[Members] Board Minutes - 20150105T1600Z

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Tue Jan 6 08:40:08 UTC 2015


I'm just glad somebody reads them.

A volunteer to write minutes for the council meeting is still sought, by
the way, on case anyone else feels helpful - having minutes is pretty
useful, and I do the board ones mostly because I'd be moaning if there
weren't any.
On 6 Jan 2015 08:34, "Will Sheward" <will at willsheward.co.uk> wrote:

>  "A lengthy and sumptuous conversation was then had, accompanied by
> several really rather good wines, across several courses, in excellent
> company."
>
> Does the XSF now award some sort of literary prize for minutes? Presumably
> this is an entry for the fiction category.
>
> :-)
>
> Will
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 5, 2015, at 04:55 PM, Dave Cridland wrote:
>
> These minutes have no official status and have not been approved by the
> Board.
>
> Present: Laura Gill (Chair), Will Sheward, Ralph Meijer
> Apologies: Adam Brault
>
> From Floor: Kev Smith (Council Chair), Dave Cridland (Minute-taker, from
> whose pen truth doth spring).
>
> 0. Agenda Bashing - http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-01-05/#16:06:47
>
>         1.     Summit Plans
> 2.Sponsorship - Erlang Solutions
> 3.Sponsorship - Process One, email to all
> 4.Board Goals
> 5.Website update (technical)
> 6.AOB
> 7.Time and Date of next
>
> 1. The Summit - http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-01-05/#16:07:05
>
> Ralph noted that the most important thing is a location for the Summit
> part of things. He noted that in previous tears, we have used Cisco's
> office for this, arranged by PSA; however PSA is no longer with Cisco. Will
> noted that prior to Cisco, we used hotel meeting rooms.
>
> Ralph noted that further, the FOSDEM furniture etc is stored in the Cisco
> offices in Diegem.
>
> Laura asked who from Board was planning to attend; Laura, Ralph and Will
> all said they were. Will noted that none of the Board had put their names
> onto the Wiki page; Laura noted she wasn't aware the wiki page existed.
>
> ACTION: Ralph to contact Jérôme about use of the Cisco office (and
> storage).
> ACTION: Laura to contact ALoft about meeting rooms
> ACTION: Laura to send email pointing to the Wiki page.
> ACTION: Laura to add something to the wiki page for agenda items
> ACTION: Dave to provide feedback from Council
>
> 2. Sponsorship: Erlang Solutions -
> http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-01-05/#16:17:07
>
> Laura: "Email reads as follows: Did you decide already if XSP will host
> XMPP Summit around FOSDEM15? I will be speaking at FOSDEM15 about
> MongooseIM XMPP server.
>
> If you are planning on having XMPP Summit, please let me know what costs
> are involved and how can we support XSF Dinner.
>
> So far we were thinking of being a Silver Sponsor of XSF in 2015. Is it
> possible?"
>
> ACTION: Laura to follow-up on sponsorship.
>
> A discussion on previous sponsorship for the XSF Dinner was mentioned.
>
> 3. Sponsorship: Process One -
> http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-01-05/#16:21:24
>
> Laura asked if any follow-up had been made; no response. Dave noted that
> an invoice had been raised and was paid, though no reconciliation had been
> done yet.
>
> 4. Board goals - http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-01-05/#16:25:54
>
> Will was waiting for a figure as a goal for fund-raising, based on
> approximately $15k last year a figure of $20k was selected.
>
> 5. [Postponed] - http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-01-05/#16:27:57
>
> 6. AOB - http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-01-05/#16:28:07
>
> Dave raised the XSF Dinner, noting that the traditional visit to l'Auberge
> Brétonne has been organized by Florian, who is no longer involved.
>
> A lengthy and sumptuous conversation was then had, accompanied by several
> really rather good wines, across several courses, in excellent company.
>
> In particular, a discussion of whether having the dinner on Saturday night
> was sensible, or whether to hold it on Thursday instead might be better;
> also whether to use a different location to avoid transport logistics. Will
> asked about the restaurant at the ALoft; Kev gently broke it to him that
> there wasn't one.
>
> A lengthy discussion on whether l'Auberge spoke French or Dutch was also
> had.
>
> Kev asked about group rates; Laura noted that Surevine had been unable to
> negotiate a group rate for the entire company, and thought group discounts
> were unlikely. Ralph noted that booking.com had so far proven generally
> cheaper.
>
> ACTION: Kev to ask Remko.
> ACTION: Laura to brainstorm.
> ACTION: Dave to sit on his fat arse and do nothing, whilst occasionally
> nodding approvingly.
>
> 7. Time and Date of next - http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-01-05/#16:41:09
>
> Same time next week (20150112T1600Z).
>
> ACTION: Someone to discuss whether this time is working next meeting.
>
> 8. Ite, Meeting Est - http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-01-05/#16:42:55
>
>
> --
>  Will Sheward
>  will.sheward at gmail.com
>
>
>
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