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
+ check if action items were followed up
Everything appears elsewhere on the agenda
Funding request(s) - two received, no Plone connection. Dismissed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 receiving good feedback; continuing to work on more stories
plone.org now has an actual, official team.
- 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