Minutes for October 15, 2009

Minutes of the Plone Foundation Board of Directors

Jon called us to order at 12:05pm PDT



Attending: Jon, Matt, Steve,  Nate, Alex
Absent: Geir (sick, excused), Darci
Advisory board: Roberto

Minutes for October 1st, 2009

Jon moved acceptance, Matt seconded
Unanimously approved


Discussion/update: conference scholarship fund.  (Jon)

Toby has made most of the payments to awardees in the past couple of days. The PF will be absorbing a few hundred dollars of wire costs.
There are a few participants from countries that can’t receive wire transfers. They’ll receive payments in cash at the conference. Jarn will serve as an intermediary. All should be well within legal limits.

Update: board election process

Eight or nine nominations in so far. Hanno will act as referee; results will be announced on last day.

Discussion: Process/criteria for funding sprints (Alex)

We have some money that we can possibly use for sprint funding. There’s been past discussion of criteria for sprint funding. Also, Alex has proposed providing some critical funding for some plone-5 key feature sprints.
Alex proposed keeping the strategic P5 sprint issue separate from the possibility of general sprint funding.
Nate: Is the distinction core vs. periphery? Alex: more strategic.
Jon: we can use strategic sprinting for a first test and learn what we want to do with more community-based sprints.
Nate: imagines sponsoring limited, targeted sprints for particular features and community sprints to bring new folks in.
Nate and Matt: amounts in the vicinity of 1-3,000 US can make big differences. Matching seems reasonable. Jon noted that matching would probably not be needed for the strategic sprints.
Jon said he could imagine spending 10k on strategic and 5-10k on bottom-up sprints in the next few months.

Jon Stahl

It was noted that this is the last meeting this year for Jon (who won't be in Budapest). There were several appreciations voiced about what great leadership Jon has provided this year.

Adjourned at 12:50pm PDT