Board meeting, June 12th, 2014

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)
  • Martin Michlmayr (tbm)

Board members partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel)

Board members absent

  • Joshua D. Drake (linuxhiker)

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • Ben Longbons (o11c)
  • Kåre Thor Olsen (Kaare)
  • H W Tovetjärn (totte)

These are the minutes for the June 12th, 2014 SPI Board Meeting, held at 20:00 UTC in #spi on LOG.

President's Report

Bdale welcomed Martin Michlmayr to the board.

Treasurer's report

Michael had had various work emergencies leading to a delay in the completion of the outstanding treasurer's reports. He hoped to have them available within the next few days. He also reported that he'd met with the bookkeeper and was making progress on resolving the issues with them.

Secretary's report

Jonathan had nothing of note to report.

Outstanding minutes

Vote on Meeting Minutes for 8th May 2014 board meeting:

Clint AdamsYes
Robert BrockwayYes
Bdale GarbeeYes
Joerg JaspertYes
Martin MichlmayrYes
Jonathan McDowellYes
Michael SchultheissYes

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

Items up for discussion

Resolution 2014-03-20.rtb.1: Chakra as Associated Project

This was well covered on various SPI lists as well as previous board meetings.

Clint AdamsYes
Robert BrockwayYes
Bdale GarbeeYes
Joerg JaspertYes
Martin MichlmayrYes
Jonathan McDowellYes
Michael SchultheissYes

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

totte was on channel and accepted SPI's invitation on behalf of the Chakra project.

Any other business

Jonathan mentioned that the annual board elections were coming up. There are 3 seats open - Clint, Solver and tbm. He said he'd send a heads up to the -announce and -general lists to remind people they were on their way and to start considering if they want to run.

The annual report was mentioned in terms of having it prepared in time for the AGM; Jonathan said he'd get a skeleton sorted out based on the 2012 report but that the president and treasurer would need to provide sections.


The meeting was adjourned until Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 20:00 UTC in #spi on This will serve as the Annual General Meeting.

Appendix A: Current Board Membership

Last electedNameRole
July 2013Bdale GarbeePresident
July 2013Joerg JaspertVice President
July 2012Jonathan McDowellSecretary
July 2012Michael SchultheissTreasurer
July 2013Joshua D. Drake
July 2013Martin Zobel-Helas
July 2011Clint Adams
July 2011Robert Brockway
N/AMartin Michlmayr

Appendix B: Resolutions

Resolution 2014-03-20.rtb.1: Chakra as Associated Project


1. Chakra is a community based Linux distribution intended to provide a
full operating system primarily for desktop users and is a substantial and
significant Free Software project.  Chakra fosters, promotes and increases
access to software systems available to the general public and supports,
encourages and promotes the creation and development of software available
to the general public.

2. The Chakra developers would like SPI's support and assistance,
including legal assistance, holding property and taking donations.


3. Chakra 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. H W Tovetjaern is recognised by SPI as the authoritative decision maker
and SPI liaison for Chakra.  In the event that H W Tovetjaern is
uncontactable, Neophytos Kolokotronis will take over as SPI liaison.
Future liaisons will be appointed in turn by the sitting project liaison,
or by a simple majority of existing Chakra developers.

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