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Minutes Board of Directors Meeting 2017-05-08

The Document Foundation
Board of Directors Meeting 2017-05-08
Call Minutes

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017
Location: Phone Conference Room

Session chair: Marina Latini
Keeper of the minutes: Michael Meeks

In the call: Marina Latini, Michael Meeks, Simon Phipps, Eike Rathke,
Bjoern Michaelsen, Thorsten Behrens
Representation: Bjoern representing Osvaldo Gervasi

Chairman 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 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 6 Board of
Directors members are attending the call.

The call is quorate and invitation happened in time. 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 17:10 Berlin time.

Public agenda:

1. Discuss: jitsi/meeting tech followup & plan (Thorsten)

     + not using it today; it works with a small number of participants
     + breaks down horribly with geographically diverse participants and
 >5-6 people.
     + not an option / solving all problems.
     + not worth investing time in setting up a phone conference bridge
there.

     + 'discord' being used by some (Bjoern)
         + using it as a Chrome app, also an Android app, packaged as a
snap.
         + native on OS/X & Windows.
         + https://discordapp.com/
     + ideally needs a phone dial-in.
     + Does talkyo have something ? (Michael)
     + Matrix / Riot - any experience ? (Eike)
         + https://riot.im/  https://matrix.org/
     + Working but not Open Source and costs money: BlueJeans (Eike)
         + https://www.bluejeans.com/
         + seen it in use as a 1:n streaming solution tha
     + OSI using hangouts increasingly (Simon)
         + Google use them; probability of removing SIP dial-in is slim.

     + Pirate party - mumble >100 participants (Bjoern)
         + also have a phone bridge
         + asked them about the details - but didn't get much back.

     + Plan B -> plain phones with talkyoo ? (Michael)
         => stick with hangouts for now.
         * Meet via Hangouts primarily, with non-online callers dialled in

Marina Latini (Session chair)
Michael Meeks (Keeper of the minutes)

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