Andrea Veri | 21 Jul 17:29 2015
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Minutes of the Board meeting of July, 07th, 2015

= Minutes for Tuesday, July 7th, 2015, 16:00 UTC =

Next meeting date, Monday, July 20th, 2015, 17:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Shaun McCance
 * Allan Day
 * Cosimo Cecchi
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova

 * Old board members attending
  * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
  * Tobias Mueller

== Regrets ==
 * Andrea Veri

 * Old board members:
  * Karen Sandler

== Missing ==
 * Christian Hergert

 * Old board members:
  * Sriram Ramkrishna

== Board meeting ==

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Allan Day | 9 Jul 16:28 2015
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GNOME Foundation AGM 2015

Foundation Members,

This year's GNOME Foundation Annual General Meeting will be held on
the 8th of August at 15:45 (CEST). As with previous years, it is being
held at GUADEC [1]. This year's conference is at the Folkets Hus [2]
in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The meeting will include reports from each of GNOME's teams, as well
as a budget report. This will be followed by a Q&A with the Board of
Directors, as well as general discussion.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Yours,

Allan Day
GNOME Foundation Board of Directors

[1] https://2015.guadec.org/
[2] http://folketshusgoteborg.se/
Ekaterina Gerasimova | 1 Jul 00:19 2015
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Call for hosts for GUADEC 2016

The GNOME Foundation invites proposals to host GUADEC 2016.

GUADEC is the biggest gathering of GNOME users and developers, which
takes place in Europe every year. It includes conference days, the
GNOME Foundation annual general meeting and hacking in a week of
coding and discussion.

Teams wishing to organize GUADEC in their city should discuss their
intent to submit a bid with the board before the 1st of August by
email to board-list <at> gnome.org. They should also try to attend GUADEC
2015 in Gothenburg on the 7th-12th August where the board and the
local team will make themselves available to help you figure out what
is involved in organising GUADEC.

The deadline for bid submission will be the 1st of September 2015 by
e-mail to foundation-announce <at> gnome.org and board-list <at> gnome.org. Bids
should also be uploaded to https://wiki.gnome.org/GUADEC/2016/Bids

Keep in mind that a good location candidate should meet the following criteria:
* easily accessible by plane or train
* motivated local team, preferably with experience in event organisation
* a venue available to host the event
* good options for lunches (catering, student restaurant…)
* affordable accommodation and places to eat in the evening
* space for informal talks and impromptu hacking local industry and
government support

Bids from previous years are available for reference. Also be aware
that while organizing a conference such as GUADEC is a huge
undertaking, people from the GNOME community have been there before
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Andrea Veri | 25 Jun 15:58 2015
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of June, 19th, 2015

= Minutes for Friday, June 19th, 2015, 16:00 UTC =

Next meeting date TBD as July 03rd, 2015 is an US national holiday

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

* New board members attending
 * Shaun !McCance
 * Allan Day
 * Cosimo Cecchi

== Missing ==
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova

== Board meeting ==

 * GUADEC 2015
  * Last minute efforts to secure additional GUADEC sponsors
   * Jeff reached out to System76
   * Karen suggests we should possibly reach out Mozilla
    * Shaun points out Mozilla has a form to be filled in when requesting sponsorships of any form: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/form.dev-engagement-event
  * ACTION: Jeff to continue reaching out to more (zareason, TDF, mozilla) unless some valiant soul joins the action
  * Venue and hostel money
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Fabiana Simões | 19 Jun 22:24 2015
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Final Results - GNOME Foundation Board of Directors Elections 2015

Hello Foundation!

The preliminary results for this year's elections were not challenged.
This means, in the next term, our Board of Directors will be composed
of the following Foundation members:

Allan Day
Andrea Veri
Christian Hergert
Cosimo Cecchi
Ekaterina Gerasimova
Jeff Fortin
Shaun McCance

Congratulations! And many, many thanks to all Foundation members who
participated and voted. I hope the engagement and excitement we saw
during the elections remain active for the year :)

Cheers,
Fabiana - on behalf of the GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee

_______________________________________________
foundation-announce mailing list
foundation-announce <at> gnome.org
https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-announce
Andrea Veri | 16 Jun 00:58 2015
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of June, 05th, 2015

= Minutes for Friday, June 5th, 2015, 14:00 UTC =

Next meeting due on June 19th, 2015 at 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Karen Sandler
 * Andrea Veri

