Board Meeting Minutes: April 13, 2011

ORGANIZATION FOR TRANSFORMATIVE WORKS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
April 13, 2011, 1:00 UTC

PRESENT: Rachel Barenblat, Hele Braunstein, Francesca Coppa, Ira Gladkova, Sheila Lane, Allison Morris, Kristen Murphy

OPEN SESSION

  1. The minutes from April 6 were approved via e-mail.
  2. Francesca and Sheila reported on a prospective monetary donation earmarked for the Fan Culture Preservation Project.
  3. Kristen, on behalf of Webmasters and Open Doors, presented a draft of the new Open Doors website. The Board offered suggestions for possible revisions; Kristen will follow up on those and report back at a future meeting.

CLOSED SESSION

  1. Update on the situation reported last week regarding a unresponsive committee: the committee’s liaison reports that she has been in contact with the chair and the situation is being addressed.
  2. Francesca reported that the fair use curriculum subcommittee is gearing up for its first meeting.
  3. Server naming poll: The Board voted 6-1, with Ira dissenting, to abide by the results of the vote; we unanimously agreed to frame the announcement in a post about the process and related diversity issues. The public post and a message to staff will be drafted in Basecamp.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:45 UTC.

Minutes approved by the Board on April 21, 2011.