Plone Foundation Board Minutes April 13, 2023

Meeting called to order at 19:05 UTC


Present: Erico Andrei, William Fennie, T. Kim Nguyen, Martin Peeters, Paul Roeland

Excused: Jens Klein, Kim Paulissen


Minutes from meeting of 30 March 2023

The minutes were reviewed and corrected. Martin Peeters moved to accept the minutes as revised, and T. Kim Nguyen seconded.

Passed unanimously

Action Items

Budget letter - Erico to ask T. Kim - next time

Knowledge-base follow-up - See Continuing Business

Sponsors management - See Continuing Business

Incoming correspondence


New Business

Cyber Resiliance Act

[ Executive Session ]

European Union legislation saying that those who provide software solutions must be responsible for performance. We are too late to make a comment on this. To be monitored. We will write a letter of support to OSI on the issue.

Continuing Business

Erico message about budget - The budget message is still being developed - to be reported on next meeting

Knowledge-base solution for the Foundation and Plone teams

[ Executive Session ]

We are looking to use Quaive as a knowledge base. Implementation will be explored by the AI team, and it may be useful to other teams.

Google Summer of Code (GSoC)

We have lots of proposals and two weeks to rank. Many thanks to Éric Bréhault for doing the review.

Plone Conference 2023

Good progress by CodeSyntax team. Accommodations and travel options are well developed. There is good support from the City of Eibar.

Sponsorship - T. Kim Nguyen has produced a first draft of a report; thanks Erico for his work on the sponsors database(on the site. The number of GitHub sponsors is growing (

Contributor Agreement Digitization - Paul reports this is not finished and a first draft is available for comments. He hopes to have a final draft by 18 April.

Zope Foundation funds - We are moving this to a top-priority. William Fennie will write to Matthew Wilkes to bring him up to date and ask for a meeting withthe Board.

Review Ongoing

World Plone Day - review of streaming platform next week.

Plone Podcast - T. Kim Nguyen is restarting Season 3 of the podcast for World Plone Day has a new theme and easier architecture - many thanks to Steve Piercy and others

Strategic Sprints - We are considering a major sprint to be hosted outside Europe


Paul Roeland moved and Martin Peeters seconded that the meeting be adjourned.

Unanimously approved.

Meeting adjourned at 20:33 UTC