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JSF Member Meeting 2002-09-04

Date: 2002-09-04
Time: 16:00 UTC
Location: 1899 Wynkoop Street, Suite 600, Denver, Colorado USA
Agenda: http://www.jabber.org/discuss/2002-09-04.html
Scribes: Peter Saint-Andre, Peter Millard, and ChatBot

  1. Roll call

    The meeting began at 16:03 UTC.

    Attending physically:

    • Peter Saint-Andre (JSF Executive Director)
    • Peter Millard (JSF Member, Scribe)
    • Michael Bauer (JSF Member)
    • Joe Hildebrand (JSF Member)
    • Ben Schumacher (JSF Member)
    • David Waite (JSF Member)

    Attending via conference call:

    • Jeremie Miller (JSF Board Member)
    • Ryan Eatmon (JSF Member, Board and Council Candidate)
    • Adam Theo (JSF Member, Board and Council Candidate)
    • Marco Palombi (JSF Member, Board Candidate)
    • Thomas Muldowney (JSF Member, Council Candidate)
    • Dave Cohen (JSF Member)
    • Justin Mecham (JSF Member)

    The following 50 individuals authorized Peter Saint-Andre to act as a proxy for them regarding the Board and Council elections:

    • David Waite ( Akuma at jabber.org )
    • Kenny Graunke ( Dekar at jabber.org )
    • Justin Kirby ( Zion at jabber.org )
    • Alfredo Delgado ( adelgado at jabber.org )
    • Casey Crabb ( airog at floobin.cx )
    • Barry Lee ( bglee at myjabber.net )
    • Benoit Oriheula ( bobeal at jabber.org )
    • Daniel Chote ( daniel at chote.net )
    • Dave Smith ( dizzyd at jabber.org )
    • DJ Adams ( dj at gnu.mine.nu )
    • Fabrice Desre ( fabrice.desre at jabber.org )
    • Brian Lauer ( fozbaca at jabber.org )
    • Martin Rogard ( frenchtouch at jabber.org )
    • Guenther Starnberger ( gst at jabber.at )
    • Glenn MacGregor ( gtm at jabber.org )
    • Daniel Bender ( harvestmoon at jabber.org )
    • Harold E. Gottschalk ( heg at imissary.com )
    • Ivan Judson ( irjudson at jabber.org )
    • Matt Jankowski ( jankowski at jabber.org )
    • Jan Niehusmann ( jannic at jabber.gondor.org )
    • Jeremie Miller ( jer at jabber.org )
    • Jim Ray ( jimithing at jabber.com )
    • Jean-Louis Seguineau ( jlseguineau at im.antepo.com )
    • John Hebert ( johnhebert at jabber.org )
    • Julian Missig ( julian at jabber.org )
    • Matthew Miller ( linuxwolf at outer-planes.net )
    • Stephen Pendleton ( mov at jabber.org )
    • Constantin Nickonov ( nickonov at jabber.com )
    • Nicholas Perez ( nickperez at jabber.org )
    • Marco Palombi ( ocrampal at tipic.com )
    • David Sutton ( peregrine at jabber.sys.legend.net.uk )
    • Peter Millard ( pgmillard at jabber.org )
    • Jim Powell ( powelljf3 at jabber.org )
    • Ragavan Srinivasan ( ragavans at jabber.org )
    • Ralph Meijer ( ralphm at ik.nu )
    • Ryan Eatmon ( reatmon at jabber.org )
    • Richard Dobson ( richard_edward_dobson at jabber.org )
    • Rob Norris ( rob at cataclysm.cx )
    • Ben Schumacher ( rynok at jabber.com )
    • Shawn Wilton ( shawn at black9.net )
    • Jonathan Siegle ( siegle at jabber.org )
    • Iain Shigeoka ( smirk at jabber.org )
    • Stephen Lee ( srlee at myjabber.net )
    • Talli Somekh ( talli at museatech.net )
    • Thomas Charron ( tcharron at jabber.org )
    • Thomas Muldowney ( temas at jabber.org )
    • Oliver Wing ( twofriedeggs at jabber.org )

    The following 41 individuals authorized Peter Saint-Andre to act as a proxy for them regarding the proposed Bylaw amendments:

