Fourth General Assembly Minutes

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Time and Place

The 4th GA took place December 2nd, 2012, 8pm GMT virtually on IRC (Freenode, #foswiki-association). The announced conference call was canceled in favor of the IRC chat.


MichaelTempest represented by GeorgeClark

LynnwoodBrown later joined after the votings.

Current chairperson and Board

Chairperson SvenDowideit
Vice-chair CrawfordCurrie
Treasurer OliverKrueger
Member MichaelDaum
Member GeorgeClark

CrawfordCurrie was in the chair for this assembly, as Sven was standing down this cycle. OliverKrueger was taking minutes.


I. Call for quorum

This General had a quorum. The invitation was sent out to the members on Oct 19th, 2012 via email.


The following active members asks to be represented according to § 9.7 of the AssociationArticles.

Active Member Represented by Scope
MichaelTempest GeorgeClark Election of board members, decision regarding git

II. Election of two vote counters

JulianLevens and OliverKrueger were appointed by the GA as vote counters.

III. Induction of new members

As article 5 says that new members must be proposed by a member and supported by two additional existing members

At the day of the G.A. these are

Name Proposed By Supported By 1 Supported By 2
AlexisHazell (flexibeast) SvenDowideit SvenDowideit JulianLevens
KipLubliner (kip3f) CrawfordCurrie GeorgeClark OliverKrueger

Both applicants were welcomed as new members.

IV. Election of the of the Board of Directors and substitute members

The two board members standing down are SvenDowideit and MichaelDaum (who were both elected for a 2 year term).

Proposee Curriculum Vitae Proposer Votes
MichaelDaum previous and good Board member - please, come again smile OliverKrueger 9
SvenDowideit previous and good Board member - please, come again smile OliverKrueger 8
KennethLavrsen previous and good Board member - please, come again smile SvenDowideit 3
PaulHarvey hardworking sensible person smile SvenDowideit 10

PaulHarvey was elected into the new Board. MichaelDaum was re-elected.

VI. non-board Auditors

Financial Statement

OliverKrueger presented the Community.Finance.FinancialStatement2011 and upcoming Community.Finance.FinancialStatement2012 and gave a short overview about the financials.

Auditors report

ArthurClemens and PadraigLennon audited this years financials. Both gave their statement. They found one bogus (duplicate) booking entry in the wiki: Due to that mistake the Association owes OliverKrueger 60 €.

OliverKruegers report was accepted by the GA with no further objections.

Election of two auditors for the next year

ArthurClemens and PadraigLennon were reappointed by the GA.

VII. Proposals received from the members for Bylaws

No new ByLaws were proposed.

VIII. Review of current Task teams

Review current task teams with regards to their agenda and activities. Discussion on the need and/or effectiveness of a task team based organization of the Foswiki project.

New Proposals

Does the association want to support the offering of cloud hosting for Foswiki?

The board members have been approached by a cloud support company, and asked if the foundation would like to revenue share with them on their offering. We the community would provide support, and marketing.

No decision was made on this proposal.

Move foswiki development to git.

Discussion on
  1. shall we move to git with the master at
  2. shall we change the repository layout

No binding decision was made. The discussion was carried over to #foswiki after the GA.

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