OSI Board Meeting Minutes, April 11, 2007


Mr. Michael Tiemann, President
Ms. Danese Cooper, Secretary & Treasurer
Mr. Matt Asay, Director
Mr. Ken Coar, Director
Mr. Russ Nelson, Director (joined 8:37am PDT)
Ms. Sally Khudairi, Board Observer
Mr. Ernie Prabakar, Board Observer
Mr. Mark Radcliffe, General Counsel and Board Observer
Mr. Eric Raymond, Founder Emeritus

Meeting Called to Order with a Quorum 8:09am PDT

1. Further discussion of PR Opportunities and Issues

2. Discussion of New Board of Director applicants:

Resolved to have a single issue call on this issue on April 18th

3. Discussion of participation on our Drupal blog:

Possible assignment of 'Officer of the Day' to get more submissions. Creation of "Blog Topics" area on Private Wiki.

4. Committee reports
*Development - No Change since last report
*Finance - All reimbursements for Face to Face meeting sent. Report on cash reserves.
*Secretary - Mr. Tiemann motions to accept public minutes as written for February 7th, 2007. Mr. Coar seconds. Passed by general assent.
*Membership - No Change since last report
*License Approval - No Change since last report
*Wizard Committee - Schedule initial meeting in April or early May (Mr. Eric Raymond our Founder Emeritus, Mr. Tiemann, Mr. Sameer Verma of San Francisco State University, Ms. Cooper, Mr. Radcliffe, Ms. Jennifer Urban of University of Southern California).

5. Checkpoint on tasks/progress from San Francisco meeting

11:00pm PDT, Mr. Coar moves to adjourn, Ms. Cooper seconds. Passed by general consent.

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