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September 21, 2016

GNOME 3.22 Released: the Future is Now

GNOME 3.22 was released today, marking the culmination of 6 months work by the GNOME community. The new release introduces major new features as well as many smaller enhancements and fixes. Announcing the release, Matthias Clasen said: “This six-month effort wouldn’t have been possible without the whole GNOME community, made of contributors and friends from all around the world: developers, designers, documentation writers, usability and accessibility specialists, translators, maintainers, students, system administrators, companies, artists, testers and last, not least, users. GNOME would not exist without all of you. Thank you to everyone!”.

The latest GNOME release introduces comprehensive Flatpak integration for the first time. Flatpak, the next generation application framework for Linux, provides cross-distribution applications that are more secure than traditional Linux apps. GNOME 3.22 makes it easy to install Flatpak apps using the Software application. GNOME’s developer technologies also make it easy to take full advantage of Flatpak’s security features.

GNOME’s Files application has a wealth of improvements in 3.22. A powerful new feature allows multiple files to be renamed at once and compressed file functionality has also been integrated. There are also numerous other user interface improvements.

Other major new features for GNOME 3.22 include a new Photo sharing feature, redesigned keyboard settings, NickServ integration in Polari (GNOME’s IRC application), enhanced support for the Wayland display server, and a much improved Software application.

software batch-rename photo-sharing files keyboard-settings builder

GNOME 3.22 is significant for developers, also. GTK+, GNOME’s interface toolkit, has introduced a new stable release series which will make it easier for application developers to use the many enhancements introduced during the 3.x series. GLib and GTK+ now provide transparent access to Flatpak “portals”, which allow isolated sandboxed applications to be developed. Builder, the GNOME IDE, has a range of enhancements, including a new built-in profiler. Other improvements include the introduction of CSS blend modes in GTK+, support for OpenGL for Embedded Systems (known as OpenGL ES or GLES) in GtkGLArea and a comprehensive upgrade to GLib’s logging functions.

More information about the latest version of GNOME can be found in the release notes.

GNOME 3.22 is codenamed “Karlsruhe”, in recognition of this year’s GUADEC organizing team.

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September 12, 2016

GUADEC 2017 to take place in Manchester, UK

It is with great pleasure that the GNOME Foundation announces next year’s GUADEC to be held in Manchester, United Kingdom during the summer of 2017. The GNOME User and Developer European Conference (GUADEC) brings together hundreds of users and developers every year to further the GNOME Project. It is one of the Foundation’s longest-standing and most noteworthy events.

Manchester is located about 160 miles (260 km) northwest of London, with Manchester Airport providing easy access for international guests, as well as plenty of public transportation. It has a long history of being a place of learning and innovation, with over 20 Nobel Prize winners having worked or studied in Manchester, Chetham’s Library being the oldest public library in the English-speaking world, and notable accomplishments like the splitting of the atom by Ernest Rutherford in the early 1900s.

The GNOME Foundation looks forward to hosting the 2017 GUADEC in Manchester, and expects GUADEC 2017 to take place during the last weekend of July. Final dates will be announced in the upcoming months.

CC-BY-SA-3.0 Pete Birkinshaw

Photo: Manchester Montage. CC-BY-SA-3.0 Pete Birkinshaw

September 09, 2016

Thank you, Karlsruhe!

Karlsruhe

Photo: CC0 Public Domain

GUADEC is the GNOME Foundation’s primary annual event, held every year in a different European city. The conference brings together contributors, enthusiasts, and partners from around the world for three days of talks, followed by three days of workshops (called “Birds of a Feather” sessions). This year, the event took place in Karlsruhe, Germany between the 12th and 17th of August. As always, the conference was a great opportunity for contributors from around the world to meet, make plans, and have fun.

Presentations covered significant developments in GNOME technologies such as Flatpak, GNOME Software, Builder, and new GTK+ features. There were also talks by GNOME’s partners, including Red Hat, SUSE, and Endless. In addition, the Foundation announced the debut of its newest conference, LAS GNOME, to be held this September in Portland, Oregon. In case you couldn’t make it, here’s a link to the 2016 GUADEC talks.

GUADEC couldn’t happen without the hard work of local volunteers who organize each conference, nor without the support of our sponsors. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make this year’s conference a success.

As has become tradition in recent years, the GNOME Release Team will be adopting “Karlsruhe” as the code name for the upcoming GNOME release, version 3.22 — now just a couple of weeks away!

Here is a gallery of pictures from the event. You can browse more or add your own here: GUADEC 2016 photos.

Enjoy!

Banner outside of venue. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0 Enthusiastic volunteer. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0 Attendees. Photo Credit: Carla Quintana C. (flickr @algoelocuente) CC-BY-NC 2.0 GUADEC sign outside of venue. Photo Credit: Jonathan Kang CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Venue sight. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0 Poster outside of venue. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0 Audience. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0 Lanyards. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0 Conversation taking place. Photo credit: Jonathan Kang Talk in progress. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0 Cosimo Cecchi present Endless OS Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0 FSFE info material. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Photo Credit: Carla Quintana C. (flickr @algoelocuente) CC-BY-NC 2.0 Birthday celebration time. Photo Credit: Jonathan Kang CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Birthday cake. Photo credit: Jonathan Kang CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Conversations abound. Photo Credit: Jonathan Kang CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Birthday celebration. Photo Credit: Jonathan Kang CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 GNOME folks. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0 Engagement Team BoF in progress. Photo Credit: Carla Quintana C. (flickr @algoelocuente) CC-BY-NC 2.0 BoF Venue. Photo Credit: Oliver Propst CC BY-SA 3.0 Karlsruhe green plant. Photo Credit: Carla Quintana C. (flickr @algoelocuente) CC-BY-NC 2.0 Aftermath. Photo Credit: Carla Quintana C. (flickr @algoelocuente) CC-BY-NC 2.0

 

Photo credits: Jonathan Kang, Oliver Propst & Carla Quintana Carrasco

August 04, 2016

Mapbox steps in to help GNOME’s Maps application

Mapbox-Graphic

On July 11th, GNOME’s Maps application stopped working. Like all mapping applications, it relies on an online service to provide data. The service it had been using – MapQuestdiscontinued free access to their data. When the service went dead, there were no longer any maps in Maps.

Thankfully, it didn’t take long for a replacement to be found. Mapbox, a popular mapping service (they provide data for Pinterest, Github and Foursquare, among others) stepped up and has generously offered to provide mapping data. Better than that, Maps now has an agreement in place with its data provider, putting it on a much more solid footing. The new arrangement with Mapbox might also allow additional features in the future, such as downloading maps data for offline use.

A new version of Maps that uses Mapbox was released last week – if your version of Maps isn’t working, upgrade and it will be fixed.

Big thanks to Mapbox for stepping up and helping out!

July 22, 2016

Call for GNOME.Asia Summit 2017 Host Proposals

The GNOME.Asia Committee is inviting interested parties to submit proposals for hosting GNOME.Asia Summit during the 2nd quarter of 2017.

