Become an Advisor

Note: this page is draft.

Welcome! We’re glad you’ve taken an interest in helping us.

People involved with in a recognized formal sense prior to our full incorporation and launch fill two types of roles: (A) primary team and (B) steering committee advisors. Many other informal volunteers and general community members help in lots of ways but haven’t accepted particular responsibilities or titles.

For reference, our how-to-help page broadly describes the various ways to participate.

Current team members

See the forum’s Team group for a list of current team members. That doesn’t include everyone involved or past folks (we’re working to update our presentation of these things).

Steering Committee Responsibilities

The responsibilities of each steering committee member include:

  • Read and understand the core writings, including the links from the about pages
  • Keep up with overall progress in order to offer informed guidance
  • Respond to e-mails or other specifically committee-directed communications
  • Keep in mind, updating us with relevant references that you encounter and mentioning and advocating for us in relevant contexts as appropriate

Team Responsibilities

The responsibilities of each team member include:

  • Handle the defined scope of authority and responsibilities for your particular role(s) (which may include designating responsibilities to other roles)
  • Be available within a reasonable time-frame when others need your involvement and at least communicate clearly when availability may be limited for some reason.
  • Assure that some representative from each main internal team attends our weekly check-in meetings or at least sends regrets and provide an email update on team progress.
  • If you cannot maintain your role(s) going forward, communicate the situation clearly and make an effort to find someone else to fill the role(s).

Qualities desired in participants

Everyone involved should generally support the values of FLO Software and Culture. Otherwise, we thrive with diverse opinions and perspectives; we would like to include as many different backgrounds and perspectives as possible. As we intend to have international scope, we welcome international representation on the committee.

Apply to join

To express interest (or at least willingness) in joining us, please contact us.

If you know others who you believe may be interested, invite them to view this page and the rest of our proposals.

No compensation at this time

At this point, we rely on volunteered time. Participation offers great networking and learning experience and the chance to see succeed. Once launched, we hope to better raise funds for ongoing development as well as to fund whatever other projects you want to work on. Of course, if we are as successful as we hope, then having had a formal position with will also make a valuable resumé item.