Minutes for May 13, 2010

Minutes of the Plone Foundation Board of Directors


Geir called us to order at 12:03pm


Present: Matt, Mark, Steve, Roberto, Geir, Calvin, Alex (12:09)
Absent: None

Approve minutes http://plone.org/foundation/meetings/minutes/minutes-for-april-29-2010 

Geir moved approval,  Calvin seconded.
Unanimously approved

Quick Committee status reports (IP, Membership, Marketing)

Mark noted the great success of World Plone Day, and we thanked Roberto for his leadership.

Old business

Event funding request: Open Source Pacific Asia Conference and Expo, Pretaweb [matt]

Matt is working with Virginia on getting a formal proposal.

Regional conferences, naming, guide. [alex]

To be refined in e-mail discussion.
domain acquisition progress? [alex]
We’ll move this chore to Steve or Jon if Joel isn’t available.

Call for sponsorships [matt]

Geir suggested a meeting in one week so that we’ll have the ability to plan this to have announcements ready for the two Symposia.

Potential GPL infringement [geir]

We’ve received advice that GPL 3 may allow for additional clauses, for example advertising/attribution requirements. We have a developer that has an advertising requirement for their add-on.
General agreement that this is not in the spirit of our community, independent of licensing. What do we want to do?
Geir: suggested beginning with informal communication. General agreement. No formal action.

New business

Marketing tasks next 3 months [Mark]

The marketing committee has a six-month plan
Geir moved to approve and endorse the plan. Matt seconded.
Unanimously approved. 

Marketing/Evangelism comittee discussion? [Mark]

Entered executive session at 12:46pm to discuss broad foundation marketing/evangelism strategy

(Alex had to leave 12:56pm

Left executive session 1pm. No action.

Adjourned at 1pm.

Next Meeting May 20th.