Stormy Peters | 6 Oct 20:04 2009
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Would you like to be the events reporter?

We need someone to write up the events for the Q3 GNOME report. We need a summary of what happened in Q3 and what will happen in Q4. You can use the GNOME Google Calendar to see what has happened. This is important to show people where the GNOME community is and what interaction we have with the public as well as where people can find us next quarter.

You can see what was written for last quarter here, http://foundation.gnome.org/reports/.

Can someone help?

And we need it by this Friday! :) Although I can give an extension into next week if someone is willing to help.

Thanks,

Stormy

<div><p>We need someone to write up the events for the Q3 GNOME report. We need a summary of what happened in Q3 and what will happen in Q4. You can use the GNOME Google Calendar to see what has happened. This is important to show people where the GNOME community is and what interaction we have with the public as well as where people can find us next quarter.<br><br>You can see what was written for last quarter here, <a href="http://foundation.gnome.org/reports/">http://foundation.gnome.org/reports/</a>.<br><br>Can someone help?<br><br>And we need it by this Friday! :) Although I can give an extension into next week if someone is willing to help.<br><br>Thanks,<br><br>Stormy<br></p></div>
Paul Cutler | 8 Oct 03:56 2009
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GNOME 2009 Annual Report Kickoff

With GNOME's fiscal year ending at the end of September, it's time to start working on our annual report!

Lucas has handled coordination the last few years, and this year at GUADEC he passed the torch to me, and I'm here to ask for help.

I've created a first draft of the outline for the Annual Report based on the Annual Report from last year:  http://live.gnome.org/GnomeMarketing/AnnualReport/AnnualReport2009 (I used the Marketing space as I couldn't create in the FoundationBoard space like past years).

What I need help with (everything!):

* Is this the right format?  Are these the right sections?
* Writers!  Want to write one of these sections?  Grab it!  Want to write something not listed?  Add it and write it!
* Editors.  Good editing is as important as good writing.
* Artwork and layout.
* High res photos of GNOME community members.

If you have a chance, please review last years annual report (http://foundation.gnome.org/about/gnome_annual_report_2008.pdf) and think about what you liked and what you might like to see added, and please add your ideas to the wiki page above.

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Paul

<div><p>With GNOME's fiscal year ending at the end of September, it's time to start working on our annual report!<br><br>Lucas has handled coordination the last few years, and this year at GUADEC he passed the torch to me, and I'm here to ask for help.<br><br>I've created a first draft of the outline for the Annual Report based on the Annual Report from last year:&nbsp; <a href="http://live.gnome.org/GnomeMarketing/AnnualReport/AnnualReport2009">http://live.gnome.org/GnomeMarketing/AnnualReport/AnnualReport2009</a> (I used the Marketing space as I couldn't create in the FoundationBoard space like past years).<br><br>What I need help with (everything!):<br><br>* Is this the right format?&nbsp; Are these the right sections?<br>* Writers!&nbsp; Want to write one of these sections?&nbsp; Grab it!&nbsp; Want to write something not listed?&nbsp; Add it and write it!<br>
* Editors.&nbsp; Good editing is as important as good writing.<br>* Artwork and layout.<br>* High res photos of GNOME community members.<br><br>If you have a chance, please review last years annual report (<a href="http://foundation.gnome.org/about/gnome_annual_report_2008.pdf">http://foundation.gnome.org/about/gnome_annual_report_2008.pdf</a>) and think about what you liked and what you might like to see added, and please add your ideas to the wiki page above.<br><br>Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.<br><br>Paul<br></p></div>
denise denise | 8 Oct 21:52 2009
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FW: SASSA/GNOME story draft 1

Marketing Team,
 
Attached is the draft of the GNOME SASSA Success Story.  Let me know if you have edits.
Also in text below.  I know fonts are not consistent and will fix.
 
Thanks,
 
Denise
 


 

GNOME gets South African government office up and running fast with Linux solutions
Needing a low-cost, dependable, and accessible solution for its outdated social grant application process, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) turned to Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) with its easy-to-use GNOME user interface for help.  GNOME, a standard part of SLED and all leading Linux and Unix distributions, provides a user-friendly interface that allowed SASSA employees to begin processing grant applications 15 minutes after the first system was set up in Limpopo, according to Solly Mokgohloa, senior SASSA ICT regional manager. 
 
Thirty-nine sites have deployed the Linux solution since 2007, which includes Omni virtualization software, Userful Multiplier, for increased efficiency.  “Using this Linux desktop virtualization software, a single desktop computer can power up to 10 full-featured stations that require minimal electricity,” said Thomas Heubner, Omni Authorized Distributor in South Africa.  SASSA officials are now able to capture and process social grant applications within 24 hours from rural areas. 
GNOME’s easy-to-use desktop environment, combined with the speed of SLED and Userful Multiplier, provided the optimum elements for the cost-effective, reliable, and painless solution SASSA required.  SASSA employees were immediately comfortable and productive using GNOME’s intuitive user interface that allowed them to focus on processing grant applications. 
 
GNOME’s overriding mission is to create a complete, free, and easy-to-use desktop environment, regardless of language, physical ability, or technical expertise.  In addition to the free, accessible desktop millions of people around the world now employ, the GNOME project provides a powerful application development framework to create free and open source software applications.  GNOME is a standard part of all leading GNU/Linux and Unix distributions as well as many mobile platforms like cellular phones and tablets.
 

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Marketing Team,<br>
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Attached is the draft of the GNOME SASSA Success&nbsp;Story.&nbsp; Let me know if you have edits.<br>
Also in text below.&nbsp; I know fonts are not consistent and will fix.<br>
&nbsp;<br>
Thanks,<br>
&nbsp;<br>
Denise<br>
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<span>GNOME gets South African government office up and running fast with Linux solutions</span><br><span>Needing a low-cost, dependable, and accessible solution for its outdated social grant application process, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) turned to Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) with its easy-to-use GNOME user interface for help.<span>&nbsp; </span>GNOME, a standard part of SLED and all leading Linux and Unix distributions, provides a user-friendly interface that allowed SASSA employees to begin processing grant applications 15 minutes after the first system was set up in Limpopo, according to Solly Mokgohloa, senior SASSA ICT regional manager.<span>&nbsp; </span></span><br><span><span></span></span>&nbsp;<br><span>Thirty-nine sites have deployed the Linux solution since 2007, which includes Omni virtualization software, Userful Multiplier, for increased efficiency.<span>&nbsp; </span></span><span>&ldquo;Using this Linux desktop virtualization software, a single desktop computer can power up to 10 full-featured stations that require minimal electricity,&rdquo; said Thomas Heubner, Omni Authorized Distributor in South Africa.<span>&nbsp; </span>SASSA officials are <span>now able to capture and process social grant applications within 24 hours from rural areas.<span>&nbsp; </span></span></span><br><span>GNOME&rsquo;s easy-to-use desktop environment, combined with the speed of SLED and Userful Multiplier, provided the optimum elements for the cost-effective, reliable, and painless solution SASSA required.<span>&nbsp; </span>SASSA employees were immediately comfortable and productive using GNOME&rsquo;s intuitive user interface that allowed them to focus on processing grant applications.<span>&nbsp; </span></span><br><span><span></span></span><span></span>&nbsp;<br><span>GNOME&rsquo;s overriding mission is to create a complete, free, and easy-to-use desktop environment, regardless of language, physical ability, or technical expertise.<span>&nbsp; </span></span><span>In addition to the free, accessible desktop millions of people around the world now employ, the GNOME project provides a powerful application development framework to create free and open source software applications.<span>&nbsp; </span>GNOME is a standard part of all leading GNU/Linux and Unix distributions as well as many mobile platforms like cellular phones and tablets. </span><span></span><br>&nbsp;<br><br>
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Stormy Peters | 10 Oct 22:17 2009
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Re: FOSDEM & GNOME Booth & fugure events

I'm glad to hear that. Thanks for the feedback everyone.

