.
Project Steering Committee
We have a project steering committee (PSC) consisting of individuals, ensuring the smooth running of the project. A PSC chair acts as coordinator and facilitator. We define how to support users and how to contribute.
We also clearly state the decision-making process. The project operates a policy of lazy consensus, allowing the majority of decisions to be made without resorting to a formal vote. Votes can be required for certain actions though, with a stricter procedure.
Giro3D is an independant project, has no legal representation, and is part of the FOSS4G community. It is backed by individuals and organizations, which may give or receive funding for its development.