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Board Minutes For Meeting On November 3rd, 2012

Minutes for first Hildon Foundation Board meeting. VoIP meeting held on Google Hangout.


  • Randall Arnold / texrat
  • Tim Samoff / timsamoff
  • Ivan Galvez / ivgalvez
  • Robert Bauer/ SD69
  • Craig Woodward (intermittent) / woody14619


  • Technical Issues persisted via Google Hangout: only Randy, Ivan and Tim had voice capability. Others participated via chat.

Public Meeting Minutes?

  • Tim: Yes
  • Randy: Some private; some public
  • Ivan: Are they required?
  • Rob: n/a
  • Craig: They should be public, with exceptions of criticalinformation/NDA.

Bylaws, version 7:

  • Bylaws unanimously approved by all Board members.

Board Officers:

  • Chair: Randall Arnold
  • Secretary: Robert Bauer
  • Treasurer: Currently, Tim Samoff
    • Proposed to ask Cosimo Kroll/zehjotkah to occupy this role.
  • Cosimo has agreed to take the position and will be appointed at the next Board meeting.)

Bank account?

  • Find out about bank account (ask Niel Nielsen/nieldk).

Meeting schedule:

  • VoiP every two weeks?
  • IRC meetings (Board Business) every two weeks & VoiP meetings(Official Board Meetings) monthly?
  • Will schedule regular meetings on Google Calendar (which will also create a permanent Hangout for the Board).

Transitioning tasks from Council to Board. Separation of current tasks.

  • Ensure Council remains communication conduit for community.
  • Board organizes operational decisions.
  • Board needs an official statement for Board responsibility withcommunity.
    • Ask Craig Woodward about channel(s) of Board communication.
  • After the meeting, Ivan asked X-Fade to set up the same mechanism that Council is using for communication. In the meantime, Council account can be used.

Funding activities:

  • Nothing to report at this time.

Private session concerning some NDA-protected issues (recorded elsewhere).

Infrastructure problems:

  • To be discussed via email.
Meeting concluded.

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