[Spi-private] Publically viewable resolutions and increasing the visibility of board activity

MJ Ray mjr at phonecoop.coop
Thu Jan 4 20:59:45 UTC 2007

Neil McGovern <neilm at spi-inc.org> wrote: [...]
> So, using the analogy above, it says "Board meeting by Board of
> directors 7pm UTC Tuesday January 16th".

Keeping the analogy, that's like "concert by musicians".  How many
readers of this list would go to an event advertised like that?

> What people seem to be asking for *is* the set list.

I don't know what "people" but what I am asking for is to know what
types of music will be played, not the final set list.  So, for
December 2006, it could have said:

Meeting business to include:
- Officer reports
- debian trademark in Spain
- opensource domains
- outstanding requests for comment from the debian project leader

Current agenda at

> Oh, and please don't CC: me. I read the lists and keep getting mails
> twice from yourself.

Sorry - configuration error.  Others on this list seem to be cc'ing me.

> So, if the agenda shoudn't get edited right up until the meeting, as you
> seem to be arguing for, then there should be a cutoff for adding things
> to the agenda.

I don't think I've ever argued that the agenda shouldn't get edited
right up until the meeting.  Sorry if anything gave that impression.
Let me say it clearly: adding items to the agenda is OK by me as long
as it is not used to conceal things needlessly.

However, I think it should be noted what was on the agenda at time
of announcement and what are later additions, to help the board decide
whether to defer something.

"Joshua D. Drake" <jd at commandprompt.com> wrote:
> I don't see any reason why we can't just send a URL containing the
> agenda. 

Maybe it's OK, if there is sufficient time for
intermittently-connected members to return and grab the URL.  It would
be better to include details of the business in the notice, like
stated in the by-laws.

Hope that explains,
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