Three Members Join the Plone Foundation

Our newest Plone Foundation members are Christine Baumgartner, Kim Paulissen, and Rikupekka Oksanen

The Plone Foundation welcomes 3 new members after unanimous confirmation by the Foundation's Board of Directors on August 1, 2019. Membership in the Foundation is conferred for significant and enduring contributions to the Plone project and community. The Plone Foundation Membership Committee overwhelmingly recommended each applicant for their ongoing contributions to Plone.

Christine Baumgartner

Christine is the "Partner" in Klein & Partner KG, a founding member of the BlueDynamics Alliance. She has been part of the Plone community since the (second) Vienna Plone Conference in 2005. In 2006 she began organizing the first of many sprints: the Golden Roof Sprint 2006, Castle Sprint 2017, and five (!) Alpine City Sprints in Innsbruck, where for the past two years they have been joined by Zope core contributors. To reward sprinters for their hard work, she has organized noteworthy excursions to promote team building and forge long lasting personal connections in the Plone community and between the Plone and Zope communities. 

Kim Paulissen

Kim is a senior software developer and avid Plone Conference attendee, starting with Plone Conference 2010 in Bristol, then San Francisco (where she gave two talks), Arnhem, Bucharest, Barcelona, and, most recently, she participated in the Plone Open Garden Sprint 2019. She will join the ranks of Plone Conference trainers when she helps give the Mastering Plone Training at the Plone Conference in Ferrara this October. Kim has contributed code and many bug fixes for Plone and its add-ons, and she is co-maintainer of the collective.ckeditor package.

Rikupekka Oksanen

Rikupekka has been using and promoting Plone at the University of Jyväskylä since 2004 (and Zope since 2002) where there is a huge Plone presence. He started at first as a web developer then later took on project management, customer support, and trainer roles, training hundreds of people to use Plone. Rikupekka has been blogging since 2009 about Plone, has presented at Plone conferences since 2014, and organized the renowned 2017 Sauna Sprint.


The Foundation is the trustee for Plone's intellectual property, works to protect and promote Plone, and has over 80 active members.

The Plone Foundation encourages applications from long time contributors to the Plone project and community. Learn more about the Foundation membership and the application process.