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--- 06/11/2012 19:00h CET ---
Room: "/international/pirate parties international/board meeting"
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Record of the meeting


1.1 - Members of the PPI board

participating: Gregory, Lola, Nonnu, Ed
excused: Denis
unexcused: Travis, Jelena

1.2 - Others

Guests/Listeners: Jaan Janesmae (PPEE) ,
Anouk Neeteson (PPfr),
Clemencee (PPfr)
Nofel Tiani (PPBE)


Meeting opened at 19:17 CET by Lola
Meeting closed at 20:23 CET by Lola
Meeting chaired by Lola
Secretary for this meeting is Gregory
Quorum established with [4] out of [7] board members present.
Streaming started: Yes/No (seems to be down)
Recording started: Yes
Postal votes: No


3.1 - Short report of the board members

Members of the board shall give a short summary (one minute at maximum) of what happened since the last board meeting or their last report. If something needs more attention, it should be discussed in separate points.

  • Gregory: Visited national congress of PP-LU, regained MyPirate files, busy with upcoming PP-DE congress, Almost done with parrot
  • Lola: attended PP-LU GA, active with PP-RU, registering PP members, PP-HQ to be discussed later
  • Travis: Not present
  • Denis (sent by e-mail): As promised I looked at the upcoming WIPO conferences/meetings. Unfortunately they didn't publish anything in 2013 yet. I identified two meetings, see #168 for details. Further I received a letter by WIPO. No news inside, they only say "your application was deferred". The press team call for participation wasn't sent yet, I'm gonna take care of it this week.
  • Ed: Been campaining on the ground in Manchester for the current Parliament by-election, should hopefully be finally receiving the bank account statements in the next few days
  • Nuno: Participated on a round table in the "2nd International Conference about the Pirate Culture in the Information Society" with a fellow pirate from PP-PT and members of the video and book industry. It was fruitful and we made connections with several other pirate friendly associations and people.
  • Jelena: Not present

3.2 - Report on open Redmine Tasks

3.2.1 - Corporate Identity

Redmine task #41, due date: 11/06/2012

  • Jelena: Not present

REDMINE: + 2 Weeks

3.2.2 - Internet GA and Remote Delegates

Redmine task #132, due date: 11/06/2012

  • Gregory: Questions finished, transfered actually to the Google-Form, so it can be mailed out ASAP.

REDMINE: + 2 Weeks

3.2.3 - Calendar and Parrot

Redmine task #135, due date: 11/06/2012

  • Steffen: not present

REDMINE:+ 2 Weeks

3.2.4 - Pirate VPN

Redmine task #139, due date: 11/06/2012

  • Travis: Not present

REDMINE: + 2 Weeks

3.2.5 - Select a SMÜ

Redmine task #141, due date: 11/06/2012

  • Gregory: not contacted the guys yet

REDMINE: + 2 Weeks

3.2.6 - Recover the MyPirates files

Redmine task #153, due date: 11/06/2012

  • Gregory: Met with Lola in Luxemburg, got collected the recordings from Lolas computer, some are still missing, Thomas has promised to send what he might have on his harddrive

REDMINE: + 2 Weeks

3.2.7 - PPI HQ Transfer of ownership

Redmine task #165, due date: 11/06/2012

  • Lola: Today we got the prelimary minutes of the PPI-HQ GA from the notary. There are some mistakes in the draft agenda, this will be corrected today by Jerry and send back to notary tomorrow.

REDMINE:+ 2 Weeks

3.2.8 - Budget Plan / PPDE Financial Request

Redmine task #173, and #169 due date: 23/10/2012

  • Gregory - We got a response from the PP-DE that they do not accept our request but would prefer to support individual projects (i.e. conferences) on a by request basis. We try to organize an in-person meeting with the PP-DE Board during the PP-DE GA in Bochum.
  • Ed: Nothing further to add

REDMINE: + 2 Weeks

3.2.9 - Feedback on observer membership application in WIPO

Redmine task #168, due date: 11/06/2012

From the previous meeting:

  • Denis: there were actually two points: we also applied for the ad hoc observer status to five meetings, and they has been decliened as those meeting were not available for such a meeting. Second, there was our application to the observer membership, and this got postponed to next year. We got no official response yet. Amelias Office has supported us in formulating an letter to the chair of the assembly meeting.

