Emmanuele Bassi | 9 May 19:09 2014
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of April 22nd, 2014

wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20140422

= Minutes for Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

== Next Meeting ==
 * Tuesday, May 6th, 2014, 16:00 UTC

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

== Board Meeting Agenda ==

 * Accounting
  * Budget/accounts
   * USD 280k in invoices sent in April
   * adboard fees have been sent
    * USD 130k adboard invoiced
    * USD 20k adboard paid
   * cheques for the OPW: USD 50k
   * donations: USD 17k
    * more than what we usually get in a year
    * great response from the community
    * various >1k donations
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Andrea Veri | 6 May 21:48 2014
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Announcing Board of Directors Elections 2014

Dear Foundation Members,

The GNOME Foundation Membership and Elections Committee are pleased to 
announce the upcoming elections for the Board of Directors in Spring 
2014.

The most important deadlines (UTC) in the timeline are the following:

                          *GNOME Board Elections 2014*
		2014-05-06: List of candidates opens.
		2014-05-18: Last day to announce candidacies, submit summary statements.
		2014-05-21: Final list of candidates.
		2014-05-25: Instructions mailed to eligible voters, voting begins.
		2014-06-08: Voting closes.
		2014-06-10: Preliminary results are announced.
		2014-06-17: Last day to challenge preliminary results.

ELECTIONS
=========

The seven members of our current Board of Directors have been ruling 
GNOME for 12 months now. We, the GNOME Foundation Members, will have 
to elect what will be the Board of Directors for the next year.

CANDIDACY
=========

If you want to run for one of the seven positions on The GNOME 
Foundation Board of Directors, then send an email to 
foundation-announce gnome org and elections gnome org with your full
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Emmanuele Bassi | 25 Apr 17:14 2014
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Minutes of the Board meeting of March 25th, 2014

wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20140325

= Minutes for Tuesday, March 25th, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

== Next Meeting ==
 * Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, 16:00 UTC

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

=== Regrets ===
 * Karen Sandler

=== Missing ===

== Board Meeting Agenda ==

 * Outstanding reimbursements
  * Improve the cumbersome workflow
   * After a positive response from Rosanna about travel reimbursement
wiki page, created one for general reimbursements.

 * Upcoming events
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Emmanuele Bassi | 25 Apr 17:15 2014
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Minutes of the Board meeting of April 8th, 2014

wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20140408

= Minutes for Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

== Next Meeting ==
 * Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014, 16:00 UTC

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

=== Regrets ===

=== Missing ===

== Board Meeting Agenda ==

 * Budget
  * We have a budget
   * 2013 has been updated
   * 2014 has been finalised
  * OPW project has grown a lot. This is great!
  * However, we are taking a  greater financial risk handling the
money between the organizations and the interns.
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Emmanuele Bassi | 2 Apr 21:36 2014
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The GUADEC 2014 Call for Presentations is now open

# GUADEC 2014 Call for Presentations

GUADEC is the annual conference of the GNOME community, held in Europe
since 2000. GNOME is a free software project which drives user
interfaces of many GNU/Linux-powered devices, ranging from smartphones
to laptops and personal media centers. GUADEC is the world's largest
gathering of users and developers who are involved with the free
desktop and mobile user interfaces. GUADEC is expected to draw
hundreds of attendees who will discuss and direct the future of the
GNOME project. Developers, artists, translators, users, and
representatives from government, education, and businesses, and anyone
else who shares an interest are welcome.

GUADEC 2014 will be held in Strasbourg, France. The conference will be
held between July 26th and August 1st; the first four days are the
core conference days, and afterwards there'll
be extra days for hackfests and BoF sessions.

