Board meeting, December 10th, 2018

Board members present

  • Jimmy Kaplowitz (Hydroxide) (President)
  • Michael Schultheiss (schultmc) (Treasurer)
  • Tim Potter (tpot) (Secretary)
  • Martin Michlmayr (tbm)
  • Andrew Tridgell (tridge)
  • Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel)

Board members partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • Stephen Frost (Snow-Man)
  • Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox)

Board members absent

  • Luca Filipozzi (luca) (Vice President)

Board advisors present

  • None

Registered guests present

  • Jonathan McDowell (Noodles)
  • Hans Tovetjärn (totte)

These are the minutes for the December 10th, 2018 SPI Board Meeting, held at 20:00 UTC in #spi on LOG.

President's Report

I don't have a lot to report this month; most time was spent on US
holiday stuff, being sick, and starting a new day job.

I'm at least pleased to report that the new job (with Plotly) doesn't
add a conflict of interest with SPI and seems supportive of my
continued involvement. I'll pay attention to my level of availability
going forward and will make any necessary adjustments.

Treasurer's report

Zobel and I are continuing to work on outstanding treasurer tasks and
hope to be caught up shortly.

I'm done with $DAYJOB for the year as of 2018-12-14 and will have more
time to work on outstanding issues.

Secretary's report

The website is now to date on minutes including face-to-face minutes
from New York meeting. Started work on bylaws vote. Still planning to
have this happen mid-January 2019.

Outstanding minutes

Vote on Face-to-Face Minutes for Friday-Saturday, 5-6 October 2018

Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Dimitri John LedkovAbstain
Martin MichlmayrYes
Tim PotterYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Andrew TridgellAbstain
Martin Zobel-HelasYes

Motion passed with a vote of 5 yes, 0 no, 2 abstain and 0 missing.

Vote on Meeting Minutes for Monday 12th November 2018

Jimmy KaplowitzYes
Dimitri John LedkovYes
Martin MichlmayrYes
Tim PotterYes
Michael SchultheissYes
Andrew TridgellYes
Martin Zobel-HelasAbstain

Motion passed with a vote of 6 yes, 0 no, 1 abstain and 0 missing.

Items up for discussion

Spring face-to-face meeting

It was decided after discussion that both a treasurer sprint and a board meeting would take place in New York City on the 27th-28th of February and 1st-2nd of March 2019, respectively. Martin Michlmayr agreed to organize and perform the logistics for meetings around those dates.

Any other business

Tim Potter questioned whether and where to check in notes made during the face-to-face with Mishi which are privileged and so should not be made public. Jimmy Kaplowitz recommended checking them into the board-private git repository.

A conference call to discuss agenda and details for the spring face-to-face meeting was scheduled for January 14th, 2019 at 20:00 UTC.


The meeting was adjourned until Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 20:00 UTC in #spi on

Appendix A: Current Board Membership

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