May 11, 1994

Date: Thu, 22 Sep 1994 16:13:55 -0300
From: Kevin Alexander James Nugent
To: public archive of board minutes

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Draft Minutes
Metro Community Access Network Society
Board of Directors Meeting
May 11, 1994
Chase Building, Rm. 219

Attending: David Murdoch, David Trueman, Renee Davis, Peter Henry,
Carlos Freitas, Rand Cooper, Ellen Sherlock, Kevin Nugent, Laura
Jantek, Joan Brown-Hicks.

Motion that we pass the minutes of May 03.  Moved  by Laura Jantek,
Seconded by Peter Henry.  Motion passed.

Information was distributed and summarized by Laura Jantek on the
upcoming Novaknowledge stakeholders assembly.  Discussion continued
for about ten minutes.

The subject of replacing board members was mentioned and Kevin and
Joan gave a recommendation to accept David Towers as new board
member, Treasurer, and member of the Finance and Administration
committee.   Peter Henry moved that the recommendation be accepted,
Carlos Freitas seconded.  Motion was passed with no dissention.

After some brief discussion it was moved by David Murdoch that Tony
Lamport be accepted as a board member.  Seconded by Peter Henry. 
Motion was passed with no dissenting votes.

The question was put to the board whether this organization, a 
barter facilitator operating on a not for profit basis, should be
allowed to conduct its activity on CFN.  The subject was discussed 
at some length with agreement to allow RATNA info on-line WITHOUT any 

The idea of a company having a home page was rejected in favor of
letting a SUBJECT have a home page.  This allows freedom for
different companies to volunteer information on any particular

The question was raised whether we should leave our calendar
management up to one organization such as this one.  Some thought
that there should be only one calendar of events while others
thought there should be freedom for the IP's to use the system as
they wish in this manner.  The decision was to go ahead with this 
organization with the understanding that the calendar will not be an 
exclusive responsability of CV, any group would be able to add their own 

An online meeting was held this past week.  Various aspects of our
joint development strategy were discussed.  The upcoming meeting 
in Antigonish was discussed.

It was recommended and accepted by the board that we should use the
funds currently available to purchase another phone line and three
modems of the type which will be our standard.  Peter Henry moved
that the purchase be made. Carlos Freitas seconded.  Motion was 
passed with no dissenting votes.

A report was made by the negotiating team on the current state of
the talks.

Suggestions were made on how to shape the presentation to show the
benefits accruing to the city.

Kevin Alexander James Nugent,
Board member, Metro Community Access Network Society.
Board member, Telecommunaute's Canada/Telecommunities Canada.
"Chebucto Freenet, a new kind of community."

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