Andrea Veri | 7 Apr 15:30 2015
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of March, 27th, 2015

= Minutes for Friday, March 27th, 2015, 17:00 UTC =

Next meeting due on April 10th, 2015 at 17:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Sriram Ramkrishna
 * Karen Sandler
 * Andrea Veri
 * Tobias Mueller

== Regrets ==
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova

== Missing ==

== Board meeting ==

 * GNOME.Asia summit budget
  * Two sponsors have been found as of today (SUSE and GitCafe)
  * The organization team requires a financial help from the GNOME Foundation
   * 8,800 USD are expected for the travel reimbursements. This amount will be managed by the Travel Committee
on a per applicant basis.
    * Is this part of the funds that were allocated/preapproved 6k for the travel committee in October?
     * The Board approved a 6k USD budget for the Travel Committee in October: https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2014-October/msg00001.html
     * ACTION: Rosanna to verify how much is left on that budget
   * 4,174 USD are expected as local expenses
   * Question on whether or not a speakers' dinner (total of 1500 USD) should be covered by the Foundation? The
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Ekaterina Gerasimova | 7 Apr 13:00 2015
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Affiliation change

Hi all,

my affiliation is changing to Collabora Ltd. from today.

Kat

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Tobias Mueller | 5 Apr 18:46 2015
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Change in my affiliation

Hey folks.

My affiliation has changed.
I'm now with Huawei.

Cheers,
  Tobi
Emmanuele Bassi | 30 Mar 20:14 2015
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ANNOUNCE: Call for Presentations for GUADEC 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden - August 5-9

For immediate release.

GUADEC is the annual conference of the GNOME community, held in Europe
since 2000. GNOME is a free software project which drives user
interfaces of many GNU/Linux-powered devices, ranging from smartphones
to laptops and personal media centers. GUADEC is the world's largest
gathering of users and developers who are involved with the free
desktop and mobile user interfaces. GUADEC is expected to draw
hundreds of attendees who will discuss and direct the future of the
GNOME project. Developers, artists, translators, users, and
representatives from government, education, and businesses, and anyone
else who shares an interest are welcome.

GUADEC 2015 will be held for the first time in Gothenburg, Sweden. The
conference will be held August 7th to August 9th, with extra days
afterwards available after the core conference days for hackfests and
meetings.

The schedule of the conference mirrors the ongoing development of the
GNOME project:

  * Design of the core user experience (core applications, shell, toolkit)
  * Design of the developer experience (tools, documentation, services)
  * Integration and extension of the operating system plumbings into the core UX
  * Application development and deployment
  * Integration of web technologies into the GNOME user experience
  * Improving the user experience on different form factors
  * Outreach to new contributors
  * Organization and governance of the project

Submissions that do not fit into these categories are also welcome,
provided that they are relevant or inspirational to the GNOME
community.

The Call for Participation for GUADEC 2015 has the following timeline:

  1. Sunday, May 3rd: Deadline for submission of abstracts
  2. Sunday, May 17th: Notification of speakers
  3. August 7th to 9th: The conference takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden

Please submit your proposals before May 3rd through the online
submission system available on the GUADEC website, available at:
https://www.guadec.org.

Presentations will be reviewed by the program committee between May
4th and May 17th.

A separate call for lightning talks, workshops, and birds of a feather
sessions will be issued later in May. If you are interested in
organizing a workshop session, BoF or project room during the second
part of GUADEC, please wait until the relevant call for participation
is made.

The program committee is looking forward to your submissions to
participate in GUADEC 2015 and contributing to turn the event into a
large success. In case of questions regarding the Call for
Participation, please contact the program committee at
guadec-papers <at> gnome.org. For general questions regarding the
conference, please consult the GUADEC web site or contact the local
GUADEC organizing team.

On behalf of the papers committee,
 Emmanuele.

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Andrea Veri | 26 Mar 12:17 2015
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of March, 13th, 2015

= Minutes for Friday, March 13th, 2015, 17:00 UTC =

Next meeting due on March 27th, 2015 at 17:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Sriram Ramkrishna
 * Karen Sandler
 * Andrea Veri
 * Tobias Mueller

== Board meeting ==

 * GIMP funds release request for advance travel reimbursement for LGM
  * Alexandre Prokoudine suggested a possible format for the document he should provide the GNOME
Foundation with in order to properly receive the funds in advance
   * Referenced e-mail is https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/private/board-list/2015-March/msg00097.html
  * ACTION: Kat to reply Alexandre confirming the proposed format is fine

