Frederic Muller | 2 Jul 17:29 2011
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Re: How to manage foundation navigation in gnome.org site

Hey!

Thanks for asking. I would think either option 1 or 3 are good (1 being 
more prominent, 3 more discreet) as I feel both the GNOME project and 
the GNOME foundation have a very different focus targeting a different 
audience.

I see w.g.o as everything software related (latest versions, 
contribution, technical stuff, developers, components, modules, 
conferences / hackfest announcements, etc) while the foundation site as 
foundation related (governance, branding, legal, fund raising, case 
studies/success stories, partners, etc).

FWIW.

Fred

On 06/28/2011 12:45 AM, Yu Liansu wrote:
> Hello All,
>
> I am Yu Liansu <http://yuliansu.wordpress.com> the internship of OPW,
> recently working on art and web stuff design. I'm writing to all of you
> to discussion about integrate foundation website into gnome.org as my
> mentor Andreas Nilsson suggest me to do so.
>
> andreasn_ 2011年06月27日 23时47分15秒 wrote on irc:
>> so the two things I would like to see a good structure accomplish is:
>> 1. Make all parts of the website feel less disconnected from each
>> other, and 2. Clutter the main site with too much organizational
>> structure about the project
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Frederic Muller | 2 Jul 17:34 2011
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Re: How to manage foundation navigation in gnome.org site

On 06/29/2011 07:34 AM, Nisse wrote:
> For the actual menu, there is currently a lot of different items in the
> foundation navigation sidebar on http://foundation.gnome.org I think we
> can do some effort to reduce the number of pages there.
>
> * About the foundation - this duplicates some of the info on the other
> pages and can to some extent be merged with the first page
> * Blog - this could be considered as of our news story that Allan
> mentioned in his last e-mail
> https://mail.gnome.org/archives/marketing-list/2011-June/msg00044.html
> * Reports - not foundation specific, but actually more of a project-wide
> thing
> * Membership - pretty ok
> * Election - Wiki material?
> * Legal - part of a bigger legal page perhaps?
> * Finance - Wow, this is really outdated.
> * Contact - merge into http://www.gnome.org/contact/ ?
> * Press - we already link to that elsewhere
> * Donate - same as above. We could actually promote that on the
> gnome.org frontpage. That gets a lot more views.
>
> - Andreas

I personally feel the foundation site needs to be rewritten but that 
probably more a call from our new ED based on her strategy to drive and 
execute (in collaboration with the board I suppose). Running the 
foundation means that you have a website which represents/explains what 
you are working on as a leader of such foundation and should help you 
with your job, while the w.g.o would be more for the GNOME community, 
their software and their activities.
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Allan Day | 2 Jul 19:24 2011
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Re: How to manage foundation navigation in gnome.org site

Good email, Andreas!

On Wed, 2011-06-29 at 01:34 +0200, Nisse wrote:
> On 06/27/2011 06:45 PM, Yu Liansu wrote:
> >
> > andreasn_ 2011年06月27日 23时47分15秒 wrote on irc:
> >> so the two things I would like to see a good structure accomplish is: 
> >> 1. Make all parts of the website feel less disconnected from each 
> >> other, and 2. Clutter the main site with too much organizational 
> >> structure about the project
> >> and those two are hard to fix at the same time
> > We can integrate foundation site into the main navigation, e.g. in 
> > "About Us" add a new section.
> Out of the three options I think integrating the foundation site into 
> the main site under About Us is the best.
> The reason for this is that the Foundation is just an implementation 
> detail of the project if you think about it.
> For the actual navigation, I think a sidebar could work a lot better 
> than a subnav just beneath the main navigation, as we want to be careful 
> with making the header part to tall. If I recall correctly there is 
> already a page template on gnome.org for this.
>
> For the actual menu, there is currently a lot of different items in the 
> foundation navigation sidebar on http://foundation.gnome.org I think we 
> can do some effort to reduce the number of pages there.

Yes, I agree. Some cleanup would be beneficial. Also, I totally agree
with the points below.

> * About the foundation - this duplicates some of the info on the other 
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Andreas Nilsson | 2 Jul 20:27 2011
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Re: How to manage foundation navigation in gnome.org site

On 07/02/2011 05:29 PM, Frederic Muller wrote:
> I see w.g.o as everything software related (latest versions, 
> contribution, technical stuff, developers, components, modules, 
> conferences / hackfest announcements, etc) while the foundation site 
> as foundation related (governance, branding, legal, fund raising, case 
> studies/success stories, partners, etc).
I'm not sure I see the functions you mentioned as separate. We do fund 
raising so we can do stuff like hackfests and conferences (and we do 
that so we can develop things) and the branding ties into what we end up 
calling GNOME. I also don't think we should be afraid to promote things 
like success stories on the front page (where it gets more exposure).

