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[board-discuss] Board of Directors Meeting 2018-11-09

The Document Foundation
Board of Directors Meeting 2018-11-09
Call Minutes

Date: 2018-11-09
Location: Jitsi

Session chair: Bjoern Michaelsen
Keeper of the minutes: Michael Meeks

In the call: Franklin, Bjoern (Deputy Chair), Thorsten, Eike, Michael, Cor, Kendy (Deputy), Simon (Deputy)
Representation: Kendy for Marina

Deputy Chairman of the Board is in the call. One of the Chairwoman or Deputy Chairman 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 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 and invitation happened in time. 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 14:05 Berlin time.

Public part

1/ FOSDEM updates [10 min]
* Rooms are booked by Italo (Thorsten)
* no Devroom
* Mainline Talks? Trying to get a few in, also for other dev rooms
=> Cor joins 14:08
* teammeals booked? (Michael
  * during the Hackfest
  * not during the foundations dinner
=> Simon joins 14:10
* 5 extra rooms available, but missing volunteers, so not suited as dev-room (Simon)
  * we might donate volunteers?
  * no video
  * ask Mike for video
  * runnning a devroom, without calling it so (Bjoern)
  * taking over one for childcare (Thorsten)

2/ Discuss: LibreOffice Online for other organizations (Simon) [10 min]
    + missing Simon; defer to later in the call.
    + no progress yet, travel ends -11-26, revisit then
    + postpone till Dec 7th

Bjoern Michaelsen (Session chair)
Michael Meeks (Keeper of the minutes)

Florian Effenberger, Executive Director (Geschäftsführer)
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