Minutes for May 5, 2011

Minutes of the Plone Foundation Board of Directors

Calvin called us to order at 12:05pm PDT



Attending: Jon, Steve, Matt, Calvin, Mark, Alex, Geir, Toby

Plone Conference Organizers

Spanky & Liz unavailable; Jon reported in their absence
Ticketing is being finalized; in negotiation with venue on dates, dates expected soon

Approve Minutes for April 21st, 2011 board meeting

Jon moved approval; Matt seconded
Unanimously approved

Committee Reports (marketing, membership)

Marketing: Nothing new this period
Matt reported that he’s seen the new dzug brochure and it’s excellent
Membership expects to start a new review cycle soon.

Old business

Domain acquisition progress

Offer on the table

Plone roadmap - Plone 3.3.6 release date? Plone 5 roadmap document status

No 3.3.6 progress
Mark will initiate a doc shared a draft on P5

SFLC legal details on patches -- status of new wording

Jon & Steve working on this

New business

Foundation board collaboration tools

Steve & Alex have keys for Google Apps account for plone.org

CEBIT Sydney

PretaWeb has asked if we can fund participation in CEBIT Sydney. OSSPAC was previously approved. Mark asked if we could go ahead and change that given proper form submissions.

Concerns about Plone.Org

Calvin moved we go into exec session; Jon seconded; Unanimously approved.
Executive session complete. No actions.


Matt reported that it is currently owned by one company; it would be good to get it under foundation control. But, it needs to be owned by an Italian company. So action is not really possible.

Survey about Contributions

Geir proposed doing some smaller surveys, more frequently
Mark will work with Geir on text for an initial survey

Real Story CMS Market Analysis

Geir is interested in seeing about having a foundation subscription; thinks the material would be useful marketing and development information. It is expensive.
Matt’s been through report; it’s large and detailed, in-depth.
There would need to be some kind of licensing negotiated.
Possible benefit of foundation membership to have access?
Mark: good expenditure of marketing dollars.
Geir will speak to Real Story to see if something like this may be negotiated.

Fundraising Letter

Mark asked if this is ready to go. General agreement that it should go out.

Query received on Windows Installer

May it be changed to include offer for Enfold proxy download?
General agreement that we do not wish to have any non-open-source software bundled with or suggested by the installers we provide.

Meeting ended at 1:05pm PDT