The Citation File Format (CFF) lets you provide citation metadata for software (or datasets) in plaintext files that are easy to read by both humans and machines. The project develops the open format itself, its definition and schema, as well as documentation and open source tools to work with the format. Recently, several platforms such as GitHub, Zenodo, Zotero, JabRef and others, have implemented support for the Citation File Format.
The Citation File Format project has recently seen uptake by major platforms and the project's needs in terms of governance and actionable community documentation are growing. In the Incubator, project leader Stephan Druskat sought to build a governance structure that would identify the foundational aims of the project and adapt them where necessary to grow and sustain the project community.