Open Source Ecology
(Board Meeting Minutes: January 19, 2015)
Present: Alicia Gibb, Marcin Jakubowski, Sunny Bates
Absent: Colby, Joshua
Quorum present? Yes
Others Present: None.
· Meeting called to order at 5:20 p.m. by Board of Directors, President, Marcin Jakubowski
· Last meeting minutes: Colby posts them.
· Chief Executive's Report:
- Into to OSE and new Board. Central goal of OSE. Main goal for 2015.
- 2014 Budget Report - http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Annual_Budget_Report
- 2015 Proposed Budget - discussion
- Q1 goals - Strategy + Metrics
- Q2 goals - Admin Protocol, Communications Strategy
- Call for Metrics Committee and Strategic Planning Committee
- Call for discussion
3 weeks program -
1 University - serious curriculum - long-lasting relationship. Initially, hard to convince people. Real revenue needs to be generated.
Alicia - Public lab is a non-profit that sells hardware - they have a business / legal model for this
Chicago School - Freakonomics - people make economic decisions in a ‘rational way’
Brady Forest - PCH. Manufacturing in China. Highway One - accelerator. I should know Brady.
First step: start a discussion with a potential production parnter?
Manufacturing in China?
Talk to Fabricators.
Hub of Manufacturers
Decide if you want to sell finished products or kits - following many of the RepRap 3D printer companies early on.
Groups to collaborate in workshops:
U. Milwaukee: http://www4.uwm.edu/sarup/school/resources/
D School: http://dschool.stanford.edu/our-point-of-view/#real-world-projects
CU Boulder: (Danny Rankin)
MTU (Joshua Pearce would know more there), Peace corps masters program, Open Source Hardware Enterprise
*Need to get the right students who are aligned with the same interests!*
- Underserved communities
Habitat for Humanity ?
Potential partners in adjacent communities.
· Other business:
· Assessment of the Meeting: I think it was productive.
Conclusion: getting the right parnters to help. Groups that do exactly what we are talking about. Other payment option. Lynda.com. Other teaching people.
· Meeting adjourned at _____6:38_____________ p.m.
· Minutes submitted by Secretary, Cameron Colby Thompson