Minutes, January 22, 2009
Minutes of the Plone Foundation Board of Directors
Present: Matt, Jon, Steve, Darci, Nate, Geir, Alex
Advisory Board Members: Roberto
Minutes for January 9, 2009
Jon moved approval, Darci seconded
[Steve will note in e-mail to membership that Symposium issue is moot due to withdrawal of proposal.]
Plone.org move to Six Feet Up
Geir is back from a break, and will follow up with 6FU
Now have five sponsors, all standard at a variety of sizes.
Jon is logging them on Plone.Org and Plone.Net.
Approval of new Foundation members, based on recommendations from Membership Committee
Recommendations from PF Membership Committee
Approval recommended for:
* Darci Hanning
* Jonathan Lewis
* Joël Lambillotte
* Robert Niederreiter
Jon moved acceptance for membership.
Unanimously approved with Darci abstaining
MC Committee recommended turning down the following applications:
* Christian Gubser
* Jean-mat Grimaldi
* Kurt Bendl
* Marc Pampols
* Ben Mason
* Donna Snow
* Ricardo Alves
Darci moved to not approve these
It was noted that several will be ready with just a little work on their applications or additional contributions.
Darci will notify and take care of the list additions, etc.
Marketing Committee Reboot
[Limi left conversation (12:25), may return.]
Nate reviewed some operations proposals including ~10 member committee; Evangelism will be a group within Marketing Committee. Meeting alternate weeks. Nate is contacting prospects to discover interest.
NTEN Science Fair
Nate: NTEN will be having an exhibit area at the beginning of its next meeting. Nate thinks it's a good opportunity, and with the concurrence of Jon, sent in a registration form. Done before board meeting to meet deadline. Bouth fee is very modest. Jon: we'll have no problem staffing it.
Jon thinks this will be a good opportunity to work on marketing tools that can be used in similar situations.
Jon moved authorizing up to $1,000 to join NTEN and get a booth.
[Alex rejoined 12:38]
Geir noted a letter to the board from Xavier proposing that we have a de facto
process for approving developer certification: the approval process for contribution to the core. Geir noted that this points to a possible pattern for developing certification by regularizing existing processes. Steve noted that this does not cover integration. Matt noted that it covers individuals, not companies. Jon noted how hard it is to deal with all this in an open-source community.
Alex noted possibility of certifying integrators on basis of criteria met: e.g., # of sites deployed. Steve noted desirability of valuing contribution. Geir noted that we already have that part: foundation membership.
Discussion item only on this item; no action.