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  • Dgroups Update
    • Presented to SDC in Bern
    • March 2009
    • Peter Ballantyne and Maarten Boers
  • Dgroups mid 2008
  • Dgroups early 2009
  • When ict4d was young!
  • Dgroups partnership 2002
  • 2009
  • Groups to migration
  • Users to migration
  • 2006 Roadmap
    • Guarantee the stability and security of the current platform .
    • Decide on technical hosting of the current platform .
    • Extend and reinforce the administrator community .
    • Decide on management mechanisms .
    • Re-design the governance structure .
    • Decide on legal governance entity .
    • Create prototype web 2.0 architecture .
  • 2007 Tech Study
    • Own platform versus Google (yahoo)
    • Drupal/sympa prototype at bellanet
    • Collated specs
    • Concerns for privacy with ‘google’ type solution
    • Recommended to develop own platform
    • Notion of community of communities
  • 2008 Tech Developments
    • D1 Platform & support: from IDRC to IGLOO (via dgroups)
    • New platform: to be open
    • Architecture: from platform to plugins
    • Communities: more horizontal support and learning
    • Tech session to brainstorm options and form planning and migration team
  • 2008 Build and Migrate
    • 2008
      • Develop and issue RFP for new platform and migration
      • Shortlist of 3 providers
      • WA Research contracted
    • 2009
      • Migration complete (13 feb), D1 closedown
      • Active groups / legacy groups
      • Email functionality √
      • Usability ?
      • Help and support provisions ?
  • Evolution: apps inside ‘ our’ files mail lists ‘ our’ calendar ‘ our’ links dashboard
  • ‘ our’ files mail lists ‘ our’ calendar ‘ our’ links dashboard Evolution: mail list at core
  • mail lists dashboard Evolution: mail the heart of D2
  • mail lists dashboard ‘ our’ other apps Dashboard blogs wikis rss photos tags events ‘ our’ links ‘ our’ files Evolution: apps to plug in search
  • Org Developments
    • Governance: to be independent
      • Jan 2007: Executive Committee
      • Jan 2009: Foundation established
      • Apr 2009: Partnership meeting
    • Management: from IDRC to ICCO
      • Euforic ‘coordination’
      • Platform from IGLOO to WA Research
  • Foundation board delegated management eg technology & support eg training & outreach eg admin & finance member member member member member group admin group admin group admin group admin group admin group admin group admin WA research support peer support
  • To Do List
    • Platform (1.5) build completion, usability and functions
    • Support contract with WA Research
    • Peer 2 Peer support provisions and Help
    • Platform (2.0) further developments
    • Board elections and governance decisions
    • Management and coordination mechanisms
    • Member <-> Dgroups Foundation agreements ($$ plus rights and responsibilities, some legals)