I would like to make sure we are promoting the things we feel are 
important where we get the most exposure (quarterly reports are a good 
example of something that should go in the news on the front page) and 
that we spend our limited resources at duplicating as little information 
as possible and that the info we have is relevant and up to date.

What I think would be a good way to deal with this navigation wise is 
putting the section about Foundation on the about page a bit higher up 
(have it switch places with the Collaboration and meritocracy section 
maybe) and have that header lead to a big foundation page instead of a 
lot of small pages (foundation.gnome.org can also point to this) with 
the basic foundation info.

- Andreas
Frederic Muller | 3 Jul 06:15 2011
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Re: How to manage foundation navigation in gnome.org site

On 07/03/2011 02:27 AM, Andreas Nilsson wrote:
>
> I would like to make sure we are promoting the things we feel are important

That's exactly what I meant. So let's say that if I were the ED that's 
how I would look at things. Now I am not sure if Karen is subscribing to 
this list and what her plans are. I'm really just throwing out things 
from my angle and no one else.

What matters is that whatever changes we do they are the right ones for 
the people doing things.

Fred
Shubhum Sidhar | 7 Jul 17:14 2011
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gnome 3 feedback

I have been using gnome 3 on opensuse for weeks now. Overall it is a good step forward. Much better than gnome 2. I like the new way things are run. What i don't like: waking up from suspending doesn't work getting passed the log in screen (a bug though so not really relevant here)


I like the theme, but (i know you're working on better theming for gnome 3.2 and all ) should be more easily available. more transparent theme options too. Take a cue from kde and instead of having to put themes into hidden .icon and .theme folders let us just use a gui in control panel that will do it all for us. 

Also, make it more customizable. I understand that you want to keep things simple, so maybe have an advanced view setting in control panel that, when unlocked, allows us to customize things easily again. Like panel size, random colors, etc. Some things still need ui updated, like default icons. Try to keep things cool and modern.

Also, in control panel, make it easy to clear recent documents and even turn off feature of storing recent documents. Maybe have sometype of better social network integration into the desktop. I think there is the chat thing but maybe expand it further? unless there is already some program that does that?

But great work overall, you created a brand new interface and it is a much nicer way to use computer. I'm happy that you did not just copy stuff and the result is, in my opinion, the best ui i've used.  keep up good work, I hope i emailed the proper email address to give my feedback

sincerely,

new gnome user
<div>
<p>I have been using gnome 3 on opensuse for weeks now. Overall it is a good step forward. Much better than gnome 2. I like the new way things are run. What i don't like: waking up from suspending doesn't work getting passed the log in screen (a bug though so not really relevant here)</p>
<div>
<br>
</div>
<div>I like the theme, but (i know you're working on better theming for gnome 3.2 and all ) should be more easily available. more transparent theme options too. Take a cue from kde and instead of having to put themes into hidden .icon and .theme folders let us just use a gui in control panel that will do it all for us.&nbsp;</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Also, make it more customizable. I understand that you want to keep things simple, so maybe have an advanced view setting in control panel that, when unlocked, allows us to customize things easily again. Like panel size, random colors, etc. Some things still need ui updated, like default icons. Try to keep things cool and modern.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Also, in control panel, make it easy to clear recent documents and even turn off feature of storing recent documents. Maybe have sometype of better social network integration into the desktop. I think there is the chat thing but maybe expand it further? unless there is already some program that does that?</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>But great work overall, you created a brand new interface and it is a much nicer way to use computer. I'm happy that you did not just copy stuff and the result is, in my opinion, the best ui i've used. &nbsp;keep up good work, I hope i emailed the proper email address to give my feedback</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>sincerely,</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>new gnome user</div>
</div>
Juanjo Marín | 11 Jul 11:43 2011
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Re: gnome 3 feedback


>I have been using gnome 3 on opensuse for weeks now. Overall it is a good step forward. Much better than gnome
2. I like the new way things are run. 

Great !

>What i don't like: waking up from suspending doesn't work getting passed the log in screen (a bug though so
not really relevant here)
>

You should open a bug report to your distro, eventual they will communicate to the people who can fix it.

