Re: [board-discuss] [DECISION] Approve associate partnering for research project application by CIB

2019-02-27 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi Jonathon, jonathon wrote: > I saw the Telegram (or was it Signal) thread that talked about > redaction, weeks later. This is the wrong list for explaining why > the approach discussed there is wrong/bad/ very poor OpSec. > Perhaps indeed the wrong list. ;) Just that, sometimes redaction is

Re: [board-discuss] [DECISION] Approve associate partnering for research project application by CIB

2019-02-26 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi Jonathon, jonathon wrote: > Can somebody either explain in more detail what that project will do, or > make the two documents alluded to, publicly available. > Here's a (sadly German-only) blog with a brief announcement: https://cib-events.de/2019/01/25/update-protection-of-privacy-pop/

[board-discuss] [DECISION] Host the ODF Toolkit project at TDF

2018-12-06 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hello, The Board of Directors at the time of voting consists of 7 seat holders without deputies. In order to be quorate, the vote needs to have 1/2 of the Board of Directors members, which gives 4. A total of 6 Board of Directors members have participated in the vote. The vote is quorate. A

[board-discuss] Re: [VOTE] Host the ODF Toolkit project at TDF

2018-12-05 Thread Thorsten Behrens
I wrote: > as the discussion seems to have calmed down, and also folks over at > Apache seem to be supportive - let me call a vote: > > * TDF to formally offer the ASF to take over the ODF Toolkit project > * by copying the existing github repo (minus perhaps the simple API) > * taking the

[board-discuss] [VOTE] Host the ODF Toolkit project at TDF

2018-11-30 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Dear board, as the discussion seems to have calmed down, and also folks over at Apache seem to be supportive - let me call a vote: * TDF to formally offer the ASF to take over the ODF Toolkit project * by copying the existing github repo (minus perhaps the simple API) * taking the existing

Re: [board-discuss] Apache ODF Toolkit migration

2018-11-28 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi *, Michael Meeks wrote: > On 28/11/2018 09:40, Michael Stahl wrote: > > so i'll propose to migrate the ODF Toolkit to The Document Foundation. > > Seems like something the BoD should vote on, In general, subject to the > marketing concerns at the end, it seems like a good idea to me. I

Re: [board-discuss] Plone site & grief

2018-11-09 Thread Thorsten Behrens
(CoC committee). Best, Thorsten Andreas Mantke wrote: > Hello all, > > > Am 05.11.18 um 23:50 schrieb Thorsten Behrens: > > Hi Andi, > > > > first off, I'm very sorry these things seem to have taken a turn for > > the worse. > > > >

[board-discuss] Plone site & grief (was: Topic for design team to investigate: Content hosting consolidation on ask.libreoffice.org)

2018-11-05 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi Andi, first off, I'm very sorry these things seem to have taken a turn for the worse. I'm trying to move this part of the discussion now off the design list, and onto board-discuss, as it seems to primarily deal with interaction style, within & from the board. So Fup2 board-discuss please.

Re: [board-discuss] [ANN] Results for the 2018 Membership Committee election

2018-09-19 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Dear MC-elect, members & list, Marina Latini wrote: > Elected Members: > * Gabriele Ponzo > * Klaus-Jürgen Weghorn > * Gustavo Buzzatti Pacheco > * Jona Azizaj > * Dennis Roczek > > Elected Deputies: > * Ilmari Lauhakangas > * Muhammet Kara > * Ahmad Haris > Congrats to all elected MC people,

Re: [board-discuss] Privacy Mission Statement

2018-06-27 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Norbert Thiebaud wrote: > 'may only be used' means that anything that does not match the > specified conditions is verboten. > Right - that's the idea, if TDF's PI data is processed, TDF sets the rules. > "within the scope of the operating procedures for telecommuting/home > office for the

Re: [board-discuss] Privacy Mission Statement

2018-06-18 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: > the Board of Directors has discussed and approved a Privacy Mission > Statement [..] > Thx Florian & team for tirelessly working on this rather substantial document! In this day and age, I'm glad we're taking a stand for privacy and freedom not only with the software

[board-discuss] Crowd-funding ODF editing / standardization work (was: [DECISION] COSM Agreement)

