Andrea Veri | 16 Oct 15:48 2014
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New GNOME Foundation Members

Hello everybody!

The GNOME Foundation Membership Committee is proud to announce our
newly approved Foundation Members. Please welcome and thank them
for their great and valuable contributions over the GNOME Foundation!

They are: *

 1. Sagar Ghuge (GTG GSoC student)
 2. Stefan Sauer (GTK-Doc maintainer)
 3. Marcin Kolny (Gstreamermm's maintainer)
 4. Magdalen Berns (GNOME Accesibility contributions)
 5. Jim Hall (GNOME usability testing)
 6. Greg Kroah-Hartman (member of the GNOME Advisory Board, Linux kernel)
 7. Kay Sievers (systemd, kdbus)
 8. Shivani Poddar (gnome-music, gnome-weather, OPW intern, GSoC student, GNOME QA team)
 9. Daniel Espinosa Ortiz (GXml, libgda)

In addition to them, we also have two new Emeritus Members: [1]

 1. Stormy Peters 
 2. Michael Monreal

* Syntax is Name Surname (area of involvement)

For any further question you may have, feel free to mail us at
membership-committee <at> gnome org.

Best wishes, 

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Richard Stallman | 15 Oct 15:15 2014
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Repeated apology

[[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
[[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
[[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]

I see my apology for the repeated message was sent twice ;-{.

When I saw all those repetitions of the previous message,
I wanted to send an apology immediately, not wait for my next
batch of outgoing mail.  So I copied that message individually to
the FSF's server and sent it explicitly.

However, I forgot to delete it from the next outgoing batch, so it was
sent again.

I'm sorry again, but this time I waited for the next batch
to say so, so this will only go out once.

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Richard Stallman | 14 Oct 04:09 2014
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Message repeated due to mail bug

[[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
[[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
[[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]

I sent out the same message multiple times unintentionally due to a
bug in a script I use for mailing.  Sorry.  It should not happen
again.

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President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
USA
www.fsf.org  www.gnu.org
Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
  Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call.
Ekaterina Gerasimova | 13 Oct 18:16 2014
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Sponsoship for hackfests

Hello Foundation members,

the board has just assigned a budget to the Travel Committee for the
first half of the 2015 financial year (October 2014-March 2015). If
you are planning to hold a hackfest in the upcoming year, it would
help the Travel Committee plan ahead if you make sure to list your
planned hackfest at https://wiki.gnome.org/Hackfests/

If you are interested in organising a hackfest, have a look at
https://wiki.gnome.org/Hackfests/New for more information on what it
involves.

If you need sponsorship to attend an event, please send in your
request as early as possible so that the Travel Committee can make you
an offer while the travel and/or accommodation prices are low. This
will help the Travel Committee offer sponsorship to as many people as
possible.

As always, see https://wiki.gnome.org/Travel/ for more information on
requesting sponsorship. Please read the instructions carefully and
follow them. The request forms were updated earlier this year, so you
may need to download a new version.

Happy hacking,
Kat
Richard Stallman | 13 Oct 16:50 2014
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Message repeated due to mail bug

[[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
[[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
[[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]

I sent out the same message multiple times unintentionally due to a
bug in a script I use for mailing.  Sorry.  It should not happen
again.

--

-- 
Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
USA
www.fsf.org  www.gnu.org
Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
  Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call.
Jeff Fortin | 10 Oct 06:18 2014
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Agenda for board meeting on October 10th

Hello Foundation members!

The board will be having its regular meeting this Friday at 16h UTC.
Here is an overview of the agenda/topics for this meeting:

  * Groupon
  * Thank you for a Philanthropist-level
    "Friends of GNOME" donation from Edward Swartz
  * Vote on applying the GUADEC 2014 code of conduct
    to the 2014 GNOME Summit

(Other topics may be brewing in the backlog but not included in the
meeting agenda until they have reached the required threshold of
information or discussion on the board list)

If you would like the board to discuss any particular issues at the
meeting, you are welcome to request additions to the agenda here.
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Memberships needing renewal (2014-10)


Hi,

as per point 1.3 of [1], here it comes a list of members in need of a
renew in case they didn't receive their individual e-mail:

First name, Last name (Last renewed on)
 * Matthias Clasen (2012-10-22)
 * Seif Lotfy (2012-10-22)
 * Xan Lopez Saborido (2012-10-22)
 * Francisco DiƩguez Souto (2012-10-22)
 * Pedro Marcelo Villavicencio Garrido (2012-10-22)
 * Simos Xenitellis (2012-10-22)

The Renewal form can be found at [2].

