Jeff Fortin Tam | 26 Feb 22:34 2015
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Agenda for board meeting on February 27th

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:

      * Augmented mission statement document for a donation requirement
      * ED search - status of adboard outreach, and next steps
      * Fundraising assistance for a new font for GNOME? The board was
        asked if it would be willing/able to assist in raising funding
        for Telder, by doing some (or all) of the following: asking
        adboard members for funds; committing a certain amount from
        existing resources; approaching other bodies to provide funding
        (if any); endorsing/supporting a public fundraiser, or
        crowdfunding campaign.
      * Outreachy-related votes, if not resolved on mailing list before
        then
      * What to do with non-paying adboard members
      * Sponsorship for GNOME Asia & GUADEC
      * Review action items for completeness and status
      * 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.
Svebor Prstačić | 25 Feb 11:42 2015
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Gnome at DORS/CLUC 2015 in May, Zagreb, Croatia - an invitation

Dear all,

Following a brief conversation at FOSDEM with Gnome booth staff, I would
like to invite Gnome to attend FLOSS conference in Zagreb, Croatia. The
conference will take place from 18th – 20th of May.

We would very much like to have a Gnome booth at the venue, and
potentially a Gnome related keynote. 

In hope there will be interest in this, some more details are below, and
of course I can provide additional info if required. 

***

DORS/CLUC is the oldest (22nd this year) and biggest conference on free 
software and open source in Croatia and region.
Organization is led by two croatian NGOs: Croatian Linux Users' 
Association HULK (www.linux.hr) and Croatian Association for Open 
Systems and Internet HrOpen (www.hropen.hr).

DORS/CLUC has always been a meeting place of hackers, small and medium 
businesses and enterprises that share experiences and possibilities they
create. Last few years we had between 250 – 300 attendees per
conference, e.g. 2014.dorscluc.org/en.

This year conference will take place at Faculty of Electrical
Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb (www.fer.hr/en). There
are over 3000 students and around 500 employees on the Faculty. And that
made us eager to put booths area this year, accessible to everyone;
conference attendees, students and other visitors.
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Andrea Veri | 24 Feb 18:54 2015
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New Foundation and Emeritus 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. Georges Basile Stavracas Neto (translations, GNOME Calendar) 
 2. Edward Hervey (Glib and Pitivi contributions)
 3. Sahil Sareen (GNOME games contributions) 
 4. Ahmad Haris (GNOME promotion in Indonesia through the BlankOn GNU/Linux distribution)
 5. Pranav Kant (GSoC student working on gnome-photos with additional contributions on gnome-documents) 

* Syntax is Name Surname (area of involvement)

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

 1. Holger Berndt
 2. Lucas Rocha
 3. Ronald S. Bultje
 4. Bryan Clark

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

Best wishes,

The GNOME Foundation Membership Committee

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ahmad haris | 19 Feb 12:13 2015
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New GNOME Foundation Member

Hello everyone,

I'm Ahmad Haris (mostly known as princeofgiri) from Indonesia. I never contribute directly to GNOME.

Recently, I'm a part of BlankOn Developer (local linux distribution) and have experience in many different team such as Artwork, Packaging, Public Relation and Project Manager.

Today, I also supporting Local Organizer to make GNOME.ASIA 2015 come true. ^_^

I'm interesting to promoting GNOME desktop for everyone.

Thank's for approval.
Haris
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SAHIL SAREEN | 18 Feb 16:21 2015
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New GNOME foundation member

Hello everyone

I'm Sahil Sareen(#ssareen) and I've been enjoying contributing to GNOME-games especially chess.

I finished my undergrad in Computer Science at NIT Durgapur, India in 2014 and
work as a Software Engineer in Arista Networks at their Bangalore(India) RnD office.

I really love the way people collaborate and work together here!
In particular, I find the irc to be very helpful.

Thanks for the membership!

