[Foundation-l] Next board meeting

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 24 13:37:08 UTC 2008

effe iets anders wrote:
> Hi Florence,
> First of all I'd like to thank the Board and the Foundtaion as a whole
> for the increased openness. This is iirc the first time since a while
> that a board meeting has been announced this publicly on beforehand,
> including to-be-discussed topics.

Not answering yet on the other points, but no, this is NOT the first 
time. There is no increased openness, I have done that in the past as well.

Here: before october meeting (last one)



> I am glad that a secretary will be chosen, but a question that keeps
> popping up to me is the treasurer. Because the Foundation website
> still doesn't mention a treasurer, and a board without a treasurer
> sounds a bit scary to me. Maybe it would be worthwhile to appoint at
> least a temporary treasurer? (Assuming that the Board is still
> searching outside the community for a new treasurer)
> Another thing I personally like that the board discusses is the board
> <-> staff transitions. I.e. can a board member become staff and visa
> versa, or should there be a transition period.
> Finally I think that it would be good if the board would discuss the
> possibilities of a Wiki/Volunteer council. this Council has been
> discussed several times in the past, and the last thing I heard about
> it was the suggestion to let the board appoint some people to form an
> initial council, so that they can set up the required procedures etc.
> To come there, a goal etc should be formulated however. If this is put
> on the agenda of the Board, I am confident that the community will be
> able to have at least finished a discussion about the topic, although
> I am not sure that this would also lead to 100% clear conclusions.
> Best regards,
> Lodewijk / Eia
> 2008/2/24, Florence Devouard <anthere at anthere.org>:
>> Hello,
>>  The next real life board meeting will be held on the 4-7th of april, in
>>  the new office in San Francisco.
>>  The agenda has not been worked out yet, but I intend to outline it here
>>  over the next few weeks:
>>  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_meetings#2008
>>  In the next few days, an irc meeting will be held, in particular to
>>  decide who our next secretary will be.
>>  On our short-term plate,
>>  * discussing and defining board and ED relationships (information flows,
>>  decision making process, representation etc...)
>>  * treasurer search (still ongoing)
>>  * 2008 goals (preliminary to establishing the budget)
>>  * board membership strategy (for next june elections)
>>  * various policies discussion and approval (eg, file format policy)
>>  Other issues will probably be added on the agenda. If you have some
>>  specific questions to ask, please do so on this list, or on the meta page.
>>  Thanks :-)
>>  Florence
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