 * Sponsorship for GNOME Asia & GUADEC
  * Simply need folks volunteering here to take the action of reaching out to adboard members that were not
contacted by Andreas, or do we need something more substantial?
     * has "potential" and "contacted" sections https://wiki.gnome.org/GUADEC/2015/Sponsors
     * https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoardPrivate/Fundraising and
https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoardPrivate/Fundraising/2014/Conferences - information
from last year; could be privately shared as a new page with Andreas and Fabiana and anyone else who can help
(the Wiki allows fine-grained acls on each of the hosted pages) so that we can coordinate reaching out and
results with them
  * The board reaches out to the companies that are adboard members, and local organizers reach out to the
others; but we shouldn't be a bottleneck, so we should ask Andreas & Fabiana for recommendations of people
that might be interested in helping out/spearheading the fundraising for GUADEC
  * Ties into the work that Sri & Jeff wanted to accomplish "ASAP" for reaching out to adboard members; need to
decide who phones who
  * We should tap into Asia, a market with lots of demand for a Linux desktop, and find general sponsors as part
of FOSS.Asia
  * ACTION: Jeff to get back to Fabiana & Andreas about what has been discussed here today
  * ACTION: Andrea to set up the permissions for the copied wiki pages under
https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Resources/Private/Fundraising and https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Resources/Private/Fundraising/2014/Conferences

 * Discussion of answers to follow-up questions from Allan
  * The Foundation can't commit any funds for the font at the moment
  * We are already asking our advisory board for a lot, such as GUADEC sponsorship and system administration support

 * Special meetings to go through the ACTIONS items list
  * Having them through IRC like the past years should work
  * ACTION: Jeff to find a suitable for everyone date and time and propose that on board-list

DEFERRED:

 * Review action items in kanban board, for completeness and status
   * Anyone interested in special "drain the swamp" task-review meetings for this?

 * Deferred until further mailing list discussion occurs from other board members (or missing info):
   * ED search
   * Discuss plans for reviewing salaries/hourly rates of employees/contractors
   * NDA for sysadmins (for the privacy policy)
   * "Brochure for prospective sysadmin sponsors"

== Discussed on the mailing list ==

 * GIMP Libre Graphics Meeting 2015
  * Michael Schumacher requested if it's actually possible to receive travel reimbursements in advance for
one participant
  * The Board agreed that is possible at certain conditions
   * Statement that the money will only be used for this purpose
   * Ticket receipts will be provided to the Board
   * No VISA or reimbursed amount not completely used will be returned

 * Status of GNOME Foundation's Level 2 verification at StartCom
  * Level 2 verifications for both Andrea and Organization's accounts at StartSSL were renewed
  * Foundation's address has been updated on the SSL certificates to reflect the new location
  * SHA2 certificates have been issued

 * Gobby instance
  * With the move to the Etherpad, the Board has agreed the Gobby instance is ready to be decommissioned

 * Brochure for prospective sysadmin sponsors
  * Jeff is putting together a brochure to be sent out to possible sponsors for the sysadmin funds
  * The brochure will include a list of goals / improvements that have been achieved during the past two years
  * The brochure will also provide information and details about why having a paid System Administrator
provides an overall improvement to the whole GNOME Project and community

== Pending action items ==
 * Kat to reply back to Alexandre Prokoudine confirming the proposed format for requesting travel
reimbursements for LGM in advance is fine
 * Jeff to get back to Fabiana & Andreas about what has been discussed today about GUADEC sponsorships
 * Andrea to set up the permissions for the copied Fundraising-related wiki pages
 * Board to follow up in the upcoming meetings and prepare a version of the CoC to be finally considered final
over all the GNOME yearly events
 * Jeff to call back and find out what the phone inquiry which asked for Stormy is about
 * Jeff to find existing fundraising brochure/proposal documents and come up with one for fundraising for a sysadmin
 * Kat to create a private wiki page on the web services accounts holders and passwords
  * Allan and Kat decided to go for a private git account instead for security reasons
 * Kat to draft a proposal for a privacy policy for review
 * Kat to draft a contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
 * Kat to propose privacy bounty T&C/rules for review
 * Karen to write the Privacy policy for GNOME services
 * Karen will look at gnome-software privacy issues from a legal standpoint
 * Karen to draft a proposal for the photography policy at GNOME conferences to discuss on foundation-list
 * Tobi to continue pursuing the fund collection in Europe
 * Tobi to talk to Andrea to move the PayPal data extraction scripts over to the GNOME infrastructure
 * Sri to investigate better uses of adsense/adwords on the GNOME websites
 * Sri to communicate to Rosanna and work on the donation for the West Coast hackfest
 * Sri, Marina, Kat to work on establishing criteria for drafting for the hiring committee for the ED role
 * Sri to investigate the GNOME gifts situation
 * Sri to coordinate with engagement team to better standardize the licensing of GNOME artwork

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Cheers,

Andrea

Debian Developer,
Fedora / EPEL packager,
GNOME Sysadmin Team Coordinator,
GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee Chairman