Stormy

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 2:46 PM, Andre Klapper <ak-47 <at> gmx.net> wrote:
Am Montag, den 28.09.2009, 14:11 -0600 schrieb Stormy Peters:
> Was anyone at FOSDEM? Can you comment on the GNOME booth?
>
> I heard it wasn't great. I noticed the Event Box wasn't used,

I don't think that's true. :-)

There were small GNOME stickers for free (quite popular), some hardware
running GNOME to play with (laptop, N810, ...) and T-shirts ("Freedom
Lover") were sold, plus the GNOME flag in the background.

As Lefty already wrote: In general FOSDEM is very crowded and there's
not much space.

If it wasn't great some more specific feedback would be really
interesting. You could also contact Reinout van Schouwen (reinouts),
Christophe Fergeau (teuf) and Lionel Dricot (ploum) who ran the booth,
if I remember correctly.

andre
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<p>I'm glad to hear that. Thanks for the feedback everyone.<br><br>Stormy<br><br></p>
<div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 2:46 PM, Andre Klapper <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:ak-47 <at> gmx.net">ak-47 <at> gmx.net</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote">Am Montag, den 28.09.2009, 14:11 -0600 schrieb Stormy Peters:<br><div class="im">&gt; Was anyone at FOSDEM? Can you comment on the GNOME booth?<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt; I heard it wasn't great. I noticed the Event Box wasn't used,<br><br>
</div>I don't think that's true. :-)<br><br>
There were small GNOME stickers for free (quite popular), some hardware<br>
running GNOME to play with (laptop, N810, ...) and T-shirts ("Freedom<br>
Lover") were sold, plus the GNOME flag in the background.<br><br>
As Lefty already wrote: In general FOSDEM is very crowded and there's<br>
not much space.<br><br>
If it wasn't great some more specific feedback would be really<br>
interesting. You could also contact Reinout van Schouwen (reinouts),<br>
Christophe Fergeau (teuf) and Lionel Dricot (ploum) who ran the booth,<br>
if I remember correctly.<br><br>
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Stormy Peters | 10 Oct 22:27 2009
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Event Box feedback

I was at the Utah Open Source Conference and I have some feedback on the event box. I'm sure Christer has much more.

1. We need to include some points on what to say or demo - either in the event box or on the web. Christer and I put up the Friends of GNOME website and started a GNOME photo contest (for a tshirt). It would also be nice to know common Q&A. Christer can help but things like "what's great about GNOME 3.0", "why GNOME shell", "what language is GNOME written in?", "What is GNOME?", ... we could put these on the wiki for people to read before hand.

2. Demo machine. The demo machine needs to have a working distro with working wireless installed. The version of Fedora on it didn't work with the Broadcom wireless.

3. Handouts. We should provide a few handouts. Like Friends of GNOME and GNOME 3.0. (I grabbed a small handout from the FSF that explained why people should sign up for their donation program.

4. Freebies. There were some stickers in the box which was good. It'd be nice to have some pens or pins too. We also had a contest for the shirt.

5. BANNER! There's no banner in the box! Can some one design a cool banner? It'd be nice to have one cloth one that could hang behind or in front of table and one stand alone one. There's room in the box for them. At least for a cloth one.

6. Locks. The event box has spots for locks but no locks.

Other thoughts?

