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Zope Foundation Minutes of a Meeting of the Board of Directors - June 15 2011


Date and Time: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 12:00 UTC
Location: IRC meeting, irc://irc.freenode.net/#zope-foundation
Directors Present:
- Jung, Andreas
- Rush, Jeff
- Seaver, Tres
- Smith, Jan
- Theune, Christian
- Vagelpohl, Jens

Guests present:
- da Silva, Sidnei
- Groszer, Adam


Agenda
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- Call to Order
- Election of officers
  - treasurer
- 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
- Projects
  - website progress
- Tabled items
  - domain name transfer Zope Corporation to Zope Foundation
  - migrating the SVN repository to a ZF-controlled host
- New Business
  - New/revived nonprofit application status
  - 2010 tax preparation/interfacing with the accountant
  - Purchasing QuickBooks online
- Arranging the next meeting date
- Adjournment


Call to Order
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The chairman calls the meeting to order at 12:00 UTC and
welcomes the two guests.


Election of officers
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The chairman notes that we need a plan to fill the still-vacant
treasurer position soon. The previous treasurer had gone ahead
and informed the one interested candidate, Jeff Rush, about the
treasurer duties. Jeff is now willing to take the position,
provided Gary loads the current accounting data into the
already-purchased online accounting package. According to Jeff
Gary wants to do so over an upcoming holiday. The chairman
convinces Jeff to take on the position today. The secretary
moves to appoint Jeff Rush as new treasurer and is seconded
by Andreas Jung. The motion passes unanimously, so Jeff Rush is
now the foundation's treasurer.


Treasurer's report
------------------
Since the previous treasurer is absent and the new treasurer has
no data to work with this report is skipped.


Membership committee
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The secretary reports one pending sponsor membership, Nexedi SA
from France. An invoice has been sent out and their membership
will become active when the funds arrive.


Repository committee
--------------------
Andreas Jung reports two new contributors who have signed up
since the last meeting, Joel Bohmann and Martin Peeters. The
chairman mentions that Joel is a student taking part in the
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program. He works on porting
Pyramid dependencies to Python 3.


Message/communications and projects
-----------------------------------
Andreas Jung has been too busy so far this month to make any
real website progress. He hopes to tackle the last remaining
steps during EuroPython this month.


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


New Business
------------
Since all items under New Business require participation by the
previous treasurer they are skipped. The chairman will talk to
the new treasurer and set up contact with the foundation's
accountant some time this month.


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


Adjournment
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The chairman adjourns the meeting at 12:23 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 June 24, 2011.

The chairman bid the secretary keep these minutes on file.