OpenNTF Alliance Steering Committee
Meeting Minutes: July 30, 2009
Members: Vince Schuurman (Chairman), Nathan Freeman, Ludwig Nastansky,
Justin Hill, John Head, Brent Peters, Scott Johnsen
Others Present: Peter Tanner, Niklas Heidloff, Steve Castledine, Felicia
Meeting called to order at 11:00 am ET by Vince Schuurman.
Last months meeting minutes were approved.
Resolved – Formally make Steve Castledine the official spokesperson
of OpenNTF.org Alliance backed by Steering Committee member Ludwig
IP Working Group Update - Peter Tanner with an assist from John Head
There is a new IP Policy. The Steering Committee will have 1 week to review
and provide comments. If members have no comment, then please comment with
no comment. The new policy will first be approved by the Technical Committee
and then by the IP Working Group before being brought back to the Steering
Committee for approval.
Once this is approved, we will need to execute a new membership agreement
for all members.
Ludwig can proceed with adding new entries to the Catalog from IBM and
anyone else. Note: The Contributor and the Committer cannot be the same
Technical Committee Update - Niklas Heidloff & Steve Castledine
The OpenNTF.org site is running smoothly at this point. The Discussion
Template still needs work, but that is proceeding along. The number of
new issues is down significantly.
There is a directory for all the Forums.
The user can only see the Forums for which they have access
There are two catalogs, one for the
Apache license and the other for he GPL license
Task Management system is in place
Wiki is set up to track site changes
Blog is kept up to date
Email is enabled on the site
Still on the to do list:
Get code flowing into the Catalogs
Open up the Catalogs
Upgrade the Servers
Create new test environment
Clean out projects that have either
been abandoned or only point to a Web site
Upgrade new project management system
Note: OpenNTF.org continues to get about 750 new registrations/month
Strategy Working Group Update – Nathan Freeman Working on the Technical
Committee Profile Concept specs
Issue: We currently do not have adequate (any?) Administration backup person
or procedure. Server Administration, adding new users, etc. We would like
to address this issue. Gab Davis and the Turtle Partnership have indicated
that they would be interested in providing this service to OpenNTF.org.
Resolved - The Turtle Partnership will be given Admin rights to OpenNTF.org
once they have become an Alliance member.
UPDATE: Rob Novak (SNAPPS) has resigned from the OpenNTF.org Steering Committee.
However SNAPPS remains an Alliance member of OpenNTF.org.
GROUP Software has indicated a desire to provide OpenNTF.org developers
the use of their Domino Server in the Cloud technology. The OpenNTF.org
Steering Committee is interested in moving this process forward, and are
excited about the opportunity.
Vince Schuurman will be on vacation during our next meeting. Nathan Freeman
will be acting Chairman for that meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 12:00 am ET
Minutes submitted by Scott Johnsen
Next meeting: August 13, 2009
11:00 am ET