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OpenOntologyRepository: OOR Team Conference Call - Fri 2008-06-06     (1)

OpenOntologyRepository team conference call, Fri 2008.06.06, 1.0~1.5 Hr. call starting 12:00pm EDT / 9:00am PDT / 16:00 UTC     (1A)

  • Shared-screen support (VNC session) will be started 5 minutes before the call at:     (1B5)
    • view-only password: "ontolog"     (1B5A)
    • 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.     (1B5B)
  • 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.     (1B8)

Attendees     (1D)

  • Expecting:     (1D2)
    • ... if you are coming to the meeting, please add your name above (plus your affiliation, if you aren't already a member of the community) above, or e-mail <> so that we can reserve enough resources to support everyone's participation. ...     (1D2B)

Agenda Ideas     (1E)

  • Mike: walkthru of some Java interfaces and shell classes that could form the basis for an initial OOR implementation based on the roadmap presented at Ontology Summit 2008.     (1E1)
  • Peter / Leo / Mike: a possible "Synergies and Gaps" panel session - Jun-13 or Jun-20?     (1E2)
  • Peter: establishing our short-term action plans     (1E3)

(please insert your suggested agenda items here)     (1E4)

Agenda & Proceedings     (1F)

1. Meeting called to order:     (1F1)

2. Roll Call:     (1F5)

3. Status Review and Discussion:     (1F7)

Further to the discussion at our May-9 call and subsequent announcement, breakout subgroups will report back on their discussions/recommendations in the following four major areas:     (1F12)
  • Resource & Funding - KenBaclawski     (1F14)
    • from previous calls:     (1F14A)
      • possibilities - government agencies (NSF?, NIST?, whoever would fund open infrastructure, DARPA, IARPA (Jeff), ... etc.); EU funders; Vulcan (Mark)?; bring in W3C in a exploratory (XG) working group (e.g. Semantic Web Deployment) (although they are a funding sink rather than a funding source; but good for visibility);        (1F14A1)
        • grant proposal team(s) / submit proposal(s) to     (1F14A1A)
        • Frank: NSF next solicitations due July-1, interop, data network partners, programs coming back     (1F14A1B)
        • try contacting Todd Hughes and see if DARPA is a possibility (Leo)     (1F14A1C)
        • Peter: consider multiple smalls proposals and a big one ($20 million +/-) to make OOR a sustainable OOR operation     (1F14A1D)
        • consider Foundations, and institutions     (1F14A1E)
        • Fabian: the climate at NIST (now that they are hosting the summit on this particular theme) would be conducive ... we should ping Steve on this.     (1F14A1F)
        • we should set aside some off-line time to discuss this when some of us are at the summit F2F, which did not happen.     (1F14A1G)
        • Peter is working (offline; exploratory, and not considered part of the OOR team activities) on setting up a brainstorming call between established grantees and agencies who may be supportive of this endeavor - still outstanding; will share relevant results with this group after that has happened, as appropriate. -- this is still outstanding     (1F14A1H)
    • Ken: will report progress at next call     (1F14B)
  • Organization & Process - PeterYim     (1F16)
    • from previous calls:     (1F16A)
      • need to clearly identify team membership: active members vs. observers; and, more importantly, who are voting (decision making) members?     (1F16A1)
        • Active members: those who will be (a) building the OOR, and (b) those who will be early adopters with content (open ontologies) AND have specific requirement input to provide -- does that sound good? (Yes: Peter, Bruce, Fabian)     (1F16A1A)
          • on suggestion from Ravi / 2008.05.23 - clarifying: group (a) to include those contributing to infrastructure, code development, architecture design, etc.     (1F16A1A1)
        • will need to deliberate on this when we have more people on the call ... and/or doing it through the mailing list     (1F16A1B)
      • how shall we organize ourselves? ... sub-workgroups? how many? <--(discussion deferred to next meeting)     (1F16A2)
      • relationship to Ontolog? sponsors? funders?     (1F16A3)
        • discussion postponed until we have a clearer approach toward funding     (1F16A3A)

... maybe with additions that others on the team, mainly early adopters, may further propose;     (1F18)

modularized) implementation tasks ... again, maybe with additions that others on the team, mainly implementors, may further propose;     (1F20)

"own" particular modularized task, and move ahead in a open source development mode, using a transparent process while doing so.     (1F22)

4. New Issues:     (1F25)

5. Any Other Business:     (1F26)

  • From our last call:     (1F27)
    • ToddSchneider raised some questions trying to clarify how private companies may participate (when they have both open and close contents) ... Peter suggested some answers, by drawing upon some of the proposed ideas in MikeDean's presentation at the summit F2F.     (1F27A)
      • Todd and Ravi would also go back to the OntologySummit2008_Communique to see if enough flexibility is left open in the Communique ... and tell us what they think at the next call.     (1F27A1)
      • Peter: anyhow, it should be noted that the Communique only forms an important reference, and not a mandate, for the open development work for the OOR community.     (1F27A2)

6. Action items:     (1F28)

7. Schedule Next Meeting & Adjourn:     (1F31)

  • Next Meeting:     (1F32)
    • next OOR-team meeting Fri 2008.06.20 - 1.0~1.5 Hr. starting 12:00noon EDT / 9:00am PDT - see (closer to the time): OOR/ConferenceCall_2008_06_20 - ??? depending on whether this will conflict with the developing "Synergies and Gaps" panel session. Will confirm via the [oor-forum] list     (1F32A)
    • Note: earlier resolution: all team members please (if possible) block out Fridays 1.5 Hr starting 12:00pm EDT / 9:00am PDT / 16:00 GMT/UTC     (1F32B)

-- notes taken by: PeterYim / 2008.06.06-10:31am PDT All participants, please review and edit to enhance accuracy and granularity of the documented proceedings.     (1F34)

Resources     (1G)