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[opensuse-project] openSUSE Board Meeting minutes 2019-04-16
  • From: Axel Braun <axel.braun@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 19:52:54 +0200
  • Message-id: <7351687.2rjUANnr57@t520.axxite.internal>
Board meeting 16 April 2019, 2200 CEST
Attendees:
Richard, Gertjan, Marina, Christian, Simon, Axel
Guest: Doug deMaio

openSUSE Conference & sponsorships (Doug)
Doug reported on the ongoing preparation of openSUSE Conference 2019 in
Nürnberg. As we are not a legal entity it is difficult to collect sponsor
money. Doug working on a workaround
Shirts and Bags are about to be ordered

Doug has raised already the point that at least a separate Account would be
beneficial for the collection of donations

Board should narrow down the options on an organization and have an open
discussion during the public board meeting at oSC

Joining organization like SPI despite the x% charge? Still the issue that
there is basically nobody from openSUSE to sign a contragt with SPI - it would
be SUSE management

oSC 2020 Conference
There is a sound proposal from a team in Albania who organized already other
openSource meetings like LibreOffice conference. The community is young and
motivated in Albania.
Ideally we have new location decided by September.

Foundation model
A foundation (like the LibreOffice/Document foundation) needs at least 50k€ to
start-up, e.V. does not need this amount of money. Both models require a legal
registration, changes to statutes require court approval, basic settings, like
being a non-profit organization may even not be changed at all
LibreOffice/Document foundation started just from donations, and collected
this 50k in a short amount of time.
Discussion is ongoing, but looks like the e.V. is more empowering to the
community.
We will try to invite an insider from Document foundation for next meeting to
learn about pros/cons of foundation model

IRC/Discord/Telegram/Matrix/Chat structures
Most services are interfaced between each other in between (e.g. project
channel on discord and IRC).
Different types of users are preferring different channels - in general the
bridging of different chat technologies was accepted by the community
Some more volunteers are needed as IRC admins. Simon to raise call on openSUSE
News

Proposal/decision for writing minutes
Christian initiated the proposal: We should go round robin, with one
exception: Those who did not send out minutes in time has to write next
minutes. Accepted by all particiants

Meeting ended at 2330 CEST

For the minutes: Axel


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