Minutes for April 30, 2015

Release team formed, strategic summit followup, Bucharest and EuroPython preparations.

Paul called us to order at 20:01 UTC



Attending: Alexander Loechel, Cris Ewing, Crissy Wainwright, Kim Nguyen, Steve McMahon, Paul Roeland
Absent: Carol Ganz (excused)

Approval of the minutes of  April 16, 2015

Cris moved approval, Alex seconded
Unanimously approved

+ check if action items were followed up

Everything appears elsewhere on the agenda

Incoming correspondence

Funding request(s) - two received, no Plone connection. Dismissed.

Sponsorship request(s)
A couple have come in: public thanks have been sent.
Kim also discovered that we’ve some forms that need updating.
Also, one form that wasn’t directed to a useful address.

Release team
Kim has been leading the development of a release team made of up people who have some knowledge of several parts of the release process. The release manager, docs chair, installer chair, comm chair, training chair, marketing. First meeting set for May 13th.

New Business

Strategic summit followup

Executive session on intellectual property issues
No formal action

Executive session on publicity
No formal action

We expect to have a report out on the strategic summit done within the next few days.

Marketing: social media tools

Christina has requested some money (up-to $300) for some social media integration tools.
This was approved by acclamation in board email. We’ve very happy she's undertaking this.

Old Business

Bucharest update

We’re continuing to discuss with them the idea that sponsors will sponsor the foundation, and the foundation will reduce or eliminate its fee.

Ticket sales are to begin soon.

The PF is likely to help form the panel to approve talks and to help with diversity issues. We will have preferential treatment for first-time speakers and will offer mentors to help get proposals and talks together.

We’ve also some potential for a panel on business issues and mentoring.

EU + US trademark renewal

Details are firming up for the US renewal.

Cris moved we make whatever expenditures necessary to renew US renewals. Chrissy seconded.
Unanimously approved.

Steve reported that he’s corresponding on the EU, Switzerland and Russia registrations.

EuroPython preparation update

Still working on poster session and stand.

plone.com/org progress

plone.com receiving good feedback; continuing to work on more stories

plone.org now has an actual, official team.

Review ongoing

  • Executive discussion regarding messages on community.plone.org. No formal action.
  • Steve and Paul noted that the admin team is working on a proposal to purchase/rent some resources.
  • Alex is working on an .edu presentation for Plone Japan.
  • We have a GSOC student, via the umbrella account of the PSF. He is Prakhar Joshi, and he's working on a new safe_html transform, mentored by Timo Stollenwerk and Jamie Lentin.

Adjourned at 21:25 UTC