[steering-discuss] Re: SC meeting minutes posted

2010-12-01 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi, please find the minutes of the 2010-11-28 SC meeting in the wiki: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/TDF/Steering_Committee_Meetings#Minutes_2010-11-28 Cheers, -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to steering-discuss+h...@documentfoundation.org List archive:

Re: [steering-discuss] Confused by our Trademark Policy ...

2011-03-07 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Bernhard Dippold wrote: As you should vote on the Trademark Policy, perhaps it would be reasonable to leave the Logo Policy (having less legal weight IMHO) aside for the moment. Hi Bernhard, all, well maybe - but maybe we should beforehand try to reach mutual agreement on what we want to

Re: [steering-discuss] formal vote on Cor Nouws as deputy in the membership committee

2011-03-16 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: To avoid the membership committee being unable to work during this time, Cor Nouws should serve as her deputy, taking over her responsibility during her time of absence. +1 -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to

Re: [steering-discuss] Formal vote on an online component for LibreOffice as a strategic option

2011-03-18 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Charles-H. Schulz wrote: As described in the last confcall minutes, I would like to call for a formal approval from the SC on considering a yet undefined online component for LibreOffice as a strategic option. This would not of course diminish our present efforts on LibreOffice. +1 , but

Re: [steering-discuss] Confused by our Trademark Policy ...

2011-03-29 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Charles-H. Schulz wrote: So I have replaced trademarks by marks, as well as modified the text according to some of your corrections above (not all of them). I'd like to call for a vote (the final one) starting now until Tuesday at noon Foundation time. Looks perfect to me, thanks a lot - +1!

Re: [steering-discuss] confcall in CW 19 on Thursday

2011-05-11 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: the next Steering Committee phone conference for calendar week 19 is tomorrow: Thursday, May 12th, 1600 UTC (=1800 German time) Um - a bit suboptimal, that's kinda the fixed slot for the TSC weekly meeting - any chance to reschedule to one hour

Re: [steering-discuss] Vendor string usage in third-party package of LibreOffice

2011-05-12 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Francois Tigeot wrote: In this context you may see TDF as the original manufacturer (of the source code) while you are the immediate supplier (of the final package containing your modifications). Okay. In this context, the vendor would be the packager then. Hi Francois, all, oh fun,

Re: [steering-discuss] proposed bylaws changes

2011-06-09 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Michael Meeks wrote: On Thu, 2011-06-09 at 16:33 +0800, Varun Mittal wrote: Can we add some clarification for the case if AB wants to replace their representative mid way of his/her tenure ? I had anticipated that since the STV election process produces an ordered list - we would

Re: [steering-discuss] proposed bylaws changes

2011-06-15 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Michael Meeks wrote: Counting votes we had: Florian, Charles, Andre, Olivier, Italo and Sophie voting in favour; so I've made all of the edits in the wiki. If there are no objections by tonight, I'll also change the text on the membership application page

Re: [steering-discuss] SC Call on Saturday

2011-06-21 Thread Thorsten Behrens
David Emmerich Jourdain wrote: I would suggest that (maybe) be interesting to test the TeamSpeak. We can configure a service on a TDF-server to receive the calls, and each participant will have a login to use it in these calls. Hm, if we go for our own solution - I'd rather suggest Mumble

[steering-discuss] Re: [libreoffice-website] Re: FYI Skype Ends Support For Open-Source Digium Asterisk VOIP PBX

2011-06-22 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Alexander Werner wrote: I have setup a default mumble-server installation on vm3.documentfoundation.org, port 64738. Anyone who likes to test mumble, please log in with your desired username, then right klick on your user in the channel list and select register. Then drop me a short note and

Re: [steering-discuss] SC calls via Mumble or OpenMeetings

2011-06-27 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: In my opinion, the Steering Committee calls will take place on the regular phone line in the future as well. I do *not* anticipate Mumble or OpenMeetings for that, as often people join from on the road, and a normal dial-in is not possible with Mumble or

Re: [steering-discuss] Wiki Work Items updated

2011-06-27 Thread Thorsten Behrens
André Schnabel wrote: There is one special item Discuss and Clarify TDF position on C. Our position on this is quite clear and has been communicated several time. But there was a suggestion to have a discussion on this last year (Michael Meeks to discuss with Andrea Pescetty). Do we want to

Re: [steering-discuss] draft: timeline for BoD elections

2011-07-06 Thread Thorsten Behrens
André Schnabel wrote: so - no comments or objections means, that the draft is just to good to be changed? ;) Quite - let's go with it. :) Cheers, -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to steering-discuss+h...@documentfoundation.org Posting guidelines + more:

[steering-discuss] Leave of absence July 8th - July 23rd

2011-07-07 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi there, I'll be on a two-weeks vacation trip starting tomorrow, so expect no, or delayed answers from me during that time. Furthermore, I'd like to ask my deputy Michael to stand-in for me during SC meetings. Take care, and see you in two weeks, -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions:

Re: [steering-discuss] funding for system operations meeting

2011-07-27 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: As the weekend was a pure working weekend, and people spend lots of their time during week and on weekends, for keeping our infrastructure running, I consider it justified to not give them the burden of also paying out of their own pockets. +1 -- Thorsten --

Re: [steering-discuss] funding for system operations meeting

2011-08-03 Thread Thorsten Behrens
David Nelson wrote: My point is that the sysadmins team is perhaps not developing the right culture in terms of openness and participation, and that it would be good to open it up a bit. This is my 2 cents, others may not see things like that, but... Hi David, I indeed disagree here. The

[steering-discuss] Proposal: how to use the GSoC money

2011-08-17 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi there, with GSoC 2011 nearing its end, it's the time of invoicing Google for the organisation money donations, and the mentor summit travel reimbursements. Since we're an accepted SPI subproject, it's easiest to route the money that way (SPI is a registered vendor at Google). There are a few

Re: [steering-discuss] Vote: decision on screenshots

2011-08-18 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: Screenshots for documentation, website and marketing should preferably be taken on GNU/Linux, but may also be taken on any other operating system. The Steering Committee recommends a consistent visual appearance (e.g. theming and branding) for the screenshots

Re: [steering-discuss] Base - a new mailing list?

2011-09-12 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Tom Davies wrote: Do you mean how many expressed an interest and tried to give it a go during the past year or do you mean how many at any one time or do you mean how many right now? All of that would be useful to know. A list does not magically make a community appear. I'd suggest either

[steering-discuss] Off-topic - please move to discuss@ (was: Re: Base - a new mailing list?)

2011-09-13 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Tom, Ian, please move the discussion over to the discuss@ list. If there's any code questions (and there were people interested in the long-dormant postgres-connector), that should go to libreoff...@lists.freedesktop.org. Thanks, -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to

Re: [steering-discuss] Base - a new mailing list?

2011-09-13 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Tom Davies wrote: Done that.  Been there.  It didn't work.  Base is dying. Can we just admit that and remove it from LO? Hi Tom, why do you think it's dying? And removing it from LO is not an option for me. People using it need to step up, and start getting involved - and I'm sure they will.

[steering-discuss] Proposal: Optional local NGO donation links on download and extension pages

2011-09-22 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi *, as brought up on Saturday's SC meeting, it is deemed helpful for local, native-lang NGOs to have their donation details listed on frequently-viewed pages like the download page. Here's a proposal on who would be considered eligible. Note that this applies *only* to translated pages, i.e.

[steering-discuss] Candidacy for a BoD seat

2011-09-23 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Dear Simon, Membership Committee, Members of the TDF, I'd like to hereby announce my candidacy for a Board of Directors seat with The Document Foundation. My name is Thorsten Behrens, my e-mail address is t...@documentfoundation.org, and I'm employed by SUSE. Why am I running? It is my firm

Re: [steering-discuss] Candidacy for a BoD seat

2011-10-12 Thread Thorsten Behrens
David Nelson wrote: Would you be willing to commit yourself to actively work with me on developing global design documentation that will be a major asset to any party wanting to start hacking the core and developing extensions? Hi David, all, beyond what others said, let me add my very

Re: [steering-discuss] Proposal: Optional local NGO donation links on download and extension pages

2011-10-14 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Here's a proposal on who would be considered eligible. +1 on my proposal, naturally :) Cheers, -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to steering-discuss+h...@documentfoundation.org Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/ Posting guidelines

Re: [steering-discuss] renaming this list

2011-10-26 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: orboard-discuss This one for me, too. Cheers, -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to steering-discuss+h...@documentfoundation.org Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/ Posting guidelines + more:

Re: [steering-discuss] Preparing elections for the membership committee

2011-10-27 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Norbert Thiebaud wrote: 'Freezing' the membership does not necessarily means stop processing applications, but just that the list of eligible member for the election is 'frozen' at that date. The list of member can still grow, but people that get membershp after the freeze date are not

Re: [steering-discuss] size of to be elected MC

2011-10-29 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: following today's SC/BoD phone conference, I'd hereby like to propose, based on André's suggestion, that the to be elected membership committee will consist of five regular members plus two deputies +1, looks like a good compromise. Cheers, --

Re: [steering-discuss] Preparing elections for the membership committee

2011-10-31 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: With the caveat that Thorsten must resign as MC-deputy, since one cannot be BoD and MC member at once. good point, indeed. Thorsten, in case you get voted as election officer, would you step back from your MC deputy role? Hi Florian, all, yes indeed, as a board

Re: [steering-discuss] Preparing elections for the membership committee

2011-11-01 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: - and we would like to elect 5 members and 2 deputies in the new MC, +1 - and we don't want to freeze membership applications. +1 (going with the flow :)) take the existing MC (needing a deputy for Thorsten, since he's in the BoD already) and have a gentlemen's

Re: [steering-discuss] Thorsten's stepdown

2011-11-02 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: Thorsten has unsubscribed from the internal MC mailing list. I assume this means his stepdown is effective immediately. Hi Flo, all, yes, as per my announcement on Monday, when Norbert pointed this out. I apologize for not noticing earlier, and thank Norbert for his

Re: [board-discuss] poll on regular BoD times

2011-11-07 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: I am fine if we don't do one on the weekends, but wanted to give everyone a chance again in case two times in the evening is not desired. Charles-H. Schulz wrote: I was actually wondering if we would always need one call every week. Hi Flo, Charles - while I

Re: [board-discuss] Fwd: Liaison between LO and Calligra project

2011-11-07 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Michiel Leenaars: Would it be an idea to have a liaison between the Document Foundation and other projects such as Calligra, AbiWord/Gnumeric, with a named standards compliance person (and a fallback) within each project, which take care of monitoring and pushing fixes - given that breaking

[board-discuss] [RESULT] New Membership Committee voted by the board

2011-11-09 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Dear candidates, as logged here https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/TDF/BoD_Decisions the TDF board of directors has now formally approved the following individuals as members of the new Membership committee: * Andre Schnabel * Fridrich Strba * Norbert Thiebaud * Simon Phipps

Re: [board-discuss] Electing a BoD chairperson and it's deputy

2011-12-01 Thread Thorsten Behrens
André Schnabel wrote: As we are going to file the papers really soon, I'd ask the board members to elect Florian Effenberger as chairman of the board +1 for Florian. -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to board-discuss+h...@documentfoundation.org Problems?

Re: [board-discuss] Support of the askbot translation process

2011-12-02 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Alexander Werner wrote: Should the translation of the askbot project be supported by creating a project on our pootle server and permitting the developers of askbot access to the project. Our l10n teams are then asked to contribute to the translation of aksbot. Sure, go for it - we decided

Re: [board-discuss] Electing a BoD chairperson and it's deputy

2011-12-05 Thread Thorsten Behrens
André Schnabel wrote: so, the board has elected Florian Effenberger as chairman of the board and Thorsten Behrens as his deputy. Hi *, so let me take this opportunity to thank you all for trusting us in this - not only the board, but also all our members who originally voted

Re: [board-discuss] missing minutes

2011-12-15 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: Who was in charge? Can you please upload them? ;) Done. Thanks for the poke. :) Cheers, -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to board-discuss+h...@documentfoundation.org Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/

[board-discuss] Seeking approval for server procurement

2012-01-11 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi *, TDF has received a generous, targetted donation of $3000 to procure a rack-mountable server, dedicated for dev-related workloads, e.g. tinderbox builds. One of our sponsoring companies is offering for-free hosting, such that this is a one-off spending. I hereby request the board to approve

Re: [board-discuss] Seeking approval for server procurement

2012-01-11 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Tom Davies wrote: So i am not really clear why it's even up for discussion or voting Because you can't just donate $xy to TDF, and ask us to buy, say, a nuclear warhead on ebay - without the board explicitely approving the purchase. HTH, -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to

Re: [board-discuss] Seeking approval for server procurement

2012-01-11 Thread Thorsten Behrens
André Schnabel wrote: This would mean, that 1) TDF gets $3k to by any server that then will be hostet by a sponsor for free 2) TDF gets $3k to by a certain server which is available, and hosted by a sponsor for free It's 1) with some suggestions on what would be desirable (from both

Re: [board-discuss] FOSDEM travel funding

2012-01-11 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: I guess I need funding of not more than 400 €. Would the BoD be willing to support this request? +1 -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to board-discuss+h...@documentfoundation.org Problems?

