The GNU Assembly is moving toward a governance model founded on adherence to the GNU Social Contract and our code of conduct.

Governance comes up when specific decisions have to be made about the GNU Assembly as a whole, such as defining the level of coherence of GNU packages and handling possible funding and legal matters.

We are in the early stages of formulating a governance model. At this time we look at examples such as the GNOME Foundation and Debian. Our goals are to allow for transparent decision-making, to achieve broad involvement of Assembly participants in decision-making, and a healthy turnover of responsibilities.