Board Meeting, November 11th, 2003

Attending:

  • Benj. Mako Hill
  • Bruce Perens
  • Drew Streib
  • Ean Schuessler
  • Ian Jackson
  • Martin 'Joey' Schulze
  • Wichert Akkerman

Absent with regrets:

  • John Goerzen

Invitees present:

  • Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho
  • David Graham
  • Greg Pomerantz
  • Jimmy Kaplowitz
  • Michelle Ribeiro
  • Otavio Salvador
  • Peter Palfrader

Agenda:

  1. Opening
  2. Roll call
  3. Approving minutes from previous meetings
  4. Debian trademark Brazil
  5. Date for next meeting

Recorder:

The following minutes were adopted (as written at the time) by the Board of Directors on September 7th, 2004:

SPI board meeting, November 11, 2003, meeting opened: 19:04 UTC, meeting closed: 19:30 UTC.

Approving minutes from previous meetings

Vote to approve the minutes of the October 14 meeting minutes:

Bruce in favour
Drew in favour
Ean in favour
Ian in favour
Mako in favour
Wichert in favour

The minutes are accepted with six votes in favour and none against.

Debian trademark Brazil

As a result of the work of the trademark committee Mako proposed resolutions 2003-11-11.bmh.1, which regulates the registration of Debian trademarks in Brazil, and 2003-11-11.bmh.2, which regulates actions to gain control over the debian.com.br domain.

As Wichert had already remarked in email there is no acknowledgement from the Debian Project Leader. Ian proposed to amend 2003-11-11.bmh.1 to add a clause to require DPL approval and add a spending limit of $700. Nobody objected to this amendment and a vote is called for:

Bruce in favour
Drew in favour
Ean in favour
Ian in favour
Mako in favour
Wichert in favour

Jimmy Kaplowitz noted that the resolution calls for trademarking the official logo which is only used rarely and not well known. Wichert added he would like to change that since trademarking the rarely used official logo is in his opinion not very useful and proposed to amend the resolution to allow the DPL to choose the logo to be trademarked. Nobody objects to the amendment.

Drew was concerned that the proposed resolution 2003-11-11.bmh.1 was unclear about possible expenses and could authorise a civil suit for which SPI would be billed. Ian proposed an amendment that adds a clause that restricts the possible expenses for legal action to $100 subject to approval of the Debian Project Leader. Nobody objects to the amendment and a vote is called:

Bruce in favour
Drew in favour
Ean in favour
Ian in favour
Joey in favour
Mako in favour
Wichert in favour

The resolution is accepted with seven votes in favour and none against.

Date for next meeting

The date for the next meeting is set at December 2, 19:00 UTC.