2018-05-09 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Stephan Bergmann wrote: > Is there any documentation what that is? > Hi Stephan, right, that decision reads a bit terse - underlying that idea was the assessment that the ODF TC is in need of some paid standard editing help (we were approached by several people involved). Since TDF is not the

[board-discuss] Representation statement

2018-02-28 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi there, I, Thorsten Behrens, elected member of the board of directors of The Document Foundation, hereby and until further notice, nominate the following deputies to represent me during board calls and meetings, in the order set forth below: 1. Jan Holešovský 2. Simon Phipps 3. Osvaldo Gervasi

[board-discuss] Re: Acceptance of BoD role

2017-12-20 Thread Thorsten Behrens
standing & putting in their time & energy for TDF! I therefore humbly state: "I, Thorsten Behrens, elected Director of the Board of The Document Foundation, hereby accept this position within the Stiftung bürgerlichen Rechts "The Document Foundation". My term will start Febru

[board-discuss] Re: Thanks a lot Andi! (was: No Candidacy To The Next Board)

2017-11-30 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi Andi, Michael Meeks wrote: > [...] > so ... a more fulsome thanks again: not just for the board work but > the hard & thankless maintenance of the extensions repo & all the > other good things you've done and continue to do for the project ! > =) it is appreciated, even if I've been too busy

[board-discuss] Candidacy for a BoD seat: Thorsten Behrens

2017-11-27 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Dear Community, Members of the TDF, and Membership Committee, I currently serve as a director on the board of The Document Foundation, and I would like to run again. My full name is Thorsten Behrens, as of today I'm 43 years old, and a father of three boys. Together with my wonderful wife

Re: [board-discuss] Procedure Of TDF Board Elections

2017-10-30 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi Michael, Andreas, * letting the rest of the discussion stand for the moment - this much: Michael Meeks wrote: > Having said that - in general, it is clearly better for most of the MC > to serve a full term so we have continuity in the MC. FWIW - I was > rather in favor of 1 year terms

Re: [board-discuss] Hackfests, the next generation: A Call To Action

2017-08-22 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi Bjoern, Bjoern Michaelsen wrote: > I recently had a look at a variety of challenges the LibreOffice > community is facing wrt Hackfests and especially also tenders: > Love the general direction here - > If you are interested in helping with this, either as: > > - someone on the ground

Re: [board-discuss] Stepping down from Membership Committee

2017-07-25 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Dear Bubli, you wrote: > The change I would love to see in TDF and in the community around > Libreoffice is unlikely to happen in any foreseeable future. I tried > to change a thing here or there, but I failed and I feel burned-out > from fighting a very lonely fight. > Thx a million for pushing

[board-discuss] Re: COSCUP Taiwan

2017-05-04 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Italo Vignoli wrote: > Unfortunately, travel cost to Taiwan are not negligible. At the moment > the combination between flight ticket and accommodation is around 1,400 > Euro. Based on these figures, I ask for approval of the expense (being > myself a budget approver, I abstain). > Important

[board-discuss] Preliminary Results for the 2016 Membership Committee election

2016-09-15 Thread Thorsten Behrens
ttps://elections.documentfoundation.org/votes.php?election_id=8 with your vote - the anonymous token shown to you at the end of the vote process needs to show up in that list, and the list of names associated with that token has to match your ballot. With best regards, Thorsten Behrens, on be

Re: [board-discuss] [DISCUSS] change of travel policy wrt. kilometers driven

2016-03-24 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Norbert Thiebaud wrote: > Getting confirmation _before_ travel should be the rule not the > exception, to get travel assistance funds. > It is already - https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/TDF/Policies/Travel#Request ;) Cheers, -- Thorsten signature.asc Description: Digital signature

Re: [board-discuss] [DISCUSS] change of travel policy wrt. kilometers driven

2016-03-23 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi Florian, I'm in favour of that change, but like to stress that indeed public transport should be the default, and car travel the exception. The proposed wording seems to cover that. Florian Effenberger wrote: > New: "The use of personal cars is permitted, if this is the most economic >

