Modifications to the Open Project Rules approved by the OASIS Board of Directors

Chet Ensign

Open Project PGB members and OASIS members,

At its January 25, 2022 meeting, the OASIS Board of Directors approved updates to the rules governing OASIS Open Projects ( Staff recommended these changes to address feedback we received from the community and our own lessons learned. The proposals go into effect immediately.


- Sect. 8.1 was revised to enable Project Governing Boards to adopt a standing rule delegating the power to approve and set up of new repositories to their Technical Steering Committee or to designated maintainers. In the case where a repository is being set up with an applicable license that has not been used by the project before, the PGB will be required to approve the repository.

- In Sect 15.2, Creative Commons CC0 license was changed to an implementer-class license and Community Data License Agreement v2 was added to the set of other available licenses to accommodate repositories intended for collections of data.

You can review the specific changes in the attached red-lined PDF file.

Thank you for your ongoing work at OASIS. We appreciate all that you do. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions you have.



Chet Ensign

Chief Technical Community Steward


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