Minutes for June 2, 2011
Minutes of the Plone Foundation Board of Directors
Attending: Jon, Calvin, Matt, Steve, Toby, Mark
Elizabeth Leddy, Tom Kapanka
Absent: Alex (in Montreal), Geir (excused)
Plone Conference Organizers (Conference Survey)
Who needs to sign contract with SFU?
An officer; Calvin will sign
Insurance: Liz & Spanky are working on insurance; not expected to be expensive
Steve moved we authorize Calvin to execute a conference rental space agreement with SFSU for $23,320 and a separate insurance agreement with a to-be-determined party for up-to $1,000.
Site and ticket sales to begin by Monday; Early-bird tickets will be limited
Steve moved to authorize payment of $6,630 for rental-space reservation;
Liz & Spanky left call
Approve Minutes for May 19th, 2011 board meeting
Calvin moved approval
Committee Reports (marketing, membership)
The Membership Committee has completed a round of review; have two unanimous recommendations:
- Timo Stollenwerk
- André Nogueira
Jon moved approval Timo and André
Plone 3.3.6 release date: no change
Plone 5 roadmap document status
SFLC legal details on patches
Jon moved approval of policy as circulated on email list
Jon will post policy at http://plone.org/foundation/materials
Real Story CMS Market Analysis License Request
Geir has negotiated a couple of possible arrangements for getting a certain number of copies of the report. 20 or 100 licenses. 20 licenses: USD $10,000 ($500 per), 125 licenses: USD $20,000 ($160 per).
Discussion of possible ways of allocating these inside the foundation workers (like marketing, board) and sponsor members. Can we justify buying 20 licenses?
Steve suggested deferring action until we have Geir available. Jon suggested polling the foundation membership for interest level.
Discussion will continue on mailing list.
Windows installer change
Deferred due to short time available
ZEA Indian Trademark Transfer
General agreement that our Trademark communications are currently confused, and that we need some additional advice. Jon suggested recontacting David Powsner, who has helped us pro bono in the past. Toby will send the board a report on existing US marks; Matt will contact David.
Possible trademark abuse
Creation of a Roadmap Team
Sauna Sprint 2011 Funding Request
Request for 700 Euros for sponsorship
Mark moved approval, with thanks!
Matt will communicate
Strategic Sprint Funding
Steve moved allocation of $2,000 travel expense fund for Bristol UI Sprint with Matt making disbursement recommendations; plus, $2,000 for release-manager travel expenses for upcoming sprints.
Unanimously approved with Matt abstaining
PyOhio Sponsorship Request
Licensing policy for Diazo themes
Adjourned at 1pm