Re: [board-discuss] New board meeting times

2016-02-23 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: > the board has decided on new meeting times. Future board meetings will take > place > > every other Monday, 1700 Berlin time > starting February 29, 2016 > > For all other details please refer to > https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/TDF/BoD_Meetings > Which also

[board-discuss] Re: Stepping down from Membership Committee

2016-01-26 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Jan Holesovsky wrote: > I, Jan Holešovský, hereby resign from The Document Foundation Membership > Committee, effective immediately. > > Thank you for the trust you had in me when you elected me into the > Membership committee - and thank you once again for electing me into the > Board recently;

[board-discuss] Re: [tdf-members] Results 2015 Elections TDF Board of Directors

2015-12-20 Thread Thorsten Behrens
> > Elected as member are the candidates, in this order: Marina Latini, > Michael Meeks, Thorsten Behrens, Jan Holesovsky, Osvaldo Gervasi, Simon > Phipps, Eike Rathke. > Elected as deputies are the candidates: Norbert Thiebaud, Bjoern > Michaelsen, Andreas Mantke. > > Thanks to a

[board-discuss] Re: [tdf-members] Preliminary results 2015 Elections TDF Board of Directors

2015-12-13 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Cor Nouws wrote: > The proper results should read: > Directors are the candidates, in this order: Marina Latini, Michael > Meeks, Thorsten Behrens, Jan Holesovsky, Osvaldo Gervasi, Simon Phipps, > Eike Rathke. > And as deputies: Norbert Thiebaud, Bjoern Michaelsen, Andreas

Re: [board-discuss] Fwd: Questions for the candidates to the board of directors of the Document Foundation

2015-11-26 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi Charles, dear Community, below my answers to the MC questions: > 1. Do you commit yourself to have enough time and the necessary > technological tools in order to participate to the regularly scheduled > board calls? > Yes. > 2. Do you commit yourself to follow up and work on (at least) the

Re: [board-discuss] Publication of ledgers

2015-09-04 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: > we are glad to announce we have finally begun publishing our accounting > ledgers to the general public. > [...] > You can find them at https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/TDF/Ledgers > This is just to mention that monthly ledgers up to and including July are now

[board-discuss] Invitation to formal in-person board meeting 2015

2015-08-17 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Dear colleagues, per § 9 I of our statutes [1], the Board of Directors is required to have one formal meeting per year, with both the invitation issued and the agenda fixed no later than two weeks in advance. I hereby, in my role as Chairman of The Document Foundation, officially invite the

Re: [VOTE] Re: [board-discuss] Grant request: LibreOffice project dashboard/All about LibreOffice

2015-08-10 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: we have received feedback from Thorsten in his mail at http://www.mail-archive.com/board-discuss@documentfoundation.org/msg03428.html, which Björn seems to be fine with. With these changes, I'd like to call the board for a vote on the below item, so we can

Re: [board-discuss] cooperation with Do-FOSS?

2015-07-13 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: We would be thrilled if we could expand our effort of providing a knowledge and partnership to the city council of Dortmund by adding the Document Foundation. For example the experience the city of Munich has made through the LiMux-Project could contribute to our

Re: [board-discuss] Grant request: ITBusiness fair

2015-07-02 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: Grant Proposal: 6500 Euro for a booth at the ITBusiness fair in Stuttgart (http://www.messe-stuttgart.de/it-business/) 29.9.-1.10.2015 Grant Objective: Promote LibreOffice in the German market. Announce the launch of LibreOffice 5.0. I approve. Reaching out,

Re: [board-discuss] Verify donations are reaching you.

2015-03-16 Thread Thorsten Behrens
to you? I think not from our side (we only get anonymized lump sum payments - Florian, please correct me if I'm missing something). So that would probably be something you'd need to ask Flattr? Best regards, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation

[board-discuss] Invitation: formal board meeting for the annual report

2015-03-12 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Dear board members, one of the board's duties is to write and formally approve TDF's annual report. This needs to be handed in to the foundation authorities no later than April 30th. Therefore, I hereby invite all members of the board of directors to a formal board meeting via phone conference

Board call Feb. 4th is *cancelled* (was: Re: [board-discuss] board call on February 4)

