The Document Foundation
Board of Directors Meeting 2016-05-09
Date: Monday, May 9, 2016
Location: Phone Conference Room
Session chair: Marina Latini
Keeper of the minutes: Michael Meeks
In the call: Marina, Michael, Kendy, Eike, Osvaldo, Simon, Björn,
Norbert, Florian, Italo
Representation: Norbert for Thorsten
Chairwoman of the Board is in the call. One of the Chairman or Deputy is
required to be present or represented for having a quorate call.
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 17:15 Berlin time.
Discussion: Migration to Jitsi/Freeswitch (Florian)
* Michael Bielicki (Simon's contact) offers setup of Freeswitch in our
* it provides SIP connectivity as well as a RTC web client, however,
HTML5 design work needs to be done to make it functional
next steps: Florian to get a test drive (web-only) to see how it performs
Discussion: 2013-2015 tax declaration (Florian)
Discussion of next steps for signing.
Florian explains the process, and proposes Michael and Marina to sign
this, will circulate document tomorrow.
Built on the numbers we worked through, lists foundation's objectives,
activity of business entity, reserves and donations, ~4 pages.
Discussion: 1st quarter 2016 reports for QA, documentation,
certification, events, marketing & design (Marina)
Parts of that might be shifted to the private call for confidentiality
* Improving help (Marina)
+ building on Olivier's XSLT work: preview here
+ Will have an internship at Studio Storti
+ want to improve the help content with Olivier.
+ adding missing pages / links.
+ wants devs to provide clear documentation too.
* Certification (Marina)
+ would like to discuss it
+ pwrt. migration & training.
+ during FOSDEM - certified new members for migration & training.
+ lots of interesting ideas on updating the process.
* Hack-fests (Marina)
+ one coming up in Munich
* Design & UX (Kendy)
+ now hiring the design & UX Mentor
+ created lots of GSOC projects
+ running 5/11 of them.
+ hopefully will do lots of improvements.
+ lots of UX improvements in the code too.
* Legal / Licensing (Michael/Simon)
+ no significant issues.
+ Cloph continues to run the sign-off collection.
* NLP / Translation (Osvaldo / Eike)
+ communities are working happily.
* Finance (Norbert)
+ monitoring the income side closely
+ numbers look reasonably in-line with previous years
* Development (Michael / Eike / Bjoern)
+ development continues - lots of good commits & committers
+ couple of new committers recently.
+ JanI mentoring people left & right.
* Q1 Releases (Bjoern)
+ 5.1.0, 5.1.1, 5.1.2
+ all on time, no delays
* Q1 Events (Bjoern)
+ FOSDEM and FOSDEM Hackfest => went well
+ Gran Canaria/Spanish Hackfest
Marina Latini (Session chair)
Michael Meeks (Keeper of the minutes)
Florian Effenberger, Executive Director (Geschäftsführer)
Tel: +49 30 5557992-50 | IRC: floeff on Freenode
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