2018 End of Year Update

Sahana Software Foundation had its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 5th, 2018 via a 3-hour long conference call. Approximately a dozen people participated.

At the beginning of the call I, as SSF President, presented a report about last year’s activities. That report is embedded below and also accessible at this link.

The report contains lots of good information about the progress being made by the Sahana EDEN, Sahana Research and Action and SSF Operations projects.

The main question I wanted the community and board to consider and discuss during the call was whether we should design our strategy and operational stance towards maintaining the organization’s longevity, investing deeply in current projects, or growing by bringing new humanitarian open source projects into the SSF.

The general consensus emerged that while organizational longevity is important, we should invest in our current projects and do some, but not too much, work reaching out to other humanitarian open source projects and exploring whether it would make sense for them to join the SSF.

The AGM also resulted in some minor changes to the organization’s officers. Devin Balkind continues as president and Martin Thomsen continues as chair. Mark Prutsalis, who is a former SSF CEO, is now our treasurer and Nuwan Waidyanatha is now our secretary.

If you have any questions you’d like to address to the board, please email us at board[at]sahanafoundation.org or fill out our contact form.

Thank you and I look forward to serving the SSF and its community for another year.

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