Board Meeting, June 18th, 2007

Board members present

  • Bdale Garbee (bdale) (President)
  • Michael Schultheiss (schultmc) (Vice President)
  • Neil McGovern (Maulkin) (Secretary)
  • Jimmy Kaplowitz (Hydroxide)
  • David Graham (cdlu)
  • Ian Jackson (IanJackson)

Board members partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • Branden Robinson (Overfiend)
  • Josh Berkus (jberkus) (Treasurer)
  • Martin Schulze (Joey)

Board members absent

  • None

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • None

These are the draft minutes for the June 18th, 2007 SPI Board meeting, held at 20:00 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org and in Edinburgh, UK. LOG

President's Report

Nothing to report.

Treasurer's Report

The treasurer has been travelling for work pretty much non-stop. As a result,
I'm still behind and have not caught up on data entry or tax issues. As such,
I'll like to talk about electing a new treasurer earlier rather than later.

Secretary's Report

Nothing to report.

SPI Trademark Report

MJ Ray sent a report to the board summarising spi-trademark's activity.  There
was a complaint about hinner.de and it turned out that a word had been omitted
from the Debian web site, thanks to Josip Rodin for fixing it.
There was an enquiry about drupal's trademark. Last reply was from Greg asking
for documents.

Outstanding Minutes

Current status:

Motion to accept the October 4th, 2005 minutes, moved by Neil McGovern, seconded by David Graham.

Bdale Garbee:Yes
Michael Schultheiss:Abstain
Neil McGovern:Abstain
Josh BerkusAbstain
Jimmy Kaplowitz:Yes
David Graham:Yes
Branden Robinson:Yes

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 4, No: 0, Abstain: 3.

Motion to accept the October 18th, 2005 minutes, moved by Neil McGovern, seconded by David Graham.

Bdale Garbee:Yes
Michael Schultheiss:Abstain
Neil McGovern:Abstain
Josh BerkusAbstain
Jimmy Kaplowitz:Yes
David Graham:Yes
Branden Robinson:Yes

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 4, No: 0, Abstain: 3.

Motion to accept the November 15th, 2005 minutes, moved by Neil McGovern, seconded by David Graham.

Bdale Garbee:Abstain
Michael Schultheiss:Yes
Neil McGovern:Abstain
Josh BerkusAbstain
Jimmy Kaplowitz:Yes
David Graham:Yes
Branden Robinson:Yes

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 4, No: 0, Abstain: 3.

December 2005 minutes are deferred due to some missing resolutions.

Items up for discussion

Debian Logo License

Anthony Towns has proposed relicensing both Debian logos to an MIT-style copyright and enforce the trademark and any enforcement should be aimed at ensuring the logos remain available for promoting Debian. There was feedback from Greg about the trademark on the word Debian, so the licence will only apply to the logo. We're waiting on an ok from the DPL on this issue to move it forward. We should hopefully be able to complete this shortly.

Opensource.org summary text

Neil McGovern reminded board members who have not yet approved the summary to review the text.

OpenVAS

This item is deferred to next meeting to allow the membership to comment.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned until Friday, July 1st, 2007 at 19:00 UTC in #spi on irc.oftc.net.

Appendix A: Current Board Membership

Date electedNameRole
[2004-07-29]Bdale GarbeePresident
[2006-07-31]Michael SchultheissVice President
[2006-07-31]Neil McGovernSecretary
[2006-07-31]Josh BerkusTreasurer
[2004-07-29]Branden Robinson
[2004-02-20]Jimmy Kaplowitz
[2003-11-29]David Graham
[2003-11-29]Ian Jackson
[2003-11-29]Martin "Joey" Schulze

Appendix B: Approved Resolutions

None