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[board-discuss] BoD minutes from 2013-05-29


Hello,

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.

Florian


Minutes 2013-05-29
The Document Foundation
Board of Directors Meeting
Call Minutes

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 subject...

End of agenda, no additions.

Attending at the end of the meeting: Thorsten Behrens, Florian Effenberger, Caolan McNamara, Italo Vignoli, Björn Michaelsen, and Michael Meeks.

The meeting adjournes at 16:30 UTC.

Florian Effenberger (Chairman of the Board)
Italo Vignoli (Keeper of the minutes)

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