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Save The Date - June 16, 2021

Join us for our upcoming Technical Advisory Group workshop. "TAG you're IT: Technical Infrastructure in Open Source Communities". Register Now!

Need more help getting started? Join us for IEEE SA OPEN Office Hours. During our office hours you'll have live access to community members and facilitators ready to help with any issues you have.

Our office is open from 11am to noon Central every Thursday, and everyone is welcome to join!

All times on calendar below are shown in the the user's computer time zone.

Community Advisory Group

(CAG)

Purpose

The Community Advisory Group (CAG) defines and promotes best practices for participation in open source projects, especially within the IEEE SA OPEN framework. We consult with members of communities, leaders in the broader open source world, and existing documentation, while actively involving people who are diverse in race, nationality, gender, and ability.

Meetings

Community Advisory Group meetings are announced and minutes are recorded on the Community Advisory Group GitLab.

Communication

The Community Advisory Group maintains a Mattermost channel . Anyone is welcome to subscribe. If you have a question about the IEEE SA OPEN CAG, please send email to opensource@ieee.org.

Best Practices

The Guide to Community Management is an evolving document maintained by our community for the benefit of all groups in IEEE SA OPEN.

Subgroups

The Community Advisory Group on GitLab currently hosts a number of subgroups to encourage cooperation and mentorship as our community works to make Open Source stronger. These include a forum for Meeting Facilitators, another for Chat Facilitators, and a third for Mentors. Everyone is welcome to join these and learn from one another.

Marketing Advisory Group

(MAG)

Purpose

The Marketing Advisory Group (MAG) defines and promotes best practices for marketing in open source projects, especially within the IEEE SA OPEN framework. We consult with members of marketing communities, leaders in the broader open source world, and existing documentation, while actively involving people who are diverse in race, nationality, gender, and ability. While the IEEE SA OPEN community supports itself through the mentorship and the assistance of our volunteers, the IEEE SA Marketing team shares their best practices with the community to act as an initial resource.

The Marketing Advisory Group allows all participants to share and contribute in the larger Open Source community, increasing role diversity and providing opportunities and processes to quantify contributions that are often overlooked.

Due to branding and trademarking issues, Official IEEE SA OPEN projects must follow the guidelines set by the IEEE SA Marketing team. Please contact them about approval.

Meetings

Marketing Advisory Group meetings are announced and minutes are recorded on IEEE SA OPEN GitLab.

Communication

The Marketing Advisory Group maintains a Mattermost channel. Anyone is welcome to subscribe. If you have a question about the IEEE SA OPEN MAG, please feel free to send email to opensource@ieee.org.

Subgroups

The Marketing Advisory Group on GitLab currently hosts subgroups encourage cooperation and mentorship as our community works to make Open Source stronger. Two examples of these are the OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) which supports IEEE SA OPEN groups by providing relevant OSINT data, reviews, methodologies, resources, and best practices, and the unambiguous How to Market Open Source group. Everyone is welcome to join these and learn from one another.

Technical Advisory Group

(TAG)

Purpose

The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) creates collateral, processes, and recommendations for the IEEE SA OPEN Platform and incoming groups. We consult with members of communities, leaders in the broader open source world, and existing documentation, while actively involving people who are diverse in race, nationality, gender, and ability.

Meetings

Technical Advisory Group meetings are announced and minutes are recorded on the IEEE SA OPEN GitLab.

Communication

The Technical Advisory Group maintains a Mattermost channel. Anyone is welcome to subscribe. If you have a question about the IEEE SA OPEN Technical Advisory Group, please send email to opensource@ieee.org.

Best Practices

The Best Practices for a Technical Steering Committee guidebook is an evolving document maintained by our community for the benefit of the technical leadership in IEEE SA OPEN projects.

Subgroups

The Technical Advisory Group on GitLab currently hosts a number of subgroups to facilitate the development of our community's platform, encourage cooperation and mentorship among members, and document best practices in key technical areas. These include a group focusing on Code Review, a group whose primary focus is Architecture, and a group offering guidance regarding Production Ready Applications. Everyone is welcome to join these and learn from one another.

IEEE SA Open Source Committee

(OSCom)

Purpose

The IEEE SA Open Source Committee (OSCom) is authorized by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) Board of Governors (BOG) to provide guidance, oversight, and life-cycle management support for IEEE Open Source Projects. OSCom operates in an open, transparent, and community-driven fashion in cooperation with IEEE SA and IEEE SA OPEN staff, who establish detailed policies and procedures for operations and maintenance of the IEEE Open Source Platform and IEEE Open Source Projects.

OSCom is intended to support the IEEE SA OPEN Platform and IEEE Open Source Projects, as well as to provide governance. Governance functions include approving the use of the IEEE SA OPEN Platform for projects that wish to have an IEEE imprimatur (and for all projects that are incorporated into IEEE Standards), and reviewing and approving the Maintainers Manual, terms of use, and other policies and procedures. Support functions include advising the IEEE SA OPEN Staff, supporting the IEEE SA OPEN offerings and coordinating with the IEEE Technical Advisory Board (TAB).

Policies, Procedures, and Guides

Policies and procedures are set forth in the OSCom Operations Manual and the IEEE SA Open Maintainers Manual.

Meetings

OSCom meetings are announced and minutes are recorded in the OSCom GitLab Group.

Communication

OSCom maintains a Mattermost channel. Anyone is welcome to subscribe. If you have a question about OSCom, please send email to opensource@ieee.org.

Obtaining Approvals

If OSCom approval is required, an official request can be made on GitLab.

Membership

Membership of the 2021 Open Source Committee includes:

Robby Robson (Chair)
Hong Phuc Dang (Vice Chair)
Wilbert ("Chuck") Adams
Dennis Brophy
Don Wright
Cat Allman
Josh Gay (ex Officio, Secretary)

CERN v2.0 Open Hardware Licenses

The IEEE SA approved the use of the CERN 1.2 Open Hardware License (OHL) in 2020. CERN released version 2.0, a family of three licenses, in March of 2020. In January of 2021, the Open Source Initiative recognized the licenses as Certified Licenses in the Special Purposes category. IEEE SA has recently approved this suite of three licenses.

OSCom is now considering adopting this new version and would appreciate your feedback on the CERN OHL 2.0 Licenses. We will be collecting public feedback from the IEEE Open Source community and stakeholders until May 24, 2021.

To add your feedback you may :

All comments, whether received as comments to the issue or by email, will be shared publicly on the IEEE SA OPEN platform.