 

GNOME.Asia Summit is the featured annual GNOME Conference in Asia. The event focuses primarily on the GNOME desktop, but also covers applications and the development platform tools. It brings together the GNOME community in Asia to provide a forum for users, developers, foundation leaders, governments and businesses to discuss the present technology and future developments.

 

GNOME.Asia Summits have been held in Beijing, Ho-Chi-Minh City, Taipei, Bangalore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing, Depok, New Delhi respectively over the last nine years.

 

The Committee’s preference is to find a new location each year in order to spread GNOME throughout Asia and we are looking for local organizers to rise to the challenge of organizing an excellent GNOME event. The GNOME.Asia committee will assist in the process, but there is a definitive need for individuals to be actively involved and committed to the planning and execution of the event.

 

You can learn more about GNOME.Asia Summit at: http://www.gnome.asia

 

The GNOME Board and Release team are happy to announce that the GNOME version to be released in March will be named after the the city where the GNOME.Asia Summit will take place.

 

Interested parties are hereby invited to submit a formal proposal to the GNOME Asia Summit Committee.  The deadline for the proposals is the 11th of September 2016. Please email your proposal to gnome-asia-committee-list<at>gnome<dot> org. We might invite you to present your proposal in more detail over our regular IRC meetings or send you additional questions and requests. Results will be announced by the first week of October 2016.

 

The conference will require availability of facilities for 3-5 days, including a weekend, during the 2nd quarter of 2017 (between March and June). Final event dates should avoid other key free software conferences or other events that may conflict and will be confirmed together with other GNOME teams which might get involved. Key points which each proposals should consider and which will be taken into account when deciding among candidates, are:

 

  • Local community support for hosting the conference.
  • Venue details. Information about infrastructure and facilities to hold the conference should be provided.
  • Preliminary schedule with main program & different activities.
  • Information about how Internet connectivity will be managed.
  • Lodging choices ranging from affordable housing to nicer hotels, and information about distances between the venue and lodging options.
  • The availability of restaurants or the organization of catering on-site, cost of food/soft drinks/beer.
  • The availability and cost of travel from major Asian and European cities.
  • Local industries, universities and government support.
  • Please provide a reasonably detailed budget (sponsorships, expenses, etc).
  • Provide plans for local sponsorships

 

Please refer to the GNOME.Asia website. Please also check the GNOME.Asia Summit check list, howtos and the winning proposal for 2012 when putting together a proposal.

 

You are welcome to contact gnome-asia-committee-list AT gnome org if you have any questions.

 

Please help to spread the word and we are looking forward to hearing from you soon!

GNOME 3.21.4 released

Hi!

The fourth snapshot of GNOME 3.21 is now available and it incorporates
quite edgy modules.

To compile GNOME 3.21.4, you can use the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2]
(which use the exact tarball versions from the official release).

[1] https://developer.gnome.org/jhbuild/
[2] https://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.21.4/

The release notes that describe the changes between 3.18.1 and 3.21.4
are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release:

core - https://download.gnome.org/core/3.21/3.21.4/NEWS
apps - https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.21/3.21.4/NEWS

The GNOME 3.21.4 release is available here:

core sources - https://download.gnome.org/core/3.21/3.21.4
apps sources - https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.21/3.21.4

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
--------------------------

This release is a snapshot of early development code. Although it is
buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking
purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status.

For more information about 3.21, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see:

https://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:
http://live.gnome.org/Schedule


See you at GUADEC!

        Fred

July 15, 2016

GNOME 3.21.4 unstable tarballs due (responsible: mcatanzaro)

Hello all,

Tarballs are due on 2016-07-18 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.21.4
unstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them.  Please make sure that your tarballs will
be uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.21.4. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!


For more information about 3.21, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.21
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:
   https://wiki.gnome.org/Schedule

Thanks,

July 11, 2016

GNOME Foundation AGM 2016

Foundation Members,

This year's GNOME Foundation Annual General Meeting will be held on
the 13th of August at 15:00 (CEST). As with previous years, it is
being held at GUADEC [0]. This year's conference is at the Karlsruhe
Institute of Technology [1] in Karlsruhe, Germany.

The meeting will include reports from each of GNOME's teams, as well
as a budget report. This will be followed by a Q&A with the Board of
Directors, as well as general discussion.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Cheers,

[0] https://2016.guadec.org/
[1] https://2016.guadec.org/venue/

July 07, 2016

Minutes of the Board Meeting of July, 05th, 2016

= Foundation Board Minutes for Monday, July 5th 2016, 17:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, July 12th, 17:00 UTC

Wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20160705

== Attending ==

 * Allan Day
 * Meg Ford
 * Alexandre Franke
 * Jeff F.T. (outgoing)
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Cosimo Cecchi
 * Jim Hall
 * Shaun McCance

== Regrets ==

 * Nuritzi Sanchez

== Missing ==

 * Ekaterina Gerasimova (outgoing)
 * Andrea Veri (outgoing)

== Agenda ==

 * Information needed for bank account (from the mailing list)
 * Annual report printing - how many copies?

=== Ongoing ===

'''The following section is part of the Agenda and includes items which have seen updates in the last 30 days.  Items which have been updated more than 30 days ago are listed under the "Ongoing but stalled" section.'''

 * GNOME Board team building
 * GUADEC Manchester bid
 * Owncloud shared calendar for the board
 * Annual report completion

== Minutes ==

 * Information needed for bank account (from the mailing list)
  * Did everyone provide their details yet?
  * ACTION: Rosanna to call the bank today and provide all the information they requested

 * Annual report printing - how many copies?
  * We printed 100 last year, but we have some leftovers (that we could bring back to GUADEC this year too)
  * Price scales roughly linearly with the number of copies
  * The current quote is significantly cheaper (2-3x) than previous years
  * VOTE: let's print 100 copies for around 787CAD (~600USD).
   * +1 Shaun, Jim, Cosimo, Alexandre, Meg, Allan. VOTE PASSED

== Ongoing ==

'''This section includes items which have seen an update in the last 30 days. Format is "YYYY-MM-DD, action|discussion|abstract" for this and subsequent minutes sections'''

 * GNOME Board team building
  * 2016-06-27
   * ACTION: Allan to open a wiki page with the GUADEC meeting agenda
    * https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoardPrivate/GUADEC/2016/Agenda

 * GUADEC Manchester bid
  * 2016-05-09
   * The Board received a bid from Manchester for GUADEC 2017
   * There's a document to review
   * ACTION: Kat will collect and send comments once we have reviewed the document
  * 2016-05-23
   * Action item still pending for Kat to collect/send feedback
  * 2016-07-05
   * Alexandre takes over the action item from Kat

 * Owncloud shared calendar for the board
  * 2016-05-23, ACTION: Allan will try if it's functional enough for us to use it now
  * 2016-06-06, Allan's tried it and reminders don't seem to work. Needs to follow up.
  * 2016-06-20, Since it works for Andrea, but not for Allan, help would be welcome from someone else for testing.

