Minutes for March 7, 2013
Funding for Content Management Strategie 2013 (NL), Plone Symposium Midwest; two new PF members
Paul called the meeting to order at 21:15 UTC
Attending: Carol Ganz, Érico Andrei, Paul Roeland, Steve McMahon, Matthew Wilkes
Absent: Liz Leddy (excused), Matt Hamilton (excused, at CMS Garden)
Approval of the minutes of February 21st
Carol moved approval, Érico seconded
+ check if action items were followed up
National portal for Romania
Received proposal from Alexandru Ghica which matched our guidelines. Paul will communicate that they should go ahead.
With help from Carol, Paul took the lead on getting us a free Bronze Sponsorship, with condition that we publicize and have a person attend. We'll seek up-to four reps, ideally from the French Plone community.
Proposal for website maintenance
The board received a proposal that we commission some paid work to improve the add-on distribution facilities of Plone.Org.
General agreement that we need requests for support to come from the infrastructure team and they should set priorities.
Érico noted that we would probably first wish to exploit sponsorship opportunities or existing maintenance agreements first.
General agreement we're not interested in this proposal now.
We need to contact the infrastructure team about virtual machine move (which was mentioned in the proposal).
Matthew and Carol will contact the infrastructure team.
Steve will reply to Alex.
Gartner info request
Érico has responded to the request.
Funding request: Plone Symposium Mid-West
Request for $500 for keynote speaker travel
Carol moved approval
Funding request: Beer and Cheese sprint
The request, for $2,000 for a sprint at the PSMW. Topic appears to be framework-related, so we need to ask the Framework Team if they consider it strategic.
Matthew will contact framework team.
Acknowledgement of Jenkins machine sponsorships on Jenkins pages
jenkins.plone.org. Slaved virtual machines.
General agreement that we're happy with this.
Paul will contact Eric.
Publish 2013 Budget, notify membership about our financial strategy
Paul has drafted a message, Carol and Steve have edited.
We'll publish to plone.org, send Paul's letter to the membership.
Steve will take care of this. Carol will make a final editing pass.
All three budgets will be published: master, marketing and sprint.
Funding request: Content Management Strategie 2013 (NL)
Paul has talked to Jean-Paul further about this. Agreement that this will be a vendor-neutral representation of Plone.
This is a very important event for the Netherlands.
Request is for $1,900. Carol noted that our budget for this type of event is $1,000. Paul noted that part of this could come from the promotions budget and be generally useful.
Steve moved allocation of $1,000 from marketing and $400 from publications
Paul will contact Jean-Paul
plonedemo.com and similar sites
Paul has contacted interested parties; discussions continuing.
a11y team revamp and a11y vetting
Paul has reported that there will likely be an accessibility sprint at PSMW. Also interest from community members in NL, Italy.
Matthew reported that the application period is opening in just over a week. Kevin is still leading this up. Matthew is keeping up on it. We need to do some more promotion for our proposals. We've almost a month to get this done.
The membership committee recommends Ramon Navarro Bosch and Philip Bauer.
Matthew moved Ramon, Paul seconded, Unanimous
Matthew moved Philip, Paul seconded, Unanimous
Paul will notify, Steve will add to appropriate lists, groups.
The board also had a brief executive session to hear a report from Matthew on all applications during this period.
Review ongoing: Creative Commons relicensing; plone-user policy, possible trademark infringements, user agreement
Reports from Paul
Armin has reported significant progress on design. The board looked at the draft.
No progress; publication of budget is a key step.
Adjourned at 22:35 UTC