OSI Board Meeting Minutes, Sunday, October 3, 2010 (Face-to-Face meeting, Paris)

OSI Board Meeting Minutes, Sunday, October 3, 2010 (Face-to-Face meeting, Paris)


Board Members

  1. Dr. Fabio Kon, Director
  2. Dr. Martin Michlmayr, Director
  3. Mr. Russell Nelson, Director
  4. Mr. Simon Phipps, Director
  5. Ms. Alolita Sharma, Secretary
  6. Dr. Tony Wasserman, Director

Guests and Observers


Expected, but Not Present


Sent Regrets

  1. Mr. Michael Tiemann, President
  2. Ms. Danese Cooper, Treasurer
  3. Mr. Harshad Gune, Director
  4. Mr. Andrew Oliver, Asst. Treasurer
  5. Mr. Mark Radcliffe, General Counsel
  6. Ms. Nnenna Nwakanma, Board Observer
  7. Mr. Ken Coar, Board Observer


Internationalization of the OSI web site

The Board discussed internationalization of the OSI web site. The site should allow the user to choose a certain language and browse the site using that language. Ideally, the site should detect the user locale automatically. At the moment, we don't have human resources to implement internationalization, but we should look for help. The Board discussed whether it would make sense to use Google translate to provide automatic translations for pages where we can not find translators. General agreement was that this was not a good idea.

Education Committee

The education committee decided to create a directory of resources of educational efforts related to open source at universities, open source projects and for-profit companies. Possible fields of the directory are:

  • Name
  • Organization Name
  • URL
  • Type of Course
  • Language
  • Delivery Mechanism: Online/Campus/Media/Podcasts;

The meeting concluded at 13:00.