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[board-discuss] Minutes Board of Directors Meeting 2016-12-05

The Document Foundation
Board of Directors Meeting 2016-12-05
Call Minutes

Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Location: Phone Conference Room

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

In the call: Marina Latini, Simon Phipps, Michael Meeks, Florian Effenberger, Eike Rathke, Norbert Thiebaud, Jan Holesovsky, Bjoern (joining at 17:09 Berlin time)
Representation: Norbert -> Osvaldo

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 the 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 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, 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 17:04 Berlin time.

Public agenda:
1. Discuss: List of priorities (Florian)

Discussion about the list of priorities. Parts of that possibly in private call.

   * Look at items, and didn't understand them (Simon)
+ waiting for the ranked list to come out - to vote up some things, and/or rubber stap it.
   * Post the sorted list as text E-mail to bod (Florian)
   * deadline until the next board call (Florian)
       + to adjust scores; we re-sort & this is it.

2. Discuss: Budget 2017 (Norbert and Florian)

Discussion about our 2017 budget. Parts of that possibly in private call.

    * copied over budget from 2016 projects, that can be removed.
    * some ESC brain-storming / ranking missing
        + should get this stuff proposed.
    * Italo to mail out members and asking for proposal

Public call ends at 17:12 Berlin time.

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

Florian Effenberger, Executive Director (Geschäftsführer)
Tel: +49 30 5557992-50 | IRC: floeff on Freenode
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