Minutes for February 5, 2015
Budget revision approval; Strategic Summit, PyCon, GSOC preparations
Paul called us to order at 21:05 UTC
Present: Paul Roeland, Steve McMahon, Kim Nguyen, Carol Ganz, Alexander Loechel, Chrissy Wainwright, Cris Ewing
Approval of the minutes of Jan 22, 2015
Alex moved approval, Carol seconded
+ check if action items were followed up
Address change has gone through
Input on Upgrade policy
The Framework Team asked for input on upgrade policy
Do we want to say something about what should be officially supported?
We believe the question is about how far we should go back in direct upgrade support.
Steve suggested we offer the advice that this is their choice, but that we see no negative marketing consequences to dropping 2.5 from the direct path. Having it be in sync with the general upgrade policy (the two-major-version security patch policy).
Event funding request
Roel Bruggink of Four Digits let us know that the 4D Anniversary sprint has been designated strategic for Plone 5 by the Framework Team.
Paul suggested we let them know we plan on sponsoring at strategic sprint level and ask if there’s a problem (they asked for somewhat more). Paul will contact.
We received a bid for trademark renewal for European countries. The quote was a little unclear.
Paul suggested we ask for a definite bid for Russian Federation, Switzerland and EU. We also have questions about what’s covered (word and logo?). Make sure that we’re allowed to do this as a US/Delaware corporation.
Steve will draft the request.
Google Summer of Code
The organization application period starts Monday for organizations. Paul will contact Matthew Wilkes to see if he’s willing to help us again.
Budget 2015 (very briefly, finalizing)
Carol and Paul have done a bit more refinement and this should be ready for official approval and publication. Adding the strategic summit left this with a $24,310 projected loss. In past years, we have not spent the full budget, so we may not hit this. Even if we did, we have cash in the bank to cover the loss if necessary.
Crissy moved reapproval as changed
Paul will publish and communicate
Strategic summit preparation
FWT is drawing up a wish list for representation
Team Leaders will be meeting to talk both representation and agenda
Attendance expectations are already high
Some brainstorming about possibilities for making sure the summit has a strategic orientation and not just dropping into tactical/technical.
PyCon preparation update
No response on teleconference equipment loan request. Trying other avenues.
A t-shirt design is done. Obtained poster source. Updating photos. Also found a nice video done by the mountaineers. Looking for more.
Cris is surveying potential attendees.
Kim has compiled the list of responses to the survey. Inviting responses.
Crissy reported that the plone.com design is approaching finalization. Content is still under way. Hopes to have it up and live for PyCon.
Paul reported slow, but continuing, progress on plone.org.
Paul reported that Alex Ghica has let us know that there may be some minor adjustments in conference budget. Conference site may be online by end of February.
Paul has spoken with OSI and Google people to seek diversity support. These were not formal contacts, but were promising.
Adjourned at 22:32 UTC