30 August 2014 Minutes

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
August 30, 2014, 18:00 UTC

PRESENT: Andrea Horbinski, Anna Genoese, Cat Meier, Eylul Dogruel, sanders

GUESTS: Highlander II, Jenn Calaelen, Jules, Lady Oscar, Marinet252, Trey C, james_, rebecca

ABSENT: n/a

DECISIONS TAKEN SINCE THE LAST MEETING

1. Approved new co-chair for Comms (Kiri)

2. Approved minutes to be posted: 7/12, 7/.19, 7.26, 8/9

3. Approved new staffer for DevMem

4. Approved Anna’s article about the Board for posting around the 7th anniversary (sent to Comms)

5. Approved Legal working with Creative Commons Australia

6. Approved new tool for AD&T/Systems
OPEN SESSION

1. Discussion of “staff vs board”

  • Communication frustration
  • Is the problem really communication-based?
  • Does Board think of staff as a monolith and vice versa
  • quote: <i>often “explain this please” really means “I totally disagree with what you did there, and I will keep requesting more explanation until I can be convinced, or until you change your mind”</i>

2. Discussion of intra-Board dispute resolution process draft
CLOSED SESSION

1. Board approved Election eligibility requirements for candidates

2. Board approved liability insurance for the retreat

3. Board approved renewing the SSL certificate for the AO3

 

Minutes approved by the Board 23 September 2014.

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