Re: [board-discuss] request FOSDEM spendings

2012-01-17 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Cor Nouws wrote: I'd like to ask reimbursement for part of my FOSDEM-spendings. Estimates are € 150,-. +1 Looking forward to see you there! :) Cheers, -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to board-discuss+h...@documentfoundation.org Problems?

[board-discuss] Minutes posted for the 2012-01-11 BoD meeting

2012-01-17 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi there, justed posted the minutes here: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/TDF/BoD_Meetings#Minutes_2012-01-11 Cheers, -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to board-discuss+h...@documentfoundation.org Problems?

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

2012-02-07 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: this is just a quick reminder that our next BoD call takes place on Wednesday, 1600 UTC. I'm travelling at that time, will try to attend but cannot promise - just in case, Andreas, can you stand-in for me? Cheers, -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail

[board-discuss] Re: Let's take a break here (was: Re: Rules of Procedure)

2012-02-28 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Guys, let's call time on this topic, the arguments look repeated. Maybe bring it up on next week's BoD call, and then possibly with input from others affected. Cheers, -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to board-discuss+h...@documentfoundation.org Problems?

Re: [board-discuss] CeBIT travel funding

2012-02-29 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: I'd therefore like to ask the BoD for approving a travel funding, paid by the SPI budget, of 150 € (just so there's some space left). +1 Cheers, -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to board-discuss+h...@documentfoundation.org Problems?

Re: [board-discuss] StartSSL certification

2012-03-10 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: I propose that I act as certificate master, and request that I may do so on behalf of TDF, with total fees of 119,80 USD for this year. +1 from my side and +1 from me. Cheers, -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to

Re: [board-discuss] PayPal account

2012-03-13 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: I'd like to call the board for a vote on the creation of a PayPal account for the new entity. I would like to create the appropriate account at PayPal (charity, and if that is not available, business account). +1 -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail

Re: [board-discuss] payment options

2012-04-09 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Simon Phipps wrote: One more to add to your list is XE Trade. And how about Google Checkout / Wallet? Potential catch there - last time I checked, they had their special offer for charities only available in US / UK. But maybe still worth looking into? Cheers, -- Thorsten -- Unsubscribe

[board-discuss] Hamburg HackFest - additional funding request

2012-04-10 Thread Thorsten Behrens
participating TDF member. [1] http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Hackfest/Hamburg2012 Thanks a lot for your consideration, -- Thorsten Behrens - Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board - The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen

[board-discuss] TDF Travel Reimbursement Policy

2012-05-16 Thread Thorsten Behrens
it up for approval vote for tonight's call. Many thanks to Italo for drafting it! 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

Re: [board-discuss] TDF Travel Reimbursement Policy

2012-05-16 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: - Non-reimbursable are first class tickets Amended version attached. 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

Re: [board-discuss] funding for admin weekend

2012-05-21 Thread Thorsten Behrens
be willing to approve let's say 1.000 € in total, excluding travel fees? Yes, absolutely. Beyond that, should we fix some travel budget as well? Cheers, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung

[board-discuss] budget request: audit of TDF contracts by a tax advisor

2012-05-21 Thread Thorsten Behrens
for that work. I'd therefore like the board to approve - at this point, a maximum of 1300 EUR - for reviewing TDF contracts by a German tax advisor. Regards, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige

Re: [board-discuss] budget request: audit of TDF contracts by a tax advisor

2012-05-22 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Michael Meeks wrote: That is a phenomenal expense. I feel rather unhappy spending this much money without really getting to the bottom of whether it is truly necessary. Fair enough, so let me put that on the agenda for the next BoD call. Cheers, -- Thorsten pgpL3hiG7WDRu.pgp

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

2012-05-29 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: I will not be able to attend this meeting since I am on the road, so I would like to ask 1. Thorsten Behrens to act as my deputy chairman Will do. Travel safely! Cheers, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation

Re: [board-discuss] TDF budget early draft

2012-06-05 Thread Thorsten Behrens
advisory: -1.500,00 € (Estimation) Authoritiy fees: -150,00 € OUTGOING TOTAL: -20.082,22 € TOTAL BALANCE: 26.595,74 € SAFETY RESERVE: -15.000,00 € BUDGET: 11.595,74 € Cheers, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation

Re: [board-discuss] TDF Budget for 2012 as of 2012-05-08

2012-06-05 Thread Thorsten Behrens
apologize for the German account names, which originate from tax authorities-mandated forms. Help with translations appreciated. Cheers, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen

Re: [board-discuss] TDF Budget for 2012 as of 2012-06-08

2012-06-08 Thread Thorsten Behrens
‚¬ BUDGET: 18.994,83 € Dear members, TDF supporters, and again let me supplement Florian's numbers with the May 2012 profits losses report. I apologize for the German account names, which originate from tax authorities-mandated forms. Help with translations appreciated. Cheers, -- Thorsten

Re: [board-discuss] OSCON Expenses

2012-06-15 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Simon Phipps wrote: I'd be happy to act as a proxy for TDF at any meetings or events; would the Board be willing to cover a couple of nights of hotel expenses in return please? Maximum cost will be $500 US and I'll aim to come in well under that. A big +1 - thanks for going! -- Thorsten

Travel policy forms (was: Re: [board-discuss] BoD minutes from 2012-05-16)

2012-06-18 Thread Thorsten Behrens
with information regarding travel reimbursals and related materials - referenced from https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/TDF/Policies Cheers, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen

Re: [board-discuss] Travel Expenses Reimbursement Policy

2012-06-27 Thread Thorsten Behrens
is of course valid - so it's best to agree on a sum beforehand, instead of haggling over that after the fact. HTH, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts Legal details

June 2012 profits losses (was: Re: [board-discuss] TDF Budget for 2012 as of 2012-06-26)

2012-07-02 Thread Thorsten Behrens
attached our June 2012 profits losses report. I apologize for the German account names, which originate from tax authorities-mandated forms. Help with translations appreciated. With best regards, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117

Re: [board-discuss] Declaration of Internet Freedom

2012-07-03 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Simon Phipps wrote: Please will the Board consider adding TDF as a signatory to the Declaration of Internet Freedom: http://www.internetdeclaration.org/freedom Yes, very much +1. Thanks a lot for bringing this up here. -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document

[board-discuss] Transparency International - commitment to organisational transparency

2012-07-08 Thread Thorsten Behrens
. References: [1] http://www.transparency.org [2] http://www.transparency.de/English.1222.0.html [3] http://www.transparency.de/Initiative-Transparente-Zivilg.1612.0.html [4] http://www.transparency.de/Zehn-Informationen.1613.0.html With best regards, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy

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

2012-08-20 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: I therefore ask Thorsten Behrens to represent me as board member and act as deputy chairman. I'll attent represent you. Travel safely! -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany

[board-discuss] BoD minutes from 2012-08-08

2012-08-22 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Date: Wednesday, Aug 8th, 2012 Location: Phone conference room Keeper of the minutes: Michael Meeks (Board of Directors) Session chair: Thorsten Behrens (Deputy Chairman of the Board) Attending: Björn Michaelsen (Board of Directors Deputy), Andreas Mantke (Board of Directors Deputy), Michael

Re: [board-discuss] BoD minutes from 2012-08-08

2012-08-25 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: thanks a lot! Can you add the results to http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/TDF/BoD_Decisions as well? Will do! Cheers, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung

[board-discuss] Re: Invitation to Berlin foundations day

2012-08-27 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: Berlin is rather far for me, so I would propose that Michael, Thorsten and Björn check if one of them can join. I should be available. Cheers, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany

July 2012 profits losses (was: Re: [board-discuss] TDF Budget for 2012 as of 2012-07-20)

2012-08-27 Thread Thorsten Behrens
report. My special thanks go to Marc Pare for the account name translation. 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

(resend) July 2012 profits losses (was: Re: [board-discuss] TDF Budget for 2012 as of 2012-07-20)

2012-08-27 Thread Thorsten Behrens
supporters, please find attached our July 2012 profits losses report. My special thanks go to Marc Pare for the account name translation. Regards, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des

[board-discuss] BoD minutes from 2012-08-22

2012-09-05 Thread Thorsten Behrens
: Wednesday, Aug 22th, 2012 Location: Phone conference room Keeper of the minutes: Bjoern Michaelsen (Board of Directors Deputy) Session chair: Thorsten Behrens (Deputy Chairman of the Board) Attending: Italo Vignoli (Board of Directors), Olivier Hallot (Board of Directors), Andreas Mantke (Board

Re: [board-discuss] Application: Travel costs for attending the DE-Python-Conference

