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OpenOntologyRepository: OOR Strategy, Tactics and Action Planning" Discussion Session - Tue 2012_12_04     (1)

This is a regular monthly OOR Team meeting. Besides covering the nominal team status review and planning, we will continue the "OOR Strategy, tactics and action planning" discussion, and pick up from where we left off at OOR/ConferenceCall_2012_11_20     (1A)

  • Dial-in:     (1B4)
    • Phone (US): +1 (206) 402-0100 ... (long distance cost may apply)     (1B4A)
    • Skype: joinconference (i.e. make a skype call to the contact with skypeID="joinconference") ... (generally free-of-charge, when connecting from your computer)     (1B4B)
      • when prompted enter Conference ID: 141184#     (1B4B1)
      • Unfamiliar with how to do this on Skype? ...     (1B4B2)
        • Add the contact "joinconference" to your skype contact list first. To participate in the teleconference, make a skype call to "joinconference", then open the dial pad (see platform-specific instructions below) and enter the Conference ID: 141184# when prompted.     (1B4B2A)
      • Can't find Skype Dial pad? ...     (1B4B3)
        • for Windows Skype users: Can't find Skype Dial pad? ... it's under the "Call" dropdown menu as "Show Dial pad"     (1B4B3A)
        • for Linux Skype users: please stay with (or downgrade to) Skype version 2.x for now (as a Dial pad seems to be missing on Linux-based Skype v4.x for skype-calls.)     (1B4B3B)
    • instructions: once you got access to the page, click on the "settings" button, and identify yourself (by modifying the Name field from "anonymous" to your real name, like "JaneDoe").     (1B5A)
    • You can indicate that you want to ask a question verbally by clicking on the "hand" button, and wait for the moderator to call on you; or, type and send your question into the chat window at the bottom of the screen.     (1B5B)
    • thanks to the folks, one can now use a jabber/xmpp client (e.g. gtalk) to join this chatroom. Just add the room as a buddy - (in our case here) ... Handy for mobile devices!     (1B5C)
  • Discussions and Q & A:     (1B6)
    • Nominally, when a presentation is in progress, the moderator will mute everyone, except for the speaker.     (1B6A)
    • To un-mute, press "*7" ... To mute, press "*6" (please mute your phone, especially if you are in a noisy surrounding, or if you are introducing noise, echoes, etc. into the conference line.)     (1B6B)
    • we will usually save all questions and discussions till after all presentations are through. You are encouraged to jot down questions onto the chat-area in the mean time (that way, they get documented; and you might even get some answers in the interim, through the chat.)     (1B6C)
    • During the Q&A / discussion segment (when everyone is muted), If you want to speak or have questions or remarks to make, please raise your hand (virtually) by clicking on the "hand button" (lower right) on the chat session page. You may speak when acknowledged by the session moderator (again, press "*7" on your phone to un-mute). Test your voice and introduce yourself first before proceeding with your remarks, please. (Please remember to click on the "hand button" again (to lower your hand) and press "*6" on your phone to mute yourself after you are done speaking.)     (1B6D)
  • Shared-screen support (VNC session), if applicable, will be started 5 minutes before the call at:     (1B7)
    • view-only password: "ontolog"     (1B7A)
    • if you plan to be logging into this shared-screen option (which the speaker may be navigating), and you are not familiar with the process, please try to call in 5 minutes before the start of the session so that we can work out the connection logistics. Help on this will generally not be available once the presentation starts.     (1B7B)
    • people behind corporate firewalls may have difficulty accessing this. If that is the case, please download the [ slides] (where applicable) and running them locally. The speaker(s) will prompt you to advance the slides during the talk.     (1B7C)
  • RSVP to appreciated, ... or simply just by adding yourself to the "Expected Attendee" list below (if you are a member of the team.)     (1B9)
  • Please note that this session may be recorded, and if so, the audio archive is expected to be made available as open content, along with the proceedings of the call to our community membership and the public at-large under our prevailing open IPR policy.     (1B11)

Attendees     (1C)

Agenda Ideas     (1C5)

put the recently refined OOR Strategy in place.     (1C5C)

Agenda & Proceedings     (1D)

1. Meeting called to order:     (1D4)

2. Roll Call:     (1D8)

3. Key discussion:     (1D11)

most of the content below are inherited from the previous call(s), and will be edited/updated as this meeting progresses ...     (1D18)

4. References:     (1D19)

4.1 Discussion: tactically, what shall we be doing differently in the next 6 to 12 months     (1D20)

... to provide synergies for all.     (1D22)

