Plone Foundation Board Minutes April 29, 2021

Meeting called to order at 19:04 UTC



Present: Chrissy Wainwright, William Fennie, Erico Andrei, Paul Roeland,  Andy Leeb, Victor Fernandez de Alba, Jens Klein


Approval of the minutes of April 15, 2021

Paul moved to approve, Jens seconded

Unanimously Approved

Incoming Correspondence

  • Martin Michlmayr FOSS foundation research

New Business

  • World Plone Day 


    • Content:

      • 22:15 of content (21h15 new)

      • 56 videos

      • Italy: 110 peak users, 3:11

      • Japan: 25 peak users, 1:30

      • Plone 6 videos: EN, DE, NL, CA, IT, PT-BR, FI

      • To be recorded: JP, ES, EU

      • 16 countries

      • 11 languages

      • > 50 Speakers

      • YouTube channel: 57 new subscribers in the last 7 days (Now to 411)

      • Twitter: 17k impressions during WPD2021, also 161 likes (normally 10)

  • Term limits

    • Brief discussion, probably a good idea but we are not implementing at this time

    • Is this an issue with Plone Foundation Board?

      • Probably not as Board member power is pretty limited

    • What can we do to encourage people to step into Board positions?

      • Maybe a direct personal approach?

      • What else can we do to find new board members:

        • maybe each one of us should find someone to talk to

        • cultural mores sometimes require face to face

    • Diversity is a real issue though, but we have a fairly accurate representation of our community on the Board

    • Building enthusiasm, public events, bring the community together are all elements of success for encouraging diversity

  • Recording/Streaming Steering Circle meetings

    • LiveStream and/or recording? Would need input from the security team

    • Maybe it could limit people's openness during discussions

    • Minutes are recorded already

    • The decision is to not record the meetings

Continued Business

  • Contributor Agreements

    • nothing new yet

  • Plone Conference 2021

    • contract from Loudswarm

      • we (the board) need more time to review

Review Ongoing

  • Erico and Paul had a chat with Sally for a PLOG in fall, Oct 10, 2021
  • 17 Oct 2021 Plone Conf date
  • Back to back Plone action!

    • 2 weeks of EU baby!
  • Maybe do the sprints before the conf
  • Marketing meeting update

    • more short videos
    • planning for Plone 6 communication
  • Erasmus project has started onboarding, internship will be next
  • [Executive Session]

Paul moved to adjourn, Andy seconded

Unanimously approved

Meeting adjourned at 20:15 UTC