Governance organization

A governance organization is a group that oversees some content or software to be sure its license is respected. They also approve any modification to that license. The FSF and X/Open are such orgs. The best practices of such organizations should be summarized here so that we can copy the best ones in the Consumerium Governance Organization.

In shared source, the governance organization is the main vendor itself, e.g. Microsoft.

In some open source variants, the organization is also responsible for some other things, e.g. the BSD license refers to the Regents of the University of California as its governance organization.