Governance for LF Energy is set forth in the governance charter and based on best practices leveraged by the world’s most successful open source communities. The LF Energy Governing Board is responsible for oversight of LF Energy, with a Technical Advisory Committee (“TAC”) responsible for assisting in the coordination of, and communication among, the various technical projects supported by LF Energy.
- The Governing Board oversees business decision making,. This includes how to spend budget, how to integrate new projects and initiatives, and best approaches from a business and regulatory perspective.
- The Technical Advisory Council oversee the technical communities and projects. Splitting business and technical decision making is a best practice for open source projects. The TAC fulfills a liaison role as opposed to a prescriptive role.
- Each supported project is responsible for its own technical oversight through a Technical Steering Committee (“TSC”), which reports up to the TAC.
- Participation in the supported technical projects is open to anyone, whether an LFE member or not, subject to compliance with the technical charters of the projects.
- Membership is not required to particpate; anyone may attend meetings, share ideas, and submit contributions. Working group and TSC participation is solely based on contribution and advancing roles based on technical merit and community recognition.
LF Energy encourages industry participants to support LF Energy by contributing to the resources available to the community. LF Energy offers two levels of membership support options – Premier and General – and an Associate membership level for academic and profit institutions. (Associate membership requires board approval).
The legal entity for LF Energy is The Linux Foundation. Membership in The Linux Foundation is required in order to become a member of LF Energy.