Cheers,
  GNOME Membership and Elections Committee

[1] https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-list/2011-November/msg00000.html
[2] http://www.gnome.org/foundation/membership/apply/

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Marina Zhurakhinskaya | 27 Sep 19:31 2014
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Sign up for Boston Summit

Dear Foundation,

The Boston Summit is coming up in just two weeks, on Saturday, October 11 - Monday, October 13. Please add
your name to the wiki if you plan to attend, add topics you would like to discuss, and blog about your plans
for the event. Having an idea of how many participants are expected and what topics will be discussed
sooner would help us seek sponsorship and make plans for breakfast, coffee, and a social event.

https://wiki.gnome.org/Events/Summit/2014

Thanks,
Marina
Ali/amjjawad | 26 Sep 13:54 2014
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GNOME and Ubuntu GNOME

Hi everyone,

Since I have joined in July 2013 to Ubuntu GNOME until this very moment, users never stop complaining about the fact that Ubuntu GNOME can not include the latest GNOME release and I have explained that many many times. The last time I did that was:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-gnome/2014-September/002278.html

No matter how many times we keep repeating ourself, this is just a bad/unhappy news to our users.

I am writing to you after I have seen so many negative feedback here:

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/09/gnome-3-14-wont-included-ubuntu-14-10

Is there anything whatsoever we could do? GNOME foundation and Ubuntu Release Team could work more closely, maybe? is there something I/we are not aware of? sorry to assume that - just trying to think the same way our users think - but is it because Ubuntu moved to Unity and left GNOME behind as not the default DE? can we find a way around that?

YES. I know pleasing 'everyone' is a key to failure and YES, I know we have PPA to use the latest GNOME but this is just not good enough for the users.

What I am trying to do here is to exceed people/users expectation. I do care about this a lot.

As a member of GNOME and as a Non-Technical Leader of Ubuntu GNOME, I wish we could discuss about it :)

Many thanks!

P.S.

(1) I am NOT a developer. I have contacted OMG Ubuntu to correct this but it seems they have not done that yet. I am sending to this email with a copy to Ubuntu GNOME main Developer, Tim.

(2) Before you blame Ubuntu for whatever reason, you need to understand that Ubuntu was a great help for so many users and has done a lot to GNU/Linux world. I know you might disagree with Canonical or Ubuntu Team, but we at Ubuntu GNOME really need some help and support from your side as well. The support we get should not be limited to Ubuntu, but also GNOME.


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Jeff Fortin | 26 Sep 05:57 2014
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Agenda for board meeting on September 26th

Hello Foundation members!

Apologies for the late posting, I was swamped today and this slipped out
of my mind.

The board will be having its regular meeting this Friday at 16h UTC.
Here is an overview of the agenda/topics for this meeting:

  * Groupon
  * Bountysource account for the Foundation
  * Boston summit travel sponsorship
  * Strategic projects in OPW
  * Extending the period for June-September 2013 interns travel reimbursement
  * Timeline for hiring a new Executive Director

(Other topics may be brewing in the backlog but not included in the
meeting agenda until they have reached the required threshold of
information or discussion on the board list)

If you would like the board to discuss any particular issues at the
meeting, you are welcome to request additions to the agenda here.
Ali/amjjawad | 21 Sep 03:34 2014
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AUS

Hello GNOME community,

I have moved to Australia very recently and I would like to meet people and new friends who are involved with GNOME and other FOSS communities.

If there is/are anyone from this community who lives/live in Australia, kindly feel free to contact me :)

With +4 years experience and heavy involvement with many FOSS Projects [1], I am very interested to take that from the Internet to Real Life :)

Two people from Ubuntu GNOME are based here in AUS as well, so the 3 of us are at the same time zone which means we don't have to wait so many hours to get a reply on important emails :)

Thanks!
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