The PSC seats are non-expiring. PSC members may resign their position, or be asked to vacate their seat after a unanimous vote of no confidence from the remaining PSC members.
The PSC consists of 8 identified roles as follows:
To support the activities and present a public face to the project. To issue press releases, conduct interviews, collaborate with PSC members and provide stability and guidance to the project.
To further building of relations with the community. To ensure smooth running of the QGIS.org online experience including web sites, blog, mailing lists, forums etc. To achieve these aims he / she will recruit and advise ‘managers’ to curate these individual online services and provide oversight for their activities.
To provide oversight and guidance to the development effort. This will include recruiting and facilitating ‘managers’ for discrete areas of the code based (core, gui, plugins, providers, tests) who will ensure consistency and quality of code added into the SVN code repository.
To provide reporting and explore avenues of revenue for the QGIS project. To interface with business to secure funding for future efforts. To identify areas where funding is needed and put into place actions to secure this funding. To keep track of funding as managed by OSGeo. To present the PSC with financial options for any initiative requiring funding.
To oversee timely, regular, stable releases of QGIS on the various supported platforms. With the PSC, determine timelines for freezes, releases, and general release and maintenance policies. Recruit and support build managers to create packages for supported platforms.
To oversee activities related to QGIS branding, including logo, user experience, icons, and other graphic elements common to both the application and the project’s web presence.
Manage and oversee the QGIS project infrastructure, including servers, websites, source control, and issue tracking. Make recommendations for improvements, expansion, and consolidation of services. Guide and direct volunteers
To oversee the development of a Quality Assurance framework infrastructure within QGIS so that we may present the best possible version of QGIS to the world at large. The remit includes development of a comprehensive unit testing framework, curation of the issue tracker, improving API documentationm API consistency and generally supporting and promoting the improvement of quality within the project.
All members have equal standing and voice in the PSC. To be eligible for membership in the PSC, a person should have a demonstrated and substantial involvement in QGIS.
Anyone is eligible to be nominated to the QGIS PSC. Ideally nominees would be QGIS users or developers and have an understanding of GIS and the goals of the QGIS project. In addition, nominees should meet the qualifications set forth in this document. Anyone can submit a nomination.
To nominate someone:
Complete information includes:
The PSC contacts the nominee to confirm their willingness to serve and their name is added to the list of nominees. You must submit all the information in item 4 for the nomination to be accepted.
The PSC is intended to: