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May 6, 2004 Board Minutes

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
May 6, 2004


  • Mark Alberstat
  • Toni Cianfaglione
  • Tom Daly
  • Ed Dyer
  • Reg Hody
  • Marilyn MacDonald
  • Bill Matheson
  • John McKay
  • Tanya Moxley
  • Jeff Warnica
  • Chris Watt
  • Andrew D. Wright


  • Bernie Hart

Minutes of Previous Meeting (February)

Correction to acronym in Policy Commitee report: Should be "PIPEDA".

Moved by Reg / Ed that the minutes be accepted as amended. Motion carried.

Election of executive and confirmation of signing officers

Moved by John / Tom that the former executive officers be re-elected for the year 2004.
Marilyn Macdonald as Chair
Ed Dyer as Vice-Chair
Bernie Hart as Treasurer
Chris Watt as Secretary.

Motion carried with one abstention.

Moved by Bill / Tom that the Executive members be the signing officers of the society. Motion carried with one abstention.

Staff Matters

The terms of the two junior staff have expired. Moved by Ed / Chris that we extend their employment to August 31st. Motion carried with one opposed.

Jeff requested that the Technical Committee provide a list of projects to be completed.

ACORN membership

Due to the changing nature of internet connectivity in the Halifax area and the advent of the Metro Dark Fibre project, it was proposed that Chebucto reconsider membership in the Atlantic Canada Organization of Research Networks (ACORN).

Moved by Reg / Andrew that Chebucto allocate $3000 in the 2004 budget to ACORN membership. Motion carried.

WiFi status

A brief report on the current status of WiFi was delivered by Andrew.

Chris and John volunteered to oversee the preparation of a detailed specification for a prototype access point.

Moved by Tom / Tanya that Chris and John, in consultation with the Technical Committee, report to the Board with a recommendation. Motion carried.


Committee Reports

Technical Committee

They have been working primarily on the spam problem and issues surrounding the potential introduction of a separate mail server.

A proposal for simple human-managed keyword filtering was delivered by Tony Cianfaglione.

A caching http proxy server running Squid has been introduced to improve web access speed for users.

Finance Committee

No report.

Policy Committee

The Committee has been dealing with virus issues.

External Committee

The Committee has recently completed work related to the AGM and reception. Marilyn suggested that Directors should encourage more of the general membership to participate in Board meetings.

Preparations are underway for other 10th anniversary related activities and Chebucto's participation in this year's Word on the Street (WOTS) festival.

Internal Committee

No report.


Other Business

Andrew proposed an expenditure of $50 to obtain a portable CRT monitor for use in adjusting and focussing the webcam.


Moved by Bill Matheson. So declared.





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