[oe] OEDEM Organisation, Planing, Scope
rpurdie at rpsys.net
Sun Jul 22 17:52:26 CEST 2007
On Sat, 2007-07-21 at 23:48 +0200, Holger Freyther wrote:
> I have the pleasure to 'organize' (you are lost!) the 2nd annual
> OpenEmbedded conference and some things that are set. If we organize
> it in the office of GMIT we will have roughly 20 chairs to occupy.
Great, thanks for taking this on again! :)
> July is almost over, August is bad due birthdays, the camp and
> approaching IFA deadlines. I would be happy with any date in october
> or september. Marcin said he would prefer september would that be
> okay with you.
September/October are good with me. I have various commitments which may
happen then so OEDEM needs to fix a date so I can try to ensure they
don't clash ;-).
> - Should we meet for two, three, four days?
That depends on the programme. I think discussions on the various issues
will probably work over two days like last time, if we want to hack on
anything that would need extra time.
> - Should we try to have two days talking and two days of a mini
What would be the objectives of the sprint?
> - Should we invite 'users' and have a Q&A session? Do we have
> enough people who would be interested?
This is something others need to answer. Would this be better done
online somehow? We would probably get more users that way?
> - Create an e.V.? Who will do the paperwork? Who wants to be
> treauser, president, chief donk?
We *need* to setup some kind of organisation ASAP. At GUADEC there
seemed consensus that setting up anything involving American
corporations/law was a bad idea since most of the core devs are European
(with notable exceptions). I think this ruled out SPI.
The choices I see we're left with are e.V. or maybe something like a UK
Limited company. I haven't found much documentation on e.V. in English
which limits what I can do to help/advise there. I know a fair bit about
UK limited companies and can present the advantages/disadvantages of one
if that would help.
One big question is whether we want tax exempt/not for profit status?
Personally, I'm tempted to say not to bother due to the accounting costs
> - The usual suspects Mickeyl, Koen, Marcin, Tomas, Richard,
> Florain, XorA?, Liam?, Laibsch, Gerwin, Braunschweig-Gang,...
> - Anyone is welcome to drop by but it would be nice to know
> upfront who is going to join us.
I can confirm I'd like to come :).
> Social Program:
> - We have drinking, dancing, sitting possibilities really
> close (tomas check the map for distances it is _really_ close). We
> can just go out and take it easy
> - I would propose grand OE cooking session(s). Cooking your
> favorite dish for us.
That could be interesting :)
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