[Ofa_boardplus] Meeting Minutes from 5 October 2017

Jim Ryan jimdryan at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 09:35:26 PDT 2017

Jason, thanks. I don't know how much background you have so, at the risk of
being redundant, let me just say the notion of having a significant
relationship with the LF has been looked into, seriously, in the past. I
want to say immediately I'm not offering that comment to be dismissive,
just that there's a lot of history here

Should we revisit some or all elements of an enhanced relationship with the
LF? If so, how? Who? When?

We should almost certainly move away from this mislabeled thread, but where
we go is an open question

thanks again, most sincerely, Jim

PS, we should separate the issue of paid staff from the LF. Again, that's
just my opinion, but I believe that strongly and I'd be happy to explain
this to anyone who is interested. I hope you know I'm prepared to be talked
out of an ill-advised position


On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 8:48 AM, Jason Gunthorpe <
jgunthorpe at obsidianresearch.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 09, 2017 at 08:29:12AM -0700, Jim Ryan wrote:
> > - 7 Budget: I don't think the use of the term "hire" in various forms is
> > necessarily wrong, but I believe it has connotations that aren't useful.
> I
> > don't think the OFA should ever "hire" anyone -- all that makes sense is
> > various contract services, all engaged at the discretion of the OFA
> FWIW, the Linux Foundation will hire full time staff if their
> Collaborative Projects can provide the budget. Other projects are
> supported this way, and the LF has many people on staff under this
> sort of umbrella. The LF takes care of everything except the funding.
> Eg:
> https://www.linuxfoundation.org/about/careers/
> If the OFA is serious about having full time paid workers then
> it would make sense to revisting becoming a LF collaborative project
> to gain this kind of administrative support.
> The Intern approach OPNFV project is using may also be interesting for
> the OFA as would be a way to fund project based development like Sean
> was talking about.
> Jason
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