Plone Foundation Board Minutes February 17, 2022

Meeting called to order at 20:04 UTC



Present: William Fennie, Érico Andrei, Paul Roeland,  Andy Leeb, Víctor Fernández de Alba

Absent: Jens Klein (excused), Kim Paulissen

Approval of the minutes of Jan 20

Andy moved to approve, William seconded

Approval of the minutes of Feb 3

Paul moved to approve, Victor seconded

Unanimously Approved

Action Items

  • Érico: Talk to T.Kim / Carol about the Python Web Conference swag bag
  • Paul: GSoC: application status

    • call for mentors
    • Feb 21 is deadline
  • Jens: / domains

    • AI team will contact appropriate parties
  • Jens: Zope Foundation monies

    • no feedback yet
  • William: News Item about Board priorities

    • written and published- Thank You William!

Incoming Correspondence

  • China domain registration

    • has been resolved
  • [Executive Session]

New Business

  • Sponsorship discussion - Thank you Fulvio!

    • most sponsors use PayPal, routed to Fulvio
    • some direct wire transfers to the Foundation
    • Fulvio has to reconcile his records with the treasurer's
    • website has some content-types that would need to be updated for Plone 6
    • Fulvio has a CRM set up to assist with administrative tasks, report reconciliation requires some effort
    • some coordination between Treasurer and Fulvio would be helpful
    • donation vs sponsorship
    • outreach/social media needs someone, maybe work with marketing team
    • maybe a viewlet/portlet to show and solicit donations on our documentation
    • possible avenues for soliciting donations 

      • maybe a message like the one that appears when brew install neovim in the pip install plone output
      • maybe in the welcome to plone for new contributors
      • maybe embedded in youtube videos
      • maybe in github templates
      • page after the installation of plone
    • we need a way to engage with active companies that may not yet be part of the community
  • Membership Committee recommendations

    • Victor has presented us with our new candidates

      • all three have been approved by Membership Committee
      • Alexandro, Andy motioned, Erico seconded, Unanimously Approved
      • Giulia, William motioned, Victor seconded, Unanimously Approved
      • Pierro, Paul motioned, Andy seconds, Unanimously Approved

Continued Business

  • GSOC application

    • update above
  • Zope Foundation Funds

    • nothing new
  • Marketing Team

    • push for more events on website
    • members should include twitter handles so can be included in tweets
    • social media plays a bigger role, marketing team is ramping up on these efforts

      • look for instagram updates on Thursdays

Review Ongoing

  • x

Andy moved to adjourn, Erico seconded

Unanimously approved

Meeting adjourned at 20:54 UTC