Minutes for November 11, 2010

Minutes of the Plone Foundation Board of Directors

Geir called us to order at 12:10pm



Attending: Mark, Jon, Alex, Steve, Matt, Geir, Toby, Calvin

Approve minutes Minutes for annual membership meeting, October 27th, 2010

Geir moved approval; Jon secondedUnanimously approved

Board Minutes for October 21

Deferred to next meeting

Appoint officers for new board term 2010-2011 (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer)

TreasurerToby is willing to serve again; Geir moved Toby for treasurer; Steve secondedUnanimously approvedPresidentMark nominated Calvin; Matt secondedGeir nominated Steve; Jon secondedSteve and Calvin temporarily left the meetingCalvin selected; Calvin and Steve abstained

Geir handed over chairing of the meeting to Calvin

Vice PresidentSteve nominated Matt; Geir secondedUnanimously approvedSecretaryGeir nominated Steve; Calvin secondedUnanimously approved

Appoint advisory board members?

Tabled for 2 weeks

Old business

Domain acquisition progress

Calvin still working on this; slow progress making contact

Diversity Statement

Discussed various posting locations on plone.org, including foundation policy section, dev.

Fundraising /sponsorship note to members

Mark’s mailing didn’t reach the list; Tabled

Trademark issue (closed session)

Moved into executive session at 12:55pmLeft executive session at 1pm; no action

New business

Diazo ownership and licensing

Board has received request from Laurence Rowe to relicense under modified BSD.Diazo is currently moving into Foundation control.Steve moved relicensing of Diazo under modified BSD; Geir secondedUnanimously approvedSteve moved we accept transfer of diazo.org to foundation; Jon secondedUnanimously approved

Sponsorship request (EESTEC Neoplanta sprint)

Jon moved approval of 200 Euro for sprint sponsorship; Geir seconded.Unanimously approved

Plone tuneup awards?

Discussed possibility of making some sort of contribution on behalf of tuners. Perhaps a conference scholarship fund?

Hardware needed?

Calvin will serve as liaison to plone.org admins group

Deferred items:


  • Approval of standard boilerplate text about Plone and Plone Foundation for inclusion on all Plone press releases.
  • Recording the e-mail vote on the 3.x release manager.
  • E-Mail vote 4-0 in favor; confirmed unanimously
  • Committers/contributor agreement auditing  (how can we make sure all committers have signed the agreement? Is our process solid enough?)
  • Creation of events calendar for foundation-sponsored events
  • Guidelines for hosting User Group websites on Plone.org
  • Committees

Adjourned at 1:30pmNext meeting Nov 18th.