OpenNTF Alliance Steering Committee
Meeting Minutes: December 8, 2009
Conference Call

Members: Vince Schuurman (Chairman), Nathan Freeman, Ludwig Nastansky, Justin Hill, John Head, Brent Peters (absent), Scott Johnsen

Others Present: Peter Tanner, Niklas Heidloff, Steve Castledine, Angus McIntyre (late)

Meeting called to order at 11:00 am ET by Vince Schuurman

General Business Vince Schuurman
Lotusphere – preference for times for the OpenNTF sessions
7:00 am Wed. or 5:00 pm Wed.
Preference to evening session, in as early as the week as possible.
Strategy Working Group – Nathan Freeman

No update at this time.

IP Working Group - John Head
Discussions with the group about becoming a non-profit.
Becoming a non-profit costs about $280.
Required to have Officers, accountant, board of directors, paper work, annual filings, etc. $10k/year,
This would likely mean having to charge dues to member companies.
IRS approval also required proving vendor neutrality.

Possibilities for revenue generation include:
Charging steering committee members $1,500
Charging for posts
Charge for Ads

Liability for member companies including IBM

Leave this issue open for discussion at future meetings.
Technical Committee Update by Niklas Heidloff & Steve Castledine

Starting point will be the OpenNTF Lotus Awards category winners in January.
Posting this on the OpenNTF blog for the winners.

Contest – Nominations in so far include 5 in draft mode, 4 in submitted state.
        4 entries BP
        5 entries for Individual

3 winners per category – 2 finalists and winner
Winners posted on the IBM site
Announced at OGS at the end

We need at least 2 more GPL volunteers for GPL

Current state
Total Committers
6 on Apache side
3 on the GPL side

Technical Committee meeting last week had only 3 attendees, all from IBM.

Catalog work is not finished. This will not be completed this year as the person working on it will not be able to contribute any more time on it this year.

Would like to put source code on OpenNTF so search engines can find them.
Would like to find additional volunteers to help with required work.

Lotusphere session – Agenda organized by Angus and Nathan
This will be a BOF instead of a standard session.

Marketing Working Group – Scott Johnsen
Forum – will be set up
Working group open to anyone.

Meeting adjourned at 12:00 am ET
Minutes submitted by Scott Johnsen

Next meeting: THURSDAY, December 17, 2009
11:00 a.m. ET

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