Friday, September 16, 2016

2016 HG: OSHG development: OSHG Committee begins to form, New Media Arts plans. HGProjects

OSHG development:  
OSHG Organizing Committee begins to form, 
New Media Arts (NMA) plans
The OSHG Organizing Committee is beginning to form.  Leaders for both Hypergrid and Halcyon communities are identified.  Early plans for the organizing committee are presented.  Objective: Promote improvements for everyone in the OpenSim-Hypergrid community
  • Don Smith --Lead organizer
  • Steve Franklin Moses-Halcyon liaison
  • You?  --Where do you fit in?
  • If you are in Moses-Halcyon, contact Steve Franklin
  • If you are in Hypergrid, contact Don Smith 
  • If you are in neither, contact me, Selby Evans, in a comment on this article.
  • OpenSim conference calls for proposals
  • DEMO: Directly accessible in a browser
  • Full Disclosure:  I am CEO of New Media Arts
  • After the break: Organizing Committee tasks and progress

  • (More after the break)
  • Where is Arcadia?

Metaverse events, current and upcoming


Organizing committee tasks and progress

  • Find a leader (Don Smith)
  • Gather names and contact info of people who would be interested in being on the OSHG development committee.  (In progress)
  • Or who would be willing to provide it with knowledgeable advice on call.
  • Identify some needed subcommittees for the organizing committee and people willing to head them.  (TBD)
  • Identify some needed subcommittees for the OS development committee and people willing to head them.  (TBD)
  • Develop a preliminary mission statement. (TBD)
  • Identify possible funding sources and develop a preliminary report on potential amounts.  (TBD)
  • People on the organizing committee may carry over to the development committee. 

Probable subcommittees for the Organizing Committee

  • These are to be committees with multiple members. Chairs are given in red.
  • Membership:  track and build membership for this committee (Don Smith).
  • Promotion:  Publicise the work, objectives, and needs of both committees (Selby Evans)
  • Plan for OS development committee and subcommittees (Don Smith).
  • Identify sources for OS development funding (Selby Evans)
  • Moses-Halcyon liaison (Steve Franklin)

Restatement of NMA need for development committee

General operating model

  • Preliminary plans for NMA support to OSHG development committee
  • OSHG Committee develops projects and provides concrete plans for execution and evaluation.
  • The planning, execution, and evaluation would be like the previous crowdfunding 
  • Crowdfunding OpenSim development. It works
  • The OSHG committee specifies a project, including evaluation, contractor, and cost.
  • NMA (or some other funding source) offers to fund that specific project.
  • NMA pays the contractor when the OSHG committee certifies that the project meets requirement and has been released to OpenSimulator or other open source outlet.
  • The OSHG committee may seek support from any source it chooses.
  • NMA may or may not choose to support a particular project.
  • NMA and the OSHG committee function as independent entities.
  • NMA can only support projects that will result in release of code to open source.
  • We hope that the OSHG committee will advance OSHG in many other ways.  

Important addresses


News and Notes


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          1. Hey! A committee I'm not on! How did that happen! (LOL) -- Maria

            1. You can be on it any time you want. Just let me know.

          2. Hi, I run a stand alone virtualdetroit and perform in OS. Would like to help. Casias Falta aka Paul Emery

            1. Thanks -- we are just organizing -- actually need someone to handle membership. Would you be interested?