Board Meeting 2010-02-04

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This board meeting is scheduled for the 4th of February 2010 at 15:00 UTC at 15:00 UTC, on IRC (#osgeo).

Agenda

  • Appoint meeting secretary
  • Approve minutes for Board Meeting 2009-01-07
  • Motion: Graduate deegree
  • FOSS4G Budget status.
  • Approval of 501 c3 application status document (see Tyler's request from Fri, 22 Jan 2010 11:41:13 -0800)
  • Proposed Board Election Procedure
  • OSGeo 2010 Budget
  • New regular topics:
    • Update from each director
    • Committee reports


Minutes

Attendees

Directors:

  • ...

Staff:

  • Tyler Mitchell

Action Summary

Remainders from previous meeting:

  1. MOTION: Arnulf moved to approve the minutes, Frank seconded, all were in favour
  2. TODO: Frank to make motion to accept changes to board and charter member election processs
  3. TODO: Arnulf to put together plan for fundraising, Tyler to help
  4. MEETING: Special board meeting voice call re: fundraising planned in 1 week: TIME LINK
  5. TODO: Frank to draft minimal budget for approval at next meeting
  6. TODO: Tyler to contact IRS re: status
  7. TODO: Tyler to get advice/experience from other FOSS non profits and how they handled status
  8. TODO: Directors to share their goals for 2010
  9. TODO: Arnulf to summarise issues/questions about goals to Board list
  10. TODO: Tyler, Arnulf, others - make an agenda for fundraising meeting, invite others on Discuss to join
  11. TODO: Chris to set up voice call system
  12. TODO: Tyler to distribute skypeout credits to directors as needed
  13. Next regular meeting: Feb 4th - NOTE: one hour later than usual.
  14. TODO: Tyler to look at how we can vote virtually via IRC instead of requiring voice.
  15. TODO: Ari to follow up with EuroGI about associated organisation options.
  16. TODO: Arnulf to follow up on idea of presenting comments on topics like FFI is for EU interoperability.

Detailed Minutes

Please sort through these and get them done.

    • Final budget pending end of month, in time for voting in next board meeting
  • Proposed Board Election Procedure
  • OSGeo 2010 budget, see email discussion
    • Discussion of potential to raise more funding, vs scaling back or maintaining status quo
    • TODO: Arnulf to put together plan for fundraising, Tyler to help
    • MEETING: Special board meeting voice call re: fundraising planned in 1 week: TIME LINK
    • Presentations are helping raise sponsors
    • FOSS4G has been a successful fundraiser
    • US Government spending on open source and geospatial seen as potential growth area in future, potential funding possibly, Geoff linked to an article
    • TODO: Frank to draft minimal budget for approval at next meeting
    • Server expenditures seen as high priority
  • Update from Tyler
    • Discussed 501c3 status
    • TODO: Tyler to contact IRS re: status
    • TODO: Tyler to get advice/experience from other FOSS non profits and how they handled status
  • Directors and committee reports
    • Arnulf would like directors and committees to give brief reports each month
    • Discussion about commitment to grow OSGeo
    • TODO: Directors to share their goals for 2010
    • TODO: Arnulf to summarise issues/questions about goals to Board list
  • Next meeting: Special fundraising voice call TIME LINK
    • TODO: Tyler, Arnulf, others - make an agenda for fundraising meeting, invite others on Discuss to join
    • TODO: Chris to set up voice call system
    • TODO: Tyler to distribute skypeout credits to directors as needed
  • Next regular meeting: Feb 4th - NOTE: one hour later than usual.