August 25, 1994

Date: Sun, 30 Oct 1994 01:29:18 -0300
From: Kevin Alexander James Nugent
To: board-minutes

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Metro Community Access Network Society
Board of Directors Meeting
August 25, 1994

Attending: Kevin Nugent, Bernie Hart, Peter Henry, Carlos Freitas,
David Towers, David Trueman, Renee Davis, Joan Brown-Hicks, Laura

The agenda was approved by consensus.

The to-do list was reviewed and revised.

Potential replacements for the vacant directors' positions were
discussed.  It was decided that T. Lamport would be asked if his
work committments would keep him off of the board,  If so then Hugh
Wright will be asked to sit.

Laura Jantek MOVED that the board accept Bernie Hart as a new
director.  Peter Henry SECONDED the motion.  No dissenting votes
were cast.  Motion was carried.

It was suggested that Kevin N. act as a liason between
Telecommunities Canada and the Maritime freenets as well as the
provincial umbrella group.

David Trueman has asked Gerard McNeil to have a status report
prepared regularly prior to board meetings.  As of today there were
1391 registered users of CFN.  David Trueman wants to know what
members are not using the system, what % of users are members, and
what members donate in excess of their membership fee.

Gerard has been assembling volunteer teams.  He reports that the
board needs to improve communication with the CFN community.  David
Trueman suggested that a weekly column be written by board members.
He will coordinate this effort.

A MOTION was made by Peter Henry to authorize David Trueman to
install a conduit for telephone lines at a cost to the society of
up to $2000.  David Towers SECONDED the motion.  No dissenting
votes were cast.  Motion was carried.

There was some discussion on the fall launch.  There is a growing
feeling that whatever happens in the fall will be something other
than an OFFICIAL LAUNCH.  Options were discussed.

Bernie Hart pointed out that the bylaws dictate when the annual
general meeting must take place.  KN will check up on this.

Carlos raised the subject of creating conflict of interest
guidelines for board members.  KN was given the task of talking to
Hugh Wright about writing up guidelines.

Carlos distributed the proposed new IP agreement.  Issues raised
included those of liability, censorship, etc.
KN will raise the issue of potential censorship issues with the
Telecommunities Canada Board.

It was decided that the words 'illegal, offensive and defamatory'
would be changed to include only "illegal and defamatory".

The wording must be either "CFN" or "the CFN", not both.

There will be some changes to the wording of the section concerning
commercial use of CFN.

David Trueman has improved the algorithm for filtering duplicate

Questions to be cleared up include, who resigns before the agm?,
and what are the terms of directors?

The fall season makes booking difficult.  We must begin to line up
sites for demos and training sessions.

The last demo included a member of the city's G7 group.  They are
willing to set up an official G7 home page pending approval of the
feds.  David Trueman can set up any PAT with the G7 info as a home

Next meeting is Thursday Sept. 8 @ Joans home.

Kevin Alexander James Nugent,
Board member, Metro [Halifax] Community Access Network Society.
Board member, Telecommunaute's Canada/Telecommunities Canada.
"Chebucto Free-Net, a new kind of community."

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