Board Meeting, April 13th, 2011

Board members present

  • Bdale Garbee (bdale) (President)
  • Michael Schultheiss (schultmc) (Treasurer)
  • Jonathan McDowell (Noodles) (Secretary)
  • David Graham (cdlu)
  • Jimmy Kaplowitz (Hydroxide)
  • Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel)

Board members partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • Joerg Jaspert (Ganneff) (Vice President)

Board members absent

  • Joshua D. Drake (linuxpoet)

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • Bill Allombert (yp17)
  • Luk Claes (luk)

These are the minutes for the April 13th, 2011 SPI Board meeting, held at 20:30 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org. LOG.

President's Report

Bdale reported that he'd spent some time recently working with a new representative of the Open64 community, resulting in the resolution voted on at this meeting.

He was also recently interviewed by the US Department of Justice anti-trust folks on behalf of Debian. The contents of the interview are confidential, but he was encouraged by the way they reached out to the Free Software world for input on a pending matter in this way.

Treasurer's report

This report uses a cash-based method of accounting, recording donations
when deposited (not when the check was written or received by us) and
recording expenses when sent or scheduled for payment (not when
incurred).

Income Statement
for the Period February 01, 2011 - February 28, 2011

 Income
   Ordinary Income
        aptosid                              5.68
        Debian                             886.22
        Freedesktop.org                      5.00
        Gallery                             10.00
        madwifi-project.org                 10.00
        OpenOffice.org                     709.00
        PostgreSQL                         480.00
        SPI General                        675.00
        SPI 5%                             181.52
        The HeliOS Project               1,512.40
        YafaRay                             12.00

        Total Ordinary Income            4,486.82
                                         --------

   Interest Income
        Key Bank Money Mkt Savings           1.39
        Chase BusinessClassic Checking       0.28
        Chase Bus Select High Yield Savings  3.16

        Total Interest Income                4.83
                                             ----

   Gross Income                          4,491.65
                                         --------

 Expenses
  Ordinary Expenses

        aptosid
          Processing Fees             0.93
          SPI 5%                      0.28

          Total aptosid Exp           1.21
                                      ----

        Debian
          Processing Fees            40.44
          SPI 5%                     44.31

          Total Debian Exp           84.75
                                     -----

        Freedesktop.org
          OpenICC Membership        250.00
          Processing Fees             0.55
          Servers                30,976.99
          SPI 5%                      0.25

          Total fd.o Exp         31,227.79
                                 ---------

        Gallery
          Processing Fees             0.28
          SPI 5%                      0.50

          Total Gallery Exp           0.78
                                      ----

        Madwifi-project.org
          Processing Fees             0.75
          SPI 5%                      0.50

          Total Madwifi Exp           1.25
                                      ----

        OpenOffice.org (OO.o)
          Processing Fees            29.25
          SPI 5%                     35.45

          Total OO.o Exp             64.70
                                     -----

        PostgreSQL
          Processing Fees            13.20
          Shirts                    609.62
          SPI 5%                     24.00

          Total PostgreSQL Exp      646.82
                                    ------

        SPI
          PaySimple Monthly Fee      29.95
          PO Box Renewal             70.00
          Transaction Fees           16.00

          Total SPI Exp             115.95
                                    ------

        The HeliOS Project
          Expense Reimbursement   1,082.48
          Processing Fees            57.75
          SPI 5%                     75.62

          Total HeliOS Exp        1,215.85
                                  --------

        YafaRay
          Books                     183.44
          Processing Fees             0.83
          SPI 5%                      0.60

          Total YafaRay Exp         184.87
                                    ------


        Total Expenses           33,543.97
                                  --------

        Net Income              (29,052.32)
                                ===========


Balance Sheet as of February 28, 2011

   ASSETS
     Current Assets
        Chase BusinessClassic Checking with Interest      39,372.24
        Chase Business Select High Yield Savings          27,560.65
        Key Business Reward Checking                      41,166.02
        Key Business Signature Money Market Savings       36,006.30
        Ameriprise Cash Mgmt Acct                         13,401.62