>I like the theme, but (i know you're working on better theming for gnome 3.2 and all ) should be more easily
available. more transparent theme options too. Take a cue from kde and instead of having to put themes into
hidden .icon and .theme folders let us just use a gui in control panel that will do it all for us. 
>

The project Sweet Tooth will improve the management of extensions/themes. 

 http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/SweetTooth 

>Also, make it more customizable. I understand that you want to keep things simple, so maybe have an
advanced view setting in control panel that, when unlocked, allows us to customize things easily again.
Like panel size, random colors, etc. Some things still need ui updated, like default icons. Try to keep
things cool and modern.
>

Small changes will come in GNOME 3.2, like changing the font size from the gnome-shell UI

>Also, in control panel, make it easy to clear recent documents and even turn off feature of storing recent
documents. Maybe have sometype of better social network integration into the desktop. I think there is
the chat thing but maybe expand it further? unless there is already some program that does that?
>

There is work under the way:

- Integration with Zeitgeist, including options for turning off the logs 

http://seilo.geekyogre.com/2011/04/zeitgeist-work-towards-gnome-3-2/

http://seilo.geekyogre.com/2011/04/gnome-shell-experiments/

http://seilo.geekyogre.com/2011/04/the-crazy-zeitgeist-week/

- Integration with social networks,

http://blogs.gnome.org/alexl/2011/06/13/announcing-gnome-contacts/

http://live.gnome.org/Hackfests/IMContactsSocial2011

>But great work overall, you created a brand new interface and it is a much nicer way to use computer. I'm
happy that you did not just copy stuff and the result is, in my opinion, the best ui i've used.  keep up good
work, I hope i emailed the proper email address to give my feedback
>

It seems GNOME is already working on the direction you suggest :-)

Cheers,

  -- Juanjo Marin
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Emily Chen | 13 Jul 10:35 2011
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2011 Q2 report

Hi all,

Thanks a lot for the great work on the Q1 report [1]. Now it is time for every team to update your section in the Q2 (April - June) report at :
https://live.gnome.org/GnomeMarketing/QuarterlyReports/2011/Q2

We are looking for enthusiastic writers for below sections, fill your name in if you interested in those sections:
 * Website -- ?
 * Events -- ?
 * Mobile -- ?

Since we want to finish Q2 report before Desktop Summit, all reports are due by July 28, 2011.

Thanks,
Emily

<div>
<p>Hi all, <br><br>Thanks a lot for the great work on the Q1 report [1]. Now it is time for every team to update your section in the Q2 (April - June) report at : <br><a href="https://live.gnome.org/GnomeMarketing/QuarterlyReports/2011/Q2">https://live.gnome.org/GnomeMarketing/QuarterlyReports/2011/Q2</a><br><br>We are looking for enthusiastic writers for below sections, fill your name in if you interested in those sections: <br>&nbsp;* Website -- ? <br>&nbsp;* Events -- ? <br>&nbsp;* Mobile -- ?<br><br>Since we want to finish Q2 report before Desktop Summit, all reports are due by July 28, 2011.<br><br></p>
<div class="gmail_quote">Thanks, <br>Emily <br>
</div>
<br>
</div>
Daniel Galleguillos C | 15 Jul 06:12 2011
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GNOME3 Bugsquad Banners and wallpaper

Hi People.
A time ago born the idea to design a banners for promote the GNOME3 
Bugsquad team, I've put a lot of love in this project and there was an 
evolution of the design, you can get the Banners, wallpaper and progress 
here.

http://live.gnome.org/DanielGalleguillos/GNOME_Bugsquad_Render

feel free to use and modified this banners for your website, wiki, blog 
etc. (.svg Available)
Would be nice to use one of this and add it in: 
http://live.gnome.org/Bugsquad/
The GNOME Bugsquad Banners and wallpapers are under Creative Commons.

Regards
Daniel Galleguillos
GNOME Chile
Jos Poortvliet | 15 Jul 16:27 2011

Tuesday announcement of Desktop Summit sponsors

Hi all,

Attached the announcements for the Desktop Summit Sponsorship. As you know, 
Intel, Collabora and SUSE will be the main (Platinum and Gold) sponsors, hence 
we'd like to let you know that these announcements will go out on the Desktop 
Summit press channels on Tuesday, 15:00 UTC.

We'd appreciate it if you would either issue your own or echo these 
announcements.

Any input or suggestions are of course welcome.

