[Framework-Team] Notes from Framework Team Meeting in DC

Tom Lazar lists at tomster.org
Mon Oct 20 18:41:42 UTC 2008

thanks stve for the concise write up. this kind of stuff (i.e. putting  
consensus into written form) is very important imho. personally, i  
think your write up (and the decisions we reached during the meeting)  
strike a very good balance between being too formal and thus  
restricting on the one hand and too vague (and thus useless) on the  

i would like to suggest that we post your writeup onto the framework  
team page at plone.org as a first step towards the transparency it  
itself mentions. any objections?



On 20.10.2008, at 00:20, Steve McMahon wrote:

> Here are my notes from the DC Framework Team meeting. Please discuss  
> anything I've missed, gotten wrong, or stated too absolutely. We'll  
> eventually codify the consensus version somewhere on Plone.Org.
> Thanks, Steve
> Mission
> ----------
> The Framework Team is the gatekeeper for determining which Plone  
> Improvement Proposals (PLIPS) are incorporated into particular  
> versions of Plone.
> The team recruits release manager candidates and recommends them to  
> the Plone Foundation Board.
> The team makes recommendations to the release manager for which  
> PLIPS should be incorporated into Plone.
> Neither the team nor the release manager set the long-term vision  
> for Plone. That is done by the Plone Community. The team is  
> reponsible for taking community opinion and strategic goals into  
> account when considering improvement proposals. The team has an  
> obligation to account to the community for its decisions on Plone  
> features.
> Framework Team Procedures
> ---------------------------------------
> Decisions on procedures and structure are to be made by consensus.
> The PLIP decision-making process should be transparent to the  
> community. Recruiting discussions may be private.
> The Framework Team is self-perpetuating. It chooses members for  
> itself and successor teams in consultation with team alumni.  
> Criteria for choice may include a desire for diverse, in-depth  
> experience, and the ability of candidates to work well in concert  
> with existing and other proposed members. The number of members is  
> flexible, and should ideally be odd.
> The team is not a formal committee of the Plone Foundation, but is  
> expected to coordinate with the foundation board as necessary to  
> achieve its mission.
> Recommendations to the release manager are made by voting on PLIPs.  
> At least two team members should review every PLIP in depth. Ideally  
> everyone should vote on every PLIP.
> The team may ask/appoint non-members to assist in secretarial,  
> organizational and communication roles.
> Plone 3 and 4
> -------------------
> We anticipate that Plone 3.x will be maintained and improved well  
> into the development of Plone 4.x, and possibly after its release.
> The 3.x framework team will stay largely intact so long as feature  
> improvements to 3.x are under consideration.
> The 3.x team will begin by end of month to recruit for a 4.x team. A  
> call will be made to the community asking for applications. The 4.x  
> team should be in place by January 30th, and one of its first acts  
> should be to recommend a 4.x release manager to the board.
> Jon Stahl, Geir Bækholt, Steve McMahon and Matt Bowen have all  
> volunteered to provide organizational, secretarial and communication  
> assistance for the teams.
> -- 
> Steve McMahon
> Reid-McMahon, LLC
> steve at reidmcmahon.com
> steve at dcn.org
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