Present: Pere, Daniel, Frank, Graeme, Michel, Pete, Andrea
Apologies: Torre, Dario
Michel had a long chat with Matteo Cacciari, one of the leaders from the Fastjet project. The project would benefit of a communication forum and direct help on advanced technical topics. He is supportive of the idea of different membership status, even though he agrees with the pragmatic approach proposed and the single “startup member” status to start. The visibility given to the project by HSF would be also interesting, although this applies more to less established projects. Discussion: This role of support, consultancy and helping on the long-term maintenance has been mentioned in WPs. It is not obvious from where the resources will come. Pete claims that there are other ways of achieving the same by engaging collaborators to the project.
Graeme has contacted the providers of HepForce. Not a very positive initial feedback since they see very little concrete actions proposed, which is fair since we are just defining the role the HFS should have. Some minor incorrectness has been found of the web information. They are welcome to participate to workshop at SLAC.
Pete has contacted Brian Behlendorf, one of the original authors of the Apache web server and principal architect of the Apache Foundation. We will try to invite him to the workshop to present about the process of forming the Apache foundation.
Last week Torre and Pere got an invitation to write a letter of support for an EU project proposal under the Future Emerging Technologies call H2020-FETHPC-1-2014 with deadline 25.11.2014. Discussion:
The pre-announcement has been forwarded to many mailing lists. We hope we have reach a large portion of the community.