Board Meeting, August 8th, 2013

Board members present

  • Bdale Garbee (bdale) (President)
  • Joerg Jaspert (Ganneff) (Vice President)
  • Michael Schultheiss (schultmc) (Treasurer)
  • Jonathan McDowell (Noodles) (Secretary)
  • Clint Adams (Clint)
  • Robert Brockway (Solver)
  • Jimmy Kaplowitz (Hydroxide)
  • Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel)

Board members partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • None

Board members absent

  • Joshua D. Drake (linuxpoet)

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • None

These are the minutes for the August 8th, 2013 SPI Board Meeting, held at 20:00 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org. LOG.

President's Report

Bdale was delayed in attending the meeting and did not make any president's report.

Treasurer's report

Michael was delayed in presenting the report for July 2013. He indicated that he had selected Foster Results of Westfield, IN as SPI's bookkeeping service. There is a $350.00 setup fee and a $480.00/mo recurring fee for their services. An initial kickoff meeting is in the process of being scheduled - and he plans to have their bookkeeping services in full service prior to the September 2013 board meeting.

Secretary's report

Jonathan indicated that he was pleased the board had been able to deal with the Swathanthra Malayalam Computing vote by email. He had also had a request to add an agenda item about the transparency of the SPI board, but suggested to the submitter that bringing it up on spi-general in the first place would be a better idea so it could be more fully discussed with appropriate context. There was also a query about a potential associated project that consistent of a single person. It was agreed that this would make it hard for SPI to determine appropriate use of funds and we were thus unable to take on such a project.

Outstanding minutes

Vote on Meeting Minutes for 11th July 2013 AGM:

Clint AdamsYes
Robert BrockwayYes
Bdale GarbeeYes
Joerg JaspertYes
Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Jonathan McDowellYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

Motion passed with a vote of 8 yes, 0 missing.

Items up for discussion

SFC Grant

Josh Berkus had proposed on spi-general a resolution that SPI should make a grant to the Software Freedom Conservancy of $10,000, in order to work on open source accounting software.

Vote on SPI to fund SFC accounting software work to $10,000 as per http://lists.spi-inc.org/pipermail/spi-general/2013-August/003244.html

Clint AdamsNo
Robert BrockwayYes
Bdale GarbeeYes
Joerg JaspertAbstain
Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Jonathan McDowellAbstain
Michael SchultheissYes
Martin Zobel-HelasAbstain

Motion passed with a vote of 4 yes, 3 abstain, 1 no, 0 missing.

Appointment of board officers

Vote on accepting the continuation of Bdale, Joerg, Michael and Jonathan as President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary for the following year:

Clint AdamsYes
Robert BrockwayYes
Bdale GarbeeYes
Joerg JaspertYes
Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Jonathan McDowellYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

Motion passed with a vote of 8 yes, 0 missing.

Any other business

No one had anything additional to discuss.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned until Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 20:00 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 2012
Jonathan McDowellSecretary
July 2012
Michael SchultheissTreasurer
July 2010
Joshua D. Drake
July 2010
Martin Zobel-Helas
July 2011
Clint Adams
July 2011
Robert Brockway
July 2011
Jimmy Kaplowitz