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Andrea Veri | 19 Mar 12:32 2015
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of February, 27th, 2015

= Minutes for Friday, February 27th, 2015, 17:00 UTC =

Next meeting due on March 13th, 2015 at 17:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Sriram Ramkrishna
 * Karen Sandler
 * Andrea Veri
 * Tobias Mueller

== Board meeting ==

 * Augmented mission statement document for McGraw Hill Financial donation requirement
  * Existing paragraph is too short: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Resources/Charter
  * See what we have on the 1024 form
  * See what sort of text we have on http://www.gnome.org/ and put the mission statement there when we have a
new version
  * See what we had for visa invitation letters https://wiki.gnome.org/Travel/Invitations#Sample_Invitation_Letters
  * ACTION: Jeff to start patchworking this together this afternoon

 * ED search - status of adboard outreach, and next steps
  * Sri sent a few e-mails to adboard representatives but no reply was received yet; some initial replies
through phone calls
  * ACTION: Sri to coordinate with Karen and to send out invitations to people we identified as possible
candidates for the ED Search committee
     * Marina suggests that someone from the RH Desktop Team is most relevant for the position. We should contact
the RH Desktop Team first (ideally Christian Schaller) and ask for an advice about who should cover the RH
representative position on the committee.

 * Fundraising assistance for a new font for GNOME?
  * Allan wants a unified answer on whether the board is willing/able to assist in raising funding for Telder, by:
   * Asking our advisory board members for funds.
   * Committing a certain amount from existing resources.
   * Approaching other bodies to provide funding (if any).
   * Endorsing/supporting a public fund raiser, or crowd funding campaign.
  * The required amount in terms of funds to be gathered for the liberation of the typeface is 30k total, or 60k
total? Which part is the one to be paid by GNOME?
  * There are concerns on whether we should invest on the liberation of the typeface itself or creating a font
ourself by investing into our community
  * There would be nothing wrong with crowdfunding this; but the general feeling from the board is that just
dropping that sum from the Foundation would be the wrong approach
  * Need to see the evidence / proof of due diligence / tech evaluation of that font vs other fonts, to
demonstrate that there are no alternatives, etc.
  * Foundation Fundraiser vs third-party crowdfunding platform?
   * If we spend our efforts on this, we're not spending as much efforts as we should on other things (adboard,
sysadmin funds, etc.)
   * Board is unanimous on the idea that this should be a normal crowdfunding initiative, with which the GNOME
board & engagement team could help as possible by broadcasting the announcement through our social media
accounts, for example; our recommendation is to either connect with font enthusiasts and make the
campaign about liberating the font OR bundle it up with other GNOME UI improvements and make the campaign
about making GNOME more beautiful
  * Recommendation for Allan to ask for Nate Willis' opinion on the font, alternatives, and help with crowdfunding
  * What's the role we expect the GNOME Foundation to play on the crowdfunding? If we don't plan to spent the
needed amount on this, should we suggest Allan to run the crowdfunding on his own? (making sure GNOME will
support the initiative in terms of publicity etc. though)
  * ACTION: Jeff to get back to Allan with Board's perspective and decision on the matter

 * Outreachy-related votes, if they are not resolved on the mailing list before then
  * VOTE: invoicing IBM for the next round of Outreachy
   * Should we invoice IBM for the next round of Outreachy for a total amount of 6.5k for a $100 fee?
   * Votes started on the mailing list and completed on the call: +1 from Marina, Jeff, Tobias. +1 from Andrea
and Sri on the call. Karen abstains.
   * VOTE PASSES

  * VOTE: provisional $6,500 funds for a GNOME Outreachy intern
   * Red Hat, SUSE, Collabora, Igalia, Endless and FSF were contacted for sponsoring one intern for GNOME. No
affirmative answers yet.
   * Should we allocate $6500 from our funds in case any of these corporates won't be able to provide needed amount?
   * +1 from Marina, Karen, Tobi, Kat, Andrea, Jeff
   * VOTE PASSES
   * Proposed project to spend the funds for should be core to GNOME; it can be a sizable translation project

== Discussed on the mailing list ==
  * Draft of mail to the Advisory Board members
   * The Advisory Board is being reached out for suggestions and possible candidacies for the ED search committee
   * Sri proposed a draft that was reviewed by the Board and finally sent to the adboard mailing list

  * Invoicing IBM for the next round of Outreachy
   * Discussion and voting have been moved to the meeting, details are available under the
"Outreachy-related votes" item of the minutes

  * Provisional funds for a GNOME Outreachy intern
   * Discussion and voting have been moved to the meeting, details are available under the
"Outreachy-related votes" item of the minutes

