[board-discuss] BoD minutes from 2012-10-03
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The Document Foundation
Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Wednesday, Oct 3th, 2012
Location: Phone conference room
Keeper of the minutes: Andreas Mantke (Deputy at the Board of Directors)
Session chair: Florian Effenberger (Chairman of the Board)
Attending: Florian Effenberger (Chairman of the Board), Andreas Mantke
(Board of Directors Deputy), Italo Vignoli (Board of Directors), Charles
Schulz (Board of Directors), Caolan McNamara (Board of Directors),
Olivier Hallot (Board of Directors)
Representation: Andreas Mantke represents Thorsten Behrens (Board of
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
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, one of them being
represented by a deputy.
The invitation to the call has been in time, fulfilling all formal
The call is quorate.
From now on, a quorum can be reached with a simple majority of 4 votes.
The meeting commences at 15:00 UTC
1.) Refine travel budget for LibOCon
Discussion: The BoD has already approved a budget of 5000 Euro for
conference travel assistance. There are currently requests from Jean and
Olivier of round about 3000 Euro. The extension of this budget for round
about another 5000 Euro was postponed until the sponsor's fees are
clear. Florian will check the budget with Jacqueline and Thorsten, if
there is a space for an extension of the travel assistance budget.
2.) Donation Campaign
Florian reported that the newly started donation campain is very
successful. It gets round about 1000 Euro per week the amount of
donation that we get regularly in a month. There were some ideas for
refining the campain discussed on the marketing list. It's planed to add
some concrete goals to the campain and to reach out to non-IT media.
3.) Money Investment
There are some proposals for an investment of the foundation stock money
on Florian's desk. He had not had the time to look closer into it. He'll
discuss them with the German speaking members (and deputies) of the BoD
so the board can come up with a proposal this month.
4.) Participation in the Foundation's Day 2013 (October 1st, 2013)
A participation in the Foundation's Day 2013 was discussed. This topic
was deferred to the in-person meeting at the LibreOffice conference.
End of agenda, no additions.
Attending to the end of the meeting: Florian Effenberger (Chairman of
the Board), Andreas Mantke (Board of Directors Deputy), Italo Vignoli
(Board of Directors), Charles Schulz (Board of Directors), Caolan
McNamara (Board of Directors), Olivier Hallot (Board of Directors)
The meeting adjournes at 15:28 UTC
Meeting minutes approved:
Andreas Mantke, Keeper of the minutes
Florian Effenberger, Session chair
Florian Effenberger, Chairman of the Board (Vorstandsvorsitzender)
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