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OpenOntologyRepository: OOR "Strategy and Funding" Discussion Session - Tue 2012_10_30     (1)

This key discussion has been postponed, as we needed more participation for input and consensus ... we will cover this matter in the next monthly OOR Team confcall (scheduled for 6-Nov-2012) for this very important discussion.     (1A)

Key Topic for Discussion: OOR Strategy and Funding - "A mini Strategic Planning Brainstorm Session"     (1B)

Session Chair: Peter P. Yim     (1C)

This is also consider a regular monthly OOR Team meeting as well as "OOR-Funding-III." Therefore, please refer also to proceedings from last month's team meeting at OOR/ConferenceCall_2012_08_07, and also our last "OOR Funding" session at OOR/ConferenceCall_2012_08_21     (1D)

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Attendees     (1F)

Agenda Ideas     (1F5)

Agenda & Proceedings     (1G)

1. Meeting called to order:     (1G4)

2. Roll Call:     (1G8)

3. Key discussion: OOR Strategy and Funding - "A mini Strategic Planning Brainstorm Session"     (1G11)

3.1 The "classic" (7-step) Strategic Planning process:     (1G12)

3.2 Let's focus today's discussion on (ii), (iii) & (iv)     (1G21)

3.3 (ii) Strategic Analyses - SWOT: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats     (1G22)

3.4 For (iii) & (iv), let us make sure we stay "relevant" - and shape ours using the Curt Carlson / SRI "NABC" model ...     (1G23)

3.5 Discussion: strategically, what shall we be doing differently in the next 12 to 36 months     (1G28)

3.6 Discussion: tactically, what shall we be doing differently in the next 6 to 12 months     (1G29)

3.7 Discussion: how shall we get our resources / funding     (1G30)

3.8 Action Plans     (1G31)

3.9 Setting the metrics - what does "success" look like     (1G32)

4. References: most of the content below are inherited from the previous call(s), and will be edited/updated as this meeting progresses ...     (1G33)

  • 4.3 Action planning for "content drive" (getting people to upload ontologies) ... (deferred discussion of this item)     (1G36)
    • (discussion 2011.05.06):     (1G36A)
      • an adopted Architecture & API is definitely crucial, but that's not all     (1G36A1)
    • All team members are encouraged to mull over how we can get to that state effectively     (1G36B)
      • in particular ... how do we make this a "successful" community-driven, open source project!?     (1G36B1)
    • (discussion 2011.08.07) ...     (1G36C)
      • ref. IAOA Committee and SIG session at FOIS (2012.07.25) discussion:     (1G36C1)
        • IAOA Ontology Registry and Repository Committee to put focus on contents     (1G36C1A)
        • getting FOIS papers to be submitted with cited ontologies and their metadata, and have those ontologies hosted on OOR     (1G36C1B)
  • 4.6 Getting us to a stage when we can run a OOR-production box ... (deferred discussion of this item)     (1G40)
    • we need a gatekeeping/policy module in place - [KenBaclawski]     (1G40A)

5. IM Chat Transcript captured during the session     (1H)

see raw transcript [ here].     (1H1)

(for better clarity, the version below is a [ re-organized and lightly edited chat-transcript].)     (1H2)

Participants are welcome to make light edits to their own contributions as they see fit.     (1H3)

-- begin in-session chat-transcript --     (1H4)

Peter P. Yim: welcome to the     (1H5)

OpenOntologyRepository: OOR "Strategy and Funding" Discussion Session - Tue 2012_10_30     (1H6)

Proceedings:     (1H8)

anonymous morphed into Mike Bennett     (1H9)

Peter P. Yim: we had some interesting discussion (revisit that via the audio archive) ... but decided that     (1H10)

we need more people's input and consensus before we should discuss strategy and start tweaking the     (1H11)

direction we are going.     (1H12)

Peter P. Yim: therefore, it is decided that we will postpone the discussion of today's main topic     (1H13)

"OOR Strategy and Funding" (probably more on "Strategy" and less on "Funding" if we don't have     (1H14)

enough time) to the regular OOR monthly team meeting next week.     (1H15)

Peter P. Yim: so be sure to join us on Tue 2012.11.06 for our next monthly OOR Team Meeting and the     (1H16)

"Strategy" discussion. The developing session page for that     (1H17)

Peter P. Yim: -- session ended: 9:03am PDT --     (1H20)

-- end in-session chat-transcript --     (1H22)

6. (Other) Action items:     (1H23)

7. Any Other Business:     (1H25)

8. Schedule Next Meeting & Adjourn:     (1H27)

notes taken by: Peter P. Yim / 2012.10.30-9:39am PDT     (1H31)

All participants, please review and edit to enhance accuracy and granularity of the documented proceedings.     (1H32)

Resources     (1I)

  • the Joint IAOA-OOR-Ontolog "Ontologies and Standards" mini-series:     (1I16)

This page has been migrated from the OntologWiki - Click here for original page     (1I25)