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Meeting notes: Board Meeting April 4 2007

  • Hacknight report
    • report to come; we talked about the mediabox & portal pages
  • Harbourfront
    • they're in for the wifi install; not the mediabox (this year, due to budget constraints)
    • meeting next Friday: Gabe, Michael;
    • Patrick available to help
  • SLM plan; email discussion to assess strategy
    • G will begin by next week
  • Teriyaki report
    • they've ordered 10 new routers
  • YDS report
    • back up
    • Michael to test the modem
      • modem is flaky, can't hold a connection for > 1 day. Returned to Gabe on day of 1st HFC install.
  • crisis at ISF
  • Carrot Commons joining
    • they ran the ether cable
    • venue agreement being approved by their board now
    • Michael following up
  • Distillery District
    • Edward has pitched
  • Toronto The Good
    • Tuesday, May 15
    • projects: Virj? SMS thing?
    • we need to volunteer on day, help with promotion, ++?
    • let's wait 'til the formal announcement before we start talking about it, just so we don't “scoop” them.
  • FITC
    • Wireless Toronto is the free wifi sponsor
    • Apr 20-25
    • we need volunteers
  • finances report / renewals
    • bank statements are now filed in Patrick/Gabe's office
    • Scotiabank account to be closed by end of month
    • more $ from ISF? maybe not, 'cause of MediaBox stuff - let's ask.
    • G to put stuff into Google Docs spreadsheet
    • we will invoice all venues whose network memberships have lapsed, and send a venue agreement to those for whom we don't have one on file. We'll then follow up with an in-person visit if we don't hear back from them.
    • Edward will coordinate the mailing. Stamped return envelopes will be included.
    • we will bill for all past fees, but if they ask us to waive old stuff, we will
    • send sticker too!
  • network membership fee policy on multi-router installs
    • from now on, $50/router/year
    • this is now the policy for all new venues, and all existing venues renewals in 2008
    • CSI, 401, SLM, YDS?, DGP?,
  • Dufferin Grove second router assessment
    • should happen as soon as the weather gets nice
  • meeting schedules:
    • quarterly board meetings: quarterly, third Tuesdays
    • volunteer meetings: quarterly, second Tuesdays (beginning in June)
      • volunteer recruitment meeting
    • hacknights: monthly, first Tuesdays
    • socials: Wireless (fourth) Wednesdays
  • policy/enforcement on venues that turn off the router at night
    • Sneaky Dee's + Lettieri + Teriyaki York Mills issue
    • discussion: charge them extra for this “right”, or cut them off?
    • we decided on the latter: we will do everything we can to accommodate their needs/fears, but we won't budge on that the router must be always on/available
  • OneZone channel hogging
    • they're using 1, 6 and 11 at YDS
    • let's research legit use of 2.4, then write a letter to Dobbin, and maybe the City?
    • if he doesn't reply in 60 days, write a letter to the CRTC
    • let's mention it at TTG
  • netneutrality.ca banner on our sites
    • yes
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