ISC conference call - 7th April 2021

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ISC conference call - 7th April 2021
Title ISC conference call - 7th April 2021
Location Fredrik's zoom room
Date Start 2021/04/07 13:00 UTC
Date End 2021/04/07 15:00 UTC
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Description


Agenda

  1. Election of a secretary for the meeting
  2. Approval of the agenda
  3. Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting
  4. Signing of the DINA MoU (update)
  5. Review of DINA ISC decisions (Redmine)
    1. DINA legal entity (Falko)
  6. Report from DINA TC (Satpal)
  7. SPNCH and TDWG meetings update
  8. DINA communication/outreach, update (Falko, James)
  9. Partner reports
  10. Any other business
  11. Next meeting

Minutes

Participants:

  1. Election of a secretary for the meeting
    • James
  2. Approval of the agenda
    • Approved
  3. Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting
    • Approved
  4. Signing of the DINA MoU
    • Sweden: Museum is still evaluating options
    • Sweden: Station Linné has signed! (Falko to set up a new page on wiki, Fred will populate)
    • Scotland: Edinburgh has signed!
  5. Review of DINA ISC decisions
    1. DINA legal entity
    • Fred wrote a draft of letter; want it to be an invitation to promote open source development of CMS, across platforms
      • Falko: What is organization for, exchange of ideas and collaboration, need to be clear that the intent is not to merge systems, should address individuals or the institutions/organizations themselves (simpler)
    • Falko: Free Software Foundation Europe, FSFE (https://fsfe.org/): he talked to the president, based in Berlin
      • recommendation to avoid an association in Germany (bureaucracy-based; German language requirements)
      • alternatives, perhaps go to Netherlands (Naturalis as signing partner?)
      • type of legal entity: not-for-profit association vs foundation, or commercial/business
      • need a strategy, should collect ideas from potential members
      • James: could we be an Interest Group (IG) at TDWG; is bending the IG concept a little?
      • Falko: cannot easily be blanketed by FSFE as a sub-organization, is benefit-based; do have program that promotes publicly funded projects to be open; Public Money, Public Code: https://publiccode.eu/
      • Should plan an initial brainstorming session to see what potential participants think about an entity and what the strategy should be
      • deadline Friday 16th April for draft and invitees
    • Falko: Could we get a microgrant from the nlnet Foundation (https://nlnet.nl/propose/) for legal expertise to help in establishing DINA legal entity? Falko will investigate.
    • Work on Development Contracts are paused until a legal entity decision is made.
  1. Report from DINA TC
    • Satpal: Will be beginning collaborative integrative code development with MfN in near future
      • currently meet weekly with MfN on higher level concepts; getting close to finished and will write a manuscript.
    • AAFC currently working on Collection Management Module
      • Collecting Events mostly completed
      • Material Samples (Physical Entities) concepts introduced to collection managers and working on modeling.
      • Next component will be preparation processes.
    • MfN will contribute Transactions and Loans and Templates, Labels and Reports modules.


  1. SPNCH and TDWG meetings
  2. DINA communication/outreach
  3. Partner reports
  4. Any other business
  5. Next meeting

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