[DRAFT] Projects Committee Charter

From: "Nils Lohner" <lohner(at)debian(dot)org>
To: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: [DRAFT] Projects Committee Charter
Date: 1999-08-02 20:59:27
Message-ID: 199908022059.WAA06359@minerve.grnbl_domain
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[This is a first (very rough!) draft for the projects committee charher.
The general charter outine should be followed for all committee charters
since similar issues will need to be addressed for all committees. Please
comment on the general outline as well as on the content of this particular
charter. Thanks. --Nils]

Project Committee Charter

A charter is hereby granted for the formation and operation of a committee
within the guidelines and objectives stated herein. The committee is
responsible to the membership and board of directors of the organization.

Purpose of the Committee

- evaluate offers of or requests for assistance
- make recommendations of support to the board for a vote (when necessary)
- 'simple' services should not need a board vote and should be granted
fairly easily
- 'complex' services need to be voted on by the BOD and should be granted
after more consideration

Examples of Services

Simple services consist of commonly used resources for projects. Complex
services consist of resources and assets that must be mor etightly

Below is a list of possible services offered, ordered from simple to more
complex services.

FTP server
Web server
Mailing lists

CVS developerment server (no anonymous access)
CVS anonymous server (possible heavier load)

Monetary management
Monetary assistance

Intellectual Property Management
Legal Resources

Operating Guidelines

The committee shall operate openly in the view of the public whenever
possible, but may, at the discretion of the commitee members, operate
privately from time to time if this is deemed necessary.

Membership and Organization

This committee will be run by a chairman who is appointed by the board.
The chairman and the board have the power to add members to the committee.
Committe members may only be removed by a vote of the board of directors.

The members of the committee are responsible for the operation of the
committee, and may, at their discretion, enlist the help of other members of
the organization.

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