Minutes of a Meeting of the Board of Directors
Date and Time: Monday, March 30, 2008 16:00 UTC
Location: IRC meeting, irc://irc.freenode.net/#zope-foundation
- Faassen, Martijn
- Jung, Andreas
- Page, Rob
- Richter, Stephan
- Seaver, Tres
- Theune, Christian
- Vagelpohl, Jens
In absence of an elected chairman the meeting is called to order
at 16:07 UTC.
There is no official agenda for this (first) meeting of the
newly elected board, the following items are discussed during
the course of the meeting:
- selection of board officers including Chairman, Vice Chairman,
Treasurer and Secretary
- selection of pending bylaws amendments to forward to the
Selection of board officers
Rob Page is nominated and elected as the Treasurer without any
After a short discussion about the types of board officers required
by the current bylaws (President, Treasurer, Secretary) the board
decides to combine the President and Chairman duties as well as the
Vice President and Vice Chairman positions. Martijn Faassen agrees
to a nomination as Chairman if he gets help from a Vice Chairman.
Tres Seaver is nominated for the Vice Chairman position. Martijn
Faassen is elected unanimously as new Chairman, and Tres Seaver is
elected unanimously as Vice Chairman.
Jens Vagelpohl volunteers for the Secretary position and is elected
Selection of bylaws amendment proposals
Before this meeting Jens Vagelpohl had tabled a set of bylaws
amendment proposals for consideration by the new board. At this
meeting he asked which of these amendments to forward to the
membership as official bylaws amendments so they can enter the
15 day notification period as presicribed by the bylaws in
The board was unable to agree on all proposals, but instructs the
secretary to publish a set of five amendments to the membership
mailing list so those can start the 15 day notification period and
then become part of the bylaws. These bylaws changes touch the
following bylaws topics:
- member admission process
- board election process
- board of directors size
- sponsor member fee assessment
- clearing up majority wording
The chairman asks the vice chairman to solicit suggestions and
opinions for the next meeting date. The results will be announced
on firstname.lastname@example.org once they are ready.
The chairman adjourns the meeting at 16:59 UTC.
These minutes were written by the secretary, Jens Vagelpohl,
according to the notes taken during the meeting.
These minutes were posted to the email@example.com mailing
list and approved by all directors on April 1, 2009.
The Chairman bid the Secretary keep these minutes on file.