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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 March 12th 2014
Attended in person: Tom Cobbold, Karin Christiansen, James Casbon, Paula Ledieu Attended online: Chris Marshall, Helen Turvey, Jane Silber Observing, in person: Rufus Pollock, Laura James Apologies: none
The minutes from the January meeting for publication were sent to the list for approval. The final November minutes were approved.
The latest set of management accounts were reviewed and discussed including of the question of managing FX payables and receivables.
Karin Christiansen provided an update on the Evaluation. Board members shared their thoughts on the process.
Laura James presented the latest revision of the risk register.
Agreed to create a “Funding Subgroup” of the Board.
Board were happy with any decision taken by the Management Team
Rufus Pollock introduced some early-stage thinking around options here.
Ben has indicated that he wishes to resign from the Board. The Board expressed thanks to Ben for his multiple years of service.
It was agreed that board composition should be discussed every other board meeting. Support was expressed for getting a representative of the Open Knowledge community on the board.
Tom Cobbold introduced some of the results of his initial investigation of the various options for the legal entity structure of the organisation going forward.