|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] Meeting April 7th, 2003: Minutes
First Board Meeting of the 2nd administration of NYLXS
The NYLXS Board met at the Killarny Rose, 80 Beaver Street, in Lower
Manhattan at 8:00PM
Marco Scoffier President
Michael Richardson Vice President
Selso DaSilva Recording Secretary
Evan Inker 2nd Vice-President
Ruben Safir Secretary
Ray Connolley 2nd Treasure
Joanne Cripps NYLXS Voting Member
Marco Chaired the meeting and called it to order:
The board compiled a list of the current Committees:
* Membership - To oversee membership policy and track hours and dues
* Education - encouraging adoption of Free Software in the education system,
providing support to educational institutions and developing course
curriculums, scheduling of classes and teachers.
* Lobbying - establishing and maintaining relationships with other groups
having similar goals, disseminating information about where and when
people can show up and add their voice, speaking up on the issues facing the
Free Software community.
* Journal - produce an NYLXS Journal and other informational materials.
* Finance - Report to the board on the status of the financial position of the
Ruben Safir was nominated to the Membership Committee chairman.
Michael Richardson was nominated to The Public Relations Committee (currently
an ad-hoc committee).
Selso DaSilva was nominated to the Education Committee
The previous Real Estate Committee was voted by the board to be folded into
the Finance Committee
Joe Maffia was nominated to the Finance Committee
Ruben Safir was nominated to the Lobbying Committee
Marco made a motion to make the Free Software Chamber of Commerce a
Second by Ruben
Ruben Nominated to the Journal Committed
Ray Connelly was nominated to head The Free Software Chamber of Commerce Seconded by Michael Richardson
Marco Motions to make a permanent Technology Committee and to put the
Previous Web server design committee into it.
seconded by Evan Inker
Passed by the whole board
The Technology Subcommittee is to be charged as follows:
Inventory NYLXS Infrastructure assets
In charge of Domain Registration Issues
Charged to maintain Infrastructure
Web Server Administration
Ruben: The library needs to be better documented and maintained
Evan: Motion to move library to education sub-committee
Michael Seconds motion:
Ruben: The library is more than an education facility.
Ruben: Library needs more volunteers and a librarian
Michael Volunteers to take over library
Marco appoints Michael to the library ad-hoc committee
Ruben: Current Inventory of Technology Equipment
2 Servers (one tower SCSI and one PC IDE based)
One Video Camera
10 Video Cassets
1 Makee Mixer
1 Monitor at Rosenzweig and Maffia
Evan: Library should maintain a software library
Motion to build such a library
Ruben - We need to invest in a phone patch and 6 new workstations
Marco Nominated to Technology Infrastructure committee
Passed by board
Ruben - We are offered a new Technology Center and Internet Cafe at
Kings Games on Kings Highway. We need 6 computers. Cafe charges $5
per hour for usage. Large new space built virtually to our specification
for teaching and to make the first Free Software Internet Cafe in NYC.
We can move our tables and chairs to the new cafe.
Marco Approves expenditure for new machines.
Ruben Reports on last weeks NY Fair Use Meeting:
1- Washington Testimony for the DMCA on May 2nd
2- NYC Government Action to be planned
3- Protest NYU Vital Books planned
Ruben: Motion to change the name of NY Fair Use to the New York Association
of Copyright stakeholders.
Seconded: Michael Richardson and approved by the board
Ruben: Motion to make a press release that NY Fair Use, a sub committees
of NYLXS and the original and only legitimate NY Fair Use is to be renamed
as per previous motion to the NY Associate of Copyright Stakeholders.
The name change is to better reflect the educational and lobbying mission
of NY Fair Use and to separate NY Fair Use from the damage done to it by
Brett Wynkoop and Jay Sulzberger.
Motion second by many
Selso: Need to make a pilot curriculum for NY Board of Education Meeting
in late April. Meeting is to be scheduled for the coming week.
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