LDraw.org Steering Committee Summary

The 2013/2014 LDraw Steering Committee (SteerCo)

comprises Chris Dee, Michael Heidemann, Orion Pobursky, Max Martin Richter and Willy Tschager.

Read on if you are interested in some details about the 2013/2014 SteerCo. Different from previous governing bodies the current SteerCo has no chairman or a unofficial or hidden leader. The member that puts an issue for discussion, takes the lead on the topic. This includes calling for input, writing summaries, trying to reach a common agreement, keeping the discussion going if a standstill is noticed, calling for a final vote and eventually announcing the result on the forums and LDraw's homepage.

This is a list of issues the 2013/2014 SteerCo has agreed on:

The 2012/2013 LDraw Steering Committee (SteerCo)

comprises Chris Dee, Tim Gould, Orion Pobursky, Willy Tschager and Scott Wardlaw.

This is a list of issues the 2012/2013 SteerCo has agreed on:

  • 2013-02-21 Voted down the relicensing of the LDraw Parts Library form the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license to CC-BY 3.0 license as proposed by a Debian Developer
  • 2013-02-05 Voted a change to the Policies and Procedures which tied the membership procedure to a specific technical procedure
  • 2013-01-14 Formulated a reply to the CORE Developers Team in regard of the possibility of commercial use of the LDraw editor and LDraw parts library
  • 2012-11-17 Assigned the JJMA to Steffen Lohse
  • 2012-11-12 Added "Appropriate linking" to Policies and Procedures
  • 2012-11-11 Created a page with example HTML code for appropriate linking to the LDraw library
  • 2012-08-02 Gained permission to Tim Gould to act as a LDraw spokesman for a LAML interview 
  • 2012-07-31 Invert sections 3 and 4 of Policies and Procedures
  • 2012-07-25 Integrate the various LDraw Guidelines in the LDraw.org Policies And Procedures
  • 2012-05-?? Allow the possibility of a texture mapping extension subject to LDraw Standards Committee decision.

The 2011/2012 LDraw Steering Committee (SteerCo)

comprises Kevin Clague, Chris Dee, Orion Pobursky, Willy Tschager and Scott Wardlaw.

This is a list of issues the 2011/2012 SteerCo has agreed on:

  • 2011-12-17 Change to the LSC charter
  • 2011-12-14 Formulated LDraw guideline: The use of the name "LDraw" in LDraw related programs
  • 2011-12-01 James Jessiman Memorial Award for 2011 awarded to Travis Cobbs
  • 2011-11-30 Formulated LDraw guidelines: When charging for a program
  • 2011-08-18 Appointed Scott Wardlaw as official LDraw Colormaster
  • 2011-08-23 Streamlined the review process for Physical_Colour parts
  • 2011-09-02 Agreed to switch the Parts Tracker renderer from LDGlite to LDview
  • 2011-09-03 Agreed to add a parts wishlist to the LDraw Parts Tracker
  • 2011-09-03 Agreed that LDraw should not compromise on quality and keep the current parts reviewing process as it is. It is the believe that the the "Needs work" clause leaves enough room for mock-ups and the like.
  • 2011-10-17 Agreed to allow "LEGO Digital Designer" as a surrogate author

The 2010/2011 LDraw Steering Committee (SteerCo)

comprises Kevin Clague, Travis Cobbs, Chris Dee, Tore Eriksson and Michael Heidemann.

The 2009/2010 LDraw Steering Committee (SteerCo)

comprises Kevin Clague, Chris Dee, Michael Heidemann, Orion Pobursky and Willy Tschager

This is a list of issues the 2009/2010 LDraw Steering Committee (SteerCo) has agreed on:

  • 2009-12-12 Assigned the James Jessiman Memorial Award 2009
  • 2009-10-30 Started discussion about a new CMS for the website
  • 2009-07-06 Elaborated a policy on what kind of links to external websites should be listed on LDraw.org
  • 2009-06-04 Ran the election for the LDraw LEGO Ambassador candidates and presented them to the company
  • 2009-03-30 Rejected the request to host Datsville at LDraw.org

The 2008/2009 LDraw Steering Committee (SteerCo)

comprises Chris Dee, Tim Gould, Michael Heidemann, Orion Pobursky and Willy Tschager

