This post was written by Michael Dawson, Node.js lead for Red Hat and IBM at Red Hat, OpenJS Foundation Board member, and Cross Project Council member.
The OpenJS Collaboration Network can further the value of the foundation in a few key ways, while also giving value back to the community.
Support includes but not be limited to:
- a GitHub repo in the OpenJS org
- marketing support
- mailing lists
- Slack channels
- representation on the CPC
- The current Collaboration Networks spaces are listed in the main README.md in the CPC repository.
How to propose a Collaboration Space
If you have a topic that you feel would benefit from wide community collaboration, you can get started by filling out the [Collaboration Space Application Template](https://github.com/openjs-foundation/cross-project-council/blob/master/NEW_COLLABORATION_SPACE_APPLICATION.md) and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the process of getting approved?
Once the application is submitted the CPC will review the application. Some of the key elements of the review are captured in the [Initial fit checklist](https://github.com/openjs-foundation/cross-project-council/blob/master/COLLABORATION_SPACE_PROGRESSION.md#initial-fit-checklist). It’s helpful if you include the answers to those questions along with the application.
Once approved, what are the next steps to getting started?
Once approved the CPC and Foundation staff will help the champions set up a new repository, get access to the meeting tools like Zoom, create Slack channels, and get things kicked off.
For more details on the overall process the full process is documented in: https://github.com/openjs-foundation/cross-project-council/blob/master/COLLABORATION_SPACE_PROGRESSION.md#process