Board Meeting, March 2nd, 2004

Attending:

  • Benj. Mako Hill
  • Branden Robinson
  • Bruce Perens
  • David Graham
  • Ean Schuessler
  • Ian Jackson
  • Jimmy Kaplowitz
  • John Goerzen
  • Martin 'Joey' Schulze

Absent:

  • Drew Streib

Absent with regrets:

  • Wichert Akkerman

Agenda:

  1. Opening
  2. Roll call
  3. Approving minutes for previous meeting
  4. Update from members committee
  5. Branden's reappointment
  6. Suspension of by-laws vote
  7. wxWidgets
  8. Date for next meeting
  9. Closing

Recorder: Wichert Akkerman (Secretary)

SPI board meeting, March 2, 2004, meeting opened: 19:30 UTC, meeting closed: 19:58 UTC.

Approving minutes for previous meeting

Ean called for a vote to accept the minutes for the January meeting as posted to the board list by Wichert:

Bruce in favour
David in favour
Ean in favour
Ian abstains
Joey in favour
John abstains
Mako abstains

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

Update from members committee

Since no report was filed this agenda item was postponed.

Branden's reappointment

Resolution 2004-01-06.jrk.1.br.1 replaced Branden Robinson with Jimmy Kaplowitz as treasurer but did not explicitly remove Branden from the board of directors. Ean declared that as president he was willing to accept legal responsibility for allowing Branden on the board until elections can be held for his position. David proposed resolution 2004-03-02.db1.1 to appoint Branden to the board of directors as an interim member until the next annual meeting. Ian seconded the motion and Ean called for a vote:

Branden abstains
Bruce in favour
David in favour
Ean in favour
Ian in favour
Jimmy in favour
Joey abstains
John in favour
Mako in favour

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

Suspension of by-laws vote

Since SPI's legal council noticed some possible problems with the proposed new by-laws Branden proposed resolution 2004.03.02.meeting.1 to suspend the active by-laws vote until legal counsel has fully reviewed the proposals. Ean called for a vote:

Branden abstains
Bruce in favour
David in favour
Ean in favour
Ian in favour
Jimmy in favour
Joey in favour
John abstains
Mako in favour

The resolution is accepted with eight votes in favour and none against. Ean asked who will take the lead in working with Chris Rourk to review and reintroduce the by-laws changes. David promised the by-laws committee would take care of this.

wxWidgets

Ian proposed resolution 2004-03-02.iwj.1 to adopt the wxWidgets project. Mako asked if anyone would volunteer as a contact person for wxWidgets until they knew their way around SPI and added he would be happy to do this himself. Ean called for a vote:

Branden abstains
Bruce in favour
David in favour
Ean in favour
Ian in favour
Jimmy in favour
Joey in favour
John abstains
Mako in favour

The resolution is accepted with eight votes in favour and none against. Bruce asked who would contact wxWidgets. Mako said he would contact them.

Date for next meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for April 6, 19:00 UTC.