Zope Corporation has begun the process of creating a
Zope Foundation.  The Zope Foundation will provide a
mechanism for managing the various Zope projects (e.g.,
Zope 2, the Zope CMF, Zope 3, and other Zope community
projects) in a vendor neutral way.

The Foundation will have global copyrights over the Zope
source code (to include Zope 2, Zope 3, and any other
projects managed by the Foundation) as well as a
limited, world-wide, non-exclusive, irrevocable,
perpetual license to use the Zope trademarks (i.e.,
"Zope" and the "Circle Z") to brand its software

In addition, zope.org will be operated and maintained
by the Foundation.

The Foundation's governance mechanisms are being
developed by taking the most appropriate ideas from
other leading open source projects.  These mechanisms
are being developed and legally reviewed.

We will launch the Foundation by or before the end of
October 2005.

We have scheduled an IRC session to answer questions
from the community about the Foundation.

IRC Session Summary:

  - Who:  Zope Corp and Zope Community
  - What: IRC session to discuss the Zope Foundation
  - When: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 10a - 12p (US EDT)
  - Where: irc.freenode.net #zope

Please send specific questions to:


We hope to see you there!



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