OSI Board Meeting Minutes, March 10, 2007

OSI Board Meeting Minutes, March 10, 2007

Day Two 2007 Face to Face Meeting OSI Board

Mr. Michael Tiemann, President
Ms. Danese Cooper, Secretary & Treasurer
Mr. Russ Nelson, Director and Chair of License Approval Committee, Co-Chair of License Proliferation Committee
Mr. Ken Coar, Director and Chair of Membership Committee (by phone)
Mr. Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, Director
Mr. Bruno Souza, Director
Dr. Ernie Prabakar, Board Observer
Ms. Sally Khudairi, Board Observer

Meeting called to order at 9:20 PST with voting quorum established

9:30-11:00 am Discussion About PR Opportunities for OSI (Ms. Khudairi)

1. OSI and Public Relations (Ms. Khudairi, owner):

Dicussion of Public Relations policies for OSI in 2007

Recommendations for general policies for OSI included Vendor & Country Neutrality, Notification when contact is made, Consolidated Press List, Focused commitments for spokesperson availability, Budget and Resources

-Ms. Khudairi owes OSI Board a budget proposal

2. New Website Front Page Redesign (Ms. Cooper, owner):

Discussion of Creative Commons tie-ins, potential web presence connections.

Discussion of Editorial / Mission for website launch. Mr Raymond will draft a statement for the front page of (100 words or less)

3. Events Calendar on website

Discussion of how to cover events we plan to attend, and developing a practice of announcing our appearances.

Possible Events for 2007/08

SXSW (March Austin)
OSCON (July- Portland)
FISL (April Brazil)
FOSS.in (Dec Bangalore)
FOSDEM (Feb Brussels)

4. Discussion of potential Affiliates Program:

1:30-3:00pm Discussion About 2007 Goals

Goals 2007 Topics:

  • Discussion of Public Policy: (Mr. Ghosh is owner)
  • Discussion of Opportunities (scope, dates)
  • Discussion of Membership / Affiliation (Mr. Souza owns this)
  • Discussion of Legal Topics (moved to 3/29 BOD meeting)
  • Discussion of Fundraising (Mr. Tiemann owner)
  • Discussion of Open Source / OSI Positioning (Ms. Khudairi owner)

Meeting adjorned at 17:20 PST