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Agenda PPI BOARD MEETING
--- 04.10.2022 20:00 UTC/22:00 CEST ---
Big Blue Button Room: https://bbb.piratensommer.de/b/gre-cnw-a9v
Audio recording: PiratesOnAir Streaming
Recording: none
Video: https://bbb.piratensommer.de/b/gre-cnw-a9v

Record of the meeting

1 - ATTENDEES

1.1 - Members of the PPI board

participating: Alexander
excused: Mike, Keith, Gregory, Mauricio, Bailey, Dario
unexcused: Carlos, Manuel
Quorum:

1.2 - Others

Alternate Board Members:
participating: Bastian
excused:
unexcused: Ji Yong, Veronika, Adam
Guests:
participating:
Meeting adjourned due to low attendance.
22:25 CEST

2 - PROCEEDINGS

RoP: https://wiki.pp-international.net/wiki/index.php?title=PPI_Board/Rules_of_Procedure
Meeting opened at by Bailey
Meeting chaired by Bailey
Secretary for this meeting is Everyone
Quorum established with ( out of 9) board members present (incl. alternates and proxies)
Streaming started: started https://piratesonair.net/live-stream/
Recording started:
Postal votes: none
Notes on meeting process:

3 - APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

Motion
Do we approve the minutes?
* Minutes of the last meeting: https://wiki.pp-international.net/wiki/index.php?title=PPI_Minutes_2022-09-13
15yes.png Yes :
15no.png No :
Pictogram voting neutral.svg Abstain :
Result:


4 - REPORTS

4.1 - Short reports of the board members

Board

  • Bailey Lamon:
  • Gregory Engels:
  • Mike Gill: Didn't get to put together the clean draft of the new statutes as of yet. Apologies. The Prague Pirate Centre is booked for the GA physical participants for December 10th and 11th. It's definitely big enough and won't cost us anything. I'll get some catering from my department's budget. On the situation in the Czech Republic: we had municipal (all assemblies) and senatorial (1/3 of the Senate) elections. We didn't get any senators (as expected) and lost quite a lot of seats in the local assemblies all over the country. Many city and town hall coalitions are now being negotiatied. We're still in the play for the Prague mayor but I'm not optimistic about it; any coalition resulting into us keeping the post will be really bad. My own job is now in the air, depending on the result of negotiations at Prague 3 district. We got weakened (7 seats got reduced to 4) and any coalition will be quite a bit worse than the last one. On a positive note, our Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský got to speak at the UN GA and the UN SC. For us certainly a big achivement. At least in Europe, Czechia currently presiding the EU Council, he's one of the most visible stanch supporters of Ukrainian sovereignty.
  • Carlos Polo:
  • Keith Goldstein:
  • Alexander Isavnin:
  • Manuel Caicedo:
  • Dario Castane:
  • Mauricio Vargas:


Alternates:

  • Ji Yong Dijkhuis:
  • Veronika Murzynová:
  • Adam Wolf:
  • Sebastian Krone:
  • I monitored the PPI tech, as I do every day.
We had some problems again because our servers were under constant fire. We were able to fend them all off as well.
But it's race. And monitoring takes a lot of time and effort.
And I'll be honest: We have always won these races so far, but the attacks are constantly increasing, and they are getting faster and faster. It is not impossible that there will be the day, and we will lose the race.
All patches are up-to-date.
All systems are running smoothly.
I am (again) very disappointed that the internal meeting agreed at our last two board meetings to resolve the organizational issues we continue to have did not take place. This is not the way to move forward.
The recordings of the panel discussions at the ThinkTwice conference have not yet been released.
We need to edit the panels and improve the audio.
What’s the plan?

5.1 - Proposals

  • 1. clarification of responsibilities for finances, deposited securities with PayPal, credit cards, etc.
  • 2. seat of the PPI.
I still think it is the best solution that the PPI remains as a Swiss association. We would only have to regulate it in the same way as Pirates Without Borders:
One representative is enough (Valio could do it).
We have our own post office box.
We have a bank account.
Why do I know that? I am the president of Pirates Without Borders.
  • 3. location of the Headquarter
We need to get out of Brussels with the Headquarter. The Headquarter only makes sense for ECOSOC/UN because they want to see a registration. We can also effect a "real" registration in Switzerland, but this is expensive and complicated.
My suggestion would be to move the "Headquarter" to Potsdam. According to the law on associations, so-called associations for foreigners are permitted in Germany. We can then relatively easily take care of the tax obligations in Germany.
Of course, this can also be done in other countries. But someone has to have the time and the inclination to take care of it on a permanent basis.

I: don't see anyone here but me. That's additional work for me, but I'm happy to do it so that we can get our organizational problems under control.

5.2 - Working Groups Update

5.3 Economic Update

5.4 ECOSOC/UN

5.5 PPI HQ update

6 AOB - Any other business

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  • Next Board Meeting: 25.10.2022 09:00 UTC/11:00 CEST (and an extraordinary probably before that)
  • Meeting Closed: