Jeff Fortin Tam | 23 Jan 06:18 2015
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Agenda for board meeting on January 23rd

Hello Foundation members!

The board will be having its regular meeting this Friday at 17h UTC.
Here's an overview of the proposed agenda/topics for this meeting:

      * Adboard meeting at FOSDEM 2015
      * Next steps for the Outreach Program
      * Responding to a phone press inquiry asking to reach S. Peters
      * WHS status
      * 500$ materials sponsorship request for GNOME Peru Fest 2015
      * Sysadmin sponsorship: sitrep, idea for a prospectus?
      * Review action items for completeness and status
      * ED search
      * etc.

(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 next
meeting, you are welcome to request additions to the agenda here.
Olav Vitters | 21 Jan 14:11 2015
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GUADEC 2015 when?

Hi,

Any idea on when GUADEC 2015 will be? I need to coordinate my vacation
with colleagues and those colleagues aren't as flexible as me.

Thanks.
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Olav
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Memberships needing renewal (2015-1)


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)

Carlos Soriano Sánchez, 2012-12-20
Izidor Matušov, 2012-12-20
Adel Gadllah, 2013-01-08
Aron Xu, 2012-12-20
Allan Day, 2013-01-08
Gil Forcada Codinachs, 2013-01-08
Rafael Villar Burke, 2013-01-08
James Shubin, 2012-12-20
Carl-Anton Ingmarsson, 2012-12-20
Cesar Garcia Tapia, 2013-01-08
Gustavo Noronha Silva, 2012-12-21
Miguel de Icaza, 2012-12-20
Marcus Moeller, 2013-01-08
Mario Sanchez Prada, 2013-01-08
Diego Escalante Urrelo, 2013-01-08
Andreia Vidigal Gaita, 2013-01-09
Joaquim Manuel Pereira Rocha, 2013-01-08
Anish A, 2012-12-20
Fabio Ricardo Nogueira dos Santos, 2012-12-21
Praveen Illa, 2013-01-08
Srinivasa Ragavan, 2013-01-09

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Michael Catanzaro | 14 Jan 23:40 2015
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Privacy campaign funds

Hi,


A while back we ran a $20K privacy campaign. A while later there was a discussion about what to do with the funds. Did we ever decide what to do with these?

Michael
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Jeff Fortin Tam | 8 Jan 05:36 2015
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Agenda for board meeting on January 9th

Hello Foundation members!

The board will be having its regular meeting this Friday at 17h UTC.
Here is an overview of the agenda/topics for this meeting so far:

  * Funding - quick status check on:
      Ecosystem (re)mapping
      Adboard outreach
      Sysadmin sponsorship
  * Sitrep on deal with WHS for funds in Europe
  * Review action items for completeness and status
  * ED search 

(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.
Christian Hergert | 3 Jan 07:11 2015

Linking to non-free websites from gnome.org

It's with *much* reluctance that I've rejoined this mailing list. But
since Dr. Richard Stallman has seemingly forgot events of the past 3
months, I figure I'll share a recap of our discussion for all of our
benefit.

> I raised this issue as soon as I became aware of the campaign, which
> was when I saw it mentioned here.  I would have raised the issue
> earlier if I had known earlier.

This is simply untrue. I asked you in person during your lecture with
about 20 witnesses at the GNOME hackfest in Boston what I should do.

I told you I was going to be raising money to work on a new development
environment for GNOME and that I was concerned about our options for
crowd funding.

You were unable to provide me any actionable suggestions for how to go
forward. So I went with the best option I could find that was likely to
result in success (I like Free Software almost as much as I like eating).

> Since it is too late to do the campaign differently, I think we should
> suggest to people that they bypass the campaign and send money
> directly to a person or organization associated with Builder.

Richard, I'd be thrilled to receive money from you.

Contact me at this email (I've attached my GPG key) and I can give you
the details necessary for a financial transaction.

-- Christian
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Fabiano Fidêncio | 2 Jan 02:39 2015

Re: Builder crowdsourcing banner on PGO

On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 2:24 AM, Alexandre Franke
<alexandre.franke <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 1:59 AM, Fabiano Fidêncio <fabiano <at> fidencio.org> wrote:
>>> Can you be more explicit about what you mean with "tools used to do
>>> your/the bank transactions run nonfree software"
>>
>> AFAIU, when you do a bank transfer, the job responsible for your
>> transaction will be executed in the next scheduled period.
>> There are people monitoring and scheduling it (most likely not using
>> free software for this), there is a system on where it is being
>> running (same here ...).
>
> According to the GNU/FSF advocacy, in the case of a service it is ok
> not to have access to the source code since you're not the one running
> the software. https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/network-services-arent-free-or-nonfree.fr.html

Thanks for the link.

>
>> And I'm really wondering how much these random comments about "not
>> good, not free software" coming from and with no real suggestions can
>> help instead of just generate noise and silly discussions like this
>> one.
>
> You're mislead about the intentions of people caring about software
> freedom. Your stance is that they should not be so focused on their
> cause, but maybe you should be a bit more open as well and consider
> their points and reasoning rather than just outright claiming it is
> noise.

I understand their points and I also would love if they could come
with a suggestion/an option/an idea/a new way to solve the problem,
instead of just pointing them.

>
> Quite frankly, people that act like that are as tiresome as they claim RMS is.
>
>> Hmm. Didn't get good examples from "moot" in the Urban Dictionary
>> (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=moot).
>> Maybe it should be used a bit more carefully. :-)
>
> Or maybe you should be more careful with the sources you use as
> references. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/moot adjective, third
> definition:
> (North America) Having no practical impact or relevance. "That point
> may make for a good discussion, but it is moot"
> http://www.thefreedictionary.com/moot 1b has a similar definition. I
> guess any respectable dictionary will have one.

Yeah, I've checked a proper dictionary before, that's the reason I've
asked you what did you mean, because it was still not clear to me.

Best Regards,
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Alberto Ruiz | 31 Dec 19:18 2014
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Builder crowdsourcing banner on PGO

Hello Foundation members,

Is anyone against placing a banner on PGO to support Builder's campaign on IndieGoGo? The campaign is going alright but I think it's in our best interest as a community that we push to make sure he gets the 100K and can work on this full time for the whole year.

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Andrea Veri | 24 Dec 15:37 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. Jana Švárová (GNOME Documentation Team, part of the organization 
    team at GUADEC 2013, volunteer at GUADEC 2014)

 2. Mathieu Bridon (Fedora GNOME packaging, Gom patches and 
    contributions to various other GNOME modules) 

 3. Philip Lee Langdale (MTP backend for gvfs) 

 4. Marcos Chavarría Teijeiro (Galician Translators Team, GNOMECAT 
    (Computer Assisted Translation) during GSoC, speaker at GUADEC-es 
    2013/2014)

 5. Miao Yu (libgdata contributions, started libical-glib during GSoC) 

 6. Phillip Wood (Sound Juicer maintainer) 

 7. Bootingman Wen, Qixiang (GNOME promotion in Asia) 

* Syntax is Name Surname (area of involvement)

Hopefully the acceptance e-mail they will receive today will be a nice 
Christmas present from the GNOME Foundation. I would also like to take 
this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New 
Year. 

Enjoy your holidays!

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Cheers,

Andrea

Debian Developer,
Fedora / EPEL packager,
GNOME Sysadmin Team Coordinator,
GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee Chairman

Homepage: http://www.gnome.org/~av
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Luis Villa | 22 Dec 19:40 2014

ED search?

Someone just pinged me to ask if I knew anyone who would be appropriate for KDE's ED position, and it made me realize that I'd heard nothing about GNOME's ED position for a while. What is the status of that search? Is it ongoing? Stalled? ...

Thanks-
Luis
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Memberships needing renewal (2014-12)


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)

Nohemi Fernandez, 2012-12-01
Ignacio Casal Quinteiro, 2012-12-03
Fabiano Fidêncio, 2012-12-03
Khoem Sokhem, 2012-11-17
Mirco M. M. Bauer, 2012-12-03
Sebastian Dröge, 2012-12-03
Eslam Mostafa, 2012-11-17
Andika Triwidada, 2012-12-01
Anish Patil, 2012-11-17

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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