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Zope Foundation Board of Directors meeting minutes - 2010-11-11


Date and Time: Thursday, November 11, 2010 14:00 UTC
Location: IRC meeting, irc://irc.freenode.net/#zope-foundation
Directors Present:
- Jung, Andreas
- Richter, Stephan
- Theune, Christian
- Vagelpohl, Jens (Secretary)

Guests present:
- none

Agenda
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- Call to Order and welcome to any guests
- Treasurer's report
  - treasurer turnover process
- Membership committee
  - new members since last meeting
- Repository committee
  - new committers since the last meeting
  - repository policy monitoring and community communication
- Message/communications
  - calendar packages for calendar.zope.org
- Projects
  - website progress
- Tabled items
  - domain name transfer Zope Corporation to Zope Foundation
  - migrating the SVN repository to a ZF-controlled host
- New Business
  - revive the non-profit application process
  - events Calendar - vote on launch and soliciting events
  - Vote on support for new EU project FOWABE
  - Vote on valuation of intellectual property held by the ZF
- Arranging the next meeting date
- Adjournment


Call to Order
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In absence of the chairman the secretary, Jens Vagelpohl,
takes the role of acting chair for this meeting. He calls the
meeting to order at 14:07 UTC.


Treasurer's report
------------------
The treasurer is absent so his report is skipped.


Membership committee
--------------------
Contributor Jeff Rush from Richardson/TX has joined the
foundation as nominated member.


Repository committee
--------------------
Alexander Clark and Johannes Raggam have been signed up as
new contributors.

Charlie Clark is still working on a better report format to
provide a more obvious warning to project authors. Any further
steps are currently stalled on this item.


Message/communications
----------------------
The calendar packages issue is dropped from the agenda since
calendar.zope.org works well for the moment.


Projects
--------
Andreas Jung reports that Michael Haubenwallner and Johannes
Raggam are working on the site. They are very close to the
final design. A demo site is available at http://zopeorg.d2m.at/

After checking the results, Andreas will notify the community and
ask for feedback. Unless there are serious issues www.zope.org
will be replaced before the end of the year. Michael Haubenwallner,
Jens Vagelpohl and Andreas Jung will work on redirections etc. for
old content and move the current site to a new address, e.g.
old.zope.org. Michael Haubenwallner is responsible for transferring
content into the new site.


Tabled business
---------------
The domain name transfer and Subversion repository move
items remain tabled.


New Business
------------
The non-profit application issue is postponed to the next meeting
since the chairman and the treasurer are both absent.

The secretary introduces a motion for the absent vice chair to call
the work on the community calendar site at calendar.zope.org finished
and start soliciting event suggestions for it. The motion is seconded
by Stephan Richter and accepted unanimously.

The secretary introduces a motion to allow Xavier Heymans to list
the Zope Foundation as an official supporting organization for the
EU project "FOWABE". The previous boards had extended the same
support to an earlier FOWABE project proposal, which unfortunately
did not succeed. Appearing as a supporting organization does not
put any obligations on the ZF, but if the project proposal is
successful it can translate into software and infrastructure
funding for Zope and related technologies. The motion is seconded
by Christian Theune and passed unanimously.

The secretary introduces a related motion to attempt a valuation
of intellectual property held by the Zope Foundation. This kind
of valuation has already been done by the Plone Foundation[1] and
would help Xavier Heymans attach more weight to the Zope Foundation
as supporting organization on the new FOWABE project proposal.
Christian Theune thinks he knows someone who could handle the
required work. The valuation needs to be done by the end of
November to be of any use for the project proposal. Christian
Theune seconds the motion and it passes unanimously.


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


Adjournment
-----------
The acting chairman adjourns the meeting at 14:28 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 November 11, 2010.

The acting chairman bid the secretary keep these minutes on file.


[1] http://plone.org/foundation/materials/foundation-resolutions/valuation-of-plone-intellectual-property