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find attached the meeting minutes from the BoD meeting on April 18th. Sorry for the long delay.

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The Document Foundation
Board of Directors Meeting
Call Minutes

Date: Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Location: Phone conference room

Keeper of the minutes: Olivier Hallot (Board of Directors)
Session chair: Florian Effenberger (Chairman of the Board)

Attending: Michael Meeks (Board of Directors), Caolán McNamara (Board of Directors), Charles Schulz (Board of Directors), Florian Effenberger (Chairman of the Board), Italo Vignoli (Board of Directors), Olivier Hallot (Board of Directors), Thorsten Behrens (Deputy Chairman of the Board)

Others: Björn Michaelsen, Andreas Mantke, Sophie Gautier, Simon Phipps

Representation: None.

Chairman of the Board and Deputy Chairman are in the call. One of them 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 7 Board of Directors members are attending the call.

The invitation to the call has been in time, fulfilling all formal requirements.

The call is quorate.
From now on, a quorum can be reached with a simple majority of 4 votes.

1) Italo on Certification:

* Made some last minute changes on the certification program, will send to the attendees

* It should be clear that TDF is not legally responsible for certified people's actions. Certify competences but no act on behalf of TDF and avoid confusion from the legislation
* Announcements next Wednesday, start with certification of developers
* Create a certification committee
* Use LinuxTag for 1st certification meeting, one full day for the task.
* Do not certify someone we don't know about

2) Florian on digital certificate, spending of EUR 30,00

3) Charles Schulz on OSI: Confirmation of the go-ahead and join OSI

4) Thorsten Behrens on Apple Developer program: Request for EUR 160,00 for Apple developer support, will get some developers tools too

Request: Approve all three proposals.

Result of vote: 7 approvals, 0 neutral, 0 disapprovals

Decision: The request has been accepted.

5) Andreas Mantke on banks service offers: advise to get other offers for evaluation

6) Thorsten Behrens on travel policy: will send latest changes to internal lists

The meeting adjournes at 15:33 UTC

Meeting minutes approved:

Olivier Hallot, Keeper of the minutes
Florian Effenberger, Session chair

Florian Effenberger, Chairman of the Board
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