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2012-06-12 Board Minutes

posted 25 Jun 2012, 19:49 by Sam Heard   [ updated 26 Jun 2012, 07:04 ]
The openEHR Board met on the evening of 12th June by teleconference. The Foundation is moving to an operating non-profit which is a substantial undertaking. We plan to rely on UCL Business to provide our administrative support and ensure we meet all operational standards. Key announcements include:
  • The go ahead for the Specifications and Localisation Programs as key operational units
  • The preferred Archetype licensing is CC-BY on the understanding that any site publishing archetypes using the openEHR Trademark will undertake to operate according to a set of conditions that will ensure there is no restriction on people using the artefacts in software or require payment to use the artefacts. We will ask SBIS Brazil for their views on this approach.
  •  A face-to-face meeting in London over 3 days 10th-12th September 2012. Plans are underway.

The minutes are provided here:

Board Meeting - openEHR Foundation

12th June 2012


Sam Heard, Dipak Kalra, Jussara Rotzch, Bill Aylward, Ian McNicoll


  1. Welcome
  2. Acceptance of the Minutes of the last meeting
    1. https://docs.google.com/a/openehrfoundation.org/document/d/1rKFpmMT8rmCv_mAS6YYYHwRe5oCHX_I3QAWK5-yB6Qo/edit#heading=h.40pfw7xh55v8
    2. DK, BA
    3. Action Arising
      1. CIMI
        1. Watch and contribute where possible
        2. Coordinate attendance
      2. Associates
        1. Need to include affiliate bodies as Associates
        2. Coordinate a discussion between founding Associates
      3. UCLB support
        1. Financial support  - up to 20%
        2. Share proposed fees for Associates
  3. Choice of Logo
    1. Discuss logo artwork and whether we want to change to competition winner
    2. Vote to change to new Logo as an interim until we get formal badging - SH, DI, BA, DK Against - JS, IM
  4. openEHR Brazil and CKM instance
    1. Discuss the criteria for accepting an archetype repository as an openEHR resource
    2. Proposal for use of openEHR trademark with CKM and be part of the federation
      1. Alberto Moreno as a potential collaborator in forming policy (UCL PhD student) based in Andalucia
      2. Develop the minimum business rules for being part of the federation
        1. Possible compatible licensing
      3. Ensure that it is very easy to contribute and ensure compliance
  5. Policy on Transparency
    1. Decide on the outputs of our meetings
      1. Confidential section if necessary on occasions
    2. Make it clear who is on the openEHR Board
      1. Update the website - Everyone to submit a bio - 100 words
    3. Publish meetings on calendar and invite the list to raise issues that should be addressed about 1 month before
    4. Publish the minutes
  6. Consider a new web site front page with the programs as the focus
    1. A proposal for a new front page has been developed by Thomas Beale and Adriana
      1. http://www.openehr.org/new-ws/site/home.html
      2. Await comments from the community and thanks

  1. Decision on licensing
    1. Archetypes - CC-BY-SA, CC-BY, CC-0
      1. http://www.openehr.org/wiki/display/oecom/Archetype+licensing+-+the+case+for+CC-BY-SA
      2. Request SBIS to consider the license they would prefer - ensure that a broad range of stakeholders including proprietary vendors are involved in the discussion
  2. Approve Terms of Reference
    1. Specifications Program
      1. http://www.openehr.org/wiki/display/oecom/Specification+Progam+Charter
      2. http://www.openehr.org/wiki/display/oecom/Specification+Governance+-+migration+process
      3. Advertise for nominations for program - (Specifications -18 total required, 6 on Editorial (program) committee)
    2. Localisation Program
      1. http://www.openehr.org/wiki/display/oecom/Localisation+Program+Terms+of+Reference
      2. The granularity of the interaction with jurisdictions = ? should be limited to national
    3. Cross representation of at least 1 person across each of the committees
  3. Ocean is proposing a separate CKM instance to support individual companies or organisations working on a small scale
  4. Other Business
    1. Date for a face to face meeting in London in September 10-12th