The following are notes taken at our 21 June 1999 Board Meeting.
Present: Jon Parsons, Norbert Mikula, Bill Smith, Carla Corkern,
Simon Nicholson, Laura Walker
AGENDA ITEM #1
Founding partners - the following orgs are showing intent
as founding partners, and we need to resolve the status in
advance of the Board meeting - Microsoft, SAP, Datachannel,
CommerceOne, Software AG - All
$100K Founding Partners (committed)
$100K Founding Partners (potential)
ACTION ITEMS: New possibilities to participate. Promote
new Affiliate category to OASIS sponsor members.
AGENDA ITEM #2
What does it take to become a partner (funding levels) - All
XML.org is not membership, it's funding.
XML.org funding is separate from OASIS
OASIS membership must be continued
Revenue-based model <$250M
XML.org Founding Partner - steering committee
XML.org Affiliate - steering committee
Founding companies include at the partner level... and at
the affiliate level...
A minimum of $25K for Affiliate and $100K for Partner.
Proposal (Bob Sutor): It is proposed that we have two levels
of sponsorship for XML.org. #1 is called XML.org partner which
is for companies with revenues in excess of $250M US and their
contributions will be a minimum of $100K US. #2 is called
XML.org Affiliate which is for companies with revenues under
$250M US and their contributions will be a minimum of $25K
US. This amount is in addition to base OASIS membership dues.
Jon Parsons seconded.
Proposal (Mary McRae): That there be a standard XML.org agreements/contract
and that no company, institution or individual will receive
special treatment beyond that agreement. Seconded by: Norbert
AGENDA ITEM #3
IPR - Laura and Bob
Open source. What does it mean? A lot of it comes down to
patent rights. On the source code side, what are people actually
providing? If we're developing source code, what are we giving
- Reference implementation
- Testing/interoperability function
Source code should be open source.
Do we want to run this as an open source organization, or
do we want to find another organization to own (transfer the
Affect on In-Kind Contribution
Evaluate approaches to regrep development (XML/EDI, Peter
Murray-Rust, Free Software Foundation, etc.) Do we want to
go to an open source development organization? Do we want
to go to a vendor (RFP) for development? All contributions
would be open source.
If you put DTDs into the repository, they are considered public.
Copyright? If author does not wish it to be public, then DTD
should remain in a private repository (XML.org could link
AGENDA ITEM #4
Partner Agreement - Laura
Include opening paragraph.
AGENDA ITEM #5
Cover Sponsorships - Laura
ISOGEN/DataChannel - same as last year
GCA - tbd; meeting Tuesday
Sun - will renew; some negotiation left tbd.
Inso - proposal for $30K cash and in-kind contribution worth
$10K for DynaBase. Will discuss at face-to-face.
AGENDA ITEM #6
Members only - Board meeting minutes XML.org Steering Committee
meeting - 13 July on the east coast.