[Members] Board Minutes - 20150105T1600Z

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Tue Jan 6 09:04:06 UTC 2015


Heh. Years, that meant to say.
On 6 Jan 2015 09:02, "Steven Lloyd Watkin" <lloyd at evilprofessor.co.uk>
wrote:

> /me needs to find out what upsets Ralph about the Cisco offices
>
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> On 6 January 2015 at 08:40, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:
>
>> 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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