Prpl Organizational Structure

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The prpl organizational structure is layered as described in the prpl bylaws. This page attempts to explain the structure of prpl Foundation. Each layer will be described below

Board of Directors[edit]

At the top of the organizational structure is the prpl Foundation Board of Directors. The board is responsible for overall policy and of the Foundation. The makeup of the board is as follows:

  • Up to 8 Platinum Members
  • Up to 5 Gold Directors (elected from among Gold members)
  • Up to 3 Silver Directors (elected from among Silver members)
  • Up to 2 Community Directors (appointed)
  • Technical Steering Committee Chair

Technical Steering Committee[edit]

The Technical Steering Committee (TSC) is responsible for decisions that affect multiple projects. The TSC consists of the following members:

  • One representative from each of the prpl Engineering Groups
  • A representative for every Platinum sponsor who isn't otherwise represented
  • The chair of the TSC

The TSC chair must be an employee of one of the Platinum sponsors. They're originally appointed for a two year term and then elected by the TSC for one year terms after that.

prpl Engineering Groups (PEGs)[edit]

prpl has a number of workgroups called prpl Engineering Groups or PEGs. Each PEG is organized around a piece of software that members of the foundation and the project community are interested in. PEGs can focus on a pre-existing piece of open source software or be the home of a new piece of open source software. PEGs are primarily self-organized and self-governed. Each PEG has a governance model to document their decision making process.

Occasionally, each PEG will elect a community representative. The Community Representative will serve on the Technical Steering Committee.