 * Annual report
  * 2016-06-06: financial report is still missing, printing requires having an hard deadline set, ideally mid-week
  * 2016-06-13: texts all gathered now, undergoing editing and layout
  * 2016-06-20, Layout in progress, got some quotes from print shop. Will need budget soon, but should be cheaper than last year (should be around $300)
  * 2016-07-05: budget approved, we're printing 100


=== Ongoing but stalled ===

'''This section includes items which haven't seen an update in the last 30 days.'''

 * ED search update
  * 2015-12-01, No news received in recent weeks, mostly because of holidays
  * 2015-12-08, 3 candidates are going to have a couple of one hour interviews with ~2 members of the hiring committee per interview. Scheduling of these metings is just beginning.
  * 2015-12-15 to 2016-01-12, No updates.
  * 2016-01-19
   * Committee has completed interview with two final candidates 
   * They should have a final answer/proposal to the board within a few weeks
  * 2016-02-02, Expect more news this week - we'll start scheduling interviews soon
  * 2016-02-09
   * Sri from the ED committee wants to present to the Board at next week's meeting
   * A list of candidates that are deemed good and have been vetted by the committee will be presented at the meeting
  * 2016-02-16, The ED Search committee converged on a single candidate
  * 2016-02-23, The item has been discussed during the meeting, details are available at https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2016-February/msg00003.html
  * 2016-03-14, Jonathan Blandford (jrb) has agreed to lead
  * 2016-04-11, Jonathan mailed the Board mentioning the ED Search Committee is back on track, they'll start meeting on a regular basis again
  * 2016-05-09
   * There was a question about whether we should revise the position/job description, but the Board did not come to a conclusion on this in previous discussion
   * ACTION: Rosanna to tell Jonathan to go ahead with the job search

 * Google Play account
  * 2015-12-01, ACTION: Alexandre to follow up with the Release Team about this
  * 2015-12-08, Alexandre mailed the Release Team today, still waiting for an answer.
  * 2015-12-15 to 2016-01-19, No updates.
  * 2016-02-02, Release team did not come to an agreement/conclusion. Unclear what next steps should be

 * Status of logo copyright
  * 2015-12-01, ACTION: Shaun to send out email to d-d-l with proposal
  * 2015-12-08 to 2016-01-19, No updates.
  * 2016-02-02, Shaun will try to pick it up this week

 * Meta-discussion on attracting new contributors -  https://etherpad.gnome.org/p/attracting-contributors-discussion
  * 2016-01-05, Item has been deferred.
  * 2016-02-09, Allan and Jeff have a list of ideas, we could rank them by feasibility/effectiveness and take action on the first few

 * Bitcoins donations data
  * Tobi is the only person with access to the Bitcoin donations data
  * 2016-02-23, ACTION: Alexandre to get in touch with him about this
  * 2016-03-01, Account is on BitPay using friends< at >gnome.org

 * Conference sponsorships
  * 2016-03-15
   * ACTION: Kat to adapt a contract from previous years' conference brochures
   * ACTION: Jeff to chase the companies for a second time after the pages (where the status of whether/which companies have been contacted is listed) are up to date

 * Friends of GNOME
  * 2016-04-04, ACTION: Andrea to get in touch with Tobi about what he needs in order to migrate the Paypal scripts over to the GNOME Foundation Infrastructure
  * 2016-04-04, ACTION: Shaun to investigate other possible solutions to mere Python scripts + Paypal API solution
  * 2016-04-04, ACTION: Allan to investigate what information is needed to answer friends< at >gnome.org queries, with a view to potentially turning off paypal notifications to that address.
   * 2016-04-11: Allan has documented the result of conversations with Rosanna and Tobi here: https://wiki.gnome.org/Engagement/FriendsOfGNOME/FAQ . Next step is to discuss the privacy aspests.
  * 2016-04-04, ACTION: Allan to get in touch with the Engagement team about all this as a first step,with a view to recruiting people to maintain Friends of GNOME and document how it operates.
  * 2016-04-11, ACTION: Alexandre to request more information about the donation data from the European donations system (Wau Holland Stiftung Foundation)

  * Selling 3rd party merch at confs
   * 2016-04-11, There's a proposal (by Allan) to sell third party merchandise during GNOME events

 * Google ad grant
  * 2016-02-02, Alexandre to follow up with the procedure to get registered
  * 2016-02-09 to 2016-02-23, No updates
  * 2016-03-01, Shaun will ask his contacts about TechSoup as joining the organization is required for us to be recognized as a non-profit from Google
  * 2016-04-11, Rosanna to provide Shaun the needed tax-related documentation (IRS Data check should be enough for Google to assign the grant if the non-profit is US based)

 * GUADEC registration fee vs donation system
  * 2016-05-02, ACTION: Alexandre to ask WHS about the fee

=== Ongoing but no director assigned ===

'''This section includes items which haven't seen an update in the last 30 days and have no Director assigned'''

 * Sysadmin fundraising levels and perks (last discussion from 2016-01-05)
  * 2016-01-12, Awaiting for Andrea's reply
  * 2016-01-19
   * Andrea replied back to Jeff
   * Jeff to bring the item back during any of the upcoming meetings
  * 2016-02-23, Jeff un-assigned the action item from himself, no current assignee


== Nice to have ==

'''This section includes items which we would love to see happen at some point but lack the time to effectively become reality'''

 * Web page for prior pants winners
  * Shaun and Allan to do this

 * Contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
  * Kat to draft this

 * Gifts situation
   * Inventory management: some stuff we have heaps of, some we run out of stock quickly; consider an on-demand production service
   * Christian to investigate

 * Licensing of artwork and visual assets
  * Engagement team doesn't always licence photos on gnome.org and soon. We need guidelines for them to follow.
  * Allan and Sri to draft guidelines and discuss withthe Engagement Team

 * Privacy campaign funds
  * Previous plan was for Kat to propose privacy bounty T&C/rules for review
  * Cosimo to follow up with interested parties on how to spend the Privacy campaign funds

 * GNOME logo use by podiatrist - possible trademark infringement
  * Shaun to check the trademark details for the GNOME logo and update the licensing page on the website (obsolete)

 * Money raised for defense against Groupon
  * Kat to draft a call for Free Desktop-style hackfests which would be sponsored with money raised for defence against Groupon

 * Logo usage for t-shirts
  * Allan to carry on with the process and follow up and have some general guidelines written down for future cases

 * Standard code of conduct for GNOME annual events (so we don't have to reinvent the wheel each year)
  * Cosimo to follow up in the upcoming meetings and prepare a version of the CoC to be finally considered final over all the GNOME yearly events

 * Privacy policy for GNOME services
  * Current draft is at https://wiki.gnome.org/Foundation/Privacy
  * Sysadmin Team's NDA should also be covered when dealing with this item
  * Andrea to write up the policy

 * gnome-software privacy issues
  * Software sends information to third parties; could have legal implications for GNOME
  * Allan to look at this

 * Photography policy for GNOME conferences
  * Cosimo to draft a proposal to discuss on foundation-list


Minutes of the Board Meeting of June, 27th, 2016

= Foundation Board Minutes for Monday, June 27th 2016, 19:30 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, July 5th, 17:00 UTC

Wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20160627

== Attending ==

 * Shaun McCance
 * Allan Day
 * Nuritzi Sanchez
 * Meg Ford
 * Cosimo Cecchi
 * Alexandre Franke
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Jim Hall
 * Jeff F. T. (outgoing)

== Regrets ==

 * Ekaterina Gerasimova (outgoing)
 * Andrea Veri (outgoing)

== Missing ==


== Agenda ==

 * GNOME Board Team building (Nuritzi)

 * Annual Report
  * Revised pricing estimates
  * Data visualization for financial report

=== Ongoing ===

'''The following section is part of the Agenda and includes items which have seen updates in the last 30 days.  Items which have been updated more than 30 days ago are listed under the "Ongoing but stalled" section.'''

