Andrea Veri | 10 Jan 16:53 2016
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of December, 15th, 2015

= Minutes for Tuesday, December 15th, 2015, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, December 22th, 2015, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

 * Alexandre Franke
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Jeff Fortin Tam
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Allan Day

== Regrets ==

 * Andrea Veri
 * Cosimo Cecchi
 * Shaun McCance

== Missing ==

== Agenda for Dec 15 ==

 * Status of GUADEC and GNOME.Asia sponsorship brochure
 * Status of logo copyright

Ongoing:
 * Desktop summit taxes
 * ED search update
 * GIMP reimbursements
 * Google Play account
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Andrea Veri | 16 Dec 15:45 2015
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of December, 08th, 2015

= Minutes for Tuesday, December 8th, 2015, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, December 15th, 2015, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

 * Shaun McCance
 * Alexandre Franke
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Jeff Fortin Tam
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Andrea Veri
 * Cosimo Cecchi

== Regrets ==

 * Allan Day

== Missing ==

== Agenda for Dec 8 ==

 * Desktop summit taxes

 * LAS GNOME

 * GUADEC and GNOME.Asia sponsorship brochure

 * Status of logo copyright

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Andrea Veri | 3 Dec 10:35 2015
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of December, 1st, 2015

= Minutes for Tuesday, December 1st, 2015, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, December 8th, 2015, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

 * Shaun McCance
 * Alexandre Franke
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Jeff Fortin Tam
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Andrea Veri

== Regrets ==

 * Allan Day
 * Cosimo Cecchi

== Missing ==

== Minutes ==

 * Desktop summit taxes
  * No news about this, awaiting a conf call with the KDE folks.

 * LAS GNOME
  * No news yet. Sri is still looking into the prospectus.

 * GUADEC and GNOME.Asia sponsorship brochure
  * ACTION: Jeff to draft some emails and send out the brochures ASAP
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Andrea Veri | 29 Nov 16:48 2015
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of November, 24th, 2015

= Minutes for Tuesday, November 24th, 2015, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, December 1st, 2015, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

 * Alexandre Franke
 * Allan Day
 * Shaun McCance
 * Jeff F. T.

== Regrets ==

 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Andrea Veri
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Cosimo Cecchi

== Missing ==

== Minutes ==

 * Desktop summit taxes
  * Kat and Rosanna are absent, so can't discuss today.

 * LAS GNOME
  * Sri is working on a brochure and plan for fundraising. This is still work in progress.

 * GUADEC and GNOME.Asia sponsorship brochure
  * Document mostly done, wondering if the current version, which is much shorter/simpler than previous
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Andrea Veri | 29 Nov 15:44 2015
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of November, 17th, 2015

= Minutes for Tuesday, November 17th, 2015, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, November 24th, 2015, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Cosimo Cecchi
 * Alexandre Franke
 * Allan Day
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Andrea Veri
 * Shaun McCance
 * Jeff F. T.

== Regrets ==

== Missing ==

== Board meeting ==

 * West Coast Summit
  * Kat had a look at Sri's proposal, the proposed budget is higher than we expected
  * What is Sri actually requesting from the GNOME Foundation?
   * Permission to use the GNOME logo / trademark to promote the event as official
   * Sponsorship for the event
   * Rosanna's time to handle the burden of dealing with administrative tasks for the event
    * Rosanna acked she's fine with this happening
   * The idea is the conference should break even
   * There are some concerns on the sponsorship levels as they appear higher than the GUADEC ones
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Andrea Veri | 7 Nov 16:38 2015
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of November, 3rd, 2015

= Minutes for Tuesday, November 3th, 2015, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, November 10th, 2015, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

 * Jeff F. T.
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Cosimo Cecchi
 * Allan Day
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Andrea Veri
 * Shaun McCance
 * Alexandre Franke

== Regrets ==

== Missing ==

== Board meeting ==

 * Adboard
  * next meeting
  * Previous meeting took place at the beginning of August, it's 3 months already
  * Possible agenda:
      * Q/A about the recently published annual report
      * Follow-ups to action items that some of the adboard members were curious about during GUADEC's meeting 
       * Scott Reeves' question about Groupon's money
       * Wayland
        * ACTION: Kat to get in touch with people to invite someone to talk to the adboard about Wayland and GNOME
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Allan Day | 5 Nov 19:20 2015
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Welcome to Alexandre Franke, new board member

Dear all,

As many of you will be aware, Christian Hergert recently stepped down
from the GNOME Foundation Board. As a result, we've had a place on the
board to fill. In these situations, the bylaws [1] state that the
Board of Directors may choose a replacement of their choosing [2].