     Total Current Assets                                157,506.83


   TOTAL ASSETS                                          157,506.83


   LIABILITIES & EQUITY

     General and current liabilities                           0.00

     Equity
        Reserves held in trust
           aptosid Earmark                       53.68
           Debian Earmark                    27,416.60
           Freedesktop.org Earmark           11,228.00
           Gallery Earmark                    7,328.83
           GNU TeXmacs Earmark                   45.75
           Madwifi.org Earmark                1,454.09
           OpenOffice.org Earmark            19,532.24
           OpenVAS                               45.71
           OpenWrt                              639.35
           Open Voting Foundation Earmark       153.65
           OSUNIX                                 0.56
           Path64                                 9.31
           Plan 9 Earmark                     6,500.00
           PostgreSQL Earmark                27,569.03
           Privoxy Earmark                      446.50
           The HeliOS Project                   768.32
           Tux4Kids Earmark                   8,788.85
           YafaRay Earmark                    5,014.11

        Total held in trust                              116,994.58

        General reserves                                  40,512.25


     Total Equity                                        157,506.83

   TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY                            157,506.83


This report uses a cash-based method of accounting, recording donations
when deposited (not when the check was written or received by us) and
recording expenses when sent or scheduled for payment (not when
incurred).

Income Statement
for the Period March 01, 2011 - March 31, 2011

 Income
   Ordinary Income
        aptosid                              5.00
        Debian                           7,480.94
        Freedesktop.org                  1,510.00
        Gallery                             50.00
        GNU TeXmacs                         20.00
        OpenOffice.org                     545.00
        OpenWrt                              5.00
        PostgreSQL                         356.00
        SPI General                        566.50
        SPI 5%                             174.41
        The HeliOS Project                 341.94

        Total Ordinary Income           11,054.79
                                        ---------

   Interest Income
        Key Bank Money Mkt Savings           1.52
        Chase BusinessClassic Checking       0.34
        Chase Bus Select High Yield Savings  3.50

        Total Interest Income                5.36
                                             ----

   Gross Income                         11,060.15
                                        ---------

 Expenses
  Ordinary Expenses

        aptosid
          Processing Fees             0.55
          SPI 5%                      0.25

          Total aptosid Exp           0.80
                                      ----

        Debian
          Processing Fees            64.19
          SPI 5%                    113.61

          Total Debian Exp          177.80
                                     -----

        Freedesktop.org
          Processing Fees             0.75
          SPI 5%                      0.50

          Total fd.o Exp              1.25
                                      ----

        Gallery
          Processing Fees             1.38
          SPI 5%                      2.50

          Total Gallery Exp           3.88
                                      ----

        GNU TeXmacs
          Processing Fees             1.15
          SPI 5%                      1.00

          Total GNU TeXmacs Exp       2.15
                                      ----

        OpenOffice.org (OO.o)
          Processing Fees            19.65
          SPI 5%                     27.25

          Total OO.o Exp             46.90
                                     -----

        OpenWrt
          Processing Fees             0.55
          SPI 5%                      0.25

          Total OpenWrt Exp           0.80
                                      ----

        PostgreSQL
          LISA Exp Reimbursement    449.71
          Processing Fees            15.04
          SPI 5%                     17.80

          Total PostgreSQL Exp      482.55
                                    ------

        SPI
          PaySimple Monthly Fee      29.95
          Transaction Fees           14.61

          Total SPI Exp              44.56
                                     -----

        The HeliOS Project
          Expense Reimbursement     922.67
          Processing Fees            10.55
          SPI 5%                     11.00

          Total HeliOS Exp          944.22
                                    ------

        YafaRay
          Book                       47.00

          Total YafaRay Exp          47.00
                                    ------


        Total Expenses            1,751.91
                                  --------

        Net Income                9,308.24
                                  ========


Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2011

   ASSETS
     Current Assets
        Chase BusinessClassic Checking with Interest      47,208.02
        Chase Business Select High Yield Savings          27,564.15
        Key Business Reward Checking                      42,791.39
        Key Business Signature Money Market Savings       36,007.82
        Ameriprise Cash Mgmt Acct                         13,401.62