 * GUADEC Manchester bid
 * Owncloud shared calendar for the board
 * Annual report completion

== Minutes ==

 * New board is effective today and can start voting

 * Annual Report
  * Jeff got a new estimate for pricing, but will need to be updated to use the correct dimensions
  * Mostly finishing touches and a couple of charts/graphs missing now

 * GNOME Board team building
  * Would be nice if our meetings had a more human element to them
  * Team building is different than onboarding
  * Nuritzi volunteers to lead a team building workshop at the GUADEC meeting
  * Could use the morning before the advisory board meeting
   * Or 1-2 hours during the first day if that works better
  * We can plan for 2h and scale it down if the agenda looks too busy
  * ACTION: Allan to open a wiki page with the GUADEC meeting agenda
   * https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoardPrivate/GUADEC/2016/Agenda

 * New board meeting time
  * 17:00 UTC Tuesday
  * ACTION: Nuritzi to send out announcement to list


== Ongoing ==

'''This section includes items which have seen an update in the last 30 days. Format is "YYYY-MM-DD, action|discussion|abstract" for this and subsequent minutes sections'''

 * GUADEC Manchester bid
  * 2016-05-09
   * The Board received a bid from Manchester for GUADEC 2017
   * There's a document to review
   * ACTION: Kat will collect and send comments once we have reviewed the document
  * 2016-05-23
   * Action item still pending for Kat to collect/send feedback

 * Owncloud shared calendar for the board
  * 2016-05-23, ACTION: Allan will try if it's functional enough for us to use it now
  * 2016-06-06, Allan's tried it and reminders don't seem to work. Needs to follow up.
  * 2016-06-20, Since it works for Andrea, but not for Allan, help would be welcome from someone else for testing.

 * Annual report
  * 2016-06-06: financial report is still missing, printing requires having an hard deadline set, ideally mid-week
  * 2016-06-13: texts all gathered now, undergoing editing and layout
  * 2016-06-20, Layout in progress, got some quotes from print shop. Will need budget soon, but should be cheaper than last year (should be around $300)


=== Ongoing but stalled ===

'''This section includes items which haven't seen an update in the last 30 days.'''

 * ED search update
  * 2015-12-01, No news received in recent weeks, mostly because of holidays
  * 2015-12-08, 3 candidates are going to have a couple of one hour interviews with ~2 members of the hiring committee per interview. Scheduling of these metings is just beginning.
  * 2015-12-15 to 2016-01-12, No updates.
  * 2016-01-19
   * Committee has completed interview with two final candidates 
   * They should have a final answer/proposal to the board within a few weeks
  * 2016-02-02, Expect more news this week - we'll start scheduling interviews soon
  * 2016-02-09
   * Sri from the ED committee wants to present to the Board at next week's meeting
   * A list of candidates that are deemed good and have been vetted by the committee will be presented at the meeting
  * 2016-02-16, The ED Search committee converged on a single candidate
  * 2016-02-23, The item has been discussed during the meeting, details are available at https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2016-February/msg00003.html
  * 2016-03-14, Jonathan Blandford (jrb) has agreed to lead
  * 2016-04-11, Jonathan mailed the Board mentioning the ED Search Committee is back on track, they'll start meeting on a regular basis again
  * 2016-05-09
   * There was a question about whether we should revise the position/job description, but the Board did not come to a conclusion on this in previous discussion
   * ACTION: Rosanna to tell Jonathan to go ahead with the job search

 * Google Play account
  * 2015-12-01, ACTION: Alexandre to follow up with the Release Team about this
  * 2015-12-08, Alexandre mailed the Release Team today, still waiting for an answer.
  * 2015-12-15 to 2016-01-19, No updates.
  * 2016-02-02, Release team did not come to an agreement/conclusion. Unclear what next steps should be

 * Status of logo copyright
  * 2015-12-01, ACTION: Shaun to send out email to d-d-l with proposal
  * 2015-12-08 to 2016-01-19, No updates.
  * 2016-02-02, Shaun will try to pick it up this week

 * Meta-discussion on attracting new contributors -  https://etherpad.gnome.org/p/attracting-contributors-discussion
  * 2016-01-05, Item has been deferred.
  * 2016-02-09, Allan and Jeff have a list of ideas, we could rank them by feasibility/effectiveness and take action on the first few

 * Bitcoins donations data
  * Tobi is the only person with access to the Bitcoin donations data
  * 2016-02-23, ACTION: Alexandre to get in touch with him about this
  * 2016-03-01, Account is on BitPay using friends< at >gnome.org

 * Conference sponsorships
  * 2016-03-15
   * ACTION: Kat to adapt a contract from previous years' conference brochures
   * ACTION: Jeff to chase the companies for a second time after the pages (where the status of whether/which companies have been contacted is listed) are up to date

 * Friends of GNOME
  * 2016-04-04, ACTION: Andrea to get in touch with Tobi about what he needs in order to migrate the Paypal scripts over to the GNOME Foundation Infrastructure
  * 2016-04-04, ACTION: Shaun to investigate other possible solutions to mere Python scripts + Paypal API solution
  * 2016-04-04, ACTION: Allan to investigate what information is needed to answer friends< at >gnome.org queries, with a view to potentially turning off paypal notifications to that address.
   * 2016-04-11: Allan has documented the result of conversations with Rosanna and Tobi here: https://wiki.gnome.org/Engagement/FriendsOfGNOME/FAQ . Next step is to discuss the privacy aspests.
  * 2016-04-04, ACTION: Allan to get in touch with the Engagement team about all this as a first step,with a view to recruiting people to maintain Friends of GNOME and document how it operates.
  * 2016-04-11, ACTION: Alexandre to request more information about the donation data from the European donations system (Wau Holland Stiftung Foundation)

  * Selling 3rd party merch at confs
   * 2016-04-11, There's a proposal (by Allan) to sell third party merchandise during GNOME events

 * Google ad grant
  * 2016-02-02, Alexandre to follow up with the procedure to get registered
  * 2016-02-09 to 2016-02-23, No updates
  * 2016-03-01, Shaun will ask his contacts about TechSoup as joining the organization is required for us to be recognized as a non-profit from Google
  * 2016-04-11, Rosanna to provide Shaun the needed tax-related documentation (IRS Data check should be enough for Google to assign the grant if the non-profit is US based)

 * GUADEC registration fee vs donation system
  * 2016-05-02, ACTION: Alexandre to ask WHS about the fee

=== Ongoing but no director assigned ===

'''This section includes items which haven't seen an update in the last 30 days and have no Director assigned'''

 * Sysadmin fundraising levels and perks (last discussion from 2016-01-05)
  * 2016-01-12, Awaiting for Andrea's reply
  * 2016-01-19
   * Andrea replied back to Jeff
   * Jeff to bring the item back during any of the upcoming meetings
  * 2016-02-23, Jeff un-assigned the action item from himself, no current assignee


== Nice to have ==

'''This section includes items which we would love to see happen at some point but lack the time to effectively become reality'''

 * Web page for prior pants winners
  * Shaun and Allan to do this

 * Contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
  * Kat to draft this

 * Gifts situation
   * Inventory management: some stuff we have heaps of, some we run out of stock quickly; consider an on-demand production service
   * Christian to investigate

 * Licensing of artwork and visual assets
  * Engagement team doesn't always licence photos on gnome.org and soon. We need guidelines for them to follow.
  * Allan and Sri to draft guidelines and discuss withthe Engagement Team

 * Privacy campaign funds
  * Previous plan was for Kat to propose privacy bounty T&C/rules for review
  * Cosimo to follow up with interested parties on how to spend the Privacy campaign funds

 * GNOME logo use by podiatrist - possible trademark infringement
  * Shaun to check the trademark details for the GNOME logo and update the licensing page on the website (obsolete)

 * Money raised for defense against Groupon
  * Kat to draft a call for Free Desktop-style hackfests which would be sponsored with money raised for defence against Groupon

 * Logo usage for t-shirts
  * Allan to carry on with the process and follow up and have some general guidelines written down for future cases

 * Standard code of conduct for GNOME annual events (so we don't have to reinvent the wheel each year)
  * Cosimo to follow up in the upcoming meetings and prepare a version of the CoC to be finally considered final over all the GNOME yearly events

 * Privacy policy for GNOME services
  * Current draft is at https://wiki.gnome.org/Foundation/Privacy
  * Sysadmin Team's NDA should also be covered when dealing with this item
  * Andrea to write up the policy

 * gnome-software privacy issues
  * Software sends information to third parties; could have legal implications for GNOME
  * Allan to look at this

 * Photography policy for GNOME conferences
  * Cosimo to draft a proposal to discuss on foundation-list

== Completed actions ==

 * Unixstickers
  * 2016-02-02
   * Allan has an action item to follow up with this
   * Kat put some information on the agreements page for similar cases
  * 2016-02-09, Allan drafted email - need to send that out
  * 2016-02-16, Allan has been in touch with them. Got a good response and sent a draft agreement document. Will be having a call with them on Friday.
  * 2016-02-23 (excerpts taken from the mailing list)
   * Allan confirms the Unixstickers team read the draft trademark agreement and acknowledged it
   * 10% of the proceeds will be returned back as royalties
   * Only GNOME sticakers are sold right now, the idea is to encourage them to also sell t-shirts and mugs
  * 2016-03-01, Allan followed up and is now waiting to hear back to Unixstickers
  * 2016-03-08, Allan to ask who will pay for postage
  * 2016-03-22, they'll pay for sticker postage
  * 2016-04-04, Allan has asked Pam to draft an agreement for them to sign. Waiting to hear back.
  * 2016-05-02
   * Pam sent a draft back to the Board, certain details (such as royalty prices for items) are still to be discussed
   * A vote has happened on the mailing list as a general "we're good with it" approval, another vote will be required before signing it
  * 2016-05-23, we got a signed agreement back, but there's some details to work out first. Currently waiting for a response.
  * 2016-06-13, Allan has sent them a copy of the agreement to sign. Waiting to hear back.
  * 2016-06-27: Jeff has signed the agreement. Allan has sent it back to them and archived it on the wiki - action item is complete.

June 23, 2016

Minutes of the Board Meeting of June, 20th, 2016

= Minutes for Monday, June 20th 2016, 19:30 UTC =

Next meeting date Monday, June 27th, 19:30 UTC

Wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20160620

== Attending ==

 * Shaun McCance
 * Allan Day
 * Nuritzi Sanchez
 * Meg Ford
 * Alexandre Franke
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova (outgoing)
 * Cosimo Cecchi
 * Jeff F. T. (outgoing)
 * Jim Hall
 * Andrea Veri (outgoing)

== Regrets ==


== Missing ==


== Agenda ==

 * Welcome new board members, voting handover, officers discussion


=== Ongoing ===

'''The following section is part of the Agenda and includes items which have seen updates in the last 30 days.  Items which have been updated more than 30 days ago are listed under the "Ongoing but stalled" section.'''

 * Unixstickers
 * Ubuntu GNOME
 * GUADEC Manchester bid
 * Owncloud shared calendar for the board
 * Annual report completion

== Minutes ==

 * Welcome new board members, voting handover, officers discussion
  * New meeting time
   * ACTION: Kat to send out a poll to choose a new meeting time
  * Q&A session with new and outgoing Board members

 * Ubuntu GNOME
  * ACTION: Only our signature missing -- Shaun/Jeff to sign trademark agreement


== Ongoing ==

'''This section includes items which have seen an update in the last 30 days. Format is "YYYY-MM-DD, action|discussion|abstract" for this and subsequent minutes sections'''

 * Unixstickers
  * 2016-02-02
   * Allan has an action item to follow up with this
   * Kat put some information on the agreements page for similar cases
  * 2016-02-09, Allan drafted email - need to send that out
  * 2016-02-16, Allan has been in touch with them. Got a good response and sent a draft agreement document. Will be having a call with them on Friday.
  * 2016-02-23 (excerpts taken from the mailing list)
   * Allan confirms the Unixstickers team read the draft trademark agreement and acknowledged it
   * 10% of the proceeds will be returned back as royalties
   * Only GNOME sticakers are sold right now, the idea is to encourage them to also sell t-shirts and mugs
  * 2016-03-01, Allan followed up and is now waiting to hear back to Unixstickers
  * 2016-03-08, Allan to ask who will pay for postage
  * 2016-03-22, they'll pay for sticker postage
  * 2016-04-04, Allan has asked Pam to draft an agreement for them to sign. Waiting to hear back.
  * 2016-05-02
   * Pam sent a draft back to the Board, certain details (such as royalty prices for items) are still to be discussed
   * A vote has happened on the mailing list as a general "we're good with it" approval, another vote will be required before signing it
  * 2016-05-23, we got a signed agreement back, but there's some details to work out first. Currently waiting for a response.
  * 2016-06-13, Allan has sent them a copy of the agreement to sign. Waiting to hear back.

 * GUADEC Manchester bid
  * 2016-05-09
   * The Board received a bid from Manchester for GUADEC 2017
   * There's a document to review
   * ACTION: Kat will collect and send comments once we have reviewed the document
  * 2016-05-23
   * Action item still pending for Kat to collect/send feedback

 * Owncloud shared calendar for the board
  * 2016-05-23, ACTION: Allan will try if it's functional enough for us to use it now
  * 2016-06-06, Allan's tried it and reminders don't seem to work. Needs to follow up.
  * 2016-06-20, Since it works for Andrea, but not for Allan, help would be welcome from someone else for testing.

