Minutes of the Wikimedia UK v2.0 Board Meeting #wikimedia-uk-board, 20:30 10/02/2009
Present with speaking rights: Mike Peel (MP), Andrew Turvey (AT), Tom Holden (TH, intermittently), Kwan Ting Chan (KTC, intermittently).
Apologies for Absence
Mickey Conn (MC)
Minutes of Last Meeting
The minutes of the meeting of 2nd February 2009 were available to view at  and were approved unanimously.
Co-op copy of Chapters Agreement with WMF
The copy of the chapters agreement was sent to the Co-op on Tuesday 3 February; no response has been received yet.
ACTION: AT to continue investigations.
uk.wikimedia.org et al.
A request for bureaucrats to have desysoping abilities was made on bugzilla . Adding sysops to the wiki is on hold until this ability is in place.
ACTION: MP to ask on the mailing list if anyone wants to come up with a new main page design, and if anyone wants to be a sysop on the wiki
ACTION: AT to discuss the role of tellers with James Farrar and Sarah McCulloch.
ACTION: All to contribute to documents.
UK Government consultation on copyright
A response was sent in to this consultation by TH on behalf of the board. The deadline was subsequently extended, but no modifications to WMUK's response are planned.
AT has been in email contact with the organizer; "they're looking to get another chapter to fund us". AGM may be after the meeting, depending on slippage. AT has emailed the mailing list asking for people's thought on who should attend.
ACTION: AT to collate responses and report back at the next meeting.
ACTION: AT to investigate and report back at next meeting.
Sunday Times Op-Ed
The Sunday Times published an article with a number of inaccuracies. Jimmy Wales is in communication with the author. Jay Walsh (JW), who's in charge of PR for the WMF, has commented that an editorial response may be appropriate and asked if the chapter would like to write one.
ACTION: MP to email David Gerard and MC to ask if they want to head up a response; otherwise to respond to JW declining his offer.
ACTION: AT to start putting the February issue together
TH plans to claim for his travel to the V&A event (£13).
ACTION: TH to continue investigating accounting software
Everything was covered under matters arising.
Three additional applications have been received. Accepting membership applications was delayed until the next meeting due to the low number of board members at this meeting.
ACTION: MP to update application form to include gift aid and WMUK logo.
Although the date for the opening of the bank account has passed, it was decided to leave the timeline as it is.
Seddon's work with BT "looks promising"; it looks likely that they will support the bid, as well as giving some money towards the event. More news coverage of the bid would be good.
ACTION: AT to start drafting press release about the chapter formation and the bid, and to start gathering press release submission addresses and individual contacts.
Nothing was raised.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday 17th February 2009 at 8:30pm GMT.