2015-02-04 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi, hearing no objections, and getting another nod from Eliane - the call today is cancelled. Next regular board meeting is thusly Feb. 18th. Cheers, -- Thorsten signature.asc Description: Digital signature

Re: [board-discuss] Board meeting tomorrow

2015-01-21 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Sophie Gautier wrote: I'd like to remind everyone of tomorrow's board meeting, which happens at 16:00 UTC. Hi, sadly sorry for the rather short notice - but I cannot attend today. std::representation applies. Cheers, -- Thorsten signature.asc Description: Digital signature

Re: [board-discuss] Flattr

2015-01-13 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: If nobody objects, I propose to keep the money at Flattr and wait until they have handled this. If it turns out to take too long, we can still go with Moneybookers. Sounds rather sensible. I'd have a deadline probably around autumn for that, so there's enough buffer

[board-discuss] No board meeting today

2014-10-15 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi, board meeting today was cancelled unanimously, due to lack of participation. Next scheduled meeting: Oct. 29th. Kind regards, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Kurfürstendamm 188, 10707 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen

[board-discuss] Vote on TDF joining the Open Source Business Alliance

2014-10-03 Thread Thorsten Behrens
. A quorum could be reached with a simple majority of 4 votes. Result of vote: 7 approvals, 0 neutral, 0 disapprovals. Decision: The request has been accepted. This message is to be archived by the BoD members and their deputies. Regards, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Chairman of the Board

[board-discuss] Preliminary Results for the 2014 Membership Committee election

2014-09-12 Thread Thorsten Behrens
/votes.php?election_id=6 with your vote - the anonymous token shown to you at the end of the vote process needs to show up in that list, and the list of names associated with that token has to match your ballot. With best regards, Thorsten Behrens, on behalf of The Document Foundation board of directors

[board-discuss] Membership Committee elections - List of candidates

2014-09-03 Thread Thorsten Behrens
for your work, engagement and dedication for The Document Foundation! On behalf of the Board of Directors, Thorsten Behrens [1] http://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/board-discuss/msg03521.html [2] http://www.documentfoundation.org/foundation/members/ [3] http://www.documentfoundation.org

[board-discuss] Invitation to formal in-person board meeting 2014

2014-08-06 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Dear colleagues, per § 9 I of our statutes, [1] the Board of Directors is required to have one formal meeting per year, with both the invitation issued and the agenda fixed no later than two weeks in advance. I hereby, in my role as Chairman of The Document Foundation, officially invite the

[board-discuss] [ANN] Membership Committee upcoming election

2014-07-19 Thread Thorsten Behrens
and dedication for The Document Foundation! On behalf of the Board of Directors, Thorsten Behrens [1] http://www.documentfoundation.org/foundation/members/ [2] http://www.documentfoundation.org/statutes.pdf -- To unsubscribe e-mail to: board-discuss+unsubscr...@documentfoundation.org Problems? http

Re: [board-discuss] Vote on changed rules of procedure

2014-07-11 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: So far, no other takers have shown up, so unless one board member or deputy shows up in this thread and takes over responsibility, the proposal is to rephrase § 3 as follows: [snip] +1 to your proposal. Andreas, thanks a whole lot for your work there your

[board-discuss] BoD meeting minutes from 2014-02-19

2014-03-10 Thread Thorsten Behrens
of Directors Meeting Private Call Minutes Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Location: Phone Conference Room Session chair: Thorsten Behrens Keeper of the minutes: Sophie Gautier In the call: Thorsten Behrens (Chairman of the Board), Eliane Domingos de Sousa (Deputy Chairman of the Board), Michael

[board-discuss] Re: [DECISION] Rules of Procedure changes

2014-02-24 Thread Thorsten Behrens
behalf on conferences, events, trade shows, to journalists and market analysts. Contractually binding agreements require prior approval by the foundation's legal representatives. -%-- Regards, -- Thorsten -- Thorsten Behrens

Re: [board-discuss] [VOTE] Rules of Procedure changes

2014-02-21 Thread Thorsten Behrens
I wrote: Below is the proposal (which amends https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/TDF/BoD_rules), that permits the board to delegate certain additional items. +1 of course from me as well. :) Regards, -- Thorsten signature.asc Description: Digital signature