    • Kenny Graunke ( Dekar at jabber.org )
    • Justin Kirby ( Zion at jabber.org )
    • Alfredo Delgado ( adelgado at jabber.org )
    • Casey Crabb ( airog at floobin.cx )
    • Barry Lee ( bglee at myjabber.net )
    • Daniel Chote ( daniel at chote.net )
    • DJ Adams ( dj at gnu.mine.nu )
    • Brian Lauer ( fozbaca at jabber.org )
    • Martin Rogard ( frenchtouch at jabber.org )
    • Guenther Starnberger ( gst at jabber.at )
    • Glenn MacGregor ( gtm at jabber.org )
    • Daniel Bender ( harvestmoon at jabber.org )
    • Harold E. Gottschalk ( heg at imissary.com )
    • Ivan Judson ( irjudson at jabber.org )
    • Jan Niehusmann ( jannic at jabber.gondor.org )
    • Jeremie Miller ( jer at jabber.org )
    • Jean-Louis Seguineau ( jlseguineau at im.antepo.com )
    • John Hebert ( johnhebert at jabber.org )
    • Julian Missig ( julian at jabber.org )
    • Matthew Miller ( linuxwolf at outer-planes.net )
    • Stephen Pendleton ( mov at jabber.org )
    • Constantin Nickonov ( nickonov at jabber.com )
    • Nicholas Perez ( nickperez at jabber.org )
    • Marco Palombi ( ocrampal at tipic.com )
    • David Sutton ( peregrine at jabber.sys.legend.net.uk )
    • Peter Millard ( pgmillard at jabber.org )
    • Jim Powell ( powelljf3 at jabber.org )
    • Ragavan Srinivasan ( ragavans at jabber.org )
    • Ralph Meijer ( ralphm at ik.nu )
    • Ryan Eatmon ( reatmon at jabber.org )
    • Richard Dobson ( richard_edward_dobson at jabber.org )
    • Rob Norris ( rob at cataclysm.cx )
    • Ben Schumacher ( rynok at jabber.com )
    • Shawn Wilton ( shawn at black9.net )
    • Jonathan Siegle ( siegle at jabber.org )
    • Iain Shigeoka ( smirk at jabber.org )
    • Stephen Lee ( srlee at myjabber.net )
    • Talli Somekh ( talli at museatech.net )
    • Thomas Charron ( tcharron at jabber.org )
    • Thomas Muldowney ( temas at jabber.org )
    • Oliver Wing ( twofriedeggs at jabber.org )
  2. Call for Quorum

    The Jabber Software Foundation has 95 members as of this date (see http://www.jabber.org/members/members-20020904.html).

    Per Section 3.8 of the JSF Bylaws, “one-third (1/3) of the Members entitled to vote, represented in person or proxy, including through remote communication, shall constitute a quorum at a meeting of Members.” Since 50 Members are represented in proxy and an additional 3 Members are represented in person or via phone, quorum is met.

  3. Acceptability of agenda, call for new items

    No objections voiced, agenda is acceptable.

  4. Report on first year of operations

    • JSF formally founded on 2001-08-20 with over 100 founding members
    • Board of Directors inactive (e.g., no quarterly meetings)
    • Operations left to Chair (Andre Durand) and Executive Director (until 2001-10, Michael Bauer; from 2001-10, Peter Saint-Andre)
    • Only slight progress made on fundraising, the Jabber trademark, management of the JabberPowered program, software certification, IPR policy, and other business concerns
    • Progress more substantial on the Jabber protocol; JEP Editor and Jabber Council (technical advisory committee) quite active; 44 JEPs created, 6 informational JEPs advanced to Active, 3 standards-track JEPs advanced to Draft; protocol enhancement process modified and improved based on experience
    • Creation and hosting of JabberStudio website for the Jabber community a success
    • Additional new members accepted 2002-04
    • Many founding members discovered to be inactive, as a result of which 72 members were purged on 2002-08-29
    • Involvement in the IETF standards process (drafts submitted 2002-02 and 2002-06, attendance at Jabber BOF 2002-07)
  5. Report on financial status

    • Income: $21,000 in sponsorships
    • Expenses: $2,480 on servers, $6,225 to reimburse Jabber Inc. for legal expenses, incidental fees for business registration and bookkeeping
    • Current balance: $12,021 in Wells Fargo checking account
    • Bookkeeping performed by ACE Business Solutions, Inc., Centennial, CO
    • Per professional accounting advice, no tax return needed to be filed for the tax year 2001 (income less than cutoff)
  6. Vote on JSF Board members

    Top five (5) vote-getters are elected.

