Proposed resolution - rescind position of SPI board advisors

Luca Filipozzi lfilipoz at
Mon Dec 9 22:49:48 UTC 2019

On Mon, Dec 09, 2019 at 10:36:06PM +0200, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Tim Potter <tpot at> [2019-12-09 20:17]:
> > Hi everyone. One item discussed at a recent meeting of the SPI board was
> > concerning the position of Board Advisors. Many years ago Board Advisors
> > served a useful purpose but have not been used in a very long time. It is
> > proposed in this resolution[1] to rescind the positions of SPI Board Advisors.
> I think there should be some rationale in the resolution as to why,
> i.e. that this is not a reduction in transparency but a reflection
> that monthly SPI board meetings are open and that everyone is
> invited to participate (rather than limiting input to some special
> advisors).

That plus:
- (1) we don't actually reach out to the advisors for input (as far as
  I've seen since I was elected a few years ago)
- (2) if we want input from someone, we can just ask them without
  appointing them as an advisor

Luca Filipozzi

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