[board-discuss] BoD minutes from 2013-05-29
attached are the board meeting minutes from the BoD meeting on May 29th.
Sorry for this late posting. Due to a hard disk failure on Italo's
machine, those minutes were unavailable until just now - we will try to
avoid that in the future.
This message is to be archived by the BoD and its deputies.
The Document Foundation
Board of Directors Meeting
Date: Wednesday, May the 29th, 2013
Location: Phone Conference Room
Session chair: Florian Effenberger (Chairman of the Board)
Keeper of the minutes: Italo Vignoli (Board of Directors)
In the call: Thorsten Behrens, Florian Effenberger, Caolan McNamara and
Italo Vignoli. Michael Meeks and Olivier Hallot join the call at 15:22 UTC.
Representations: Björn Michaelsen (representing Charles H. Schulz).
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 5 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, a quorum can be reached with a simple majority of 3 votes.
The meeting commences at 15:07 UTC.
1. Certification for migrations, trainings and support (level 1 and 2)
Italo asks the Bod to approve on the following proposal:
A. In order to jumpstart the professional certification process, I would
like to launch a 12 months (maximum) certification pilot for Italy to
develop the process for certification based on a peer-to-peer review
similar - in principle - to the one used by developers (although there
isn't any code to show, but there must be expertise to share).
B. The one year pilot should start at LibOCon in Milan, where there will
be the first certification session, where certification will last for 12
months instead of the usual 24 months.
C. The pilot project will report to the BoD on a regular basis about the
progress, involving in the discussion about the process the following
people from the certification committee (those who have shown a higher
interes for certification): Sophie Gautier, Cor Nouws, Charles Schulz
and Olivier Hallot.
D. Once the process will be been defined in the different steps and
approved by the BoD, the pilot will end (even before the end of the 12
months) and the regular certification project will start.
Florian updates about a meeting in Berlin where a group of people has
discussed end user certification, with the objective of having it set up
in 12 months. Having the end user certification a lower priority for
TDF, the program is to have an external organization to help on this
End of agenda, no additions.
Attending at the end of the meeting: Thorsten Behrens, Florian
Effenberger, Caolan McNamara, Italo Vignoli, Björn Michaelsen, and
The meeting adjournes at 16:30 UTC.
Florian Effenberger (Chairman of the Board)
Italo Vignoli (Keeper of the minutes)
Florian Effenberger, Chairman of the Board (Vorstandsvorsitzender)
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