Board meeting, September 11th, 2014

Board members present

  • Joerg Jaspert (Ganneff) (Vice President)
  • Martin Michlmayr (tbm) (Secretary)
  • Robert Brockway (Solver)
  • Joshua D. Drake (linuxhiker)
  • Jonathan McDowell (Noodles)
  • Gregers Petersen (glp)
  • Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel)

Board members partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • Bdale Garbee (bdale) (President)
  • Michael Schultheiss (schultmc) (Treasurer)

Board members absent

  • None

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • Bill Allombert (yp17)
  • Ben Longbons (o11c)

These are the minutes for the September 11th, 2014 SPI Board Meeting, held at 20:00 UTC in #spi on LOG.

President's Report

Bdale Garbee was not present, so there is no report from the President.

Treasurer's report

Michael Schultheiss was not present, so there is no report from the Treasurer.

Secretary's report

Martin Michlmayr stated that the web site and by-laws had been updated to reflect the current directors and officers. Martin Zobel-Helas kindly prepared minutes for the August meeting. Martin Michlmayr found a minor inaccuracy in the July minutes which he proposed to fix without re-approval from the board; there were no objections.

Outstanding minutes

Vote on Meeting Minutes for 14th August 2014:

Robert BrockwayYes
Joshua D. DrakeAbstain
Joerg JaspertYes
Jonathan McDowellAbstain
Martin MichlmayrYes
Gregers PetersenYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

Motion passed with a vote of 5 yes, 2 abstain, 0 missing.

Any other business

Jonathan McDowell mentioned that he had fixed the members website back at the start of August such that the repository in version control matches the code running on the server.

Robert Brockway asked whether he could proceed with the suggestion he made on the SPI mailing list a few weeks ago that SPI join the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC). According to Brockway, they would be a useful source of information on running a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the state of New York and they offer affordable options for D&O insurance. Jonathan McDowell would like a better understanding of the annual dues that we would be committing to, and Joerg Jaspert said that we needed a resolution to vote on.

Martin Zobel-Helas noted that one project, Sonar GNU/Linux, has requested to join SPI but there are some open questions regarding the structure of the project. We are currently waiting to hear from them.


The meeting was adjourned until Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 20:00 UTC in #spi on

Appendix A: Current Board Membership

Last electedNameRole
July 2013Bdale GarbeePresident
July 2013Joerg JaspertVice President
July 2014Martin MichlmayrSecretary
July 2012Michael SchultheissTreasurer
July 2012Jonathan McDowell
July 2013Joshua D. Drake
July 2013Martin Zobel-Helas
July 2014Robert Brockway
July 2014Gregers Petersen