Governance rules for the Fedora Workstation Working Group, an independent subcommittee of FESCo.


Members of the Working Group are chosen by the Working Group as needed to maintain a reasonably-sized working group. The Working Group may fill a seat by selecting a candidate and approving by majority of the Working Group membership. Eligible candidates must be in the FPCA+1 group. The Working Group is encouraged to seek out candidates that have been showing persistent and high-quality contribution to Workstation technology or direction.


The Working Group meets on a regular basis. A quorum, comprised of a majority of the Working Group, is required to conduct business and make binding decisions at meetings.

The Working Group will keep records of discussions, meetings, and votes, and will make these records public to the Fedora community. The Working Group shall generally be open to public observation. However, the Working Group may meet in private when necessary to discuss for sensitive issues, such as legal issues, provided that such private meetings are rare and that the public record indicates that a private meeting occurred and the general topic of the private discussion.

Making decisions

The Working Group may make binding decisions on any matters affecting the Fedora Workstation product, including any software contained in the product.

The Working Group generally operates by consensus. Formal votes are not required to resolve issues except when disagreement exists. When Working Group members wish to hold a vote, voting may occur either using an online platform accessible to the Fedora community, or during meetings of the Working Group. Working group members can vote +1 to approve, -1 to disagree, or 0 to abstain; a majority vote is necessary for a measure to pass, with abstain votes not being included in the count.

Working Group decisions may be overruled by FESCo.

Changing these rules

This document was originally approved by consensus of the initial Working Group members and by FESCo. Future substantive changes may be approved by majority vote and sent to FESCo for acceptance.