[board-discuss] Accepting my role

2014-02-19 Thread Thorsten Behrens
I, Thorsten Behrens, hereby accept my position as Chairman of the Board within the Stiftung bürgerlichen Rechts The Document Foundation. Signed: Thorsten Behrens Ich, Thorsten Behrens, nehme mein Amt als Vorstandsvorsitzender innerhalb der Stiftung bürgerlichen Rechts The Document Foundation

[board-discuss] Re: Results Elections TDF Board of Directors

2013-12-24 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Dear members (and friends!), you find me flattered, and truly grateful. Thanks so much for your votes, and confidence. I very much look forward to serve TDF another two years. And now I'd better leave the laptop for good, going back to wife and kids. ;) All the very best, and a lovely holiday

Re: [board-discuss] Reminder: BoD call next Wednesday

2013-12-09 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: this is a short reminder that our next BoD call is Wednesday, December 11, at 1600 UTC. There is the slight chance I cannot make it (travelling that day), in case that happens, I authorize Andreas and Jesus (in that order) to represent me. Cheers, -- Thorsten

[board-discuss] Nominating Fridrich Strba for the BoD election

2013-11-23 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi, I'd like to add another great guy to the list of candidates for the upcoming board of directors election. Fridrich joined the project in 2005, with his wonderful work around the WordPerfect import filters. He subsequently worked fulltime for SUSE on areas as varied as build systems, release

[board-discuss] Nominating Joel Madero for the Board of Directors

2013-11-05 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi, as another candidate, I would very much like to nominate Joel Madero for the upcoming board of directors election. Joel joined the project in 2011, and has since been active all over the place. He was especially instrumental in energizing the QA, with his spirit and enthusiasm, that built an

Re: [board-discuss] Stepping back

2013-10-24 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Charles-H. Schulz wrote: I, Charles-H. Schulz, hereby resign from my role as member of the Board of Directors of The Document Foundation, effective November 1st, 2013. For business reasons and in the light of the upcoming elections, with new contributors in charge soon, I feel this is the

[board-discuss] July 2013 profits losses

2013-10-16 Thread Thorsten Behrens
[resent with sole July pl statement] -- Thorsten Title: The Document Foundation, Berlin Profit & Loss For Period Covering 2013-07-01 to 2013-07-31 The Document Foundation, Berlin Profit & Loss For Period Covering 2013-07-01 to 2013-07-31 Revenues 3220

[board-discuss] August 2013 profits losses

2013-10-16 Thread Thorsten Behrens
[resent with sole August pl statement] -- Thorsten Title: The Document Foundation, Berlin Profit & Loss For Period Covering 2013-08-01 to 2013-08-31 The Document Foundation, Berlin Profit & Loss For Period Covering 2013-08-01 to 2013-08-31 Revenues 3220

Re: [board-discuss] asking permission to use name / logo

2013-09-18 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Cor Nouws wrote: Thorsten Behrens wrote (06-09-13 12:54) I would be supportive of that request. Thans you for that. Can this mail-exchange be the start for the board to handle it in a meeting? Hi Cor, since it seems there was no further issue, sure, go ahead. Would it make sense to have

Re: [board-discuss] asking permission to use name / logo

2013-09-06 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Cor Nouws wrote: As some of you have may heard, I am planning the start of a libreoffice-trainingcenter in my town Arnhem (Netherlands). Of course as part of the activities of my company NouOff. Hi Cor, this is great news - the best of luck good business with that new endeavour! 1. The

[board-discuss] BoD minutes from the 2013-08-07 call

2013-08-30 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Meeting Call Minutes Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Location: Phone Conference Room Session chair: Thorsten Behrens (Deputy Chairman of the Board) Keeper of the minutes: Italo Vignoli (Board of Directors) In the call: Florian Effenberger (Chairman of the Board), Thorsten Behrens (Deptuy Chairman

Re: [board-discuss] inviting Brazilian community members to Freiburg

2013-08-26 Thread Thorsten Behrens
reserve, to ask for 4.000 € in total. +1 -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Kurfürstendamm 188, 10707 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts Legal details: http://www.documentfoundation.org/imprint signature.asc

