Emmanuele Bassi | 23 Jul 11:18 2013
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Minutes of the Board meeting of June 11th, 2013

wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20130611

= Minutes for Meeting of June 11th, 2013, 15:00 UTC =
== Next Meeting ==
 * Tuesday, June 25th, 2013, 15:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Emmanuele Bassi
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Bastien Nocera
 * Andreas Nilsson
 * Joanmarie Diggs
 * Tobias Mueller
 * Seif Lotfy (late)
 * Karen Sandler

=== Regrets ===
 * Shaun !McCance (leave early)

== Board Meeting Agenda ==
 * GUADEC 2013
  * Update on GUADEC 2013
   * Canonical is joining as silver sponsors
   * Intel declined, but they are still interested in sponsoring GNOME
  * GUADEC Travel Budget
   * Last meeting we allocated 30,000 EUR in travel for GUADEC. Was this enough?
   * We have room in the budget for extensions
   * '''ACTION''': Joanie, Karen to contact the travel committee if
they need more funding
  * Board and Adboard meetings at GUADEC
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Emmanuele Bassi | 23 Jul 11:14 2013
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Minutes of the Board meeting of May 28th, 2013

wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20130528

= Minutes for Meeting of May 28th, 2013, 15:00 UTC =
== Next Meeting ==
 * Tuesday, June 11th, 2013, 15:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Emmanuele Bassi
 * Bastien Nocera
 * Shaun !McCance
 * Andreas Nilsson
 * Seif Lotfy (late)
 * Joanmarie Diggs

=== Regrets ===
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Tobias Mueller
 * Karen Sandler

== Board Meeting Agenda ==
 * GUADEC 2013
  * Update on GUADEC 2013
   * 3 keynotes confirmed. The 4th is still pending.
   * Papers commitee are waiting for people confirming
   * '''ACTION''': Emmanuele to send an email reminding accepted
speakers to confirm presence, and to contact the travel committee for
sponsorship
   * Letters of invitation for people needing visas.

 * GUADEC Travel Budget
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Emmanuele Bassi | 23 Jul 11:07 2013
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Minutes for the Board meeting of May 14th, 2013

wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20130514

= Minutes for Meeting of May 14th, 2013, 15:00 UTC =

== Next Meeting ==
 * Tuesday, May 28th, 2013, 15:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Emmanuele Bassi
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Bastien Nocera
 * Shaun !McCance
 * Andreas Nilsson
 * Seif Lotfy
 * Tobias Mueller
 * Karen Sandler

=== Regrets ===
 * Joanmarie Diggs

== Board Meeting Agenda ==
 * A11y work
  * We accepted a bid, now we want to get some publicity out
  * Karen wrote a contract based on the previous ones and sent it to
Igalia for signing
  * We should announce that the bid has been approved
  * We should have a better PR campaign when the work has been completed

 * Events

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Emmanuele Bassi | 23 Jul 11:00 2013
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Minutes of the Board meeting for April 30th, 2013

wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20130430

= Minutes for Meeting of  April 30th, 2013 =

== Next Meeting ==

 * Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, 15:00 UTC

== Attending ==

 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Bastien Nocera
 * Shaun !McCance
 * Andreas Nilsson
 * Tobias Mueller
 * Karen Sandler
 * Seif Lotfy
 * Joanmarie Diggs joining late to recuse herself from the discussions
about the a11y bid

=== Regrets ===

=== Missing ===

 * Emmanuele Bassi

== Board Meeting Agenda ==

 * A11y bid - VOTE
  * The committee of volunteers (John Walicki,  Mike Gorse, Juanjo
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Ekaterina Gerasimova | 12 Jul 23:33 2013
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Call for GUADEC 2015 bids

The call for bids has been announced: https://www.gnome.org/news/2013/07/the-gnome-foundation-invites-proposals-to-host-guadec-2015/

Please submit your intent to bid by the 1st of August. The deadline for bid submissions is the 30th of September.

***************

Teams wishing to organize GUADEC in their city should let the board know of their intent to submit a bid by the 1st of August by e-mail to foundation-announce <at> gnome.org and board-list <at> gnome.org, indicating their availability to meet during this year's GUADEC to discuss it with the GNOME Foundation board. Final bids will be due by September 30, 2013

Keep in mind that a good candidate should meet the following criteria:

 * easily accessed 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 you and will be there to help you. You can find more information at https://wiki.gnome.org/GUADEC including a HowTo for writing a bid[1] and an overview of the kinds of things you should include in the proposal.

