Minutes for April 15, 2010
Minutes of the Plone Foundation Board of Directors
Geir called us to order at 12:05pm PDT
Attending: Matt, Geir, Steve, Mark, Toby (ex-officio)
Not attending: Calvin, Roberto (both excused), Alex
Geir moved approval, Mark seconded
Quick Committee status reports (IP, Membership, Marketing)
Nothing specific that isn’t on the agenda elsewhere
Event funding request: Open Source Pacific Asia Conference and Expo, Pretaweb [matt]
Still following up. Nothing new.
Regional conferences, naming, guide. [alex]
Nothing new. Hopefully soon.
domain acquisition progress? [alex]
Also nothing new.
Budget for 2010 [geir]
Still a work in progress; Mark will have a suggested marketing budget soon.
Call for sponsorships [matt & geir]
Agreed to promotion at upcoming symposia;
Look into badge markers or such for conference; banner for PF Sponsors
Mark will compile a list of accomplishments; will become part of a call on plone.org and quick talks at symposia
Toby will work on converting current sponsors to automatic payment plans.
Relicense request from Laurence Rowe: plone.session
Geir moved; Matt seconded
Marketing Tasks - Next 3 Months [mark]
Mark had e-mailed the board a draft, which we discussed; includes elements for plone 4 prep, promotion of events, updated community information, marketing to special populations, informational publications and conference kit, social-media presence, schwag, case studies.
Working toward more informal “I am Plone” case studies rather than formal documents.
Mark is seeking feedback; trying to get it organized before symposia.
Trademark: Register the word "Plone" in Europe? (2-3000 eur?)
This is the research/initial registration fee; renewal is much cheaper.
Geir moved to authorize Xavier to pursue European registration of a Plone word mark, allocating up to 3,000 Euro.
Geir will notify
It’s Mark’s birthday, and we all wished him a happy birthday.
Adjourned at 12:50pm