Board Meeting Minutes, July 2013

A meeting of the board of directors of the Open Knowledge Foundation was held at 18:30-20:30 BST Tuesday 9th July 2013 at the offices of Canonical, and online in a Google Hangout.

Venue: Canonical Group Limited, 5th Floor, Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU

Introductions and apologies

Attending in person: Rufus Pollock, Martin Keegan, Jane Silber, Laura James (observer), Karin Christiansen

Attending Online: James Casbon

Apologies: Paula le Dieu, Ben Laurie, Martin Tisne (observer)

Review of minutes from last meeting

After a minor change, the minutes were approved.

Review of draft year end accounts

The Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss statements, and the overview report, were reviewed and discussed.

Discussion of financial planning

The proposed timetable for more detailed financial planning was presented and discussed, and the role the newly appointed Development Director would play in this work was noted.

Outline of current organisational development plans

The plans were presented and discussed.

It was noted that the Omidyar Network metrics have been set for the coming year (and were circulated in an informal paper to the board yesterday).

Handling of overheads was discussed and was mentioned as a useful resource in this regard.

Discussion of Evaluation proposal

The different types of evaluation were discussed. The Chair of the Board will engage with key funders to explore evaluation options.

Discussion of meeting to set operational goals (Sunday 14th July)

The outline agenda for this board retreat was discussed and logistical details confirmed.

Board roles update

It was agreed that this item would be discussed on Sunday at the board retreat.


There was no other business.