Board meeting, May 11th, 2011

Board members present

  • Bdale Garbee (bdale) (President)
  • Joerg Jaspert (Ganneff) (Vice President)
  • Michael Schultheiss (schultmc) (Treasurer)
  • Jonathan McDowell (Noodles) (Secretary)
  • David Graham (cdlu)
  • Jimmy Kaplowitz (Hydroxide)
  • Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel)

Board members partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • None

Board members absent

  • Joshua D. Drake (linuxpoet)

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • Bill Allombert (yp17)
  • Kåre Thor Olsen (Kaare)
  • Mark Walling (mwalling)
  • MJ Ray (slef)

These are the minutes for the May 11th, 2011 SPI Board meeting, held at 20:30 UTC in #spi on LOG.

President's Report

Bdale reported that he was pleased to see the recent announcement from the US DJ regarding the CPTN transaction, at

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 April 01, 2011 - April 30, 2011

   Ordinary Income
        Debian                           1,287.02                    100.00
        Gallery                             10.00                     444.96
        OpenWrt                            150.00
        PostgreSQL                          50.00
        SPI General                        125.00
        SPI 5%                              88.40
        The HeliOS Project                 225.00

        Total Ordinary Income            2,480.38

   Interest Income
        Key Bank Money Mkt Savings           1.48
        Chase BusinessClassic Checking       0.37
        Chase Bus Select High Yield Savings  3.27

        Total Interest Income                5.12

   Gross Income                          2,485.50

  Ordinary Expenses

          Hard Drive                265.00
          Processing Fees            19.52
          SPI 5%                     22.25

          Total Debian Exp          306.77
          Processing Fees             4.35
          SPI 5%                      5.00

          Total fd.o Exp              9.35

          Processing Fees             0.75
          SPI 5%                      0.50

          Total Gallery Exp           1.25
                                      ---- (OO.o)
          Processing Fees            19.52
          SPI 5%                     22.25

          Total OO.o Exp             41.77

          Processing Fees             6.35
          SPI 5%                      7.50

          Total OpenWrt Exp          13.85

          Processing Fees             2.45
          SPI 5%                      2.50

          Total PostgreSQL Exp        4.95

          PaySimple Monthly Fee      29.95
          Transaction Fees            7.10

          Total SPI Exp              37.05

        The HeliOS Project
          Expense Reimbursement     346.61
          Processing Fees            10.10
          SPI 5%                     11.25

          Total HeliOS Exp          367.96

          Books                      69.91

          Total YafaRay Exp          69.91

        Total Expenses              852.79

        Net Income                1,632.71

Balance Sheet as of April 30, 2011

     Current Assets
        Chase BusinessClassic Checking with Interest      48,572.83
        Chase Business Select High Yield Savings          27,567.42
        Key Business Reward Checking                      43,010.69
        Key Business Signature Money Market Savings       36,009.30
        Ameriprise Cash Mgmt Acct                         13,401.62

     Total Current Assets                                168,561.86

   TOTAL ASSETS                                          168,561.86


     General and current liabilities                           0.00

        Reserves held in trust
           aptosid Earmark                       57.88
           Debian Earmark                    35,699.99
  Earmark           12,827.40
           Gallery Earmark                    7,383.70
           GNU TeXmacs Earmark                   63.60
  Earmark                1,454.09
  Earmark            20,433.53
           OpenVAS                               45.71
           OpenWrt                              779.70
           Open Voting Foundation Earmark       153.65
           OSUNIX                                 0.56
           Path64                                 9.31
           Plan 9 Earmark                     6,500.00
           PostgreSQL Earmark                27,487.53
           Privoxy Earmark                      446.50
           The HeliOS Project                    23.08
           Tux4Kids Earmark                   8,788.85
           YafaRay Earmark                    4,897.20

        Total held in trust                              127,052.28

        General reserves                                  41,509.58

     Total Equity                                        168,561.86

   TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY                            168,561.86

Secretary's report

Jonathan mentioned that had enquired about associated project status and that he expected a resolution about this for the next board meeting.

Outstanding minutes

Vote on Meeting Minutes for 13th April 2011:

Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Jonathan McDowellYes
Bdale GarbeeYes
Michael Schultheiss Yes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes
David GrahamYes
Joerg JaspertAbstain

Motion passed with a vote of 6 yes, 1 abstain, 0 missing.

Items up for discussion

2011-04-13.mzh.1: Jenkins as associated project

Vote on 2011-04-13.mzh.1: Jenkins as associated project

Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Jonathan McDowellYes
Bdale GarbeeYes
Michael Schultheiss Yes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes
David GrahamYes
Joerg JaspertYes

Motion passed with a vote of 7 yes, 0 missing.

Any other business

Martin mentioned that Midnight Commander had approached him and were keen for SPI to hold their domain.

There was further discussion about the upcoming board election in July and Jonathan suggested he'd email spi-project to poke project liaisons about it.


The meeting was adjourned until Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 at 20:30 UTC in #spi on

Appendix A: Current Board Membership

Last electedNameRole
July 2010Bdale GarbeePresident
July 2010Joerg JaspertVice President
July 2009Jonathan McDowellSecretary
July 2009Michael SchultheissTreasurer
July 2010Joshua D. Drake
July 2010Martin Zobel-Helas
July 2008David Graham
July 2008Jimmy Kaplowitz

Appendix B: Resolutions

2011-04-26.mzh.1: Jenkins as associated project


1. Jenkins is a substantial and useful open source project.

2. The Jenkins developers would like SPI's support and assistance,
   including taking donations.


3. Jenkins 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. Kohsuke Kawaguchi is recognised by SPI as the current
   authoritative decision maker and SPI liaison for Jenkins. He is
   acting on behalf of the interim governance board. Successors will
   be appointed by the said governance board when need be.

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