Initial Development ¶
The initial development which resulted in version 1.0 of the Principles included the following stages – each discussed below in more detail:
- Admin Draft Process (early summer 2021),
- Public Review Process (late summer 2021),
- Version 1.0 Release (fall 2021), and
Admin Draft Process ¶
The Admin draft was co-authored collaboratively by individuals and organizations. Contributors to the draft were allowed to decide whether they wanted to publicly support the Principles as a co-signer or co-author or to remain private. Issues addressed in the admin draft process included:
- Purpose and need,
- Use cases,
- Scope bounding,
- Vision, and
- Organization and governance.
More details about the admin draft review process can be found in the Admin Draft Review Process Summary
Public Review Process ¶
- 8/16 Final up/down on how individuals and organizations will appear on public release
- 8/20 Public launch of website
- 9/9 Public info session (presentation)
- 9/13 Review comments and applications to be a co-author due
- 9/15 Co-authors review comments/suggestions on an ongoing basis, prioritizing those submitted by 9/13
- 9/15 Co-authors review applications to be a co-author
- 10/24 Final language adopted by co-authors
More details about the public draft review process can be found in the Public Draft Review Process Summary
Version 1.0 Release Process ¶
- 10/12 Finalize co-signatories and for v1.0 Release
- Late October: Release of v1.0
- 12/09: Town Hall
How can I participate? ¶
In addition to being an official co-author or cosignatory, we have identified the following other ways that you can support the Principles and their vision.
|Internal champion||Be an advocate for the Principles within your organization by using the community resources or developing your own.|
|If possible, work towards your organization co-signing the Principles.|
|Let us know how we can support you and your organization to implement the Principles.|
Ongoing Governance ¶
Changes to the Principles will be evaluated by the co-authors on a regular basis. If consensus cannot be reached among the co-authors, changes will be raised to a majority vote. Co-authors will consider that changes may affect the co-signers’ willingness to continue their support.
Ongoing management and leadership of the Principles is an ongoing discussion among the co-authors and co-signers.
The co-authors have agreed upon the following process for the inclusion of new co-authors:
- New co-authors shall be accepted by application during an open call prior to the release of each version of the Mobility Data Interoperability Principles.
- Co-authors must be institutions, transit agencies, or other non-profit organizations. Applications will not be accepted from for-profit companies, nor shall such companies be considered eligible to apply.
- Upon receipt of an application from an eligible organization, the co-authors will schedule a vote on the question of admitting the organization as a co-author.
- The initial question will be one of unanimous consent: if there are no objections to the admission of the applicant organization, the co-authors will formally move to accept the applicant organization as a co-author.
- If there are objections, they will be stated and discussed.
- If the question of admitting the applicant organization should be called again following the discussion of objections, the applicant organization may be admitted with a majority (50%+1 vote) of all co-authors voting in favor.