Tech Committee Meeting Minutes 19 July 2018

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In Attendance

Quick Updates

  • Question Every Month
    • What have you been working on lately?
      • JM: Documentation Hub (see below); XML pipeline/workflow stuff; Metadata quality GitHub Project ( .
      • DW: XML Workflow, OJS instance test update, OMP production update 1.2 to 3.1.1 , Sprint preparations
      • CM: Still this damned code clean-up
      • AS: XML! Document-centric workflow; separating OTS into OTS and Texture plugins; Grobid? etc.
  • Question of the Month
    • What makes for an awesome Development Sprint?
      • JM: Organization helps a lot. A democratic process for developing ideas to work on. If it's part of a conference, have it at the beginning instead of the end, when folks still have energy.
      • MT: Success. Think of tasks that can be completed/reach a first milestone during the sprint. Boosts motivation a lot. Don't spend too much time on gathering topics at the beginning, get people to work on stuff quickly. Have team members help with tasks, but give them time to do some dev work themselves, especially when the sprint is a rare opportunity to meet in person. For extra awesomeness: snacks and beverages nearby. Maybe have more than one room so that people can have dicussions.
      • DW : write the specifications for task, code it , test it, document it and share it.
      • CM: Clear, achievable goals. Success is rewarding and reinforcing.

Release Progress


  • About to start Transifex test



Other topics

  • Organizational Commitment to Free Software (Followup to Microsoft acquiring GitHub)
  • Update to Terms of Reference
  • Question: OCS plans?
  • Import from Zotero/Citavi/etc.?
  • privacy changes for OJS 2 (checkbox for privacy statement)

Next Meeting

August 16th, 8am Pacific