OSAF updateJanuary 21st, 2009 by Sheila Mooney
I have been fairly silent on the blog and mailing lists so I thought I would follow Eugene’s lead and post an update. My role over the past several months has been largely behind-the-scenes to tackle administrative and operational issues that support our transition to an all volunteer organization. Those activities are soon coming to a close and I look forward to resuming more outward participation in the project and engaging with our growing community. It has been great to see all the activity on the users list particularly from newcomers stepping up to help answer questions, log bugs and engage in discussions.
As Eugene mentioned, the new board met for the first time in mid-November. Also in attendance were the remaining OSAF staffers, Mimi, Grant and Jeffrey. Katie was also on hand to help provide some context for the new board. This meeting was an opportunity for all the new board members to get to know each other and meet in person. We also talked about where the project is today, the assets we have and what we might want to achieve in new year. For me, it was a forum for soliciting feedback on wide range of administrative issues that needed to be taken care of. Both Grant and Jeffrey provided an update on the architecture project and we agreed to let them continue to build out the data and interactions models and we would access our progress in early 2009. Last week Mimi posted our plan through the end of Feb 2009 on the dev list.
Our next board meeting is scheduled for February 6th, 2009. Our agenda hasn’t been finalized but will likely focus on the state of the architecture work and nailing down a plan for evangelizing the progress we have made so far. Both Grant and Jeffrey will be transitioning to volunteers at the end of February but will remain active members of our community, joining many former OSAF staffers.
I am still using Chandler on a daily basis to manage my kids lives. I blogged about this earlier in the year. Since then, my collections have expanded to include a number of other personal projects. I am very proud of what we accomplished in 2008 and am energized to help further build out our community in 2009.