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Dgroups Update, March 2009


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Presentation on Dgroups to SDC, March 2009

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Dgroups Update, March 2009

  1. 1. Dgroups Update <ul><li>Presented to SDC in Bern </li></ul><ul><li>March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Ballantyne and Maarten Boers </li></ul>
  2. 2. Dgroups mid 2008
  3. 3. Dgroups early 2009
  4. 4. When ict4d was young!
  5. 5. Dgroups partnership 2002
  6. 6. 2009
  7. 7. Groups to migration
  8. 8. Users to migration
  9. 9. 2006 Roadmap <ul><li>Guarantee the stability and security of the current platform . </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on technical hosting of the current platform . </li></ul><ul><li>Extend and reinforce the administrator community . </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on management mechanisms . </li></ul><ul><li>Re-design the governance structure . </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on legal governance entity . </li></ul><ul><li>Create prototype web 2.0 architecture . </li></ul>
  10. 10. 2007 Tech Study <ul><li>Own platform versus Google (yahoo) </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal/sympa prototype at bellanet </li></ul><ul><li>Collated specs </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns for privacy with ‘google’ type solution </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended to develop own platform </li></ul><ul><li>Notion of community of communities </li></ul>
  11. 11. 2008 Tech Developments <ul><li>D1 Platform & support: from IDRC to IGLOO (via dgroups) </li></ul><ul><li>New platform: to be open </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture: from platform to plugins </li></ul><ul><li>Communities: more horizontal support and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Tech session to brainstorm options and form planning and migration team </li></ul>
  12. 12. 2008 Build and Migrate <ul><li>2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop and issue RFP for new platform and migration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shortlist of 3 providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WA Research contracted </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Migration complete (13 feb), D1 closedown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active groups / legacy groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email functionality √ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usability ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help and support provisions ? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Evolution: apps inside ‘ our’ files mail lists ‘ our’ calendar ‘ our’ links dashboard
  14. 14. ‘ our’ files mail lists ‘ our’ calendar ‘ our’ links dashboard Evolution: mail list at core
  15. 15. mail lists dashboard Evolution: mail the heart of D2
  16. 16. mail lists dashboard ‘ our’ other apps Dashboard blogs wikis rss photos tags events ‘ our’ links ‘ our’ files Evolution: apps to plug in search
  17. 17. Org Developments <ul><li>Governance: to be independent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jan 2007: Executive Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jan 2009: Foundation established </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apr 2009: Partnership meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Management: from IDRC to ICCO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Euforic ‘coordination’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Platform from IGLOO to WA Research </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. To Do List <ul><li>Platform (1.5) build completion, usability and functions </li></ul><ul><li>Support contract with WA Research </li></ul><ul><li>Peer 2 Peer support provisions and Help </li></ul><ul><li>Platform (2.0) further developments </li></ul><ul><li>Board elections and governance decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Management and coordination mechanisms </li></ul><ul><li>Member <-> Dgroups Foundation agreements ($$ plus rights and responsibilities, some legals) </li></ul>