Zope Foundation

Zope Foundation logo

Zope Foundation Board of Directors Meeting minutes - 2010-07-07

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 12:30 UTC
Location: IRC meeting, irc://irc.freenode.net/#zope-foundation
Directors Present:
- Jung, Andreas
- Seaver, Tres (Chairman)
- Smith, Jan (Vice chairman)
- Vagelpohl, Jens (Secretary)

Guests present:
- none

- Call to Order
- 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
  - Zope Summit update
  - calendar packahes for calendar.zope.org
  - support for Windows builds
- Projects
  - website progress
- Tabled items
  - domain name transfer Zope Corporation to Zope Foundation
  - migrating the SVN repository to a ZF-controlled host
- New Business
  - request for donations by ZPUGDC/Alex Clark
  - revive the non-profit application process
  - ZODB book funds collection
- Arranging the next meeting date
- Adjournment

Call to Order
The chairman calls the meeting to order at 12:51 UTC and
notes that there are no guests present.

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

Membership committee
One new nominated member has joined, Adam Groszer.

Repository committee
Andreas Jung lists two new contributors, David Blewett and
Florian Friesdorf.

Christian Theune is absent so the repository policy report
is skipped. The chairman notes that from the original
650+ projects that were not compliant we are down to 417.
He wonders if more explicit "naming and shaming" should be
applied to compel the remaining projects' maintainers into
action. After some discussion this item is sent to
Christian Theune for inclusion in the weekly Zope developer
IRC meeting agenda.

In absence of Christian Theune the chairman reports that
some Zope summit updates have surfaced in the last
Zope developer IRC meeting[1].

Andreas Jung has adjusted the calendar view on
calendar.zope.org with only the banner at the top remaining
to be redone and linked differently. The vice chairman
volunteers to create a new banner.

Adam Groszer has now successfully set up the buildbots
for Windows build testing on our rackspace server. The
chairman does not know if Adam is already using it to
create Windows binary distributions for upload to PyPI
yet, but there are signs that he is, so this project can
be declared a success. The chairman wonders if payment
for this account has been set up, since no one knows he
will contact Adam to find out.

Andreas Jung has drafted the current www.zope.org webmaster
Michael Haubenwallner as well as the zope.de-Designer
Kai Mertens and Jan Filip Hasecke as helper into the new
zope.org website effort. A prototype is now up and running
with a design theme of "The world of Zope". The next steps
involve creating a suitable layout for this theme based
on the new zope.de-design from Kai.

Tabled business
Due to ongoing communications issues with Rob Page the
chairman has decided to table the domain name transfer
issue, which is overshadowed by the larger trademark issue
about the Zope trademark. He has asked Rob Page for a copy
of the foundation's charter document which are not in the
secretary's posession to shed more light onto the trademark

New Business
Last month Alex Clark from the ZPUGDC Plone/Zope user group
sent an appeal for donations to the foundation. This appeal
is interpreted as being too unspecific in terms of the
funding purpose. Andreas Jung cites the Plone Foundations'
donation history which does not directly fund user groups.
The chairman states that he is against any user group
funding that is not tied to a specific purpose like e.g. a
Zope-related event. The secretary moves to reject Alex's
request, which is accespted unanimously.

The chairman notes that reviving the stalled non-profit
application is on his plate, communication with the parties
remains the main obstacle. He will try contacting the
accountant directly.

The chairman reports that Alan Runyan of Enfold Systems, who
had started a donation drive for a new ZODB book, has asked
if the foundation could act as a clearinghouse for those
donations. However, it appears he wanted to move quicker
than we are able to and is now using Enfold Systems for
this purpose.

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

The chairman adjourns the meeting at 13:26 UTC.

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

These minutes were posted to the [email protected] mailing
list and approved by all directors on July 12, 2010.

The chairman bid the secretary keep these minutes on file.

[1] http://zope3.pov.lt/irclogs-zope/%23zope.2010-07-06.log.html