Board Meeting, February 27th, 2008

Board members present

  • Joerg Jaspert (Ganneff) (Vice President)
  • Neil McGovern (Maulkin) (Secretary)
  • Michael Schultheiss (Treasurer)
  • David Graham (cdlu)
  • Luk Claes (luk)
  • Josh Berkus (jberkus)

Board partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel)

Board members absent

  • Bdale Garbee (bdale) (President)
  • Joshua D. Drake (linuxpoet)

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • rico gloeckner (mc)
  • Kåre Thor Olsen (Kaare)
  • Jimmy Kaplowitz (Hydroxide)
  • Mark Brown (broonie)

These are the draft minutes for the February 27th, 2008 SPI Board meeting, held at 19:00 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org. LOG The previous meeting didn't reach quorum, so was delayed. LOG

President's Report

None received

Treasurer's Report

Michael Schultheiss reported that our PaySimple application has been approved.
We've also migrated the data entry app to an SPI machine. Our Tax return has
been filed and according to the USPS tracking info, the IRS has received our
filing.

Secretary's Report

No specific mail received to secretary@

Outstanding Minutes

One set of minutes was raised for approval this meeting:

David Graham moved to approve the January 16th, 2008 minutes, seconded by Michael Schultheiss.

Joerg JaspertAbstain
Neil McGovernYes
Michael SchultheissYes
David GrahamYes
Luk ClaesYes
Josh BerkusYes

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 5, No: 0, Abstain: 1.

Decision on new board member

David Graham moved to vote on both candidates one after each other, seconded by Joerg Jaspert.

Voting on Jimmy Kaplowitz

Joerg JaspertYes
Neil McGovernYes
Michael SchultheissYes
David GrahamYes
Luk ClaesYes
Josh BerkusYes

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 6, No: 0, Abstain: 0.

David Graham then moved, seconded by Neil McGovern that "we accept Jimmy's position immediately and accept Josh's resignation simultaneously with our thanks for his years of service, allowing Jimmy to join the board immediately without affecting our quorum."

Joerg JaspertAbstain
Neil McGovernYes
Michael SchultheissYes
David GrahamYes
Luk ClaesAbstain
Josh BerkusYes

Motion passes with a vote of Yes: 4, No: 0, Abstain: 2.

Voting on Robert Treat

Joerg JaspertNo
Neil McGovernNo
Michael SchultheissNo
David GrahamNo
Luk ClaesNo
Jimmy KaplowitzAbstain

Motion fails with a vote of Yes: 0, No: 5, Abstain: 1.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned until Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 at 19:00 UTC in

spi on irc.oftc.net.

Appendix A: Current Board Membership

Date electedNameRole
[2004-07-29]Bdale GarbeePresident
[2007-08-06]Joerg JaspertVice President
[2006-07-31]Neil McGovernSecretary
[2006-07-31]Michael SchultheissTreasurer
[2007-08-06]Martin Zobel-Helas
[2003-11-29]David Graham
[2007-08-06]Luk Claes
[2007-08-06]Joshua D. Drake
[2008-02-27]Jimmy Kaplowitz