Date:Wednesday 10 Nov 1999
Venue:Dept. Computer Science, The University of Liverpool
Present:Fiona Nightingale (FN), Nigel Kirkwood (NK), Frans Coenen (FC), Martin Beer (MB)
SELECT CHAIRMAN/SECRETARY AND RECORD MEMBERS
Confirmed NK Chairman, Caroline Cooper Program Facilitator, FC Lead Academic MB Academic Supervisor (as per original proposal). FC to take minutes and act as secretary.£
Confirmed as per original proposal.
NK reported that a core "advanced proto-type" system is now in operation and undergoing evaluation at a "Beta site". However, this development will not effect the programme plan as contained in the proposal for the time being. Agreed that the project will proceed according to plan for at least the first three months after which a review will take place.
NK, FC and MB reported that a potential candidate for the associate post has been identified, Philip Rowlands (PR). PR has been made an informal offer which has been accepted; a formal offer letter will be sent out as soon as appropriate references have been received. Noted that the associate is likely to start on the first Monday of December.Regarding the associate's contract of employment FN reported the following:
This will involve changes to the standard University contract. FM advised that in the past such changes have been handled by Andrew Jones (AJ) at the TCS center. Agreed that NK will contact AJ regarding any desired changes to the standard contract.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS/CONFIDENTIALITY
Agreed that associate will sign the "Tachograph Non-disclosure Agreement". Collaboration agreement to be signed be NK and representative of the University.
FN advised on format of future meetings. FN circulated the following:
Noted that minutes of LMC are also to be sent to TCD c/o Julia Bottomly.
FN advised that budget reviews should comprise "what's been spent", "what's committed" and "what's left". FN circulated a "financial statement" proforma. Noted that the University Finance Department will supply necessary information (given sufficient time).
Approved (all) the purchase of a central server and related software at a cost amounting up to the entire equipment budget £6000.
Agreed (all) that any other equipment that my be required will be purchased directly by the company.
FN recommended that FC, MB and NK attend a "New Partners Workshop" and that the next work shop will take place on 6 December 1999. FC and MB commented that they will be unable to attend on that day. Agreed that NK will try to be present.
Next meeting of LMC, 14:00 Tuesday 25 January 2000 at the Department of Computer Science, The University of Liverpool.
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