Board Meeting, March 10th, 2016

Board members present

  • Bdale Garbee (bdale) (President)
  • Joerg Jaspert (Ganneff) (Vice President)
  • Michael Schultheiss (schultmc) (Treasurer)
  • Martin Michlmayr (tbm) (Secretary)
  • Robert Brockway (Solver)
  • Joshua D. Drake (linuxhiker)
  • Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox)
  • Gregers Petersen (glp)
  • Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel)

Board members partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • None

Board members absent

  • None

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • Philip Balister (Crofton)
  • Jonathan McDowell (Noodles)

These are the minutes for the March 10th, 2016 SPI Board Meeting, held at 20:30 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org. LOG.

President's Report

Bdale Garbee had nothing to report.

Treasurer's report

Following the face-to-face meeting in New York in February, Michael Schultheiss has been working on transitioning SPI to ledger-cli and hoped to have the this month's report available within the next few days using ledger-cli.

Michael thanked the Craigslist Foundation for donating $25,000 each again to SPI's general fund and to PostgreSQL.

Secretary's report

Martin Michlmayr has completed the February minutes, including a summary of the face-to-face meeting in New York.

The board adopted a Conflict of Interest policy in the February meeting. Everyone who attended the face-to-face meeting in New York has completed their conflict of interest declaration. Unfortunately, despite several reminders, some declarations from the other directors are still outstanding.

At the face-to-face meeting in New York, the board agreed to do a member ping. Martin thanked Jonathan McDowell for starting this ping in the meantime.

Outstanding minutes

Vote on Meeting Minutes for 12th February 2016:

Robert BrockwayAbstain
Joshua D. DrakeYes
Bdale GarbeeYes
Joerg JaspertYes
Dimitri John LedkovYes
Martin MichlmayrYes
Gregers PetersenYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

Motion passed with a vote of 8 yes, 1 abstain, 0 missing.

Vote on Meeting Minutes for Face-to-face Meeting in New York, February 12-14 2016:

Robert BrockwayAbstain
Joshua D. DrakeYes
Bdale GarbeeYes
Joerg JaspertAbstain
Dimitri John LedkovYes
Martin MichlmayrYes
Gregers PetersenYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

Motion passed with a vote of 7 yes, 2 abstain, 0 missing.

Any other business

Joshua D. Drake discussed various follow-up items from the face-to-face meeting in New York:

  • He had a call with a D&O agent and will have more information soon.
  • Status of the language for associated project resolutions. Dimitri John Ledkov posted proposed language to the board list already.
  • There are several open applications that need full resolution and vote.
  • There are no RT tickets for associated project applications.
  • There's no final draft of the new by-laws. Michlmayr noted that he reached out to Mishi Choudhary from SFLC regarding outstanding tasks already.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned until Thursday, April 14th, 2016 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 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