[openstack-dev] [legal-discuss] [tc] [all] TC Report 18-05

Monty Taylor mordred at inaugust.com
Tue Jan 30 19:06:51 UTC 2018

On 01/30/2018 01:05 PM, Monty Taylor wrote:
> On 01/30/2018 12:53 PM, Graham Hayes wrote:
>> On 30/01/18 18:34, Chris Dent wrote:
>> <snip/>
>>> ## Today's Board Meeting
>>> I attended [today's Board
>>> Meeting](https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/30Jan2018BoardMeeting) 
>>> but it seems that according to the [transparency
>>> policy](http://www.openstack.org/legal/transparency-policy/) I can't
>>> comment:
>>>>   No commenting on Board meeting contents and decisions until
>>>>   Executive Director publishes a meeting summary
>>> That doesn't sound like transparency to me, but I assume there must be
>>> reasons.
>> I was under the assumption that this only applied to board members, but
>> I am open to correction.
>> Can someone on legal-discuss clarify?
> That is correct. As officers information published from Board members 
> could be construed as "official" communication. The approach we've taken 
> on this topic is that Board members refrain from publishing their 
> thoughts/feedback/take/opinion/summary of a meeting until after Jonathan 
> has published an 'official' summary of the meeting, at which point, 
> since there is an official document we're free to comment as we desire.
> There is nothing preventing anyone who is not a board member from 
> publishing a summary or thoughts or live-tweeting the whole thing.
> markmc has historically written excellent summaries and has posted them 
> as soon as Jonathan's have gone out.

Gah. Didn't reply originally to openstack-dev.


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