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May 18
  • Tech update- Burke- still need people for infrastructure; still in good place with servers
  • Bahmni update-Darius
  • assembling coalition of groups ; there is a discussion about funding for Bahmni
  • talking through governance; OpenMRS as a potential umbrella organization
  • Jan- has discussed with community as well as the BoD
  • community feedback- minimal on the post about the potential role for OpenMRS and Bahmni
  • consider reposting this to TALK with more information ( posting what we send to the BoD)
  • we are about to do this; what do you think? 
  • taking legal responsibility and what that means; need to have a stake in the governance to make sure that the deliverables are done
  • can the organization carry out the work
  • role of OpenMRS in a governance model; funder receiver and operational organizer --do they have to be the same organization?
  • TW isnt looking for someone to have veto power--but the governance model needs to ensure that the operational arm of the organizations can deliver
  • Bahmni oranization will be complex and potential funders will need to know that 
  • someone needs to sign agreements
  • is Bahmni envisioned to be a project under OpenMRS- someone in the governing committee could be empowered to sign
  • specifically set up a call to discuss governance and operational 
  • Jan had sent the BoD an email last week to make them aware of the proposal and the potential role for OpenMRS
  • will need to make sure that they have enough information to make a decision
  • posting one to two pager that wil be developed for the BoD to talk 
  • put together one pagers around what is Bahmni/ what is the proposal for  Bahmni/OpenMRS/ BoD
  • how urgent is it to have the legal entitiy in place- no current funding in place so not as urgent right now
  • timeline to consider funds for Bahmni during transition period ( end of June is timeline noted by Darius from Carl/Path)
  • OMRS17 Locations- Christine/ Jeff
  • minimal responses when she asked for people to respond based on a TALK post
  • also needs to identify implementers/others who may want to be on the planning committee
  • who hosts this--
  • open up who will host id
  • Talk Post 
  • few options that have circulated and others need to be identified
  • terry will send email to Paul to get hte names of people who may have expressed interest
  • redo another Talk Post to see if people are interested ; let them know that we need to make a decision by mid July on where we will have the meeting
  • talk explicitly about OpenMRS 17 and who is interested in hosting 
  • dates of possibilities by mid June 
  • OpenMRS as a global good (DEADLINE #3 IS MAY 19)
  • Tab 3 should be based off of tab 1 - Terry had a budget overview that we could work off of?  Can Lorinne take the first stab at filling this out and then we can edit?
  • Fast Forward- not selected ; will try to follow up with a call week of May 29
  • SustainOSS- sent to us from SKoll for possible interpretation
  • Jan and Bahmni - represent OpenMRS and Bahmni
  • Update on OSCON- will follow up with Wyclif to do this next week 
  • Parking Lot Items
Parking Lot
  • need to figure out how to do this
  • next steps- develop some business models
  • few different models to explore what we could offer
  • principle of agreeing to do things that do not hurt any other member of our community
  • Budget/Expenses- pending from Theresa P
  • OSL Support 
  • BoD Membership Update- Paul 
Recurrent Topics
  • Weekly
  • Report on Fundraising Efforts - Jeff
  • OMRS17 Locations
  • Operational Plan Update
  • Monthly Items
  • Budget/Expenses/ first Thursday
  • Partnerships - third Thursday 
  • Quarterly Update
  • Infrastructure Update (Quarterly - Jun, Sep, Dec)
  • Diversity Council
  • Ongoing Quarterly metric review of specific areas
  • who is contributing code
  • volunteer contributions


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