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December 18, 2014

GNOME.Asia Join Kaiyuanshe – Open Source Alliance in China

We are thrilled to report that GNOME.Asia is a founding member of KAIYUANSHE(开源社) launched Oct 16, 2014. KAIYUANSHE roughly translated as “open source alliance,” is a group of enterprises, communities, and individuals in China supporting and promoting free and open source software (FOSS).

KAIYUANSHE will support the growing needs of China’s growing software industry by providing developers with the necessary education, tools and services to foster a healthy and robust free software ecosystem. Additionally providing education on FOSS standards, licensing and verification, development tools, FOSS project assessment and other necessary support and services to organizations, developers and academic institutions.

The GNOME community, represented by GNOME Asia Summit members will actively contribute in the early phases of KAIYUANSHE to many areas including documentation ,media and by participating in the KAIYUANSHE China Campus Tour.

“It’s fantastic that GNOME.Asia is joining KAIYUANSHE as a founding member”, said Karen Sandler, the Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy and currently serving on the GNOME Foundation’s Board of Directors, “I have always been incredibly impressed by the GNOME.Asia team and the great work they have done in spreading free software in Asia. I’m not surprised that KAIYUANSHE is already successful, and I can’t wait to see more of what this initiative accomplishes.”

December 16, 2014

GNOME Asia Summit 2015 to be hosted in Depok Indonesia

The GNOME Asia Committee is pleased to announce that the upcoming GNOME.Asia Summit 2015 will be hosted in Depok Indonesia May 7-9 2015. It will be a great place to celebrate and explore the many new features and enhancements to GNOME 3.

The GNOME.Asia Summit 2015 will be hosted at the Universitas Indonesia, which has a high number of students and people interested in Free/Open Source software. Consequently, there is a very committed local team which already has significant experience in organizing successful events. The venue is located in Depok City, a gateway city of the West Java Province, 30 km from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Hosting Asia Summit 2015 in Depok will bring the spotlight on GNOME and make an impact locally, regionally, and internationally.

“We are looking forward to welcome the GNOME community to Indonesia, a country that has a large Free and Open source community, we are excited that they will gather for GNOME Asia Summit 2015″ said Estu Fardani, a member of the local organizing team.

The GNOME Asia Committee want thank everyone who participated in the GNOME Asia Summit 2015 bidding process.

Masjid_UI

 

November 13, 2014

GNOME 3.14.2 is out

Hello all,

Here comes our second update to GNOME 3.14, it has many fixes, various
improvements, documentation and translation updates, we hope you'll
enjoy it.

Individual modules may get new stable 3.14 releases but our focus is
now on the development branches, we released a first snapshot as 3.15.1
two weeks ago and will get another one by the end of the month.

For more information about the major changes in GNOME 3.14, please
visit our release notes:

 https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.14/


==============================
Release Details and References
==============================

The lists of updated modules and changes are available here:
  core   -  https://download.gnome.org/core/3.14/3.14.2/NEWS
  apps   -  https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.14/3.14.2/NEWS

The source packages are available here:
  core   -  https://download.gnome.org/core/3.14/3.14.2/sources/
  apps   -  https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.14/3.14.2/sources/

And if you want to compile GNOME 3.14.2 by yourself, you can use the
jhbuild modulesets available here:
  https://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.14.2/


See you next time!

        Fred

November 11, 2014

Groupon has agreed to change its product name

Thank you so much for your donations and help in spreading the word! We are overwhelmed and reinvigorated by the support we received from everyone, which has resulted in the following joint announcement that we’re publishing with Groupon:

“Groupon has agreed to change its Gnome product name to resolve the GNOME Foundation’s concerns. Groupon is now abandoning all of its 28 pending trademark applications. The parties are working together on a mutually acceptable solution, a process that has already begun.”

There is something amazing about free software – it’s ethical technology but it also creates a fantastic community of people who are willing to fight for what’s right. It’s taken us a tremendous amount of time and effort to deal with this issue in the months leading up to our announcement and it will take us a little time to regroup. We’ll keep you posted as the matter resolves fully.

