Agenda for TDF board meeting on Monday, October 2nd, 1800 Berlin time (UTC+2)

Dear Community,

find below the agenda for our TDF board meeting with a public section, and followed by a private section on Monday, October 02 at 1800 Berlin time at

For time zone conversion, see e.g. The World Clock - Time Zone Converter - Germany – Berlin – Berlin vs Romania – Bucharest,Turkey – Istanbul

Please note, that per board decision from 2023-03-08, board calls will be audio- recorded privately, for easier minuting: [VOTE] Start audio-recording TDF board calls again, for better minuting - #8 by thb - Board Discuss - The Document Foundation Community


Public Section

  1. Discuss: Answering questions from the community (tdf-board, 5 mins)
    Rationale: Provide an opportunity for the community to ask
    questions to the board and about TDF

  2. Discuss: Improving boards minuting (Florian Effenberger, Thorsten
    Behrens, 10 mins)

    (this is an ongoing topic) - suggesting a set of steps that we can make here:

    1. create audio recording
    2. possibly have them in written form by making use of ‘speach to text’ techn.
    3. someone creates proper minutes from 1(+2); minutes give a broad summary of statements, and clear AI’s/conclusions/decisions.
    4. these should be available in the week after a meeting and to be approved in the next meeting.
  3. Discuss: Membership in other ABs and points of contact (KDE, GNOME,
    OSI, OASIS, OFE, OSBA) (Florian Effenberger, 5 mins)

  4. Discuss: Next decade manifesto / vision statement (tdf-board, 5 mins)

  5. Status Report: Status: LibreOffice in the app stores (Florian
    Effenberger, 5 mins)

Member-Private Section

  1. Discuss, member-private: Draft community bylaws (tdf-board, 5 mins)

    The community bylaws, as mentioned in the statutes, are not in
    place yet after more than 10 years. As discussed during LibOCon, it
    is perhaps time to enact them.

Board-Private Section

  1. Vote, Discuss: Trademark discussion (Florian Effenberger, 5 mins)

  2. Status Report: Status on audit and annual report (Florian Effenberger, 5 mins)

  3. Status Report: Close / move bank accounts (Florian Effenberger, Thorsten Behrens, 5 mins)

  4. Status Report: Check invitation, if needed schedule another formal board meeting (Florian Effenberger, 5 mins)

  5. Discuss: new hires for foundation staff (Florian Effenberger, 5 mins)

  6. Discuss: Quick recap board Deck usage (Thorsten Behrens, 5 mins)

  7. Discuss: Last minute item(s) (tdf-board, 5 mins)
    Rationale: if there is time left, and anything is popping up after
    sending the agenda

Total scheduled meeting time: 70 mins

– Thorsten