Board Meeting, November 14th, 2007

Board members present

  • Bdale Garbee (bdale) (President)
  • Joerg Jaspert (Ganneff) (Vice President)
  • Neil McGovern (Maulkin) (Secretary)
  • David Graham (cdlu)
  • Michael Schultheiss (Treasurer)
  • Luk Claes (luk)

Board members partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • None

Board members absent

  • Josh Berkus (jberkus)
  • Joshua D. Drake (linuxpoet)
  • Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel)

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • Jimmy Kaplowitz (Hydroxide)
  • Julien Cristau (jcristau)
  • Rico Gloeckner (mc)
  • MJ Ray (slef)
  • Richard Hartmann (RichiH)

These are the draft minutes for the November 14th, 2007 SPI Board meeting, held at 20:00 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org. LOG

President's Report

Between work-related travel and a family health situation in the last month, I
still have not made time to complete and publish our annual report yet. I will
again try to get that closed before our next meeting.

Treasurer's Report

Michael Schultheiss has a tentative project balance report available as of mid
September 2007. He's also working with our CPA to get our 2006 taxes (form 990)
filed. We don't owe taxes as far as he is aware.
http://www.spi-inc.org/treasurer/2007-11-14-draft-report.html is the draft
balance report as of mid September.

Secretary's Report

No specific mail received to secretary@

Outstanding Minutes

Several sets of minutes were raised for approval this meeting:

Neil McGovern moved to approve the June 18th, 2007 minutes, seconded by Michael Schultheiss.

Bdale Garbee:Yes
Michael Schultheiss:Yes
Neil McGovern:Yes
Luk Claes:Abstain
David Graham:Yes
Joerg Jaspert:Abstain

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 4, No: 0, Abstain: 2.

Neil McGovern moved to approve the July 6th, 2007 minutes, seconded by Michael Schultheiss.

Bdale Garbee:Yes
Michael Schultheiss:Yes
Neil McGovern:Yes
Luk Claes:Abstain
David Graham:Yes
Joerg Jaspert:Abstain

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 4, No: 0, Abstain: 2.

Neil McGovern moved to approve the August 17th, 2007 minutes, seconded by Michael Schultheiss.

Bdale Garbee:Abstain
Michael Schultheiss:Yes
Neil McGovern:Yes
Luk Claes:Abstain
David Graham:Yes
Joerg Jaspert:Abstain

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

Neil McGovern moved to approve the September 19th, 2007 minutes, seconded by Michael Schultheiss.

Bdale Garbee:Abstain
Michael Schultheiss:Yes
Neil McGovern:Yes
Luk Claes:Yes
David Graham:Yes
Joerg Jaspert:Yes

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 5, No: 0, Abstain: 1.

Neil McGovern moved to approve the October 17th, 2007 minutes, seconded by Michael Schultheiss.

Bdale Garbee:Yes
Michael Schultheiss:Abstain
Neil McGovern:Yes
Luk Claes:Abstain
David Graham:Yes
Joerg Jaspert:Yes

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 4, No: 0, Abstain: 2.

Items up for discussion

Resolution 2007-11-14.nm.1 - EU-wide Debian Trademark

Neil McGovern moved to approve 2007-11-14.nm.1 - EU-wide Debian Trademark, seconded by Michael Schultheiss.

Bdale Garbee:Yes
Michael Schultheiss:Yes
Neil McGovern:Yes
Luk Claes:Yes
David Graham:Yes
Joerg Jaspert:Yes

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

Resolution 2007-11-14.jdd.1.jb.1 - Obtaining new legal counsel

David Graham moved to approve 2007-11-14.jdd.1.jb.1 - Obtaining new legal counsel, seconded by Michael Schultheiss.

Bdale Garbee:Yes
Michael Schultheiss:Yes
Neil McGovern:Yes
Luk Claes:Yes
David Graham:Yes
Joerg Jaspert:Yes

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

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned until Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 at 19:00 UTC in #spi on irc.oftc.net.

Appendix A: Current Board Membership

Date electedNameRole
[2004-07-29]Bdale GarbeePresident
[2007-08-06]Joerg JaspertVice President
[2006-07-31]Neil McGovernSecretary
[2006-07-31]Michael SchultheissTreasurer
[2006-07-31]Josh Berkus
[2007-08-06]Martin Zobel-Helas
[2003-11-29]David Graham
[2007-08-06]Luk Claes
[2007-08-06]Joshua D. Drake

Appendix B: Approved Resolutions

Resolution 2007-11-14.nm.1 - EU-wide Debian Trademark Resolution 2007-11-14.jdd.1.jb.1 - Obtaining new legal counsel