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Draft agenda for board mid-month video chat.

Location: Video room
using BigBlueButton.

Please note that this video chat is not open to observers.

Date and time: Friday 9 April 2021, 14:00 UTC - Countdown


Board members

  • Allan Mustard (Chairing)
  • Guillaume Rischard
  • Jean-Marc Liotier
  • Mikel Maron
  • Tobias Knerr
  • Rory McCann

Not Present

  • Eugene Alvin Villar

Officers and board


(non public video chat)

Kyle Mitchell's response regarding attribution guidelines and ODbL

The board received an answer from Kyle Mitchell (Intellectual Property lawyer suggested by Allen Gunn), who was contacted to provide external legal advice on the draft attribution guidelines. The initial email was approved by Dermot McNally (Licensing Working Group) and included the current draft of the attribution guidelines and a list of questions.


Suggested by Allan Mustard.

iD updates

Suggested by Mikel Maron.

How's the Engineering Working Group revamp looking?

Paul Norman (EWG, OWG) has gathered some people who want to draft a scope for a restarted Engineering Working Group and propose it to the board. The first meeting was on 2021-04-02 and an email summary was sent afterwards to the board (see below),

Participants of first meeting: Rob Savoye, Roland Olbricht, Tobias Knerr, Adam Hoyle and Paul Norman.

  • Administrative matters.
  • Introductions.
  • Discussion on defining the scope they intend to propose to the board.
    • Proposal: putting out calls for paid development, responding to submissions, managing accepted proposals, and Google Summer of Code.

The team would explicitly like to put maintenance to improve developer experience (tech debt), developer documentation, and other work that does not result in new features. They have work to do around defining classes of software (core, non-core, or other terms) and what they want to focus on and will be working on this, then discussing it at a meeting next week.

Suggested by Mikel Maron.

Takeover protection

Suggested by Allan Mustard.


Suggested by Allan Mustard.

Next meeting

Public board meeting on Friday 30 April 2021 14:00 UTC -- Countdown