GNOME starts campaign to protect its trademarks

GNOME has launched a campaign¹ to raise funds for protecting the GNOME trademarks.

Recently, Groupon launched Gnome², a tablet-based point of sale (POS) system that 
Groupon describes as a “platform” and an “operating system”.

The GNOME Foundation is concerned and sees their long-established mark for Free 
Software, GNOME, endangered. The GNOME Foundation asks for ideological and 
monetary support to cover the costs of opposing the marks Groupon applied to 
register, which were estimated to be around 80,000 USD.

“I cannot believe Groupon was not aware of GNOME, the Free Software desktop 
environment and application suite, when it chose the name. Especially as they 
claim to be ‘fueled by open source‘³,” said Tobias Mueller, one of the directors 
of the GNOME Foundation.

“We will not give up and fight their use of our name which we have established 
over the last 17 years to provide users all over the world with high quality 
Free Software solutions.”

“Millions of people who use GNU/Linux based systems use GNOME or GNOME-related 
technologies, such as GLib or GTK+. We must not let a billion-dollar-company 
take the well-established name of one of the biggest Free Software communities,” 
Tobias added. “If you want to help GNOME defend its trademark and promote Free 
Software, visit the campaign’s page¹, share the link, and let Groupon know that 
they behaved terribly”.

GNOME also made a press contact⁴ available for further questions or interviews.


1: http://www.gnome.org/groupon/ 
2: http://investor.groupon.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=848707 
3: https://engineering.groupon.com/2014/open-source/sharing-is-caring-open-source-at-groupon/ 
4: mailto:groupon< at >gnome.org 
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GNOME starts campaign to protect its trademarks

GNOME has launched a campaign to raise funds for protecting the GNOME trademarks.

Recently, Groupon launched Gnome, a tablet-based point of sale (POS) system that Groupon describes as a “platform” and an “operating system”.

The GNOME Foundation is concerned and sees their long-established mark for Free Software, GNOME, endangered. The GNOME Foundation asks for ideological and monetary support to cover the costs of opposing the marks Groupon applied to register, which were estimated to be around 80,000 USD.

“I cannot believe Groupon was not aware of GNOME, the Free Software desktop environment and application suite, when it chose the name. Especially as they claim to be ‘fueled by open source‘,” said Tobias Mueller, one of the directors of the GNOME Foundation.

“We will not give up but fight their use of our name which we have established over the last 17 years to provide users all over the world with high quality Free Software solutions.”

“Millions of people who use GNU/Linux based systems use GNOME or GNOME-related technologies, such as GLib or GTK+. We must not let a billion-dollar-company take the well-established name of one of the biggest Free Software communities,” Tobias added. “If you want to help GNOME defend its trademark and promote Free Software, visit the campaign’s page, share the link, and let Groupon know that they behaved terribly”.

GNOME also made a press contact available for further questions or interviews.

November 07, 2014

Minutes of the Board meeting of October 31th, 2014

= Minutes for Friday, October 31th, 2014, 17:00 UTC =

Next meeting due on November 14th, 2014 at 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Andrea Veri
 * Sriram Ramkrishna 

== Regrets ==
 * Karen Sandler

== Missing ==
 * Tobias Mueller

== Board meeting ==

 * Adam Reviczky's GNOME volunteer work reference
  * Marina asked for some links as proof of Adam's contributions in the past (he stated that he started contributing way back in 2001)
  * Adam is a Foundation member since 14th January, 2010
  * The Board acks to provide Adam with a response about his past contributions on the GNOME Foundation
  * ACTION: Kat to reply to Jan (from hireright.com) with the e-mail she drafted on the list

 * Groupon

 * NDA for sysadmins (for the privacy policy)
  * NDA was sent to the list, received some feedback and it's ready to move along to the infrastructure team for review
  * ACTION: Kat to run it by our infrastructure team first, then run it by our lawyer

