ARTICLE 14: TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

Article 14.1

A Technical Committee shall be established in order to:

  1. run and manage OpenWIS® software development projects;
  2. collect OpenWIS® software requirements;
  3. manage Contributor Licence Agreements from software developers;
  4. communicate with individual developers;
  5. make any other technical decisions that may be necessary to the efficient and effective running of the OpenWIS® project; and
  6. advise the Steering Committee on the above matters.

The Technical Committee shall comprise:

  1. A chairperson (“TC Chair”)
  2. A vice-chairperson (“TC Vice-Chair”)
  3. Such other persons as may be nominated by the Steering Committee or the TC Chair from time to time.

Article 14.2

Any person qualified by training, skills and/or experience (in the opinion of Steering Committee or the TC Chair) shall be eligible to serve on the Technical Committee.

Article 14.3

The TC Chair and TC Vice-Chair shall be elected by a vote of the Steering Committee.

Article 14.4

The TC Chair and the TC Vice-Chair shall serve twelve month terms and shall be eligible for re-election at the end of their terms. There shall be a limit of four consecutive years on the terms that the TC Chair and TC Vice-Chair may serve.

Article 14.5

The TC Chair and/or TC Vice-Chair may resign their office(s) prior to the expiry of their term(s) by giving written notice to the Board. However, such TC Chair and/or TC Vice-Chair shall remain in office until their replacement(s) have been appointed.

Article 14.6

Should the TC Chair or TC Vice-Chair resign or otherwise vacate their position at any point during their term, the Steering Committee shall elect a new TC Chair or TC Vice-Chair (as the case may be).

Article 14.7

Recommendations of the Technical Committee shall be made by simple majority. Each member of the committee shall have one vote. The TC Chair shall have a casting vote.

Article 14.8

The Steering Committee may accept or reject any recommendation of the Technical Committee in its absolute discretion.