Plone 4.0 is on it's way, and the Plone development team is beginning
planning for future releases in the 4.x series. Would you like to help
choose what goes into Plone 4.1, 4.2 ...?

The Plone Framework team is now receiving applications and nominations for
membership in the Plone 4.x Framework Team.

The 4.x Framework Team will be responsible for evaluating Plone Improvement
Proposals (PLIPs) and implementations for Plone 4.1 and subsequent +0.1s.
PLIP evaluation consists of considering the benefits and risks associated
with a PLIP and casting a reasoned and explained +/- 1 vote on each
proposal. Framework Team members also follow PLIP implementation, and make
acceptance recommendations to the Release Manager.

Qualifications include:

   - An awareness of community strategic discussions about Plone's

   - Ability to make a long-term commitment. Plone 4 will be around for some
   time, and we want most of the team will stay together to work on the
   entire 4.x series;

   - A good understanding of Plone's architecture and UI: enough to weigh
   risks and benefits of PLIPs;

   - Time to keep up with discussions on the Framework Team mailing lists;

   - The ability to occasionally budget a significant amount of time for
   evaluating PLIPs or implementations in detail as deadlines approach; this is
   not as big a time sink as with a .0 release, but is still significant; you
   should also be available for scheduled conference calls, as often as weekly
   during the more intense periods;

   - The ability to work with SVN well enough to test PLIP integration and
   implementation for final evaluation (mr.developer has lessened the need for
   this, but it's the kind of skill Framework team members have);

   - The personality to get along well in a flexible, give-and-take, group
   process and to accept and support group decisions.

New Framework Team members will be chosen by existing Framework Team members
and involved FWT alumni. Considerations will include many criteria beyond
the simply technical. The new team must be balanced in skills and likely to
work well together.

Please note that the Plone 4.x Framework Team will continue to work on
enhancing Plone 4.x during the development of Plone 5.

If you're interested or would like to nominate someone, please send an
introductory note, explaining you or your nominee's interest and
qualifications, to Postings from
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