Minutes for June 2, 2011

Minutes of the Plone Foundation Board of Directors

Housekeeping

Attendance

Attending: Jon, Calvin, Matt, Steve, Toby, MarkElizabeth Leddy, Tom KapankaAbsent: Alex (in Montreal), Geir (excused)

Plone Conference Organizers (Conference Survey)

Who needs to sign contract with SFU?An officer; Calvin will signInsurance: 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.Matt secondedUnanimously approved

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;Jon seconded;Unanimously approved.

Liz & Spanky left call

Approve Minutes for May 19th, 2011 board meeting

Calvin moved approvalMatt secondedUnanimously approved

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 AndréSteve secondedUnanimously approved

Old business

Plone roadmap

Plone 3.3.6 release date: no changePlone 5 roadmap document status

SFLC legal details on patches

Jon moved approval of policy as circulated on email listMatt secondedUnanimously approved

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

New business

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

Deferred.

Creation of a Roadmap Team

Deferred

Sauna Sprint 2011 Funding Request

Request for 700 Euros for sponsorship

Mark moved approval, with thanks!Matt secondedUnanimously approvedMatt 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.Mark secondedUnanimously approved with Matt abstaining

PyOhio Sponsorship Request

Deferred

Licensing policy for Diazo themes

Deferred

Homepage News

Deferred

Adjourned at 1pm