[1] https://wiki.gnome.org/GuadecPlanningHowTo/Bid
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Emmanuele Bassi | 11 Jun 11:24 2013
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Call for BoF sessions and lightning talks at GUADEC

Hi all;

The call for Bird of a Feather and Lightning Talks for GUADEC 2013 is now open.

You can submit a proposal for the BoF and hacking sessions to be held
at GUADEC simply by adding your session to the wiki page at:

  https://live.gnome.org/GUADEC/2013/BOFs

and notifying the GUADEC papers committee at:

  guadec-papers <at> gnome.org

IMPORTANT: Make sure to note the amount of expected participants to
the BoF, for a quicker allocation of the room.

The schedule will be organized depending on the number of available
rooms and scheduled sessions, on a first come, first serve basis.

For lightning talks, the instructions are on the wiki:

  https://live.gnome.org/GUADEC/2013/LightningTalks

GUADEC is the GNOME Users and Developers European Conference, and will
be hosted at Brno, Czech Republic, between August 1st and August 8th,
2013. For more information, please go to the GUADEC website:

  http://www.guadec.org

If you have any question, feel free to contact the organization committee at:

  guadec-list <at> gnome.org

Have fun, and see you at GUADEC!

Ciao,
 Emmanuele, on behalf of the GUADEC papers committee.

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Andrea Veri | 10 Jun 17:39 2013
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GNOME Foundation Board Elections Spring 2013 - 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, 2013-06-18, 23:59 UTC. Please note these results should not be considered final until any challenge have been resolved.

The results can be found at:

A list of all votes can be found at:

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

Tobias Mueller
Joanmarie Diggs
Emmanuele Bassi
Andreas Nilsson
Sriram Ramkrishna
Ekaterina Gerasimova
Marina Zhurakhinskaya.

Some figures about the votes: there were 361 registered voters. 192 voters sent valid ballots.

Cheers,
  Andrea Veri
  on behalf of the GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee
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Andrea Veri | 27 May 18:23 2013
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GNOME Board of Directors Elections 2013 - Voting Instructions sent

Dear Foundation Members,

we have just sent the ballots to the registered email addresses of the electorate.

If you have not received your voting instructions, have a look on the list of eligible voters on <http://www.gnome.org/foundation/membership/> and check the email account that is associated with you. Also check the SPAM folder. In case you are not on the list of eligible voters but think you should be, write us an email (see below).

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask them at membership-committee <at> gnome.org or elections <at> gnome.org.

Happy Voting,
  Andrea Veri
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Andrea Veri | 22 May 17:30 2013
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GNOME Board of Directors Foundation Elections Spring 2013 - The candidates

Dear Foundation Members,

I am glad to announce the following list of candidates for the Board of Directors:
   * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
   * Ekaterina Gerasimova
   * Sriram Ramkrishna
   * Andreas Nilsson
   * Emmanuele Bassi
   * Joanmarie Diggs
   * Max Huang
   * Tobias Mueller


You are invited to ask the candidates questions by sending them to foundation-list. But please try to avoid duplicates and bear in mind, that the candidates invest a lot of time answering questions, thus please be reasonable with the amount and scope of the questions. You might want to send your question to membership-committee <at> gnome.org instead, so that we can collect, sift and sort the questions before we send them out shortly after the ballots were sent. But again: if you feel the need to ask your question directly, please do so.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask them at membership-committee <at> gnome.org or elections <at> gnome.org.


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Cheers,

Andrea

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Fedora / EPEL packager,
GNOME Sysadmin,
GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee Chairman

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seiflotfy@googlemail.com | 20 May 15:30 2013
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Withdrawal of board of idrectors candidacy

I hereby withdraw my candidacy for the board of directors. I think I will not bring to the table as much as what the other candidates can bring. I wish them all the best.

Cheers
Seif
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seiflotfy@googlemail.com | 20 May 01:51 2013
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GNOME Foundation Board candidacy: Seif Lotfy

Name: Seif Lotfy
Email: seiflotfy (at) gmail.com
Affiliation: None

I have been a GNOME contributor since 2007. And served on the board of directors the past year.

If elected, I would try to push for more initiatives to get communications across all gnome teams solidified as well as push for more outreach and marketing support from the community as well as the Advisory board.

cheers,
 Seif
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