[ZF] Foundation goals survey

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Wed Jan 22 15:54:48 CET 2014

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 06:34:34PM +0100, Godefroid Chapelle wrote:
> Dear Zope Foundation member,
> The board is requesting input from the foundation membership about the
> goals of the Zope Foundation.

Why on the list and not via some web-based survey?

> Traditionally the foundation holds the intellectual property of the
> Zope code and related libraries released under the Zope Public License
> (ZPL).
> Do you believe the foundation's role should be limited to this intellectual
> property placeholder?

Well, no, somebody has to maintain the tech infrastructure.

> Or can you think of other goals you wish the foundation would pursue?
> Some random possibilities are:
> 1) fund specific critical development efforts
> 2) fund targeted Zope sprints
> 3) fund a Zope Conference, either standalone or with another
> 4) fund the creation of documentation showing Zope's capabilities
> 5) encourage further porting of Zope onto Python 3
> 6) cleanup and organize a Zope Consultant/Training resource
> 7) commission and maintain a roster of Zope usergroups
> 8) some kind of joint/merged effort with the Plone Foundation
> 9) other ideas you have

If there's money, why not.  Python 3 porting seems the most important of
these.  After that, documentation.

> In this case, would you volunteer to act within the foundation?

No.  I've barely enough time/motivation to fix test failures when I
notice them.  (Thank you buildbots, and Travis CI.)

Marius Gedminas
For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong
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