Dusseldorf, 2014

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Congress Centre Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

October 14, 2014 at 1300 - 1500 in room 111 (room changed, was 10 before).


  • Financial report
  • Election of new members
  • Discussion about future of e.V. (started in 2013)



  • Leon 'likewise' Woestenberg
  • Denys 'denix' Dmytriyenko
  • Sean 'darknighte' Hudson
  • 'Khem' Raj
  • Andrea 'g1zer0' Galbusera
  • Marco 'mckoan' Cavallini - (proxy for Andrea 'ant_work' Adami)
  • Martin 'JaMa' Jansa
  • Mark 'fray' Hatle
  • Henning "woglinde" Heinold
  • Anders Darander
  • Richard Purdie (proxy for Paul Eggleton + David Stewart)
  • Koen Kooi (proxy Graeme)
  • Phil 'Crofton' Ballister

Non members present and elected to become members

  • Nicolas Dechesne

Non members not present but elected to become members

  • Trevor Woerner
  • Gary Thomas
  • Tim Orling
  • Apelete Seketeli

Meeting notes

Meeting opened 13:05

  • Atendees Documented

Financial Summary Presented

  • Various forms had to be filed
  • Challenges due to lack of German address and language barriers
  • SPI Account created with one donation
  • No other changes to accounts
  • Treasures report approved

New member vote

  • New member vote for all new members except gary
    • Passed with all in favour
  • New member vote for Gary
    • Two objections were raised, all others were in favour

Member expiration

  • Member expiration needs to be handled
  • Added as an agenda item for next board meeting
    • Board expects to provide feedback to members within one month

e.V. structure

  • Discussion about e.V. structure and whether it still works for the project
  • Board recommends replacing the e.V. with something else, exact proposal to be determined in 18 months
  • Historically, three things were and are needed for the project. These resulted in the formation of the e.V.
    • Financial
    • Ownership (e.g. domain names)
    • Decision making ability (which implies membership list)
  • Currently, the financial issues are covered by SPI, others open question
  • Goal is to get the OE membership more involved by reducing the overhead involved with the e.V.
  • Members present had no objections for board looking into this
  • By the next GA, the board plans to have a proposal to vote on
    • Must be well in advance for proxy instructions


  • Koen formally resigned from TSC
  • Board needs to setup TSC elections
  • General discussion about the role of the TSC

Meeting Closed at 14:05

Financial Summary

  • OpenEmbedded e.V. bank accounts hold EUR 1731. SPI account holds EUR 127.
  • Overhead due to lack of German address and language barriers, we now have a German volunteer that provides us with a German address for tax declarations etc. and proxies postal documents.
  • Exempt from taxes over 2010, 2011 and 2012.
  • Spending were USD 50 (Philip?) on hosting, not yet declared.
  • Received EUR 128 worth of donations via SPI http://www.spi-inc.org/donations/
  • Treasures report approved

Action Items