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Zope Foundation Minutes of a Meeting of the Board of Directors - October 29 2008

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 14:00 UTC Location: IRC meeting, irc://irc.freenode.net/#zope-foundation

Directors Present:

Martijn Faassen Rob Page Eric Casteleijn Jens Vagelpohl

Quorum Present: Yes

The chairman calls the meeting to order at 14h03m UTC.


The agenda is accepted as follows:

  • preparing announcement to membership about special meeting concerning bylaws
  • canvassing, proxying
  • planning the copyright transfer to the foundation
  • new.zope.org status
  • miscellaneous
  • adjournment

preparing announcement

Martijn has drafted an announcement which was sent to the list. There are no comments yet, they will be sent through the board mailing list.

canvasing and proxying

The secretary will tally the confirmations and proxies recieved and send a status report to the list.

copyright transfer

The copyright transfer document is ready to go. The transfer will happen after the new bylaws are adopted, but before a new board is elected.


There seem to be no changes on new.zope.org. The underwear icon is still there. Jens sent a mail to Jodok, who forwarded it to the designer. As yet there was no reaction. The designer already indicated being unhappy with the current design implementation.

There are two issues:

  • The content is not ready for release
  • The design is not ready for release

The writing of new content could be kicked into gear by opening the site before a lot of content is ready, but seems like there is a need for a new design, since the old one is not finished, and the designer has put requirements on its use that the foundation is unwilling to comply with.

The discussion is tabled, and Jens will move it to the board mailing list.


No miscellaneous points are raised.


The next ZF BoD meeting is scheduled for Friday, 2008-11-14 14:00 UTC

The chairman adjourns the meeting at 14h24m UTC.

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

These minutes were posted to the [email protected] mailing list and approved by all directors on 2008-10-31.

The Chairman bid the Secretary keep these minutes on file.