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Proposal for Organization & Communications Working Group. Allen Wilcox (VillageReach ) Mimi Whitehouse (JSI ). How to Organize OpenLMIS?. Initial questions Who can become a member? Who will sit on the board of directors? Who will serve as the Secretariat?

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Proposal for organization communications working group

Proposal for Organization & Communications Working Group

Allen Wilcox (VillageReach)

Mimi Whitehouse (JSI)


How to organize openlmis

How to Organize OpenLMIS?

  • Initial questions

    • Who can become a member?

    • Who will sit on the board of directors?

    • Who will serve as the Secretariat?

    • How will the work plans be approved?

    • How will the organization raise money?

  • What if OpenLMIS

    • Is not a separate entity?

    • Is a place to develop standards?

    • Is a repository of shared value?

    • Develops organically rather than through a top-down structure?


Open source organization

Open Source Organization

  • Shared problem, common development effort, shared resource

  • Participants not subject to a common command structure

  • Development is consensual, grassroots, evolutionary

  • Leadership is required, but following is not mandatory

  • Voluntary participation encouraged through incentives

    • Extending limited resources

    • Access to broader talent pool

    • Shared resource provides foundation for enhanced results

  • Downsides

    • Additional investment to collaborate, modularize, document

    • Competitive advantage lost in shared resource space

    • Freeriding


Licensing framework

Licensing Framework

  • License agreements help organize the effort by

    • Empowering users through source code access

    • Granting most rights to users vs. reserving them for the authors

    • Preventing users from restricting others

  • Eclipse Public License (EPL) (code/documentation)

    • Broad, royalty-free license to use, modify and distribute

    • Modifications must be contributed back to the shared resource

    • May incorporate into commercial products

    • No warranties or liabilities

    • Must attribute to original authors

  • Creative commons license (documentation)

    • Similar approach to EPL


Communications

Communications

  • Key considerations

    • How to support internal information share?

    • How to facilitate external promotion/advocacy?

    • What is the structure and process to accomplish the above?

  • Information share requirements

    • LMIS implementations - use cases, requirements, software

    • Documentation - user/developer guides

    • Discussion forum - queries to the group from within/outside

    • Resources – tools, documentation, whitepapers, collateral

  • Near-term priority is information share not advocacy


Proposal for working groups

Proposal for Working Groups

  • For the fall

    • Three working groups

    • Volunteer participants organized by chair person(s)

    • Work on their respective tasks as defined today

    • Be prepared to report back to the full group early next year

  • Organization & Communications Working Group

    • Determine what additional organizational elements are needed for the two substantive working groups to be effective

    • Adopt communications tools to support internal/external information share

    • Determine website evolution


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