Joanmarie Diggs | 18 Jul 21:34 2012

Call for GUADEC 2013 proposals - Deadline extended

Hello Foundation Members.

During the last week of June we announced the call for GUADEC 2013 
proposals [1]. We have received feedback from the community that more 
time is needed. Therefore, in order to ensure we have a great GUADEC 
2013, we are extending the deadline for completed proposals.

Because it has been the Board's experience that face-to-face meetings 
are a valuable part of the proposal evaluation process, we would 
strongly encourage all parties who plan to submit a proposal to meet 
with the Board at GUADEC to present their tentative plans. However, if 
meeting face-to-face is not possible, we will work with you to arrange 
an alternative meeting.

The new deadlines are as follows:

* July 20th: Declaration of intent to propose hosting GUADEC 2013 sent
  to board-list <at> gnome.org. In this declaration, please include a 
  statement of your availability to meet with the Board during GUADEC
  2012.

* September 22nd: Formal, complete proposals for hosting GUADEC 2013
  sent to board-list <at> gnome.org.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please let us know either on 
foundation-list <at> gnome.org or board-list <at> gnome.org.

--joanie, on behalf of the Foundation Board

[1] https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-list/2012-
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Emmanuele Bassi | 13 Jul 16:43 2012
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Minutes of the Board Meeting - June 29, 2012

Wiki: https://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20120629

= Minutes for Meeting of June 29, 2012 =

== Next Meeting ==

 July 13, 2012

== Attending ==

 * Bastien Nocera
 * Brian Cameron
 * Emmanuele Bassi
 * Germán Póo-Caamaño
 * Karen Sandler
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Ryan Lortie
 * Shaun !McCance
 * Stormy Peters
 * Seif Lotfy
 * Joanmarie Diggs
 * Tobias Mueller
 * Andreas Nilsson

=== Regrets ===

=== Missing ===

== Board Meeting Agenda ==

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Emmanuele Bassi | 29 Jun 14:49 2012
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Minutes of the Board Meeting - June 12th, 2012

Wiki: https://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20120612

= Minutes for Meeting of June 12, 2012 =

== Next Meeting ==

 June 29, 2012

== Attending ==

 * Bastien Nocera
 * Brian Cameron
 * Emmanuele Bassi
 * Germán Póo-Caamaño
 * Karen Sandler
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Ryan Lortie
 * Shaun !McCance
 * Stormy Peters

=== Regrets ===

=== Missing ===

== Board Meeting Agenda ==

 * Process
   * Karen's 990 Form (questions regarding classifications of certain amounts).
     * Any update?
       * sent email to accountants 5/30 and a follow up message on 6/11.
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Emmanuele Bassi | 19 Jun 20:16 2012
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Change in affiliation

hi all;

as it appeared on Planet GNOME[0] and on my personal
microblogging[1][2], I am no longer affiliated with Intel.

starting on June 25, my new affiliation will be the Mozilla Foundation.

ciao,
 Emmanuele.

[0] http://blogs.gnome.org/ebassi/2012/06/15/the-rakes-song/
[1] https://plus.google.com/110564179941764460291/posts/EWvTs8BbsuM
[2] https://twitter.com/ebassi/status/215119479926042625

--

-- 
W: http://www.emmanuelebassi.name
B: http://blogs.gnome.org/ebassi/
Emmanuele Bassi | 12 Jun 16:52 2012
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Minutes of the Board Meeting - May 29th, 2012

Wiki: https://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20120529

= Minutes for Meeting of May 29, 2012 =

== Next Meeting ==

 June 12, 2012

== Attending ==

 * Bastien Nocera 
 * Emmanuele Bassi
 * Germán Póo-Caamaño
 * Karen Sandler
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Ryan Lortie
 * Shaun !McCance
 * Stormy Peters

=== Regrets ===

=== Missing ===

 * Brian Cameron

== Board Meeting Agenda ==

 * Process
   * Discussing what to do about ACL on Wiki for old board members.
     * Germán and Brian both responded that Karen's suggested draft was reasonable.
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Andrea Veri | 11 Jun 14:30 2012
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GNOME Foundation Board Elections Spring 2012 - Preliminary Results

Dear Foundation Members,

the GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee is pleased to
announce the preliminary results for the Board of Directors.

We strongly encourage everyone to look at the detailed results to 
verify their ballot. (see below)

These results can be challenged by sending an e-mail to
elections <at> gnome.org. The challenges have to be sent before Tuesday,
2012-06-19, 23:59 UTC. Please note these results should not be
considered final until any challenge have been resolved.

