Introduction and OpenJSF Board of Directors Meeting Report - 21 June 2019


Kris Borchers
 

Hello all,

 

As the recently elected Cross Project Council (CPC) representative to the OpenJS Foundation board of directors, I wanted to make a quick introduction to those of you I don’t know and say hello again to those I do. 😊

 

I have been involved in the open source world for many years as a user, contributor, maintainer, and most recently the ED for the jQuery Foundation then JS Foundation up until just before the recent formation of the OpenJS Foundation at which time I decided to move on and help drive Open Engineering (inner/open source) efforts within Microsoft. I am now representing the Architect project on the CPC and as I mentioned, the new CPC director on the board. If you have questions about the board or what is going on at that level, please feel free to bring those items to CPC meetings or directly to me and I will do my best to answer them or if necessary get permission to answer them as much as I’m allowed at the time.

 

With that intro out of the way, below is a brief summary/report of the public board meeting that is in a bit more concise format than the minutes taken. I intend on sending these after every board meeting to attempt to keep everyone informed, even if you are unable to observe those meetings. Again, if you have any questions about this summary or feedback, please feel free to reach out and let me know.

 

Participants

Directors: Todd Moore (IBM), Myles Borins (Google), Charlie Robbins (Gold Director, GoDaddy), Gaurav Seth (Microsoft), Brian McCallister (Silver Director, Groupon), Kris Borchers (CPC Director), Tracy Hinds (Community Director), Dave Methvin (Community Director)

Others: Andy Updegrove (Gesmer Updegrove LLP), Michael Dolan (The Linux Foundation), Brian Warner (The Linux Foundation), Rachel Romoff (The Linux Foundation)

 

Changes to the CPC Charter

Since changes to the CPC charter must be approved by the board, I presented the pending formatting and typographical changes in PRs #201 and #203. As they were non-substantive changes, there was no discussion and the board approved. The changes have since been merged.

 

Node+JS Interactive

A brief update was given noting that the CFP closed at the end of the day on 21 June and that speakers should be notified of acceptance by the end of July.

 

Transition Update

A number of items are in progress related to the transition to the merged OpenJS Foundation including updates to the website, consolidation of internal operations, and that the CPC has moved out of bootstrapping and is beginning regular business.

 

CPC Update

I first updated the board on the results of CPC elections and that Joe Sepi was elected to the Chair role. Congratulations one more time, Joe!

 

Next, I gave an update on the discussion the CPC is having to determine the process for electing non-impact voting members. For anyone not aware, after the nomination process, we realized we didn’t have a clear way to elect the 2 voting CPC members from those project nominations so we decided to make all of them voting members to enable us to proceed with operations and then we would determine the election process and adjust. Also related to CPC membership, I updated the board on the process we are working through to define Regular members and Observers and that we are accepting pull requests for project members to add themselves to the Regular members of the CPC.

 

Finally, I brought the question of whether or not we would be holding a Collaborator Summit at Node+JS Interactive in Montreal in December. Brian Warner confirmed with LF Events that space has been reserved and he will connect the appropriate LF staff with those community members organizing the Collab Summit ASAP.

 

Marketing Update

There have been some recent dips in Node.js blog traffic but it was expected after the last few months being filled with news and announcements. There has been good traction related to the Node.js Mentorship Working Group and many of the mentee applicants found the program through the blog post. There has also been strong growth in the Node.js social media channels and there is good traction being gained with the OpenJSF channels, particularly the Twitter and YouTube channels.

 

Thanks!

Kris Borchers


Jory Burson
 

Thank you for the update, Kris!!


On Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 5:42 PM Kris Borchers <kris.borchers@...> wrote:

Hello all,

 

As the recently elected Cross Project Council (CPC) representative to the OpenJS Foundation board of directors, I wanted to make a quick introduction to those of you I don’t know and say hello again to those I do. 😊

 

I have been involved in the open source world for many years as a user, contributor, maintainer, and most recently the ED for the jQuery Foundation then JS Foundation up until just before the recent formation of the OpenJS Foundation at which time I decided to move on and help drive Open Engineering (inner/open source) efforts within Microsoft. I am now representing the Architect project on the CPC and as I mentioned, the new CPC director on the board. If you have questions about the board or what is going on at that level, please feel free to bring those items to CPC meetings or directly to me and I will do my best to answer them or if necessary get permission to answer them as much as I’m allowed at the time.

 

With that intro out of the way, below is a brief summary/report of the public board meeting that is in a bit more concise format than the minutes taken. I intend on sending these after every board meeting to attempt to keep everyone informed, even if you are unable to observe those meetings. Again, if you have any questions about this summary or feedback, please feel free to reach out and let me know.

 

Participants

Directors: Todd Moore (IBM), Myles Borins (Google), Charlie Robbins (Gold Director, GoDaddy), Gaurav Seth (Microsoft), Brian McCallister (Silver Director, Groupon), Kris Borchers (CPC Director), Tracy Hinds (Community Director), Dave Methvin (Community Director)

Others: Andy Updegrove (Gesmer Updegrove LLP), Michael Dolan (The Linux Foundation), Brian Warner (The Linux Foundation), Rachel Romoff (The Linux Foundation)

 

Changes to the CPC Charter

Since changes to the CPC charter must be approved by the board, I presented the pending formatting and typographical changes in PRs #201 and #203. As they were non-substantive changes, there was no discussion and the board approved. The changes have since been merged.

 

Node+JS Interactive

A brief update was given noting that the CFP closed at the end of the day on 21 June and that speakers should be notified of acceptance by the end of July.

 

Transition Update

A number of items are in progress related to the transition to the merged OpenJS Foundation including updates to the website, consolidation of internal operations, and that the CPC has moved out of bootstrapping and is beginning regular business.

 

CPC Update

I first updated the board on the results of CPC elections and that Joe Sepi was elected to the Chair role. Congratulations one more time, Joe!

 

Next, I gave an update on the discussion the CPC is having to determine the process for electing non-impact voting members. For anyone not aware, after the nomination process, we realized we didn’t have a clear way to elect the 2 voting CPC members from those project nominations so we decided to make all of them voting members to enable us to proceed with operations and then we would determine the election process and adjust. Also related to CPC membership, I updated the board on the process we are working through to define Regular members and Observers and that we are accepting pull requests for project members to add themselves to the Regular members of the CPC.

 

Finally, I brought the question of whether or not we would be holding a Collaborator Summit at Node+JS Interactive in Montreal in December. Brian Warner confirmed with LF Events that space has been reserved and he will connect the appropriate LF staff with those community members organizing the Collab Summit ASAP.

 

Marketing Update

There have been some recent dips in Node.js blog traffic but it was expected after the last few months being filled with news and announcements. There has been good traction related to the Node.js Mentorship Working Group and many of the mentee applicants found the program through the blog post. There has also been strong growth in the Node.js social media channels and there is good traction being gained with the OpenJSF channels, particularly the Twitter and YouTube channels.

 

Thanks!

Kris Borchers