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Zope Foundation Minutes of a Meeting of the Board of Directors - September 24 2009

Date and Time: Thursday, September 24, 2009 15:00 UTC
Location: IRC meeting, irc://irc.freenode.net/#zope-foundation
Directors Present:
- Faassen, Martijn
- Jung, Andreas
- Richter, Stephan
- Seaver, Tres
- Vagelpohl, Jens


Agenda
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- Call to Order
- Treasurer's report
    - Non-profit status update
- Operational Issues
    - Status CRM
- Membership Committee
    - New members since last meeting
- IP Committee
    - Updated copyright transfer agreement for commits made
      in "limbo time".
- Repo committee
    - New committers since last meeting
    - Changing the copyright attribution in the repo to the
      foundation
- Message
    - Getting the message out that Zope 3 has now been
      refocused as "Zope Toolkit".
- Website
    - website progress
- New business
    - Zope talks at PyCon
- Next meeting


Call to Order
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The chairman calls the meeting to order at 15:00 UTC.


Treasurer's report
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The treasurer is not present so this point is skipped.


Operational issues
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The secretary is still waiting for the necessary database
changes to be applied on our SugarCRM instance by the
treasurer.


Membership Committee
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The secretary reports that no new members have joined the foundation
since the last board meeting.


IP Committee
------------
The chairman is still waiting for the copyright assignment agreement
from Rob Page in his function as Zope Corporation representative.


Repo committee
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The contributor process is now documented on docs.zope.org[1].
In the future, the ZF aims to publish a full list of contributors.

Six new contributors have signed up since the last meeting:

- Souheil Chelfou (trollfot)
- Takeshi Yamamoto (tyam)
- Jan-Carel Brand (jancarel)
- Cillian de Roiste (cillian)
- Patrick Gerken (do3cc)
- Timo Stollenwerk (tisto)

Further progress on the copyright statement changes inside the
Zope Foundation repositories is blocked until the "limbo time"
copyright assignment agreement has been signed.


Message/Website
---------------
Andreas Jung reports that the zope2.zope.org website[2] will
go live at the end of September, to coincide with the release
of Zope 2.12.0. As far as the current www.zope.org is concerned,
he is working on a concept together with its webmaster, Michael
Haubenwallner. The concept may ask for a budget to be allocated
by the Zope Foundation, which is receiving positive feedback from
the board. The details will be discussed once Andreas presents
his plans. The chairman wants to ensure that content created
by Brad Allen and others at PyCon is integrated into this new
www.zope.org site. He agrees to provide the content to Andreas
who will integrate it.

The ZTK and its message are progressing. Stephan Richter believes
that a release and a consistent story line can be done within
a month.


New business
------------
Stephan Richter reminds the board that the talks submission
deadline for PyCon is approaching. He himself has volunteered
for the form development panel, and the board chairman would
like to see at least a few Zope talks for PyCon. He suggests a
talk about the ZTK and its progress on dependency refactoring.
Stephan Richter will spend some time working on such a talk.


Adjournment
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The chairman asks the vice chairman to solicit suggestions and
opinions for the next meeting date. The results will be announced
on foundation-board@zope.org once they are ready.

The chairman adjourns the meeting at 15:24 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 directors on September 25, 2009.

The Chairman bid the Secretary keep these minutes on file.

[1] http://docs.zope.org/developer/becoming-a-contributor.html
[2] http://zope2.zope.org