Board meeting Minutes/15 November 2010

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Prior:
1 November 2010
Board meeting Minutes Next:
29 November 2010


Minutes approved: 29 November 2010


Present
Philip Kizer (chair), Lois Bennett, William Bilancio, Ski Kacoroski, Dan Rich
Apologies
Jimmy Kaplowitz, Derek Balling, David Parter, Jesse Trucks
Opened
20:08 Eastern Time
Closed
21:19 Eastern Time

Consent Agenda

Action Items

Standing Reports

  • Treasurer's report (second meeting of the month only)
  • Membership report
  • Technical services report
  • Mentor report
  • Conference/events activities report

Executive Session (drich)

Entered: 20:34 Ended: 20:47

Next Agenda item... (NAME)

New Business

Affiliate Vendor Idea (ski)

  • The idea is that vendors will offer a discount equal to the amount they donate to lopsa. For example, Stonefly networks is willing to discount up to $1000. A lopsa member who decides to purchase a Stonefly system makes a individual or corporate donation to Lopsa and then uses their donation receipt to get a discount for that amount off their order.

Mid-Atlantic GNU/Linux Conference (ski)

We have a request to attend/sponsor this conference (May 6th and 7th) in St. Louis Missouri. They are expecting 750+ people and want to pattern it after SCALE and OLF. Contact info is 314-881-8118 Russ Woodson (not sure about the last name).

Approve new chapter request (Bilancio)

  • Request for a LOPSA Chapter in NYC. Three members are: Matt Simmons, Justin Lintz, Nathan Milford. No need for website just use of the list server. A NYC group was never voted on by the Board in the past. Bilancio recommends approval.

Board approved the request.

Public board meetings (Bennett)

  • Open to membership
  • LC presence

Notes/announcements

Adjournment

Kacoroski moved and Bilancio seconded a motion to adjourn at 21:19