The primary goals of the OpenJS Foundation are:
- To enable, through advancement of Projects and strategic partnerships, an open and accessible web.
We believe that it is essential to provide a neutral home for critical projects, with common principles of technical governance and accountability. By doing so, we are providing for the long-term sustainability of both individual projects and the ecosystem as a whole.
If you rely upon the stability and sustainability of this ecosystem, we encourage you to join us as a supporting member!
The OpenJS Foundation is a member-supported 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. Following best practices in the industry, we maintain a clear and consistent separation of responsibilities between technical and non-technical governance decisions.
In addition to top-level Foundation governance, each project has its own governance structure with processes adapted to the needs of its community. While the OpenJS Foundation provides a number of high-level requirements to ensure each OpenJS Foundation project is sustainably and equitably run, project maintainers have a great deal of flexibility in day-to-day operations.
The OpenJS Foundation Board of Directors
The Board of Directors sets overall technical policy through our bylaws, mission and vision statements, describing the overarching scope of foundation initiatives, technical vision, and direction.
Each Platinum member is entitled to appoint one Director to the board, and the Platinum Directors are eligible to serve as chairperson and vice-chairperson. Gold and Silver members vote among themselves to select their representatives. The board also includes community representation, with up to 3 Community Director positions nominated by the CPC and its chartered committees.
The OpenJS Foundation Cross-Project Council (CPC)
The Cross-Project Council, or CPC, is the top-level technical governance organization within the OpenJS Foundation. The CPC is responsible for implementing technical policy and procedures, within the scope and direction of the policies set by the Board.
The responsibilities of the CPC include defining and maintaining neutral consensus on the technical vision for hosted projects, shepherding projects through their technical lifecycle, and identifying, recruiting, and engaging prospective projects. In addition, the CPC is chartered to establish an individual membership program. Finally, the CPC is also responsible for establishing and supporting hosted projects in their enforcement of the Code of Conduct.
The CPC operates openly and transparently, with all regular business conducted in livestreamed meetings which anyone may attend. While formal decisions are made by Voting members, any established member of the technical community may become a Regular member, and assist the CPC in carrying out its duties.
Each Impact project in the OpenJS Foundation is entitled to nominate two Voting members. Growth and At-Large projects can vote for two further nominees, as may the Regular members.
OpenJS Foundation Staff
The OpenJS Foundation is managed by The Linux Foundation.
The OpenJS Foundation Board of Directors appoints an Executive Director (ED) to run the organization on a day-to-day basis. The ED is tasked with contributing to the strategic initiatives set out by the Board, implementing those initiatives and then reporting back on their success. The ED has the authority, within the boundaries of the current budget, to hire staff and contractors or partner with other organizations to advance the Foundation toward its goals. The ED reports to the Chairperson of the Board, with additional oversight and input from the full Board.
We are currently hiring for the Executive Director role. If you are interested, we’d like to hear from you!
Join the OpenJS Foundation
The OpenJS Foundation supports our hosted projects in numerous ways, paying for essential collaboration infrastructure, providing travel funds, registering and maintaining trademarks and domains, hosting global conferences, and much more. This activity is entirely supported by our corporate members.
If your company relies upon the projects we host, we welcome you as a member.
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