Board Meeting, July 6th, 2007

Board members present

  • Bdale Garbee (bdale) (President)
  • Michael Schultheiss (schultmc) (Vice President)
  • Neil McGovern (Maulkin) (Secretary)
  • Josh Berkus (jberkus) (Treasurer)
  • Branden Robinson (Overfiend)
  • David Graham (cdlu)
  • Jimmy Kaplowitz (Hydroxide)

Board members partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • None

Board members absent

  • Martin Schulze (Joey)
  • Ian Jackson (IanJackson)

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • None

These are the draft minutes for the July 6th, 2007 SPI Board meeting, held at 20:00 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org. LOG

President's Report

I've just returned from trip to Europe that began with DebConf7 and continued
with some family vacation elsewhere in Scotland and in France.  It was good to
see so many SPI board and contributing members in person, and the turnout for
our SPI sessions at DebConf7 was higher than I personally expected, and we had
some good Q&A.

Treasurer's Report

At this point, I need to have a meeting with schultmc about handing over the
role of Treasurer and discuss with the board paying the accountancy firm for
routine data entry.

Secretary's Report

The SPI Trademark Committee has reported the following:
There were two topics discussed on spi-trademark during May.

The first was closure of the previously-mentioned complaint about
Hinner EDV's use of the debian Official Use logo by its submitter.

The second was a question about a possible Debian Open Use Logo
infringement which is still being investigated.

We did not hear more about the "Drupal" trademark in Benelux.

Spanish Trademark Report

As per a mail received to spi-board, the local people in Spain consider that
both issues (trademark and domain) are resolved. Thus, I suggest that
2006-04-03.jfsp.1.jrk.1 is revoked.

David Graham moves to revoke 2006-04-03.jfsp.1.jrk.1, seconded by Josh Berkus.

Bdale Garbee:Yes
Michael Schultheiss:Yes
Neil McGovern:Yes
Josh BerkusYes
David Graham:Yes
Branden Robinson:Yes

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 6, No: 0, Abstain: 0.

Bdale asked if this opens up the possibility of pursuing an eu-wide trademark registration. Neil McGovern will investigate this and bring it to the board once details have been firmed up. Initial estimates indicate it would cost around 2,000€.

Outstanding Minutes

Current status:

Motion to accept the December 13th, 2005 minutes, moved by Bdale Garbee, seconded by Neil McGovern.

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

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 6, No: 0, Abstain: 1.

Motion to accept the May 18th, 2007 minutes, moved by Neil McGovern, seconded by Michael Schultheiss.

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

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 7, No: 0, Abstain: 0.

Items up for discussion

OpenVAS

Jimmy Kaplowitz moved to vote on 2007-06-18.iwj.2 - OpenVAS as an Associated Project, seconded by Neil McGovern.

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

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 7, No: 0, Abstain: 0.

SPI Board Election

Six seats are up for election. The secretary has currently received 4 nominations. Would people wishing to stand please mail secretary@spi-inc.org. The deadline for nominations is Friday 13th July. 23:59:59 UTC. Board officer elections will be held on the 3rd August, 2007.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned until Friday, August 17th, 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

2007-06-18.iwj.2: OpenVAS as an Associated Project