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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

Directors Present:

- Jung, Andreas

- Rush, Jeff (treasurer)

- Seaver, Tres (chair)

- Smith, Jan (vice chair)

- Vagelpohl, Jens (secretary)

Guests present:

- 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

- Adjournment

Call to Order


The chairman calls the meeting to order at 20:03 UTC and 

welcomes Sidnei da Silva as guest.

Treasurer's report


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.

Membership committee


No new members have joined since the last meeting.

Repository committee


No new contributors have applied since the last meeting.

Tabled business


The domain name transfer and Subversion repository move 

items remain tabled.

New Business


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 [email protected] mailing

list and approved by all participating directors on November 13, 2011.

The chairman bid the secretary keep these minutes on file.