Christian Technology Foundation

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Proposal for an organization to support open and collaborative development of technology that can be used by Christian orgs for free or at very low cost

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Christian Technology Foundation

  1. 1. Christian Technology Foundation<br />Proposal <br />
  2. 2. Founding Principles<br />Provide environment for collaboration and communication to facilitate software development<br />Provide a legal entity to shelter members from legal action<br />Provide high-quality, secure technology to Christ-centered organizations<br />
  3. 3. Organization<br />Membership is required<br />Technology is organized into projects<br />By-Laws provide public accountability<br />Board Governance<br />Board is elected by membership<br />Board elects chair<br />Board approves new projects<br />Board defines standards<br />Standards are submitted to the membership for approval<br />
  4. 4. Membership Roles<br />User<br />Can use any of the projects subject to the licensing agreement<br />Developer / Committer<br />Builds software to be used by foundation members<br />Project Administrator<br />Responsible for overall health and direction of project<br />Board member<br />Provides oversight of all projects, approve new projects<br />Board Chair / President<br />Nominated by board members<br />Runs all meetings <br />
  5. 5. Licensing<br />Technology is licensed under the Non-Profit Open Source License (http://www.opensource.org/licenses/NOSL3.0.html )<br />Developers relinquish ownership of all intellectual property submitted to the foundation<br />
  6. 6. Individual Project Structure<br />Submitted / initiated by member organizations<br />Multiple developers / committers is ideal for a given project<br />Each project has its own community to facilitate communication<br />Mailing lists ( public / private )<br />Forums, etc<br />
  7. 7. Consulting Organization<br />Assists membership with expert resources on uses of technology at reduced rates<br />Specification / requirements gathering<br />Project management<br />Determination of applicability to wider membership<br />Develops new technology as required and / or finds the best applications in the marketplace to suit the requirements<br />Mapping, mobility, social network integrations as examples<br />
  8. 8. Questions / Comments<br />
  9. 9. Thank You! <br />Scott Barstow (@scottbarstow)<br />sbarstow@gmail.com<br />

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