[ZF] BoD meeting minutes 2012-01-10

Jens Vagelpohl jens at dataflake.org
Thu Jan 12 10:30:12 UTC 2012

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Jens Vagelpohl
Secretary, Zope Foundation Board of Directors


Minutes of a Meeting of the Board of Directors

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 20:00 UTC
Location: IRC meeting, irc://irc.freenode.net/#zope-foundation
Directors Present:
- Seaver, Tres (chair)
- Smith, Jan (vice chair)
- Theune, Christian
- Vagelpohl, Jens (secretary)

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
- 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
  - Opening a new bank account or salvaging the old one
  - Explore PayPal for international wire transfers
  - Purchasing QuickBooks online
  - Status gift for Michael Haubenwallner
  - Changes to committer agreement to clarify new process
  - Announcing the annual meeting schedule
- Arranging the next meeting date
- Adjournment

Call to Order
The chairman calls the meeting to order at 20:02 UTC.

Treasurer's report
Neither the current nor the previous treasurer are present so
this report is skipped.

Membership committee
No new members have joined since the last meeting.

Repository committee
Giacomo Spettoli joined as contributor in mid-December.

Tabled business
The domain name transfer and Subversion repository move 
items remain tabled.

New Business
The chairman finally reached the foundation accountant, 
Sean O'Connell of PBGH. They discussed the current state of 
the non-profit application as well as tax accounting and tax
returns. The accountant believes we are effectively 
tax-exempt, but there's no official IRS communication to
that effect. Tres will continue to dig and follow up via 

In addition to the IRS the chairman notes that documents need 
to be filed with the Delaware State Corporation Commission as 
well to keep our corporate status updated.

The secretary has investigated PayPal as international wire 
transfer method and it turns out to be much cheaper than 
the fees charged by our current bank. He looked at the fee
structure from the standpoint of a foreign vendor both 
sending money to and receiving money from the Zope Foundation.
A similar check from the ZF perspective is outstanding, 
the treasurer and Gary Poster both promised to look into it.

The QuickBooks Online purchase is still pending. It 
continues to be blocked by the banking problems we have.

The gift for Michael Haubenwallner has been sent and received.

The secretary has changed the contributor agreement form to
reflect the changes in our contributor application workflow. 
He moves to use the changed form as the official form from 
this point on. The motion is seconded by the vice chair and 
passes unanimously.

The chairman reminds the secretary to prepare email to the 
current set of sponsor members in order to get them to renew
their membership for 2012.

The chairman will also ask the treasurer and Gary to follow 
up with treasurer reports via email. He will also email 
the board about annual meeting announcements.

Arranging the next meeting date
The vice chair will set up a Doodle for the next meeting date.

The chairman adjourns the meeting at 21:31 UTC.

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

These minutes were posted to the foundation-board at zope.org mailing
list and approved by all participating directors on January 12, 2012.

The chairman bid the secretary keep these minutes on file.

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