Board Meeting, January 8th, 2015

Board members present

  • Bdale Garbee (bdale) (President)
  • Joerg Jaspert (Ganneff) (Vice President)
  • Michael Schultheiss (schultmc) (Treasurer)
  • Martin Michlmayr (tbm) (Secretary)
  • Robert Brockway (Solver)
  • Jonathan McDowell (Noodles)
  • Gregers Petersen (glp)
  • Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel)

Board members partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • None

Board members absent

  • Joshua D. Drake (linuxhiker)

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • Josh Berkus (jberkus)
  • Ben Longbons (o11c)
  • Edward Pasek (wushin)
  • H W Tovetjärn (totte)

These are the minutes for the January 8th, 2015 SPI Board Meeting, held at 20:00 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org. LOG.

President's Report

Bdale Garbee is attending Linux Conf Australia Auckland, NZ the following week. He hopes to see SPI folk there and/or at FOSDEM at the end of the month.

Treasurer's report

Michael Schultheiss is finishing up the November and December treasurer's reports and hopes to have them mailed out in the next day or two. Next tax filing is due in May (or August).

Secretary's report

Martin Michlmayr stated that he would like to conduct a vote on resolution 2014-12-11.bg.2 during this meeting since the vote by email that had been started in December was missing one vote.

Outstanding minutes

Vote on Meeting Minutes for 13th November 2014:

Robert BrockwayAbstain
Bdale GarbeeYes
Joerg JaspertYes
Jonathan McDowellYes
Martin MichlmayrYes
Gregers PetersenYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

Motion passed with a vote of 7 yes, 1 abstain, 0 missing.

Vote on Meeting Minutes for 11th December 2014:

Robert BrockwayYes
Bdale GarbeeYes
Joerg JaspertAbstain
Jonathan McDowellYes
Martin MichlmayrYes
Gregers PetersenYes
Michael SchultheissAbstain
Martin Zobel-HelasAbstain

Motion passed with a vote of 5 yes, 3 abstain, 0 missing.

Items up for discussion

Resolution 2014-12-11.bg.2: X.Org as associated project

Vote on Resolution 2014-12-11.bg.2:

Robert BrockwayYes
Bdale GarbeeYes
Joerg JaspertYes
Jonathan McDowellYes
Martin MichlmayrYes
Gregers PetersenYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

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

Any other business

Josh Berkus, SPI Assistant Treasurer, noted that he'd like to seek permission to sign up with an alternate payment method. He had been trying to pay some GSoC participants in Brazil, China, and India where wire transfers work poorly. He would like to sign up to Payoneer, which had been recommended on the FOSS Foundations list. Josh Berkus proposed the resolution that the SPI Treasurer be authorized to sign up for payment services via Payoneer (payoneer.com).

Vote on Resolution 2015-01-08.jb.1:

Robert BrockwayYes
Bdale GarbeeYes
Joerg JaspertYes
Jonathan McDowellYes
Martin MichlmayrYes
Gregers PetersenYes
Michael SchultheissYes

Motion passed with a vote of 7 yes, 0 abstain, 1 missing.

The Board also agreed to change the meeting time from 20:00 to 20:30 UTC for future Board meetings.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned until Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at 20:30 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org.

Appendix A: Current Board Membership

Last electedNameRole
July 2013
Bdale GarbeePresident
July 2013
Joerg JaspertVice President
July 2014
Martin MichlmayrSecretary
July 2012
Michael SchultheissTreasurer
July 2012
Jonathan McDowell
July 2013
Joshua D. Drake
July 2013
Martin Zobel-Helas
July 2014
Robert Brockway
July 2014
Gregers Petersen

Appendix B: Resolutions

Resolution 2014-12-11.bg.2: X.Org as associated project

1. The X.Org Foundation is an existing 501(c)3 corporation, incorporated
in the state of Delaware:

  http://www.x.org/foundation/irs-form-1023/5-ExhibitD.pdf

2. The bylaws the X.Org foundation
(http://www.x.org/foundation/irs-form-1023/6-ExhibitE.pdf) state:

The purpose of the X.Org Foundation shall be to:
  (i)   research, develop, support, organize, administrate,
        standardize, promote and defend the X Window System,
  (ii)  support, educate, organize and participate in the community of
        developers of the X Window System, and
  (iii) support and educate the general community of users of the X
        Window System.

3. The board of the X.Org Foundation has voted to request SPI's support
and assistance, including taking donations and holding funds and
intangible assets. If approved, the X.Org corporation would be
dissolved and all assets transferred to SPI.

THE SPI BOARD RESOLVES THAT

4. X.Org 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

5. The X.Org Secretary is recognised by SPI as the current SPI liaison
for X.Org. The X.Org Secretary is elected by the X.Org board, who are
in turn elected by the members of X.Org. The list of X.org members is
available at:

  https://members.x.org/list.php

6. This invitation will lapse, if not accepted, 90 days after it is
approved by the SPI Board.

Resolution 2015-01-08.jb.1: Adding Payoneer as a payment provider

WHEREAS

1. Wire transfers to some countries, such as Brazil, China and India, work
poorly.

THE SPI BOARD RESOLVES THAT

2. The SPI Treasurer be authorized to sign up for payment services via
Payoneer (payoneer.com).