Tuesday, 18 JUL 2017

Meeting of the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs

Date: July 18, 2017

Location: Via conference bridge

Start Time: 17:02 UTC

Present:

  • Matt Griswold, Director (Chair of this meeting)

  • Eli Scher, Board, Vice-Chair

  • Dave Temkin, Treasurer

  • Aiste Buinauskaite, Executive Director (minute taker)

  • Aaron Hughes, Director

  • Vinay Nagpal, Director

  • Jim Grady, Vice-Chair Data Center Committee

  • Chris Grundemann, Chair BCOP Committee

  • Mona Weisberg, Co-Chair Marketing Committee

  • Chris Phillips, Chair IX Group Committee

  • Richard Wolfram, Open-IX legal counsel

 

Absent:

  • Rob DeVita, Director (apology received)

  • Chris Phillips, Chair IX Group Committee (no apology received)

 

Minutes of the meeting:

  1. The Chair called the meeting to order at 12:04 CDT

  2. Adoption of Meeting Minutes 2017-06-20

It was moved by Aaron Hughes, and seconded by Eli Scher, that:

“The Open-IX Board adopts the June 20th, 2017 Meeting Minutes, as written.”

The motion carried with no objections.

  1. Committee Updates (Led by the Chair)

    1. Data Center (led by Jim Grady)

      1. Jim discussed that the team is working on HIPAA Crosswalk as well as providing feedback on OIX 1 and OIX 2 marketing materials.

      2. Pipeline review

    2. IX (led by the Chair)

      1. Matt stated that United IX will work on getting certified with association.

      2. Matt also explained that the team is now setting up Jira to use for the certification process.

    3. Marketing (led by Mona Weisberg)

      1. Mona enquired if the board had suggestions for the OIX 1 and OIX 2 PR templates; Eli stated that he made suggestions on the OIX 2 template and is now awaiting a response from marketing on a final draft. Once marketing finalizes the draft for OIX 2 template, then changes will be made to OIX 1 template.

      2. Mona asked for everyone to post India Web Werks PR on their social media.

      3. Mona spoke to ITW this morning, and they are open to Open IX to being a part of ITW.  They suggested that Open-IX could have a meeting room, or have an event in ITW. Mona stated that Open-IX will come back with a proposal for them so that they could provide pricing.

      4. Mona suggested that Open-IX have plaques ready for data centers that will be certified. Vinay and Eli  agreed that this is something we should continue doing.  

      5. Matt suggested that Chi-nog is happening on the Thursday of ITW and should be looked into.

    4. Standards (led by Chris Grundemann)

      1. Chris stated that the Standards Committee updated the IPR language to be in line with ANSI.

      2. Chris stated that after the Standards Committee charter and the DDP are approved and published, the committee will start moving into VSOP world and will issue a call for volunteers.

      3. Matt suggested that regular updates to members should be issued about once a month, and that this would be a good avenue to call for volunteers.

 

  1. Approve Document Development Process (Led by Chris Grundemann)

    1. Richard stated that he has been working with the head of administration of standards and ANSI - Jim Thompson, and that Open-IX and it’s certified entities would benefit greatly for being inline with ANSI.  

    2. Chris stated that the text for DDP now contains IPR language, reflects ANSI requirements and is ready for reviewal of the board.

      1. Adoption of Open-IX Document Development Process draft 4, 2017-07-11

It was moved by Aaron Hughes, and seconded by Matt Griswold, that:

“The Open-IX Board adopts the Open-IX Document Development Process draft 4 as written 2017-07-11, as written.”

The motion carried with no objections.

  1. Ratify/approve committee charters (led by Eli)

    1. Adoption of Open-IX Marketing Committee Charter 2017-07-18

It was moved by Eli Scher, and seconded by Matt Griswold, that:

“The Open-IX Board adopts the Open-IX Marketing Committee Charter 2017-07-18, as written.”

The motion carried with no objections.

  1. Approve/discuss marketing budget (led by the Chair)

    1. Aaron suggested that the budget would be raised from $1,200 to $1,500 to cover any wiggle room.

      1. Adoption of Open-IX proposed marketing budget of $1,500.  

It was moved by Aaron Hughes, and seconded by Matt Griswold, that:

“The Open-IX Board approves the Open-IX marketing budget of $1,500, as proposed.”

The motion carried with no objections.

  1. Open action items (led by the Chair)

    1. The Chair thanked the board and committees for their progress on closing open action items. Richard informed that ANSI process would take about 4 months.

  2. Any other business. (led by the Chair)

    1. No any other business.

  3. Meeting adjourned at 17:31 UTC