There are a number of groups involved in any project,
and therefore involved in Paneris in some way. These are:
Members of Paneris. Members of Paneris are free to brand their
work under the paneris banner and exploit the resources available. Members
of Paneris must use the Paneris systems when working with other Paneris
Members, Partners and Customers. Members of Paneris are expected to behave
ethically and for the good of the community
Paneris Partners. Paneris Partners use the resources of Paneris
by interacting with a Paneris Member (typically a Core Member). Partners
will be encouraged to use the Paneris tools, but it is understood that they
will often have their own agenda.
End Clients. These are the people for whom we build systems. They
interact with one of the above.
A diagram, with examples of the entities involved:
When it comes to organising members of Paneris themselves, things are slightly different.
The Paneris organisation is totally flat, or at least fractal, meaning that there is no fixed hierarchy but
rather a collection of equals who take different roles depending on the project or situation.
Everyone has the same functions and roles available to them,
but different members specialise in different roles. This approach is effective when communication on a project is open and when the people involved are
The roles seem to be: