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  1. General assembly of the FSF Europe
  2. via Farini 70,
  3. Milano,
  4. Italy
  5. June 21st, 2003
  6. 17:05 Opening by the chairman.
  7. By invitation sent on May 9th, 2003 we have come together
  8. to the General Assembly in Milano on Saturday June 21st, 2003.
  9. People attending the Assembly are:
  10. Georg [chairman]
  11. Werner
  12. Alessandro [protocol]
  13. Stefano
  14. Bernhard
  15. Peter is represented by Alessandro by written statement
  16. The chairman confirms that the orderly invitation has been issued in
  17. time and more than one third of the members are represented and
  18. therefore we are resolutionable.
  19. Agenda:
  20. 1. Approval of protocol of 2002 general assembly
  21. 2. Report of Executive Committee
  22. 3. Reports of Extended Executive Committee
  23. 4. Exoneration of Executive Committee and
  24. Extended Executive Committee
  25. 5. Election of new Executive Committee
  26. 6. Election of new Extended Executive Committee
  27. 7. Vote upon desirability of federal structure
  28. 8. Miscellaneous
  29. Point 7 of the agenda was added by written request by Frédéric and Raphael.
  30. There are two requests about additions to the agenda:
  31. A. Change of contract with Georg Greve
  32. B. Future plans for the FSFE.
  33. The agenda is unanimously accepted [6 yes, 0 no, 0 abst]
  34. 1. Approval of protocol of 2002 general assembly
  35. ------------------------------------------------
  36. Everyone receives a printed copy of the 2002 protocol and is given
  37. the time to read it thoroughly.
  38. Approved [5 yes, 0 no, 1 abst]
  39. 2. Report of Executive Committee
  40. --------------------------------
  41. The Executive Committee distributes to every participant a printed
  42. report of activities, and everyone reads it.
  43. The Executive Committee verbally adds information to what's written
  44. in the report.
  45. 3. Reports of Extended Executive Committee
  46. ------------------------------------------
  47. In absence of the Head of Office, the chairman provided a printed
  48. financial overview until June 20th 2003, together with a signed
  49. written communication by Martin Gerwinski, who leads the books on
  50. behalf of Peter Gerwinski, Head of Office.
  51. Peter Gerwinski reported by email on June 21st 2003, before the
  52. beginning of the General Assembly, that for personal reasons he will
  53. not be able to continue to work as Head of Office in the future.
  54. The General Assembly wants to thank Peter for his continued work and
  55. dedication as Head of Office.
  56. 4. Exoneration of Executive Committee and Extended Executive Committee
  57. ----------------------------------------------------------------------
  58. Exoneration of the President:
  59. Approved [6 yes, 0 no, 0 abst]
  60. Exoneration of the Vice President, Jonas Oberg who's been appointed
  61. Vice President in 2001 after Loic Dachary resigned:
  62. Approved [6 yes, 0 no, 0 abst]
  63. Exoneration of the former Vice President, Loic Dachary:
  64. Approved [5 yes, 0 no, 1 abst]
  65. The General Assembly notes that Peter Gerwinski did not provide
  66. official written documents about the rent of the Office rooms and the
  67. t-shirt production in 2001.
  68. On request of the General Assembly, we vote on the following
  69. conditional exoneration:
  70. Peter Gerwinski is exonerated as Head of the Office as soon as he
  71. provides the missing documents in a way that is acceptable to the
  72. Extended Executive Commitee.
  73. Approved [5 yes, 0 no, 1 abst]
  74. 5. Election of new Executive Committee
  75. --------------------------------------
  76. Bernhard Reiter proposes to elect Georg Greve as President of the
  77. FSFE.
  78. Approved [5 yes, 0 no, 1 abst]
  79. Georg Greve accepts.
  80. 6. Election of new Extended Executive Committee
  81. -----------------------------------------------
  82. Stefano Maffulli proposes to elect Jonas Oberg as Vice President of
  83. the FSFE.
  84. Approved [6 yes, 0 no, 0 abst]
  85. Jonas had already informed the General Assembly that he would accept
  86. the position.
  87. Alessandro Rubini proposes to elect Werner Koch as Head of Office.
  88. The General Assembly is happy that Werner offers to take up
  89. responsibility for the Office on this short notice, but the General
  90. Assembly is aware that he will not be able to dedicate as much
  91. time to the position as expected from a regular Head of Office.
  92. Approved [6 yes, 0 no, 0 abst]
  93. 7. Vote upon desirability of federal structure
  94. ----------------------------------------------
  95. The proponents of this point in the agenda are not present to explain
  96. what is desirable.
  97. The General Assembly reckons that the Constitution states that the
  98. FSFE has a federal structure (Paragraph 6.1). The General Assembly
  99. unanimously supports that structure.
  100. After discussion, the General Assembly concludes that it is not
  101. possible to call for a contructive vote.
  102. 8. Change of contract with Georg Greve
  103. --------------------------------------
  104. The FSF Europe wants to enter into a Consultancy Agreement with
  105. Georg Greve.
  106. Due to the financial situation, a continued employment of Mr. Georg
  107. Greve under the conditions of the agreement concluded on August
  108. 1, 2001, is not possible, because the
  109. Federal Insurance Institution For Employees
  110. ("Bundesversicherungsanstalt", "BfA") is further on of the opinion,
  111. that his employment on the basis of that employment contract is
  112. subject to social insurance contributions. A new agreement is proposed
  113. to reflect the necessary legal and factual modifications.
  114. Since the legal counsel of the FSFE, Dr. Till Jaeger, made the new
  115. draft contract available briefly before the general assembly, the
  116. General Assembly appoints the Vice President to sign the contract
  117. after three weeks to allow further checking.
  118. The new contract shall be enacted to be effective starting with Jul
  119. 1st 2003.
  120. The FSFE and Georg Greve agree that the old contract terminates today.
  121. Approved [5 yes, 0 no, 1 abst]
  122. 9. Future plans for the FSFE
  123. ----------------------------
  124. In addition to the more general long-term plans, the General Assembly
  125. wants to stress the need for the following major activities:
  126. - participate as FS counsel in EC projects, such as GNUBILE;
  127. - organize a meeting with our associate organizations and FS activists
  128. around Europe.
  129. Approved [6 yes, 0 no, 0 abst]
  130. 10. Miscellaneous
  131. -----------------
  132. There were no miscellaneous issues brought up.
  133. 19:30. Closed by the chairman.
  134. [ Alessandro Rubini, protocol ] [ Georg Greve, chair, president ]
  135. [ Jonas Öberg, vice-president] [ Werner Koch, head of office ]