Hello everyone, SPI had a board meeting yesterday, and here's an update about what's been going on. Due to the schedule change we adopted at the previous meeting, this is actually the second meeting this month. We'll be back to one per month in April. NEXT MEETING ============ Due to a scheduling conflict with our regular meeting date of April 19, the Board elected to meet on April 12 instead. The time will be the same as always, 19:00 UTC. Please note: this will be a different *local* time for people in much of the world due to daylight saving time. (UTC does not change for DST). Please double-check the time in your specific timezone. Our meetings are held in irc.oftc.net #spi. More details are available at http://www.spi-inc.org/corporate/meetings. The public is welcome at SPI Board meetings. TAX FILING ========== No firm Branden contacted in Indiana was able to help us. Mako has volunteered to try to find an accountant in New York that can help, and will coordinate with Jimmy and Branden as needed. ACCOUNTING UPDATE ================= Another treasurer's report was submitted and approved by the Board at yesterday's meeting. Jimmy & Branden are still working at refining these reports, but we are already getting far more information than we had in the past. The report should be available on spi-announce shortly, and can be found until then at http://www.spi-inc.org/secretary/agenda/. Brief summary: During February, SPI received $4936.22 in donations ($3320 of that earmarked for Debian). SPI paid out $3561.47 in expenses, $3344.69 of that being for Debconf travel reimbursements. SPI therefore had a net income of $1374.75 in February. PURCEL ====== SPI's former server, purcel, is no longer needed. Ean Schuessler has offered to take it to a local nonprofit if we authorize this. The Board passed a resolution doing so at the meeting, but discovered a couple of problems with it later. This matter will probably be finalized before or during the next meeting. OLD RESOLUTIONS =============== SPI Secretary David Graham has started looking through our old resolutions, trying to find ones that are no longer applicable or relevant. That way, the Board can repeal them, and reduce the bureaucratic complexity of getting things done. The Board voted to repeal 2003-03-11.iwj.1, which called for setting up a board-private list. That never actually happened, the it doesn't seem that it would solve any present problems. David also brought up 2004-05-28.dbg.1.iwj.1, establishing IRC logs as interim minutes. After some discussion, it was decided that this one would be better amended instead of repealed. David plans to prepare an amendment for next month's meeting. BBB NON-PROFIT STANDARDS ======================== Ian Jackson will go over them and make suggestions. UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS ========================= I received positive feedback after posting this announcement last time. I'll plan to keep doing so. I'll post it myself to spi-announce and debian-devel-announce. I encourge representatives from other SPI member projects to forward them to your projects as you feel appropriate. Also, please note that the following types of items are also posted to spi-announce only: * Meeting notices * Resolutions, meeting minutes, and reports, once approved by the Board Your feedback is welcome; please send it to email@example.com. You can subscribe to, or view archives of, SPI lists at: http://lists.spi-inc.org/ --------------------------------------------------------------------- These updates are not reviewed by the SPI Board. Any mistakes are solely my own.
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