Minutes for November 13, 2014
Election of officers; choices for unofficial roles; agendas for the new term
In the absence of officers, Paul called the meeting to order
Present: Alex Loechel, Paul Roeland, Kim Nguyen, Chrissy Wainwright, Cris Ewing, Steve McMahon, Carol Ganz
Minutes for October 16, 2014
Alex moved approval
Unanimously approved (Carol and Crissy abstained)
Election of officers (president, vice-president, secretary)
General agreement on Paul to be President
Cris moved, Chrissy seconded
Alex moved Cris
Unanimously approved with Cris abstaining
Carol moved Steve
Confirmation of Treasurer
Jen Myers has served as our treasurer and is willing to do it again
Cris moved, Alex seconded
Membership committee chair
Steve moved that Kim do this
Andy Leeb has volunteered to handle developer agreements
Kim moved that Carol take this role
Security team liaison
Security team liaison
Steve volunteered for this unofficial role, as he’s already on the sec team mailing list.
Cris volunteered to be PyCon coordinator
Alex and Kim: PloneEdu
Cris: Framework team liaison, communication; also with release manager
Kim: roadmap coordination/news
Carol suggested we need at least weekly news; she will help generate news
Chrissy volunteered to generally coordinate generation of news
plone.org: Paul will coordinate
Paul noted that we will need a sponsorship coordinator
Discussion of ideas for the new term
Kim suggested using the PF membership mailing list to work on some community coordination/consensus issues. Take advantage of the membership and give them more of a role.
Paul noted along with Carol that hoping for consensus from the membership is too much, but getting ideas is possible.
Paul/Chrissy suggested polling rather than email list suggestion.
Kim asked if there were ways to coordinate consortium style activities to promote Plone for competition in situations that need a focus.
Carol noted the Intranet Consortium as a currently working example.
Steve discussed the possibility of getting an executive director, a person generally charged with making things happen within the goals of the foundation. First chore to raise own compensation. Would need to be just the right person, highly trusted by the community.
General agreement that this would need to be addressed cautiously in budget terms: payroll can make money disappear fast.
Carol noted that our problem is often lack of project management rather than developers.
Brief executive session
To brief new members on past/ongoing confidential matters
Steve moved adjournment
Next meeting two weeks, 21:00 UTC