 * Annual report
  * 2016-06-06: financial report is still missing, printing requires having an hard deadline set, ideally mid-week
  * 2016-06-13: texts all gathered now, undergoing editing and layout
  * 2016-06-20, Layout in progress, got some quotes from print shop. Will need budget soon, but should be cheaper than last year (should be around $300)


=== Ongoing but stalled ===

'''This section includes items which haven't seen an update in the last 30 days.'''

 * ED search update
  * 2015-12-01, No news received in recent weeks, mostly because of holidays
  * 2015-12-08, 3 candidates are going to have a couple of one hour interviews with ~2 members of the hiring committee per interview. Scheduling of these metings is just beginning.
  * 2015-12-15 to 2016-01-12, No updates.
  * 2016-01-19
   * Committee has completed interview with two final candidates 
   * They should have a final answer/proposal to the board within a few weeks
  * 2016-02-02, Expect more news this week - we'll start scheduling interviews soon
  * 2016-02-09
   * Sri from the ED committee wants to present to the Board at next week's meeting
   * A list of candidates that are deemed good and have been vetted by the committee will be presented at the meeting
  * 2016-02-16, The ED Search committee converged on a single candidate
  * 2016-02-23, The item has been discussed during the meeting, details are available at https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2016-February/msg00003.html
  * 2016-03-14, Jonathan Blandford (jrb) has agreed to lead
  * 2016-04-11, Jonathan mailed the Board mentioning the ED Search Committee is back on track, they'll start meeting on a regular basis again
  * 2016-05-09
   * There was a question about whether we should revise the position/job description, but the Board did not come to a conclusion on this in previous discussion
   * ACTION: Rosanna to tell Jonathan to go ahead with the job search

 * Google Play account
  * 2015-12-01, ACTION: Alexandre to follow up with the Release Team about this
  * 2015-12-08, Alexandre mailed the Release Team today, still waiting for an answer.
  * 2015-12-15 to 2016-01-19, No updates.
  * 2016-02-02, Release team did not come to an agreement/conclusion. Unclear what next steps should be

 * Status of logo copyright
  * 2015-12-01, ACTION: Shaun to send out email to d-d-l with proposal
  * 2015-12-08 to 2016-01-19, No updates.
  * 2016-02-02, Shaun will try to pick it up this week

 * Meta-discussion on attracting new contributors -  https://etherpad.gnome.org/p/attracting-contributors-discussion
  * 2016-01-05, Item has been deferred.
  * 2016-02-09, Allan and Jeff have a list of ideas, we could rank them by feasibility/effectiveness and take action on the first few

 * Bitcoins donations data
  * Tobi is the only person with access to the Bitcoin donations data
  * 2016-02-23, ACTION: Alexandre to get in touch with him about this
  * 2016-03-01, Account is on BitPay using friends< at >gnome.org

 * Conference sponsorships
  * 2016-03-15
   * ACTION: Kat to adapt a contract from previous years' conference brochures
   * ACTION: Jeff to chase the companies for a second time after the pages (where the status of whether/which companies have been contacted is listed) are up to date

 * Friends of GNOME
  * 2016-04-04, ACTION: Andrea to get in touch with Tobi about what he needs in order to migrate the Paypal scripts over to the GNOME Foundation Infrastructure
  * 2016-04-04, ACTION: Shaun to investigate other possible solutions to mere Python scripts + Paypal API solution
  * 2016-04-04, ACTION: Allan to investigate what information is needed to answer friends< at >gnome.org queries, with a view to potentially turning off paypal notifications to that address.
   * 2016-04-11: Allan has documented the result of conversations with Rosanna and Tobi here: https://wiki.gnome.org/Engagement/FriendsOfGNOME/FAQ . Next step is to discuss the privacy aspests.
  * 2016-04-04, ACTION: Allan to get in touch with the Engagement team about all this as a first step,with a view to recruiting people to maintain Friends of GNOME and document how it operates.
  * 2016-04-11, ACTION: Alexandre to request more information about the donation data from the European donations system (Wau Holland Stiftung Foundation)

  * Selling 3rd party merch at confs
   * 2016-04-11, There's a proposal (by Allan) to sell third party merchandise during GNOME events

 * Google ad grant
  * 2016-02-02, Alexandre to follow up with the procedure to get registered
  * 2016-02-09 to 2016-02-23, No updates
  * 2016-03-01, Shaun will ask his contacts about TechSoup as joining the organization is required for us to be recognized as a non-profit from Google
  * 2016-04-11, Rosanna to provide Shaun the needed tax-related documentation (IRS Data check should be enough for Google to assign the grant if the non-profit is US based)

 * GUADEC registration fee vs donation system
  * 2016-05-02, ACTION: Alexandre to ask WHS about the fee

=== Ongoing but no director assigned ===

'''This section includes items which haven't seen an update in the last 30 days and have no Director assigned'''

 * Sysadmin fundraising levels and perks (last discussion from 2016-01-05)
  * 2016-01-12, Awaiting for Andrea's reply
  * 2016-01-19
   * Andrea replied back to Jeff
   * Jeff to bring the item back during any of the upcoming meetings
  * 2016-02-23, Jeff un-assigned the action item from himself, no current assignee


== Nice to have ==

'''This section includes items which we would love to see happen at some point but lack the time to effectively become reality'''

 * Web page for prior pants winners
  * Shaun and Allan to do this

 * Contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
  * Kat to draft this

 * Gifts situation
   * Inventory management: some stuff we have heaps of, some we run out of stock quickly; consider an on-demand production service
   * Christian to investigate

 * Licensing of artwork and visual assets
  * Engagement team doesn't always licence photos on gnome.org and soon. We need guidelines for them to follow.
  * Allan and Sri to draft guidelines and discuss withthe Engagement Team

 * Privacy campaign funds
  * Previous plan was for Kat to propose privacy bounty T&C/rules for review
  * Cosimo to follow up with interested parties on how to spend the Privacy campaign funds

 * GNOME logo use by podiatrist - possible trademark infringement
  * Shaun to check the trademark details for the GNOME logo and update the licensing page on the website (obsolete)

 * Money raised for defense against Groupon
  * Kat to draft a call for Free Desktop-style hackfests which would be sponsored with money raised for defence against Groupon

 * Logo usage for t-shirts
  * Allan to carry on with the process and follow up and have some general guidelines written down for future cases

 * Standard code of conduct for GNOME annual events (so we don't have to reinvent the wheel each year)
  * Cosimo to follow up in the upcoming meetings and prepare a version of the CoC to be finally considered final over all the GNOME yearly events

 * Privacy policy for GNOME services
  * Current draft is at https://wiki.gnome.org/Foundation/Privacy
  * Sysadmin Team's NDA should also be covered when dealing with this item
  * Andrea to write up the policy

 * gnome-software privacy issues
  * Software sends information to third parties; could have legal implications for GNOME
  * Allan to look at this

 * Photography policy for GNOME conferences
  * Cosimo to draft a proposal to discuss on foundation-list

== Completed actions ==

 * Possible election challenge
  * ACTION: Andrea to mail foundation-announce to inform the membership about the issue asking whether the wrong rewrite rule affected anyone on the membership

 * Having board meeting with new board members
  * ACTION: Shaun to mail new members asking participation to next meeting, particularly to GUADEC's meeting too


June 22, 2016

GNOME 3.21.3 released

Hello all,

GNOME 3.21.3, the third snapshot of the GNOME 3.21 cycle, is now
available. You want it!

