Minutes for Plone Foundation Board Meeting, April 17, 2008
Attending: Jon Stahl, Steve McMahon, Alexander Limi, Joel Burton
Absent: Nate, Geir, Darci
Minute taker: Steve
- Jon called to order at 12:07,
chairing with Darci absent
- Jon moved approval and publication
of the 4/3/08 and 4/10/08 minutes; Alex seconded, unanimously approved.
- Officer reports (President, Secretary, Treasurer): None
Committee, Project Committee, and Work Group Reports
Membership Committee (Darci)
- No report
Trademark / IP Committee (Geir)
- No report
- Site re-design update (Alex)
On hold for the moment.
By-laws Work Group (Joel)
- Jon, Darci & Steve are meeting about this
Content Policy Work Group (Steve)
- Steve will ask the IP
committee to vet language for a checkbox for licensing;
will bring back to board.
Plone Conference 2008 Planning
- Follow-up on conference date
conflict with Yom Kipur
Discussion: It was the consensus that it would be virtually impossible to make change at this point, and possibly overstepping our authority after a membership vote and approval.
Joel noted that there are some prospects for some ameliorating measures: there may be a day rate for the conference; itmay be able to process videos for that day first.
Motion by Joel: the board regrets this conflict and will work to avoid conflicts with major religious holidays in the future. Seconded by Jon. Passed unanimously.
Text for joint statement with organizers:
The Plone Conference is currently scheduled for October 8-10, 2008 in Washington, DC. Unfortunately, after these dates were selected and announced, we learned that the conference will intersect Yom Kippur, which runs from sundown on October 8 through sundown on October 9th. Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, is the holiest of Jewish holidays, and a day that our Jewish community members spend resting, fasting, and praying with their families.
The Plone Foundation and the ZPUDC conference organizing team deeply regret this conflict. The date of Yom Kippur varies each year, and it flew beneath our collective radar during the conference planning process. Individually, and as a community, we apologize for this oversight. It won't happen again.
- Joel has been working with conference organizers on budget.
- Jon and Joel will provide consulting on sprint topics.
- Jon is working on a draft of a selection process for 2009.
Sponsorship Plan for plone.net (Jon)
- Jon: Ready to be kicked out
Tech team at work; Veda helping on visual.
Sprint Kit section on plone.org (Nate)
- Folder created and handed off to David Siedband
- Plone.Org Infrastructure
We had discussed at earlier meetings the need for a project manager for this.
Jon has had some preliminary discussions with Alan Runyon; he’ll consider taking lead on this.
Meeting adjourned 12:48pm PDT
Next scheduled meeting: May 1, 2008.