Minutes Board Meeting Opendata.ch:
December 2nd 2014
Participants: André (AG), Hannes (HG), Barnaby (BS), Matthias (MS), Andreas (AG), Antoine (AL), Christian (CL), Oleg (OL) & Muriel (MuSt) (minutes)
Excused: Mehdi, Yann
Absent: Giorgio, Syl ke
reminder for the board: Retreat will take place on January 13 at University of Bern
1pm (sharp) - 6pm
a) OGD Monitoring -> MS informs the board that he got the mandate
b) Oversees master thesis about a) tarif rates and b) factors which determine the OGD “friendliness” of institutions
Swiss OGD Handbook concept and interviews: interpretation and definition of OGD, small team is in charge with first draft goal end 2014
a) Open Knowledge Foundation -> is looking for new ED, trend towards international focusing. Furthermore Beatrice Martini will leave OKFN as well -> challenge: brain drain.
FYI: Idea to rename Open Knowledge Foundation to Open Knowledge International?
Challenge for the organization to take the drive and enthusiasm to this next step.
Concern about the leadership and therewith the future of the foundation.
b) Election Hackdays: Motivated people, great team, good progresses -> chance for Opendata.ch to focus on knowledge transfer and not being over-worked with oragnisational tasks
a) Stadt Zürich -> Open Letter re application “Sauberes Zürich” -> positive feedback in phone call from Leutenegger to Golliez. Questions that popped up related to this topic will be treated during the retreat in early January.
b) Netzpolitik -> AG did not take on the mandate
MS informs the board that he took on the mandate and that he will deliver content for Keller (lead of the study).
AG, HG and MS inform the board about their attence of the Netzpolitik event yesterday in Bern.
Hackathons: AL reaises the question whether we have guidelines which apply for the hosting of hackathons?
Input HG: yes, informally we do -> 2 Hackathons per year in french- and germanspeaking part of Switzerland. However, working group are free to organize hackathons but they need to be communicated and branded differently, e.g. not as make.hackdays. If further Hackdays emerge -> we want promise/guaranty for interesting open data
OL: No major update, except for ongoing internal debate in the team regarding conditions on datasets shared at the event. Only “free” in the sense of http://openglam.org/principles/ will currently be announced to participants and shared on wiki. Your inputs on this question welcome.
MuSt: Wikimedia Community prefers licences that are free also for commercial use (typical licence used in Wikimedia Projects is Creative Commons CC-BY-SA)
AA: suggests broader approach, better to include more data-sets instead of only a few ones
AG: communication is key -> it must be clearly communicated which data is available with which licence
AL: Who is in contact with institutions and asks for data-sets? AL will potentially get in touch with archives in valais to ask to participate
For Blogpost about Cultural Data Hackdays of the GLAM Working group please see: http://glam.opendata.ch
UN is serious with Open Data and in general has a huge amount of data
Suggestion of BS: Board of Opendata.ch goes to Geneva to get to know the data-sets
of the UN and meet Mr. Möller as well as the different responsibles of these data sets
BS will set up a Doodle and a document to prepare the visit
Proposition HG & AG: To get OKFN on board for the meeting, therefore HG will get in touch with Rufus
BS will inform Dani Stauffacher about these undertaking
Meeting mit MS, HG, AG und MS on January 13, 12:15 pm
Kickoff: Friday, January 16, 2015, 4-6pm
Following people have registered:
Role of Opendata.ch (for members, activists etc.)
Status & Outlook
-> Muriel will put these items in the agenda for the board retreat and share the google doc with the entire board as well as send invites for further meetings (calendar)
-> Board meeting of January 6 is cancelled due to retreat