As your elected representatives, the board has a responsibility to put
the best interests of the Foundation first, and to ensure that the
Foundation runs as effectively as possible. The board has spoken to a
number of people and reviewed the available candidates in order to
find the best person for the position.

We are very happy to announce that Alexandre Franke will be joining us
with immediate effect. Alexandre has a strong track record of getting
things done, not least for GUADEC and the localization team. His
enthusiasm and commitment to GNOME is well known. We think that he
will make an excellent addition to the board.

Welcome Alexandre, and thank you for agreeing to take on this
position!  We look forward to working together in the year ahead.

On behalf of the GNOME Board of Directors

[1] https://www.gnome.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/bylaws.pdf
[2] "Vacancies on the Board may be filled by a majority of the
Directors then in office, whether or not less than quorum, or by a
sole remaining Director." (GNOME Foundation Bylaws, section 8.4.4)
Andrea Veri | 2 Nov 17:35 2015
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of October, 27th, 2015

= Minutes for Tuesday, October 27th, 2015, 19:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, November 3th, 2015, 19:00 UTC

== Attending ==

 * Jeff F. T.
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Cosimo Cecchi
 * Allan Day
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Andrea Veri (joined late)

== Regrets ==

 * Shaun McCance 

== Missing ==

== Board meeting ==

 * Desktop Summit 2011 taxes
  * Kat looked over the paperwork and numbers again; still can't get the right numbers to match when we calculate
  * 3.5% tax supposed to be somewhere but can't find mentions of that in the paperwork, or finding conflicting info
  * ACTION: Kat and Rosanna to schedule a call with Marta to sort things out with the Desktop Summit taxes

 * Trademark renewals: see Pam's mail from October 16th re the old vs new logo image
  * Old logo was trademarked as a temporary measure until the newer logo became commonly used
  * It also serves as a proof of prior art and seriousness in maintaining the mark
  * Should we renew the old logo now?
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Andrea Veri | 2 Nov 17:07 2015
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of October, 20th, 2015

= Minutes for Tuesday, October 20th, 2015, 19:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, October 27th, 2015, 19:00 UTC

== Attending ==

 * Jeff F. T.
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Cosimo Cecchi
 * Allan Day
 * Shaun McCance 

== Regrets ==

 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Andrea Veri

== Missing ==

== Board meeting ==

 * Desktop Summit 2011 taxes
   * Someone still needs to go over the numbers, even with the annotations it was still hard to understand last
time we looked, and our treasurer has been unavailable to work on this recently
   * Needs to absolutely be done by the end of the year
   * ACTION: Shaun will take a look early next week at Desktop Summit taxes

 * GIMP reimbursements
   * A few months ago a GIMP maintainer asked for reimbursement for gear bought for the GIMP team
   * Was waiting on some receipts last time we looked
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Andrea Veri | 2 Nov 17:04 2015
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Special Board Meeting about conference sponsorship levels, October 13th, 2015

= Minutes for Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, 15:00 UTC =

Special meeting to discuss conference sponsorship levels with GUADEC 
and GNOME.Asia organizing teams.

== Attending ==

 * Board
  * Allan
  * Jeff
  * Kat
  * Shaun

 * GUADEC team
  * Markus
  * Benjamin
  * Tobi

 * GNOME.Asia team
  * Max
  * BinLi
  * Emily
  * Shobha

== Regrets ==

 * Cosimo
 * Andrea

== Shaun's notes on sponsorship levels ==
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Andrea Veri | 2 Nov 14:35 2015
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of October, 06th, 2015

= Minutes for Tuesday, October 6th, 2015, 19:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, 19:00UTC

== Attending ==

 * Shaun McCance
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Cosimo Cecchi
 * Allan Day
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Jeff F. T.

== Regrets ==

 * Andrea Veri

== Missing ==

== Board meeting ==

 * Status of Rosanna's salary increase and COLA paperwork
  * Very latest salary increase from 20k USD to 48k USD happened back in 2010 and took place when Rosanna
switched to a full time position
  * The Board has decided to increase Rosanna's salary by 17%, vote happened during GUADEC's meeting
(https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2015-August/msg00003.html) 

 * Desktop Summit taxes
  * Still some numbers we haven't been able to verify
  * Kat and Rosanna to review again and get back to KDE
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