Board Meeting, April 18th 2006

Board members present

  • John Goerzen (CosmicRay) (President)
  • Benj. Mako Hill (mako) (Vice-President)
  • David Graham (cdlu) (Secretary)
  • Branden Robinson (Overfiend)
  • Ian Jackson (IanJackson)
  • Bdale Garbee (bdale)
  • Martin Schulze (Joey)

Board members absent with regrets

  • Jimmy Kaplowitz (Hydroxide) (Treasurer)

Board members absent

  • Bruce Perens (BrucePerens)

Registered guests present

  • Bill Allombert (yp17)
  • MJ Ray (slef)
  • Neil McGovern (Maulkin)
  • Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta (agi)
  • Michael Schultheiss (schultmc)

Agenda

  1. Opening
  2. Roll call
  3. President's report (John Goerzen)
  4. Treasurer's report (Jimmy Kaplowitz)
  5. Outstanding minutes
    • Annual meeting: July 1st, 2005 (log only)
    • July 26th, 2005 (log only)
    • August 16th, 2005 (log only)
    • October 4th, 2005 (log only)
    • October 18th, 2005 (log only)
    • November 15th, 2005 (log only)
    • December 13th, 2005 (log only)
    • March 21st, 2006 (log only)
  6. Items up for discussion:
    1. Resolution 2006-04-03.jfsp.1 (See below)
    2. Resolution 2006-04-17.jpg.1 (See below)
    3. Resolution 2006-04-18.br.1: Ameriprise Financial Accounts
    4. New DPL
    5. Tax filing and book keeping status - filing for 2006? (Jimmy)
    6. Appendix items (Josh Berkus)
    7. Website rebuild?
  7. Next board meeting: Tuesday, May 16th, 2006 (John Goerzen)

Recorder: David Graham

These are the draft minutes for the April 18th, 2006 SPI Board meeting, held at 19:00 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org.

President's report

No president's update tabled.

Treasurer's report

No treasurer's report tabled.

Outstanding minutes

No minutes tabled.

Spanish Trademark

This item is deferred pending legal advice and further details from our Spanish contacts.

PostgreSQL Conference

Resolution 2006-04-17.jpg.1: PostgreSQL Conference Insurance

Amendment 2006-04-18.iwj.1 to 2006-04-17.jpg.1:

"para (2) be modified as follows: firstly, strike and directed'. Secondly, beforecontractual', insert `reasonable'."

Ian Jackson:yes
Martin Schulze:yes
Benj. Mako Hill:yes
David Graham:no
John Goerzen:abstain
Branden Robinson:abstain
Bdale Garbee:abstain

Amendment passes: Yes: 3, No: 1, Abstain: 3

Resolution 2006-04-17.jpg.1: PostgreSQL Conference Insurance (as amended)

Ian Jackson:yes
John Goerzen:yes
David Graham:yes
Benj. Mako Hill:yes
Martin Schulze:yes
Branden Robinson:yes
Bdale Garbee:abstain

Resolution 2006-04-17.jpg.1 (as amended) passes: Yes: 6, No: 0, Abstain: 1

Ameriprise

Resolution 2006-04-18.br.1: Ameriprise Financial Accounts

Ian Jackson:yes
John Goerzen:yes
David Graham:yes
Branden Robinson:yes
Bdale Garbee:yes
Benj. Mako Hill:yes
Martin Schulze:yes

Resolution 2006-04-18.br.1 passes: Yes: 7, No: 0, Abstain: 0

New Debian Project Leader

Anthony Towns won the recent Debian Project Leadership election; this automatically makes him an Advisor to the Board.

Appendix items

No discussion.

Website rebuild

The draft new website is at: http://www.spi-inc.org/zope/

Adjournment

The next meeting is scheduled for May 16th, 2006 at 19:00 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org.

Appendix A: Current Board Membership

Date electedNameRole
[2003-03-11]John GoerzenPresident
[2003-03-11]Benjamin Mako HillVice President
[2003-11-29]David GrahamSecretary
[2004-02-20]Jimmy KaplowitzTreasurer
[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

Amendment 2006-04-18.iwj.1 to 2006-04-17.jpg.1:

"para (2) be modified as follows: firstly, strike and directed'. Secondly, beforecontractual', insert `reasonable'."

Resolution 2006-04-17.jpg.1: PostgreSQL Conference Insurance

The Board of Directors of Software in the Public Interest, Inc., resolves that:

1. The SPI treasurer and his designees are authorized to disburse CDN $2650
plus taxes for liability insurance for the PostgreSQL Anniversary Summit to
be held July 8-9, 2006.

2. The officers of SPI are authorized and directed to enter into reasonable
contractual agreements as necessary for the purposes of obtaining liability
insurance for this event.

Resolution 2006-04-18.br.1: Ameriprise Financial Accounts

1. WHEREAS, Ameriprise Financial ("Ameriprise," formerly American Express
Financial Advisors) currently holds funds in an account for Software in the
Public Interest, Inc. ("SPI");

2. WHEREAS, Ameriprise's list of account owners for SPI's account is partially
out of date, listing only Branden Robinson and Nils Boeffel (a.k.a. Nils
Lohner, a former SPI officer);

3. WHEREAS, Ameriprise requires a Board resolution or meeting minutes
enumerating those who should be listed as account owners for a corporation;

4. RESOLVED, that the account owners for SPI's Ameriprise account should be
updated to include James R. Kaplowitz, remove Nils Boeffel, and retain
Branden Robinson.