Quorum reached and meeting called to order at 08:10 am PDT.
Guests and Observers
Expected, but Not Present
No report for this month.
The following approved minutes are pending posting on opensource.org:
OSI Change of Address update from Guidestar: Ms. Sharma has initiated inquiry into OSI address update on Guidestar. She apologizes to the Board for not been able to follow-up this inquiry due to limited time availability. She will report back to the Board when update is completed.
Ms. Cooper provided details on OSI finances which included bank balances, funds inflow, outflow and expected expenses as of the end of November 2010.
Ms. Cooper reminded all Board members that remaining expenses for the Paris meeting need to be submitted. Our policy is to submit expenses within 90 days.
Ms. Cooper noted that she mailed the form for a signature card to Mr. Andrew Oliver but he mis-signed it and the bank will not accept it. Ms. Cooper will send a new form.
Ms. Cooper requires the current list of Directors and Officers and addresses for any that have been added. The books will be closed as of December 31, 2010 and the appropriate tax returns and registrations prepared afterwards. The rebate of taxes issue with the IRS has not been resolved yet.
(Listed in alphabetical order)
Nothing to report. Ms. Sharma will follow-up on POSSE and report back.
Mr. Nelson reports the following status:
Mr. Tiemann highlighted the proposal to amend the OSD. This proposal is still under discussion. There is no consensus in the discussion yet.
No report. The timing of the April elections, term limits, and membership committee deliverables are directly proportional to roles and responsibilities for current Board. Dr. Wasserman will touch base with Mr. Phipps on current status.
Mr. Tiemann reiterated the Malaysian government's commitment to open source. BRIC activity is getting picked up in mainstream media. Brazil and India are making a lot of progress in open source, open standards policy.
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.
flosscc.opensource.org is down.
No new activities to report.
Nothing to report.
The next OSI BOD meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Happy New Year everyone!
Meeting adjourned at 09:25 AM PDT.