The Open Decision Framework

The Open Decision Framework is a process for making transparent and inclusive decisions in organizations that embrace open source principles. It was introduced by Red Hat in 2016. The framework is a process to reach actionable agreements through participatory practices such as : clearly sharing problems, collaborating purposefully with multiple stakeholders to secure diverse opinions, collecting comprehensive feedback, managing relationships and expectations across competing needs and priorities. More generally, open decisions facilitate well-functioning meritocracies. Open source communities are meritocratic to the extent that they pragmatically value concrete contributions over formal titles and encourage ideas from all corners of an organization.