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README

Members of the OASIS Virtual I/O Device (VIRTIO) TC create and manage technical content in this TC GitHub repository ( https://github.com/oasis-tcs/virtio-admin ) as part of the TC's chartered work (i.e., the program of work and deliverables described in its charter).

OASIS TC GitHub repositories, as described in GitHub Repositories for OASIS TC Members' Chartered Work, are governed by the OASIS TC Process, IPR Policy, and other policies, similar to TC Wikis, TC JIRA issues tracking instances, TC SVN/Subversion repositories, etc. While they make use of public GitHub repositories, these TC GitHub repositories are distinct from OASIS Open Repositories, which are used for development of open source licensed content.

Description

This repository documents development processes and hosts the tools used by the OASIS Virtual I/O Device (VIRTIO) Technical Committee. See also the resources in the virtio-spec and virtio-docs TC GitHub repositories

VIRTIO describes describes the specifications of the "virtio" family of devices. These devices are found in virtual environments, yet by design they look like physical devices to the guest within the virtual machine — and this document treats them as such. This similarity allows the guest to use standard drivers and discovery mechanisms.

The purpose of VIRTIO and this specification is that virtual environments and guests should have a straightforward, efficient, standard and extensible mechanism for virtual devices, rather than boutique per-environment or per-OS mechanisms.

Contributions

As stated in this repository's CONTRIBUTING file, contributors to this repository are expected to be Members of the OASIS VIRTIO TC, for any substantive change requests. Anyone wishing to contribute to this GitHub project and participate in the TC's technical activity is invited to join as an OASIS TC Member. Public feedback is also accepted, subject to the terms of the OASIS Feedback License.

Licensing

Please see the LICENSE file for description of the license terms and OASIS policies applicable to the TC's work in this GitHub project. Content in this repository is intended to be part of the VIRTIO TC's permanent record of activity, visible and freely available for all to use, subject to applicable OASIS policies, as presented in the repository LICENSE file.

Further Description of this Repository

Clarification of OASIS TC process as applied to the Virtio TC:
Virtio TC Meetings:
The Virtio TC has adopted a standing rule to conduct business only by electronic ballot, without Meetings. The list of all current and past ballots can be found on this page.
Gaining voting rights
A TC Member who lacks voting rights shall only gain voting rights after requesting this from the TC chair by submitting the request to the virtio mailing list with a copy sent to the TC chair by email. For example, for a new TC member to gain voting rights the request shall be send to the TC chair after the close of the 60th day.
Maintaining Voting Rights
A Voting Member who fails to cast a ballot in two consecutive Work Product Ballots for which the voting periods do not overlap loses the voting rights at the close of the second ballot missed. In case of multiple ballots taking place simultaneously, voting in a single ballot is sufficient to maintain voting rights.
Note: to avoid losing voting rights due to an extended absence, A Voting Member can request a leave of absence.
Leave of Absence
To avoid losing voting rights due to an extended absence, Every Voting Member can request a leave of absence. A Leave of Absence shall not exceed 45 days. Each request shall be made by sending an email to the TC mailing list at least 7 days before the Leave is to start.
The TC has resolved that all such requests are automatically approved.
Disclosure Obligations
This TC operates under the Non-Assertion Mode of the OASIS IPR Policy. The policy includes a disclosure obligation (see OASIS IPR Policy for details).
To satisfy the disclosure obligation, disclosures should be submitted to the virtio mailing list or the virtio-comment mailing list.
Disclosures will be uploaded to virtio-admin repository

Contact

Please send questions or comments about OASIS TC GitHub repositories to Robin Cover and Chet Ensign. For questions about content in this repository, please contact the TC Chair or Co-Chairs as listed on the the VIRTIO TC's home page.

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