Re: [board-discuss] request for vacation

2013-07-22 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: If no one from the board has any objections, I'd like to ask Thorsten to file that with our payroll provider. Looks like there are no objections - will go record as such. Safe travel to you, Florian! Cheers, -- Thorsten signature.asc Description: Digital

Re: [board-discuss] Hackfest Hamburg 2013 budget estimates

2013-06-13 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Michael Meeks wrote: It'd be nice to have a consolidated actual cost of FOSDEM for the wiki page - Thorsten, do you have that data in the end ? Hi Michael, current spendings associated with FOSDEM are 2,333.18 EUR for the development budget. If you could confirm that all valid travel

Re: [board-discuss] hiring Christian Lohmaier

2013-06-10 Thread Thorsten Behrens
not exceeding 25.000 € per year, 2. authorize Thorsten Behrens and me to sign the work contract on behalf of TDF +1 - truly happy to enable Cloph to spend some serious time on our web presence! Cheers, -- Thorsten signature.asc Description: Digital signature

[board-discuss] April 2013 profits losses

2013-06-07 Thread Thorsten Behrens
accessible archive is this one: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/Board-Discuss-f1783306.html) Many thanks for your ongoing support, with kind regards, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des

Re: [board-discuss] Re: March 2013 profits losses

2013-06-05 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Marc Paré wrote: Yes to both, we should have a wiki with the submitted budgetary requests with decisions for the amounts. This is for clarity and transparency. Hi Marc, wiki page developing as we speak here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/TDF/BoD_Budget Cheers, -- Thorsten

Re: [board-discuss] Travel Approval

2013-05-31 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Tom Davies wrote: Surely that's going to get approved?  It looks like a lot of work for LibreOffice at very low cost.  I take it the problem is that it's all a bit sudden but surely we have to be able to respond to such opportunities quickly?  Hi Tom, all, this list is for public discussion

[board-discuss] Fw: Re: [request] approve USD 500 from SPI to NPO accounting fundraiser

2013-05-28 Thread Thorsten Behrens
. A quorum could be reached with a simple majority of 3 votes. Result of vote: 5 approvals, 0 neutral, 0 disapprovals. Decision: The request has been accepted. This message is to be archived by the BoD members and their deputies. It will be published publically tomorrow. Florian Thorsten Behrens

[board-discuss] [approved] request for vacation

2013-05-17 Thread Thorsten Behrens
I wrote: I'd like to ask Thorsten to file that accordingly with the payroll provider. Will do if I don't hear objections until Wednesday. No objections, so this is approved - see you in Berlin! :) Kind regards, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document

Re: [board-discuss] Re: March 2013 profits losses

2013-04-26 Thread Thorsten Behrens
[limiting to board-discuss for being rather specific] Marc Paré wrote: Are we getting any monthly interest income coming from our contingency plan money that was set aside? If so, should this not also be reflected in the monthly revenues or is any profit reported on the annual report? Are we

[board-discuss] March 2013 profits losses

2013-04-21 Thread Thorsten Behrens
://wiki.documentfoundation.org/File:Tdfbudget2013.pdf (note that the discuss list strips attachments - please refer to the board-discuss archives for those, if you are not subscribed there) Many thanks for your ongoing support, with kind regards, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board

Re: [board-discuss] written report as requirement for budget?

2013-04-05 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: given that writing the annual report is a quite tedious task, I am thinking about having a new rule, that a fully written, timely report (in English) should be a requirement for future budget spendings. Not too much text, but a few sentences would be nice. Ideally,

Re: [board-discuss] new BoD call time due to daylight saving time

2013-04-02 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: The TDF BoD calls will take place every 2nd Wednesday at 1500 UTC, starting on April 3rd, 2013, and are scheduled to run for one hour. +1 -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Re: [board-discuss] Re: LibreOffice Swag/Merchandise Bulk Purchase?

2013-03-29 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Cor Nouws wrote: Hoodies I think we have some left over (hope?) Not that much, and as far as I know mostly small sizes. Yep, hoodies and tshirts only left in negligible amounts and unlikely sizes. Cheers, -- Thorsten signature.asc Description: Digital signature

Re: [board-discuss] LibreOffice Swag/Merchandise Bulk Purchase?

