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[board-discuss] Agenda for TDF board meeting on Friday, July 17th at 1300 Berlin time (UTC+2)

Dear community,

find below the agenda for our

-> TDF board meeting with a public part, and followed by a private part
-> on Friday, July 17th at 1300 Berlin time

For time zone conversion, see e.g.

-> at

We meet on jitsi, and please, if possible use Chrome browser and do not use video and until not speaking up please mute.


Public Part

1. Q&A: Answering Questions from the community (All, max. 5 min)
Rationale: Provide an opportunity for the community to ask questions to the board and about TDF.

2. Inform & Discuss: marketing plan 2020-2025: Status quo, timetable, steps for decision taking (group of 6, All 10 min)
   (for document see: new link will be provided when updated)
   Rationale: Status quo, Discussion variants, defining further procedure

3. Discuss: Business entity (All 5 min)
   Rationale: Discuss and identify the next steps

4. Inform & Discuss: Status of Action Items of last board meetings and redmine tickets (Lothar, Stephan/Florian, All 5 min) Rationale: Clarifying what is pending, questions to reports in redmine tickets, and what todo, who is caring, until when, it is not the intention to speak about all, but the important or urgent ones

As a reminder, there are following public Action Items from the last board meeting:

   AI Florian: sort out how to handle old/existing tickets
   Status: in progress

AI Paolo/Franklin/Michael/Thorsten/Mike/Italo: marketing plan 2020-2025 -> continue working on this
   Status: in progress

AI Lothar: reach out to Italo for details on what happened in the Telegram group
   Status: done, no need for further actions so far

AI Florian: Announcement around mid-July, elections early September, new MC in charge September 19.
   + AI: Emiliano to talk to Gabriele
   Status: pending questions clarified, announcement sent by Franklin

AI Lothar: in one of next BoD Call bring in as agenda item: How to get a "next next decade manifesto" Status: Done on last board meeting, consensus: writing manifesto postponed after marketing plan edition, if somebody starts in parallel it's welcomed

5. Inform & Discuss: Digital tool for participation improvement (Daniel, All 7 min)
   Redmine ticket:
Rationale: Adoption of a platform that favours participation, debate, interaction and collaborative elaboration of lines of action between TDF and the community

Agenda items of Private Part

6. Discuss: Internal and external communication and processes (board members 7 min) Reason why in private: public parts within item 5., private part internal rules of procedures Rational: How to improve our process in preparing, voting and timeboxing decisions; how to handle internal and external communication

7. Inform & Discuss: Information about Finance and Taxes (board members 7min)
   Reason why in private: confidential information about status quo
   Rational: status quo, further to dos

8. Discuss & vote (if text is ready): Update on Development mentor job advert (board members 7min)
   Reason why in private: confidential information about job posting
   Redmine ticket:
   Rational: status quo, further to dos

9. Inform & Discuss: Sort out pending Action Items, Status of private Action Items of last board meetings and private redmine tickets (board members 5 min)
   Reason why in private: in the nature of the private tickets
Rational: Clarifying what is pending, and what to do, who is caring, until when, it is not the intention to speak about all, but the important or urgent ones, do we need still a Redmine ticket for it?

Florian Effenberger, Executive Director (Geschäftsführer)
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