Board Meeting, January 14th, 2016

Board members present

  • Bdale Garbee (bdale) (President)
  • Joerg Jaspert (Ganneff) (Vice President)
  • Michael Schultheiss (schultmc) (Treasurer)
  • Martin Michlmayr (tbm) (Secretary)
  • Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox)
  • Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel)

Board members partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • Joshua D. Drake (linuxhiker)
  • Gregers Petersen (glp)

Board members absent

  • Robert Brockway (Solver)

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • None

These are the minutes for the January 14th, 2016 SPI Board Meeting, held at 20:30 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org. LOG.

President's Report

Bdale Garbee asked Mishi Choudhary from SFLC to produce a draft set of replacement bylaws for the organization in advance of our in-person board meeting next month, and looks forward to working on them further there.

Treasurer's report

Michael Schultheiss is working on the December treasurer's report which should be available shortly after the meeting.

He caught up with the majority of outstanding reimbursements.

Secretary's report

Martin Michlmayr has completed all outstanding minutes and worked on the logistics for the upcoming board meeting in New York.

Outstanding minutes

Vote on Meeting Minutes for 12th November 2015:

Bdale GarbeeYes
Joerg JaspertYes
Dimitri John LedkovYes
Martin MichlmayrYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

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

Vote on Meeting Minutes for 10th December 2015:

Bdale GarbeeYes
Joerg JaspertYes
Dimitri John LedkovYes
Martin MichlmayrYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

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

Items up for discussion

Logistics of face-to-face board meeting

Martin Michlmayr confirmed SPI's face-to-face board meeting in New York in February. Arrival is Thursday, 11th February. SPI will have a full-day board meeting on Friday, followed by sprints about treasurer activities and by-law changes on Saturday. On Sunday morning the SPI will get together and conclude the meeting before leaving in the afternoon.

SFLC has kindly offered to host the SPI meeting.

We'll make video or audio conferencing available for our board members who cannot attend. Due to the face-to-face meeting, the public February meeting is going to be scheduled for Friday, 12th February at 21:00 UTC.

Any other business

No one had any other items to discuss.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned until Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 21:00 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 2015
Michael SchultheissTreasurer
July 2013
Joshua D. Drake
July 2013
Martin Zobel-Helas
July 2014
Robert Brockway
July 2014
Gregers Petersen
July 2015
Dimitri John Ledkov