OpenNTF Alliance Steering Committee
Meeting Minutes: July 2nd, 2009
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
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.
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).
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.
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
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