[Members] XSF Board meeting minutes 2018-09-27

Nicolas Vérité nicolas.verite at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 14:37:58 UTC 2018

Hi all,

Here are my minutes, please proof-read and comment! ;-)

0. Roll call and agenda

Ralph bangs the gavel
nyco, Guus, and MattJ join
Martin is missing

1. Priorities

Ralph says organisation is the Board's primary priority.

According to the survey, bureaucracy and funding seem the main concerns
that fall under the responsibility of the Board. Guus interprets this as
"the board should put emphasis on enabling these work teams to do (all of
the above)."

For funding, Nyco mentions Patreon and similar, for software projects.
Ralph argues "we as a foundation need something developed, like a standards
compliance testing suite." and "we probably could do some work on our own
funding", then "we have limited time, as Board, and I think our own
continued funding should have priority".

Summits seem the main spending, plus some recurring costs. Ralph mentions
"the way we've dealt with sponsoring in the past has been less than
optimal". Nyco suggest we could hire someone as "an admin role, not like in
sysadmin/devops, but admin like legal and money, that way we could collect
the real money, seriously, with proper tracking, this way we could pay that
person". MattJ wouldn't be opposed to that idea.

Collecting and following up on sponsorship may simply be the treasurers'
responsibility. Ralph and Guus will sit down with Peter to discuss this.

3. Time / date of next

4. Logs

Nicolas Vérité (Nÿco)
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