Board Meeting, November 9th, 2004

Attending:

  • Bdale Garbee (bdale)
  • Branden Robinson (Overfiend)
  • David Graham (cdlu) (Secretary)
  • Ian Jackson (IanJackson)
  • Jimmy Kaplowitz (Hydroxide) (Treasurer)
  • John Georzen (CosmicRay) (President)
  • Martin Schulze (Joey-)

Absent:

  • Benjamin Mako Hill (Vice President)

Absent with regrets:

  • Bruce Perens

Invitees present:

  • Drew Scott Daniels (mlots)
  • Jonathan McDowell (Noodles)
  • MJ Ray (slef)
  • Michael Schultheiss (schultmc)

Agenda:

  1. Opening
  2. Roll call
  3. President's update
  4. Treasurer's report
  5. Outstanding minutes
  6. Resolution 2004-10-16.iwj.1, amendment 2004-10-18.dbg.1
  7. Resolution 2004-10-15.dbg.1: Non-Meeting Voting
  8. Resolution 2004-10-16.dbg.1: Committee Framework
  9. Resolution 2004-10-28.dbg.1: Treasurer's Budget
  10. Deferred: GNUstep
  11. Deferred: OpenC++
  12. Web site updates
  13. Next meeting

Recorder: David Graham (Secretary)

The following minutes were adopted by the Board of Directors at their meeting on December 7th, 2004.

Meeting opened at 19:00 UTC on November 9th, 2004 and took place in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org.

President's update

John Goerzen states:

"You may have noticed the meeting notice I sent out recently. We have not been following Article Four of our bylaws very closely, where meetings other than quarterly meetings or annual meetings must be called specially by the President or two Board members. I'll be doing my best to do that, and will be sending these notices to spi-general, since it's probably the closest thing we have to something that gets all contributing members alerted."

Quarterly meetings are January, April, July, and September.

Treasurer's report

No Treasurer's Report was available, however the following was discussed:

Jimmy Kaplowitz informs the board that the First IB account is not yet open. American Express has also not closed our bank account with them at this time.

Branden Robinson gives our account balances as $238.27 and $4759.43. The amount of our savings account is not given.

Ian Jackson requests that the Treasurer delivers a written Treasurer's report to the board 7 days in advance of the next meeting.

Outstanding minutes

Minutes of October 5th, 2004:

Due to a requirement of the First Internet Bank's business policy, it is decided that the minutes for October 5th should include the text of the First IB corporate resolution.

On the motion, to approve the Oct. 5, 2004, minutes with the text of the FirstIB resolutions appended:

Jimmy Kaplowitz Yes
David Graham Yes
Branden Robinson Yes
John Goerzen Yes
Ian Jackson Yes
Martin Schulze Yes
Bdale Garbee Yes

The minutes for October 5th, 2004, are approved, as amended, by a vote of 7 in favour, with none against.

Resolution 2004-10-16.iwj.1, amendment 2004-10-18.dbg.1:

There is no discussion. A vote on the amendment proceeds:

Branden Robinson Yes
David Graham Yes
John Goerzen Yes
Jimmy Kaplowitz Yes
Bdale Garbee No
Martin Schulze No
Ian Jackson No

Amendment 2004-10-18.dbg.1 is passed with 4 votes in favour to 3 votes against.

Resolution 2004-10-16.iwj.1, as amended:

The vote proceeds on Resolution 2004-10-16.iwj.1, with no further discussion, as amended:

Branden Robinson Yes
David Graham Yes
John Goerzen Yes
Jimmy Kaplowitz Yes
Bdale Garbee No
Martin Schulze No
Ian Jackson No

Resolution 2004-01-16.iwj.1, as amended, is passed with 4 votes in favour to 3 votes against.

Resolution 2004-10-15.dbg.1: Non-Meeting Voting:

There is no discussion prior to voting. A vote on the resolution proceeds:

David Graham Yes
John Goerzen Yes
Branden Robinson Yes
Martin Schulze Yes
Ian Jackson No
Jimmy Kaplowitz Abstain
Bdale Garbee Did not vote

Resolution 2004-10-15.dbg.1 is passed by a vote of 4 in favour, 1 against, 1 abstention.

Ian Jackson states that he views the resolution as a vote to be sued by a disgruntled board member.

Jimmy Kaplowitz states that he abstains based on his concern over the resolution meets legalities.

Branden Robinson points out that if there is a problem found with the legalities, the resolution can be voided.

2004-10-16.dbg.1: Committee Framework:

There is no discussion. A vote on the resolution proceeds:

Ian Jackson Yes
John Goerzen Yes
David Graham Yes
Jimmy Kaplowitz Yes
Branden Robinson Yes
Martin Schulze Yes
Bdale Garbee Yes

Resolution 2004-10-16.dbg.1 passes with 7 in favour and none opposed.

2004-10-28.dbg.1: Treasurer's Budget:

There is no discussion. A vote on the resolution proceeds:

Ian Jackson Yes
John Goerzen Yes
David Graham Yes
Jimmy Kaplowitz Yes
Branden Robinson Yes
Martin Schulze Yes
Bdale Garbee Yes

Resolution 2004-10-28.dbg.1 passes with 7 in favour and none opposed.

Items 10, GNUstep, and 11, OpenC++ are deferred.

Web site updates

David Graham seeks web site admins to bring SPI's web site up to date.

Peter Palfrader (weasel, unregistered) states that Josip Rodin is the web site maintainer.

Next meeting

The next meeting is set for December 7th, 2004 at 19:00 UTC.

Appendix A: Current Board Membership

Date electedName Role
[2003-03-11]John Goerzen President
[2003-03-11]Benjamin Mako HillVice President
[2003-11-29]David Graham Secretary
[2004-02-20]Jimmy Kaplowitz Treasurer
[2004-07-29]Bdale Garbee  
[2004-07-29]Branden Robinson  
[2003-11-29]Ian Jackson  
[2003-03-11]Bruce Perens  
[2003-11-29]Martin "Joey" Schulze  

Appendix B: Approved Resolutions

Appendix C: Meeting Log

For the meeting log, please see the original minutes in the mailing list archive.