OpenMRS Leadership Team Call 2017-02-23

Hi Everyone,

We have a leadership call scheduled for this Thursday, February 23 @ 4pm UTC (12pm ET). For those of you that are community leaders, please join in this discussion to share and collaborate with the community leaders. If you normally attend but are unable to 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.




  • Upcoming conferences

  • guidance for site selection

  • Paul posted to Talk, Bill started a Google Doc

  • started to establish a backup plan if an implementing country isn’t able to accomodate

  • Terry suggested the next steps would be to post proposed criteria to Talk community for input


  • christine wants to facilitate as the conference lead

  • summit/ implementers conference

  • focused on implementation and support

  • side bars to discuss openMRS internal/leadership

  • back up strategy would be for a summit if no implementers interest

  • Leadership discussion from Talk


  • new path forward …

  • community engagement on the topic of ‘community governance’

  • how could we organize ourselves in a way that fits better who we are

  • is there some innovative ways for us to do this

  • maybe ask if someone from the community would be willing to faciliate the conversation

  • think about the role of the book club and when we use that list

Recurrent Topics


  • Report on Fundraising Efforts

Monthly Items

  • Budget/Expenses/ first Thursday

  • Partnerships- third Thursday

Quarterly Update

  • Infrastructure Update (Quarterly - Jun, Sep, Dec)

  • Diversity Council

  • Ongoing Quarterly metric review of specific areas

  • who is contributing code

  • volunteer contributions

  • go through some of the numbers–and gather them before the TH and review them

Parking Lot Items


  • Recurring governance structure

  • OSCON 2017 Brainstorming (Dec 2015 Brainstorm for May 8-11, 2017)

  • Strategic Goal Updates (every six weeks)- one each week/ ongoing

  • Review suggested organizational/ community changes (need to find list MD made)

  • Roles of the Community Manager