  * Agreement for receiving donations in the EU via the WHS
   * The GNOME Foundation has signed an agreement with the Wau Holland Stiftung (WHS) Foundation
   * The WHS will be receiving donations for the GNOME Foundation and will disburse these funds on the basis of
donation receipts
   * The first draft of the agreement can be found at https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Resources/WHSAgreement.
   * A VOTE has happened for the agreement to be approved: +1 from Jeff, Sri, Tobi, Karen. VOTE PASSES

== Completed actions ==
 * Kat to coordinate between the local GUADEC/GNOME.Asia teams and the board to figure out who will contact
which sponsor
  * Conversation is happening on the mailing lists, possilbly will have a cross-team/board meeting
depending on availability of organisers
 * Kat to reach out to KDE to confirm what is going on

== Pending action items ==
 * Board to follow up in the upcoming meetings and prepare a version of the CoC to be finally considered final
over all the GNOME yearly events
 * Jeff to call back and find out what the phone inquiry which asked for Stormy is about
 * Jeff to find existing fundraising brochure/proposal documents and come up with one for fundraising for a sysadmin
 * Kat to create a private wiki page on the web services accounts holders and passwords
  * Allan and Kat decided to go for a private git account instead for security reasons
 * Kat to draft a proposal for a privacy policy for review
 * Kat to draft a contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
 * Kat to propose privacy bounty T&C/rules for review
 * Karen to write the Privacy policy for GNOME services
 * Karen will look at gnome-software privacy issues from a legal standpoint
 * Karen to draft a proposal for the photography policy at GNOME conferences to discuss on foundation-list
 * Tobi to continue pursuing the fund collection in Europe
 * Tobi to talk to Andrea to move the PayPal data extraction scripts over to the GNOME infrastructure
 * Sri to investigate better uses of adsense/adwords on the GNOME websites
 * Sri to communicate to Rosanna and work on the donation for the West Coast hackfest
 * Sri, Marina, Kat to work on establishing criteria for drafting for the hiring committee for the ED role
 * Sri to investigate the GNOME gifts situation
 * Sri to coordinate with engagement team to better standardize the 
licensing of GNOME artwork

--

-- 

Cheers,

Andrea

Debian Developer,
Fedora / EPEL packager,
GNOME Sysadmin Team Coordinator,
GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee Chairman

Homepage: http://www.gnome.org/~av
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Andrea Veri | 24 Feb 08:45 2015
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of February, 13th, 2015

= Minutes for Friday, February 13th, 2015, 17:00 UTC =
Next meeting due on February 27th, 2015 at 17:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Sriram Ramkrishna
 * Karen Sandler
 * Tobias Mueller

== Regrets ==
 * Andrea Veri

== Missing ==

== Board meeting ==

 * Update about the privacy money progress
  * https://wiki.gnome.org/Foundation/PrivacyProject2015
  * A team has been assembled, comprising of Federico, Hubert and Spidler
  * A number of tasks have been identified for bounties and the details are being finalised
  * This will be a multi-round process, with the first round of bounties being close to a releasable state
  * ACTION: Kat to propose privacy bounty T&C/rules for review

 * Entering an agreement with the WHS
  * Questions have been resolved and the agreement has been re-sent to the Board
  * Board to review agreement and vote on the mailing list

 * Calling for Sponsors for GNOME.Asia Summit
  * Call for papers will go out shortly
  * Time to contact potential sponsors
  * GUADEC and GNOME.Asia organisers have started coordinating joint sponsorships amounts
  * We should ask the organizing team of GNOME Asia & GUADEC (including Emily) to tackle the small and numerous sponsors
  * The board could contact the usual big sponsors (Google, RHT, etc.) after coordinating with the
organizing teams on that
  * ACTION: Kat to coordinate between the local GUADEC/GNOME.Asia teams and the board to figure out who will
contact which sponsor

 * Desktop Summit 2011 taxes
  * KDE e.v. reached out to us as they have had to pay more taxes relating to the Desktop Summit in 2011
  * The paperwork is in German and it is not clear to the board what it actually says
  * ACTION: Kat or Karen to reach out to KDE to confirm what is going on

 * Responding to a phone inquiry asking to reach Stormy Peters
  * Seems to be about GNOME rather than the person
  * ACTION: Jeff to call back and find out what the phone inquiry which asked for Stormy is about

 * Sysadmin sponsorship
  * Proposal to create a sponsorship brochure/proposal to show to potential sponsors
   * Document should have numbers (perks and sponsorship levels etc.)
   * Include the great work that has been done and needs to be done continuously, plus improvements
  * A three-paragraph proposal may be a better idea as it is not an event
   * Can be just text
   * Example for Outreachy: https://wiki.gnome.org/Outreachy/Admin/InfoForOrgs/Proposal
  * ACTION: Jeff to find existing fundraising brochure/proposal documents and come up with one for
fundraising for a sysadmin

