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Board of Directors - June 27, 2013 Meeting

The OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors will hold a conference call from 9:00am PST/1700 UTC - 11:00am PST/1900 UTC on June 27, 2013.

To join the session

  1. Go to https://openstack.webex.com/openstack/k2/j.php?ED=229452887&UID=1614021422&HMAC=719194f6db3d8c7ec456cd6183da44c33f5d0ba7&RT=MiM0
  2. Enter your name and email address.


  1. Set up and roll call - Alan
    1. Review meeting policies
  2. Amendment to our certificate of incorporation with Delaware for IRS (Board vote) - Jonathan
  3. Introduction of the Transparency Policy Draft - Lauren
The draft document is being distributed with the board packet. Feedback and discussion the draft will be through email rather than during the board meeting
  1. Marketing Committee & Summit planning update (Board discussion) - Lauren
  2. Legal Affairs Committee - Alice King, Nissa, Van, Steve Pentlicki presenting
    1. Thank you to Alice King for leading this committee
    2. Legal Affairs Committee Update on Patent Cooperation Initiatives (Board discussion)
Committee has narrowed the range of options to three: (i) do nothing, (ii) Google patent pledge, (iii) OIN style cross license, with the OIN-style license having the greatest critical mass at this point. Committee will present a high level summary of each option for the Board, and ask Board members to take some detailed legal language regarding each back to their internal legal organizations.
Committee members on the call: Alice King, Andrew Sinclair, Brad Haque, Nissa Strottman, Steve Pentlicki; unofficial members are Richard Fontana, Marc Ehrlich, Van Lindberg
Slides from the Legal Affairs Committee as presented to the OpenStack Board on June 27, 2013: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/File:OSLAC_Update_for_Board_062713.pdf
  1. update on the "spider chart" discussion - Rob and Alan
  2. Project usage of Open Source software - Monty
  3. Quick reports https://etherpad.openstack.org/BoardUniverse
    1. Training
    2. Election (timeline on target?)
    3. User