OpenNTF Alliance Steering Committee
Meeting Minutes: August 11, 2009
Conference Call

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

Others Present: Peter Tanner, Niklas Heidloff, Steve Castledine

Meeting called to order at 11:00 am ET by Nathan Freeman, acting Chairman

Last month’s meeting minutes were approved.

IP Working Group - Peter Tanner and John Head

New IP Process Discussion – All of the documents have been updated. Need feedback on those updates.
New IP Policy
New Contribution Process Document (based on resolutions from July 16 meeting)
Member Agreement and Terms and Conditions of the Web site to keep them within the new IP Policy have been modified

Note: Members Agreement needs to be re-executed by all members.

Comments: Nathan - Contribution Document – In the sentence that begins: “If your project includes code you didn’t develop, you must consult IP manager.” Change “must” to “should”.
        No objections from the committee.

In the sentence that begins: “All notice files for projects that include third party products must be reviewed by the IP Manager.”  Change “must be reviewed” to “…are subject to review …”
        No objections from the committee.

Throughout all of the OpenNTF Alliance documentation, references should not be made to specific products and individuals by name, but rather by product category and role.

Resolved: Accept the Corporate contributor agreement.

Note: The committee would like to formally thank Peter Tanner for all the work put into modifying these documents and to IBM for allowing Peter the time to work on these documents.

We have received 5 new membership applications:
        The Turtle Partnership – Mike Smith
        Conxsys – Corey Davis
        Sherpa Software – Denny Russell
        Czarnowski – John Roling
        Assono – Thomas Bahn
Resolved: Approve membership application to all 5 members to the OpenNTF Alliance.

Technical Committee Update by Niklas Heidloff & Steve Castledine

Accomplished since last meeting:
  • Blogging about new samples including Eclipse plug-ins, Domino administration tools and widgets.
  • Number 1 blog under PlanetLotus for 6 consecutive days.
  • Created a YouTube channel – Currently there are 3 videos there.
  • Chris Toohey has volunteered to help create videos. Ludwig should contact Chris.
  • Created an IdeaSpace for the Discussion project – light feedback so far.  Others can now create their IdeaSpaces.
  • Web Site – Download tab with 4 different Release Repositories and the new GPL Catalog.

  • How do we get people to get their projects in these catalogs?
  • How do we approach them?
  • How do we tell them what to do and why?

The Technical Committee would like to request more Committers for Apache. We also need a GPL IP Manager and GPL Committers.

General call to action to the community for Committers. Please contact the Technical Committee Chairman, Niklas Heidloff.

NCT Software – Andrew Pollack has no reservations about who has access to it, how it is deployed, etc. This has been provided for free to OpenNTF.

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

Next meeting: August 27, 2009
11:00 am ET

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