2013-03-29 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Tom Davies wrote: That 40 sounds bizzare. This amount refers to presents (Florian clearly stated that). Reimbursing reasonable expenses made by people travelling on behalf of TDF is not a present. Did you read up on continental tax law? If not, this discussion appears to be a tad pointless to

[board-discuss] Re: LibreOffice Swag/Merchandise Bulk Purchase?

2013-03-28 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Robinson Tryon wrote: We're looking to purchase some swag and goodies for the contest. Some of the ideas we've come up with have included: - T-Shirts - Mugs - Posters - Pens - Pins - Patches - Hoodies - Laptop cases Great! If you get designs finalized for those, please do poke

Re: [board-discuss] BoD call on Wednesday

2013-03-20 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: this is just a quick reminder that the next BoD call takes place this Wednesday, 1600 UTC. Dial-in details and agenda are available at https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/TDF/BoD_Meetings Adjourned without decisions, empty agenda this week. Regards, -- Thorsten

January 2013 profits losses (was: Re: [board-discuss] TDF Budget as of 2013-02-12)

2013-03-12 Thread Thorsten Behrens
/File:Tdfbudget2013.pdf for the detailed items. Many thanks for your ongoing support, with kind regards, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts Legal details: http

Re: [board-discuss] Budget, final call

2013-03-06 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: As said, it is a wishlist at the moment. Please make your comments no later than tomorrow, Tuesday, so we have a final document available for Wednesday's call. Most likely, we need to cut down several budgets to make it fit, but that will be topic for the call.

Re: [board-discuss] Budget, final call

2013-03-06 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Joel Madero wrote: I think outside of netbooks QA would like a bit of money just for prizes in general. Hi Joel, sorry, the board just approved the current proposal. Can we shelve that for a bit later this year, when we revisit budget and funds? Kind regards, -- Thorsten signature.asc

Re: [board-discuss] FTP space for LibreOffice Server Install GUI

2013-03-05 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Reisinger wrote: PS: A step by step GUI to Git... BTW: Would it be possible to stay at GitHub (I still don't know, whether I wiuld get the new system...). I would not be afraid, if I had a super tutor at hand :). Don't worry, it is just a lot of sugar on top of git. Pushing and

Re: [board-discuss] Request for auxiliary travel budget Dresden Impress Sprint

2013-03-04 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Still, to not have participants being deterred for lack of money, I'd like the board to approve an extra € 1,000.00 for travel bursaries, only to be used when host budget has run dry. And of course +1 from me. -- Thorsten signature.asc Description: Digital signature

Re: [board-discuss] FTP space for LibreOffice Server Install GUI

2013-03-04 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Reisinger wrote: So I am asking for TDF webspace as a place for releasing the program. As the current size is extreamly low, I wouldn't need more than 50 -70 M to keep ~30-50 version of the program itself + some auto-generated files by VisualStudio. Hi Florian, appears folks are

Re: [board-discuss] travel refund for Italo's trips

2013-02-14 Thread Thorsten Behrens
for Italo. Cheers, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts Legal details: http://www.documentfoundation.org/imprint signature.asc Description: Digital signature

Preliminary December 2012 profits losses (was: Re: [board-discuss] TDF Budget as of 2012-12-12)

2013-02-13 Thread Thorsten Behrens
regards, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts Legal details: http://www.documentfoundation.org/imprint Title: The Document Foundation, Berlin Profit & Loss For Pe

Re: [board-discuss] budget for business cards

2013-02-12 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: Italo Vignoli has kindly produced business cards for the whole board, to hand out during events and other official occasions. The total costs for all cards is 657,60 €. I'd like the board to approve this sum for the production. +1 -- Thorsten Behrens, Director

Re: [board-discuss] Development Budget Request

2013-02-12 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Norbert Thiebaud wrote: Beside, I would ask that the above budget be 'reserved' until the situation clarify. I concur with Norbert. Having a budget does not mean to spend it. There is a very definitive need for build hardware - if that need can be satisfied w/o all the money, even better.