Greetings,
Jos Poortvliet
& The Desktop Summit Team
<p>We are pleased to announce that the Desktop Summit 2011 in Berlin will be supported by Intel as Platinum
sponsor. The event also welcomes Collabora and SUSE as Gold partners. The organization is delighted with
the community spirit of these generous corporate partners. Mirko Boehm, Lead organizer of the Desktop
Summit, said: <em>"Their support is essential for the Desktop Summit's efforts to bring together Free
Software developers from all around the world to work in a collaborative spirit on the next generation
desktop technology."</em></p>

<p>Dawn Foster, MeeGo Community Manager stated: <em>"Intel is happy to sponsor the Desktop Summit as a way
to support the many projects that we use and contribute to on a regular basis. It's important to us to work
closely with open source projects - and this is one way to do that."</em></p>

<p>Christian Schaller, Marketing Manager at Collabora told us: <em>"At Collabora we are excited to
support the Desktop Summit as we feel it is one of the core events in terms of moving the open source
ecosystem forward. A lot of open source innovation happens on the desktop first before being widely
deployed on all kinds of systems and devices. As the leader in the fields of multimedia and real time
communications Collabora are very much a part of that effort. We look forward to meeting up with and
engaging with the everyone at the Desktop Summit."</em></p>

<p><em>"SUSE is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Desktop Summit 2011,"</em> said Michael Miller, vice
president of Global Alliances and Marketing at SUSE.<em> ?Cross 
project collaboration is a core value at SUSE and we are committed to wide interoperability and open
communication. Our support of openSUSE at the Desktop Summit demonstrates our continued commitment to a
strong Free and Open Source ecosystem."</em></p>

<p>Aside from the Platinum and Gold sponsors, we are happy to welcome the following Silver sponsors for
this event:
<ul>
<li>Canonical</li>
<li>Google</li>
<li>Igalia</li>
<li>The Linux Foundation</li>
<li>Qt</li>
<li>Red Hat</li>
</ul>
</p>

<p>The following are our Bronze level sponsors:
<ul>
<li>Lanedo</li>
<li>Mozilla</li>
<li>openshine</li>
</ul>
</p>

<p>Their support is greatly appreciated</p>

<p>Our media partners for the Desktop Summit will be golem.de and Linux Magazine</p>

<p>The organizing team would like to thank our sponsors on behalf of the GNOME and KDE communities! We are
still looking for more sponsors, please contact us if you are interested (details below).</p>

<h2>About the Desktop Summit</h2>

<p>GUADEC (GNOME Users And Developers European Conference) and Akademy (KDE annual world summit) are the
world's largest gatherings of people involved in Free Desktop and mobile user interfaces. Over a
thousand participants are expected at the Desktop Summit this year, covering both the GNOME and KDE
projects as well as related technologies. Organizers welcome developers, artists, translators,
community organizers, users and representatives from government, education, businesses. Anyone who
shares an interest in a Free Desktop is encouraged to participate.</p>

<p>GNOME and KDE are Free Software communities that drive the user interfaces of many Linux-powered
devices--smartphones, laptops, desktops, personal media centers. 2011 is the second summit organized
collaboratively by the two communities.</p>

<h2>Contact</h2>
<p>Contact information of the Desktop Summit team can be found on <a
href="https://www.desktopsummit.org/contact">www.desktopsummit.org/contact</a>. For press
inquiries please contact Jos Poortvliet, <a
href="jospoortvliet <at> gmail.com">jospoortvliet <at> gmail.com</a>, phone +31622377545.

<p>If you would like to discuss sponsorship, please contact us: <a href="mailto:ds-sponsoring <at> desktopsummit.org">ds-sponsoring <at> desktopsummit.org</a></p>
Intel, Collabora and SUSE to be main sponsors of the Desktop Summit

We are pleased to announce that the Desktop Summit 2011 in Berlin will be supported by Intel as Platinum
sponsor. The event also welcomes Collabora and SUSE as Gold partners. The organization is delighted with
the community spirit of these generous corporate partners. Mirko Boehm, Lead organizer of the Desktop
Summit, said: "Their support is essential for the Desktop Summit's efforts to bring together Free
Software developers from all around the world to work in a collaborative spirit on the next generation
desktop technology."

Dawn Foster, MeeGo Community Manager stated: "Intel is happy to sponsor the Desktop Summit as a way to
support the many projects that we use and contribute to on a regular basis. It's important to us to work
closely with open source projects - and this is one way to do that."

Christian Schaller, Marketing Manager at Collabora told us: "At Collabora we are excited to support the
Desktop Summit as we feel it is one of the core events in terms of moving the open source ecosystem forward. A
lot of open source innovation happens on the desktop first before being widely deployed on all kinds of
systems and devices. As the leader in the fields of multimedia and real time communications Collabora are
very much a part of that effort. We look forward to meeting up with and engaging with the everyone at the
Desktop Summit."

"SUSE is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Desktop Summit 2011," said Michael Miller, vice president of
Global Alliances and Marketing at SUSE. ?Cross project collaboration is a core value at SUSE and we are
committed to wide interoperability and open communication. Our support of openSUSE at the Desktop
Summit demonstrates our continued commitment to a strong Free and Open Source ecosystem."