     Total Current Assets                                166,973.00


   TOTAL ASSETS                                          166,973.00


   LIABILITIES & EQUITY

     General and current liabilities                           0.00

     Equity
        Reserves held in trust
           aptosid Earmark                       57.88
           Debian Earmark                    34,719.74
           Freedesktop.org Earmark           12,736.75
           Gallery Earmark                    7,374.95
           GNU TeXmacs Earmark                   63.60
           Madwifi.org Earmark                1,454.09
           OpenOffice.org Earmark            20,030.34
           OpenVAS                               45.71
           OpenWrt                              643.55
           Open Voting Foundation Earmark       153.65
           OSUNIX                                 0.56
           Path64                                 9.31
           Plan 9 Earmark                     6,500.00
           PostgreSQL Earmark                27,442.48
           Privoxy Earmark                      446.50
           The HeliOS Project                   166.04
           Tux4Kids Earmark                   8,788.85
           YafaRay Earmark                    4,967.11

        Total held in trust                              125,601.11

        General reserves                                  41,371.89


     Total Equity                                        166,973.00

   TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY                            166,973.00

Secretary's report

Jonathan indicated that he was pleased that the LibreOffice associated project resolution had been able to be dealt with via a unanimous email vote, rather than being delayed until this month after last month's failure to make quorum.

Outstanding minutes

Vote on Meeting Minutes for 9th February 2011:

Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Jonathan McDowellYes
Bdale GarbeeYes
Michael Schultheiss Yes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes
David GrahamYes

Motion passed with a vote of 6 yes, 0 missing.

Vote on Meeting Minutes for 9th March 2011:

Jimmy KaplowitzAbstain
Jonathan McDowellYes
Bdale GarbeeAbstain
Michael Schultheiss Yes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes
David GrahamAbstain

Motion passed with a vote of 3 yes, 3 abstain, 0 missing.

Items up for discussion

2011-04-13.bg.1: Open64 as associated project

There was some discussion about objections raised by Chris Bergström in regards to Open64's association. Everyone had read them, but felt that there were no major concerns to their addition under the SPI umbrella.

Vote on 2011-04-13.bg.1: Open64 as associated project

Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Jonathan McDowellYes
Bdale GarbeeYes
Michael Schultheiss Yes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes
David GrahamYes

Motion passed with a vote of 6 yes, 0 missing.

Any other business

There was some discussion about the board election that is coming up in July. Jonathan suggested that rather than just 2 positions for the expiring seats we increase the number to 3, to cover the seat lost last year. There was general agreement about this.

Martin asked if anything had further had been heard from the Jenkins project, who had been in touch about potentially becoming an associated project. Nothing had been, so he said he'd get in touch with them to find out the current status.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned until Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 at 20:30 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org.

Appendix A: Current Board Membership

Last electedNameRole
July 2010
Bdale GarbeePresident
July 2010
Joerg JaspertVice President
July 2009
Jonathan McDowellSecretary
July 2009
Michael SchultheissTreasurer
July 2010
Joshua D. Drake
July 2010
Martin Zobel-Helas
July 2008
David Graham
July 2008
Jimmy Kaplowitz

Appendix B: Resolutions

2011-04-13.bg.1: Open64 as associated project

WHEREAS

 1. Open64 is a substantial and useful open source project.

 2. Open64 would like SPI's support and assistance, including taking
    donations.

THE SPI BOARD RESOLVES THAT

 3. Open64 is formally invited to become an SPI Associated Project,
    according to the SPI Framework for Associated Projects, SPI
    Resolution 1998-11-16.iwj.1-amended-2004-08-10.iwj.1, a copy of
    which can be found at

    http://www.spi-inc.org/corporate/resolutions/2004/2004-08-10.iwj.1/

 4. The Open64 Steering Group acting by consensus resolution is
    recognized as the authoritative decision maker for Open64, and
    Aida Rivas is recognized by SPI as the current designated liaison
    for Open64.

 5. This invitation will lapse, if not accepted by the Open64 Steering
    Group, 60 days after it is approved by the SPI Board.