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A working group is a team dedicated to a project or projects that fit under an easily definable umbrella. Perhaps they're designed to create and/or facilitate a particular feature set in Open edX. Or they're an authoritative body giving the community structure and a process for decision making.
Creating a new WG requires participation and/or permission from someone in a leadership position in the Open edX community. Right now, that's a limited group that includes @Edward Zarecor@Ned Batchelder, and @Braden MacDonald. In order to be officially sanctioned in the Open edX community, a WG must meet some requirements:
The topic must be related to Open edX, or a use case scenario for Open edX
There must be adequate control and feedback into the Open edX community - a WG functions with bidirectional communication with the larger community
Generally all communication as to the work of the WG should be public, understanding that sometimes a matter may need to be private. In such cases, please consult with Open edX leadership
All code produced within the WG must be compatible with a license presently used by Open edX