GENIVI® Groups and Teams

The GENIVI Alliance is governed by a Board of Directors composed of the top-tier members and elected lower-tier members. This Board holds the legal and fiduciary responsibility for the alliance, which is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization.

The Board works with the various groups and teams that oversee the strategic, technical, and commercial components of the alliance. The GENIVI Board of Directors governs the alliance and sets the strategic plans that are carried out by the following groups and teams:

Operations Subcommittee (OS): The GENIVI Operations Subcommittee (OPS) supports the GENIVI Board of Directors on alliance operational issues and produces actionable proposals for the Board’s monthly meetings.  As a recognized subcommittee of the Board, OPS works closely with the System Architecture Team, the Program Management Office, the Baseline Integration Team, the Legal Work Group, and the Marketing Council.  

OPS attempts to make the Alliance efficient in terms of using as little resources as needed, and effective in terms of meeting stakeholder expectations.  Many of the operational actions taken during a given Board meeting are owned by and to some degree resolved by OPS. OPS carefully monitors the annual strategic initiatives and metrics set by the Board each year.  OPS is led by the Chairman of the Board with support from the Executive Director (Steve Crumb).

Program Management Office (PMO): Deploys and performs program management activities within GENIVI for current and future releases from the alliance (ex: Apollo, Borg, Cassini and beyond).

Activities usually include monitoring, tracking, and reporting programs’ progress and issues, with associated risk and overall status.

System Architecture Team (SAT): Defines the overall GENIVI platform and its boundaries, and the Component Statement. Definition of Compliance Statement by Compliance Team, which is part of SAT.

Activities usually include current or next platform release Component Statement, quality and security considerations, terms and processes, build system and services definition.

Baseline Integration Team (BIT): As part of the SAT, defines the processes, policies, and tools for the development of GENIVI software, or GENIVI ‘Baseline’.

Activities usually include the release process, packaging policy, managing OBS (GENIVI’s build system tool), test suites for compliance, and Open GL ES.

Automotive Expert Group (EG): Define requirements and manage process for software components to be integrated in to the GENIVI Baseline and captured in the Compliance Statement.

Domains of focus include vehicle diagnostics (such as KWP and UDS), vehicle interface, vehicle networking (such as CAN and MOST), and software management.

Consumer Electronics (CE) Connectivity EG: Define requirements and manage process for software components to be integrated in to the GENIVI Baseline and Compliance Statement.

Domains of focus include the functionality necessary to integrate consumer devices into infotainment systems. This includes, but is not limited to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, and HDMI.

Location-Based Services (LBS) EG: Define requirements and manage process for software components to be integrated in to the GENIVI Baseline and Compliance Statement.

Domains of focus include location-based services and applications such as positioning, map data access, navigation, driver assistance, traffic information, roadside assistance and emergency call, and fleet and asset management.

Media and Graphics (M&G) EG: Define requirements and manage process for software components to be integrated in to the GENIVI Baseline and Compliance Statement.

Domains of focus include media management, display management and audio management, including specific functions such as audio/video/picture, DRM, metadata management, media server, layer management, and interaction with video/picture management.

Networking EG: Define requirements and manage process for software components to be integrated in to the GENIVI Baseline and Compliance Statement.

Domains of focus include onnecting vehicles to IT infrastructure and other vehicles by using wireless network connections over mobile networks and WLAN access points via TCP/IP and SMS. Currently also covers Bluetooth and phone APIs for voice call and browser.

System Infrastructure EG: Define requirements and manage process for software components to be integrated in to the GENIVI Baseline and Compliance Statement.

Domains of focus include the functionality necessary to get the system into operational mode and manage system resources; in particular, lifecycle, persistency, user management and personalization, and basic OS support.

HMI Framework EG: Define requirements and manage process for software components to be integrated in to the GENIVI Baseline and Compliance Statement.

Domains of focus include frameworks and APIs for multimedia, CE device connectivity, Bluetooth, security and software update.

Marketing Team: The Marketing Team is the place where members can expand the influence of the alliance into the automotive industry, as well as expand their own influence at the same time.  Members get first access and ability to influence events, collateral, and promotion that mean business for all members. Marketing develops and maintains the public facing website as well as internal Member Community portal. This team is open to all members.
 

IT Team: The GENIVI IT infrastructure is a suite of GENIVI-hosted tools that support collaborative work across the GENIVI membership. Among these tools are a wiki (Atlassian Confluence), issue tracker (Atlassian Jira), instant messaging server (Jabber), source code repositories (Git), document repository (Subversion), build system (Open Build Service), and a mailing list server. Access to most tools requires authentication against the GENIVI user login system (LDAP).

License Review Team: The License Review Team manages the licensing and legal activities of the alliance and is chartered to ensure that the technical work of the alliance is founded on legally sound approaches that are acceptable to the membership of the alliance and to the broader open source community.

Functional Scope:

  1. Define and manage licensing and copyright management policies
  2. Create essential legal documentation for code contribution and management
  3. Define procedures for documenting GENIVI deliverables with appropriate license and copyright information
  4. Engage member legal counsel and ensure they are aware of GENIVI’s policies and sound, open source software practices
  5. Oversee the IP review period prior to Board approval of GENIVI specifications
  6. Perform necessary reviews of legal documentation prior to Board approval of GENIVI’s code

The group is open to all members.