DRAFT AGENDA for the
OSMF Board Meeting
Location: Mumble, Friday 04 April 2015, 18:00 UTC
- Kate Chapman
- Dermot McNally (chair)
- Paul Norman (minutes)
- Frederik Ramm
- Kathleen Danielson
- Michael Collinson
- Oliver Kühn
- Henk Hoff
None passed since last meeting.
Remember to read current circular resolution.
Previous action items
2014-11-20: Henk to draw up timeframe for devolving membership management to a working group
2015-02-16: Kate to draft modified corporate membership program
2015-02-16: Kathleen to let the SOTM-WG know we're defining the vision of SOTM for the OSMF
2015-02-16: Kathleen to report back our SOTM discussion in a way that captures the nuance of what was covered and allows for continued conversation
2015-02-16: Henk to document the 2015 goals
2015-02-16: Henk to find board members to peruse each 2015 goal
2015-02-16: Dermot to get board feedback on the provisional board manual
2015-02-16: Dermot to introduce our draft core values to the community in a way appropriate for comment and sharing
2015-02-16: Paul to draft new corp. membership list display 2015-04-03: Kate to follow up on non-public matter. 2015-04-03: Kathleen to draft advisory board proposal
Non-attendance at meetings
It is becoming difficult to schedule meetings. Some board members do not respond to the doodle after repeated requests and efforts by the secretary to contact them are not working as well as not being an effective use of time.
Duties of board members we agreed on at F2F include attending meetings.
Wikimedia Foundation Board has expectation of participating in at least two-thirds of online meetings in any year.
Counting doodle for upcoming meeting, 3/7 board members are at or below that attendance point.
Circular rules state
The proposed resolution is accepted as soon as at least 50% of board members have agreed by making a clear statement to that effect on the board mailing list.
We are unable to get sufficient votes to accept or reject a circular in a timely manner and those not voting are not raising any questions or commenting on the circulars. One of the board duties agreed on is responding to circulars.
1. Minuting who did not respond in the next meeting's minutes.
This is a form of "automatic feedback" of the type encouraged by Gunner. It would allow members to see if board members are regularly failing in their duty to vote yes/no/abstain.
2. Ending voting after one week, or after two weeks if a board member requests an extension
WMF board has a one-week voting period, extended one week if needed.
This would prevent circulars from being blocked by non-responsive board members
Not clear if we had decided to officially disband the MT or not.