GvSIG Technical Steering Committee
This page contains a summary of how gvSIG is technically managed, which groups are on the project to manage the technical decisions and how they operate in order to assure the decisions are made in a democratic way, etc.
The gvSIG Technical Steering Committee (TSC) is a group of 20 people, all experts form different areas (3D, mobile devices, documentation, i18n, ...) most of them are already working on gvSIG project for several years. They are part of different entities such as universities, private companies and public administration.
Objectives of the TSC
The TSC is in charge of the technical steering of the gvSIG project. The technical aspects we delimit for the gvSIG project are:
- new functionalities to develop
- development engineering (architecture, methodologies, etc.)
- project documentation
- collaborative infrastructure
The Board of Directors of the TSC
A subgroup of 8 people from the TSC is formed by the technical leaders of the project. This group represents the Board of Directors and has the responsibility of approving or rejecting the most important decisions of the governance of the project, usually based on the proposals prepared by the TSC.
This group has ordinary meetings (mostly face to face, but also via IM) every two weeks with documented agenda and minutes. (Please add link if possible)
Coordinator of the TSC
A member of the board acts as a coordinator of the whole TSC. His role is to manage the discussions, assure the communications inside the TSC and the rest of the project are fluent, and act as an interlocutor for the TSC outside.
At this time Jorge Sanz is the coordinator of the gvSIG TSC.
The real work of the TSC happens in working groups. When a new proposal arises, or a medium/big task appears, the TSC creates a new working group with a board member as a chair of it.
These working groups have their own collaboration space at the gvSIG portal with its own forum and document space where the members work and discuss about the central topic.
Some of these working groups can have a long term goal and work preparing proposals to the Board of the TSC and others have a very specific objective and when it's accomplished the group is dissolved.
The chair of the working group (a member of the Board) should report to the rest of the board on any ordinary meeting how it's group is going, present reports, answer questions, etc.
Adding members to the TSC
The first TSC group was elected by the Board of Directors. This group was decided by the Board based on the technical skills and role of the member in different areas of gvSIG development.
Now, after a test period, the TSC has the right to elect new members. Any member of the TSC can nominate a member of the gvSIG community and the TSC should vote it.
Any member can step down from the TSC at any moment, but besides that the TSC can also promote the expulsion of a member of the TSC (witch will be voted by the Board of Directors) on any of these situations:
- Serious lack of discipline with any member of the TSC
- Serious lack of consideration on a public forum with the gvSIG project
- Continued lack of activity on the TSC (voting, participating on working groups)
- Incompatibility with the TSC activities due to:
- Lack of time to work on the TSC
- Conflict of interest between the TSC or gvSIG and the current employer of the member
|Álvaro Zabala||Junta Andalucia|
|José Luis Celda||Logex|
|Fran Peñarrubia||Software Colaborativo|
|Sergio Beltran Talens||ITI|
Board of Directors
|Joaquín del Cerro||IVER|
|Luis W. Sevilla||SIGRID|
|José Vicente Higón||Software Colaborativo|