2012-09-12 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Andreas Mantke wrote: I'll ask for a budget of about 550 Euro for this purpose. I support your request. -- Thorsten pgpLP1oNS67cB.pgp Description: PGP signature

[board-discuss] [DRAFT] Rules of Procedure for the TDF board

2012-09-17 Thread Thorsten Behrens
presence has for our collective needs. With best 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 THE DOCUMENT

Re: [board-discuss] Request for pre-approval of remimbursement of travel expenses for LiboCon

2012-09-19 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Jean Weber wrote: I request pre-approval of reminbursement of AUD 2000 (approx. EUR 1600 at today's exchange rate) towards my travel and accommodation expenses to attend the LibreOffice Conference in Berlin, at which I will be a speaker. +1 -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman

Re: [board-discuss] Current state and needs of the admin team (was[DRAFT] Rules of Procedure for the TDF board)

2012-09-19 Thread Thorsten Behrens
, this is not where we're at so far. So we have to prioritize, and for me, infrastructure has critical priority - it is an acknowledgement of your importance, Friedrich. ;) Cheers, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany

[board-discuss] Re: [tdf-announce] Results of the 2012 Membership Committee election

2012-09-21 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 pgpsiQRGQ5smH.pgp Description: PGP signature

[board-discuss] [FINAL DRAFT] Rules of Procedure for the TDF board

2012-09-27 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi *, attached is the final draft, that I hereby put in front of the board to vote on. No substantial changes from the last version, and thanks to Michael for improved verbiage. Cheers, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117

[board-discuss] Rules of Procedure for the TDF board

2012-09-27 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Hi *, the board tonight approved the Rules of Procedure without further amendments. I attach the final version. Regards, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director, Deputy Chairman of the Board The Document Foundation, Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany Rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts Legal

[board-discuss] Minutes of the BoD call on Thursday, 2012-09-27

2012-09-29 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Michaelsen (Board of Directors Deputy) Session chair: Thorsten Behrens (Deputy Chairman of the Board) Attending: Michael Meeks (Board of Directors), Charles Schulz (Board of Directors), Thorsten Behrens (Deputy Chairman of the Board), Bjoern Michaelsen (Board of Directors Deputy) Representation

Re: [board-discuss] budget for QA meeting in Essen

2012-10-01 Thread Thorsten Behrens
be willing to grant that? +1 - QA is well worth supporting. 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

[board-discuss] Topic of board-discuss list (was: [tdf-discuss] Re: Rules of Procedure approved for TDF board of directors)

2012-10-01 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Marc Paré wrote: Thanks. I am subscribed to that list, but was not aware that the membership was allowed to join in. I thought that that particular list was for board discussion only by board members only. Hi Marc, terribly sorry if we ever gave that impression. Admittedly, the entry on

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

2012-10-02 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Florian Effenberger wrote: If you cannot attend, please don't forget to appoint your deputy in time. Hi Florian, I'll likely not be able to attend tomorrow. I therefore name Björn, Andreas, and Jesus to represent me, in that order of availability. Cheers, -- Thorsten Behrens, Director

Re: [board-discuss] Conference Travel Support

2012-10-08 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Simon Phipps wrote: I've not seen any statement about financial support for travel to Berlin for the LibreOffice Conference. Is there a budget and process in hand for this, or are we defaulting to the published policy? Hi Simon, thanks for bringing that up. There's an initial budget

Re: [board-discuss] Fwd: Conference Moderator

2012-10-16 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Norbert Thiebaud wrote: This proposal has been discussed on the Conference list and is unopposed. Please will you consider selecting a person to act as LibreOffice Conference Moderator as described below? If they agree, I would suggest the Thorstens (both of them) for the job... Can do

Re: [board-discuss] Fwd: Conference Moderator

2012-10-16 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Simon Phipps wrote: I suggest designating a Conference Moderator, who can provide a safe haven for those of us with concerns about some aspect of the conference and a trusted advocate to take whatever steps are possible to address problems if they arise. Yep, a very nice light-weight

[board-discuss] Budget request: EUR 3500 for LibOCon 2012 video / streaming service

2012-10-26 Thread Thorsten Behrens
Dear board colleagues, I'd like to get aforementioned budget approved for paying the wonderful folks from Beuth college for their efforts during the LibreOffice conference (filming and streaming), and their ongoing work on post-processing the video footage. With best regards, -- Thorsten

[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

[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] 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

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] 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] 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

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

[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

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