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Zope Foundation Minutes of a Meeting of the Board of Directors - 2011-08-16

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:00 UTC

Location: IRC meeting, irc://irc.freenode.net/#zope-foundation

Directors Present:

- Jung, Andreas

- Poster, Gary

- Rush, Jeff

- Theune, Christian

- Vagelpohl, Jens

Guests present:



- 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

- 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

  - Vote on approving additional hosting funds of about €210 for server


- Arranging the next meeting date

- Adjournment

Call to Order


Since the chairman did not attend the meeting was called to order 

by the secretary at 12:19 UTC.

Treasurer's report


Gary is still working with Jeff to hand over treasurer duties. They 

are in the process of providing full bank account access for Jeff.

Membership committee


No new members have joined since the last meeting.

Repository committee


No new committers have signed up since the last meeting.

Message/communications and projects


The communications agenda point is obsolete and was removed. The 

new zope.org website is up and running. Andreas Jung did not 

report any issues. The project is finished.

Tabled business


The domain name transfer and Subversion repository move 

items remain tabled.

New Business


Gary reports that he did contact the accountant about the nomprofit 

status earlier this year but has not received any reply. Tax

preparation for 2010 is complete, this was actually done in March or 

April, so it can be removed from the agenda. Gary notes that emailing 

the accountant is futile, he never answers those.

Gary and Jeff have agreed to have Jeff handle the QuickBooks online 

purchase. The item can stay on the agenda, with a different person 


Following up on an email to the bord list about upgrading the older of 

the two hosted servers used by the Zope Foundation, the secretary 

moves to allow an added one-time expenditure of about € 210 for 

renting a newer server from the hosting provider and keeping the old 

one running for a period of up to 2 months. The motion is seconded by 

Christian Theune and passed unanimously.

Christian Theune has re-opened the foundation future discussion on 

the board mailing list and is waiting for feedback.

Arranging the next meeting date


The secretary will ask the vice chair to set up a Doodle for the 

next meeting date.



The secretary adjourns the meeting at 12:25 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 participating directors on August 17, 2011.

The chairman bid the secretary keep these minutes on file.