Minutes of meeting, Thu 19/7/07
1. We will move talks.cam to CARET as soon as possible. In the first
instance Daniel Parry will liaise with Mike Rose to get the
technology stack set up on CARET servers.
2. Source code will be placed on the CARET svn servers. The svn area
will be private until we document IPR ownership and agree a licence.
3. CARET will obtain an IPR assignment form from Legal Services and
ask Tom to assign to the University any IPR that is not already owned
by the University under the terms of Tom's various funding sources.
4. When this has been done CARET will liaise with current sponsors
over the redirection (and technical contact details) for the DNS
[this was not discussed, but I guess CARET should take over
responsibility for the DNS entry]
5. CARET will open up svn with an OSI approved open source licence.
At some point CARET may move the project to sourceforge or similar
project support environment if there is demand for it.
6. The current site requires some editorial input (for example to
advise users who do not correctly distinguish between talks and lists
of talks, or to maintain the featured talks on the home page). The
current super-users who carry out this work will remain super-users
with the same responsibility for the next 6 months, during which time
the future editorial arrangements will be addressed.
7. The current sponsors and CARET will work together to set up a user
forum to discuss future developments and/or problems
8. CARET will operate a problem reporting system and work with
current sponsors and the developers to resolve any problems
9. CARET will investigate any data protection issues and intended use
of data declarations that may be necessary in order to permit
research to be carried out on the (public?) data held by talks.cam
10. CARET and sponsors will exchange information about possible
sources of financial support and/or resources for future development
11. CARET will maintain OS and other software versions to minimise
12. CARET will liaise with the current sponsors in responding to
requests from other groups for development of the talks.cam resource
(e.g. communications division, staff development)
13. Alan Blackwell, Duncan Simpson, and David MacKay
represent the "current sponsors" described elsewhere in this email
while they remain members of the University.