Aside from the Platinum and Gold sponsors, we are happy to welcome the following Silver sponsors for this event:
Canonical
Google
Igalia
The Linux Foundation
Qt
Red Hat

The following are our Bronze level sponsors:
Lanedo
Mozilla
openshine

Their support is greatly appreciated!

Our media partners for the Desktop Summit will be golem.de and Linux Magazin.

The organizing team would like to thank our sponsors on behalf of the GNOME and KDE communities! We are still
looking for more sponsors, please contact us if you are interested (details below).

About the Desktop Summit

GUADEC (GNOME Users And Developers European Conference) and Akademy (KDE annual world summit) are the
world's largest gatherings of people involved in Free Desktop and mobile user interfaces. Over a
thousand participants are expected at the Desktop Summit this year, covering both the GNOME and KDE
projects as well as related technologies. Organizers welcome developers, artists, translators,
community organizers, users and representatives from government, education, businesses. Anyone who
shares an interest in a Free Desktop is encouraged to participate.

GNOME and KDE are Free Software communities that drive the user interfaces of many Linux-powered
devices--smartphones, laptops, desktops, personal media centers. 2011 is the second summit organized
collaboratively by the two communities.

Contact

Contact information of the Desktop Summit team can be found on www.desktopsummit.org/contact. For press
inquiries please contact Jos Poortvliet, jospoortvliet <at> gmail.com, phone +31622377545.

If you would like to discuss sponsorship, please contact us: ds-sponsoring <at> desktopsummit.org

Intel, Collabora and SUSE to be main sponsors of the Desktop Summit

We are pleased to announce that the Desktop Summit 2011 in Berlin will be supported by Intel as Platinum
sponsor. The event also welcomes Collabora and SUSE as Gold partners. The organization is delighted with
the community spirit of these generous corporate partners. Mirko Boehm, Lead organizer of the Desktop
Summit, said: "Their support is essential for the Desktop Summit's efforts to bring together Free
Software developers from all around the world to work in a collaborative spirit on the next generation
desktop technology."

Dawn Foster, MeeGo Community Manager stated: "Intel is happy to sponsor the Desktop Summit as a way to
support the many projects that we use and contribute to on a regular basis. It's important to us to work
closely with open source projects - and this is one way to do that."

Christian Schaller, Marketing Manager at Collabora told us: "At Collabora we are excited to support the
Desktop Summit as we feel it is one of the core events in terms of moving the open source ecosystem forward. A
lot of open source innovation happens on the desktop first before being widely deployed on all kinds of
systems and devices. As the leader in the fields of multimedia and real time communications Collabora are
very much a part of that effort. We look forward to meeting up with and engaging with the everyone at the
Desktop Summit."

"SUSE is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Desktop Summit 2011," said Michael Miller, vice president of
Global Alliances and Marketing at SUSE. ?Cross project collaboration is a core value at SUSE and we are
committed to wide interoperability and open communication. Our support of openSUSE at the Desktop
Summit demonstrates our continued commitment to a strong Free and Open Source ecosystem."

Aside from the Platinum and Gold sponsors, we are happy to welcome the following Silver sponsors for this event:
Canonical
Google
Igalia
The Linux Foundation
Qt
Red Hat

The following are our Bronze level sponsors:
Lanedo
Mozilla
openshine

Their support is greatly appreciated!

Our media partners for the Desktop Summit will be golem.de and Linux Magazin.

The organizing team would like to thank our sponsors on behalf of the GNOME and KDE communities! We are still
looking for more sponsors, please contact us if you are interested (details below).

About the Desktop Summit

GUADEC (GNOME Users And Developers European Conference) and Akademy (KDE annual world summit) are the
world's largest gatherings of people involved in Free Desktop and mobile user interfaces. Over a
thousand participants are expected at the Desktop Summit this year, covering both the GNOME and KDE
projects as well as related technologies. Organizers welcome developers, artists, translators,
community organizers, users and representatives from government, education, businesses. Anyone who
shares an interest in a Free Desktop is encouraged to participate.

GNOME and KDE are Free Software communities that drive the user interfaces of many Linux-powered
devices--smartphones, laptops, desktops, personal media centers. 2011 is the second summit organized
collaboratively by the two communities.

Contact

Contact information of the Desktop Summit team can be found on www.desktopsummit.org/contact. For press
inquiries please contact Jos Poortvliet, jospoortvliet <at> gmail.com, phone +31622377545.

If you would like to discuss sponsorship, please contact us: ds-sponsoring <at> desktopsummit.org


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