Board meeting, September 14th, 2011

Board members present

  • Bdale Garbee (bdale) (President)
  • Joerg Jaspert (Ganneff) (Vice President)
  • Michael Schultheiss (schultmc) (Treasurer)
  • Jonathan McDowell (Noodles) (Secretary)
  • Clint Adams (Clint)
  • Robert Brockway (Solver)
  • Jimmy Kaplowitz (Hydroxide)
  • Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel)

Board members partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • Joshua D. Drake (linuxpoet)

Board members absent

  • None

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • None

These are the minutes for the September 14th, 2011 SPI Board Meeting, held at 20:30 UTC in #spi on LOG.

President's Report

Bdale reported that he was having ongoing discussions with potential associated projects, but nothing specific to report at present.

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 August 01, 2011 - August 31, 2011

   Ordinary Income
        aptosid                              3.00
        Debian                           3,647.00
        DebConf 11                      10,502.00                      5.00                     285.00
        OpenWrt                             60.00
        PostgreSQL                         520.00
        SPI General                        527.00
        SPI 5%                              81.50
        The HeliOS Project                 110.00

        Total Ordinary Income           15,740.50

   Interest Income
        Key Bank Money Mkt Savings           1.53
        Chase BusinessClassic Checking       0.16
        Chase Bus Select High Yield Savings 11.76

        Total Interest Income               13.45

   Gross Income                         15,753.95

  Ordinary Expenses

          Processing Fees            0.47
          SPI 5%                     0.15

          Total aptosid Exp          0.62

          Processing Fees            24.26
          SPI 5%                     32.35
          Travel (DC10)             950.00

          Total Debian Exp        1,006.61

        DebConf 11
          Processing Fees             0.43

          Total DC11 Exp              0.43
          Processing Fees             0.55
          SPI 5%                      0.25

          Total fd.o Exp              0.80
                                      ---- (OO.o)
          Processing Fees            14.35
          SPI 5%                     14.25

          Total OO.o Exp             28.60

          Processing Fees             3.10
          SPI 5%                      3.00

          Total OpenWrt Exp           6.10

          Processing Fees            12.40
          Server hardware         4,115.70
          SPI 5%                     26.00

          Total PostgreSQL Exp    4,154.10

          PaySimple Monthly Fee      29.95
          Transaction Fees          222.82 

          Total SPI Exp             252.77

        The HeliOS Project
          Processing Fees             2.10
          SPI 5%                      5.50

          Total HeliOS Exp            7.60

        Total Expenses            5,457.63

        Net Income               10,296.32

Balance Sheet as of August 31, 2011

     Current Assets
        Chase BusinessClassic Checking with Interest       8,528.04
        Chase Business Select High Yield Savings          97,585.75
        Key Business Reward Checking                      88,380.75
        Key Business Signature Money Market Savings       36,015.37
        Ameriprise Cash Mgmt Acct                         13,401.62

     Total Current Assets                                243,911.50

   TOTAL ASSETS                                          243,911.50


     General and current liabilities                           0.00

        Reserves held in trust
           aptosid Earmark                       69.32
           Debian Earmark                    54,638.19
           DebConf 11 Earmark                46,355.50
  Earmark           12,849.10
           Gallery Earmark                    7,410.80
           GNU TeXmacs Earmark                   63.60
           LibreOffice Earmark               12,000.00
  Earmark                1,454.09
  Earmark            21,268.64
           OpenVAS                               45.71
           OpenWrt                              945.60
           Open Voting Foundation Earmark       153.65
           OSUNIX                                 0.56
           Path64                                 9.31
           Plan 9 Earmark                     6,500.00
           PostgreSQL Earmark                32,129.06
           Privoxy Earmark                      446.50
           The HeliOS Project                   173.66
           Tux4Kids Earmark                   8,788.85
           YafaRay Earmark                    4,897.20

        Total held in trust                              210,199.34

        General reserves                                  33,712.16

     Total Equity                                        243,911.50

   TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY                            243,911.50

Secretary's report

Jonathan had nothing to report.

Outstanding minutes

Vote on Meeting Minutes for 10th August 2011:

Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Jonathan McDowellYes
Bdale GarbeeYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes
Joerg JaspertYes
Robert BrockwayYes
Clint AdamsAbstain

Motion passed with a vote of 7 yes, 1 abstain, 0 missing.

Items up for discussion FreedomBox as associated project

Vote on FreedomBox as associated project

Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Jonathan McDowellYes
Bdale GarbeeYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes
Joerg JaspertYes
Robert BrockwayYes
Clint AdamsAbstain

Motion passed with a vote of 7 yes, 1 abstain, 0 missing.

Any other business

There was no additional business to discuss.


The meeting was adjourned until Wednesday, October 12th, 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 2011Clint Adams
July 2011Robert Brockway
July 2011Jimmy Kaplowitz

Appendix B: Resolutions

Resolution FreedomBox as associated project


1. FreedomBox is a substantial and significant Free Software project.

2. The FreedomBox Foundation would like SPI's support and assistance,
   including legal help, holding property, and taking donations.


3. FreedomBox 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. The Executive Director of the FreedomBox Foundation, currently James
   Vasile, is recognised by SPI as the authoritative decision maker and SPI
   liaison for FreedomBox.

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