 * Emma Stamm's proposal for a research project around nonprofit management
   * We need to check her timeframe; she should be aware that it might take months for some of the people she might want to interview to find the time.
   * Need to ask how her findings are going to be published (where/how and under what license - suggest CC license), need to see the info & consent forms
   * Participating in such study is only valuable if the findings are made public, but interviewees need to use their best judgement in discussing any challenges and not disclose private information
   * Many/most items she is asking for can be requested from the Engagement team or learned by reviewing the Foundation, Engagement, and other list archives; we could simply be facilitating her by pointing out to references
   * ACTION: Kat to reply to her

 * Deferred until further mailing list discussion occurs from other board members (or missing info):
  * GNOME Privacy project
  * Karen's GUADEC 2014 travel expenses reimbursement (awaits forwarding of relevant mail thread)

== Discussed on the mailing list ==
 * GNOME event box at FSCONS
  * Box has been sent to FSCONS thanks to Tobi
 * GUADEC 2015: Sponsor brochure draft review
 * Employment reference request from Adam Reviczky
 * Website privacy policy, a first draft has been published at https://wiki.gnome.org/Foundation/Privacy. Further modifications and reviews will follow in the near future.

== Completed Actions ==
 *  Kat to reply to Jan (from hireright.com) with the e-mail she drafted on the list about Adam Reviczky's employment reference request

== Pending action items ==
 * Kat to follow-up with Emma Stamm about her research proposal
 * Kat to forward the NDA for sysadmins to our infrastructure team first, then run it by our lawyer for final approval if no major objections will be raised
 * GNOME's CoC: Board 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
 * Edward Swartz's "philantropist donation": Sri to email him to thank, say we're getting a gift together, ask about reasons motivating his great donation, maybe offer an interview? And verify his mailing address.
 * Kat to create a private wiki page on the web services accounts holders and passwords
  * Allan and Kat decided to go for a private git account instead for security reasons
 * Kat to draft a proposal for a privacy policy for review
 * Kat to draft a contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
 * Karen to write the Privacy policy for GNOME services
 * Karen will look at gnome-software privacy issues from a legal standpoint
 * Karen to draft a proposal for the photography policy at GNOME conferences to discuss on foundation-list
 * Tobi to continue pursuing the fund collection in Europe
 * Tobi to talk to Andrea to move the PayPal data extraction scripts over to the GNOME infrastructure
 * Sri to investigate better uses of adsense/adwords on the GNOME websites
 * Sri to communicate to Rosanna and work on the donation for the West Coast hackfest
 * Sri, Marina, Kat to work on establishing criteria for drafting for the hiring committee for the ED role
 * Sri to investigate the GNOME gifts situation


GNOME 3.14.2 stable tarballs due

Hello all,

Tarballs are due on 2014-11-10 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.14.2
stable 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 3.14.2. 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 3.15, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.15
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

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

Thanks,

October 31, 2014

Release Team decides on new features

Hello all,

Release Team decides on new features


For more information about 3.15, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.15
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

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

Thanks,

October 29, 2014

Engagement team members will gather at FSCONS this weekend

Several members of the GNOME Engagement Team will gather this weekend at FSCONS.
FSCONS is an annual gathering for free software in the Nordic countries, taking place in Gothenburg Sweden.

GNOME will be present with a booth where contributors will show the latest version of GNOME,
answer questions and help new people get involved. There are also plans for an Engagement
hackfest.

“We are excited to have this many GNOME contributors attending FSCONS 2014″ -Oliver Propst FSCONS organizer and Engagement team contributor

Details about the event are available on the wiki.

 

-FSCONS Logo

October 24, 2014

GNOME 3.15.1 unstable tarballs due (and more) (responsible: mclasen)

Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.15.1 unstable tarballs due
* Feature proposals discussion heats up


Tarballs are due on 2014-10-27 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.15.1
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 3.15.1. 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!


