a) The role of the TAC is to facilitate communication and collaboration among the Technical Projects. The TAC will be responsible for: i) coordinating collaboration among Technical Projects, including development of an overall technical vision for the community; ii) making recommendations to the Budget Committee of resource priorities for Technical Projects; iii) electing annually a chairperson to preside over meetings, set the agenda for meetings, ensure meeting minutes are taken and who will also serve on the Governing Board as the TAC’s representative (the “TAC Representative”); iv) creating, maintaining and amending project lifecycle procedures and processes, subject to the approval of the Governing Board; and v) such other matters related to the technical role of the TAC as may be communicated to the TAC by the Governing Board.
b) The voting members of the TAC consist of: i) one representative appointed by each Premier Member; and ii) one representative appointed by the technical oversight body (e.g., a technical steering committee) of each TAC Project (as defined herein).
c) One representative of any Member may observe meetings of the TAC. Any committers from a TAC Project may observe meetings of the TAC. The TAC may change this at any point in time, including: (a) opening meetings to a broader community; (b) holding closed meetings; and (c) holding meetings open to the public.
d) At the start of the Directed Fund, “TAC Projects” are those Technical Projects listed as having voting representatives on the TAC on the Directed Fund’s web site. Thereafter, any Technical Project can become a TAC Project through the approval of the Technical Project’s technical oversight body, the TAC (by a two-third’s vote), and the Governing 6 Board. The TAC and the Governing Board may approve a project lifecycle policy that will address the incubation, archival and other stages of TAC Projects.
e) The TAC representatives will elect a chair to preside over meetings, ensure minutes are taken and drive the TAC agenda with input from the TAC representatives.
Additional information is available in the LF AI Charter.
|Member Company or Graduated Project||Membership Level or Project Level||Voting Eligibility||Country||TAC Representative||Designated TAC Representative Alternate|
|AT&T||Premier||Voting Member||USA||Reuben Klein||Anwar Aftab|
|Baidu||Premier||Voting Member||China||Daxiang Dong|
|Ericsson||Premier||Voting Member||Sweden||Rani Yadav-Ranjan|
|Huawei||Premier||Voting Member||China||Huang Zhipeng||Jessica Kim|
|Nokia||Premier||Voting Member||Finland||Pantelis Monogioudis|
|Tech Mahindra||Premier||Voting Member||India||Nikunj Nirmal||Nat Subramanian|
|Tencent||Premier||Voting Member||China||Bruce Tao|
|Zilliz||Premier||Voting Member||China||Jun Gu|
|ZTE||Premier||Voting Member||China||Wei Meng||Liya Yuan|
|Acumos Project||Graduated Technical Project||Voting Member||USA||Anwar Aftab|
|Angel Project||Graduated Technical Project||Voting Member||China||Bruce Tao||Huaming Rao|
|ONNX Project||Graduated Technical Project||Voting Member||USA||*Jim Spohrer||Prasanth Pulavarthi|
*Current TAC Chairperson
In various situations, the LF AI Foundation TAC shall hold a vote. These votes can happen on the phone, email, or via a voting service, when appropriate. TAC members can either respond "agree, yes, +1", "disagree, no, -1", or "abstain".
a) Quorum for Governing Board and Committee meetings will require fifty percent of the voting representatives. If advance notice of the meeting has been given per normal means and timing, the Governing Board may continue to meet even if quorum is not met, but will be prevented from making any decisions at the meeting.
b) Ideally decisions will be made based on consensus. If, however, any decision requires a vote to move forward, the representatives of the Governing Board or Committee, as applicable, will vote on a one vote per voting representative basis.
c) Except as provided in Section 16.a., decisions by vote at a meeting will require a simple majority vote, provided quorum is met. Except as provided in Section 16.a., decisions by electronic vote without a meeting will require a majority of all voting representatives.
d) In the event of a tied vote with respect to an action that cannot be resolved by the Governing Board, the Chair may refer the matter to the LF for assistance in reaching a decision. If there is a tied vote in any Committee that cannot be resolved, the matter may be referred to the Governing Board.
Additional information is available in the LF AI Charter.
Visit LF AI GitHub to review the LF AI Project Proposal Process and Project Lifecycle documentation.
For information on TAC Chairperson election results history, visit the LF AI Election Results History page.
TAC meetings are open to the public and held every other Thursday from 6am-7am PT. Meeting invites are managed from the https://lists.lfai.foundation/g/tac-general sub-group (mail list) within the LF AI Foundation Groups.io account.
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Upcoming TAC Chairperson Election
Invited Talk: Collective Knowledge (CK) and CodeReef
LF AI Updates
ITU Global Challenge on AI/ML in 5G Networks
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ML Workflow Collaboration
Update on Trusted AI
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