Plone Foundation Board Minutes November 19, 2020



Present: Chrissy Wainwright, Fulvio Casali, Erico Andrei, Paul Roeland, Jens Klein, Victor Fernandez de Alba

Absent: Andy Leeb (excused)

Approval of the minutes of 2020-11-05

  • Paul moved to approve, Erico seconded
  • Unanimously Approved

Action Items


Incoming Correspondence

  •  we got invited for the CMS garden (german language), Paul follows up, Jens gets CC.

New Business

Plone Roadmap (meeting next monday)

  •  make Volto and Classic Plone people come together,
  • avoid future conflicts,
  • we need to agree on a narrative how we are going to sell Plone 6,
  • at the moment we have the narrative we can push it.
  • executive session

Foundation mailing address

  • because of home office foundation mail does not get processed in time, Jen need to drive far to get it
  • looking a solution for physical mail (PO/Box for Jen in her local environment)
  • alternative 15$ scan service
  • probably low volume, so scan service is probaly expensive (Feedback came in while talking: Mostly junk mail)
  • decision: Jen gets PO box
  • forwarding will be setup

Prep for annual meeting

  • happen on friday of conference (see schedule)
  • rough agenda set up

Continued Business

Plone Conference 2020

  • sponsors are coming in, 12 by now, more are expected
  •  lighting talks should be prerecorded, but a few can be live if needed
  • for some participants (i.e. Italian universities) need to be billed afterwards b/c of tax reasons. We support this.
  • have roughly 140 participants, more coming in
  • french track, also for french parts West Africa, reduced ticket prices (also other low-income parts of the world), includes training.
  • good to have more people from other under represented/low income regions, get them in, even below 25$. We have to push that.

Renewal cycle

  • News item prepared as draft, Sally will review

Zope Domain

  • Domain was renewed for 2 years, but not owned by the foundation
  • We think about how to proceed with this in future.

Review Ongoing

World Plone Day

  • Online Event: April, 28th 2021
  • 24h Plone around the world - 6h are already organized

Paul moved to adjourn, Erico seconded

Unanimously approved

Meeting adjourned at 20:47 UTC