Feature proposals discussion heats up


For more information about 3.15, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.15
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

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

Thanks,

October 21, 2014

Minutes of the Board meeting of October 10th, 2014

= Minutes for Friday, October 10th, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

Next meeting due on October 24th, 2014 at 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Karen Sandler
 * Andrea Veri
 * Sriram Ramkrishna 

== Missing ==
 * Tobias Mueller

== Board meeting ==

Congratulations to the GNOME Community for releasing GNOME 3.14 and 
the board thanks the community for all of their hard work. 

 * Groupon

 * Thank you for a Philanthropist-level "Friends of GNOME" donation from Edward Swartz
   * Get as many signatures from boardees and hackers in the GNOME meetup in San Francisco in two weeks
   * Idea: do a few with board member signatures proactively at GUADEC
   * ACTION: Sri to email him to thank, say we're getting a gift together, ask about reasons motivating his great donation? And verify his mailing address.

 * Vote on applying the GUADEC 2014 code of conduct to the GNOME Summit 2014
  * Concerns voiced about the eligibility for coverage/rights under the policy
  * Concerns about how enforceable it is and the pressure onto event organisers
  * The board discussed the policy and contemplated whether any redrafting was needed. The board
    had an animated discussion about whether a Code of Conduct was needed and if adopted whether
    the policy as used at GUADEC is the right policy to adopt. The board discussed what constitutes
    a social event under the policy and to what extent it is right to dictate people's actions in
    that context. Different board members had different views on all of these points.
  * Proposal to adopt the code of conduct as set forth at https://wiki.gnome.org/Events/Summit/2014/Conduct (adapted from GUADEC) for the upcoming GNOME Summit in Boston: (but not for future events yet, see below)
   * VOTE: +1 Marina, Jeff, Karen, Sri; -1 Kat; abstain Andrea
   * ACTION: Board 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

 * Travel requests:
  * BOSTON Summit: USD 600.00 for 1 person
  * GUADEC-ES: EUR 150.00 for 1 person
  * VOTE: allocating 6000$ for the travel committee as a budget for 6 months: +6 unanimous (Jeff, Kat, Karen, Marina, Sri, Andrea)

 * Deferred until further mailing list discussion occurs from other board members (or missing info):
  * GNOME Privacy project
  * Karen's GUADEC 2014 travel expenses reimbursement (awaits vote from travel committee, and forwarding of relevant mail thread)

== Discussed on the mailing list ==
 * Reimbursement letter for Watson Sato
  * Statement of fact, no vote from the Board required
  * Letter was signed and sent on its way to Watson

 * Code of Conduct for GNOME Summit
  * Marina proposed to make use of GUADEC's CoC for the upcoming GNOME Summit 2014 even (Boston Summit)
  * The full text of the Conduct is available at: https://wiki.gnome.org/Events/Summit/2014/Conduct
  * Objections were made as no explicit vote was ever made to approve the above Conduct to apply on all GNOME yearly events
  * Discussion and vote to happen on the meeting of 10th October, 2014

 * OPW Travel allowance payments

 * Unfreezing travel allowance reimbursements
  * Discussion and voting still happening on the mailing list

== Pending action items ==
 * GNOME's CoC: Board 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
 * Edward Swartz's "philantropist donation": Sri to email him to thank, say we're getting a gift together, ask about reasons motivating his great donation, maybe offer an interview? And verify his mailing address.
 * Kat to create a private wiki page on the web services accounts holders and passwords
  * Allan and Kat decided to go for a private git account instead for security reasons
 * Kat to draft a proposal for a privacy policy for review
 * Kat to draft a contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
 * Karen to write the Privacy policy for GNOME services
 * Karen will look at gnome-software privacy issues from a legal standpoint
 * Karen to draft a proposal for the photography policy at GNOME conferences to discuss on foundation-list
 * Tobi to continue pursuing the fund collection in Europe
 * Tobi to talk to Andrea to move the PayPal data extraction scripts over to the GNOME infrastructure
 * Sri to investigate better uses of adsense/adwords on the GNOME websites
 * Sri to communicate to Rosanna and work on the donation for the West Coast hackfest
 * Sri, Marina, Kat to work on establishing criteria for drafting for the hiring committee for the ED role
 * Sri to investigate the GNOME gifts situation


