Governance

The Open Data Kit (ODK) project is governed by the Project Management Committee (PMC) and the two Technical Steering Committees (ODK 1 TSC, ODK 2 TSC). The PMC is the ultimate authority over the project while the TSCs have authority over the technical direction of their respective suites of software: ODK 1 and ODK 2.

Project Management Committee

The project management committee consists of individuals identified as “project owners”. The PMC responsibilities are to ensure the smooth running of the project. PMC members are expected to participate in strategic planning and approve changes to the governance model.

See PMC Governance for more.

ODK PMC

Richard Anderson
Richard Anderson

UW-CSE
Yaw Anokwa
Yaw Anokwa

Nafundi
Waylon Brunette
Waylon Brunette

UW-CSE
Carl Hartung
Carl Hartung

Libro.fm

Technical Steering Committees

The Technical Steering Committees (ODK 1 TSC, ODK 2 TSC) are responsible for high-level technical direction of their suite. Each TSC has authority over all technical aspects of their suite including:

  • Suite roadmap (feature addition/removal, tool addition/removal, incorporating community feedback, etc.).
  • Forming appropriate Working Groups (e.g., User Feedback, Documentation, Translation) to gather the necessary community feedback before making decisions.
  • Technical resources (e.g., code repositories, servers)
  • Maintaining the list of Committers

See TSC Governance for more.

ODK 1 TSC

The ODK 1 TSC is responsible for ODK Collect, ODK Aggregate, ODK XLSForm, ODK Build, ODK Briefcase, ODK JavaRosa, and the ODK XForms specification.

The ODK 1 TSC meets every two weeks to discuss the ODK 1 Roadmap.

Current members

Shobhit Agarwal
Shobhit Agarwal

Tonbo Imaging
Alex Anderson
Alex Anderson

Medic Mobile
Yaw Anokwa
Yaw Anokwa

Nafundi
Adam Butler
Adam Butler

eHealth Africa
Guillermo Gutiérrez
Guillermo Gutiérrez

Nafundi
Dan Joseph
Dan Joseph

Red Cross
Hélène Martin
Hélène Martin

Nafundi
Aurelio di Pasquale
Aurelio di Pasquale

Swiss TPH
Martijn van de Rijdt
Martijn van de Rijdt

Enketo
Tom Smyth
Tom Smyth

Sassafras
Dickson Ukanga
Dickson Ukanga

Ona
 

Former members

Brent Atkinson
Brent Atkinson

CIMS Bioko

ODK 2 TSC

The ODK 2 TSC is responsible for ODK Application Designer, ODK Services, ODK Survey, ODK Cloud Endpoints, ODK Suitcase, ODK Tables, and ODK Scan.

Note: The ODK 2 TSC has not yet been formed. The University of Washington is currently the technical steward of ODK 2.