OpenMRS Leadership Team Call 2016-08-04

Hi All,

We have a leadership call scheduled for this Thursday, August 8 @ 4pm UTC (12pm ET). If you normally attend but can not this week please let me know. Also if there are any additional topics or updates you would like to see on this agenda or a future agenda please let me know.



  • Uganda Meeting / Summit - @suranga / @christine
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic goal update: #4 - Education


  • Looking for a Town Hall Facilitator for Sept 14 (9am ET and 8pm ET)
  • Open Design Forum times if anyone has topics please let @jthomas know

Parking Lot Items

  • Recurring current finances
  • Recurring fundraising
  • Recurring governance structure
  • Org Chart Review -
  • Naming for the reference application (due to proposed changes)
  • Review Communications Tools
  • Review mission, vision and values -
  • OSCON 2017 Brainstorming (Dec 2015 Brainstorm for May 8-11, 2017)
  • Partnerships
  • Infrastructure Update (Quarterly - Jun, Sep, Dec)
  • Procedure for new volunteers
  • Parternships
  • Fiscal Health (501c3, budget)
  • Strategic Goal Updates (every six weeks)


If members from the community would like to see a specific agenda item added to the topic queue or would like to join an upcoming leadership call please reach out to @jthomas

Apologies, I will miss today’s call.

This was not my airplane, but it did lead to an extra 7 hour delay, getting to my hotel at 6am, and really needing to sleep tonight so a 9:30pm call is out.


Glad to hear you’re safe and sound… sorry for the delay, but sounds like it could have been much worse! Take care.

I thought I would be able to make it to the call today, but I’m still in meetings here in Mozambique. Looks like I won’t be available. Apologies.

FYI it was August 4th and not 8th if you are simply adding 1 week to next week’s email :slight_smile: Andrew S. Kanter, MD MPH FACMI

Asst. Prof. of Clinical Biomedical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology Columbia University Email: andrew.kanter@■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ Mobile: +1 (646) ■■■■■■■■ Office: +1 (212) ■■■■■■■■ Skype: akanter-ippnw Yahoo: andy_kanter

Shouldn’t this fall under the infra team, not leadership? I think our systems work fine. UberConference works, everything works as-is. I’d love to see us find an alternative to Atlassian products though.

Here’s something related to communication that doesn’t currently meet our needs:

I’m not sure if it was discussed though.

I hate these calls. I don’t view them as transparent.

Re: that request from @ssmusoke, modulus could have an RSS feed of recent releases…not sure if it does already.

Hi Jamie I won’t be able to make the OpenMRS leads call this evening. I am delayed returning home and won’t be back in time Thanks Chris

I think the atlassian products works but, the implementation of them its the bad part.

It’s not solely that – it’s the fact we should be embracing open source solutions, not proprietary. This is the same reason I’ve been pushing for 100% transparency.

I do agree with open source but, what applications are open source and can replace all the atlassian tools we use? Also have everyone learn this tool.

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