As promised, here are four bits of information for your perusal,
previously resolved by the board but not in our current bylaws:
The board shall authorize incidental expenses not to exceed $20 to
be charged as needed by officers of the corporation to enact
orders and resolutions of the board of directors. These incidental
charges shall include office supplies such as paper, envelopes,
and postage. Directors who make such charges are required to
report their charges to the Treasurer, who will record the expense
and reimburse the officer as appropriate.
Financial fees of unknown or unspecified amounts incurred through
board-approved transactions at financial institutions with which
the Corporation has a partnership are to be considered approved at
the time of the approval of the transaction, providing that the
financial fees do not exceed $50 or 5% of the transaction cost,
whichever is lesser. Financial fees exceeding this limit must be
approved by the board of directors before the transaction can be
[This says "shall the ...", but we adopted it. I believe this is
a Federal requirement. --elb]
Any proposal dealing with the expenditure of more than a total of
$100 (either as a one-time cost, or the sum of recurring
expenditures), must be proposed at least one week before votes are
collected. It may either be proposed for an email vote with one
week of notice, or proposed for vote at a board meeting, provided
that the text of the proposal is present in the meeting agenda one
week in advance.
The board voted that the website contain the following:
1) A statement clarifying that IM Freedom, Inc. does not direct
the day-to-day development of Pidgin, libpurple, Adium, or any
libpurple related project.
2) A statement that any funds donated to IM Freedom, Inc. in no
way entitle the donator to any special privileges or control
over the activites of IM Freedom, Inc. or the disbursment of
4) A regularly updated statement on the activites being pursued by
IM Freedom, Inc. as discussed on the mailing lists and voted on
by the board.
Additionally, last board meeting we passed a resolution that the
Treasurer may "pay the representation bill [to NRAI] annually upon
notifying the board that [s]he has is doing so, and provided that the
bill does not change significantly from the previous year".