OSI Board Meeting Minutes, Monday, March 3, 2008

Meeting called to order at 7:15am PST Attendees: Mr. Michael Tiemann, President Ms. Danese Cooper, Secretary & Treasurer Mr. Russ Nelson, Director Ms. Nnenna Nwakanma, Director Ms. Alolita Sharma, Director Mr. Bruno Souza, Director (by phone) Mr. Mark Radcliffe, General Counsel (9h30am PST) Observers: Dr. Ernie Prabhakar, Board Observer Mr. Bdale Garbee, Board Observer Mr. Andrew C. Oliver, Board Observer (10h00am PST) Not Present: Mr. Ken Coar, Director Mr. Raj Mathur, Director Mr. Matt Asay, Director Mr. Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, Director Mr. Zak Greant, Board Observer Agenda: 1. Membership (Mr. Souza, 9:00am-10:30am) Discussion of report submitted by Bruno about the topic of OSI as a member organization. Goal to publish a Strawman document in March 2008 and to develop a presentation in the OSCON timeframe a version 3.0 OSI 2. Discussion of new board candidates (Ms. Cooper, 10:30am-11:30am) Key skillset should be people who are adept at making membership work. Emeritus Board Members: * Matt Asay * Raj Mathur Re-elections (must submit a statement to board before meeting 3/12): * Ken Coar * Russ Nelson * Danese Cooper Reconfirmations (on slate for 3/12): * Alolita Sharma * Nnenna Nwakanma Board Observers term ending (Mr. Tiemann): * David Axemark * Fede Heinz * Sally Khudairi * Laura Majerus Discussion of candidates to which we plan to send applications 3. Voting and Action Items (Mr. Tiemann, 11:30am-1:00pm) * AGPL (vote on March 12) * Trademark Enforcement (wait for new board) Mr. Tiemann moved that we authorize Mr. Radcliffe to explore how best to develop a Pro Bono Legal matching service under the auspices of OSI. Ms. Sharma seconded. Passed by unanimous consent. Mr. Tiemann authorized travel expenditures in connection with establishment of TRAC as organizational tool for OSI. Mr. Prabhakar updated TRAC system with action items from this meeting. 4. Logo Licensing (Mr. Nelson 1:00pm-2:00pm) Discussion, review and deployment of existing draft agreements for logo licensing. Ms. Cooper moved to adjourn the meeting 12:05pm PST, Mr. Tiemann seconded. Meeting adjourned at 3:00pm PST.

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