[ZOO-PSC] Summary of PSC meeting held on 20 Oct 2010

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Fri Oct 22 20:33:34 PDT 2010

Dear All,

I have updated the Oct PSC meeting page with the draft
summary (included as text below).

Please suggests changes/corrections on the summary before
31st October 2010 00:00 UTC.

The meeting page is available at

Thanks in advance.




DRAFT Version (23 October 2010)

Date&Time 20th Oct, 2010. 13:00 till 14:45 UTC PSC Members: Nicolas
BOZON, Maria BROVELLI, Massimiliano CANNATA, Gerald FENOY, Hirofumi
were present at the meeting. Satoshi SEKIGUCHI was not present at the

Gerald volunteered to be the Chair for the meeting.

Agenda 1) ZOO Kernel recent improvements and release plans

PSC members were briefed by Gerald and Nicolas about recent
improvements/enhancements of the ZOO-Kernel. Briefly the enhancements
are; Perl support, improved error management, MS-Windows Build in the
works, ZOO Kernel running as an XPCOM component, cleaner code, minimized
memory leaks. A draft ZOO-kernel Roadmap describing priorities and goals
over the period of next 12 months will be prepared by Gerald on ZOO-Wiki
and provided to PSC as RFC document. The roadmap will be approved by
vote on PSC mailing list before the next PSC meeting on Nov. 2010.

Agenda 2) ZOO Sponsorship plan and paypal account

PSC members will provide comments about draft sponsorship plan available
at  http://www.zoo-project.org/trac/wiki/Sponsorship. The deadline for
comments is 1st November 2010. It was decided to have PayPal? account to
operate sponsorship funds. Gerald to create PayPal? account. Alternative
arrangements for fund management may be considered in the future.

POLIMI and SUPSI agreed to become new Knowledge Partners for ZOO-Project
and encourage research using ZOO at their respective institutions.

Agenda 3) ZOO Workshop simplification and translation. Improvements in
FOSS4G2010 workshop material including progress internationalization and
translation were reported. Progress with Japanese and Italian
translation. Workshop material with localized data and language support
will be made available for ZOO Workshop at FOSS4G2010 in Tokyo/Osaka? in
Nov 2010.

Agenda 4) OSGEo infrastructure use/not use

Jeff to prepare RFC about migration to OSGeo infrastructure and also ZOO
incubation in OSGeo. RFC to be prepared before the November 2010 PSC
meeting and discussed at the meeting.

Agenda 5) ZOO Website

Nick proposed mid-December 2010 as timeline for ZOO Web-Site renewal,
enhancements etc. Demos with international data and improved
documentation to be added in the renewed website.

Agenda 4) Next meeting Schedule

Date&Time to be decided on PSC ML.

Gerald moved motion to close the meeting. The motion was accepted and
the meeting was closed.

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