Board meeting, August 13th, 2018

Board members present

  • Luca Filipozzi (luca) (Vice President)
  • Michael Schultheiss (schultmc) (Treasurer)
  • Stephen Frost (Snow-Man)
  • Jimmy Kaplowitz (Hydroxide)
  • Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel)
  • Tim Potter (tpot)
  • Andrew Tridgell (tridge)

Board members partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • Martin Michlmayr (tbm) (President)
  • Valerie Young (spectranaut) (Secretary)

Board members absent

  • None

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • Jonathan McDowell (Noodles)

These are the minutes for the August 13th, 2018 SPI Board Meeting, held at 20:00 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org. LOG.

President's Report

Martin Michlmayr was unable to attend at the last minute and no President's Report was made available before the meeting.

Treasurer's report

Martin Zobel-Helas published the final reports for 2017 via the SPI website. Michael Schultheiss and Zobel-Helas are working through outstanding reimbursements and should have the June and July treasurer's reports out soon. Reimbursements are in progress for DebConf18.

Secretary's report

In the absence of secretary Valerie Young, Filipozzi presented the following highlights. A board election was held and three vacancies were filled. A membership ping was undertaken in preparation for the bylaw vote. People unaware of the vote (which was announced on the announcement mailing list) who were pinged expressed unhappiness with the lack of direct notification about the vote.

Outstanding minutes

Monday, 11th June 2018

The minutes for the meeting on 11th June 2018 are still outstanding.

Monday 9th July 2018

The minutes for the meeting on 9th July 2018 are still outstanding.

Appointment of board officers

Four positions were open for election during this meeting.

Secretary

Tim Potter was elected unopposed to the position of Secretary.

Treasurer

Michael Schultheiss was elected unopposed to the position of Treasurer.

Vice-President

Luca Filipozzi was elected unopposed to the position of Vice-President.

President

Martin Michlmayr and Jimmy Kaplowitz nominated themselves for the position of President. Michlmayr commented that he would have less time this year and recommended Kaplowitz who would have more time. Jimmy Kaplowitz was elected to the position four to two, with one abstention.

Luca FilipozziJimmy Kaplowitz
Stephen FrostJimmy Kaplowitz
Jimmy KaplowitzAbstain
Tim PotterJimmy Kaplowitz
Michael SchultheissJimmy Kaplowitz
Andrew TridgellMartin Michlmayr
Martin Zobel-HelasMartin Michlmayr

Items up for discussion

Resolution 2018-07-09.mm.1: Removal of MadWifi as an associated project

Luca FilipozziYes
Stephen FrostYes
Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Tim PotterYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Andrew TridgellYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

Motion passed with a vote of 7 yes, 0 no, 0 abstain and 0 missing.

Resolution 2018-07-13.mm.1: Removal of OSUNIX as an associated project

Luca FilipozziYes
Stephen FrostYes
Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Tim PotterYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Andrew TridgellYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

Motion passed with a vote of 7 yes, 0 no, 0 abstain and 0 missing.

Resolution 2018-07-13.mm.2: Removal of Path64 as an associated project

Luca FilipozziYes
Stephen FrostYes
Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Tim PotterYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Andrew TridgellYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

Motion passed with a vote of 7 yes, 0 no, 0 abstain and 0 missing.

Resolution 2018-07-13.mm.3: Removal of TideSDK as an associated project

Luca FilipozziYes
Stephen FrostYes
Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Tim PotterYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Andrew TridgellYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

Motion passed with a vote of 7 yes, 0 no, 0 abstain and 0 missing.

Resolution 2018-07-13.mm.4: Removal of Fresco as an associated project

Luca FilipozziYes
Stephen FrostYes
Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Tim PotterYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Andrew TridgellYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

Motion passed with a vote of 7 yes, 0 no, 0 abstain and 0 missing.

Resolution 2018-08-10.mm.1: Removal of Open64 as an associated project

Luca FilipozziYes
Stephen FrostYes
Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Tim PotterYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Andrew TridgellYes
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

Motion passed with a vote of 7 yes, 0 no, 0 abstain and 0 missing.

IT plan

Luca Filipozzi briefly expressed the need for a clear direction on whether to pursue 'serverless' (i.e., find service providers for everything we do) or 'server' (meaning we'll get a few EC2 instances) with hopefully an almost unanimous agreement by the board. As we have cash available Filipozzi mentioned that our IT plan shouldn't be about cost but rather whether we should outsource (effectively).

It was agreed to start and continue the discussion over the board mailing list.

Any other business

Face-to-face meeting

It was agreed to give Valerie Young some more time to express a preference for a date for the face-to-face meeting, currently a tie between October 6th and November 10th.

Bylaw vote

It was agreed that Stephen Frost will attempt to automate the bylaw vote request emails by mid-September.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned until Monday, September 10th, 2018 at 20:00 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org.

Appendix A: Current Board Membership

Last electedNameRole
July 2016Jimmy KaplowitzPresident
July 2018Luca FilipozziVice President
July 2018Michael SchultheissTreasurer
July 2016Tim PotterSecretary
July 2018Stephen Frost
July 2017Martin Michlmayr
July 2017Andrew Tridgell
July 2017Valerie Young
July 2016Martin Zobel-Helas

Appendix B: Resolutions

Resolution 2018-07-09.mm.1: Removal of MadWifi as an associated project

WHEREAS

1. MadWifi became an Associated Project of SPI in 2008.

2. The goal of the MadWifi project was to coordinate development of
   the Atheros drivers for Linux.

3. The MadWifi driver has been obsoleted by ath5k and ath9k, which are
   both part of the Linux kernel now.  Development of these drivers is
   taken care of by the Linux kernel programmers.

