2023 Charter Draft Archived

Approved by Community Council on Feb 27, 2023.


Provide technical guidance to the FOLIO project. Guide the project’s architectural vision, technical policies, standards, and best practices. 


The Technical Council steers and guides the technical aspects of the FOLIO project by performing the following activities:

  • Provide guidance to help keep the FOLIO community aligned on technical goals and directions, which are informed by the original vision of the FOLIO project, community requests, development needs, technical council expertise, etc.
  • Develop and maintain an architectural blueprint supporting the long-term vision, coherence, continuity, and stability of the FOLIO LSP.
  • Develop and maintain documentation of FOLIO project technical decisions, code contribution requirements, and development practices.
  • Proactively identify technical issues and resourcing needs that the project will need to deal with, including tracking and reporting on technical debt.
  • Provide technical investigation/advice at the request of the other councils. 
  • Facilitate communication with the infrastructure team (DevOps) to ensure best practices are followed, and smooth functioning of FOLIO project infrastructure.
  • Facilitate discussion and communication with development teams to ensure the FOLIO project's technical standards are upheld.
  • Welcome and help onboard FOLIO community members and organizations that are trying to contribute functionality to FOLIO apps or modules so that the FOLIO project’s technical standards can be upheld pragmatically.
  • Arbitrate disputes amongst the community on technical matters and make final decisions when necessary. 
  • Maintain oversight of the FOLIO project's security group and other working groups to which the Technical Council delegates specific responsibilities.