IHE Testing and Tools Committee Teleconference Minutes 2007-12-14

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  • Karima Bourquard
  • Chris Carr
  • Geert Claeys
  • Cor Loef
  • David Monteau
  • Steve Moore
  • Mike Nusbaum
  • Charles Parisot
  • Eric Poiseau


1. Schedule of Meetings

a. Added calls on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2007
  • Mondays, January 7, 14 and 21, 2008
All Times: 9:00 am CST

2. TnT Committee Membership and Governance

a. Need to establish specific policies to enforce sections from Principles of Governance outlining membership criteria: Committee members have to be contributors to the Gazelle project
b. As a first step, Chris Carr developing outline of a member agreement:

1. Mission of Committee
2. Contact Information
a. Include IHE member organization individual represents
b. Same rules of voting (quorum, regular participation, one vote per org) apply to this committee
3. Commitment to Contribute
a. Committee membership and voting rights contingent on ongoing substantive contribution
b. Member contribution reviewed on an annual (?) basis by Technical Management Group in report to Board
c. Board approves renewal of Committee Membership
d. Agreement doc indicates whether contribution will be in cash (contracting with developer), development work or software libraries
e. Agreement doc indicates agreement that contribution will be made in accordance with licensing terms of Gazelle
f. Agreement doc indicates that contributor agrees to abide by IP (non-disclosure policy); serves on committee as representative of a member organization

3. Tools IP/licensing policy draft

a. David Monteau and Eric Poiseau presented the draft licensing. Outlines potential licensing models. Essential choice to be made is between GPL "viral" model, which restricts all derivative works to open source release, and BSD-like model that would enable derivative works to be "closed" releases
b. Charles suggested adding more layers of committee participants:
  • Core contributors
  • Plugin developers
  • Users of Tools: perhaps as non-voting members
  • Give prospective contributors some kind of observer status

4. Business plan development

a. Charles and Cor propose to work on a draft business plan intensively during HL7 meeting (Jan. 14, San Antonio)
  • Schedule two-hour tcons each day with Chris Carr and Didi Davis
  • Ed Larson identified as a key resource to do the actual drafting of plan
b. Business plan will describe plans for outreach and potential agreements with national intitiatives and other projects
c. Give draft plan to potential customer/partners to begin discussions toward partnership
d. Build up incrementally over time, filling in gaps to make it a substantial business plan
e. Goal to have draft for presentation to potential partner groups during two-hour face-to-face meeting at HIMSS (Feb. 24-28, Orlando)
  • Invite members from HITSP, CCHIT, NHIN contract, ONC, Health Information Exchange projects

5. Gazelle development status (defer to Dec. 19 tcon)

6. Product Registry status (defer to Jan. 7 tcon)

7. CCHIT/MITRE consortium discussions with NIST and IHE (defer to Jan. 7 tcon)

8. OHT/Eclipse collaboration discussions (defer to Jan. 7 tcon)

9. Agenda for Next Week (12/19)

a. Review steps to develop Business Plan
b. Agreement between IHE International and Core Contributors

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