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Roles and Responsibilities

Technical Advisory Council

The OpenWallet Foundation charter states that the TAC is responsible for:


  1. maintaining an overall strategic vision for technical collaboration and coordinating collaboration among Technical Projects, including development of an overall technical vision for the community;
  2. making recommendations to the Budget Committee of resource priorities for Technical Projects;
  3. electing annually a chairperson to preside over meetings, set the agenda for meetings, ensure meeting minutes are taken and who will also serve on the Governing Board as the TAC’s representative (the “TAC Representative”);
  4. creating, maintaining and amending project lifecycle procedures and processes, deciding where Technical Projects fall within that lifecycle;
  5. determining when a technical project should be admitted as a Technical Project or any Technical Project should be considered a TAC Project; and
  6. such other matters related to the technical role of the TAC as may be communicated to the TAC by the Governing Board.

TAC Members

TAC members are expected to:

  • Subscribe to the TAC mailing list and the OpenWallet Github organization to stay aware of the TAC related updates and issues
  • Regularly participate in the TAC meetings
  • Bring up and help resolve any issues related to the needs of the OpenWallet technical community
  • Participate in, and optionally chair, the Task Forces set up by the TAC to address specific issues
  • Act as stewards for OpenWallet Foundation promoting and helping grow the organization and its activities by engaging of their own accord in activities such as posting on social media, responding to questions raised in forums, helping new community members find their way around, and giving talks at conferences on OpenWallet Foundation related topics
  • Participate in the appointment and election of "at large" representatives

TAC Chair

The TAC chair has the following additional responsibilities:

  • Running the TAC meetings, such as the TAC calls per the agreed upon schedule. This includes: setting up and publishing an agenda, running the meeting, and ensuring any outcome is duly recorded
  • Representing the TAC, and more broadly the OpenWallet Foundation technical community, on the Governing Board, and giving updates to the Governing Board on TAC activities

TAC Vice Chair

The TAC vice chair has the following additional responsibilities:

  • Running the TAC meetings when the TAC Chair is unable, including setting up and publishing an agenda and ensuring any outcome is duly recorded
  • Helping to marshall people who want to talk during a meeting