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Open gen webinar 122810

  1. 1. OpenGen.org Alliance Meeting • December 28, 2010
  2. 2. Housekeeping – OpenGen Webinar1 •  Webinar Housekeeping •  This webinar is being recorded •  Recording will be available at OpenGen.org tomorrow afternoon •  BaseCamp Writeboard as Reference for this Webinar •  “December 28 Working Session” •  A list of webinar attendees will be included in the slides published at the close of the call •  The webinar slides will be posted at SlideShare following the webinar, and commenting will be enabled •  Comments and questions are welcome during the call •  Please use the G2W tools to pose questions, raise hands, or chat with members during the webinar. •  Questions: Ask written questions to the presenters using this dialogue •  Raise your hand: Request permission to speak directly to the group via your voice connection •  Chat: Offer comments/questions to the entire audience or a specific member
  3. 3. Agenda2 •  OpenGen Update •  File Format •  Defficiencies with current standards •  Prioritize solution •  Roadmap •  Open Discussion •  Next Meeting
  4. 4. Update3 •  Slides from last webinar on SlideShare •  Membership Update •  Currently 37 members signed up •  Gliffy Data Model now Public
  5. 5. File Format4 •  Current Standard (GEDCOM) Deficiencies •  Ambiguity •  Incompleteness •  Inelegance •  Need to Solve Ambiguity and Incompleteness •  Lossless data exchange •  Complete data preservation •  Need to Solve Inelegance •  Developer & software vendor happiness •  Data preservation
  6. 6. File Format (cont)5 •  Prioritize Solution •  Developers & software vendors matter •  Increased adoption •  More participation in OpenGen •  Conclusion portion of GEDCOM implemented first •  Many applications only support this •  Provides the most value in the shortest time •  Easy to add the below •  Evidence/sources •  More data including social media •  Revision history •  Research data and opinions implemented last
  7. 7. Roadmap6 Task Date First Draft of File Format Early 2011 Open Source Translator (GEDCOM + 1) Mid 2011 Second Draft of File Format (evidence) Late 2011 Revised Open Source Translators (3) Early 2012 Third Draft of File Format (more complete) Mid 2012 Revised Open Source Translators Mid 2012
  8. 8. Open Discussion7 Be Candid – No Limitations •  Comparison of existing Data Models •  First Draft •  What’s feasible and what to include
  9. 9. Next Meeting8 The next scheduled meeting for OpenGen is: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1:00 p.m. PST / 4:00 p.m. EST / 9:00 p.m. UTC GoToWebinar details will be available at OpenGen.org
  10. 10. Participant Summary – OpenGen Webinar9 Participants for the webinar included: •  Andrew Hatchett Retired •  Doug Blank Gramps •  GeneJ Composer Family Historian / BetterGEDCOM •  Jimmy Zimmerman FamilySearch •  Louis Kessler Behold Genealogy •  Rysa Pitner AppleTree.com / OpenGen.org •  Scott Mueller AppleTree.com / OpenGen.org •  Tamura Jones Independent Consultant / Computer Scientist

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