Collaboration Tools

To successfully collaborate, people participating in the Open Mobility Foundation can use a variety of tools and resources.

There are different OMF groups, performing different tasks. They need a variety of tools to support their work. For example, the needs of the Board of Directors might be quite different from a Working Group which is implementing open source software. Different groups may use additional tools beyond those listed here to support their work.

It is important to OMF to make the process of creating open source software and Foundation recommendations and policy transparent. Information like meeting minutes, discussions on mailing lists, and code changes are publically available.

OMF Member WEBSITE

This OMF Member website, which describes how the OMF is structured, the vision and technical direction, and how to become a Member or Contributor, and use the collaborative tools.

OMF COLLABORATION SITE

The OMF Collaboration site  is a tool for collaboration. It is organized as a main group together with a set of subgroups. Each subgroup may include a mailing list and tools to manage it, a calendar, and a wiki. To participate, you create a Collaboration account.  Next, you should join the subgroups associated with your relationship with OMF. There are four such subgroups:

members-public for Public (municipal) members of OMF

members-non-public for Non-Public (commercial) members of OMF

entitycla for organizations (members and non-members) whose employees are contributors to OMF

contributors for individual contributors to the work of OMF

The sign up for the contributors group is unmoderated. Subscriptions to any of the other groups requires the approval of OMF staff.

Example

Sarah, a data privacy expert working for a Non-Public member is invited to take part in two OMF groups: the Data Aggregation Working Group and the Public Trust and Transparency Committee.  Sarah would join the main group, editing her profile to identify the company she worked for. Then she would join the contributors group. By joining the contributors group, she accepts the Individual Contributor License Agreement link and the Code of Conduct link. Then she would join the two subgroups where she will participate, the Data Aggregation Working Group (wg-data-agg) and the Public Trust and Transparency Committee (comm-trust-trans).

If Sarah is the first employee from this company to contribute to OMF, she should remind her employer to accept the Entity Contributor License Agreement.

See Entity CLA process for more information.

GITHUB

GitHub is a source control management system. All Contributors should sign up with Github. The repositories for OMF work will be posted shortly. There will also a Contributor Guide that describes how OMF Contributors use Github.

Members