Richard Stallman | 21 Jul 05:28 2014
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GUADEC registration

[[[ 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 was glad to see that https://www.guadec.org/register
does not demand correct personal data and does not require
running Javascript.  But there is still one problem:
it requires online payment through systems that identify the payer.

Do attendees have the option of paying cash at the door?  The page
does not say so, but maybe they do.

How about allowing people to pay with bitcoin?

I am raising the issue here because I don't know
of a better place.  If someone tells me the "right" place
I will raise it there.

--

-- 
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.
Emmanuele Bassi | 18 Jul 15:57 2014
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Minutes of the Board meeting of July 1st, 2014

wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20140701

= Minutes for Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

== Next meeting ==
 * Friday, July 18th, 2014, 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Joanmarie Diggs (previous board)
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Emmanuele Bassi (previous board)
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Andreas Nilsson (previous board)
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Andrea Veri
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Tobias Mueller

=== Regrets ===
 * Karen Sandler

=== Missing ===
 * Sriram Ramkrishna

== Board Meeting Agenda ==

 * Welcome new board!
  * This is the first meeting with both the outgoing and incoming board.
  * People on the outgoing board are invited in advisory capacity
until the official hand over meeting at GUADEC
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Ekaterina Gerasimova | 18 Jul 15:12 2014
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Agenda for board meeting on July 18th

Hello Foundation members!
The next board meeting is on July 18th at 16:00 UTC.

This is the agenda:
 * Finalizing the meeting time for the new Board
 * Monthly financial update
  * Monthly update
  * Planned spending
  * GNOME.Asia reimbursements
  * Accessibility campaign
 * Groupon update
 * Events
  * GUADEC 2014
  * GNOME.Asia
 * Agenda for advisory board meeting at GUADEC
 * Receiving Donations in the EU via the WHS
 * Update on the GANDI discounts as an additional benefit for GNOME
Foundation members

I would like to remind you that if you would like the board to discuss
any issues at a meeting, you are welcome to request additions to the
agenda for the following meeting at any time.

The new board will shortly be choosing officers to fill the following
positions: president/chairman, vice-president/chairman, secretary,
vice-secretary and treasurer. These positions are normally filled by
board members, but applications are also open to the membership.

- Kat
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Richard Hughes | 22 May 23:03 2014
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Question for the Candidates: Donations to application developers?

Hi, perhaps a little late to the party here but I thought I'd ask
anyway. One of the most frequent enhancements people suggest to
gnome-software is the ability to donate to both upstream applications,
and to independent developers. This is something I think we need to
address if we want random developers to actually write applications
for GNOME. Allan suggested something GNOME-specific without too much
detail but a lot of people have suggested something like a
GNOME-themed Flattr page, which only really works for GNOME
applications and means we rely on a non-free-software service (albeit
one that's solved a lot of legal problems). There are a plethora of
legal (do we allow refunds?), ethical (should we be encouraging users
to pay for free software?) and other issues, and it would be
interesting to hear what candidates have to say about this.

Thanks,

Richard.
Richard Hughes | 21 May 14:05 2014
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Re: Board of Directors Elections 2014 - Candidacy - Emily Gonyer

On 21 May 2014 12:24, Emily Gonyer <emilyyrose <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Sure, those of us who are not currently paid can speak up on mailing lists, but we're (mostly) roundly ignored.

I think this is a classic case of "code speaks" -- i.e. if you're
willing to spend the time writing the feature and maintaining the code
for the next 5 years, you probably have more say than someone just
yelling "do it like this" and not contributing anything concrete. I
think most projects inside and outside the GNOME umbrella are
structured in a meritocracy which seems to work very well indeed.
Having a voice != getting to decide what other people work on.

Richard
Richard Hughes | 21 May 12:35 2014
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Re: Board of Directors Elections 2014 - Candidacy - Emily Gonyer

On 21 May 2014 10:14, Bastien Nocera <hadess <at> hadess.net> wrote:
> Suggesting that we don't have GNOME's best interests at heart is
> just hurtful, and incorrect.

Agreed. I've never once been told by anyone at Red Hat to do something
that I didn't think was in the best interests of GNOME as a project.

Richard
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
----

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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Memberships needing renewal (2014-07)


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)
 * Florian Nadge (2012-07-31)
 * Sergey V. Udaltsov (2012-07-04)
 * S├ębastien Wilmet (2012-07-31)

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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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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Andreas Nilsson | 30 Jun 00:08 2014
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Agenda for board meeting on July 1sd

Hello Foundation members!
The next board meeting is on July 1st at 16:00 UTC.

This is the agenda.
  * Welcome new board!
   * This is the first meeting with both the outgoing and incoming board.
  * Monthly financial update
   * Current cash
   * Planned spending
   * Cash available to spend
  * Groupon update
  * Events
   * GUADEC 2014
    * Sponsors
    * Funds
    * Travel sponsorships
   * GNOME.Asia
    * Leftover funds
  * Privacy campaign
  * Receiving Donations in the EU via the WHS
- Andreas

Gmane