The results can be found at:
http://vote.gnome.org/vote/results.php?election_id=17

A list of all votes can be found at:
http://vote.gnome.org/vote/votes.php?election_id=17

If the results are not challenged, the new Board will be composed by:

      Bastien Nocera
      Emmanuele Bassi
      Andreas Nilsson
      Joanmarie Diggs
      Tobias Mueller
      Shaun McCance
      Seif Lotfy

Some figures about the votes: there were 375 registered voters. 186
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Andrea Veri | 29 May 22:26 2012
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A new Membership status: Emeritus

The GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee is proud to 
announce a new Membership status: Emeritus.

  Introduction

The MembershipCommittee may receive Membership renewal applications 
from Foundation members that provided a good amount of valuable and 
high quality contributions in the past but aren't able to provide any 
reference about recent contributions.

The requirements to gain membership (or renew it) are the following: 

"Members of the Foundation are required to have made a valuable, 
recent and non-trivial contribution to the project, and should be 
planning to actively contribute in the future".

Some past contributors or long time Foundation members could not have 
their membership renewed as they could not provide the needed 
reference to recent contributions. For this reason, the 
MembershipCommittee created an Emeritus Rank for all the past members 
that are not active any more but still want to be associated with the 
GNOME Foundation.

Accordingly, you can qualify for the Emeritus Member rank if:

1. you have been a Foundation Member in the past and made a 
   substantial contribution over a long period of time.
2. you lost or are about to lose your Foundation membership by not 
   renewing it in time.
3. you are still interested in being part of the GNOME community.
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Xabier Rodriguez Calvar | 29 May 17:18 2012

Call for GUADEC BoF and Lightning Talks opened until June 18h

The public Call for Participation for Lightning Talks, BoF and Hackfest
has officially opened for the 2012 GNOME Users And Developers European
Conference (GUADEC [1]) conference.

You can read the call for participations at
http://www.guadec.org/lightning-bof-cfp and submit your proposal at the
submission system [2].

GUADEC 2012 will be hosted in A Coruña, Spain, from July 26 - August
1st. BoF, Hackfests and other events will be scheduled between July 30th
and August 1st.

This call for Participation for GUADEC 2012 will follow these dates:

      * June 18: Deadline for submission of Lightning Talks and BoF
        proposals.
      * June 26: Notification to Lightning Talks contributors.
      * July 26 - 29: GUADEC 2012 in A Coruña, Spain
      * July 30 - August 1: hackfests and meetings

The rest of the activities BoFs, Hackfest, etc... will be accepted  with
a FIFO approach whenever there are available slots and rooms in the
conference program.

We would like to remember that registration for GUADEC [3] is already
open and you could reserve your accomodation with the registration
system until July 1st.

Follow GUADEC developments: http://identi.ca/GUADEC &
http://twitter.com/GUADEC
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Emmanuele Bassi | 29 May 14:53 2012
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Minutes of the Board Meeting - 2012-05-15

Link: https://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20120515

= Minutes for Meeting of May 15, 2012 =

== Next Meeting ==

 May 29, 2012

== Attending ==

 * Bastien Nocera 
 * Brian Cameron
 * Emmanuele Bassi
 * Germán Póo-Caamaño
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Shaun !McCance
 * Stormy Peters

=== Regrets ===

 * Karen Sandler (holiday)

=== Missing ===

 * Ryan Lortie

== Board Meeting Agenda ==

 * Process
   * Discussing what to do about ACL on Wiki for old board members.
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Emmanuele Bassi | 29 May 14:52 2012
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Minutes of the Board Meeting - 2012-05-01

Link: https://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20120501

= Minutes for Meeting of May 1, 2012 =

== Next Meeting ==

 May 14, 2012

== Attending ==

 * Bastien Nocera 
 * Brian Cameron
 * Emmanuele Bassi
 * Germán Póo-Caamaño
 * Karen Sandler
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Shaun !McCance
 * Stormy Peters

=== Regrets ===

 * Ryan Lortie

== Board Meeting Agenda ==

 * Process
   * Why are emails to board <at> gnome.org and director <at> gnome.org not going through moderation?  We seem to be
getting junk mail on the list sent to this address.
     * Karen asked the sysadmin team, waiting for their response.

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Emmanuele Bassi | 29 May 14:50 2012
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Minutes of the Board Meeting - 2012-04-17

Link: https://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20120417

= Minutes for Meeting of April 17 =

== Next Meeting ==

 May 1, 2012

== Attending ==

 * Bastien Nocera 
 * Brian Cameron
 * Germán Póo-Caamaño
 * Karen Sandler
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Shaun !McCance
 * Stormy Peters
 * Ryan Lortie
 * Emmanuele Bassi (late)

=== Regrets ===

=== Missing ===

== Board Meeting Agenda ==

 * Process
   * Why are emails to board <at> gnome.org and director <at> gnome.org not going through moderation?  We seem to be
getting junk mail on the list sent to this address.  Can we fix this?
     * '''ACTION''': Karen - Will discuss board <at> gnome.org and director <at> gnome.org moderation with the
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