Minutes for November 15, 2012

Initial discussion of Brasilia proposal; Sub-domain policy for national/regional user groups; Initial budget discussion

In Paul's absence, Érico called us to order at 20:10 UTC.



Present: Érico, Matthew W., Steve, Carol, Matt H.
Missing: Paul, Liz (Paul & Liz excused)

Approval of the minutes of November 1st

Steve moved approval, Matthew seconded
Unanimously approved

New Business

Incoming correspondence

Letter on timing & publicity on security patch. Referred to security team.
Licensing question on user manual — Steve will correspond with principle authors regarding CC licensing; will defer rest to future meeting.

Proposal PloneConf 2013

(Matt joined meeting, 20:17)

We've received one proposal, for Brasilia.

Agreement that we will let membership know we have one proposal, post the proposal, and note that the board will be reviewing it. Ask membership for feedback/questions to board list by one week. Board will set up a board-shared area to collect questions for forwarding to organizers. Formal consideration at next meeting.

Creative Commons Licensing for Plone User Manual

Formal consideration deferred to next meeting pending correspondence

(sub)-domain policy for national/regional user groups.

Steve moved that we set a policy:

Plone user associations for countries should ideally obtain the plone.?? domain name for their country. The Plone Foundation would prefer to be the holder for the domain name if it's legally feasible. Please consult the Plone Foundation, which owns the Plone trademark in many countries, any time you are obtaining a "*plone*" domain name.

If a representative domain name for a country, region or linguistic group is unavailable, the Plone Foundation is willing to provide an *.plone.org hostname, with the first portion being the country, region or language. Plone user associations needing this service should apply to the Plone Foundation by emailing the PF Board. Granting such a hostname will be at the choice of the board, and may be discontinued at any time. Applying groups should be ready to demonstrate to the board that they are an open and inclusive user group for their area.

Matthew W seconded
Unanimously approved

Old business

Budget creating progress (2013 + long-term proposals)

We began working on a shared budget spreadsheet. We still need proposals for marketing, sprint budgets; they should be in by next meeting; plan to finalize budget at Dec 13th meeting.

Discussion of goals and expectations for this term.

Deferred in the absence of full board

Membership Committee progress report

Matthew reported on response to committee membership solicitation. We agreed by consensus to extend the application period to the next meeting to seek some more applications.

Marketing Committee report

Matt reported that the three members of the committee are still trying to get together; communications team mailing list established, seeking more subscriptions.

Discussion of Advisory board members

Deferred to next meeting when more folks will be available.

Plone.com progress/discussion

Matt H: plone.com has good push and is moving forwards slowly.

Adjourned at 20:40 UTC