To compile GNOME 3.21.3, you can use the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2]
(which use the exact tarball versions from the official release).

[1] https://developer.gnome.org/jhbuild/
[2] https://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.21.3/

The release notes that describe the changes between 3.21.2 and 3.21.3
are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release:

core - https://download.gnome.org/core/3.21/3.21.3/NEWS
apps - https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.21/3.21.3/NEWS

The GNOME 3.21.3 release is available here:

core sources - https://download.gnome.org/core/3.21/3.21.3/
apps sources - https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.21/3.21.3/

(Note that graphene was dropped due to a technical snafu. It will be
returning in 3.21.4.)

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
--------------------------

This release is a snapshot of early development code. Although it is
buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking
purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development
status.

For more information about 3.21, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see:

http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:
https://wiki.gnome.org/Schedule

--
Michael Catanzaro
GNOME Release Team

June 18, 2016

Minutes of the Board Meeting of June, 13th, 2016

= Minutes for Monday, June 13th 2016, 19:30 UTC =

Next meeting date Monday, June 20th, 19:30 UTC

Wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20160613

== Attending ==

 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Alexandre Franke
 * Shaun McCance
 * Andrea Veri
 * Cosimo Cecchi
 * Allan Day
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Jeff F. T.


== Regrets ==


== Missing ==


== Agenda ==

 * Possible elections challenge
 * Having board meeting with new board members

=== Ongoing ===

'''The following section is part of the Agenda and includes items which have seen updates in the last 30 days.  Items which have been updated more than 30 days ago are listed under the "Ongoing but stalled" section.'''

 * Unixstickers
 * GUADEC Manchester bid
 * Owncloud shared calendar for the board
 * Annual report completion

== Minutes ==


 * Possible elections challenge
  * https://mail.gnome.org/archives/membership-committee/2016-June/msg00003.html and follow-ups
  * Tobias Mueller reported the URL for elections rules was pointing to the 2014's edition (https://vote.gnome.org/2014/rules.html) during this year's elections run. The redirect rule was updated but the htaccess file wasn't honored
   * https://git.gnome.org/browse/foundation-web/commit/?id=0e53f3c07ccd011e9a6f26215a98057ececeed5c
  * The target URL in question is http://foundation.gnome.org/electionrules.html, as listed on the Bylaws at https://people.gnome.org/~tobiasmue/bylaws2012/bylaws.html#election-and-term-of-office-of-directors
  * Mueller claims the 2014 election rules, where the redirect pointed to, would have denied voting to members which instead had the right to vote, as the timelines were different. (https://mail.gnome.org/archives/membership-committee/2016-June/msg00008.html)
  * On the other hand, 2016's elections rules were publicly available at https://vote.gnome.org/2016/rules.html and the original announcement (https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2016-April/msg00006.html) had the correct timeline listed. Specifically, the '''electorate''' section of the announce clearly mentioned "Every GNOME Foundation member whose membership is valid as of 2016-05-21 is eligible to vote in the elections".
  * Although he seems to not want to challenge the election results, we might still want to inform the membership about the inconsistency on the rewrite rule
  * ACTION: Andrea to mail foundation-announce to inform the membership about the issue asking whether the wrong rewrite rule affected anyone

 * Having board meeting with new board members
  * Challenge period ends on the 17th, let's invite them on the 20th
  * New Board members that should be joining: Meg, Jim, Nuritzi
  * ACTION: Shaun to mail new members asking participation to next meeting, particularly to GUADEC's meeting too

== Ongoing ==

'''This section includes items which have seen an update in the last 30 days. Format is "YYYY-MM-DD, action|discussion|abstract" for this and subsequent minutes sections'''

 * Unixstickers
  * 2016-02-02
   * Allan has an action item to follow up with this
   * Kat put some information on the agreements page for similar cases
  * 2016-02-09, Allan drafted email - need to send that out
  * 2016-02-16, Allan has been in touch with them. Got a good response and sent a draft agreement document. Will be having a call with them on Friday.
  * 2016-02-23 (excerpts taken from the mailing list)
   * Allan confirms the Unixstickers team read the draft trademark agreement and acknowledged it
   * 10% of the proceeds will be returned back as royalties
   * Only GNOME sticakers are sold right now, the idea is to encourage them to also sell t-shirts and mugs
  * 2016-03-01, Allan followed up and is now waiting to hear back to Unixstickers
  * 2016-03-08, Allan to ask who will pay for postage
  * 2016-03-22, they'll pay for sticker postage
  * 2016-04-04, Allan has asked Pam to draft an agreement for them to sign. Waiting to hear back.
  * 2016-05-02
   * Pam sent a draft back to the Board, certain details (such as royalty prices for items) are still to be discussed
   * A vote has happened on the mailing list as a general "we're good with it" approval, another vote will be required before signing it
  * 2016-05-23, we got a signed agreement back, but there's some details to work out first. Currently waiting for a response.
  * 2016-06-13, Allan has sent them a copy of the agreement to sign. Waiting to hear back.

 * GUADEC Manchester bid
  * 2016-05-09
   * The Board received a bid from Manchester for GUADEC 2017
   * There's a document to review
   * ACTION: Kat will collect and send comments once we have reviewed the document
  * 2016-05-23
   * Action item still pending for Kat to collect/send feedback

 * Owncloud shared calendar for the board
  * 2016-05-23, ACTION: Allan will try if it's functional enough for us to use it now
  * 2016-06-06, Allan's tried it and reminders don't seem to work. Needs to follow up.

 * Annual report
  * 2016-06-06: financial report is still missing, printing requires having an hard deadline set, ideally mid-week
  * 2016-06-13: texts all gathered now, undergoing editing and layout

=== Ongoing but stalled ===

'''This section includes items which haven't seen an update in the last 30 days.'''