October 17, 2014

New feature proposals period end

Hello all,

New feature proposals period end


For more information about 3.15, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.15
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

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

Thanks,

October 05, 2014

Minutes of the Board meeting of September 26th, 2014

= Minutes for Friday, September 26th, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

Next meeting is on Friday, October 10th, 2014, at 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Karen Sandler
 * Tobias Mueller
 * Andrea Veri

== Regrets ==
 * Sriram Ramkrishna

== Missing ==

== Board meeting ==
 * Groupon

 * Bountysource account for the Foundation
   * Created; claiming of bounties in process, need to use personal account to receive bounty in order to repost it to GNOME team

 * Boston summit travel sponsorship
  * Are we going to provide travel sponsorship for the Boston Summit? How many people are going to request sponsorship for the event as the Boston Summit is known to be a little event in terms of participants?
  * Kat proposed to let possible participants query the Travel Committee for travel sponsorship in case they intend to participate to the event. This to happen as soon as possible given Boston Summit is due within a few weeks.
  * Most of the requests for sponsorship are usually sent from European contributors and rarely from US-based contributors.
  * Financial situation hypothesis for the upcoming months to promote additional event travel sponsorship requests.
  * Should we offer some other sort of sponsorship instead of travel?
  * We're not really in a financial position to offer travel sponsorship for this event this year; Marina to reach out to the usual suspects (RH, SuSE, Google, etc.) to get some sponsorship for breakfast, coffee, etc.

 * Strategic projects in OPW
  * Marina's latest proposed wording, up for a quick "common sense" vote/check: "The OPW coordinators for GNOME (currently, Marina and Karen) can limit projects available in OPW in any way they deem suitable. For example, they can engage a cross-team triage committee to select only or predominantly projects that are most strategic for GNOME."
  * Consensus that no vote needed

 * Extending the period for June-September 2013 interns travel reimbursement
  * Kat points out extending the period for OPW travel reimbursements is going to freeze amounts for too long
  * Consensus that no vote needed, this can work with the existing agreement of GNOME to run OPW

 * Timeline/ETA for hiring a new Executive Director
  * Not financially feasable in the immediate future
  * The process can take a long time (for example, it can take 6 months)
  * Would be healthy for the Foundation to have one
  * Karen says we should "start looking" ASAP, the process normally takes a very long time (ex: 6 months). Zana points out that there were multiple rounds of candidates last time.
  * Question of what the impact of an ED is to GNOME, ex: how much it makes a difference to adboard members in their willingness to sponsor
   * An ED really helps to keep contacts with organizations active
  * Globally: no particular timeline/ETA, just that we need to start looking into the process as soon as possible.

== Discussed on the mailing list ==
 * Treasurer's August financial update
  * Not much change to cash
  * GUADEC broke even
  * Not expecting to issue any new invoices before January 2015

 * Boston Summit

 * GUADEC sponsorship brochure for 2015
  * Prepare the GUADEC 2015 brochure to be out within October / November
  * Review the existing template for possible changes / improvements

 * OPW: Extending the period for June-September 2013 interns travel reimbursement
  * Extend the travel reimbursement period till October 15, 2015
  * Marina was not able to send the announcement about this for this round in time as she was waiting for sponsors to provide her their travel allowance details
  * After the eligibility period move the funds to the OPW general funds (further travel reimbursements approvals has to be approved by the OPW organizers + Board)
  * Discussion and voting on the mailing list
  * Resolved in the meeting

 * Sponsorship for one OPW intern with GNOME
  * Should the GNOME Foundation sponsor an intern for the upcoming round?
  * VOTE: +1 Marina, Karen, Jeff, Tobi; -1 Kat

