OpenNTF Alliance Steering Committee
Meeting Minutes: February 9, 2010
Members: Vince Schuurman (Chairman),
Nathan Freeman, Ludwig Nastansky, Justin Hill (absent), John Head, Brent
Peters, Scott Johnsen, Bruce Elgort, Corey Davis (absent)
Others Present: Peter Tanner, Niklas
Heidloff, Steve Castledine
Meeting called to order at 10:00 pm
ET by Vince Schuurman
General Business – Vince Schuurman
Welcome Bruce Elgort and Corey Davis
to their first OpenNTF Alliance Steering Committee.
Angus McIntyre has been assigned to
another project. Brent will find a replacement for Angus who can fill in
when Brent is unavailable.
The election of the Steering Committee
is done by secret ballot by the Steering Committee members.
Votes will be sent to Steve Castledine
for tabulation. Votes due by midnight ET, February 22, 2010.
Strategy Working Group – Nathan Freeman
We need an IP Manager for the next 4
months in lieu of Peter Tanner. We are working on this solution, and we
are about 1 week away from having a solution.
At a previous meeting, we talked about
the idea of how we can include larger projects? The goal is to get more
people involved in projects, more buzz, etc. Ideas surfaced including a
project for the Discussion Template and a project for Document Libraries.
Projects that demonstrate how to use XPages to build applications for mobile
devices would seem compelling.
Action: Nathan will schedule the next
Strategy Working Group meeting to discuss this issue.
This brings up a broader question. “What
is success for OpenNTF? More people? More committers? More projects? Members
of the SC need to establish goals for 2010.
What do we think we need to get more
What do OpenNTF members want?
What do developers want?
What do consumers of applications want?
John would like to see case studies
where people are using OpenNTF projects in the real world. We can then
market those successes.
During 2009, there were 330 releases,
200 of which were from non-IBM.
Create a call (technical and strategy)
on what projects we want to move forward. We have not been getting much
“community” participation at this point.
IP Working Group - John Head
John will have an IP Working Group meeting
Feb 26, 10:00 ET – The number will be posted on the OpenNTF blog and the
IP Working Group Forum.
The agenda will include:
Individual membership voting rights
Finding a GPL IP manager
Long term direction around the IP Manager
Legal status - Not for Profit status,
John would like to move to a quarterly
IP Working Group conference call. First one will be Feb. 26.
There are costs associated with becoming
a non-profit. We need to look at how we are going to obtain revenue to
support these on-going costs. The goal is to identify a way to cover the
first 18 months of costs before we move forward. The revenue model(s) should
take care of ongoing expenses from that point on.
Technical Committee – Nathan Freeman
Action: Nathan will schedule a call
to address awards and contests. Solicit additional ideas for contests,
awards, etc. See what people have to say, and go from there. We would like
to work with IBM on guidelines around the OpenNTF category for the Lotus
Marketing Working Group – Scott Johnsen
No Update at this time.
Meeting adjourned at 11:00 am ET
Minutes submitted by Scott Johnsen
Tuesday, February 23, 2009
10:00 am ET