Board meeting, January 13th, 2020

Board members present

  • Michael Schultheiss (schultmc) (President)
  • Stephen Frost (Snow-Man) (Vice President)
  • Tim Potter (tpot) (Secretary)
  • Forrest Fleming (fsf)
  • Chris Lamb (lamby)
  • Andrew Tridgell (tridge)

Board members partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • Luca Filipozzi (luca)
  • Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel) (Treasurer)

Board members absent

  • Héctor Orón Martínez (zumbi)

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • Philip Balister (Crofton) (OpenEmbedded)

These are the minutes for the January 13th, 2020 SPI Board Meeting, held at 20:00 UTC in #spi on LOG.

President's Report

Tremendous thanks to SPI Vice President, Stephen Frost, for his
efforts regarding contracts for SPI's paid contractors.
I met with Merrill Lynch last week and started the process of
opening SPI's money market account with Merrill. Due to the higher rate
of return offered temporarily by Key Bank, our Merrill account will
start out with a smaller amount than originally planned. We can transfer
additional funds once Key's promotional rate expires later this year.

Treasurer's report

The SPI treasury team is continuing to process requests and is striving for
more timely ticket handling. The backlog is much lower than it has been in
the recent past.

Secretary's report

Due to hardware failure and the holiday period, minutes have not been kept
up to date. This will be rectified by the next meeting.

Resolution Rescind Board Advisors

Forrest FlemingYes
Stephen FrostYes
Chris LambAbstain
Tim PotterYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Andrew TridgellNo

Motion vote of 5 yes, 1 no, 0 abstain.

AWS Agreements for Debian Cloud

In general not an issue to sign the AWS Marketplace Agreement on behalf of the Debian Cloud Team and also the AWS Govcloud Agreement, with some uncertainty around the implementation of the US citizen requirement for Govcloud. No vote was required.

Any other business

Some minor discussions of work-in-progress were had.


The meeting was adjourned until Monday February 10th, 2020 at 20:00 UTC in #spi on

Appendix A: Current Board Membership

Last electedNameRole
July 2018Michael SchultheissPresident
July 2018Stephen FrostVice President
July 2019Martin Zobel-HelasTreasurer
July 2017Timothy PotterSecretary
July 2018Luca Filipozzi
July 2019Forrest Fleming
July 2019Chris Lamb
July 2019Héctor Orón Martínez
July 2017Andrew Tridgell

Appendix B: Resolution Rescind Board Advisors Resolution


1. SPI has not availed itself of the option of appointing Board
Advisors in many years.


1. Resolution 2004-08-10.iwj.dbg.3 is rescinded.