Board Meeting Minutes: September 8, 2011

ORGANIZATION FOR TRANSFORMATIVE WORKS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
September 8, 2011, 00:30 UTC

PRESENT: Rachel Barenblat, Hele Braunstein, Sheila Lane, Allison Morris, Kristen Murphy
ABSENT: Francesca Coppa, Ira Gladkova (on hiatus)

DECISIONS TAKEN SINCE THE LAST MEETING

  1. The minutes from July 27 were approved via e-mail.
  2. Also via e-mail, we unanimously approved a request from AD&T to obtain a low-assurance ssl certificate for $10/year. This will allow people to log in to the Archive more securely, especially on public wireless connections.
  3. Ira is taking a temporary leave of absence; Hele has volunteered to liaise with Tag Wrangling and Support in her stead.
  4. We unanimously approved the induction of several new staffers: two in Communications, two in Support, and one in International Outreach.
  5. We unanimously approved the appointment of Rebecca Tushnet as the new chair of the Content Policy committee, replacing Elizabeth Yalkut.

OPEN SESSION

  1. International Outreach has completed a draft of the External Survey and requested the Board’s feedback; we will review the draft individually by next week.
  2. Status update on Jenny’s training workgroup proposal: all but one of us has voted on this via e-mail. We’ll discuss it at our next meeting.
  3. Status update on the proposal from International Outreach regarding their scope and potential name change: Hele will share our initial feedback with IO.
  4. Status update on the diversity brainstorming blog post: chairs have had a chance to review the list of possible actions. The information still needs to be rewritten in the form of a post. We would like to get this posted soon.

CLOSED SESSION

  1. Confidential discussion of the 2011 board election.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:45 UTC.

Minutes approved by the Board on September 14, 2011.