Stormy

<div><p>I was at the Utah Open Source Conference and I have some feedback on the event box. I'm sure Christer has much more.<br><br>1. We need to include some points on what to say or demo - either in the event box or on the web. Christer and I put up the Friends of GNOME website and started a GNOME photo contest (for a tshirt). It would also be nice to know common Q&amp;A. Christer can help but things like "what's great about GNOME 3.0", "why GNOME shell", "what language is GNOME written in?", "What is GNOME?", ... we could put these on the wiki for people to read before hand.<br><br>2. Demo machine. The demo machine needs to have a working distro with working wireless installed. The version of Fedora on it didn't work with the Broadcom wireless.<br><br>3. Handouts. We should provide a few handouts. Like Friends of GNOME and GNOME 3.0. (I grabbed a small handout from the FSF that explained why people should sign up for their donation program.<br><br>4. Freebies. There were some stickers in the box which was good. It'd be nice to have some pens or pins too. We also had a contest for the shirt.<br><br>5. BANNER! There's no banner in the box! Can some one design a cool banner? It'd be nice to have one cloth one that could hang behind or in front of table and one stand alone one. There's room in the box for them. At least for a cloth one.<br><br>6. Locks. The event box has spots for locks but no locks.<br><br>Other thoughts?<br><br>Stormy<br></p></div>
Rosanna Yuen | 10 Oct 22:40 2009
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Re: Event Box feedback

Hi Stormy,

Thanks for the feedback!

There's a lock for the box.  I had ordered it but they didn't tell me it
was backordered and it arrived two days after the box left.  I couldn't
buy one locally as the shaft of the lock has to be thin, long, and
relatively flexible.

In the past, people have printed out posters at Kinko's, used them, and
sent them back in the box.  They don't travel well.

At one point, we had a plasticky poster, but that was also destroyed at
its second conference.

Apologies on the state of the demo machine.  Jonathan was trying to get
it to work before he left town and thought he left it at a decent state.

The only other thing we used to have to hand out at conferences were the
Friends of GNOME pamphlets.  Those were very outdated, but new ones
would be very welcome!

Thanks,
Rosanna

On Sat, 2009-10-10 at 14:27 -0600, Stormy Peters wrote:
> I was at the Utah Open Source Conference and I have some feedback on
> the event box. I'm sure Christer has much more.
> 
> 1. We need to include some points on what to say or demo - either in
> the event box or on the web. Christer and I put up the Friends of
> GNOME website and started a GNOME photo contest (for a tshirt). It
> would also be nice to know common Q&A. Christer can help but things
> like "what's great about GNOME 3.0", "why GNOME shell", "what language
> is GNOME written in?", "What is GNOME?", ... we could put these on the
> wiki for people to read before hand.
> 
> 2. Demo machine. The demo machine needs to have a working distro with
> working wireless installed. The version of Fedora on it didn't work
> with the Broadcom wireless.
> 
> 3. Handouts. We should provide a few handouts. Like Friends of GNOME
> and GNOME 3.0. (I grabbed a small handout from the FSF that explained
> why people should sign up for their donation program.
> 
> 4. Freebies. There were some stickers in the box which was good. It'd
> be nice to have some pens or pins too. We also had a contest for the
> shirt.
> 
> 5. BANNER! There's no banner in the box! Can some one design a cool
> banner? It'd be nice to have one cloth one that could hang behind or
> in front of table and one stand alone one. There's room in the box for
> them. At least for a cloth one.
> 
> 6. Locks. The event box has spots for locks but no locks.
> 
> Other thoughts?
> 
> Stormy

Guy Lunardi | 11 Oct 16:23 2009
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Do-Gooders and Other Free License Recipients...

All,

While I realize that their software doesn't use any GNOME technologies,
it is still a very useful tool that I personally use often for projects.

I was wondering if anyone thought that contacting Balsamiq and asking
them to consider donating licenses to GNOME Foundation members would be
useful?
http://www.balsamiq.com/products/mockups

Having used their software for quite some time, I know that the projects
we used it for had a much great user experience focus during the early
development cycles because of it.

It might be a great opportunity for GNOME to increase its emphasis on
user experience. We could for example use this software as part of some
of our outreach programs (collect feedback earlier on designs).

Please let me know what you think.

Best regards,
-Guy

Stormy Peters | 12 Oct 13:33 2009
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Re: Event Box feedback



On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 2:40 PM, Rosanna Yuen <zana <at> gnome.org> wrote:

In the past, people have printed out posters at Kinko's, used them, and
sent them back in the box.  They don't travel well.

