This is the proposed agenda for the Board meeting of September 20th, 2005, to be held at 19:00 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org. This meeting was deferred and will now be held 14 days later on October 4th, 2005 at the same time.

  1. Opening
  2. Roll call
    1. Jimmy Kaplowitz cannot attend
    2. Branden Robinson cannot attend
  3. President's report (John Goerzen)
  4. Treasurer's report (Jimmy Kaplowitz)
  5. Outstanding minutes
    1. June 21st, 2005
    2. AGM: July 1st, 2005
    3. July 26th, 2005
    4. August 16th, 2005
  6. Items up for discussion:
    1. Tax filing and book keeping status (Jimmy)
    2. Debian Core Consortium related issues (Mako)
    3. OFTC elections (cdlu)
  7. Next board meeting: Tuesday, October 18th, 2005 (John Goerzen)

Treasurer's Report

Software in the Public Interest Financial Data

This report uses a cash-based method of accounting,
recording donations when deposited (not when the check was
written or received by us) and recording expenses when sent
or scheduled for payment (not when incurred). Network for
Good processing fees are no longer listed, both to avoid
confusion and since they are already subtracted out from our
check before we ever receive it.

Profit/Loss August 1 2005 - August 31 2005

   Ordinary Income/Expense
        Total Donations                                0.00[1]

      Total Income                                     0.00

        OASIS membership (Debian earmark)         (1,000.00)
        CSC services fee (SPI earmark)              (173.77)
        Bookkeeper retainer fee (SPI earmark)     (1,000.00)
      Total Expense                               (2,173.77)[2]

   Net Ordinary Income                            (2,173.77)

   Net Income                                     (2,173.77)

Balance Sheet as of August 31, 2005

     Current Assets
        First IB Checking
          Known Debian Earmark (non-DebConf5)      1,262.15[1]
          Known DebConf5 Earmark                  13,258.30
          Known GNOME Earmark                         20.00
          Known Unrestricted Earmark                  39.30[1]
          Earmark to be Determined                12,258.78
        Total First IB Checking                   26,838.53

        AmEx Financial Advisors Acct
          Earmark to be Determined                39,882.62
        Total AmEx Financial Advisors Acct        39,882.62[3]

     Total Current Assets                         66,721.15

   TOTAL ASSETS                                   66,721.15

        Retained Earnings                         68,894.92
        Net Income                                (2,173.77)
     Total Equity                                 66,721.15

   TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY                     66,721.15

- Jimmy Kaplowitz, SPI Treasurer

[1] These numbers appear artificially low because no deposits were made
(aside from a $10 deposit by me) during the months of July and August,
and some or all donations received in June had not been deposited by the
end of August. Branden has now made deposits for June, July, and August
totaling over $3000, but since these were done in early September they
will show up on the next report instead of this one.

[2] According to our online banking information, $2,813.80 of the DebConf5
reimbursements paid so far was withdrawn from our account in July and $5,927.90
of this was withdrawn in August. All of these reimbursements were distributed
as US checks during DebConf5 (quite an improvement from past years!), and so
are listed in the July report in accordance with the paragraph at the top of
this message.

[3] I'd expect that in July or August we received another quarterly statement
for this account reporting a net increase in value, but since Branden hasn't
provided any information about this, and since we don't have online access set
up for that account, I can't include it in this report. I've been nagging him
about several other SPI-related tasks, but I haven't remembered to nag him
about this.