This is the proposed agenda for the Board meeting of Wednesday, December 17th, 2008, to be held at 20:00 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org.

  1. Opening
  2. Roll call (Tentative regrets from Neil McGovern, Joerg Jaspert, and Michael Schultheiss)
  3. President's report (Bdale Garbee)
  4. Treasurer's report (Michael Schultheiss)
  5. Secretary's report (Jimmy Kaplowitz)
  6. Outstanding minutes
    1. March 19th, 2008 (Neil McGovern)
    2. April 16th, 2008 (Neil McGovern)
    3. May 21th, 2008 (Neil McGovern)
    4. June 18th, 2008 (Neil McGovern)
    5. July 2nd, 2008 (Neil McGovern)
    6. August 20th, 2008 (Neil McGovern)
    7. October 15th, 2008 (Jimmy Kaplowitz) (amended to note David Graham's presence in the attendee list)
    8. November 19th, 2008 (Jimmy Kaplowitz)
  7. Items up for discussion:
    1. Resolution 2008-12-17.bg.1: Privoxy as associated project
  8. Any other business
  9. Next board meeting - Wednesday, January 21st, 2009, 20:00 UTC

President's Report


Treasurer's Report

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

Income Statement
for the Period November 01, 2008 - November 30, 2008

   Ordinary Income
        Debian                           6,741.03
        Freedesktop.org                     10.00
        Gallery                            160.00
        Madwifi.org                         90.00
        OpenOffice.org                       5.26
        PostgreSQL                         850.26
        SPI General                        399.00
        SPI 5%                             140.31

        Total Ordinary Income            8,395.86

   Interest Income
        Key Bank Money Mkt Savings          98.54

        Total Interest Income               98.54

   Gross Income                          8,494.40

  Ordinary Expenses
          Processing Fees          17.57
          SPI 5%                   86.17

          Total Debian Exp        103.74

          Equipment             1,319.97
          Processing Fees           0.40
          SPI 5%                    0.48

          Total FDO Exp         1,320.85

          Processing Fees           4.84
          SPI 5%                    7.76

          Total Gallery Exp        12.60

          Transfer to GNOME Found  20.00

          Total GNOME Exp          20.00

          Processing Fees           3.60
          SPI 5%                    4.32

          Total Madwifi.org Exp     7.92

          Processing Fees           0.21
          SPI 5%                    0.25

          Total OpenOffice.org Exp  0.46

          Processing Fees          23.79
          SPI 5%                   41.32
          Travel Reimbursement  1,873.20

          Total PostgreSQL Exp  1,938.31

          PaySimple Monthly Fee    29.95
          Office Supplies          20.32
          Postage                  18.70
          Transaction Fees         28.30

          Total SPI Exp            97.27

          Travel Reimbursement    474.95

          Total T4K Exp           474.95

        Total Expenses          3,976.10

        Net Income              4,518.30

Balance Sheet as of November 30, 2008

     Current Assets
        Key Business Reward Checking                      33,417.23
        Key Business Signature Money Market Savings       97,878.16
        Ameriprise Cash Mgmt Acct                         13,336.39

     Total Current Assets                                144,631.78

   TOTAL ASSETS                                          144,631.78


     General and current liabilities                           0.00

        Reserves held in trust
           Debian Earmark                    80,575.27
           Drupal Earmark                     2,650.00
           Freedesktop.org Earmark            1,666.83
           Gallery Earmark                    5,974.69
           GNU TeXmacs Earmark                    9.70
           Madwifi.org Earmark                1,004.11
           OpenOffice.org Earmark             1,185.32
           Open Voting Foundation Earmark       392.67
           Plan 9 Earmark                     6,500.00
           PostgreSQL Earmark                11,919.46
           Tux4Kids Earmark                   3,325.05

        Total held in trust                              115,203.10

        General reserves                                  29,428.68

     Total Equity                                        144,631.78

   TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY                            144,631.78

Secretary's report

I am in the process of arranging an online meeting for this upcoming
weekend (Dec 20th or 21st) including SPI site administrator Joerg Jaspert,
website volunteer MJ Ray, and me to discuss plans for moving forward with the
website overhaul. There should be more news on this front in time for the
January secretary's report.

Resolution 2008-12-17.bg.1: Privoxy as associated project

(Secretary's note: The text of this resolution was not distributed significantly in advance of the meeting, but it has been allowed onto the agenda since the substance of the resolution was discussed extensively on the spi-private mailing list well in advance of this meeting, and since the meeting announcement which was sent out more than 48 hours in advance included a reference to the possibility of a previously discussed and positively viewed associated project resolution or two being discussed at the meeting. Given the lack of advance notice of the exact text, it will not be voted on at this meeting if any board members present object to doing so.)


 1. Privoxy is a significant Free Software project, delivering a non-caching
    HTTP proxy that is commonly used to increase a user's privacy level,
    to block ads, and to rewrite content for other purposes.

 2. The Privoxy developers would like SPI's support and assistance,
    including receiving and holding property (e.g., donations) on behalf
    of the project, dispersing donations to project members, legal
    advice and representation, holding assets such as the privoxy.org domain,
    and possibly other services to be decided later by the Privoxy developers.


 3. Privoxy 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

 4. Fabian Keil is recognised by SPI as the current authoritative decision
    maker for Privoxy.  This can be changed in the future by consensus vote
    of Hal Burgiss, Fabian Keil, and David Schmidt.

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