Gregory: We should send letters to the responsible offices of the countries who obviously were not fine with our application (USA, Switzerland, France, Japan, ?) and we could try to get ad-hoc observer status for Geneva meetings during next year. Denis: I'm going to read through the conferences list and identify the meetings we could be interested in for ad-hoc observer status. REDMINE: +1 month (Plus create new task for communication with other organizations for Gregory)

  • Denis: There are news.

WIPO sent a letter which says: However, the said Assemblies decided that PPI's request be deferred to allow time for consultation on the matter.

And I identified the meetings we probably want to attend (from December on):

Geneva, Dec 17: The Effects of Copyright Extensions on the Quantity and Quality of Literary Output (Last seminar of the series "The Economics of Intellectual Property")
Geneva, Dec 19-20: Advisory Committee on Enforcement, Eighth Session (Contains discussion about reasons for copyright infringement)

The rest could contain interesting points, but seemed to be rather administrative or not worth visiting because of only low relevance for us. Unfortunately they don't seem to publish the dates early. There was just one meeting in 2013.


3.2.13 - Call for hosts PPI GA

Redmine task #195, due date: 11/06/2012

From Redmine:

  • Gregory: should be sent out asap

REDMINE: + 2 Weeks

3.2.14 - Financial Report from the Prague GA

Redmine task #212, due date: 23/10/2012

  • Lola: we got response from the organizers of the Prague conference. We seem to disagree on some claimed facts. Lola will create a pad with all of the objections to the response.
  • Ed: Agrees. It should be made certain that it does not get evolved into a personal conflict and should be handled between the organisations (between PPI and PP-CZ).
  • Lola: one suggestion could be to ask PP-CZ to appoint a different person to communicate on this issue.
  • Ed: this might be to soon, we should carry on for now.

REDMINE: + 2 Weeks

3.2.15 - PP Switzerland e-mail and CoA resignation

Redmine task #213, due date: 23/10/2012

Gregory: Proposal: "Do not spend much time on this, but send a final response to PP-CH, acknowledging, that we do not know the answer".
Denis: We shouldn't tell PPS what they shall do in the future but just inform that this case is done in the view of the PPI board. And also we should add what I said last time, it is on line 165.

REDMINE: + 2 Weeks

4 - PP-DE GA

24-25.11 in Bochum

  • Gregory: We will have a room at the side of the PP-DE GA in Bochum for international guests to held some side program. The official invitation will get out in the next two days..

5 - Herford conference during the international Hanseatic Days 2013


6 - Interview for a Turkish magazine

Interview request on copyright for TUIC Akademi:

  • Lola is going to take it

7 - PP-Sardinia e-mail

  • Lola: we got an email from "National Liberation Movement" of Sardinia asking about a foundation of PP-Sardinia
  • Gregory: We should contact PP-IT if it is in their interest

REDMINE: New task for Lola

8 - Redmine transparency

Suggested by Lola: It was already agreed on one of the last meetings of the outgoing board to open up the access to redmine

  • Gregory: there is always the possibility to mark individual tasks as "private" - so we should open it up.
  • everybody agrees.

9 - AOB

Ed is appologizing for missing some previous meetings. PPUK are standing in an election for national parliament in Manchester on 15th November - PPUK Leader Loz Kaye is standing, he is having good recognition and thousands of leaflets have been delivered by hand - it's all going good! :D


Next Meeting: 19:00 CET on 20/November/2012
Meeting Closed: 20:23 CET by Lola