Organization and Governance

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Alan Clark, Novell
Andrew Wilson, Intel

Marc Miller, AMD
Dave Cardos, HP
Peter Badovinatz , IBM
Joe Alexander, Bull
Ric Wheeler, EMC
Geritt Huizenga., IBM
David Schlesinger, Access
Martine Silbermann - HP
Mike Dolan - IBM
Masahiro Date - Fujitsu
Jim Wasko - IBM

The workgroup is led by one or more chairpersons, who are appointed by the LF Executive Director with the advice of the workgroup. Currently Gerrit Huizenga is nominated to be the first chair.

The workgroup operates on an IETF-like "rough consensus" model. "Rough consensus" is determined by the chair. Decisions by the chair which contributors believe do not reflect rough consensus may be appealed first to the chair, then to the LF Executive Director, and finally to the LF board.

Workgroup business is conducted in an open forum (typically a wiki, mailing lists, conference calls, and periodic face-to-face meetings). Membership in the VAC is open only to members of the Linux Foundation. Decisions must be clearly documented in that open forum along with any outstanding issues, which may be used as the basis for further discussion.

The chair, with the advice of the workgroup, will work with the LF staff to organize any face to face meetings and determine the agenda and direction for the group. The chair will work with the LF Liason to request and organize any LF resources to assist with the workgroup's activities.

Adoption of this charter and future updates to it require rough consensus of the working group.