If you are interested in contributing to the governance of Plone and have the time and energy to actively participate, we invite you to consider nominating yourself for a seat on the Plone Foundation Board of Directors for the 2023-2025 term.
- Visit the Plone website and log in: Plone.org/login
- Navigate to the nomination page: Nomination Page
- Create a Board Nomination with your name as the title.
- In the summary, write a two-sentence introduction about yourself.
- Upload an 200px / 200px image as Lead Image
- In the body of the page, please include the following information:
- Your identity
- Your reasons for interest in the board position
- The unique contributions you believe you can make to the Plone Foundation
- The name(s) of one or more active Plone Foundation members who endorse your nomination
- Once completed, select "Submit" from the workflow drop-down menu for review.
Deadline for Nominations: October 5, 2023, 17:00 UTC
The election will fill Board seats for two different terms:
- 2023-2025: 3 seats
- 2023-2024: 4 seats
The members who have served the fewest number of terms on the Board would be allowed to serve a two-year term, and the ones who have served the most terms would be allowed to serve a one-year term.
All active members of the Plone Foundation as of October 5, 2023, 17:00 UTC, are eligible to vote. The election will be conducted online from October 5, 18:00UTC to October 6, 2023, until 13:00 UTC.
Results will be announced at the annual meeting during the Plone Conference 2023 in Eibar, Basque Country.
About Board Membership
The Plone Foundation is a not-for-profit, public-benefit organization with the mission to "promote and protect Plone." Board responsibilities include:
- Safeguarding trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property
- Hiring the release manager
- Collaborating with other communities such as Zope, Guillotina, and Pyramid
- Working with various committees, including marketing and membership
- Addressing other community-related matters as needed
Please note that the board does not direct Plone development but facilitates it.
Board meetings typically last 60 to 90 minutes and are held every two weeks via video conference. The timing of these meetings has historically been during daytime hours in America and evening hours in Europe. Active participation is crucial for the board's effectiveness.
- There is a private board mailing list for additional discussions.
- The board focuses on marketing, budgets, fundraising, community processes, and intellectual property considerations.
- Foundation membership is not a prerequisite for board service.
- The Plone Foundation aims to diversify its leadership in terms of gender, ethnicity, and geography.
For any questions regarding the nomination process, please contact the board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: Edited the voting timeline