Board meeting, October 14th, 2003

Attending:

  • Benj. Mako Hill
  • Drew Streib
  • Ean Schuessler
  • Ian Jackson
  • John Goerzen
  • Martin 'Joey' Schulze
  • Wichert Akkerman

Invitees present:

  • David Graham
  • Manoj Srivastava
  • Michael Banck
  • Peter Palfrader
  • Stuart Walsh

Agenda:

  1. Opening
  2. Roll call
  3. Board membership for expired members Ian Jackson and Martin Schulze
  4. Approving minutes from July 8 and September 9 meetings
  5. OFTC update
  6. Partnering with Transforming Knowledge Spaces
  7. Date for next meeting

Recorder: Wichert Akkerman (Secretary)

SPI board meeting, October 14, 2003, meeting opened: 19:14 UTC, meeting closed: 20:10 UTC.

Board membership for expired members Ian Jackson and Martin Schulze

Since both Ian Jackson and Martin Schulze finished their three year term on the board and Manoj Srivastava resigned from the board there are vacancies which should be filled. There were a number of competing proposals from David Graham and Ian Jackson to fill the vacant positions on the board. The basic differences between the proposals from David and Ian are:

  • David's proposal calls for an immediate election
  • Ian's proposal immediately temporarily reappoints Ian and Joey
  • Ian's proposal adds an apology for the ad-hoc organisation of this election and the fact that the bylaws reform has stalled
  • David's proposal calls for two new board members to be select, while Ian's proposals allow two or three new members

In order to to select a final resolution Ian proposed to vote on the separate issues. Ean called for a vote to immediately reappoint Ian and Joey:

Benjamin abstains
Drew in favour
Ean in favour
John against
Wichert abstains

The motion passes with two votes in favour and one against. Next Ean called for a vote on appointing two or three board members:

Benjamin three
Drew three
Ean three
Wichert abstains
John two

This brought the current selection to a variant of Ian's proposal 2003-10-14.iwj.5. Wichert suggested changing paragraph 19 to change the time-frame for suggesting bylaws changes since he felt the board could work on that during the election process as well. Nobody objects to the amendment. Ean calls for a vote:

Benjamin in favour
Drew in favour
Ean in favour
John in favour
Wichert in favour

Resolution 2003-10-14.iwj.6 is accepted with five votes in favour and none against.

Approving minutes from July 8 and September 9 meetings>

John Goerzen moved to accept the minutes for both meetings.

Benjamin in favour
Drew abstains
Ean in favour
Ian in favour
Joey abstains
John in favour

The minutes are accepter with 4 votes in favour and none against.

OFTC update

Ian complained there was no report submitted for this agenda as required by resolution 2003-09-09.iwj.1, however since the update is very short Ean allowed the update.

David Graham announced that OFTC has a new chair: Stuart Walsh. Everyone congratulates Stuart on his new position.

Partnering with Transforming Knowledge Spaces

Benjamin proposed resolution 2003-09-16.bmh.1.mgs which proposes to partner with the Transforming Knowledge Spaces organisation. Ean called for a vote:

Benjamin in favour
Drew in favour
Ean in favour
Ian in favour
Joey in favour
John abstains

the resolution is accepted with 5 votes in favour and none against.

Date for next meeting

The date for the next meeting is set at November 11, 19:00 UTC.