OpenNTF Alliance Steering Committee
Meeting Minutes: July 2nd, 2009
Conference Call

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

Others: Peter Tanner, Niklas Heidloff (absent), Steve Castledine (absent), Felicia Sienkiewicz

Proceedings: Meeting called to order at 11:00 am ET by Vince Schuurman.
Last month’s meeting minutes were approved.

Introduced: Felicia Sienkiewicz to help with project management

IP Working Group Update by John Head and Peter Tanner

Has put together 12 resolutions but will discuss at a future meeting due to time spent on technical issues this week.
Asks all Steering Committee members to review the resolutions put forward in the IP Working Group Forum.
John Head mentions the possibility of adopting Apache ICLA form directly instead of the employee waiver - Peter Tanner discusses the details.

Vince notes the resolutions are difficult to find in the forum. Editor Note - A link has been placed direct to that document at the top of the forum.

Technical Committee Update by Ludwig Nastansky (Niklas and Steve Absent)

Ludwig discusses a proposal to create an openntf committer/contributor management system/infrastructure and whether it would be required.
Discussion amongst members on this topic.
Related, Nathan suggests we need further infrastructure to separate live/test software

Resolved - To be owned by Ludwig Nastansky to setup a management infrastructure

IBM Agenda Items
Technical Committee Forum (requested by Niklas) - request for setting up. It is noted that we should not setup infrastructure for projects that are not available for all projects.
More information required on request. Request denied

Peter Tanner discusses Google Maps widget. Anyone using it would have to abide to the Google terms and conditions. Question is "is it reasonable to post an open source project that can only be used if you abide by a 3rd party agreement". Comparisons drawn with running software on Windows or even Lotus Notes. So consensus is "not a problem".

A Technical Committee meeting to track technical items will be setup within a month.

Status of when "non-IBM" entries will be posted in the catalog. Nathan working on that - waiting for individuals to submit clearance documentation (and waiting for ICLA).

General Issues

John requests a single to do list from Technical Committee and for Felicia to manage that.

Process required for people to become members of Technical Commitee

Nathan asks for feedback on maybe defining different groups in the technical committee and different roles. Say also category of people who are content managers and not developers etc. (posted in strategy forum). Nathan wants to set different rules for the different categories.Chairman of TC can decide on who is in TC for development purposes. Agreed.

Discussion on who needs full access to the openNTF servers and server support cycle/procedures (noted that a change took 48hrs over a weekend - so especially at a weekend). Need a published procedure. John has concerns over cover for vacation, timezones etc.

Nathan proposes to create a developer OU and pass to TC to create developer id's.

Meeting adjourned at 12:00 am ET
Minutes submitted by Steve Castledine

Next meeting: July 16, 2009
11:00 am ET

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