The schedule of the conference mirrors the ongoing development of the
GNOME project:

  * Design of the core user experience (core applications, shell, tool kit)
  * Design of the developer experience (tools, documentation, services)
  * Integration and extension of the operating system plumbings into the core UX
  * Application development and deployment
  * Integration of web technologies into the GNOME user experience
  * Improving the user experience on different form factors
  * Improvide the documentation of the user experience and the applications
  * Outreach to new contributors
  * Organization and governance of the project
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Emmanuele Bassi | 24 Mar 15:31 2014
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Minutes of the Board meeting of March 20th, 2014

wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20140320

= Minutes for Tuesday, March 20th, 2014, 15:30 UTC =

== Next Meeting ==
 * Tuesday, March 25th, 2014, 16:00 UTC

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

=== Regrets ===

=== Missing ===
 * Sriram Ramkrishna

== Board Meeting Agenda ==

 * gnome-software privacy resolution
  * Kat reached out to maintainers by IRC
   * they understand the issue and are happy to either resolve the bug
or revert the sharing setting to "off" by default
   * https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=725912
   * https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=726234
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Emmanuele Bassi | 24 Mar 12:50 2014
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Minutes of the Board Meeting of March 11th, 2014

wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20140311

= Minutes for Tuesday, March 11th, 2014, 17:00 UTC =
== Next Meeting ==
 * Tuesday, March 20th, 2014, 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Andreas Nilsson
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Tobias Mueller
 * Joanmarie Diggs
 * Sriram Ramkrishna
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova

=== Regrets ===
 * Emmanuele Bassi
 * Karen Sandler
 * Rosanna Yuen

== Board Meeting Agenda ==
 * Privacy issues regarding GNOME Software statistics reporting
  * The GNOME Software statistics configuration moved to GNOME Control Center
  * https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=725912
  * The change to send usage stats to distros by default was intentional
  * Bastien suggested this be explicitly asked/presented to users in
GNOME Initial Setup
  * No further action seems to have taken place
  * Will it be done in time for 3.12?
  * GNOME Software has a policy about how the data will be used:
    * [[https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-software/tree/doc/privacy-policy.html]]
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Ekaterina Gerasimova | 14 Mar 12:38 2014
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Update to travel sponsorship policy

The Travel Committee have traditionally had a policy that local travel
was not reimbursed unless explicitly agreed beforehand. The policy was
not explicitly mentioned anywhere, so I have updated the wiki to make
it more clear: https://wiki.gnome.org/Travel#Travel.2BAC8-Policy.Travel_policy

This applies to large events which are handled by the Travel Committee
and to small events which are handled by the Foundation board.
Oliver Propst | 9 Mar 12:57 2014
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Announcing GUADEC 2015 bid

On behalf of the Gothenburg GUADEC 2015 organizing committee I'm
pleased to announce our bid* for GUADEC 2015 to the GNOME foundation
Board of Directors.

https://cloud.gnome.org/public.php?service=files&t=77f8afe4300651a3f1d2bfcda545acaf

*Anderas Nillson designed the bidlayout, using exclusively free software.

--

-- 
-mvh Oliver Propst
Emmanuele Bassi | 4 Mar 11:16 2014
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Minutes for the Board meeting of March 3rd, 2014

wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20140303

= Minutes for Monday, March 3rd, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

== Next Meeting ==
 * Tuesday, March 11th, 2014, 16:00 UTC

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

=== Regrets ===

=== Missing ===

== Board Meeting Agenda ==
 * Give higher PayPal privileges to the treasurer
  * Avoid the bottleneck in case Rosanna is not available
  * '''ACTION''': Kat to ask Rosanna to increase her privileges on the
PayPal account
  * For the bank account we need somebody based in the US
  * Karen already has access to the bank account
  * Hand over of the PayPal account from old treasurer to new
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Emmanuele Bassi | 4 Mar 11:15 2014
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Minutes for the Board meeting of February 25th, 2014

wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20140225

= Minutes for Tuesday, February 25th, 2014, 17:00 UTC =

== Next Meeting ==
 * Monday, March 3rd, 2014, 16:00 UTC

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

=== Regrets ===

=== Missing ===

== Board Meeting Agenda ==

 * GNOME and Fedora in PERU 2014
  * Funding for t-shirts and banners
  * Julita requested USD 400
  * Should we set aside funding for a South American event box?
   * '''ACTION''': Kat to ask South American events organisers for the
Foundation to sponsor an event box
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