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Representative Members
This page explains additional guidelines for members who are affiliated to Serenity partner, in addition to Muellners Foundation Code of Conduct.
Serenity Partner Program is an ecosystem driven initiative. Members who onboard the Foundation, as part of their organisation joining the Foundation's Serenity Partner Programs are known as Representative Members.
Governance Articles require that the Partner body nominates atleast one natural person to the Observer's Council. This member or group of member(s) are known as Representative Members.
Q: Who are Representative Members?
Representative Members actively participate in Foundation's Open Governance and represent the affiliated Partner organisation interests in the industry body. Therefore additional guidelines may apply.
Q: Who are non representative Members?
A large organisation may have natural person(s) who have joined or access Foundation's resources but do not participate in Open Governance. These are non representative members.

PLEDGE OPEN SOURCE:

In the Serenity Partner Program, our partners foremost deliver a pledge that "any joint Intellectual Property which organisation(s) work with the Muellners Foundation, are reduced to practice and released in open source via a compatible open source licensing and solution licensing best practices."
This is done for humanitarian reasons, and it does have strong and technically qualifying merits.
RnD and innovation in human society can usher on grounds of cross disciplinary open research.
Serenity Partner Program members are non competitive to each other, in the digital services ecosystem which this program creates. The partners are carefully selected and peer reviewed, their onboarding to the Program is an electoral process(Read Council Vote or a Committee Vote)
Open Council also maintains diversity of use cases & partner case studies at the forefront of this program.
Team members, employees, including the CEO of an organisation, accepted into the Serenity partner program are individual contributors to the Foundation's open source initiatives.
a. Members affiliated to the Partner, who join and collaborate in the Foundation's community shall subscribe to Foundation's governance independently.
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b. Members affiliated to the Partner do have a moral responsibility to represent the purpose of their group, company or organisation viz Serenity partner program.
c. Muellners Foundation's community is a democratically run association. Regardless of what your affiliation is, once you have made it to the community, and necessary public disclosures of conflict of interest, your membership subscription is in accordance with the Articles of Association of Natural Persons: Open Constitution and the community guidelines.
d. Members affiliated to Serenity partner collaborate with the peers in the open source community, in the similar way as other non affiliated or individual contributors do.
e. Members from Serenity partner program entities, can get elected to CWCs, Steering Committees and other bodies of decision making, to represent the open community.
f. In addition to the Communications Code of Conduct, applicable for all the members of Muellners Foundation, following additional guidelines are also relevant to the representative members affiliated to Serenity Partners:
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    Representatives should avoid self nominating their own community proposal(s) specially for Appointment Nominations and member motions in relation to the project.
Members do not self nominate their own nominations in the Foundation's governance. However, it is also noted that representative members should run the proposal(s) for a peer review by an appropriate Project CWC member.
Any individual member does not self nominate their proposal, in the case of a Serenity partner, visible conflicts of interests, might derail the goodwill of the represented Organisation. Therefore, members should take help from their peers. They should ensure that another peer, who nominates their proposal is not affiliated to the same Serenity partner organisation.
2. Representatives should avoid promoting their organisation in the community spaces. Foundation spaces are for core research and development. In the Open Conventions, meeting minutes are being recorded for statutory compliances. Serenity partner program is an Industry Research and Development program and seldom used for advertising of goods and services.
Foundation maintains public platforms such as Open Podcast, Open Research Portal where members can freely express and promote their or their organisation's work. This is the space to speak about, take pride in the organisation which a member represents.
In the public facing records, technical and research literature of the Foundation's project, representative members should take extra precautions in linking their affiliation.
3. The members from Serenity partner organisations represent the purposes and goals of their organisation, viz the open community of Foundation.
Each Serenity partner organisation can run a focus group in the community space. The participants of the Focus Group have responsibility towards the Partner organisation and the Foundation's community. These members should take precautions in ensuring exchange of confidential data of the partner organisation is redacted from the public, in accordance with the Foundation's Data Protection and Data Security Policy.
4. Members should take pracautions in translating and communicating representation of their focus group in the public forums of the Foundation.
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