2007-01-17 SqF board notes
stephane.ducasse at free.fr
Thu Jan 25 15:29:23 UTC 2007
Hi board members,
I have sent an email related to Bert but apparently he did not
So this is a point for your next discussion:
- how can we consolidate the effort of the relicensing?
Will we accept code in 3.10 by people that did not sign the MIT
agreement? I hope not.
How can the release team access this information? Do we have a list
How a squeaker can sign such an agreement if he was not originally
A suggestion for ViewPoint: I would be nice to be able to have
of the licenses somewhere on the foundation server too.
On 25 janv. 07, at 01:47, Craig Latta wrote:
> Hi all--
> The Squeak Foundation board meets online for one hour on the
> and third Wednesday of each month. Thanks again to those of you who
> submitted agenda item suggestions. Please keep them coming!
> At the 2007-01-17 meeting, Bert, Craig, Marcus, Tim, and Yoshiki
> attended; Cees was absent. The meeting had seven agenda items.
> 1. Review previous action items.
> There was one action item from the previous meeting.
> 1.1. Craig will continue the incorporation process.
> The first big decision we need to make is our state of
> incorporation in the United States. Under US IRS requirements we
> need to have a legal physical presence in that state.
> this means we can either use a state in which one of us live, or
> pay a third party to maintain that presence for us (typically
> Delaware). I'm the only one on the current board who even
> lives in
> the US, and I live in California. Given the expense and possible
> complication of hiring a third party, the likelihood of future
> Squeak Foundation board members from California, and the fact
> Viewpoints Research Institute is there as well, we decided to
> incorporate in California.
> Stay tuned.
> 2. Discuss pricing of Squeak badges and other fundraising details.
> Tim awaits an official fresh quote from the badge
> manufacturer. In
> the meantime, he will set up a group of people from the community to
> help with order fulfillment (storage, payment, and shipping). We
> that using a third party for that was financially prohibitive given
> cost of goods. We currently anticipate a cost of USD 1.80 per badge,
> offered with USD 5 "general" donations (for a silver badge) and USD 50
> "gold" donations (for a gold badge).
> Marcus will retire the old donations web presence, along with the
> rest of the old Squeak Foundation site, and create a new one.
> We don't anticipate that fundraising activity will reach full
> until we've incorporated and gained tax-exempt status.
> 3. Cees will report on the state of the Squeak wiki (apparently,
> at least as of 2007-01-11, it has been successfully moved from
> Georgia Tech to wiki.squeak.org).
> Cees wasn't present, but it does seem that the move was
> 4. Consider Chris Cunnington's proposal for a public relations
> The board was unanimous: go for it, Chris!
> 5. Start the next election process.
> Yoshiki, as board liaison to the Elections team, will ask
> Daniel to
> get things going.
> 6. List the current action items.
> 6.1. Craig will continue the incorporation process.
> 6.2. Tim will report the official badges quote and create a
> fulfillment team.
> 6.3. Marcus will retire the old Squeak Foundation site, and
> a new one (or at least an up-to-date way to donate to the
> 7. List the next meeting's agenda items.
> 7.1. Review previous action items.
> 7.2. Craig will report on code contributor response to VPRI's
> relicensing message. (Notices have been sent to all known
> contributors. If you've received a notice, please respond
> as per its instructions, if you haven't already. If we
> you, please let me know.)
> thanks again,
>  http://people.squeakfoundation.org/article/64.html
>  http://netjam.org/squeak/contributors
> Craig Latta
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