OSI Board Meeting Minutes, August 4, 2005


Mr. Michael Tiemann, President and Director
Mr. Joi Ito, Director
Mr. Chris DiBona, Director
Mr. Sanjiva Weewarawana, Director
Mr. Rishab Ghosh, Director
Mr. Russ Nelson, Director
Ms. Danese Cooper, Treasurer/Secretary and Director
Mr. Ken Coar, Director
Mr. Bruno Souza, Director
Mr. Mark Radcliffe, General Counsel
Ms. Laura Majerus, Legal Affairs

Not attending:

Mr. Steve Mallet, Webmaster

Meeting called to order at 9:00am PDT with a quorum


a) Last synch on Public Meeting messaging
-Changes will be done by 5:00pm

b) Trademark / Logo

-Trademarkable element, have sent Mr. Colin Viebrock a copyright assignment on the circle so he can assign to OSI. Mr. Viebrock designed the green keyhole element of the OSI Trademark.

-Mr. Radcliffe has sent around another copy of the logo and has received changes. Hoping to get that today.

-Has circulated another version of the trademark license proposal, including an arbitration through UNCITRAL. Can put it up on the website if all agreed...ready to ratify.

-Draft of a license for commercial purposes (merchandising) with a variety of payment schemes will be available in a few days

-Affiliation agreement: Mr. Radcliffe needs to know...What are the principles we are asking them to agree to in order to put the "bug" logo on the website? Finally what is the mark going to look like?

-Once we have a logo, we can print business cards.

Motion 1: Will use Mr. Souza's drawing for our approved logo and will proceed with trademark registration, Mr. Coar seconds, all in favor

Motion 2: Create a "bug" logo of just the green keyhole and contact OSDN and offer them use of the bug on Slashdot, etc. Requiring that if bug is clickable, it be hooked to http://www.opensource.org or all content related to the topic of open source, Mr. DiBona seconds, all in favor

Motion 3: Update website with rules for use of logo and bug, Mr. Radcliffe sending Mr. Mallet instructions, Mr. Tiemann seconds, all in favor

c) Budget Discussion / Vote on Resolution

Resolution R4: Fundraising

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
interests of the Corporation and consistent with the
Corporation's purpose to establish a Project charged with
generating funds for the Open Source Initiative, examining
the issue of fundraising strategies and providing recommendations
to the Board concerning expanding fundraising,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project, to be known
as the "OSI Fundraising Committee", and a Project Management
Committee (PMC) to govern it, to be known as the
"OSI Fundraising PMC", be and hereby are established pursuant
to Bylaws of the Corporation; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the OSI Fundraising PMC be and hereby is responsible
for generating funds for the Open Source Initiative, examining
the issue of fundraising strategies and providing recommendations
to the Board concerning expanding fundraising,

RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, OSI Fundraising"
be and hereby is created, the person holding such office to
serve at the direction of the Board of Directors as the chair
of the OSI Fundraising PMC, and to have primary responsibility
for management of the projects within the scope of responsibility
of the OSI Fundraising PMC; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and
hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of the
OSI Fundraising PMC:

-Joi Ito, OSI Director (Committee Chair)
-Michael Tiemann, OSI President
-Bruno Souza, OSI Director
-Sanjiva Weewarawana, OSI Director
-Rishab Ghosh, OSI Director
-Danese Cooper, OSI Secretary / Treasurer (observer)
-Chris DiBona, OSI Director (observer)

and hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, OSI
Membership to serve in accordance with and
subject to the direction of the Board of Directors and the Bylaws
of the Corporation until death, resignation, retirement, removal or
disqualification, or until a successor is appointed.

-Mr. Tiemann: Call for vote
-Passed by General Consent

d) Website

Content needs to be reviewed before we can publicize our new web presence. Mr. Tiemann and Mr. Nelson will figure out distribution of work.

Meeting adjourned 11:00am PDT

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