Common questions from the community.
Whom is this group for?
The primary purpose of this community and project is to bring together open source practitioners and organizations who run open source programs and open source initiatives to develop and share resources and knowledge in the open.
Should I join?
TODO is specifically intended as a space for organizations’ open source program practitioners to come together, but also for people committed to open source willing to learn and get practical knowledge on open soruce program offices and open source initiatives.
General Members are representatives from organizations who consider open source to be an essential asset in their day-to-day operations.
OSPO Associates are representatives from open source projects and/or foundations willing to collaborate with TODO mission and build resources that are helpful for people working in OSPOs and open source initiatives.
OSPO Ambassadors are individuals actively contirbuting to OSPO resources and advocating for TODO values.
Can I be part of the TODO Community without being a TODO Member?
Yes, TODO Group resources are essentially like any other open source project.
Everyone willing to contribute to improve OSPO education and adoption across industries worldwide is more than welcome to join the community and take part of the public resources through our GitHub page: https://github.com/todogroup. TODO Community Members include, but are not restricted to:
- OSPO Managers
- OSPO initiatives
- Industry partners
Check TODO General Member Charter to learn more.
What are the benefits of being a TODO General Member?
Please take a look to the TODO Group Overview Presentation to learn more about General Membership benefits.
As a university or academic institution, can I join the TODO Group?
Universities can join the TODO Group to collaborate on practices, tools, and other ways to run successful and effective open source programs and open source initatives, as well as to engage in discussions with OSPO professionals.
Please, take a look to the TODO Group Overview Presentation to learn more about membership benefits.
As a government institution, can I join the TODO Group?
The TODO Group welcomes any government institution representative willing to collaborate on practices, tools, and other ways to run successful and effective open source programs and open source initatives, as well as to engage in discussions with experienced OSPO professionals.
Please, take a look to the TODO Group Overview Presentation to learn more about TODO General Membership and/or the OSPO Associates Program.
What deliverables can we expect to see from this project?
Our plans include work such as:
- Sharing best practices for running open source programs and initiatives within organizations
- Codifying criteria or qualities that well-run projects should aspire to
- Tooling & instrumentation that makes it easier to reach and maintain those standards
- A directory of projects and initiatives from the community that meet some or all of those criteria
TODO resources are open to everyone and available at TODO Group GitHub repo under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (non-code contirbutions) or Apache License, Version 2.0 (code contirbutions). We encourage people to share their knowledge and help growing this community by adding their contributions to the different TODO initiatives such as:
Which are the main communication channels?
Please visit our communication channel page to learn more.
How can I start getting involved in the TODO Community?
Please visit our Get Started page to learn more
How is the TODO Group Steering Committee elected?
The TODO Group Steering Committe sets the policy and strategic goals for TODO Group. The Steering Commitee is elected by the TODO Members on a yearly basis. https://github.com/todogroup/governance#todo-steering-committee-tsc
Is the TODO Group a new open source foundation?
No. We’re an open source project and a community of practice hosted under the linux Foundation with a common interest who have come together to help solve the problem of building open source programs and open source initiatives within organizations.