XSF Discussion - 2011-08-03

  1. bear

    according to calendar - meeting in 45 minutes (or so) ?

  2. stpeter


  3. bear looks for agenda items

  4. bear


  5. stpeter

    k thanks

  6. bear

    i've created a Doodle meeting poll about changing of the meeting time: http://www.doodle.com/78h7fdwriqtzqs79

  7. Florian

    hey guys

  8. bear


  9. Florian

    just FYI ... my internet connection is on the fritz

  10. Florian

    so I'll have disconnects / reconnects

  11. bear

    oh poo - I was supposed to email the agenda the *night* before

  12. bear sighs

  13. stpeter prepares to join another meeting in parallel

  14. bear makes a note to add a scheduled item to his todo for this moving forward

  15. bear


  16. bear sees that it's 1700

  17. stpeter


  18. bear

    me, you, florian and will

  19. stpeter

    I pinged Jack

  20. bear forgets what the quorum number is

  21. stpeter

    I think you have a quorum

  22. stpeter

    3 of 5

  23. bear


  24. bear

    will give jack a couple more minutes

  25. stpeter


  26. bear

    anyone have anything to add to the agenda

  27. stpeter

    well, we need to have a membership meeting to vote on people who have applied or re-applied, and hold yearly elections for the Board and the Council

  28. Florian


  29. bear

    that means we need to email the members about board/council candidates

  30. stpeter

    and probably recruit people to stand for election

  31. bear

    my hunch is that this will be a straw poll on how active the current member base is

  32. stpeter

    bear: good point

  33. Florian


  34. bear

    k, shall we bang the gavel and proceed?

  35. stpeter

    I think so

  36. bear bangs the gavel

  37. stpeter

    I pinged Jack via email so he might not have noticed

  38. bear

    agenda bashing - anything else to add?

  39. Florian

    not from me

  40. stpeter


  41. bear

    k, board meeting changes - did we decide on weekly or bi?

  42. Florian

    +1 for weekly

  43. stpeter


  44. bear

    k, let me draft an email to the board list to confirm weekly is ok

  45. bear

    it would seem that not changing the time makes sense if it's weekly

  46. bear

    as that allows for a council+board double-play

  47. stpeter

    I don't have a strong preference on the time

  48. stpeter


  49. Florian

    the current times WFM

  50. bear

    k, then i will just get my shit squared off and make it WFM

  51. stpeter


  52. bear

    k, should we draft in the typewithme notes an email now about membership meeting - or will the secretary handle it?

  53. Florian

    eh, who does it usually? the Secretary, no?

  54. stpeter


  55. stpeter

    I can ping Alex

  56. bear

    I wasn't involved last time... oh cool - so we just need to formally say so?

  57. bear

    does he also handle the candidate request?

  58. stpeter

    for Board and Council?

  59. bear


  60. stpeter

    those are posted on the wiki

  61. bear

    so we need to create a 2012 Board and Council page?

  62. stpeter


  63. Florian


  64. bear is looking for that now

  65. bear defers

  66. bear

    ok, last item - charter/rule changes

  67. stpeter


  68. bear


  69. Florian

    2011 elections :)

  70. Florian

    not 2012

  71. stpeter


  72. stpeter

    well right

  73. bear

    looks like something we need to wait for Alex on anyways

  74. bear updates his todo list

  75. bear

    so rule changes, what discussion is needed by the board for that?

  76. stpeter


  77. stpeter


  78. stpeter

    the rules about missed votes are slighly vague

  79. bear removes todo item as peter is very fast

  80. stpeter

    if there's a desire to change them, then I think we need a statement from the Board, or a change to the Bylaws

  81. bear

    has anyone notified us that they want to make that change?

  82. stpeter

    no, just vague rumblings -- perhaps we should start a thread about it on the members@ list

  83. stpeter

    bear: I'll cc you on my email to Alex

  84. bear

    ok, I'll email members about getting consensus after lunch

  85. bear

    if you haven't seen one by EOD please do poke me

  86. Florian

    great :)

  87. stpeter

    I just pinged Alex

  88. bear

    anything else on this topic or the others?

  89. Florian

    not from my side

  90. stpeter

    I don't think so

  91. bear

    will was quiet, but i'm going to take that as a sign that we have done well with the meeting and not that he got distracted by work

  92. bear


  93. stpeter


  94. Florian


  95. bear bangs the gavel

  96. bear

    thanks all - I'll send the minutes in a bit

  97. Florian


  98. Florian

    thanks all

  99. stpeter

    thanks guys

  100. bear

    minutes and notice about meeting change sent

  101. Kev

    I was intending to be back, but was running late. Gentle poke to Board about the books.

  102. Neustradamus

    when we will vote Q3 Members Applications?

  103. Kev

    At the end of Q3, I would assume.

  104. Neustradamus

    October/November ?

  105. Kev

    I would guess start of Oct, but it's just a guess.

  106. Neustradamus

    ok thanks

  107. stpeter

    I pinged Alex about that earlier today

  108. Neustradamus

    stpeter: ok