Board Meeting, November 14th, 2016

Board members present

  • Martin Michlmayr (tbm) (President)
  • Joerg Jaspert (Ganneff) (Vice President)
  • Michael Schultheiss (schultmc) (Treasurer)
  • Valerie Young (spectranaut) (Secretary)
  • Luca Filipozzi (luca)
  • Jimmy Kaplowitz (Hydroxide)
  • Andrew Tridgell (tridge)

Board members partially present

  • Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel)

Board members absent with regrets

  • Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox)

Board members absent

  • None

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • Philip Balister (Crofton|work)

These are the minutes for the November 14th, 2016 SPI Board Meeting, held at 20:00 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org. LOG.

President's Report

President's report, as added to the agenda:

I would like to thank Martin Zobel-Helas and Dimitri John Ledkov for their outstanding work on getting SPI's financial data into ledger. I'm happy to see reports using the new system in the agenda. I'd also like to thank Andrew Tridgell for work on PayPal and of course Michael Schultheiss for his continued work as as SPI Treasurer.

Speaking of ledger, I attended a ledger hackathon this weekend. John Wiegley, the maintainer of ledger, looked at an issue SPI found but hasn't been able to resolve it yet.

SFLC confirmed that they can host our face-to-face meeting in February. I'm looking forward to a productive meeting!

I confirmed that SPI is eligible to join NPCC. I suggest we join NPCC and obtain a D&O liability insurance quote through their provider.

Finally, I'm very happy to see a new draft for the by-laws. Thanks to Jimmy Kaplowitz.

Discussion following the president's report:

The board agreed Martin Michlmayr should submit the NPCC application and, once accepted, ask for a quote for liability insurance.

Treasurer's report

Reports for January-August 2016 have been published:

  1. Treasurer's report as of 2016-01
  2. Treasurer's report as of 2016-02
  3. Treasurer's report as of 2016-03
  4. Treasurer's report as of 2016-04
  5. Treasurer's report as of 2016-05
  6. Treasurer's report as of 2016-06
  7. Treasurer's report as of 2016-07
  8. Treasurer's report as of 2016-08

Secretary's report

Martin Michlmayr contacted the Software Freedom Law Center about hosting the SPI face-to-face meeting on February 24-25th, 2017. They confirmed they can host.

Outstanding minutes

Vote on Meeting Minutes for 10th October 2016:

Luca FilipozziYes
Joerg JaspertYes
Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Martin MichlmayrYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Andrew TridgellYes
Valerie YoungYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

Motion passed with a vote of 8 yes, 0 no, 0 abstain, 0 missing.

Items up for discussion

Resolution 2016-10-04.mm.2: Performance Co-Pilot as associated project

Luca FilipozziYes
Joerg JaspertYes
Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Martin MichlmayrYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Andrew TridgellYes
Valerie YoungYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

Motion passed with a vote of 8 yes, 0 no, 0 abstain, 0 missing.

Resolution 2016-10-09.djl.1: The Open MPI Project as an associated project

Luca FilipozziYes
Joerg JaspertYes
Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Martin MichlmayrYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Andrew TridgellYes
Valerie YoungYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

Motion passed with a vote of 8 yes, 0 no, 0 abstain, 0 missing.

Bylaws draft update

Jimmy Kaplowitz sent a revised version of the bylaws to spi-general for review and received little feedback. He will request feedback individually from members who expressed opinions on previous drafts. Once there is general consensus on the draft he will request legal review by Mishi and propose a vote in a future meeting.

Physical mailing address update

No update.

Status of deprecation of SPI CA

Joerg Jaspert has not yet switched SPI off of the SPI CA.

Any other business

OFTC Election

OFTC reported to SPI they had an election. Results of vote: Christoph Berg (Myon) is still the chair, OFTC will remain a member project of SPI.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned until Monday, December 12th, 2016 at 20:00 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org.

Appendix A: Current Board Membership

Last electedNameRole
July 2014
Martin MichlmayrPresident
July 2016
Joerg JaspertVice President
July 2015
Michael SchultheissTreasurer
July 2016
Valerie YoungSecretary
July 2016
Luca Filipozzi
July 2016
Jimmy Kaplowitz
July 2015
Dimitri John Ledkov
July 2016
Andrew Tridgell
July 2016
Martin Zobel-Helas

Appendix B: Resolutions

Resolution 2016-10-04.mm.2: Performance Co-Pilot as associated project

WHEREAS

1. Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) is a substantial and significant Free
Software project.

2. Performance Co-Pilot developers would like SPI's support and
assistance, including taking donations.

THE SPI BOARD RESOLVES THAT

1. Performance Co-Pilot 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/

2. Nathan Scott and Ken McDonell are recognized by SPI as the
authoritative decision makers and SPI liaisons for Performance Co-Pilot.
Successors will be appointed by the Performance Co-Pilot core team.

3. If the last known SPI liaison for Performance Co-Pilot Project is
missing in action, and no new SPI liaison is appointed for two
consecutive years the associated project is deemed defunct. Defunct
project's assets may be transferred to a nominated US 501(c)(3) charity or
to the SPI general fund.

4. This invitation will lapse, if not accepted, 60 days after it is
approved by the SPI Board.

Resolution 2016-10-09.djl.1: The Open MPI Project as an associated project

WHEREAS

1. The Open MPI Project is a substantial and significant Free Software
project.

2. The Open MPI Project developers would like SPI's support and
assistance, including taking donations.

THE SPI BOARD RESOLVES THAT

1. The Open MPI Project 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/

2. Ralph Castain <rhc@open-mpi.org> is recognised by SPI as the
authoritative decision maker and SPI liaison for The Open MPI Project.
Successors will be appointed or elected by full members of the The
Open MPI Project <https://www.open-mpi.org/about/members/>.

3. If the last known SPI liaison for The Open MPI Project is missing
in action, and no new SPI liaison is appointed for two consecutive
years the associated project is deemed defunct. Defunct project's
assets may be transferred to a nominated US 501(c)(3) charity or to
the SPI general fund.

4. This invitation will lapse, if not accepted, 60 days after it is
approved by the SPI Board.