 * Promotional GNOME artwork does not explicitly state license
  * Most of the artwork may be under LGPL (this is unclear)
  * We get implicit permission to use the artwork when it is submitted
  * CC0 may be a better license as it's actually possible to compaly with it when printing stickers
  * ACTION: Sri to coordinate with engagement team to better standardize the licensing of GNOME artwork

== Discussed on the mailing list ==
 * GUADEC meeting at FOSDEM
  * The GUADEC 2015 organization team met a few Board representatives during FOSDEM
 * OEM distribution with Gnome
  * Narcis Garcia got in touch with the Board communicating a hardware wholesale company will start shipping
with Ubuntu GNOME on old computers having no OS pre-installed
 * Former GNOME Foundation Member Clytie Siddall passed away
  * The Board organized a joint press release with the Debian Marketing Team in order to honor Clytie's memory
and contributions
 * Mid-point payments to outreach interns
  * VOTE: send payments to interns for whom corresponding funds have arrived
   * +1 Marina, Tobi, Jeff, Karen, Kat
  * VOTE: send payments to interns whose corresponding funds have not arrived after those funds arrive
   * +1 Marina, Tobi, Jeff, Karen, Kat, Sri
 * ED search meetings
  * The Board to have a special meeting to proceed with the hiright process for a new executive director for the
GNOME Foundation
  * Meeting happened on 2015-02-11
 * GUADEC organization team update
  * The venue has been confirmed and the official dates will be announced the upcoming week
 * UN (United Nations Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression) call for comment on cryptography and
freedom of expression
  * The UN has made a call for comments on encryption and anonymity: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/FreedomOpinion/Pages/CallForSubmission.aspx
  * The GNOME Foundation strongly cares about the privacy of its users and acknowledged a statement in
support of encryption and anonymity online

== Completed actions ==

== Pending action items ==
 * Board to follow up in the upcoming meetings and prepare a version of the CoC to be finally considered final
over all the GNOME yearly events
 * Jeff to call back and find out what the phone inquiry which asked for Stormy is about
 * Jeff to find existing fundraising brochure/proposal documents and come up with one for fundraising for a sysadmin
 * Kat to create a private wiki page on the web services accounts holders and passwords
  * Allan and Kat decided to go for a private git account instead for security reasons
 * Kat to draft a proposal for a privacy policy for review
 * Kat to draft a contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
 * Kat to propose privacy bounty T&C/rules for review
 * Kat to coordinate between the local GUADEC/GNOME.Asia teams and the board to figure out who will contact
which sponsor
 * Kat or Karen to reach out to KDE to confirm what is going on
 * Karen to write the Privacy policy for GNOME services
 * Karen will look at gnome-software privacy issues from a legal standpoint
 * Karen to draft a proposal for the photography policy at GNOME conferences to discuss on foundation-list
 * Tobi to continue pursuing the fund collection in Europe
 * Tobi to talk to Andrea to move the PayPal data extraction scripts over to the GNOME infrastructure
 * Sri to investigate better uses of adsense/adwords on the GNOME websites
 * Sri to communicate to Rosanna and work on the donation for the West Coast hackfest
 * Sri, Marina, Kat to work on establishing criteria for drafting for 
the hiring committee for the ED role
 * Sri to investigate the GNOME gifts situation
 * Sri to coordinate with engagement team to better standardize the licensing of GNOME artwork

--

-- 

Cheers,

Andrea

Debian Developer,
Fedora / EPEL packager,
GNOME Sysadmin Team Coordinator,
GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee Chairman

Homepage: http://www.gnome.org/~av
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Max | 15 Feb 01:55 2015
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GNOME.Asia summit 2015 is call for paper


