Zope Foundation Minutes of a Meeting of the Board of Directors - 2011-11-07
Date and Time: Monday, November 7, 2011 20:00 UTC
Location: IRC meeting, irc://irc.freenode.net/#zope-foundation
- Jung, Andreas
- Rush, Jeff (treasurer)
- Seaver, Tres (chair)
- Smith, Jan (vice chair)
- Vagelpohl, Jens (secretary)
- da Silva, Sidnei
- Call to Order
- Treasurer's report
- treasurer turnover process
- Membership committee
- new members since last meeting
- Repository committee
- new committers since the last meeting
- 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
- International wire transfer options for invoice payment
- ERP5 as alternative to QuickBooks Online
- Purchasing QuickBooks online
- Status update server upgrade
- Sprint branches on GitHub: https://github.com/zopefoundation
- Arranging the next meeting date
Call to Order
The chairman calls the meeting to order at 20:03 UTC and
welcomes Sidnei da Silva as guest.
The treasurer is still in touch with the bank in order to
become a co-signer on the account. He has to deal with two
different regional branches which are providing conflicting
information. Bank statements are still going to Gary Poster
and the electronic mailbox on the bank website. Redirecting
these and getting access to the website requires co-signer
status and a debit card for the account. Since the treasurer
is thus unable to pay invoices at this moment he will ask Gary
Poster to pay outstanding invoices.
No new members have joined since the last meeting.
No new contributors have applied since the last meeting.
The domain name transfer and Subversion repository move
items remain tabled.
The chairman has not managed to reach the foundation accountant
Sean O'Connell by phone.
The treasurer has studied the different options for QuickBooks
Online and is ready to purchase it as soon as he has a debit card
for the foundation bank account. He likes QuickBooks but wonders
if we really need its power and features.
The chairman asks if anyone knows how ERP5 can iterface with the
accountant but no one knows. After Jean-Paul Smets' initial request
to consider ERP5 and the secretary's description of our requirements
we have not heard back from Jean-Paul or any other ERP5 expert.
The last items on the server upgrade task list, moving
download.zope.org and the mailing lists, are on hold until the
secretary finds the time. He wants to make time at the end of
The chairman has added a new agenda item pertaining to code from
"Zope 4 sprint" being put into GitHub instead of svn.zope.org. He
has spoken with Hanno Schlichting, the sprint coordinator, that
unilaterally moving the code to GitHub is not acceptable as GitHub
is independent from the svn.zope.org logins and scrutiny which
ensures only signed contributors can add code. Hanno is now aware
of the issue. As long as the GitHub area remains something like a
scratch pad and the corresponding contributor checks these changes
into svn.zope.org to retain contributor and change history there
should not be any issues.
Arranging the next meeting date
The vice chair will set up a Doodle for the next meeting date.
The chairman adjourns the meeting at 20:30 UTC.
These minutes were written by the secretary, Jens Vagelpohl,
according to the notes taken during the meeting.
These minutes were posted to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing
list and approved by all participating directors on November 13, 2011.
The chairman bid the secretary keep these minutes on file.