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
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.
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
Foundation board collaboration tools
Steve & Alex have keys for Google Apps account for plone.org
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.
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.