 * Encouraging strategic projects in OPW
  * Limit projects applicants can apply for to strategic ones for the GNOME project
  * Create a Triage Team that will work on providing a list of strategic projects for each round

== Completed Actions ==

== Pending action items ==
 * Kat to create a private wiki page on the web services accounts holders and passwords
  * Allan and Kat decided to go for a private git account instead for security reasons
 * Kat to draft a proposal for a privacy policy for review
 * Kat to draft a contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
 * Karen to write the Privacy policy for GNOME services
 * Karen will look at gnome-software privacy issues from a legal standpoint
 * Karen to draft a proposal for the photography policy at GNOME conferences to discuss on foundation-list
 * Tobi to continue pursuing the fund collection in Europe
 * Tobi to talk to Andrea to move the PayPal data extraction scripts over to the GNOME infrastructure
 * Sri to investigate better uses of adsense/adwords on the GNOME websites
 * Sri to communicate to Rosanna and work on the donation for the West Coast hackfest
 * Sri, Marina, Kat to work on establishing criteria for drafting for the hiring committee for the ED role
 * Sri to investigate the GNOME gifts situation 


September 19, 2014

Minutes of the Board meeting of September 12th, 2014

= Minutes for Friday, September 12th, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

Next meeting Friday, September 26th 2014, 16:00 UTC.

== Attending ==
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Sriram Ramkrishna
 * Karen Sandler
 * Tobias Mueller

== Regrets ==
 * Andrea Veri

== Missing ==

== Board meeting ==

 * Bountysource account for the Foundation? (see "Bounties for GNOME/GTK" thread)
   * Waiting for contact information from Sri to get in touch with Elementary folks

 * Funding for GNOME interns in OPW
  * Request for $6000 from GNOME general funds for a GNOME OPW intern
  * Would be good to have a decision today (2014-09-12)
  * Treasurer recommends against voting before an updated financial report
  * Proposal to use Privacy campaign for a GNOME privacy OPW intern

 * Deferred until further mailing list discussion occurs from other board members or missing info:
   * GNOME Privacy project (hub's offer, and the findings of SafetyTeam at GUADEC)
   * Outreach administrativia fast-tracking
   * Karen's GUADEC 2014 travel expenses reimbursement (awaits vote from travel committee, and forwarding of relevant mail thread)
   * Outstanding brand use requests: Julio Cesar Caraça's idea for selling apparel in Brazil (mail subject: "Sharing an idea...")

== Discussed on the mailing list ==
 * Groupon: Pam  made a mistake in filing a change of name form instead of a change of  address form
  * Pam confirmed with the USPTO that this will have no impact on GNOME and is taking all relevant steps to correct
  * VOTE: reimburse Pam USD 40.00 for expenses: +1 unanimous
 * Groupon and related administrative preparations
 * Using appear.in (WebRTC) for some board meetings

== Completed Actions ==
 * Jeff to reply to the "Permission request for Personal use of Gnome foot" mail thread
 * Zana to look into brand usecontracts that she has on paper and scan them
 * Zana to check the inventory of merch she has in storage (low priority)

== Pending action items ==
 * Kat to create a private wiki page on the web services accounts holders and passwords
  * Allan and Kat decided to go for a private git account instead for security reasons
 * Kat to draft a proposal for a privacy policy for review
 * Kat to draft a contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
 * Karen to write the Privacy policy for GNOME services
 * Karen will look at gnome-software privacy issues from a legal standpoint
 * Karen to draft a proposal for the photography policy at GNOME conferences to discuss on foundation-list
 * Tobi to continue pursuing the fund collection in Europe
 * Tobi to talk to Andrea to move the PayPal data extraction scripts over to the GNOME infrastructure
 * Sri to investigate better uses of adsense/adwords on the GNOME websites
 * Sri to communicate to Rosanna and work on the donation for the West Coast hackfest
 * Sri, Marina, Kat to work on establishing criteria for drafting for the hiring committee for the ED role
 * Sri to investigate the GNOME gifts situation


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