The World of Plone
         Paul Everitt
   Agendaless Consulting
   Plone Conference 2007
introduction
audience questions
talk structure
Plone the Community   Plone the Foundation
       Software           Organization
remember:
Plone is democracy
Plone the Community
Where Does Plone
 Come From?
example: Solutions
   Linux 2003
santa claus?
perhaps he invented it
plone 2.0
Plone co-founders
How is Development
   Organized?
frighteningly
release is defined
cohesion through
     sprints
ongoing work
electronically
entrepreneur-driven
who is in charge?
Plone 3.0 release
release manager’s job
core challenge:
mechanics versus policy
framework team
remember:
Plone is democracy
Plone the Foundation
“Protect and Promote
       Plone”
history
current board
   • Nate Aune
   • Geir Bækholt
   • Francesco Ciriaci
   • Alex Limi
   • Andy McKay
   • Sasha Vincic
   ...
audience question
PF Areas of Interest
conservancy
contributor agreements
trademarks
and domains
publicity
“court of last resort”
How The PF Works
membership
elections
committees
board meetings
minutes
Plone.net
• 199 providers
• 816 sites
• 16 case studies
• Countries, categories, review
Future of Plone?
challenges
retaining #1(-ish)
product vs. platform
organizing volunteers
  Delegation and “middle management”
In Conclusion
Plone looks a lot like
        you
Plone the community is evolving
Plone isn’t software...
Plone is Democracy
“It has been said that democracy is the
worst form of government except all the
       others that have been tried.”
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Plone is great software. But that golden egg comes from a golden goose -- the community. This talk gives some insight into how Plone came to be, then explains how Plone-the-software, Plone-the-community, and Plone-the-foundation are organized.

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Paul Everitt Community And Foundation Plones Past, Present, Future

  1. 1. The World of Plone Paul Everitt Agendaless Consulting Plone Conference 2007
  2. 2. introduction
  3. 3. audience questions
  4. 4. talk structure Plone the Community Plone the Foundation Software Organization
  5. 5. remember: Plone is democracy
  6. 6. Plone the Community
  7. 7. Where Does Plone Come From?
  8. 8. example: Solutions Linux 2003
  9. 9. santa claus?
  10. 10. perhaps he invented it
  11. 11. plone 2.0
  12. 12. Plone co-founders
  13. 13. How is Development Organized?
  14. 14. frighteningly
  15. 15. release is defined
  16. 16. cohesion through sprints
  17. 17. ongoing work electronically
  18. 18. entrepreneur-driven
  19. 19. who is in charge?
  20. 20. Plone 3.0 release
  21. 21. release manager’s job
  22. 22. core challenge: mechanics versus policy
  23. 23. framework team
  24. 24. remember: Plone is democracy
  25. 25. Plone the Foundation
  26. 26. “Protect and Promote Plone”
  27. 27. history
  28. 28. current board • Nate Aune • Geir Bækholt • Francesco Ciriaci • Alex Limi • Andy McKay • Sasha Vincic • Paul Everitt • (Toby Roberts - Treasurer)
  29. 29. audience question
  30. 30. PF Areas of Interest
  31. 31. conservancy
  32. 32. contributor agreements
  33. 33. trademarks and domains
  34. 34. publicity
  35. 35. “court of last resort”
  36. 36. How The PF Works
  37. 37. membership
  38. 38. elections
  39. 39. committees
  40. 40. board meetings
  41. 41. minutes
  42. 42. Plone.net
  43. 43. • 199 providers • 816 sites • 16 case studies • Countries, categories, review
  44. 44. Future of Plone?
  45. 45. challenges
  46. 46. retaining #1(-ish)
  47. 47. product vs. platform
  48. 48. organizing volunteers Delegation and “middle management”
  49. 49. In Conclusion
  50. 50. Plone looks a lot like you
  51. 51. Plone the community is evolving
  52. 52. Plone isn’t software...
  53. 53. Plone is Democracy
  54. 54. “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.”

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