4.2 Setting the metrics - what does "success" look like     (1D23)

  • 4.3 Action planning for "content drive" (getting people to upload ontologies) ... (deferred discussion of this item)     (1D24)
    • (discussion 2011.05.06):     (1D24A)
      • an adopted Architecture & API is definitely crucial, but that's not all     (1D24A1)
    • All team members are encouraged to mull over how we can get to that state effectively     (1D24B)
      • in particular ... how do we make this a "successful" community-driven, open source project!?     (1D24B1)
    • (discussion 2011.08.07) ...     (1D24C)
      • ref. IAOA Committee and SIG session at FOIS (2012.07.25) discussion:     (1D24C1)
        • IAOA Ontology Registry and Repository Committee to put focus on contents     (1D24C1A)
        • getting FOIS papers to be submitted with cited ontologies and their metadata, and have those ontologies hosted on OOR     (1D24C1B)
  • 4.6 Getting us to a stage when we can run a OOR-production box ... (deferred discussion of this item)     (1D28)
    • we need a gatekeeping/policy module in place - [KenBaclawski]     (1D28A)

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

see raw transcript [ here].     (1E1)

(for better clarity, the version below is a re-organized and lightly edited chat-transcript.)     (1E2)

Participants are welcome to make light edits to their own contributions as they see fit.     (1E3)

-- begin in-session chat-transcript --     (1E4)

Peter P. Yim: Welcome to the     (1E5)

OpenOntologyRepository: OOR Team Conference Call - Tue 2012_12_04     (1E6)

List of attendees: Mike Dean (chair), Ken Baclawski, Mike Bennett, Peter P. Yim (scribe)     (1E8)

Proceedings:     (1E9)

[07:30] Peter P. Yim: Hi Ken!     (1E10)

[07:32] Mike Bennett: Hi all, I can only stay on for the first half hour.     (1E11)

- Mike Dean will propose text to insert into the critical task list (to reflect recently established strategy and tactics)     (1E13)

[08:02] Mike Bennett: I must hop off to my next call now.     (1E14)

[08:04] Peter P. Yim / Mike Dean: we need to make our case for relevance     (1E15)

[08:28] Peter P. Yim: Mike Bennett will be at the OMG Burlingame (CA) meeting on Dec-13 (along with Elisa Kendall and     (1E16)

Pat Hayes,) and therefore, neither of them will likely be showing up at the Ontology Summit 2013 pre-launch     (1E17)

community brainstorm and planning session.     (1E18)

[08:05] Peter P. Yim: bye Mike Bennett ... look forward to your involvement in Ontology Summit 2013     (1E19)

[08:08] Mike Bennett: Thanks. I do too.     (1E20)

[08:09] Ken Baclawski: I met with Ivan Herman and Eric Prud'hommeaux.     (1E21)

[08:16] Ken Baclawski: They suggested starting a W3C Community:     (1E23)

[08:21] Ken Baclawski: The OOR would be the service that provides a reliable source of entity types.     (1E24)

They liked the idea of the OOR at the W3C, but had no comments about it.     (1E25)

[08:26] Ken Baclawski: The only constraint is that the OData is moving quickly and any feedback from the     (1E26)

SW community must be given soon for it to be included in the draft standard.     (1E27)

[08:36] Mike Dean: reporting on the SOCoP workshop (with VoCamp) last week     (1E28)

[08:43] Mike Dean: welcomed participation by working ontologists including Amanda Vizedom, Mike Denny, and Doug Foxvog     (1E31)

[08:47] Mike Dean: ref. ... which provides symlinks to urls     (1E32)

[08:47] Ken Baclawski: It is possible that PURL could be a mechanism for solving an important issue for OOR     (1E33)

which has been part of architecture and use case discussions but which has not received enough explicit attention.     (1E34)

[08:48] Mike Dean: question about where to post resulting ontologies where the base URI is resolvable - ideally OOR could do this     (1E35)

[08:55] Mike Dean: PURL implementation available at     (1E36)

[08:56] Mike Dean: note that NCBO actually supports a     (1E38)

[08:57] Peter P. Yim: persistent access to ontology and content should be good material for an upcoming OOR session     (1E39)

[09:02] Mike Dean: s/     (1E40)

[09:02] Peter P. Yim: next two meetings: Tue 2012.12.11 and then first meeting next year: 2012.01.15, same time,     (1E41)

i.e. starting 7:30am PST / 10:30am EST / 4:30pm CET / 15:30 GMT/UTC     (1E42)

[09:02] Peter P. Yim: -- session ended: 9:02am PST --     (1E43)

-- end in-session chat-transcript --     (1E44)

6. (Other) Action items:     (1E45)

7. Any Other Business:     (1E47)

8. Schedule Next Meeting & Adjourn:     (1E49)

notes taken by: Peter P. Yim / 2012.12.04-9:02am PST     (1E53)

All participants, please review and edit to enhance accuracy and granularity of the documented proceedings.     (1E54)

Resources     (1F)

  • the Joint IAOA-OOR-Ontolog "Ontologies and Standards" mini-series:     (1F17)

This page has been migrated from the OntologWiki - Click here for original page     (1F26)