OSI Board Meeting Minutes, Sunday, March 13, 2011 (Face-to-Face meeting, San Francisco)

OSI Board Meeting Minutes, Sunday, March 13, 2011 (Face-to-Face meeting, San Francisco)

Meeting started and quorum reached at 10:00 am PDT.


Board Members

  1. Mr. Michael Tiemann, President
  2. Ms. Danese Cooper, Treasurer
  3. Mr. Fabio Kon, Director
  4. Mr. Harshad Gune, Director
  5. Mr. Martin Michlmayr, Director
  6. Mr. Russell Nelson, Director
  7. Mr. Andrew Oliver, Director
  8. Mr. Simon Phipps, Director
  9. Ms. Alolita Sharma, Secretary
  10. Mr. Tony Wasserman, Director

Guests and Observers

  1. Mr. Mark Radcliffe, General Counsel (for approximately two hours)


10:00 – 12:00: OSI Governance and Membership discussion (Mr. Phipps)

Mr. Tiemann walked through the current draft of the governance proposal as presented by Mr. Phipps on behalf of the governance committee.

Mr. Wasserman would like to have an Associate Member category. Mr. Phipps says this is addressed by the Supporter category.

12:00 – 12:30: Walkthrough of Membership Plan (Mr. Wasserman)

Mr. Wasserman provided a walkthrough of the current membership plan to the Board and to Mark Radcliffe in order to find out how easy it is to explain the current plan.

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

13:30 – 14:30: By-laws to include term limit discussion

The resolution is to amend the by-laws to make effective from this point forward that when a Board member has served 2 consecutive terms, they may not serve as a Board member until 12 months have passed from the last time they served on the board. Mr. Tiemann moves the resolution. Mr. Nelson seconded. The resolution was passed with Mr. Oliver opposed.

15:30 – 16:30: IT infrastructure

We discussed the mailing list transition to the new server as well as importing archives. There are approximately 15-20 mailing lists. We also discussed DNS for opensource.org.

16:30 – 17:00: Round-up of action items and deliverables

The Board discussed actions items and deliverables that Board members have agreed to work on.

The Board also discussed the role and purpose of board observers.

17:15 Meeting concludes

Dr. Wasserman calls to adjourn. Mr. Tiemann seconds. Meeting adjourned at 17:15 PDT.