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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