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Revised: 2017-02-13  (Original title: OLE Community Product Council Charge)


  • Attend weekly virtual meetings and other active participation that may occasionally rise to several hours per week

    • Group projects or writing efforts

    • Individual engagement including email, writing, and review

  • Attend and contribute to relevant periodic face-to-face meetings, potentially twice a year

  • Identify and bring to bear appropriate expertise from Partner staff

  • Keep home institution staff informed of activities of the Product Council

  • Actively contribute and work productively on a this team

  • Serve as a liaison to one SIG if called upon

  • Assist the Executive Committee for special projects if called upon


“Lazy Consensus” is a form of decision-making that assumes that a stated path forward is acceptable to all in the group unless objections are raised (also known as “yes becomes the default”).  Typically this means that someone will state a decision and a plan to act on that decision unless someone objects in a timely fashion (usually 72 hours).  Assume best intent.  See a description of how Lazy Consensus is used in the Apache OpenOffice project and how it has been applied to library operations.