FHISO Board Meeting held 13 March 2018 at 1800 UTC

The meeting was held by private Google Hangout. Started at 18:00 UTC.

Present: Tony Proctor — Acting Chair; Roger Moffat — Secretary and Acting Treasurer; Andrew Hatchett — Membership Coordinator; Luther Tychonievich — Technical Coordinator; Richard Smith — Technical Co-Coordinator

Absent: Drew Smith — Chair; Brett McPhee — Membership Coordinator; Greg Lamberson — Treasurer

  1. Minutes of the previous meeting. The minutes of the previous meeting are accepted as agreed by eMail discussion.
  2. Legal Status. Our 2018 Annual Report has been filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission. Richard reported that he believes we are correct not to have been filing an Arizona Tax Return, as we are exempt from paying state income tax under A.R.S. § 43-1201(A)(4) and exempt from having to file a state tax return under A.R.S. § 43-1242(C)(1)
  3. Annual Financial Reports. Roger has prepared annual financial reports for the years 2012 through 2017. These are available at https://fhiso.org/accounts/.
    1. PayPal Balance at 13 March 2018 = $37.69
    2. Bank of America balance at 13 March 2018 = $453.11
  4. Technical Work. The TSC reported that progress on the next batch of public drafts had been slower than hoped, but that in the next few days they expected to release first public drafts of Basic Concepts, Triples Discovery and perhaps the Pattern datatype, together with updated drafts of CEV Concepts and the CEV RDFa bindings. The three new documents focus on building a solid foundation for our data model. The TSC had held several productive discussions on ELF, and reported that they were gradually developing the idea of ELF schemas as a means defining extensions to ELF as the earlier idea of using namespaces for this proved inadequate. There had also been some useful discussion on the CEV GEDCOM X bindings.
  5. Outreach. All but one industry contact — plus several new ones — have reconnected with FHISO. The remaining one large corporation has yet to acknowledge any approaches.
  6. Actions Outstanding from Previous Minutes
    1. From January 2018: Richard to write up a proposal on Board Roles and some flexibility in those roles
    2. From December 2017: There’s an action to produce a summary of the year in preparation for an AGM in the future. As we are aiming to have elections in early 2019, it will be 2018’s activities we will need to write up, so no action required now.
  7. Next Meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for 24 April 2018 at 1800 UTC

The meeting adjourned at 1930 UTC