Andrea Veri | 11 Jul 15:10 2014
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Additional Foundation Membership benefit: GANDI Discounts

Hello Foundation Members!

I've been in contact recently with the GANDI.net team [1] and they've 
been so kind to offer our membership some great discounts on all their 
available services! (domains, websites hosting, SSL certificates, 
Cloud VPS servers )

What is GANDI offering us
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What GANDI is kindly offering us is an E-Rate discount [1] on all the 
services listed above. Below you can see the discounted prices for the 
various services:

Domains: https://www.gandi.net/domain/price/info?grid=E

Simple hosting: https://www.gandi.net/hosting/simple?language=php&db=mysql&grid=E

SSL Certificates: https://www.gandi.net/ssl/grid

Cloud VPS servers (IaaS): https://www.gandi.net/hosting/iaas/prices?grid=E 

How can I receive the discount?
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1. Create a GANDI handle at https://www.gandi.net. If you have an 
   existing account you can skip this step.
2. Set your handles' prepaid account currency accordingly to the one 
   in use in your country.
3. Mail non-profit <at> gandi.net from your  <at> gnome.org mail address indicating 
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Emmanuele Bassi | 30 Jun 17:06 2014
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Minutes of the Board meeting of June 17, 2014

wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20140617

= Minutes for Tuesday, June 17th, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

== Next meeting ==
 * Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Joanmarie Diggs
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Emmanuele Bassi
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Andreas Nilsson
 * Tobias Mueller (connection issues towards the later end of the call)

=== Regrets ===
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Sriram Ramkrishna

=== Missing ===

== Board Meeting Agenda ==

 * Trademark request
  * Carol Hanson wants to print a one-off t-shirt design that includes
the GNOME logo, for personal use
  * Cafepress raised the issue of the trade mark
  * We should put Karen and Pam in the loop
  * '''ACTION''': Kat to contact Karen and Pam about the trademark use
request from Carol Hanson
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Emmanuele Bassi | 30 Jun 17:05 2014
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Minutes of the Board meeting of June 3, 2014

wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20140603

= Minutes for Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

== Next meeting ==
 * Tuesday, June 17th, 2014, 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Joanmarie Diggs
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Emmanuele Bassi
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Sriram Ramkrishna

=== Regrets ===
 * Andreas Nilsson
 * Tobias Mueller

=== Missing ===

== Board Meeting Agenda ==

 * Monthly financial update
  * We have received various adboard and outreach payments
  * USD 361k in cash reserves
  * Just over half is earmarked
  * This allows to send out reimbursements for West Coast hackfest and
DX hackfest
  * Should be possible to increase the travel budget for GUADEC to EUR 30k
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Fabiana Simões | 18 Jun 11:15 2014
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GNOME Board of Directors Elections 2014 - Final Results

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:

Sriram Ramkrishna
Ekaterina Gerasimova
Karen Sandler
Tobias Mueller
Andrea Veri
Marina Zhurakhinskaya
Jeff Fortin

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
Emmanuele Bassi | 17 Jun 17:24 2014
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Minutes of the Board meeting of May 20th, 2014

wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20140520

= Minutes for Tuesday, May 20th, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

== Next meeting ==
 * Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014, 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Andreas Nilsson
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Tobias Mueller
 * Joanmarie Diggs
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Emmanuele Bassi
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Sriram Ramkrishna

== Board Meeting Agenda ==

 * Quick budget update
  * Where are we?
  * More invoices have been paid since the last meeting
  * We should be able to reimburse the West Coast hackfest
   * Oldest event that has been earmarked
  * We need to check the state of the GNOME.Asia payment
   * The money was sent to the personal account of one of the organizers
   * It is being held by the bank
   * '''ACTION''': Rosanna to contact Emily about the state of the
GNOME.Asia payment
   * Should we re-send the payment without waiting?
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Fabiana Simões | 9 Jun 12:05 2014
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GNOME Board of Directors Elections 2014 - Preliminary Results

URL for the detailed results is
https://vote.gnome.org/results.php?election_id=22.

Sorry for the confusion,
Fabiana

On 9 June 2014 11:41, Fabiana Simões <fabianaps <at> gnome.org> wrote:
> Hello, Foundation!
>
> The GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee is happy to
> announce the preliminary results for this year's Board of Directors
> elections:
>
> Sriram Ramkrishna
> Ekaterina Gerasimova
> Karen Sandler
> Tobias Mueller
> Andrea Veri
> Marina Zhurakhinskaya
> Jeff Fortin
>
> (details at http://vote.gnome.org/vote/results.php?election_id=22)
>
> If you'd like to challenge these results, please send an e-mail to
> membership-committee <at> gnome.org. You can challenge them until Tuesday,
> 2014-06-17, 23:59 UTC. Please note these results should not be
> considered final untill all challenges have been resolved.
>
> This year we had 310 registered voters, 194 of which sent in valid
> ballots. We strongly encourage everyone to check the list of all votes
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Fabiana Simões | 9 Jun 11:41 2014
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GNOME Board of Directors Elections 2014 - Preliminary Results

Hello, Foundation!

The GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee is happy to
announce the preliminary results for this year's Board of Directors
elections:

Sriram Ramkrishna
Ekaterina Gerasimova
Karen Sandler
Tobias Mueller
Andrea Veri
Marina Zhurakhinskaya
Jeff Fortin

(details at http://vote.gnome.org/vote/results.php?election_id=22)

If you'd like to challenge these results, please send an e-mail to
membership-committee <at> gnome.org. You can challenge them until Tuesday,
2014-06-17, 23:59 UTC. Please note these results should not be
considered final untill all challenges have been resolved.

