Representatives from Resonance, BMGF, and USAID. 2.5 days on sustainability work, deeper discussion on prioritized option, great learning sessions from Angola and Malawi, and PCMT (product catalog management tool). Useful to see how the support process in-country works.
Conversations around what is important to the community to maintain for OpenLMIS future (e.g., maintain open source and support for current implementations). See the picture of the four boards of notes.
Feedback at meeting that option two (partnership to handover) was most viable. Although some concern regarding principles important to the community. Have time to figure this out and explore partnerships and mitigate concerns. Opportunity for other global goods to follow (and of interest to BMGF).
Private option unlikely to pursue based on current conversations with donors and potential partners. Business model did not seem to be viable (and reduces risk of maintaining two products). Still questions of free vs. paid aspects.
? Partnership of private company in conflict with "free" open source access and sustainability within country (as donors are moving away from supporting maintenance)? Example with recent move to v3. Need to provide long-term sustainability plan that does not just maintain, but improves the product. Is one of the main things discussed at the meeting and balancing costs. Need to prioritize countries as beneficiaries.
? VillageReach provide ongoing support? Details of partnership still to be determined.
? Private option seeing current implementing partners as competitors? So far see the current community as positive.
? Data sharing agreements? Would need to be an MOU in place with the countries. One of the partners have experience with this.