 * ED search update
  * 2015-12-01, No news received in recent weeks, mostly because of holidays
  * 2015-12-08, 3 candidates are going to have a couple of one hour interviews with ~2 members of the hiring committee per interview. Scheduling of these metings is just beginning.
  * 2015-12-15 to 2016-01-12, No updates.
  * 2016-01-19
   * Committee has completed interview with two final candidates 
   * They should have a final answer/proposal to the board within a few weeks
  * 2016-02-02, Expect more news this week - we'll start scheduling interviews soon
  * 2016-02-09
   * Sri from the ED committee wants to present to the Board at next week's meeting
   * A list of candidates that are deemed good and have been vetted by the committee will be presented at the meeting
  * 2016-02-16, The ED Search committee converged on a single candidate
  * 2016-02-23, The item has been discussed during the meeting, details are available at https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2016-February/msg00003.html
  * 2016-03-14, Jonathan Blandford (jrb) has agreed to lead
  * 2016-04-11, Jonathan mailed the Board mentioning the ED Search Committee is back on track, they'll start meeting on a regular basis again
  * 2016-05-09
   * There was a question about whether we should revise the position/job description, but the Board did not come to a conclusion on this in previous discussion
   * ACTION: Rosanna to tell Jonathan to go ahead with the job search

 * Google Play account
  * 2015-12-01, ACTION: Alexandre to follow up with the Release Team about this
  * 2015-12-08, Alexandre mailed the Release Team today, still waiting for an answer.
  * 2015-12-15 to 2016-01-19, No updates.
  * 2016-02-02, Release team did not come to an agreement/conclusion. Unclear what next steps should be

 * Status of logo copyright
  * 2015-12-01, ACTION: Shaun to send out email to d-d-l with proposal
  * 2015-12-08 to 2016-01-19, No updates.
  * 2016-02-02, Shaun will try to pick it up this week

 * Meta-discussion on attracting new contributors -  https://etherpad.gnome.org/p/attracting-contributors-discussion
  * 2016-01-05, Item has been deferred.
  * 2016-02-09, Allan and Jeff have a list of ideas, we could rank them by feasibility/effectiveness and take action on the first few

 * Bitcoins donations data
  * Tobi is the only person with access to the Bitcoin donations data
  * 2016-02-23, ACTION: Alexandre to get in touch with him about this
  * 2016-03-01, Account is on BitPay using friends< at >gnome.org

 * Conference sponsorships
  * 2016-03-15
   * ACTION: Kat to adapt a contract from previous years' conference brochures
   * ACTION: Jeff to chase the companies for a second time after the pages (where the status of whether/which companies have been contacted is listed) are up to date

 * Friends of GNOME
  * 2016-04-04, ACTION: Andrea to get in touch with Tobi about what he needs in order to migrate the Paypal scripts over to the GNOME Foundation Infrastructure
  * 2016-04-04, ACTION: Shaun to investigate other possible solutions to mere Python scripts + Paypal API solution
  * 2016-04-04, ACTION: Allan to investigate what information is needed to answer friends< at >gnome.org queries, with a view to potentially turning off paypal notifications to that address.
   * 2016-04-11: Allan has documented the result of conversations with Rosanna and Tobi here: https://wiki.gnome.org/Engagement/FriendsOfGNOME/FAQ . Next step is to discuss the privacy aspests.
  * 2016-04-04, ACTION: Allan to get in touch with the Engagement team about all this as a first step,with a view to recruiting people to maintain Friends of GNOME and document how it operates.
  * 2016-04-11, ACTION: Alexandre to request more information about the donation data from the European donations system (Wau Holland Stiftung Foundation)

  * Selling 3rd party merch at confs
   * 2016-04-11, There's a proposal (by Allan) to sell third party merchandise during GNOME events

 * Google ad grant
  * 2016-02-02, Alexandre to follow up with the procedure to get registered
  * 2016-02-09 to 2016-02-23, No updates
  * 2016-03-01, Shaun will ask his contacts about TechSoup as joining the organization is required for us to be recognized as a non-profit from Google
  * 2016-04-11, Rosanna to provide Shaun the needed tax-related documentation (IRS Data check should be enough for Google to assign the grant if the non-profit is US based)

 * GUADEC registration fee vs donation system
  * 2016-05-02, ACTION: Alexandre to ask WHS about the fee

=== Ongoing but no director assigned ===

'''This section includes items which haven't seen an update in the last 30 days and have no Director assigned'''

 * Sysadmin fundraising levels and perks (last discussion from 2016-01-05)
  * 2016-01-12, Awaiting for Andrea's reply
  * 2016-01-19
   * Andrea replied back to Jeff
   * Jeff to bring the item back during any of the upcoming meetings
  * 2016-02-23, Jeff un-assigned the action item from himself, no current assignee


== Nice to have ==

'''This section includes items which we would love to see happen at some point but lack the time to effectively become reality'''

 * Web page for prior pants winners
  * Shaun and Allan to do this

 * Contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
  * Kat to draft this

 * Gifts situation
   * Inventory management: some stuff we have heaps of, some we run out of stock quickly; consider an on-demand production service
   * Christian to investigate

 * Licensing of artwork and visual assets
  * Engagement team doesn't always licence photos on gnome.org and soon. We need guidelines for them to follow.
  * Allan and Sri to draft guidelines and discuss withthe Engagement Team

 * Privacy campaign funds
  * Previous plan was for Kat to propose privacy bounty T&C/rules for review
  * Cosimo to follow up with interested parties on how to spend the Privacy campaign funds

 * GNOME logo use by podiatrist - possible trademark infringement
  * Shaun to check the trademark details for the GNOME logo and update the licensing page on the website (obsolete)

 * Money raised for defense against Groupon
  * Kat to draft a call for Free Desktop-style hackfests which would be sponsored with money raised for defence against Groupon

 * Logo usage for t-shirts
  * Allan to carry on with the process and follow up and have some general guidelines written down for future cases

 * Standard code of conduct for GNOME annual events (so we don't have to reinvent the wheel each year)
  * Cosimo to follow up in the upcoming meetings and prepare a version of the CoC to be finally considered final over all the GNOME yearly events

 * Privacy policy for GNOME services
  * Current draft is at https://wiki.gnome.org/Foundation/Privacy
  * Sysadmin Team's NDA should also be covered when dealing with this item
  * Andrea to write up the policy

 * gnome-software privacy issues
  * Software sends information to third parties; could have legal implications for GNOME
  * Allan to look at this

 * Photography policy for GNOME conferences
  * Cosimo to draft a proposal to discuss on foundation-list

== Completed actions ==

 * Lyon for events
  * 2016-06-06, Alexandre to get in touch with Bastien about the e-mail the Board received from an Events society based in Lion asking whether we could be interested in hosting GUADEC there


June 17, 2016

GNOME 3.21.3 unstable tarballs due (responsible: mcatanzaro)

Hello all,

Tarballs are due on 2016-06-20 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.21.3
unstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them.  Please make sure that your tarballs will
be uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.21.3. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!


For more information about 3.21, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.21
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:
   https://wiki.gnome.org/Schedule

Thanks,

May 27, 2016

GNOME 3.21.2 Released

Hi!

The second snapshot of the GNOME 3.21 cycle is now available!!

To compile GNOME 3.21.2, you can use the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2]
(which use the exact tarball versions from the official release).

[1] https://developer.gnome.org/jhbuild/
[2] https://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.21.2/

The release notes that describe the changes between 3.21.1 and 3.21.2
are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release:

core - https://download.gnome.org/core/3.21/3.21.2/NEWS
apps - https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.21/3.21.2/NEWS

The GNOME 3.21.2 release is available here:

core sources - https://download.gnome.org/core/3.21/3.21.2
apps sources - https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.21/3.21.2

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
--------------------------

This release is a snapshot of early development code. Although it is
buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking
purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status.

For more information about 3.21, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see:

http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:
http://live.gnome.org/Schedule

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