OSI Board Meeting Minutes, March 18th, 2015



Quorum reached and meeting called to order at 16:02 UTC.


Board Members

  • Richard Fontana
  • Leslie Hawthorn
  • Patrick Masson
  • Mike Milinkovich
  • Allison Randal
  • Tony Wasserman

Sent Regrets

  • Deb Bryant
  • Simon Phipps
  • Bruno Souza
  • Luis Villa
  • Stefano Zacchiroli

Operations Committee (Patrick)

Below are the OSI Individual and Affiliate Member election results from Helios

Affiliate Candidates
Gabriele Ruffatti:11.36%
David Mertz:9.09%
Mike Milinkovich:36.36%
Stephane Ribas:11.36%
Ean Schuessler:13.64%
Paul Tagliamonte:18.18%
Individual Candidates
Chris Aniszczyk:9.50%
Alê Borba:1.13%
VM Brasseur:3.62%
Kevin P. Fleming:3.39%
Richard Fontana:17.19%
Leslie Hawthorn:14.71%
Steve Holden:5.66%
David Hurley:2.71%
Seth Kenlon:1.81%
Sandeep L Khuperkar:2.71%
Shir Kodner:2.94%
Diana Matonis:5.20%
Pierre Ndongo:0.23%
Joseph Potvin:2.71%
Allison Randal:22.40%
Italo Vignoli:4.07%

Motion (Patrick): Accept the OSI Individual and Affiliate Member elections results as reported by the Helios Voting System
Second (Mike).
Discussion: The results of elections for both Individual and Affiliate Member Board seats are advisory only and the OSI Board must make the formal appointments to all open Board seats.
Vote: 6 Yes; 0 No; 0 Abstain

Motion (Patrick): Appoint the following people to serve on the Board of Directors of the Open Source Initiative, beginning April 1st, 2015.
Holding an Individual Member Board Seat for a term of two years, from April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2017, will be:

  • Richard Fontana
  • Leslie Hawthorn
  • Allison Randal
Holding an Affiliate Member Board Seat for a term of three years, from April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2018, will be:
  • Mike Milinkovich
  • Paul Tagliamonte
Second (Tony).
Discussion: The OSI was fortunate to have a great slate of candidates this year. We are very thankful for all of those who steeped up to run for the Board as well as our Individual and Affiliate Members who supported the election through voting. We are thrilled to welcome back those returning to the board and excited to work with the new members.
Vote: 6 Yes; 0 No; 0 Abstain

Motion (Patrick): Recognizing his end of term, remove Luis Villa from the OSI Board of Directors on March 31, 2015,
Second (Mike).
Discussion: The OSI Board wishes to thank Luis for his dedication to the OSI and support of so many efforts throughout his time on the Board. The open source community is stronger because of his work. We hope that Luis will continue to engage with the OSI, the Board and the community to further our mission toward the success of open source software licenses, projects and communities. We also wish him the best of luck in his new role with Wikimedia.
Vote: 6 Yes; 0 No; 0 Abstain

Motion (Patrick): Adjourn the meeting
Second (Mike).
Discussion: None
Vote: 6 Yes; 0 No; 0 Abstain

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