Tenly had a conversation with SFC Executive Director last week to discuss initial steps to hosting the OpenLMIS trademark.
SFC is still working with DIAL to determine their price structure
Participation in the "Starter Kit" would be sponsored by DIAL and free for OpenLMIS (at least initially)
Concern/question is whether bringing in another party to the conversation would clarify or complicate the situation
Pending results of sustainability conversation - may influence the way we think about the trademarking conversation.
Questions around the license as well.
Jake led a conversation around sustainability. Dialogue around the work that Jake had done with Heath.
Matt - Key thing that Kaleb flagged is being better about defining our value proposition.
Carl - Will not be doing, at least right now: Taking OpenLMIS to non-health sectors, not enough information to say that the investment would be worthwhile. Ruled out closed-sourcing as well.
Kaleb - A good conversation. With Jake's transition it's upon the Governance committee to lay out a road map or set up questions that we need external assistance or capabilities to help us answer. Build on the presentation that was led by Jake. Is it worth sharing the business models? Understand licensing and trademarking and how that fits. How permissive the open source license structures are for SaaS, other business models. Can DIAL or SFC help with thinking through that? As Governance, would like us to lay out those key questions and the roadmap of what needs to be answered.
Kaleb has also talked with Paul Biondich, we might have a conversation later this spring to talk about OpenLMIS. Private sector channels. Smaller sub-set of cases. Need to do more deep work consistently over the next year.
Carl - One of the goals is to reduce donor dependency over the next few years.
Kaleb says yes. He doesn't expect that funding will come miraculously and that we can shift our role from having to cover the bulk of implementation costs but then could shift toward enabling environment costs - harder to pay for out of implementation budgets. Part of this would shift the role of what they would/could finance. Look at where it's harder to get resourcing and funding. Even with USAID it may be harder to get core community costs. Include these considerations in the roadmap for sustainability.
High-level roadmap - the steps we need to take
Get us together onto a common path, get together high-level questions
Edward, Jake, Kaleb, Carl, Matt - Google Doc
Gavi demo readout
Overview: Opportunities for coordination and webinars with country level staff and teams.
Alpha - talked with Alfred and had a meeting at the MOH as well
Mentioned to them for a potential for holding the meeting in TZ
Alpha suggested to Alfred - run the meeting through the MOH? Could get senior officials and management to participate in the meeting. In terms of officiating the meeting. Not hold it at Dar es Salaam. Have a side discussion? Use MOH venues or MOH institutions like NIMRI. Can have big meeting rooms with reasonable costs. Instead of U of Dar.
Brandon - Does that feedback include Dlab is at U of Dar. There is an issue between Dar and the department of computer science.
Carl - Alternative to hosting in TZ
Edward - CdI has an implementation of the older version of eLMIS, could also hold it there. JSI hosted a WA VAN conference in CdI. UNFPA SWEDD project, Gates SOLV, WAHO folks.
The consortium team came together in DC from - to estimate and scope the work. For detailed notes, please see Gap Analysis Development Project and each feature wiki page. We are currently working on the roadmap for Governance review/approval during the next meeting. In the interium, the team has identified the next items for work so we can begin to ramp up the team.
Work on the Implementer Toolkit is on track for release with 3.3, hopefully this week. Please let Tenly Snow (Deactivated) know if you would like to review or contribute to the Toolkit.
GS1 Conference - Addis
Josh Zamor will be attending the GS1 Conference in Ethiopia in May on behalf of OpenLMIS. USAID has secured space for a poster and possibly a speaking slot.
Mary Jo Kochendorfer
OpenLMIS: the global initiative for powerful LMIS software