Minutes for April 1, 2010

Minutes of the Plone Foundation Board of Directors

Geir called us to order at 12:05pm PDT



Attending: Matt, Calvin, Geir, Steve, Mark, Alex
Toby (ex officio)
Absent: Roberto

Minutes For March 18th

Geir moved, Mark Seconded
Unanimously approved

Quick Committee status reports (IP, Membership, Marketing)

Marketing: there will be a marketing spring at the PSE, we want as many folks as possible.
There may be provisions for virtual attendance. Hopefully, something can be coordinated with the European Symposium, since the marketing work should be as international as possible.

Old business

Event funding request: Open Source Pacific Asia Conference and Expo, Pretaweb [matt]

Still working on refinement of proposal

Regional conferences, naming, guide. [alex]

Coming today

domain acquisition progress? [alex]

No report (alex left early)

Budget for 2010 [geir]

We discussed investing some of our funds in term investments.
Ideas: 1/3 accessible money market, 1/3 6-month CD, 1/3 12-month CD
Steve moved we authorize Toby to invest up-to 30k, up-to 6-month CD, 30k 12-month CD, rest money market
Geir seconded
Unanimously approved
General budgeting: we need to re-market/re-publicize plone sponsorships, or we’re going to have an income drop. Matt, a report on what we’ve done with the money in the last year would be a good idea.

Mark left the meeting (12:25pm)

New business

PSE Sponsorship Reqest

The board received a request for sponsorship funds for Plone Symposium East. We didn’t have this in the sponsorship budget for this year, and haven’t sponsored symposiums in the past. Noted that some past symposiums have had substantial sponsorship from Plone companies.
No action on this. Geir will notify that we’re not going to do this and relate our reasoning.

Sprint sponsorship request, EESTEC Plone sprint in Helsinki, July 2010

Low-cost event using university facilities, students, bring in new folks. Lots of leverage for this sort of spending through potential to bring in more new blood.

Geir moved a 700 Euro sponsorship of the EESTEC Plone sprint in Helsinki, ask for report.
Steve seconded.
Unanimously agreed.
Geir will notify.

Adjourned at 1:15pm PDT