Owner of Task Force
Each Task force area will have one owner in-charge, mentor(s) to guide new members and a variable number of contributors. Preferably, it will prevent a single community member responsible for several areas.
Responsibilities of a 'Owner' of a Task Force
- The role of the owner is responsible for defining tasks, prioritize to get the best possible progress and review its implementation. Owner can also collaborate to drive the execution itself, but should not be their main task.
- The Owner has the final decision in case of conflict in the respective area. If the conflict still arises, the case/issue should be taken to Committee panel. Decisions taken under this point must be consistent with the previous objective of securing the best possible progress in the area.
Committee panel consists core contributors from all the areas of Mozilla India.
How to become a 'owner' of a Task force?
Task Force owner positions shall be elected every six months. A mentor/contributor who hold a position of responsibility in a task force will be eligible for re-election. In the election of each area, all the core contributors will vote.
- Whoever takes over an area as owner of task force, have temporary leeway to decide what to do and what not to do with the perspective that every so often assess what has been done and what is not. Specifically, the veto it has to add things and in no case be removed functionality in an area without an absolute majority of the members of the project. By the time of voting, if the person is very nice but his/her ideas are rejected based on the requirement of lot of effort with a reasonable number of volunteers time and skills, or just crazy ideas. This case should not be a problem and can continue with his/her role. In turn, the proponent of these ideas is encouraged to look forward to work-upon the idea with a commitment to take it forward. Records of meeting discussion, mailing lists and wiki should serve to make a fair trial.
- In areas without responsibility, it will be among several members who want to help when making decisions about the area, all of them must vote to agree (simple majority). That is, the X form a responsible team, but having to agree on everything you do between them.