OpenNTF Alliance Steering Committee
Meeting Minutes: December 8,
Members: Vince Schuurman
(Chairman), Nathan Freeman, Ludwig Nastansky, Justin
Hill, John Head, Brent Peters (absent), Scott Johnsen
Others Present: Peter Tanner,
Niklas Heidloff, Steve Castledine, Angus McIntyre (late)
Meeting called to order at 11:00
am ET by Vince Schuurman
General Business –
Lotusphere – preference for times
for the OpenNTF sessions
7:00 am Wed. or 5:00 pm Wed.
Preference to evening session,
in as early as the week as possible.
Strategy Working Group
– Nathan Freeman
No update at this time.
IP Working Group
- John Head
Discussions with the Eclipse.org
group about becoming a non-profit.
Becoming a non-profit costs about
Required to have Officers, accountant,
board of directors, paper work, annual filings, etc. $10k/year,
This would likely mean having to
charge dues to member companies.
IRS approval also required proving
Possibilities for revenue generation
Charging steering committee members
Charging for posts
Charge for Ads
Liability for member companies
Leave this issue open for discussion
at future meetings.
Technical Committee Update
by Niklas Heidloff & Steve Castledine
Starting point will be the OpenNTF
Lotus Awards category winners in January.
Posting this on the OpenNTF blog
for the winners.
Contest – Nominations in so far
include 5 in draft mode, 4 in submitted state.
entries for Individual
3 winners per category – 2 finalists
Winners posted on the IBM site
Announced at OGS at the end
We need at least 2 more GPL volunteers
6 on Apache side
3 on the GPL side
Technical Committee meeting last
week had only 3 attendees, all from IBM.
Catalog work is not finished. This
will not be completed this year as the person working on it will not be
able to contribute any more time on it this year.
Would like to put source code on
OpenNTF so search engines can find them.
Would like to find additional volunteers
to help with required work.
Lotusphere session – Agenda organized
by Angus and Nathan
This will be a BOF instead of a
Marketing Working Group
– Scott Johnsen
Forum – will be set up
Working group open to anyone.
Meeting adjourned at 12:00 am ET
Minutes submitted by Scott Johnsen
Next meeting: THURSDAY,
December 17, 2009
11:00 a.m. ET