Sahil
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Memberships needing renewal (2015-2)


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)

Andreas Nilsson, 2013-02-07
Stefan Walter, 2013-02-04
Nagappan Alagappan, 2013-02-05
Sanad Sanad, 2013-02-15
Robert Roth, 2013-01-25
Enrico Nicoletto, 2013-02-02
Andy Wingo, 2013-01-25
José María Casanova Crespo, 2013-02-04
Dominique Leuenberger, 2013-02-04
Sílvia Miranda Sánchez, 2013-02-02
Reinout van Schouwen, 2013-01-25
Ismael Olea, 2013-01-25
Simon YoungKi Hong, 2013-02-02

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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Max | 15 Feb 01:55 2015
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GNOME.Asia summit 2015 is call for paper


http://2015.gnome.asia/cfp

PRESENTING AT THE GNOME.ASIA SUMMIT

GNOME.Asia Summit 2015 invites proposals for presentations at the conference. GNOME.Asia Summit is Asia's GNOME user and developer conference, spreading the knowledge of GNOME across Asia. The conference will be held in Universitas Indonesia, Depok West Java, Indonesia on May 8-9, 2015. The conference follows the release of GNOME 3.14, helping to bring new desktop paradigms that facilitate user interaction in the computing world.  It will be a great place to celebrate and explore the many new features and enhancements to the GNOME 3.14 release and to help make GNOME as successful as possible. We welcome proposals by newcomers and experienced speakers alike.
Possible topics include, but not limited to:
How to Promote/Contribute to GNOME in Asia
  • GNOME Marketing
  • Promotion of Free / Open Source Software
  • How to run a Local GNOME Users Group
  • Asia success stories / Local GNOME Projects
  • GNOME and Educations
  • GNOME Outreach Program for Women
  • Google Summer of Code
Hacking GNOME
  • Latest developments in GNOME
  • GNOME 3 & GNOME 3 Usability
  • GNOME Human Interface Engineering (Icons and Graphic Design)
  • QA and testing in GNOME
  • GNOME Accessibility
  • GNOME Coding How-to
  • Writing applications for GNOME 3
  • Integration of web life into the desktop
Adapting GNOME to new types of devices
  • Developing GNOME on mobile devices (smart phones, tablets)
  • Developing GNOME on embedded systems or open source hardware
  • On-going projects and success stories
  • Finding Free and Open Source friendly hardware manufacturers
Localization and Internationalization
  • Translations
  • Input methods
  • Fonts
Other topics could include any topic related to Free and Open Source Software not listed above:
  • Small Board,
  • Open Hardware,
  • Open Data,
  • Big Data,
  • Cloud Computing,
  • Mobile Technology
Lightning talks! A five minute presentation to demonstrate your work or promote an interesting topic. These talks will be grouped together in a single session.
A standard session at GNOME.Asia 2015 will be scheduled as 45 mins (35 mins talk + 10 mins Q&A).  Please take into consideration any time you will need for preparation. The session could be a technical talk, panel discussion, or BOF.
If you’d like to share your knowledge and experience at GNOME.Asia 2015, please fill in the form at before March 15th, 2015.  Please provide a short abstract about your proposal (under 150 words). Include your name, biographical information, a photo suitable for the web, a title, and a description of your presentation . The reviewing team will evaluate the entries based on the submitted abstracts and available time in the schedule. You will be contacted before March 17th, 2015 on whether your submission has been accepted or not.
All interested contributors are highly encouraged to send in their talks.  Please help us to spread the invitation to other potential participants. Even you do not plan to be a speaker, please consider joining GNOME.Asia 2015. This is going to be a great event!
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Jeff Fortin Tam | 13 Feb 17:32 2015
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Agenda for board meeting on February 13

Hello Foundation members!

The board will be having its regular meeting this Friday at 17h UTC.

That's actually in 30 minutes, sorry for not being able to announce it
earlier this time.

This is a "normal" meeting after the special ED Search meeting we've had
this Wednesday. It replaces the meeting that was canceled last Friday.

Here's an overview of the proposed agenda/topics for this meeting:

      * Update about the privacy money progress
      * Entering an agreement with the WHS
      * Calling for Sponsors for GNOME.Asia Summit
      * ED search
      * Responding to a phone press inquiry that was left on the
        voicemail
      * Surprise! Desktop Summit 2011 taxes.
      * Sysadmin sponsorship
      * Review action items
      * 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.
Sriram Ramkrishna | 9 Feb 23:57 2015

foundation application..

