Board Meeting Minutes, May 2014

A meeting of the board of directors of the Open Knowledge Foundation was held at Mozilla, 3rd Floor, 101 St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, London and online in a Google Hangout, 18:30 - 20:30, Wednesday May 13th 2014

Introductions and apologies

Attended in person: Tom Cobbold, Karin Christiansen, James Casbon, Paula Ledieu, Chris Marshall

Attended online: Helen Turvey, Jane Silber (both for part of the meeting)

Observing, in person: Rufus Pollock, Laura James, Martin Tisne

Apologies: none

Review of minutes and actions

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved.

Management team presentation and questions arising

Management provided an update including a review of the organizational metrics (especially focused on establishment of baselines). Progress is being made and Board had various (minor) suggestions for improvements and clarifications (such as whether to use quarterly or annual cycles for some metrics).

Finances (including VAT) were reviewed and discussed.

Management provided an update on progress on personnel matters.

Discussion of organizational development

Board discussed early-stage ideas around seeking additional support for core organizational development (providing additional support on items like strategy, team mentoring and training). Good support for this idea and Board Chair leading on taking this forward.