[tor-project] Board Minutes from July 14, 2016, to April 16, 2018
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Sat Aug 18 17:03:23 UTC 2018
Am Samstag, den 18.08.2018, 11:56 -0500 schrieb Tom Ritter:
> Thank you for this, I've been hoping this would happen!
Thanks and best regard :)
> On Sat, Aug 18, 2018, 8:12 AM biella <biella at riseup.net> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > The board is releasing our first batch of Tor Project meeting
> > minutes from July 14, 2016, to April 16, 2018 . After our next
> > reunion, to be held on August 20, 2018, we will release minutes as
> > a single item shortly after we meet.
> > Before the board made the decision to publish them, I had
> > volunteered to write a report about board work and accomplishments.
> > Now that we are releasing our minutes, there is less of a need to
> > write a detailed report, but I’ve decided to highlight some of
> > things we’ve done and what we are up to in the next few months.
> > As is probably obvious, board minutes are a fairly conventional
> > genre of documentation for providing an official record of
> > decisions taken by the board. They reference our collective
> > discussions and include other standard information such as the
> > start time of meeting, place or method of connecting, and a list of
> > present and absent members. They tend to contain regular items of
> > business, such as a discussion of pending and current grants and
> > the finance reports, both of which relate to one of the core of
> > duties of a board: fiduciary oversight of the organization. But
> > these notes also provide a limited window into other aspects of the
> > organization, as well as its shifting concerns and priorities
> > depending on unforeseen factors and events. Early in this board’s
> > tenure, we, along with TPI (The Tor Project, INC.) officers (Shari,
> > Roger and Nick) dealt with matters of organizational housekeeping:
> > filling board positions, establishing email voting protocols,
> > clarifying and defining roles around the officers, and approving
> > new policy documents or changes in existing policy documents.
> > (These documents are included with the minutes.) With that in
> > place, we moved on to other tasks that are also typical of boards,
> > such as the ED review, which was carried out in the winter of 2017.
> > As the organization stabilized, we were free to take on more time
> > consuming projects, such as board expansion and diversification,
> > which involved a number of meetings outside of the regular board
> > reunions as we vetted and interviewed potential new members.
> > Another fairly large undertaking for the current board was finding
> > a replacement for Shari after she notified us of her plans to
> > retire. While a search committee was constituted and tasked with
> > the bulk of the initial work—compiling names, reaching out to
> > candidates, scheduling meetings, and holding initial interviews—the
> > entire board and TPI officers were also pulled in at various points
> > to rate the long list of applications, hammer out procedures and
> > timing, and interview and discuss the final few candidates.
> > While the minutes provide a fairly accurate record of board duties,
> > roles, and accomplishments, board members contribute in ways that
> > are not registered or reflected in our minutes. Shari has reached
> > out to individual board members to help build strategic
> > partnerships, as she did with Mozilla, for instance. Other board
> > members have many informal discussions with members of the Tor
> > community that directly loop back into board discussions, while
> > organization officers like Roger reach out to board members to
> > discuss particular grants. We’d also like to remind everyone that
> > they should feel free to contact us at any time on any matter
> > related to the Tor Project (I've included our contact information
> > below).
> > Now that we’ve wrapped up the ED search, we’ve returned again to
> > expanding the board, and a few of us are in the process of reaching
> > out to a couple of other candidates, one of whom was recommended by
> > a Tor community member (and we happily continue to welcome
> > recommendations like these). Like everyone else, we are also
> > thrilled to work with the incoming ED, Isabela, who will be joining
> > us for our August board meeting. While there will be period of
> > transition as we work with a new ED, we feel the organization has
> > matured and stabilized under Shari’s careful and skilled guiding
> > hand to the point where we can help Isabela fulfill her strategic
> > vision. We were exceedingly impressed by her plan to make Tor more
> > usable and more technically robust and we felt her wide-ranging
> > experience running projects and teams, her intense familiarity with
> > Tor, and her dedication to the fight for privacy and the people of
> > Tor, made her the ideal candidate to shepherd this organization
> > forward into the future.
> > Don’t hesitate to contact any of us if you have any questions,
> > queries, suggestions, and/or comments.
> > Gabriella Coleman, on behalf of the entire board.
> > ps-- I'd like to thank Linus for formatting all the minutes and
> > putting them online.
> >  https://gitweb.torproject.org/company/policies.git/tree
> > Gabriella Coleman, biella at riseup.net
> > Megan Price, meganp at hrdag.org
> > Cindy Cohn, cindy at eff.org
> > Linus Nordberg linus at torproject.org
> > rsa4096/8C4CD511095E982EB0EFBFA21E8BF34923291265
> > Ramy Raoof, ramyraoof at riseup.net
> > Bruce Schneier, schneier at schneier.com
> > Matt Blaze, blaze at cis.upenn.edu
> > Julius Mittenzwei, julius at mittenzwei.com
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