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--- [18/12/2012 19:00]h CET ---
Room: "/international/pirate parties international/board meeting"

Record of the meeting


1.1 - Members of the PPI board

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

1.2 - Others



Meeting opened at 19:13 CET by
Meeting closed at 20.16CET by
Meeting chaired by Denis
Secretary for this meeting is Travis
Quorum [not] established with 4 out of 7 board members present.
Streaming started: Yes?
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: I must excuse from todays meeting as I am at the football stadium collecting signatures for a local citizen initiative to prevent the sale of our communal hospital. As the deadline getting near and we still miss over thousend (out of three tousend) signatures, I need to use this one of the last opportunities to campaign. My report: I have spent some time getting people on the Image Bank project, some questions regarding the PPI GA call for hosts (but no official application has been received so far). I have sent out the call for participation for the PPI Press team and asked the people to spread the word. I got in contact with the board of an INGO called Civil Society Coalition with the result that Denis can participate in the coming session of WIPO's Advisory Committee on Enforcement tomorrow in Geneva.
  • Lola: -
  • Travis: Been working with PPCA about hosting PPI GA, they seem interested but they need the financial data of the last GA to ensure they will be able to plan accordingly. They also need a list of countries which worked on the project last year.
  • Ed: Working on PPUK BPI proxy issue.
  • Denis: The mail for the PPI Press Team unfortunately didn't cause much reactions yet. The good news are, that tomorrow I will attend the WIPO ACE (advisory committee on enforcement) meeting.
  • Jelena: -
  • Nuno: I've been upgrading the LQFB instance to the most recent version and making sure everything is working since it will be important for polling our members on an important decision that is looming and my vote will reflect their decision.

Proposed Change to Rules of Procedure Travis McCrea

Motion: Everyone in meeting will look at methods to make meetings more efficently and will discuss them at next meeting. Passed unanimously

3.2 - Report on open Redmine Tasks

3.2.1 - Internet GA and Remote Delegates

Redmine task #132, due date: 12/18/2012

  • Gregory: The questionairy was sent out, and up to date we got 14 total answers from 10 different parties, (BE, NL, PwB, PT, MA, ES-CT, AU and RU) some are from Non-PPI members (ES-RI, CL, AR) and one non-authoritative answer from an UK member. Next Step: bug the members who has not yet formulated an answer.

REDMINE: +2 Weeks

3.2.2 - Calendar and Parrot

Redmine task #135, due date: 12/18/2012

  • Gregory: Calender needs updating, and parrot needs some fine-tuning. I will have time after christmas to look into it. Everyone who is interested is welcome to join in.

REDMINE: +2 Weeks

3.2.4 - Pirate VPN

Redmine task #139, due date: 12/04/2012

  • Travis: Establishing a VPN workgroup to keep the VPN discussion going and have it established.


3.2.5 - Select a SMÜ

Redmine task #141, due date: 12/04/2012

  • Gregory: Not present

REDMINE: +2 Weeks

3.2.6 - Recover the MyPirates files

Redmine task #153, due date: 12/04/2012

  • Gregory: -

REDMINE: +2 weeks

3.2.7 - PPI HQ Transfer of ownership

Redmine task #165, due date: 12/04/2012

  • Gregory: Travis, have you got the document package?
  • Travis: I am still waiting for letter #2

REDMINE: +2 weeks

3.2.8 - PPI Observing WIPO

Redmine task #168, due date: 12/04/2012

  • Denis will observe the ACE meeting in Geneva on Dec. 19th.

REDMINE: +2 Weeks +2 Weeks discuss this as a "project" instead of a "task"

3.2.9 - Call for hosts PPI GA

Redmine task #195, due date: 12/04/2012

  • Gregory: Sent out, no offers yet. Got indicative contact from Canada, Russia and Germany (Baden Würtemberg).

REDMINE: +2 Weeks, see what we got for offers.

3.2.10 - Financial Report from the Prague GA

Redmine task #212, due date: 12/04/2012

  • Ed: There will be a meeting in the 2nd half of January.

REDMINE: +6 weeks

3.2.11 - PP Switzerland e-mail and CoA resignation

Redmine task #213, due date: 12/04/2012

Gregory: not out yet.

REDMINE: +2 Weeks

4.1 - Aplication from La Rioja

Gregory: We got in an aplication for PPI Membership from Pirate Party of La Rioja (Spain) - the aplication documents will be distributed to our Members at least two weeks before the next conference

4.2 - Aplication from Tyrol

Gregory: We got in an aplication for PPI Membership from the Pirate Party of Tyrol (Austria) - the aplication documents will be distributed to our Members at least two weeks before the next conference


  • Statement of PPI members to support PPUK
- make sure to bring ppuk into the draft of the letter
- circulate email to other parties to get support
  • PPI Bettering It's Relationships with Members
- CH Doesn't like the way the COA works
- AU Doesn't care for PPI
- Nuno "We are all PPI"
- Stop blaming and focus on members participation
- More GAs ++
- Asyncronous GAs
-- PiVote (the Pi sign actually ;)) π
-- Nuno will email voting systems ( )

Next Meeting: 7pm CET on January 8th 2013
Meeting Closed: 20:16 CET by Denis