== Regrets ==
 * Tobias Mueller
 * Sriram Ramkrishna

== Board meeting ==

 * GUADEC 2015
  * Endocode is supporting GUADEC and joining other sponsors listed at https://www.guadec.org/sponsors, thanks!
  * Visa/sponsorship letters
   * The templates need a review & board vote for Jeff and Jonas to sign the letters from the GNOME Foundation and
FFKP, respectively
    * Templates are available at https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/private/board-list/2015-May/msg00137.html
     * fix "creat" to "create" in FFKP letter
     * propose the use of "GNU/Linux" instead of "Linux"
   * VOTE to use those templates for the fast-tracking process: +1 from Kat, Marina, Jeff, Andrea, Karen
   * VOTE PASSED
  * Budget: did it need further review/approvals/etc.?
    * Non, no pending action required from us and the budget looks good
    * Travel budget is under the local committee and covered by sponsorships, as it stands GUADEC is planned to
break even

 * Outreachy transfer wrap-up
   * We transferred out the program to the SF Conservancy properly. The program transferred leaving GNOME
with no liabilities.  All outstanding payments related to previous rounds were collected and all GNOME
reserve funds used for Outreach Program for Women were completely restored. 
   * Do we need a press release for this? Maybe not, there is not a strong need for it unless someone (on the
engagement team?) wants to work on it

 * WHS press release
  * The signed contract has not yet been sent back to us till the 30th of April
  * Andrea sent them a poke on the 2nd of June, awaiting reply
  * Follow-up with engagement team as soon as the signed contract is returned to us

 * ED search status update
  * Any activity from the ED search committee yet?
   * List of candidates is still being put together
   * A job description for the role is being drafted
   * Marina suggests the ED Search committee should get in touch with the Board with regular updates on their
efforts, and with any questions

 * Brainstorming ideas for the GUADEC adboard meeting
  * Possibly have core developers presenting their applications / modules with live demos
    * ex: Christian for Builder, ?? for GTK+/Wayland, GStreamer, !WebKit...
      * let's not replace the AGM team presentations... unless the schedule is too tight for an AGM to last 4 hours
this year and it goes back to just the foundation reporting instead of foundation + all teams reporting.
    * The idea is to get adboard excited about the technologies we're presenting, it doesn't have to be backend techs
  * Check what the outcome of Sri's initiative to invite/involve companies in the GNOME West Coast Summit in
June 2015; share the results with the adboard
  * How to promote GNOME technologies, starting from the website mockup (Allan Day posted the draft/mockup
of such a page for the website, on the engagement list)
  * Goals for new ED

== Pending action items ==
 * HELLOTUX t-shirts with GNOME's logo: Sri to check with the engagement team for validation for this, and
then we'd need to sign a formal agreement
 * Desktop Summit 2011 taxes: Kat to mail Marta back asking for more details on how the total amount we should
pay was reached
 * 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
 * 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
 * Jeff to find existing fundraising brochure/proposal documents and come up with one for fundraising for a sysadmin

--

-- 

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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Fabiana Simões | 9 Jun 14:13 2015
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Preliminary Results - GNOME Board of Directors Elections 2015

Hello, Foundation!

We're happy to announce the preliminary results for this year's Board
of Directors
elections:

Allan Day
Andrea Veri
Christian Hergert
Cosimo Cecchi
Ekaterina Gerasimova
Jeff Fortin Tam
Shaun McCance

(details at http://vote.gnome.org/vote/results.php?election_id=23)

If you'd like to challenge these results, please send an e-mail to
membership-committee gnome org  You can challenge them until Tuesday,
2015-06-17, 23:59 UTC. Please note these results should not be
considered final until all challenges have been resolved.

This year we had 273 registered voters, 149 of which sent in valid
ballots. We encourage everyone to check the list of all votes to
verify their ballot:

https://vote.gnome.org/votes.php?election_id=23

Cheers,
Fabiana - on behalf of the GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee
Andrea Veri | 2 Jun 15:02 2015
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of May, 15th, 2015

= Minutes for Friday, May 15th, 2015, 16:00 UTC =

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

== Regrets ==

== Missing ==
 * Andrea Veri

== Board meeting ==

 * GUADEC 2015:
  * Codethink now a confirmed sponsor!
  * FFKP agreement
   * New draft received, we need to send back v3 with our proposed
changes/clauses
   * ACTION: Jeff & Karen to propose the draft amendment
  * Talks recordings
   * Handled by FSCONS folks this year, so not just on one person's shoulders?
   * ACTION: Tobi to check with Alexandre regarding sharing the raw
materials of last year's recordings
  * VOTE: Travel invitations fast-tracking
   * "Authorize GNOME Foundation representative (e.g. President) or
representative of a local organization which has an agreement to act
on behalf of the GNOME Foundation to issue invitation letters for a
conference or hackfest to the GNOME Foundation members, to people who
were offered sponsorship by the travel committee, and to accepted
speakers without having the board vote on issueing that letter to the
individual. Hackfest attendees don't qualify as accepted speakers. If
someone doesn't fall in any of the listed categories, the board will
need to vote about their request for the invitation on the individual
basis."
   * +1 from Karen, Marina, Jeff, Sri, Kat

