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Record of the meeting

Audio recording:


1.1 - Members of the PPI board

participating: Gregory, Denis, Nuno
excused: Ed (will be at least 45 min late), Travis, Lola
unexcused: Jelena

1.2 - Others



Meeting opened at 19:19 CEST by Gregory
Meeting closed at 20:15 CEST by (Gregory)
Meeting chaired by Gregory
Secretary for this meeting is all together
Quorum established with 3 out of 7 board members present.
Streaming started: No
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: the last 7 days I was on a vacation with communications shut down. All my activities was related to the PPI Kazan conference. The Interview with the Welt finally got published. I had conducted a first Kazan content preparation meeting discussing the already submitted Statutes Ammendments Proposals, minutes pad here: . I have started to create conference hand-out materials, including my report.
  • Lola:
  • Travis:
  • Ed:
  • Denis: Again I was very busy the last two weeks so I unfortunately couldn't do much. I participated at the conference preparation meeting. It is getting better now and I'm going to look after a draft press release for the conference (as proposed by Pat Mächler) and WIPO meetings.
  • Jelena:
  • Nuno: I was busy finishing up the PP-PT amendment proposals for this year's GA and also finishing up the initial procedures for the registration of PP-PT as a formal association. We had the election for our internal organs this last week. Been reading all the proposed ammendments submited to PPI.

3.2 - Report on open Redmine Tasks

3.2.1 - Redmine Task #165 - PPI HQ transfer

Redmine task #165,

Update: Travis got the paperwork from the notary, signed it and is right now at the post office to send it back.

3.2.2 - Kazan conference

Gregory: at the end of the early bird registration there were 62 registrations in the database. about half of the reserved hotel room contingent is gone. Till the end of this week we need to inform our members about the received applications and other motions. I am compiling the documents for distributing.
Denis: We need to urge the people to submit aplications for PPI Board and other PPI Bodies.

4 - Support for Anti-DRM day and "no DRM in HTML5 (proposed by Pat Mächler)

Motions to the PPI board:


  • Gregory: I propose to decide now.
  • Nuno: Denis should trace this.

Voting: unanimously yes.

5 - PPI Logo Redesign (proposed by Jelena)

Discussion about the intermediate results from proposal that jelena have presented.
Conclusion: this will not be done in time for the GA to decide.

Next Meeting: 19:00 CEST on 16/APR/2013
Meeting Closed: 20:15 CEST by Gregory