SBOL development work is performed by a collaborative group of representatives from academia, public benefit organizations, and industry.
An SBOL Working group is a group of people working on an SBOL project defined by its scope. It should have at least two members from different institutions and have a "charter", which is an acknowledgement by the SBOL Developers that a working group should continue to operate as an SBOL project. Charters are renewed by a vote at the workshops. A working group is recognized as an SBOL project and therefore gets a webpage on sbolstandard.org and its representatives are expected to report on progress every six months at the SBOL workshop.
SBOL developers workshops are face to face meetings, held on a regular basis.
SBOL development is governed and managed in a democratic and open forum.