    Candidate Proxy Votes In-Person Votes Total Votes
    Tony Bamonti 26 2 28
    Michael Bauer 33 1 34
    Ryan Eatmon 36 3 39
    Harold E. Gottschalk 23 1 24
    Jeremie Miller 36 3 39
    Marco Palombi 31 1 32
    Jean-Louis Seguineau 10 0 11
    Adam Theo 13 1 14
    Dirk Willem van Gulik 24 1 25

    Thus the Board members for 2002-2003 are:

    • Tony Bamonti
    • Michael Bauer
    • Ryan Eatmon
    • Jeremie Miller
    • Marco Palombi
  7. Vote on Jabber Council members

    Top nine (9) vote-getters are elected.

    Candidate Proxy Votes In-Person Votes Total Votes
    DJ Adams 43 2 45
    Ryan Eatmon 37 2 39
    Harold E. Gottschalk 11 0 11
    Piers Harding 22 0 22
    Joe Hildebrand 37 3 40
    Michael Lin 22 1 23
    Peter Millard 39 2 41
    Jeremie Miller 42 3 45
    Julian Missig 31 2 33
    Thomas Muldowney 44 3 47
    Rob Norris 25 2 27
    Iain Shigeoka 16 0 16
    Adam Theo 12 2 14
    David Waite 21 3 24

    Thus the Council members for 2002-2003 are:

    • DJ Adams
    • Ryan Eatmon
    • Joe Hildebrand
    • Peter Millard
    • Jeremie Miller
    • Julian Missig
    • Thomas Muldowney
    • Rob Norris
    • David Waite
  8. Vote on proposed Amendment to Section 2.1 of the JSF Bylaws.

    Proxy votes: 41 in favor, none against.

    Votes presented in person or via conference call: 5 in favor, none against.

    The resolution passes. The following sentence will be added to Section 2.1 of the JSF Bylaws:

    Applications from prospective new members shall be accepted during the first 10 days of each quarter (i.e., in January, April, July, and October), which membership applications shall be considered at a meeting of the Members to be held not more than 14 days after the close of the application period.

  9. Vote on proposed Amendment to Section 3.9 of the JSF Bylaws.

    Proxy votes: 41 in favor, none against.

    Votes presented in person or via conference call: 4 in favor, none against.

    The resolution passes. The following sentence will be added to Section 3.9 of the JSF Bylaws:

    Subject to Board of Directors approval and compliance with applicable law, remote communication may include an electronic voting system, provided that the system verifies the identity of voters to the satisfaction of the Secretary.

  10. Vote on proposed Amendment to Section 3.1 of the JSF Bylaws.

    Proxy votes: 41 in favor, none against.

    Votes presented in person or via conference call: 4 in favor, none against.

    The resolution passes. The following sentence will be added to Section 3.1 of the JSF Bylaws:

    Subject to Board of Directors approval and compliance with applicable law, remote communication may include online text conferencing, provided that the conferencing system verifies the identity of participants to the satisfaction of the Secretary.

  11. New Business.

    None.

  12. Open Discussion

    Items discussed were:

    • Setting a fundraising goal (e.g., for end of calendar year)
    • Having a formal budget (action item for Board, to be presented at next official Member’s meeting in October)
    • Vision statement from Board that harmonizes the candidate platforms
    • Board mailing list — open list, only Directors may post (like Council list)
    • Another membership purge is imminent, eliminating those who missed the annual meeting (i.e., did not vote on Board+Council or Bylaw changes) as well as the previous two votes (to approve agenda for this meeting and to fix the number of Board members at 5 for the purposes of this election)
    • IETF initiative — need official position statement from Board on this
  13. Omnibus Resolution

    Deferred (no motion to consider given lack of in-person quorum, will use in future meetings held online).

  14. Formal Adjournment

    The meeting adjourned at 16:52 UTC.