Does anybody have the layouts they used for those? We could put them on the wiki for others.

Rosanna, do you have a list of everyone who's used the event box? We could poll them too.

At one point, we had a plasticky poster, but that was also destroyed at
its second conference.

I'm thinking those standard plastic type that most people have hanging in front of table booths ... if someone can design one, I can work on how to get it printed ....

Stormy

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<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 2:40 PM, Rosanna Yuen <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:zana <at> gnome.org">zana <at> gnome.org</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote">

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In the past, people have printed out posters at Kinko's, used them, and<br>
sent them back in the box. &nbsp;They don't travel well.<br>
</blockquote>
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<br>Does anybody have the layouts they used for those? We could put them on the wiki for others. <br><br>Rosanna, do you have a list of everyone who's used the event box? We could poll them too.<br>
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<blockquote class="gmail_quote">
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At one point, we had a plasticky poster, but that was also destroyed at<br>
its second conference.<br>
</blockquote>
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<br>I'm thinking those standard plastic type that most people have hanging in front of table booths ... if someone can design one, I can work on how to get it printed ....<br><br>Stormy<br>
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Paul Cutler | 12 Oct 16:45 2009
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Marketing Hackfest

Good morning Marketing team!

We are finalizing plans for a Marketing hackfest in Chicago, IL USA on November 10th and 11th (Tues and Wed).

Google has been gracious to host us (and provide lunch!) and Novell has donated money to help fund the hackfest.

If you're interested in attending please let us know as soon as possible.

We don't have a formal agenda (yet) but are hoping to work on conference and presentation materials such as the Event box email thread from over the weekend, the website, GNOME 3.0 marketing campaign, the GNOME website, case studies and more.

Paul

<div><p>Good morning Marketing team!<br><br>We are finalizing plans for a Marketing hackfest in Chicago, IL USA on November 10th and 11th (Tues and Wed).<br><br>Google has been gracious to host us (and provide lunch!) and Novell has donated money to help fund the hackfest.<br><br>If you're interested in attending please let us know as soon as possible.<br><br>We don't have a formal agenda (yet) but are hoping to work on conference and presentation materials such as the Event box email thread from over the weekend, the website, GNOME 3.0 marketing campaign, the GNOME website, case studies and more.<br><br>Paul<br></p></div>
Lefty (石鏡 | 12 Oct 18:01 2009

Re: Marketing Hackfest

Unfortunately, I have a prior commitment to be in Seoul, Korea that week. =/


On 10/12/09 7:45 AM, "Paul Cutler" <pcutler <at> gnome.org> wrote:

Good morning Marketing team!

We are finalizing plans for a Marketing hackfest in Chicago, IL USA on November 10th and 11th (Tues and Wed).

Google has been gracious to host us (and provide lunch!) and Novell has donated money to help fund the hackfest.

If you're interested in attending please let us know as soon as possible.

We don't have a formal agenda (yet) but are hoping to work on conference and presentation materials such as the Event box email thread from over the weekend, the website, GNOME 3.0 marketing campaign, the GNOME website, case studies and more.

Paul


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<span>Unfortunately, I have a prior commitment to be in Seoul, Korea that week. =/<br><br><br>
On 10/12/09 7:45 AM, "Paul Cutler" &lt;<a href="pcutler <at> gnome.org">pcutler <at> gnome.org</a>&gt; wrote:<br><br></span><blockquote><span>Good morning Marketing team!<br><br>
We are finalizing plans for a Marketing hackfest in Chicago, IL USA on November 10th and 11th (Tues and Wed).<br><br>
Google has been gracious to host us (and provide lunch!) and Novell has donated money to help fund the hackfest.<br><br>
If you're interested in attending please let us know as soon as possible.<br><br>
We don't have a formal agenda (yet) but are hoping to work on conference and presentation materials such as the Event box email thread from over the weekend, the website, GNOME 3.0 marketing campaign, the GNOME website, case studies and more.<br><br>
Paul<br><br><br></span></blockquote>
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