Plone Foundation Board Minutes August 3, 2023
Meeting called to order at 19:02 UTC
Present: Erico Andrei, William Fennie, T. Kim Nguyen, Kim Paulissen, Martin Peeters, Paul Roeland
Absent: Jens Klein
Minutes from meeting of 6 July 2023
The minutes were reviewed and corrected. Martin Peeters moved to accept the minutes as revised, and T.Kim Nguyen seconded.
There was no meeting on July 20.
Budget letter - Continued business, still in development
Reviewing Plone domains - Continued business
Sponsorship drive - Continued business
Review of Python Software Foundation Bylaws - New business
Laura Stephens re Plone Conference sponsorship - T. Kim Nguyen responded; Six Feet Up are sponsoring the conference.
Plone Foundation Bylaws
A proposal will be prepared for Foundation members explaining the rationale for a change to the bylaws; Paul Roeland will draft. This relates to the term-of-office for Board members and a regime of rotating terms so that only a portion of the board comes up for a vote in a given year.
Erico message about budget - The budget message is still being developed.
There remain one or two open issues of the Plone domain name and / or trademark needing resolution. Martin Peeters is working on this.
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) - The project is going well. All projects passed the first test. The board will take up the question of how to fund students for attendance at a Plone conference during the next meeting. International travel restrictions are posing challenges to our process.
Conference sponsors welcome ! Many thanks to those who are now sponsors, and to CodeSyntax, the hard working organizers of this event. https://2023.ploneconf.org/sponsors
[ Executive Session ]
We are working on making adjustments to the front page for better display of our sponsors. T. Kim Nguyen is working on a sponsorship drive.
Contributor Agreement Digitization
Paul Roeland continues to work on the finding the right platform, including hosted or self-hosted options.
Zope Foundation funds
Progress continues on this effort, albeit at a snail's pace. William Fennie is working with Matt Wilkes to get to the next step.
Many thanks to Eric Steele for coordinating / overseeing the Steering Circle efforts.
Marketing - A membership form is under development; an email message will direct those who wish to become members.
We encourage all users, as well as developers, to submit content for Plone.org
The marketing team is working on a revamped Plone Tuneup - a regular meet up to wrangle and resolve issues.
William Fennie moved and Martin Peeters seconded that the meeting be adjourned.
Meeting adjourned at 20:08 UTC