Do people find the application to the foundation to be intimidating?
I've talked to a number of people and I get the feeling that unless I
do coding or something that I'm not a valuable member.

Even with all the stuff I do, I still feel inadequate when I renew...

I was just curious if other people felt that way as well..

sri
Andrea Veri | 9 Feb 23:45 2015
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Re: OUTAGE: bugzilla.gnome.org, 09th February (09:00 CET) - 10th February (22:00 CET)

The upgrade has been finalized and the machine is back to production.
A special thank you goes to Andre Klapper and Krzesimir Nowak for
their hard work to make this happen.

We are also happy to announce Krzesimir has joined the GNOME
Bugmasters team and admin status has been granted to him on
bugzilla.gnome.org. We are also delighted about the fact today's
upgrade has given a new life to the Bugmasters team: new members are
joining and more are willing to participate to the team and most of
all old members are back on track to provide their valuable feedback
and expertise.

While we are confident enough testing was made we welcome everyone to
submit bugs that may arise at [1].

Have an awesome evening everyone!

[1] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=bugzilla.gnome.org

2015-02-04 20:22 GMT+01:00 Andrea Veri <av <at> gnome.org>:
> Hi,
>
> this upcoming monday we'll be performing bugzilla.gnome.org's upgrade
> to the very latest Bugzilla release, it being 4.4.8.
>
> The upgrade time frame has been kept wide enough for us to perform the
> following operations:
>
> 1. Make sure the Bugzilla database is replicated on our MySQLd replica
> (mainly dumping the DB and restoring it on the replica so they are
> both in sync. We need all the tables to be on READ LOCK while doing
> this so the upgrade is a good time for the replication of this
> database to be restored)
> 2. Perform the upgrade itself from release 3.4 to release 4.4.8
> 3. Perform post-upgrade maintenance operations
>
> More information about what happened behind the scenes during these
> months can be found at [1].
>
> As usual keep an eye at [2], we'll make sure to update it with ETAs as
> things move forward.
>
> [1] http://krnowak.blogspot.it/2015/01/gnome-bugzilla-upgrade.html
> [2] https://status.gnome.org
>
> --
> Cheers,
>
> Andrea
>
> Debian Developer,
> Fedora / EPEL packager,
> GNOME Infrastructure Team Coordinator,
> GNOME Foundation Board of Directors Secretary,
> GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee Chairman
>
> Homepage: http://www.gnome.org/~av

--

-- 
Cheers,

Andrea

Debian Developer,
Fedora / EPEL packager,
GNOME Infrastructure Team Coordinator,
GNOME Foundation Board of Directors Secretary,
GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee Chairman

Homepage: http://www.gnome.org/~av
Amaya | 5 Feb 03:51 2015
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Debian Project mourns the loss of Clytie Siddall

FYI

----- Forwarded message from Neil McGovern <neilm <at> debian.org> -----

Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2015 16:46:37 +0000
From: Neil McGovern <neilm <at> debian.org>
To: debian-news <at> lists.debian.org
Subject: Debian Project mourns the loss of Clytie Siddall

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The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
Debian Project mourns the loss of Clytie Siddall        press <at> debian.org
February 4th, 2015             https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150204
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The Debian Project sadly announces that it has lost a member of its
community. Clytie Siddall passed recently after a long battle with
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Clytie was a contributor of Vietnamese translations to Debian and other
projects for many years. Within Debian she worked on translations for
the installer, dpkg, apt and various documentation. She also contributed
translations within the GNOME community and many other projects. Clytie
was a GNOME foundation contributor.

The Debian Project honours her good work and strong dedication to Debian
and Free Software. Clytie's contributions will not be forgotten, and the
high standards of her work will continue to serve as an inspiration to
others.

About Debian
------------
The Debian Project is an association of Free Software developers who
volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely free
operating system Debian GNU/Linux.

Contact Information
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For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
https://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <press <at> debian.org>.

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