[OpenStack Foundation] Board Meeting - June 27th

Alan Clark aclark at suse.com
Wed Jul 3 23:10:00 UTC 2013

+1 to Alice and Sabina.

>>> On 7/3/2013 at 09:10 AM, "Mark Collier" <mark at openstack.org> wrote: 

> I also wanted to take the opportunity to thank Alice King for all of her 
> contributions to OpenStack over the years.
> Many of you may know that she led the drafting committee, who helped craft 
> our bylaws, as well as leading the legal affairs committee after the 
> Foundation was formed.
> However, you may not be aware that she was instrumental in the early stages 
> of openstack, even before it had a name (she helped us with the name, in 
> fact) including the search for a suitable license (Apache 2.0 ftw!).  While 
> I'm at it I'll give a shout out to Sabina Jausovec who also did a huge amount 
> of work to support OpenStack from a legal perspective.
> Mark
> On Friday, June 28, 2013 7:10am, "Jonathan Bryce" <jonathan at openstack.org> 
> said:
>> Yesterday, the Foundation Board of Directors held another telephone meeting. 
> The
>> agenda for the meeting can be found on the wiki:
>> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/27June2013BoardMeeting
>> The first action item was approving a minor amendment to the Foundation's
>> Certificate of Incorporation to correct an error in the 10th article 
> covering the
>> disposal of assets should the Foundation corporate entity ever be dissolved. 
> The
>> Board unanimously approved the amendment.
>> After that, Lauren Sell briefly introduced a draft Transparency Policy that 
> she
>> had been working on with our legal counsel and the Transparency Committee. 
> There
>> will be a mailing list discussion to finalize the Policy before it's 
> adopted. Next
>> Lauren and Mark Collier provided an update on the November summit in Hong 
> Kong as
>> well as some of the preliminary venue searches for the 2014 summits. They 
> also
>> discussed the activities of the Marketing Community
>> (https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/Marketing). If you 
> are
>> involved in marketing with an OpenStack organization, I'd encourage you to 
> join
>> the Marketing Community and help out with some of the initiatives that are
>> underway there.
>> Alice King, Nissa Strottman and Steve Pentlicki of the Legal Affairs 
> Committee led
>> a discussion on potential options for patent cooperation among OpenStack
>> organizations. Board members are going to follow up with their individual 
> legal
>> and IP departments to provide feedback on the options presented. The Board
>> approved adding Van Lindberg to the Legal Affairs Committee to replace Alice 
> King
>> who is stepping down as she starts her own law practice. Many thanks to 
> Alice, who
>> has provided legal guidance for OpenStack since the very beginning and was a
>> leader of the drafting committee last year as the Foundation was 
> established.
>> As the meeting wrapped up, the Board had brief updates on the continuing
>> discussion around definition of core and status updates on a number of other 
> items
>> that are being scheduled for discussion at the next Board meetings.
>> The next Board meeting is scheduled for August 6th at 9:00am PDT/1600 UTC.
>> Jonathan
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