Difference between revisions of "Issues to Be Raised at the Next Board Meeting"

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* Issue 1: Officer nominations.
* Issue 1:
* Issue 2: Follow-up on SoylentNews Policy Document - Updates:
At the [http://wiki.soylentnews.org/wiki/Board_of_Directors_Meeting_-_September_3_2014| September 3, 2014 Board Meeting], there was discussion about site Privacy, Copyright, and DMCA policies.
A section has been added to the Wiki for these and two other items ("Disclaimers" and "Terms of Use" — many thanks to Crutchy for offering suggested text).  [http://wiki.soylentnews.org/wiki/SoylentNews_Policy_Document#Privacy.2C_Copyright.2C_Disclaimers.2C_Terms_of_Use.2C_and_DMCA Privacy, Copyright, Disclaimers, Terms of Use, and DMCA].
Suggest these be reviewed and agreed upon prior to applying to our site(s). (SoylentNews.org, dev.Soylentnews.org, etc., IRC, Wiki, TWiki, other?)
** Issue 2a: [http://wiki.soylentnews.org/wiki/SoylentNews_Policy_Document#Privacy_Policy  Privacy Policy]
** Issue 2b: [http://wiki.soylentnews.org/wiki/SoylentNews_Policy_Document#Copyright_Notice Copyright Notice]
** Issue 2c: [http://wiki.soylentnews.org/wiki/SoylentNews_Policy_Document#Disclaimers      Disclaimer]
** Issue 2d: [http://wiki.soylentnews.org/wiki/SoylentNews_Policy_Document#Terms_of_Use    Terms of Use]
** Issue 2e: [http://wiki.soylentnews.org/wiki/SoylentNews_Policy_Document#DMCA_Notice      DMCA Notice]
* Issue 3: We should buy quickbooks for accounting (and abandon GNU cash as this was always meant to be an interim measure)
* Issue 4: How much copyright content may be legally reproduced in a story summary? Some summaries contain copypasta of copyright material from commercial news sites. Do we need a scripty to scan and flag any summary, comment, journal or wiki article that reproduces more than a certain percentage of linked content? Something like MIN(10%,100 words) seems pretty safe. There could be a whitelist of sites (such as Wikipedia) that could be excluded from scanning. This is possibly not a board-level issue but I'm not sure exactly who/where to direct due to fairly broad scope.
* Issue 5: We need a Service Provider Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claims of Infringement in order to shelter us from legal action in the event of a DMCA notice (see: [[http://copyright.gov/onlinesp/]] and [[http://www.newmediarights.org/guide/copyright/how_register_dmca_agent]])
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Revision as of 03:16, 1 October 2014

If there is an issue that you would like to be raised at the next Board meeting, please include it in the list below. The list will be cleared following each meeting. If you feel that your issue was not adequately addressed at the meeting, please feel free to add it to the list again, with additional detail as needed, and it will be raised at the following meeting.

Next meeting

Time: Wednesday October 15th at 1:15am UTC (Tuesday October 14th at 9:15pm EDT)
Place: irc.sylnt.us:6667/6697#staff (Webchat)
Chair: To Be Determined


  • Issue 1: