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Minutes

  • 10:37PT: Meeting called to order

Board of directors

  • CEO: Kevin Donovan
  • CFO: Parker Higgins
  • Secretary: Kevin Driscoll
  • Motion to confirm these positions: Higgins
  • Second: Ducruet
  • All in favor, None opposed
  • Passed: 10:38PT

Bylaws are adopted

  • Motion to adopt the bylaws: Driscoll
  • Second: Donovan
  • All in favor, None opposed
  • Passed: 10:39PT

Corporate office address

Students for Free Culture 1131 Elden Ave. #100 Los Angeles, CA 90006

  • Motion to confirm this address: Driscoll
  • Seconded: Ducruet
  • All in favor, none opposed
  • Passed: 10:39PT

Additional information

Closing

  • Motion to adjourn: Parker
  • Second: Driscoll
  • All in favor, none opposed
  • Passed 10:41AM

Discussion

OU criteria

  • OER/OA grading criteria
    • KDon has received lots of feedback
    • Finalized after a week
    • Taking a closer look at MIT, or similar institution
    • Need to get support for free software, net neutrality information
    • Good strategy: emailing directly for feedback
  • Donovan will compile some email

Conference

Mission statemate

  • Student leaders
  • Diverse luminaries
  • Intimate gathering
  • Train and refine
  • Agenda setting

Backbone panels

1:15 panels, 4x10 + Q&A

  • OA
    • Business model, Publisher
    • Faculty experience
      • Differing demands across disciplines (science, humanities)
    • Skeptic
    • Librarian
      • Especially from a place that is trimming budgets
  • OER
    • Technology
    • Licensing challenges, interoperability
      • ccLearn mediators
    • Faculty experience
    • Student
  • Patent policy (worldchanging)
    • Patent pooling
    • Yale, et al essential medicine
    • Tech transfer (to DevW)
    • Socially responsible licensing (Georgetown event)
  • Campus tech (Internet, FOSS)
    • Library, IT professionals
    • Using/accomodating free software
    • FOSS activist/advocate, practicality
    • Open Document Format
    • Filtering
    • Net Neutrality
    • Higher Education Act compliance
      • DMCA, P2P
      • EDUCAUSE event
    • Network admins
    • Skeptic
    • Student experience
    • Administrator experience
    • DMCA agent

Keynote?

Possible day 1 schedule

8-8:45am
  • Coffee
  • Registration
8:45am
  • Welcome
  • Overview
  • Short opening talk about Wheeler and status of OU
9:00am-12:00pm
  • 2 panels
12:00-12:45pm
  • Lunch
12:45-3:45pm
  • 2 panels
3:45pm
  • Wrap up
  • Info
4-?pm
  • Programmed ahead of time
    • 2 blocks of time
  • Workshops in classrooms
  • Pizza?
  • Hacking sessions?
8pm-?pm
  • Social event
  • 18+
  • GW bowling alley?
  • Games, music, libation, conversation

Day 2: Valentines / Unconference

  • GBS
  • Gov2.0

Short day:

  • 11am - 3pm
  • 3-4pm
  • Workshops
  • Wrap up sesh

Next steps

  • Save the date up in one week?
    • Donovan will do a save the date blog/tweet, Monday Nov 30
  • Location
    • Donovan will meet with people at GW f2f in DC
    • 250 attendees
    • Which panels, what will they focus on?
  • Placeholder website
    • Ben will talk to Phinney regarding implementation
    • Ducruet on logo design
  • Starting inviting Phinney to board calls
  • IRL meetup in DC?
    • Donovan + Ben
    • Walkthru + fundraising plan
      • Is it conducive to tabling?
    • Christina can come any weekend
  • Start inviting panelist, guest speakers
    • Donovan can suggest OA, OER, Patent composition
  • IRC meet up 11/23, 5pm