http://2015.gnome.asia/cfp

PRESENTING AT THE GNOME.ASIA SUMMIT

GNOME.Asia Summit 2015 invites proposals for presentations at the conference. GNOME.Asia Summit is Asia's GNOME user and developer conference, spreading the knowledge of GNOME across Asia. The conference will be held in Universitas Indonesia, Depok West Java, Indonesia on May 8-9, 2015. The conference follows the release of GNOME 3.14, helping to bring new desktop paradigms that facilitate user interaction in the computing world.  It will be a great place to celebrate and explore the many new features and enhancements to the GNOME 3.14 release and to help make GNOME as successful as possible. We welcome proposals by newcomers and experienced speakers alike.
Possible topics include, but not limited to:
How to Promote/Contribute to GNOME in Asia
  • GNOME Marketing
  • Promotion of Free / Open Source Software
  • How to run a Local GNOME Users Group
  • Asia success stories / Local GNOME Projects
  • GNOME and Educations
  • GNOME Outreach Program for Women
  • Google Summer of Code
Hacking GNOME
  • Latest developments in GNOME
  • GNOME 3 & GNOME 3 Usability
  • GNOME Human Interface Engineering (Icons and Graphic Design)
  • QA and testing in GNOME
  • GNOME Accessibility
  • GNOME Coding How-to
  • Writing applications for GNOME 3
  • Integration of web life into the desktop
Adapting GNOME to new types of devices
  • Developing GNOME on mobile devices (smart phones, tablets)
  • Developing GNOME on embedded systems or open source hardware
  • On-going projects and success stories
  • Finding Free and Open Source friendly hardware manufacturers
Localization and Internationalization
  • Translations
  • Input methods
  • Fonts
Other topics could include any topic related to Free and Open Source Software not listed above:
  • Small Board,
  • Open Hardware,
  • Open Data,
  • Big Data,
  • Cloud Computing,
  • Mobile Technology
Lightning talks! A five minute presentation to demonstrate your work or promote an interesting topic. These talks will be grouped together in a single session.
A standard session at GNOME.Asia 2015 will be scheduled as 45 mins (35 mins talk + 10 mins Q&A).  Please take into consideration any time you will need for preparation. The session could be a technical talk, panel discussion, or BOF.
If you’d like to share your knowledge and experience at GNOME.Asia 2015, please fill in the form at before March 15th, 2015.  Please provide a short abstract about your proposal (under 150 words). Include your name, biographical information, a photo suitable for the web, a title, and a description of your presentation . The reviewing team will evaluate the entries based on the submitted abstracts and available time in the schedule. You will be contacted before March 17th, 2015 on whether your submission has been accepted or not.
All interested contributors are highly encouraged to send in their talks.  Please help us to spread the invitation to other potential participants. Even you do not plan to be a speaker, please consider joining GNOME.Asia 2015. This is going to be a great event!
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Andrea Veri | 13 Feb 15:55 2015
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Minutes of the ED search meeting of February, 11th, 2015

= ED Search meeting minutes for Friday, February 11th, 2015, 17:00 UTC =

== Attending ==
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Andrea Veri
 * Sriram Ramkrishna

== Regrets ==
 * Karen Sandler
 * Tobias Mueller

== Missing ==

== ED Search meeting ==

 * We should be having a hiring committee
 * Job description to be done jointly by the board and hiring committee?
 * Do we have a list of names we can consult already?
 * How many people should be in the committee? 5 or 7 (odd number required)
 * Sri points out we should check who is subscribed to the engagement-private
 * Previous committee members: http://calcifer.org/notes/2010/12/executive-director-hiring-committee.html
 * The idea is involving people from many different companies to represent the Advisory Board as a whole
 * How much should the committee members be a part of the current community vs extended (partners, emeritus
members) community? Are we interested in asking the involvement on the committee to any "extended
community" member?
 * No more than 1/3rd of the committee should be from the same company? Same as for the board
 * Any Board member going to be joining the committee? last time we had one member which was ideal as this
person was able to report back to the Board and knew Board's policies and procedures. Who should be that liaison?
 * Should we ask advisory board for recommendations and to let us know if they would like to be on the committee?
   * Yes, do that, ask them to respond within a week; hold off on asking anyone above
 * What should we discuss with the advisory board in a meeting?
  * ED search
  * conferences
  * sponsorships
  * privacy campaign update
 * ACTION: Sri to draft a mail to the adboard list to gather some feedback and give them a week to respond with
suggestions or volunteer themselves
 * ACTION: Jeff to send a quick reply to foundation list to let them know we've had a special meeting today.
Minutes will follow in the upcoming days.
 * ACTION: Kat to email the adboard to schedule an adboard meeting

== Pending action items ==
 * Sri to draft a mail to the adboard list to gather some feedback and give them a week to respond with
suggestions or volunteer themselves
 * Jeff to send a quick reply to foundation list to let them know we've had a special meeting today. Minutes
will follow in the upcoming days.
 * Kat to email the adboard to schedule an adboard meeting

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Cheers,

Andrea

Debian Developer,
Fedora / EPEL packager,
GNOME Sysadmin Team Coordinator,
GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee Chairman

Homepage: http://www.gnome.org/~av
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of January, 23th, 2015

= Minutes for Friday, January 23th, 2015, 17:00 UTC =

Next meeting due on February 6th, 2015 at 17:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Andrea Veri
 * Karen Sandler
 * Tobias Mueller
 * Sriram Ramkrishna

== Regrets ==

== Missing ==

== Board meeting ==

 * Adboard meeting at FOSDEM 2015
   * Unfortunately was not organized yet, so possibility of piggybacking on the SFC dinner event with a "GNOME
table"? ($40 in advance/euro 40 at the door per attendee)
   * People can go on an individual basis, but the general feeling among board members seems to be "we're
probably not setting this up as an official event"; maybe just sending an informal invitation email to the
adboard list to let them know they can join us there
   * ACTION: Sri to send an informal invitation mail to the adboard for the event

