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

Others Present: Peter Tanner, Niklas Heidloff, Steve Castledine, Angus McIntyre

Meeting called to order at 11:00 am ET by Vince Schuurman

October 15, 2009 meeting minutes were approved.

General Business – IBM OpenNTF Awards

January 6, 2010: Deadline for submissions
January 17, 2010 through January 21, 2010 – Winners announced at Lotusphere

Eligibility clarification: The sitting members of the Steering Committee are not permitted to personally submit for the Individual award, however their respective companies may submit for the Business Partner award if they are an IBM Business Partner.

Non-profit status – John Head still working on this. No status update this week.

Proposed to move the steering committee meetings to Tuesdays instead of Thursdays.

Resolved: The meeting recordings will no longer be published.

Strategy Working Group – Nathan Freeman

No update at this time.

IP Working Group - John Head

No update at this time.

Technical Committee Update - Niklas Heidloff & Steve Castledine sites statistics
10 months 2009 over 10 months 2008
Page visits up 13%
Unique visitors down 15%

October 2009 over October 2008
Page visits up 46%
Unique visitors up 28%

Both production servers have been updated to 8.5.1

The existing catalog is proprietary, only IBM can access it. A new catalog is being developed by Lotus911 – Target completion is in 2 – 4 weeks.

Gabriella Davis has asked for someone else to perform the Server Administration. This topic will be taken offline and discussed at the next Technical committee meeting.

Chris Toohey has requested a separate development server for the Redbook team.
Prominic can do this if IBM will grant them the license to provide new servers.
This issue will be moved to the Technical Committee meeting for resolution.

Migration of existing projects:
There are 6 GPL projects and 2-3 Apache projects. The process for clearing these is a little complex right now. Peter is going to try to define the process more clearly and simply to help contributors move projects through this process more easily.

Note: The process is time consuming and as such, we would like to have more committers to help move projects through the process.

General meeting at Lotusphere potential agenda topics:
Present the contest winners
2010 Strategic Plan for OpenNTF
Update from the Chairman

The full agenda needs to be defined by the Steering committee at a future meeting prior to Lotusphere.

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

Next meeting: November 10, 2009 (Note: This is a Tuesday.)
11:00 a.m. ET

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