Re: [board-discuss] Reminder: BoD call tomorrow

2013-02-05 Thread Thorsten Behrens
, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts Legal details: http://www.documentfoundation.org/imprint signature.asc Description: Digital signature

Re: [board-discuss] Travel Expenses

2013-01-29 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Italo Vignoli wrote: I therefore ask the BoD to approve an additional budget of Euro 500 to cover expenses for fuel, transportations and meals incurred during the two trips. +1 -- Thorsten signature.asc Description: Digital signature

Re: [board-discuss] Re: Joining Silicon Sentier

2013-01-24 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: Is the application of the BoD § 5 I rule not for only votes taken when a quorum is reached? It just seems strange to allow voting like this. this is the intention of the § 5 rules of procedure. It is designed that board members who are not active and miss voting,

[board-discuss] Fw: [VOTE TALLY] Re: Approve contract with payroll service provider

2013-01-17 Thread Thorsten Behrens
. - Forwarded message from Thorsten Behrens t...@documentfoundation.org - Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:19:06 +0100 From: Thorsten Behrens t...@documentfoundation.org Subject: [VOTE TALLY] Re: Approve contract with payroll service provider I wrote: Contract (sadly in German) attached. Core

Re: [board-discuss] Reimbursement for Attending Events

2012-12-19 Thread Thorsten Behrens
! -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts Legal details: http://www.documentfoundation.org/imprint signature.asc Description: Digital signature

Re: [board-discuss] POSSCON + LibrePlanet

2012-12-18 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Italo Vignoli wrote: I ask the board to approve the trip and a provisional budget of 2,000 euro (estimated to cover all expenses) for this trip. Makes a lot of sense, thanks Italo for taking that up - +1! Cheers, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document

[board-discuss] [Decision] approve 523,60 € lawyer fees for drafting a work contract

2012-12-18 Thread Thorsten Behrens
with a suitable work contract to hire Florian. This has concluded, and the aforementioned fees are due, please approve the not-yet-budgeted amount. With kind regards, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Re: [board-discuss] Request: approve 523,60 € lawyer fees for drafting a work contract

2012-12-18 Thread Thorsten Behrens
we had hired counsel to come up with a suitable work contract to hire Florian. This has concluded, and the aforementioned fees are due, please approve the not-yet-budgeted amount. And +1 from my side. -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation

[board-discuss] Request: approve 523,60 € lawyer fees for drafting a work contract

2012-12-14 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Dear board, we had hired counsel to come up with a suitable work contract to hire Florian. This has concluded, and the aforementioned fees are due, please approve the not-yet-budgeted amount. With kind regards, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation

Re: [board-discuss] BoD call during holiday season

2012-12-11 Thread Thorsten Behrens
, +1! Cheers, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts Legal details: http://www.documentfoundation.org/imprint signature.asc Description: Digital signature

[board-discuss] BoD minutes from 2012-10-16

2012-11-15 Thread Thorsten Behrens
--% The Document Foundation Board of Directors Meeting Meeting Minutes Date: Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 Location: Conference room at the Ministry of Economy and Technology, Berlin, Germany Keeper of the minutes: Thorsten Behrens (Deputy Chairman of the Board) Session chair: Florian

[board-discuss] September 2012 profits losses (was: TDF Budget for 2012 as of 2012-10-02)

2012-11-09 Thread Thorsten Behrens
provider, so I can't properly account for that yet. I'll update the statement once that's in. Kudos to Marc for improved account name translations. Many thanks for your ongoing support, with kind regards, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation

[board-discuss] August 2012 profits losses (was: TDF Budget for 2012 as of 2012-09-01)

2012-10-31 Thread Thorsten Behrens
losses report. Sorry for the delay, we're slowly growing accounting into budgetting expenses. September report will take a few extra cycles, I still need to integrate Concardis reporting (our credit card payment service provider). Many thanks for your ongoing support, with kind regards, -- Thorsten

Re: [board-discuss] Re: August 2012 profits losses

2012-10-31 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi Marc, you wrote: A couple of questions and remarks: * The Revenues section has different titles with the words: from donation receipt, donation receipt to, against tax receipt -- were these supposed to mean with tax receipt? well, the translations came from you IIRC - I have in my

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