Jeff Fortin | 22 Jul 20:24 2014

Team Reports on July 26th, GNOME Annual General Meeting on July 28th

Hi everyone,

We would like to invite all GNOME Foundation members to attend the Team
Reports session at GUADEC on Saturday (July 26th, 16h45 to 17h45) and
the Annual General Meeting on Monday (July 28th, 11h45 to 12h45). If you
are not yet a GNOME Foundation member, now is a great time to become

The Team Reports session will be our traditional série of 5 minute
presentations from members of the various teams below, so that the
membership can find out what is going on across GNOME:

    Bug squad
    Engagement (includes web & events)
    Foundation Board
    Members and Elections Committee
    Release Team
    Travel Committee

The AGM meeting is where the Q&A session with the board will be held.

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Colin Walters | 22 Jul 15:06 2014

Boston Summit 2014


I know people are busy with GUADEC prep, but I just wanted to start the
thread early around this year's Boston Summit.  Last year's was in
Montréal, so following the pattern we'll do Boston again, right?

I can take as an action item getting in touch with MIT for a venue
again.  Would someone be able to look at sponsors?
Richard Stallman | 21 Jul 05:28 2014

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
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
Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
  Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call.
Emmanuele Bassi | 18 Jul 15:57 2014

Minutes of the Board meeting of July 1st, 2014


= 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

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

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.


Richard Hughes | 21 May 14:05 2014

Re: Board of Directors Elections 2014 - Candidacy - Emily Gonyer

On 21 May 2014 12:24, Emily Gonyer <emilyyrose <at>> 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 Hughes | 21 May 12:35 2014

Re: Board of Directors Elections 2014 - Candidacy - Emily Gonyer

On 21 May 2014 10:14, Bastien Nocera <hadess <at>> 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.

Andrea Veri | 11 Jul 15:10 2014

Additional Foundation Membership benefit: GANDI Discounts

Hello Foundation Members!

I've been in contact recently with the 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:


Simple hosting:

SSL Certificates:

Cloud VPS servers (IaaS): 

How can I receive the discount?

1. Create a GANDI handle at 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> from your  <at> mail address indicating 
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Memberships needing renewal (2014-07)


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)
 * Sébastien Wilmet (2012-07-31)

The Renewal form can be found at [2].

  GNOME Membership and Elections Committee


foundation-list mailing list
foundation-list <at>
Emmanuele Bassi | 30 Jun 17:06 2014

Minutes of the Board meeting of June 17, 2014


= 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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