 * Next steps for the Outreach Program
  * Marina sent an e-mail to board-list with all the planned next steps for the OP
   * This is a follow-up to a discussion we started during the GUADEC 2014 board meeting about the growth &
requirements for the Outreach Program
   * GNOME has been a good home to launch and grow the project so far, but the program has somewhat outgrown the
capabilities of GNOME. Preparations are being made to create an environment where the OP can grow over
time without creating too much burden to the GNOME Foundation (in terms of workload on the Board,
Rosanna's time handling the payments and invoices)
   * OP is being renamed to "Outreachy"
   * OP would be joining the SFC; GNOME would still be providing its infrastructure, for the time of the transition
  * When this round will end (around March) funds (general OP and travel funds) will have to be transferred
from the GNOME Foundation to the SFC
   * Obligations (reimbursements etc.) will be then moved to the SFC itself
   * Rosanna will still be required to help out OP with invoicing / reimbursement till the end of March
   * Travel allowances will still have to be approved by the Board for this (round that ends in March) and
previous rounds
  * VOTE: The board agrees to move of OP to the SF Conservancy to further the growth of the program. GNOME will
continue to be the infrastructure partner for the time being. Details on the transfering of funds and any
other information and the exact timetable will be established in due course, upon consulation with counsel.
    * The GNOME Foundation would not be bound by the contract of the SFC. The primary reason for this vote is that
SFC wants to make sure that "GNOME is okay with this move"
    * +1 from Jeff, Tobi, Sri, Kat, Andrea - Karen & Marina abstain
  * ACTION: Karen & Marina should provide a more detailed plan as things are being figured out (timeframe,
next steps)

 * 500$ materials sponsorship request for GNOME Peru Fest 2015
  * VOTE: approve the 500$ materials sponsorship: +1 unanimous

 * Next board meeting: our backlog is huge. We could have an extra meeting right after FOSDEM, intsead of
waiting 2 weeks.
   * ACTION: Tobi/Sri to evaluate the situation while at FOSDEM and request an extra meeting if needed

Deferred:
 * Responding to a phone press inquiry asking to reach Stormy Peters
  * Comment from Stormy: "There is a press mailing list to deal with press inquiries. And if they are looking
for me, they should be able to find me but you are welcome to point them my way."
  * ACTION: maybe Rosanna can check with the caller to see what he wants and see if we need to get back to him by
press contact, or if he really wanted to reach Stormy in particular?
 * Sysadmin sponsorship: should we have a guadec-style sponsors' brochure to help with that?
 * WHS
 * OEM Linux distribution including GNOME - any action required wrt Narcis Garcia's email?
 * Review action items in kanban board, for completeness and status
 * ED search

 * Deferred until further mailing list discussion occurs from other board members (or missing info):
   * Reviewing and harmonizing our logos & trademark guidelines wrt ®, ™, etc.
   * Discuss plans for reviewing salaries/hourly rates of employees/contractors
   * Trademark defense campaign has ended and been a success: start evaluating the use of funds to wrap up the
matter and to make GNOME better
   * GNOME Privacy project: what to do with the gathered funds? (hackfest? internships? more ideas?)
   * NDA for sysadmins (for the privacy policy)

== Discussed on the mailing list ==
 * Midpoint payments to Outreach interns

== Completed Actions ==
 * Edward Swartz's "philantropist donation": Sri to email him to thank, say we're getting a gift together,
ask about reasons motivating his great donation, maybe offer an interview? And verify his mailing address.

== Pending action items ==
 * GNOME's CoC: Board to follow up in the upcoming meetings and prepare a version of the CoC to be finally
considered final over all the GNOME yearly events
 * Kat to create a private wiki page on the web services accounts holders and passwords
  * Allan and Kat decided to go for a private git account instead for security reasons
 * Kat to draft a proposal for a privacy policy for review
 * Kat to draft a contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
 * Karen to write the Privacy policy for GNOME services
 * Karen will look at gnome-software privacy issues from a legal standpoint
 * Karen to draft a proposal for the photography policy at GNOME conferences to discuss on foundation-list
 * Tobi to continue pursuing the fund collection in Europe
 * Tobi to talk to Andrea to move the PayPal data extraction scripts over to the GNOME infrastructure
 * Sri to investigate better uses of adsense/adwords on the GNOME websites
 * Sri to communicate to Rosanna and work on the donation for the West Coast hackfest
 * Sri, Marina, Kat to work on establishing criteria for drafting for the hiring committee for the ED role
 * Sri to investigate the GNOME gifts situation

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-- 

Cheers,

Andrea

Debian Developer,
Fedora / EPEL packager,
GNOME Sysadmin Team Coordinator,
GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee Chairman

