Quorum reached and meeting called to order at 08:03 am PDT.
Guests and Observers
Expected, but Not Present
The following minutes were reviewed for public posting.
July 7, 2010 - Monthly board meeting minutes
Mr. Tiemann moved that the minutes be approved after review by the board. Dr. Michlmayr seconded the motion. Mr. Oliver abstained. Minutes approved by general consent.
No report by the President this month.
Ms. Sharma reported:
Ms. Cooper reported:
Tax Matters: Have not yet resolved the rebate of taxes issue with the IRS. Accountant still researching. Still not paying any penalty until definitive word determined.
Banking Details: Ms. Cooper provided details on OSI finances which included bank balances, funds inflow, outflow and expected expenses as of end of July 2010. Ms. Cooper also stated that a signature card has been mailed to add Mr. Oliver as a signer on the current OSI bank accounts. Reimbursements for Raleigh face-to-face meeting have been processed.
Postal Mail: As of August 10, 2010, bank statements and some junk mail was received.
a) Network for Good account information update as per Martin's request - follow-up in progress
b) PayPal account reinstatement - follow-up in progress
Mr. Nelson discussed the current situation with OSI's PayPal account. He will follow-up with PayPal and try to get this resolved.
(Listed in alphabetical order)
The education committee postponed its monthly meeting due to OSCON. The next meeting is scheduled for the 4th Friday of August (August 27th).
No report submitted.
No report submitted.
Mr. Phipps reported activity highlights for the membership-governance committee for the month of July:
Mr. Phipps talked about the feedback from the OSCON foundations meeting. Some of the interested foundations included ASF, Mozilla, Eclipse and several other smaller non-profits. These organizations would like to affiliate with the OSI and lend their support.
Mr. Phipps would like to call a committee meeting to lead the charge to build an affiliate program, a general membership program, corporate membership, and membership for other organizations like the FLOSS competency centers which are quasi-government organizations. Mr. Kon mentioned that the FLOSS competency centers are mostly public-private partnerships and there is no specific percentage for participation from various organizations in these competency centers. Mr. Oliver thinks the structure proposed by Mr. Phipps is too hierarchical. Ms. Sharma wondered if Mr. Phipps would publish a timeline for deliverables for the work expected from committee projects that are to be kicked off in the near future. Mr. Tiemann mentioned that we (all board members) could contribute actively to these projects.
Next steps include constituting a membership committee with invitations to other interested foundations. Building an Affiliate program would be a board activity initially.
Mr. Phipps moved that the board approve that the membership governance committee shall be composed of individuals who accept to participate. These members will be drawn from existing board members and other volunteers. Ms. Sharma seconded. The motion was approved by general consent.
Questions raised by various board members:
Dr. Michlmayr reports -
The OSI Board responded to the majority of inquiries and questions addressed to it since the last Board meeting. The news section on opensource.org was continuously populated with fresh news.
Nothing major to report. Mr. Nelson reiterated his interest in continuing to support the OSI as hostmaster as long as is necessary.
Ms. Sharma reports that OSI board members participating at OSCON met with various open source community members and discussed membership as well as other OSI initiatives such as education and policy matters. Mr. Nelson's BOF on Open Data drew an interested group of people who worked on an initial draft of an Open Data Definition. See Mr. Nelson's report on the OSI wiki for more details.
Logistics for OSI face-to-face meeting at OWF (Ms. Sharma, Mr. Michlmayr)
Details about the logistics can be found on the OSI wiki.
Agenda for OSI face-to-face meeting at OWF (Ms. Sharma)
Ms. Sharma has set up a document on the OSI wiki for adding agenda items for discussion at our face-to-face meeting. Board members are requested to add any topics for discussion to this document.
Discussion deferred till next meeting.
Should the OSI develop a consensus on Open Core, or leave it to individual board members to blog their differing opinions?
Position statement drafted by Mr. Phipps and reviewed by several OSI board members needs to be voted on and published.
Approval of Minutes
Mr. Tiemann moved that the July 7 meeting minutes be approved after review by the board. Dr. Michlmayr seconded the motion. Mr. Oliver abstains. Minutes approved by general consent.
The next OSI BOD meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 8:00 AM PDT.
Ms. Sharma moved that we adjourn the meeting. Mr. Tiemann seconds. Meeting adjourned at 08:57 am.