 * Cosigning a letter against backdoors: do we officially support this?
  * As an objection letter it is fine, but it makes no mention of Free
& Open Source Software which makes it somewhat less compelling in our
view
  * Not really about signing or making a joint press release in
particular, it was (from our understanding) just asking for a
permission to list "GNOME" in the list of organizations amenable to
this cause
  * VOTE: shall we get back to James to voice our agreement while
mentioning the two previous points?
   * +1 Sri, Marina, Kat, Jeff; Karen abstains
   * ACTION: Jeff to get back to James about this

 * Adboard outreach

 * DEFERRED: Brainstorming ideas for the next adboard meeting
 * DEFERRED: WHS & Outreachy press release

== Discussed on the mailing list ==
 * Board of Directors elections
  * Andrea, on behalf of the Membership Committee, proposed a possible
timeline for the upcoming 2015 elections
  * No objections were raised and the timeline was sent to foundation-announce
  * https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2015-May/msg00000.html

 * GNOME Foundation's policy for depicting GNOME in film/video.
  * A request was sent to board-list about a feature film that is
going to include a few scenes showing a computer running GNOME
  * Josh Triplett and Sri proposed a set of guidelines film / video
producers should follow when depicting GNOME on their productions
  * The policy will be made public for all the interested parties on
www.gnome.org

== Pending action items ==
 * HELLOTUX t-shirts with GNOME's logo: Sri to check with the
engagement team for validation for this, and then we'd need to sign a
formal agreement
 * Desktop Summit 2011 taxes: Kat to mail Marta back asking for more
details on how the total amount we should pay was reached
 * 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
 * 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
 * Jeff to find existing fundraising brochure/proposal documents and
come up with one for fundraising for a sysadmin

--

-- 
Cheers,

Andrea

Debian Developer,
Fedora / EPEL packager,
GNOME Infrastructure Team Coordinator,
GNOME Foundation Board of Directors Secretary,
GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee Chairman

Homepage: http://www.gnome.org/~av
Fabiana Simões | 21 May 11:36 2015
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GNOME Board of Directors Foundation Elections 2015 - Candidates

Hello Foundation Members,

It's that time of the year again! I'm happy to announce the following
candidates for this year's Board of Directors elections:

* Alexandre Franke
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2015-May/msg00010.html

* Allan Day
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2015-May/msg00011.html

* Andrea Veri
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2015-May/msg00009.html

* Carlos Soriano
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2015-may/msg00016.html

* Christian Hergert
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2015-May/msg00005.html

* Cosimo Cecchi
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2015-May/msg00006.html

* Ekaterina Gerasimova
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2015-May/msg00015.html

* Jeff Fortin Tam
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2015-May/msg00012.html

* Josh Triplett
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2015-May/msg00008.html

* Magdalen Berns
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2015-May/msg00007.html

* Ryan Lortie
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-list/2015-May/msg00019.html

* Shaun McCance
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-list/2015-May/msg00018.html

* Tobias Muller
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2015-May/msg00004.html

Please see <https://vote.gnome.org/2015/candidates.html> for more details.

Foundation Members are welcome to ask questions to the candidates on
foundation-list. Please try to avoid duplicates, and bear in mind
candidates invest a lot of time in answering questions.

If you have any questions about the elections process itself, drop us
a line at membership-committee at gnome.org.

Cheers,
Fabiana - on behalf of the GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee
Ryan Lortie | 18 May 22:43 2015
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Board of Directors Elections 2015 - Candidacy - Ryan Lortie

karaj,

I am announcing my candidacy for the board of directors.

If elected, this would be my second time on the board.

I have been a GNOME developer during many years, mostly on lower-level
things.

I am currently affiliated with Canonical where I am in the desktop team,
mostly in context of working on the GNOME technologies that are also
used in our products.

I am happy to answer any questions that you may have about how I would
represent you on the board of directors.

Cheers
Ekaterina Gerasimova | 19 May 00:06 2015
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Board of Directors Elections 2015 - Candidacy - Ekaterina Gerasimova

Hello Foundation members,

I am announcing my candidacy for the board of directors. If elected,
this will be my third term. I have been on the board since 2013, and
contributing for a few years longer. I am currently the documentation
team lead, a member of the Travel Committee, as well as the Foundation
treasurer.

I work for Collabora, although my work there is not currently directly
related to my contributions in GNOME.

I would be happy to answer any questions that you may have about what
I would bring to the board.

Thanks
Kat

Gmane