OpenNTF Alliance Steering Committee Meeting Minutes: October 15, 2009
Conference Call

Members: Vince Schuurman (Chairman), Nathan Freeman, Ludwig Nastansky, Justin Hill (absent), 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

September 24, 2009 meeting minutes were approved.

IP Working Group - John Head

Trying to figure out all the options to start the process for OpenNTF to become a non-profit. John will plan to update the committee on the October 29, 2009 call. John will have 4 options (including status quo) and a recommendation. PSC will pay the initial fee to get us going. Legal time is being donated.

General Business – IBM OpentNTF Awards

We could not delay the announcement, so it was a bit rushed in order to be part of the IBM announcement.
What is OpenNTF’s role in this? Judging is done by IBM and journalists. Submissions are submitted to the Lotus Awards database. The distinction between business partners and individuals will be defined by IBM

OpenNTF can define:
Who is eligible to participate?
What projects qualify? How new?
Do we want to defer the deadline? (Is this possible?)
All submissions need to follow the OpenNTF IP rules.

They will need to follow standard IP process
They must be in process for submission to the catalog by the deadline.
Legal requirements
Code must work, be reusable, etc.
Resolved to set the deadline for mid-December.

Eligibility – Steering committee members individual award
Member companies are not eligible for the business partner award.(PSC, Teamstudio, Pavone, etc.)

Resolved: Individual IBM’s are excluded and members of the sc

Types of projects: New releases, New projects, in the catalog
Using latest technology (from the criteria)
Judging will be done on 8.5.1. (IBM’s rule)

We need to figure out who will judge a GPL entry?

Technical Committee Update - Niklas Heidloff & Steve Castledine

Good news about the latest sites statistics.
Page loads and # visitors, Sept / first half Oct year-over-year
UniqueVisitors 12% up
Page loads up 27%

Creating a lot of buzz with blog entries.
Everyone should help with the promotion of OpenNTF.
How can we get additional help to promote OpenNTF.

Establish a nomination Deadline of November 30, 2009 for new members of the steering committee.
Last day to apply for membership is December 15 to be eligible for sc vote.
Voting deadline of December 31, 2009.

Allinance member has to submit email to special email address to be set up for this purpose.

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

Next meeting: October 29, 2009
11:00 a.m. ET

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