Minutes for November 29, 2012
Approval of sprint budget, setting criteria for strategic; Wine Sprint funding approved; approval of Brasília Plone Conference proposal.
Called to order at 21:10
Present: Paul, Carol, Steve, Matthew W, Matt H, Érico, Liz
Approval of the minutes of November 15
Matt H moved approval, Érico seconded
Unanimously approved (Paul, abstaining)
- Local Plone promoting info sheet; referred to marketing
Concern was about a commercial operation named and themed in a way that might cause confusion with Plone itself.
General agreement that we’ve no urgent problem with this, but will work on a policy. Paul will contact to encourage the general initiative and indicate our willingness to work with this initiative to get longer-term agreement.
- Wine sprint funding request - in agenda
- Funding request: Schwag - Carol will help organize response; this is under marketing budget.
Strategic sprints discussion
Liz proposed we budget for 4 big ($3,000 each) and 6 smaller ($1,500 each) “strategic” sprints, 15 community sprints with a total $29,500 budget. Liz expressed confidence that improved fundraising can cover this. This will cover Jan-Dec.
Matt H recommended we have flyers or banners for strategic sprints that list all the major sponsors.
Steve moved approval of sprint component of budget as proposed by Liz
Unanimously approved (Carol abstained, due to missing discussion)
Liz moved that “strategic” sprints be approved by us based on proposals from Plone team leaders. Board will make final determination on which sprints qualify. Board may also initiate.
Paul noted the need to encourage diversity. Steve noted that this is both to encourage diversity by bringing well-known folks to new places and new people to established places.
Paul: also diversity in topics: not just developer-driven sprints. Encourage diverse attendance in terms of interests, skills. Documenters, project leaders, for example, as well as coders.
Liz will reach out to team leaders
“Community” sprints: board will accept proposals; require at least a certain #; this is to cover “pizza” and schwag level funding. Plone-related. Blog post to planet required before reimbursement.
Marketing budget will include schwag possibilities
Liz will work on updating form.
Matthew noted that we have a proposal for a Wine Sprint in Cape Town. There is planning for a simultaneous Munich sprint. Liz noted that esteele is willing to take some planning role.
Matthew W moved approval of Wine Sprint as small strategic sprint, budgetting $1,500.
Paul will contact
Funding request: Schwag
This type of request will generally be handled under marketing budget. 6FU maintains a set of supplies.
Still in draft status. Organized around events, both conference and opens source. Some cash for events. Schwag for both types. Event list is being updated.
Current draft is for roughly $30,000 for events,
$20,000 for schwag. This will need more refinement, and will need to be put up against the expected revenue side of the budget before finalization.
The spreadsheet for this will move to the collective board area for comments
Oh Roadmap team, where art thou?
Nothing seems to be happening.
We need to push this team back into action, push it to have some leadership. General agreement that we need to prod them into becoming a genuine community-based team with its own sustainable membership.
Liz will communicate.
plone.org team in the making
Liz proposed we ask
Ramon Navarroto take leadership on this. He’s indicated some willingness to do this.
Discuss raising money for next year
Liz discussed a plan for reaching out to both companies and individuals. Plan for push into end of year. Individual contributions might raise several thousand.
Liz proposed we continue with email discussion
Discuss recovering lost sponsorships
Liz had some analysis of benefits of sponsorship. Noted that providers listing really isn’t all that useful at the moment. Matt noted general uselessness of providers list: it lacks even good geographical breakdown.
$21,000; $35,000 might be possible if we actually improve.
Possibility for a PF t-shirt with sponsors on back
Proposal Ploneconf 2013 (Brasília, Brazil)
Guests for this agenda item: Tânia Andrea, Marcio
We’ve received a conference proposal from the Brazilia team, also an update, and correspondence about questions.
Paul asked if anyone had any points to discuss
Liz asked about the network proposal and backup plans.
Liz moved accept proposal, Matthew seconded
Unanimously approved (Carol was momentarily off the call)
Guests left meeting
Érico will generate a news item, ask Rose to edit.
Creative Commons Licensing for Plone User Manual
Paul and Steve will coordinate finishing of this. We’ve received go-ahead from principal authors.
Agreed by consensus
Budget creating progress (2013 + long-term proposals)
Discussion of goals and expectations for this term.
Tabled for this meeting
Membership Committee progress report
Proposal hasn’t been pulled together yet.
Marketing Committee report
Nothing more than was already part of discussions
Discussion of Advisory board members
Will be first on old-business agenda for the next meeting.
Work continuing; plone.com is currently redirecting to plone.org
Adjourned at 22:50 UTC