The Shibboleth Project, as distinct from the, is a traditional open source software project that is self-governing, under the control of the project's participants, known as Committers. Of course, this independence extends only so far, since the project's viability financially is dependent on the Consortium's success in attracting financial support for our work. To formalize the relationship, the Consortium's primary Operating Resolution, adopted in conjunction with the initial charter, contains a pair of sections, 4 and 5, that describe the Project's organization and governance, and the expectations placed on its participants.
Without repeating that material here, the highlights are:
The Project Membership page contains the updated list of Committers and PMC members.
The Committer Agreement (DRAFT, not yet approved) contains the terms of participation in the project by Committers.
The policy for contributions to the project by both Committers and outside contributors is described on thepage (also DRAFT).