March 29, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

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

Attendees

Board Members

  • Patrick
  • Josh
  • Paul
  • Richard
  • Allison

Expected, but Not Present

  • Molly
  • Zack
  • Leslie
  • Italo
  • Mike
  • Deb

Officer Reports

Secretary's Report

Treasurer's report (Mike), see Appendix A

Board Topics

  • Motion to appoint Richard Fontana, Allison Randal, and Carol Smith to Individual Members seats on the OSI Board for one two year term beginning April 1, 2017 and terminating March 31, 2019; and Simon Phipps to an Affiliate Member seat for a three year term beginning April 1, 2017 and terminating March 31, 2020.

Membership Topics

Communications Topics

Fundraising Topics

Legal Topics

[TABLED from January meeting] Several people on license-review request guidance from Board on the following issue:

  • Is  "asymmetry" in a license (in how classes of licensors/licensees are  treated) in conflict with the Open Source Definition (notably OSD 5 - no  discrimination against persons or groups)?
  • If it is not in  conflict with the OSD (some say that is a 'stretch'), is it nonetheless a  feature that will or may justify OSI rejection on policy grounds?
  • Specific recent example: Upstream Compatibility License (UCL)
  • Consists  of copyleft OSL 3.0 with the following change: Creators of derivative  works must license a copy of the derivative work to upstream authors  under the Apache License 2.0. That is: upstream authors get a special  permissive license that no one else gets (like a built in CLA)
  • Nigel  Tzeng (license submitter) is willing to consider revising it so that  all modifications are made under the Apache License (everyone gets modifications under the Apache License, not just a privileged category  of upstream licensors)

[TABLED from January meeting - WITHDRAWN BY P. Masson] Licensing discussions with USG:There  seem to be several ongoing discussions with various groups within the  USG all asking about how to engage with the open source community. These  one-off discussions are sub-optimal as they: 

  1. may be redundant (same  issues address across agencies), 
  2. may not be comprehensive (informed  by issues from other agencies), and
  3. add workload to the Board.  

Currently there are four open discussions between OSI and USG: Army  Research Labs, DoD, NASA, White House (code.gov). In addition Deb has  identified several other discussions happening outside the OSI. Perhaps the OSI can coordinate/host a meeting/conference call to bring these  organizations together?

Infrastructure Topics

Incubator/Project Topics

Review of Timeline

Planning Timeline: https://wiki.opensource.org/bin/Main/OSI+Board+of+Directors/Timeline2016-2017/

Next Board Meeting

The next OSI board meeting is scheduled for April 3rd & 4th, 2017 (Spring Face to Face Meeting)

Meeting adjourned at 16:08 UTC

Motions

Motion (Patrick): Motion to appoint Richard Fontana, Allison Randal, and Carol Smith to Individual Members seats on the OSI Board for one two year term begining April 1, 2017 and terminating March 31, 2019; and Simon Phipps to an Affiliate Member seat for a three year term begining April 1, 2017 and terminating March 31, 2020. Pat / Josh Nos 0 Abstentions .

Second (Josh).
Discussion: 
The Board thanked Leslie and Zack for all their efforts and support throughout their terms as Directors and expressed a sincere desire to continue working with them in the future. The board also wished them all the best in their busy, busy lives.
Vote: 
5 Yes; 0 No; 0 Abstain.

Appendix A - Treasurer's Reports

Treasurer's Report For the Month Ending January 31, 2017

  • Total Assets at Beginning of Period: $ 60647.30 
  • Income or Sources of Funds:
    • Contributions: $ 6336.79
    • Memberships: $ 400.00 (10x $40)
    • Open Hatch: 99.49 Received $99.49 paid $0
    • Snowdrift $ 0
    • Interest: $ 0.81
    • Commissions $ 0
  • Total Income or Sources of Funds: $ 6837.09
  • Expenses or Uses of Funds for Operations:
    • Payroll $ 9212.00
    • Professional $ 942.00
    • Bank Fees $ 97.07
    • Supplies $ 0
    • Postage, Shipping $ 26.23
    • Software $ 0
    • Conferences/Conv $ 0
    • Meetings $ 0
    • Website Hosting $ 0
    • Paypal $ 33.77
  • Total Expenses or Uses of Funds for Operations: $ 10311.07
  • Total Assets at End of Period $ 57173.32
  • Major Contributions 2017: Invoiced not received in bold
    • Previous Sponsor (2016: $25000)
    • Previous Sponsor (2016: $20000)
    • Previous Sponsor (2016: $20000)
    • Previous Sponsor (2016: $5000)
    • Previous Sponsor (2016: $7500)
    • Previous Sponsor (2016: $20000)
    • Previous Sponsor (2016: $25000)
    • Previous Sponsor (2016: $5000)
    • New Sponsor $ 1000 Invoiced 6/20/16
    • Previous Sponsor, 2017: $4000  contribution invoiced 11/28/16 paid 12/06/16
    • Previous Sponsor (2016: $20000)
    • Previous Sponsor (2016: $1000)
    • New Sponsor (2016: $10000 Unsolicited contribution received 7/27/16, one time)
    • Previous Sponsor (2016: $1000)
    • New Sponsor (2016: $1000 Unsolicited contribution received 11/29/16 as part of 1st Annual Fundraiser)
    • Previous Sponsor 2017: $5000 invoiced 12/28/16 received 1/19/16
    • New Sponsor (2016, $1000 Unsolicited received 12/25/16 as part of 1st Annual Fundraiser)

Treasurer's Report For the Month Ending February 28, 2017

  • Total Assets at Beginning of Period: $ 57173.32 
  • Income or Sources of Funds:
    • Contributions: $ 270.72
    • Memberships: $ 2640,00 (66x $40)
    • Open Hatch: -38.02 Received $99.49 paid $137.51
    • Interest: $ 0.79
    • Commissions $ 16.92
  • Total Income or Sources of Funds: $ 2890.41
  • Expenses or Uses of Funds for Operations:
    • Payroll $ 9157.05
    • Professional $ 1131.00
    • Bank Fees $ 10.78
    • Supplies $ 72.97
    • Postage, Shipping $ 25.32
    • Software $ 243.95
    • Conferences/Conv $ 408.52
    • Meetings $ 1612.75
    • Website Hosting $ 0
    • Paypal $ 91.28
  • Total Expenses or Uses of Funds for Operations: $ 12,751.62
  • Total Assets at End of Period $ 47,312.11
  • Major Contributions 2017: Invoiced not received in bold
    • New Sponsor $ 1000 Invoiced 6/20/16
    • Previous Sponsor $ 4000 2017 contribution invoiced 11/28/16 paid 12/06/16
    • Previous Sponsor $ 5000 invoiced 12/28/16 received 1/19/16

Appendix B - Team Reports

Communications Team

Membership Team

Fundraising Team

Infrastructure Team

Legal Team

Incubator/Projects Team