4. The MadWifi project is no longer active.

5. Donations to the MadWifi project were made to improve Atheros and
   wireless support for Linux.

5. The MadWifi project has voted to transfer its assets held by SPI
   to the OpenWrt project.  OpenWrt performs significant work on
   improving wireless support for Linux.

6. While the MadWifi project is no longer active, they would like to
   preserve the domain name and web site for historical purposes.

7. The OpenWrt project has agreed to take on stewardship of the assets
   previously intended for MadWifi.  The OpenWrt project has confirmed
   that it intends to preserve the MadWifi domain name(s) and
   website(s) as long as they are deemed relevant.

THE SPI BOARD RESOLVES THAT

1. MadWifi will be removed as an SPI Associated Project.

2. SPI will no longer actively seek donations on behalf of MadWifi.

3. All assets, including (without limitation) money, domain names, and
   any future donations, held by SPI on behalf of MadWifi, will
   henceforth be held on behalf of OpenWrt.

4. This is subject to any undischarged obligations MadWifi may have.
   We are not aware of any such undischarged obligations.  We ask
   anyone who is aware of any to notify us within 30 days of this
   resolution.

Resolution 2018-07-13.mm.1: Removal of OSUNIX as an associated project

WHEREAS

1. OSUNIX became an Associated Project of SPI in 2009.

2. The goal of OSUNIX was to be the first entirely open source
   OpenSolaris technology distribution.

3. OSUNIX is no longer active.

4. Donations to OSUNIX were made to improve open source OpenSolaris
   technologies.

5. OSUNIX project liaison Christopher Bergström has decided to transfer
   funds held by SPI to the OpenZFS project, another SPI Associated
   Project based on technology from OpenSolaris.

THE SPI BOARD RESOLVES THAT

1. OSUNIX will be removed as an SPI Associated Project.

2. SPI will no longer actively seek donations on behalf of OSUNIX.

3. All assets, including (without limitation) money and any future
   donations, held by SPI on behalf of OSUNIX, will henceforth be held
   on behalf of OpenZFS.

4. This is subject to any undischarged obligations OSUNIX may have.
   We are not aware of any such undischarged obligations.  We ask anyone
   who is aware of any to notify us within 30 days of this resolution.

Resolution 2018-07-13.mm.2: Removal of Path64 as an associated project

WHEREAS

1. Path64 became an Associated Project of SPI in 2009.

2. Path64 was the open source community version of PathScale's
   compiler.

3. The Path64 project is no longer active.

4. Path64 project liaison Christopher Bergström has decided to transfer
   funds held by SPI to the OpenZFS project.

THE SPI BOARD RESOLVES THAT

1. Path64 will be removed as an SPI Associated Project.

2. SPI will no longer actively seek donations on behalf of Path64.

3. All assets, including (without limitation) money and any future
   donations, held by SPI on behalf of Path64, will henceforth be held
   on behalf of OpenZFS.

4. This is subject to any undischarged obligations Path64 may have.
   We are not aware of any such undischarged obligations.  We ask anyone
   who is aware of any to notify us within 30 days of this resolution.

Resolution 2018-07-13.mm.3: Removal of TideSDK as an associated project

WHEREAS

1. TideSDK became an Associated Project of SPI in 2012.

2. TideSDK was an HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript framework.

3. The TideSDK project is no longer active.

4. SPI made several unsuccessful attempts to contact project liaison
   David Pratt.

5. SPI could not locate anyone from the TideSDK project team.

THE SPI BOARD RESOLVES THAT

1. TideSDK will be removed as an SPI Associated Project.

2. SPI will no longer actively seek donations on behalf of TideSDK.

3. All assets, including (without limitation) money and any future
   donations, held by SPI on behalf of TideSDK, will henceforth be moved
   to SPI's general fund.

4. This is subject to any undischarged obligations TideSDK may have.
   We are not aware of any such undischarged obligations.  We ask anyone
   who is aware of any to notify us within 30 days of this resolution.

Resolution 2018-07-13.mm.4: Removal of Fresco as an associated project

WHEREAS

1. Fresco is an Associated Project of SPI.

2. Fresco (originally named the Berlin Project) was a windowing system
   derived from a powerful structured graphics toolkit originally based
   on InterViews.

3. The Fresco project is no longer active.

4. SPI doesn't hold any assets on behalf of the Fresco project.

THE SPI BOARD RESOLVES THAT

1. Fresco will be removed as an SPI Associated Project.

2. SPI will no longer actively seek donations on behalf of Fresco.

3. This is subject to any undischarged obligations Fresco may have.
   We are not aware of any such undischarged obligations.  We ask anyone
   who is aware of any to notify us within 30 days of this resolution.

Resolution 2018-08-10.mm.1: Removal of Open64 as an associated project

WHEREAS

1. Open64 became an Associated Project of SPI in 2011.

2. Open64 is an open source compiler based on Pro64.

3. SPI does not currently hold any funds or other assets for Open64.

4. SPI has not provided any services to Open64 in several years.

5. Open64 project representative Aida Rivas and Shin-Ming Liu agree
   with the termination of the relationship between SPI and Open64.

THE SPI BOARD RESOLVES THAT

1. Open64 will be removed as an SPI Associated Project.

2. SPI will no longer actively seek donations on behalf of Open64.

3. This is subject to any undischarged obligations Open64 may have.
   We are not aware of any such undischarged obligations.  We ask anyone
   who is aware of any to notify us within 30 days of this resolution.