Board Meeting

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Blank.png Date (UTC): 3 April 2020 14:00:00 - 3 April 2020 15:00:00

Person.png Attendees: Bryan Hildebrand, Cindy Cicalese, Eric-Jan, Evita Hollis, Lex Sulzer, Mark Hershberger, Markus Glaser

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Meeting agenda[edit]

  1. Welcome New Member - Eric-Jan


  1. Organizational update
    • (Mark) Still waiting for non-profit approval from the IRS.
    • (Mark) Not sure if they are impacted by COVID-19, but we are at the minimum time predicted by our lawyer.
  2. Introduction from Eric-Jan
    • (Eric-Jan) Worked in Industry, saw WikiBase (WB) make an inspection tool for $5k that impressed me and I joined them.
    • (Eric-Jan) Wife is a lawyer and daughter going to school in the medical field.
    • (Eric-Jan) My strength is in Marketing and Strategy.
  3. Eric-Jan's outline for MWStake funding
    • (Eric-Jan) Shared his presentation
    • (Eric-Jan) The proposal uses the same method used at WB
    • (Eric-Jan) The process looks like a pyramid, from top down:
      1. Goal
        • Need is in the 10s of thousands
        • With the goal of financial independance
      2. Required
        • Is there a conflict with the WMF?
          • Currently, WB makes a monthly donation to WMF
          • Some donors currently give money to the WMF and may stop to give money to the MWStake. Is this a problem?
          • (Markus) No, Wikimedia Germany takes their own donations, WMF likes this autonomy
          • MWStake used to take grants from the WMF, this will allow us to stand on our own
          • In the future, MWStake can send excess money to the WMF
      3. How to
        • Can we allow donations to effect work?
          • (Lex) During the formation, I outlined a solution to define how voting, work, and payment can be handled
        • (Markus) We do have a wishlist of improvement to MW
          • (Markus) May need to repeat the survey, although it largely stays the same (ACL)
        • (Eric-Jan) With regards to Marketing here are some options:
  4. Change to Bylaws
    • (Mark)
  5. EMWCon thoughts
    • (Cindy)