The Document Foundation
Board of Directors Meeting 2018-03-16
Date: Monday, March 16, 2018
Session chair: Marina Latini
Keeper of the minutes: Michael Meeks
In the call: Thorsten, Björn, Franklin, Marina, Florian, Michael, Simon,
Eike, Cor, Kendy - Regrets: Osvaldo
The Board of Directors at the time of the call consists of 7 seat
holders without deputies. In order to be quorate, the call needs to have
1/2 of the Board of Directors members, which gives 4. A total of 7 Board
of Directors members or their representatives are attending the call.
The board waives all formal statutory requirements, or requirements in
the foundations articles, or other requirements regarding form and
invitation, time limits, and for the topics discussed in this meeting.
The call is quorate. From now on, motions can be passed with the
agreement of a simple majority of those remaining present. The majority
threshold is currently 4.
The meeting commences at 14:03 Berlin time.
1. Discuss: 2018 budget, projects and reserve building (Florian)
We need to finalize the 2018 budget and reserve building, cf. the
* deadline for agreeing on budget: April 13
* spreadsheet updated
* orange marked items have some flexibility
* some items approved
* ranking sheet updated
* AI everyone: please 1. add items that are missing 2. rank
* maybe have an extraordinary board call to nail down details ?
=> move on & do the ranking - ideally in the next week.
+ put number 1 - low, 100 high; don't re-use the number.
+ NLP collected proposals wrt. events etc. for budgeting
+ all inside the marketing / community budget.
+ ESC - budgeting may miss the budget deadline (Michael)
+ propose bin new ESC items this cycle unless startlingly cheap &
AI: + update the sheet with what we have next week (Thorsten)
+ would like to finalize by April 13th (Florian)
2. Vote: Areas of oversight and responsibilities (Marina)
We need to update
The following is the updated version discussed during the previous
meeting. Please, read carefully the proposal and confirm your availability.
employees: Michael, Thorsten
infrastructure: Franklin, Kendy
QA: Cor, Marina
documentation: Marina, Kendy, Osvaldo
native language projects, translation, marketing, non-English QA
activities etc: Franklin, Osvaldo
certifications and other business development activities: Franklin,
development: Michael, Eike
license: Simon, Michael
releases including schedules: Michael, Björn
events: Cor, Björn
affiliations, e.g. advisory board, peer foundations, politics:
marketing, communication & design: Cor, Franklin
assets, finance: Thorsten, Cor
contracts, hiring, taxes, legal compliance, GDPR, trademarks and
brands: Simon, Eike
Vote to adopt above responsibilities: unanimous.
Public call ends at 15:09 Berlin time.
No board meeting on Friday, March 30 (public holiday/Good Friday).
Next meeting Friday, April 13, will be the formal meeting for approval
of the annual report, reserve building and budget. All board members
should attend if possible.
Fridays bad until the 13th generally; ad-hoc meeting if needed (Florian)
Florian Effenberger, Executive Director (Geschäftsführer)
Tel: +49 30 5557992-50 | IRC: floeff on Freenode
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