Full IRC meeting logs are posted at BoardOfDirectors/IrcLogs/2011/03-14.
Board Member Attendance
Present: Eric Anholt, Donnie Berkholz (outgoing), Alan Coopersmith, Alex Deucher, Matthieu Herrb, Bart Massey
Absent: Matthias Hopf, Keith Packard, Stuart Kreitman (incoming)
Reports, Discussion & Decisions
Results were posted to the members mailing list last week:
Alan Coopersmith 130 Oracle Bart Massey 84 Portland State University Stuart Kreitman 81 Oracle Eric Anholt 61 Intel Tiago Vignatti 56 Nokia Carl Worth 26 Intel Thus, the four officers that will join the Board for two-year terms starting in 2011 are Alan Coopersmith, Bart Massey, Stuart Kreitman, and Eric Anholt.
Stuart submitted a report by e-mail before the meeting since he was unable to attend:
I visited my local HSBC branch to inquire about moving the accounts there and about getting the 3 years of transaction data. Now that I have the authority to request the statement data, it is on its way. For security reasons (!?) hsbc insists on sending paper copies only, at a cost of $5 per requested statement. I asked them to send the 2 preceding years because I have downloaded this past year from online. It also occured to me late that Keith sent me a pile of statements electronically, so I will try to reduce the number of paper copies made to the minimum. In order to move the accounts, I have to actually open new account numbers, and that process requires the participation of the branch manager, who is presently out of country. I won't start this until after the statement reporting work is finished.
Alex pointed out that the deadline for submitting the information to the IRS was coming up very soon (possibly within a month).
Secretary and Treasurer selection
The board members discussed re-appointing Alan as Secretary and Stuart as Treasurer for another term, but there was not enough quorum for voting, so it was tabled until the next meeting.
The board will hold an e-mail discussion to determine if the meeting times should change to better fit the member's schedules.
Corporate Sponsorship for Development
The board discussed a recent inquiry by a company of sponsoring a developer, similar to GSoC or EVoC, to write code for a feature they desired. The board members seemed to agree that it was reasonable to consider, as long as the sponsor is clear that doing so does not guarantee integration into the master code base, since it would need to undergo the same technical review and acceptance as any other contributed code.
Bart asked if we have a date and venue for XDC 2011 yet. The only proposal so far was received from Michael Larabel to hold it in Chicago. The board agreed to put out a call for volunteers to organize the conference.