Homepage: http://www.gnome.org/~av
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of January, 09th, 2015

= Minutes for Friday, January 09th, 2015, 17:00 UTC =

Next meeting due on January 23th, 2015 at 17:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Andrea Veri
 * Karen Sandler
 * Tobias Mueller
 * Sriram Ramkrishna

== Regrets ==

== Missing ==

== Board meeting ==

 * Funding - quick status check on:
  * Ecosystem (re)mapping
  * Adboard outreach
   * Around 20 companies involved in the last 10 years
   * The Board is looking to expand our Advisory Board membership base
    * Karen points out how hard it is to reach out companies asking for funds when there is no existing connection
(effort expended versus posible gain is too high). Also the wrong person reaching out on our behalf can
also be detrimental
    * Karen also states the fact even without a successful response by a specific company, it's another way to
touch base with an external entity and contacts that might be willing to support the GNOME Foundation
   * Discussions with startups reveals that those who are server-intensive are looking for good desktop
tooling, it's something GNOME is lacking in and Mac OS X has a lot of traction in.
     * Opportunity to crowdsource outreach, which may turn into fundraising opportunities, to whoever people
in our community that attends startup-gatherings types of events all around the world - imagine if we were
hundreds doing that
     * At least in Portland, GNOME is a very well recognized brand, 7/10 times it needs no explanation; similar
story among developers in some venues in NYC; we have a strong brand
     * A different approach than traditional door-knocking fundraising, more about getting those actors
involved and interested in our activities...
     * Idea for a mixed approach where we have a 70% effort on maintaining current adboard relationships at
various touch points, and 30% new outreach etc.?
     * Idea to have highly technical and popular "GNOME ambassadors"? Already have a couple of qualified volunteers

  * Sysadmin sponsorship
   * VOTE: Assign 5K of general funds as a buffer to cover sysadmin work for coming months while funding for it is
being sorted out
    * +1 from jeff, marina, karen, sri, tobi (andrea abstains)

 * Sitrep on deal with WHS for funds in Europe and countries following the IBAN convention
  * The core issue is the "outgoing payments" (payments they make on our behalf) needing to be included in the
file export/report; it would be possible but a lot of work for them?
  * Entering this agreement would create some more work/complexity when it comes to annual reports
  * ACTION: get back to them, explain that the export is necessary, and ask for some form of documention wrt
outgoing payments?

 * Review action items in kanban board, for completeness and status
  * See Board of Directors board on https://tasks.gnome.org
  * Access is granted based on the credentials of your GNOME Account

 * ED search

 * Deferred until further mailing list discussion occurs from other board members (or missing info):
   * Reviewing and harmonizing our logos & trademark guidelines wrt ®, ™, etc.
   * Discuss plans for reviewing salaries/hourly rates of employees/contractors
   * Trademark defense campaign has ended and been a success: start evaluating the use of funds to wrap up the
matter and to make GNOME better
   * GNOME Privacy project (what to do with the remaining funds): hackfest? internships?
   * NDA for sysadmins (for the privacy policy)

== Discussed on the mailing list ==
 * Builder fundraiser launched (http://www.hergert.me/blog/2014/12/29/fundraiser.html)

== Completed Actions ==
 * GUADEC 2015 Sponsor Brochure Draft: Jeff to mail Fabiana back with the result of Board's vote

== Pending action items ==
 * GNOME's CoC: Board to follow up in the upcoming meetings and prepare a version of the CoC to be finally
considered final over all the GNOME yearly events
 * Edward Swartz's "philantropist donation": Sri to email him to thank, say we're getting a gift together,
ask about reasons motivating his great donation, maybe offer an interview? And verify his mailing address.
 * Kat to create a private wiki page on the web services accounts holders and passwords
  * Allan and Kat decided to go for a private git account instead for security reasons
 * Kat to draft a proposal for a privacy policy for review
 * Kat to draft a contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
 * Karen to write the Privacy policy for GNOME services
 * Karen will look at gnome-software privacy issues from a legal standpoint
 * Karen to draft a proposal for the photography policy at GNOME conferences to discuss on foundation-list
 * Tobi to continue pursuing the fund collection in Europe
 * Tobi to talk to Andrea to move the PayPal data extraction scripts over to the GNOME infrastructure
 * Sri to investigate better uses of adsense/adwords on the GNOME websites
 * Sri to communicate to Rosanna and work on the donation for the West Coast hackfest
 * Sri, Marina, Kat to work on establishing criteria for drafting for the hiring committee for the ED role
 * Sri to investigate the GNOME gifts situation

--

-- 

Cheers,

Andrea

Debian Developer,
Fedora / EPEL packager,
GNOME Sysadmin Team Coordinator,
GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee Chairman

Homepage: http://www.gnome.org/~av
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