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Zope Foundation Board of Directors meeting minutes (2012-11-28)

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 20:00 UTC
Location: IRC meeting, irc://irc.freenode.net/#zope-foundation
Directors Present:
- Page, Rob
- Rush, Jeff (treasurer)
- Seaver, Tres (chairman)
- Smith, Jan (vice chair)
- Vagelpohl, Jens (secretary)

Guests present:


Agenda
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- Call to Order
- Treasurer's report
  - treasurer turnover process
- Membership committee
  - new members since last meeting
- Repository committee
  - new committers since the last meeting
- Old business
  - domain name transfer Zope Corporation to Zope Foundation (tabled)
  - migrating the SVN repository to a ZF-controlled host (tabled)
  - New/revived nonprofit application status
  - PayPal account status update
  - Due and overdue hosting invoices
- New business
  - GitHub / git.zope.org migration
- Arranging the next meeting date
- Adjournment


Call to Order
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The chairman calls the meeting to order at order at 20:04 UTC.


Treasurer's report
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The treasurer filed his report via email to the board list before 
the meeting.

Due to some confusion with vendor charges the banking access at 
Legacy/Texas had been blocked, Jeff managed to clear that up with
customer service. All charges have now been booked correctly and 
should work in the future.

The treasurer has now successfully registered the Zope Foundation
in Texas.

Other items from his report are mentioned under the specific 
Old Business agenda points below.


Membership committee
--------------------
No new members have joined since the last board meeting.


Repository committee
--------------------
Three new contributors have joined:
- Roche Compaan
- Gauthier Bastien
- Giorgio Borelli


Old business
------------
The domain name transfer issue will remain tabled for the moment. 
Rob is still looking to provide information from the Zope Corporation 
side.

The SVN repository migration to a ZF-controlled host remains tabled 
until after the GitHub migration (see New Business).

The treasurer has put together a document with questions from the 
IRS in regard to the non-profit application. The chairman and Rob will
try to answer them as they had been working on the previous application 
attempts.

The PayPal account has moved forward a bit, there's a few more hurdles 
to clear.

The treasurer has wired funds for all open hosting invoices. Now that 
the hosting provider is charging the ZF credit card directly there 
shouldn't be any future requirement to do wire transfers.


New Business
------------
The chairman mentioned that he's working with Microsoft to replace 
expired software licenses for the WinBot/WinBuilder environment.

The secretary delivered a short report on the GitHub migration effort.
He has successfully done test migrations of several packages into the 
zopefoundation account[1] and solicited feedback from several people
familiar with the migration plans, which hasn't really been forthcoming. 
He invites the board members to look at the migrated code to see if 
they notice any problems.

After vetting the test migration the next step is to get a list of 
GitHub IDs from current signed contributors in order to populate the 
"Developers" team in the zopefoundation GitHub organization. Jim 
Fulton has promised to help produce such a list.


Arranging the next meeting date
-------------------------------
The vice chair will set up a Doodle for the next meeting date.


Adjournment
-----------
After an unopposed motion by the secretary to adjourn, seconded by 
Rob, the chairman adjourns the meeting at 20:28 UTC.

These minutes were written by the secretary, Jens Vagelpohl, 
according to the notes taken during the meeting.

These minutes were posted to the foundation-board@zope.org mailing
list and approved by all participating directors on December 2, 2012.

The chairman bid the secretary keep these minutes on file.


[1] https://github.com/zopefoundation