Minutes for March 4, 2010
Minutes of the Plone Foundation Board of Directors
Geir called us to order at 12:05pm PDT
Attending: Calvin, Matt, Steve, Geir, Alex, Mark, Roberto
Geir moved approval, Calvin seconded
Quick Committee status reports (IP, Membership, Marketing)
No new reports
Regional conferences, naming, guide. [alex]
Alex reported he's making progress on this.
Revisit: Event funding request, CMSExpo, Enfold systems, Contextual corporation. (Who organises talks? Should other participants contribute? Can they be "symposium"?)
What's our official response to these questions?
Geir: Tentative conclusion from e-mail discussion: Enfold and Contextual should go ahead and organize; no, 'symposium' is not encouraged; no request for participant contributions (to encourage broad access).
Mark: we really need to get these planned out front, and get them into the marketing plan and make it public so that everyone who wants to be involved will be. Mark will update the plan with the conferences we've already added and have it ready to push public.
Limi had to leave (12:25pm)
Steve moved: Enfold and Contextual should go ahead and organize; no, 'symposium' is not encouraged; no request for participant contributions.
Geir & Mark seconded
Geir will notify.
Revisit: Event funding request: Open Source Pacific Asia Conference and Expo, Pretaweb [matt]
Matt is in touch to encourage a refined proposal
Budget for 2010 [geir]
Geir has created a working document that mirrors last year's real budget with corrections for known differences this year. It shows substantial net income, which is not good in the sense that we want to be making good use of our assets.
We discussed what might be missing from this now. Added money to marketing, critical sprint travel fund. This is still a working document that we'll be revisiting and discussing before it becomes official.
Matt: the venue for the annual conference is booked.
Adjourned at 12:55pm PDT
Next meeting March 18th