Plone Foundation Board Minutes May 11, 2023
Meeting called to order at 19:03 UTC
Present: Erico Andrei, William Fennie, Jens Klein, T. Kim Nguyen, Martin Peeters
Excused: Kim Paulissen, Paul Roeland
Minutes from meeting of 26 April 2023
The minutes were reviewed and corrected. Martin Peeters moved to accept the minutes as revised, and T. Kim Nguyen seconded.
Budget letter - Continued business
Report on existing sponsors - Continued business
Paul Roeland - Plone Foundation received 5 contributor projects from Google Summer of Code - Continued business, update next meeting
Laura Stephens - Python Web Conference 2023 statistics - Continued business
Erico message about budget - The budget message is still being developed
Google Summer of Code (GSoC)
[ Executive Session ]
Board members will research various aspects of how to fund GSoC students to participate in the annual Plone conference. Factors are travel, accommodations, food, and conference registration fees. Some students may face very long processing times for travel visas.
One metric for GSoC success - is the student still working with Plone one year later ?
Plone Conference 2023
Due to family commitments, Kim Paulissen has passed coordination of the conference training program to T. Kim Nguyen.
Location - venue looks good; connectivity needs to be beefed up a bit. For trainings and sprint the local team is in promising discussions to secure the location.
Promotion - CodeSyntax is working with the City Council communications manager. Marketing team continues to report on developments - Call for Papers and Call for Trainings have been publicly announced.
Conference sponsors welcome !
[ Executive Session ]
T. Kim Nguyen continues to work on the sponsorship page and workflow.
Contributor Agreement Digitization - Paul is working on an issue with the signing platform. We expect news by next meeting.
Zope Foundation funds - We are seeking legal counsel for guidance before proceeding.
Marketing team improved the message about how to enroll as a sponsor
William Fennie moved and Martin Peeters seconded that the meeting be adjourned.
Meeting adjourned at 19:53 UTC