This is a list of issues the 2008/2009 LDraw Steering Committee (Steerco) has agreed on:

  • 2009-01-20 Agreement to grant Larry Pieniazek Adminship for the LDraw Wiki
  • 2009-01-10 Assigned the James Jessiman Memorial Award 2008
  • 2008-09-17 Released a document about LDraw.org's position on the copyright of rendered images
  • 2009-09-02 Agreed to link the article "Preserving the Integrity of the LDraw name" directly from the home page
  • 2008-07-07 Agreed to grant Tim Gould and Willy Tschager part header editing right at the PT
  • 2008-06-29 Voted down a proposal which defined that issues regarding content and packaging of the LDraw Parts Library are SteerCo territory.
  • 2008-06-29 Agreed to nominate all SteerCo members to equally share each of the roles of Treasurer, Secretary and Chairperson.
  • 2008-05-24 Run the election for the LDraw LEGO Ambassador candidates and presented them to the company

The 2007/2008 LDraw Steering Committee (SteerCo)

comprises Chris Dee, Tim Gould, Michael Heidemann, Orion Pobursky and Willy Tschager

This is a list of issues the 2007/2008 LDraw Steering Committee (Steerco) has agreed on:

  • 2008-01-17 Agreed that it is not desirable to have ads at the website
  • 2007-12-20 Assigned the James Jessiman Memorial Award 2007
  • 2007-10-31 Agreed to reword the LSC eligibility
  • 2007-10-27 Agreed that Travis Cobbs should investigate if LDView can substitute LDGlite as PT render engine.
  • 2007-09-14 Agreement to add exceptional criteria for LSC eligibility in the event that no Official LDraw Parts Update has been released within a year.
  • 2007-09-14 Agreement to set up Brickshelf/Flickr accounts in order to promote the MOTM contest.
  • 2007-08-27 Released the L(EGO)Draw parts obtained after two years negotiations with TLG.
  • 2007-08-25 Worded the announcement for the L(EGO)Draw parts.
  • 2007-07-31 Worded the text for the second CA-complaint All-In-One-Installer dialog.
  • 2007-07-31 Worded the text for the first CA-complaint All-In-One-Installer dialog.
  • 2007-06-21 Rejected a proposal to change the current default location for the All-In-One-Installer.
  • 2007-06-15 Worked out the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of James Jessiman's passing.
  • 2007-05-30 Worded the text for the Contributor Agreement (CA) "Readme" files.
  • 2007-05-05 Agreement to set up a LDraw/wiki as well as to investigate if there are better CMS solutions than the current PostNuke.
  • 2007-04-08 Voted down a proposal to update the design of the JJMA plaque.

The 2006/2007 LDraw Steering Committee (SteerCo)

comprises Kevin L. Clague, Chris Dee, Tore Eriksson, Tim Gould and Willy Tschager

This is a list of issues the 2006/2007 Steerco has agreed on:

  • 2007-02-19 Proposed a motion to the community about the accountability of Ldraw's key position.
  • 2007-02-02 Proposed a second draft of the Parts Library License and ReadMe files to the community
  • 2007-01-20 Agreement to add a Paypal donation button to the frontpage to support our host Peeron.com
  • 2006-12-16 Agreement with the PT Admins upon the appointment of a third PT Admin
  • 2006-12-14 Assigned the James Jessiman Memorial Award 2006
  • 2006-11-04 Proposed a draft of the Parts Library License and ReadMe files to the community
  • 2006-10-10 Use of the LDraw name on a poster printed by LEGO
  • 2006-10-03 Proposed a motion to the community to move the LSC elections from July to October.
  • 2006-09-03 Statement on the parts release delay in prospect of the Contributer Agreement.
  • 2006-08-27 Agreement upon a request by Orion Pobursky to set up a sourceforge project for all the LDraw specific website modules as well as the OMR - Official model repository
  • 2006-07-24 Official position on LDraw's future in light of LDD.
  • 2006-07-08 Agreement upon a new policy for PT held parts. Have a look at the LUGNET post.
  • 2006-06-21 Agreement upon the update of the Contact us page.
  • 2006-06-08 Agreement to forward a proposal to the LDraw.org Standards Committee (LSC) for changes in the LDraw file header to better support the Contributor Agreement.