This year we had 310 registered voters, 194 of which sent in valid
ballots. We strongly encourage everyone to check the list of all votes
to verify their ballot:

https://vote.gnome.org/votes.php?election_id=22

Cheers,
Fabiana - on behalf of the GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee
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David King | 19 May 01:56 2014

Board of Directors Elections 2014 - Candidacy - David King

Name: David King
Email address: amigadave <at> amigadave.com
Corporate affiliation: Red Hat
Conflict of interest: I am the partner of another candidate (Ekaterina 
Gerasimova)

Hello!

I would like to serve as a director so that I can help out with the 
important duties of the board for the coming year. I develop software 
for GNOME during the day (and sometimes by night!), and I also serve on 
the travel committee, as well as helping out on the documentation team.

My goal on the board is to be an effective director. As a visible 
portion of the Foundation's role is providing financial support to its 
members, I think that lots more work will be needed by the board to 
ensure that GNOME is financially secure, and will remain so in the 
future. I think that my experience on the travel committee will be 
helpful in making challenging decisions regarding finances.

A less visible part of the Foundation's role is its communication with 
members, which happens primarily through foundation-list. I have been 
disappointed with the delays in seeing meeting minutes published, and I 
would put myself forward for the position of secretary if I was elected, 
and strive to get the minutes published no later than the following 
board meeting.

Good luck to all the other candidates!

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Sriram Ramkrishna | 18 May 19:16 2014

Board of Directors Elections 2014 - Candidacy - Sriram Ramkrishna

Affiliation: Intel Corporation

I'm running for a second term as Director of the GNOME Foundation.  I
plan on continuing my efforts in outreach both inside of GNOME
Foundation and to external.  There is still many things to do in order
to make our platform and desktop attractive to everyone and I wish to
continue talking about our story.  I can continue to be effective in
leveraging what I've learned as Director as well as the extensive set
of contacts I have as part of my day job and the open source project I
am involved there as well.

During my tenure as Director, I have organized a hackfest, help start
a QA team, and worked to get many people involved in GNOME as
contributors. Long hours and days were spend engaging the Free and
Open Source community.  I find myself continuing to be energized in
being part of this organization of which I am proud of.  I ask for
your vote and confidence to continue working on the board.

Thank you!
sri
Ekaterina Gerasimova | 18 May 12:03 2014
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Board of Directors Elections 2014 - Candidacy - Ekaterina Gerasimova

Name: Ekaterina Gerasimova (kittykat)
Affiliation: none

I have been a board member for a year now, having run in 2013 with an
aim to improve the processes involved in running the various areas of
the Foundation. I have succeeded in getting areas such as GUADEC, the
Travel Committee, and the Foundation accounting and tax returns
(unfortunately, most of this is private) on the right path, but there
is still a lot of work to be done.

I am currently working towards the Foundation being able to be more
transparent again with its finances, as it used to be. This will help
our sponsors and supporters see how we are using their donations to
further the goals of GNOME and will help the membership, especially
the volunteers, to keep contributing to the project. The board will
also need to keep making challenging decisions for the benefit of the
Foundation, to make sure that our spending is in areas that are of
most importance. I feel that I have done this well over the last year
and would like to be able to keep doing it. In the upcoming year, I
want to be able to offer our sponsors better value for their financial
support.

There is no quick fix for the current situation, so we need to
continue working hard at improving which includes involving the
membership more in the running of the Foundation. From a practical
point of view, I feel that I have a lot to bring to the board as I
have had some formal accounting training and have experience in
managing finances in corporate environments. I am the current
treasurer and intend to run for treasurer in the upcoming year.

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Marina Zhurakhinskaya | 17 May 23:56 2014
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Board of Directors Elections 2014 - Candidacy - Marina Zhurakhinskaya

Name: Marina Zhurakhinskaya
Emails: marinaz <at> redhat.com and marinazik <at> gmail.com
Affiliations: Community Engagement Lead at Red Hat, Advisor and Director at the Ada Initiative
Blog: http://blogs.gnome.org/marina

Dear Foundation,

I'm running for a second term on the board to lend my organizing skills and my interest in reaching out to
people to the Foundation and ensure its growth. We have an amazing community and high quality technology.
My interests as a board member are to enable face-to-face work, development in the areas of interest to
donors and advisory board members, and better external visibility of GNOME. Most recently, I've been
helping organize sponsorship materials and process for GNOME.Asia and GUADEC, and contacting
prospective sponsors.

Running the Outreach Program for Women, in which 30 Free Software organizations have participated so far,
has helped me connect with and learn about the work and community of these organizations. Knowing how
other organizations advance Free Software is helpful in charting our own course. For GNOME, organizing
the Outreach Program for Women allows us to be a leader in advancing the inclusivity of all Free Software.
I'm also on the board of directors for the Ada Initiative, an organization dedicated to promoting women in
open technology and culture, which gives me insights into how another well-managed non-profit is run.

My other accomplishments in the last year include improving the way we keep track of incoming and outgoing
payments related to the Outreach Program for Women, reviewing all the Google Summer of Code applications
GNOME received, and running several GNOME newcomers workshops.

Thanks,
Marina

Gmane