The Governance of CGL will begin very lightweight. If contentious issues arise, we can move to a heavier-weight structure, such as that used by the LSB.

The workgroup is led by one or more chairpersons, who are appointed by the LF Executive Director with the advice of the workgroup.

The workgroup operates on an IETF-like "rough consensus" model. "Rough consensus" is determined by the chair. Decisions by the chair which contributors believe do not reflect rough consensus may be appealed first to the chair, then to the LF Executive Director, and finally to the LF board.

Workgroup business is conducted in an open forum (typically a wiki, mailing lists, conference calls, and periodic face-to-face meetings). Membership in the workgroup is open. Decisions must be clearly documented in that open forum along with any outstanding issues, which may be used as the basis for further discussion.
Certification/registration services may be restricted to LF members. Exceptions will generally be made for non-profit projects like Debian.

The chair, with the advice of the workgroup, will appoint one or more document editors. The chair will work with the LF Liason to request and organize any LF resources to assist with the workgroup's activities.

Adoption of this charter and future updates to it require rough consensus of the working group.

Chairman - Dan Cauchy
Vice-Chairman - Peter Badovinatz
CGL/SCOPE Liaison - Glenn Seiler
Registration - Troy Heber
Requirements - Tim Anderson
LF Liaison - John Cherry