July 9, 2020 Meeting

Meeting conducted at 09:00 Eastern / 14:00 UTC / 15:00 CET

U.S. Dial-in number: 408.915.6466
Meeting ID: 4569610770
Video: https://redhat.bluejeans.com/4569610770/


  • The June report is out. It was a huge month for us. Congratulations to everyone on our continued success.
  • @laura wants to know who did all this. No one is sure.
  • We celebrate anyway.

Project Updates

New logo and brand

  • We have a new logo and brand, and they are awesome!
  • We reviewed new brand standards.
  • @Bryan will ensure that our new branded fonts are linked in the. They are openly licensed and anyone can download and use.
  • @Bryan will request an ambassador-specific logo for community use.

Guide to Distributed Teamwork

  • The Open Organization Guide to Distributed Teamwork is now in “preview” and looking great.
  • @Bryan and @laura review progress-to-date.
  • @laura coordinated a writing sprint and it was super fun. We want to do it again.

Social media evolution

  • Social media evolution: We’re now live in our new home on Twitter, @OpenOrgProject.
  • @jenkelchner would like to spin up and manage a LinkedIn instance for us. She’s opened a discussion about it and is seeking feedback.

Evolving the OpenOrg Community series

  • @laura reports that the series is going well and we’re working on the next part.
  • Anyone can contribute to the article draft.

Ongoing discussions

  • @bcotton raised the issue of discontinuing use of openorg-list email list and centralizing all project communications on Discourse. We weren’t able to discuss this at the July meeting but will return to it.
  • @ronmcfarl is working on a three-part series on globalization and open organization principles throughout history. It’s roughly 8,000 words long at the moment.
  • @laura and @Bryan have been noodling on a new website and site architecture for theopenorganization.org, which is under heavy renovation. @Bryan suggests this new site should be a priority in July. @ronmcfarl would like that, too. @laura offers to host a sprint to stand up a new home page in July. She’s has kicked it off. Want to help? Please do.
  • Office hours: The website sprint will constitute this month’s office hour. @jenkelchner will consider hosting August’s office hour.