This is what I wrote so far concerning the Zope Foundation. I welcome
any input or extensions so we can improve this text.
Any text you can contribute?
Any sections you would look for and are missing?
Send your responses to the list for now. Soon this will expand beyond my
mailbox and I'll likely start something in svn.zope.org to maintain the
text (we can always put it into a CMS later).
The Zope Foundation provides support for the Zope community and the
Zope platform. Our community includes the open source community of
contributors to the Zope platform and associated software, as well as
the community of businesses and organizations that use Zope.
The Zope Foundation is the copyright holder of the Zope software and
many extensions and associated software. The Zope Foundation also
manages the zope.org website and the associated infrastructure for
open source collaboration.
`More information about the Zope Foundation`_.
Join the Zope Foundation
You or your organization are invited to `join the Zope
Foundation`_. There are many ways in which you can contribute in
helping us move forward the Zope platform.
Minutes of first board meeting available
The Zope Foundation conducted its founding meeting..
Zope Foundation incorporated!
The Zope Foundation was incorporated officially at..
About the Zope Foundation
The Zope Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that provides
support for the Zope community and the Zope platform and its
associated software. Our community includes the open source community
of contributers as well as the community of businesses and
organizations that use Zope.
The aim of the Zope Foundation is to assist these communities in
moving the Zope platform forward. It does this in several ways:
* *The future of Zope is ensured.* The foundation is an independent
body that holds the copyrights to the Zope source code. It also
maintains the zope.org website. The foundation is therefore able to
ensure the continued promotion and development of the platform.
* *Accountable open source.* The Foundation, through its `copyright
assignment policy`_, makes sure that any contributions by community
members are placed under an accountable liberal open source license
(the `ZPL 2`_). This makes Zope platform safe to use in any open
source or proprietary setting.
* *Support the community.* The Zope community is made up of volunteers
that care about the Zope platform. We help in organizing these
volunteers so they have the ability to get things done and move Zope
* *Promotion of Zope.* The Zope Foundation promotes Zope. One
important channel we use to promote Zope is the zope.org website,
which is managed by the foundation.
* *Project infrastructure.* Contributors to the Zope platform make use
of extensive infrastructure in order to collaborate, ranging from
mailing lists and issue trackers to version control systems. The
Zope Foundation, thanks to volunteer contributions of its members,
maintains this infrastructure.
... something about membership classes ...
Form so people can send email to join
* Zope 2
* Zope 3
* zope.org website
* minutes of the board
* copyright policy
Zope-web maillist - Zopefirstname.lastname@example.org