OSAF update

January 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.

2 Responses to “OSAF update”

  1. Susan Says:

    Is Chandler dead? I can’t find any mention of plans beyond 1.0.3 except the Android …. no project rollout or release plans …. almost all blog posts are 2008. I don’t want to get hooked on a product that’s dead.

    Also, a good PIM has a calendar, appts mgmt, contacts mgmt, and task mgmt. I see the task mgmt and appts mgmt but not much for contacts mgmt – can it integrate to my Outlook contacts smoothly or is there another way to handle contacts?

  2. Justin Says:

    I have been looking for a task manager for ages. I’ve checked a few out and now somehow I stumbled across the Chandler project. Just want to add to Susan’s comment above. Wasn’t sure if it actually got a response or not. Did it ever get off the ground?