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TMW Organization - TMW Team

Post by Jenalya » 13 Mar 2013, 17:46

The Mana World Collective (TMWC)

  • The purpose of the TMWC is to make or delegate decisions regarding the running of The Mana World (TMW).
  • There are different scopes under TMWC's authority in order to balance and separate the projects responsibility and management.
  • TMWC understands that all members are h8ere to help each other fulfill the common vision of making a Open Source 2D MMORPG.
  • Someone can hold part or all of a role and not be a TMWC member, but they need to have the required knowledge or experience to fulfill that role.
  • To become a TMWC member, you need to gain in membership in the one of the following categories of contributors; Game Master,Server Admin, or Developer and must be approved by a majority of TMWC.
  • In the event that no TMWC remain, but roles are fulfilled by non-TMWC members. Those members may assume
  • TMWC title to fulfill TMWC's duties to their best ability.
Issues which require a TMWC vote:
  • Changes to TMWC governance and/or Organization
  • Changes to Game, Forum, Etiquette and Wiki rule changes. (not guidelines)
  • Voting a member into TMWC or to adviser status or to revoke membership or ban a member.
  • If a member becomes inactive (stops) in their contributions for a period longer than 1 year, they will be moved to adviser status.
  • Prior members only have to show activity again to regain status.
  • Any member can call a vote to revoke someone's membership or ban a member.
  • At any time, any member may revoke their own membership or opt for adviser status.

General Duties
  • Maintain guidelines for contributors to follow on the wiki.
  • Maintain documentation on changes made.
  • Provide tutorials, training and/or time to newer contributors.
  • Leadership among the contributors will be done without coercion.
  • Addressing community Forums posts / polls / suggestions
Game Masters
  • Responsible for moderating and enforcing the rules of the game, wiki and forums.
  • All Game Masters are members of The Mana World Collective.
  • To become a Game Master, a person must be voted in by the player community
Server Admins
  • Are those that have ssh access to the server and are responsible for server restarts, maintenance, and the general health of the server overall.
  • Are those that are Forum Admins and/or Wiki Admins.
  • Are those that deal with Account resets/info and aid in GM investigations.
  • To become a member of this group, a person must first show the appropriate knowledge and willingness to devote time.
  • Programmers are responsible for making changes to the code base.
  • Content Creators are responsible for adding quests, items and monsters either via scripting, mapping, sound, client theme or pixel art.
  • Web developers are responsible for the website's front and/or back-end work.
  • Translators work on client,server and wiki data to provide them in as many languages as we can.
  • Developer group maintains a visible project plan.
  • To become a member of this group, a person must show appropriate knowledge, contribute to the project and learn and gain 'git' access.
  • To become a member of this group, a person needs to be a prior contributor and TMWC member.
  • No longer actively contribute.
  • Allowed to vote/post as TMWC.
  • Allowed to run for Board.
The Mana World Board of Directors

  • Maintain Open Records of Public Meetings (Secretaries Notes (irc log for meeting is fine)).
  • Maintain Financial Records (Treasurer Report).
  • Maintain a Quarterly Meeting (If not monthly).
  • Pay bills and acquire services & support for TMW the Project & Contributors.
  • The board will be the SPI Liaison or appoint one.
  • Hold elections for board positions coming open.
  • Hold the contributors & TMWC members accountable to their duties & guidelines.
  • All other powers remain within their respective TMWC domains otherwise.
  • All other votes still have to pass the same TMWC channels as before.
  • President - Organizes and creates the agenda for each meeting.
  • Vice President - Fills anyone's role in absence.
  • Secretary - Keeps notes on meeting, publishes them to forums/wiki for public
  • Treasurer - Pays TMW's bills, reports finannces back to the Board, publishes treasurer report to the forum/wiki
  • Members of TMWC (including advisers) can run for a position on the board.
  • Members can nominate themselves or accept someone else nominating them.
  • Nominations should be open for at least 1 month.
  • Members with the most votes win. In case of a tie have host another vote between the members that tied.
  • Members are elected and run for TERMS of 1 year.
  • After the elections are held and positions are filled, the new board members decide how roles are divided up.
  • In case of vacant role, other members can wear more than one hat while attempting to find another member.
  • TMWC and an advisers are always allowed to vote.
  • TMWC can choose to make elections open to more voters than TMWC and advisers.
  • TMWC can always call for a vote of no confidence to impeach a member or all of the board and hold new elections.

The Mana World Team: The Mana World Advisers: The Mana World Board of Directors:
  • President: (vacant seat)
  • Vice President: (vacant seat)
  • Secretary: (vacant seat)
  • Treasurer: (vacant seat)
Last edited by jesusalva on 05 Oct 2019, 19:48, edited 30 times in total.
Reason: Remove the long, unmaintaned, and outdated list of names and replace them with links to the relevant forum groups, where accurate and up-to-date information can be found.