The Sponsor is essentially the conservator of the OVAL Language, providing infrastructure, logistical, and community support to further the language.
The Center for Internet Security is the presently designated sponsor.
In general, the Sponsor will:
- Function as the OVAL account owner: own all project resources such as GitHub account containing repos, mailing list accounts, static site, etc.
- Manage Area Supervisor appointments: ensure that each Area of Responsibility has at least one Area Supervisor.
Language Governance Responsibilities¶
The Sponsor has a less critical role in governing the OVAL Language than other roles. Note that the individual(s)/organization with the Sponsor role may play additional roles in the language development process.
- Logistical Support: The Sponsor provides logistical support during the release process.
- Release Announcement: The Sponsor is responsible for announcing OVAL Language releases.
In the event of the Sponsor relinquishing their role, they will nominate a new Sponsor to fill the role. If they do not nominate a replacement, the issue will be brought to the Leadership Board to select a new Sponsor.