Board Meeting, June 1st, 2004

Attending:

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

Absent:

  • Drew Streib

Invitees present:

  • Bdale Garbee
  • Bill Allombert
  • David Schleef
  • Drew Scott Daniels
  • Jonathan McDowell
  • Scott Dier

Agenda:

  1. Opening
  2. Roll call
  3. Approving minutes: March 2nd, May 4th
  4. Resolution 2004-06-01.dbg.1: Current Board Membership
  5. Annual general members meeting
  6. Resolution 2004-05-28.dbg.1: Expedited Meeting Minutes
  7. Date for next meeting

Recorder: Wichert Akkerman (Secretary)

SPI board meeting, June 1, 2004, meeting opened: 19:05 UTC, meeting closed: 19:51 UTC.

Approving minutes: March 2nd, May 4th

Bruce moved to accept the minutes for the March 2nd May 4th board meetings as submitted by the secretary. Ean called for a vote:

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

The minutes were accepted with nine votes in favour, none against and one abstention.

Resolution 2004-06-01.dbg.1: Current Board Membership

Ean asked if anyone had comments on this resolution. Nobody had comments so Ean called for a vote:

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

The resolution is accepted unanimously.

Branded suggested using this resolution to remind Drew Streib about his board membership and the board should invite him to resign if he can not fulfil his commitment. Wichert said he already intended to talk to Drew since he has not attended three meetings in a row and thus already failed the attendance policy.

Annual general members meeting

David withdrew 2004-05-28.dbg.2 in favour of 2004-05-28.dbg.2.iwj.1. Branden, Jimmy, Mako and Wichert second 2004-05-28.dbg.2.iwj.1 and a vote is called for:

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

The resolution is accepted unanimously.

Resolution 2004-05-28.dbg.1: Expedited Meeting Minutes

Ian had noticed an inconsistency: in one place logs were considered to be minutes while in another place they were only a stand in. Joey also noticed that irc logs were not marked as interim minutes. Ian proposed an amendment to fix these two errors, which was accepted and a vote was called for the new resolution 2004-05-28.dbg.1.iwj.1:

Branden in favour
Bruce in favour
David in favour
Ean in favour
Ian in favour
Jimmy in favour
Joey against
John in favour
Mako in favour
Wichert in favour

The resolution was accepted with nine votes in favour and one against.

Date for next meeting

David asked if the question of board member election would be addressed at the meeting. Ean thought it would require more discussion and he did not want to drop it on everyone right before the meeting. Jimmy suggested that it be dealt with via email or at the next board meeting, to which David agreed but added he would like to resolve it by email so it would be resolved before the July meeting. Wichert said that anyone could suggest this as an agenda item in which case it would have to be addressed.

As the by-laws dictate the annual general members meeting (AGM) will be on July 1st. Mako noticed that that conflicts with USENIX where he would be giving a talk at that date. David added it also conflicts with Canada day. Wichert noted that the date is set by the by-laws and can not be changed.

Ean suggested combining the AGM and the regular next board meeting. Ian suggested having the regular meeting thirty minutes before the AGM so the board could prepare. Wichert proposed having the board meeting at the standard time of 19:00 UTC and the AGM at 20:00 UTC. After some discussion this proposal was accepted.