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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 15, 2014

GNOME 3.14.1 is out

Hello all,

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

We will soon publish the schedule for our next releases, and a first
development release, 3.15.1, should soon hit the streets.

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/3.14/3.14.1/NEWS
  apps   -  https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.14/3.14.1/NEWS

The source packages are available here:
  core   -  https://download.gnome.org/core/3.14/3.14.1/sources/
  apps   -  https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.14/3.14.1/sources/

And if you want to compile GNOME 3.14.1 by yourself, you can use the
jhbuild modulesets available here:
  https://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.14.1/


See you next time!

        Fred

October 10, 2014

GNOME Boston Summit 2014 starts tomorrow

 

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GNOME Summit 2014 starts tomorrow. The GNOME Summit is an annual gathering of contributors from around the world that features three-days of discussion and working sessions. After the last summit, held in Montreal it’s this year back in Boston.

Scheduled topics include: Wayland, App development, Privacy and the GNOME Continuous build system. The summit is an informal event and everyone is welcome.

On Saturday Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation will be delivering an address. More information about the 2014 edition of the summit can be found on the wiki.

The foundation wants to thank MIT for providing the venue and Red Hat for sponsoring breakfasts.

GNOME 3.14.1 newstable tarballs due

Hello all,

Tarballs are due on 2014-10-13 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.14.1
newstable 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 3.14.1. 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!


For more information about 3.13, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.13
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 24, 2014

GNOME 3.14 Video Published

With GNOME 3.14 just released, the GNOME project has published a video that demos the new GNOME version. The short film is a great way to learn about the new features – and see some of the attention to detail – in the new release.

As always, more details can be found in the release notes.

GNOME 3.14 Released

GNOME 3.14, the latest version of GNOME 3, has been released. Announcing the new version, Matthias Clasen said: “This is another exciting release for GNOME, and brings many new features and improvements.”

The new release is the result of six months’ work by the GNOME project, and includes 28,859 changes by 871 contributors. Highlights for 3.14 include:

  • New animations in the Activities Overview, along with new window animations.
  • Automatic handling for Wi-Fi hotspots that require you to login (so called “captive portals”).
  • A redesigned Weather application, which uses geolocation to show the weather for your current location.
  • Support for browsing Google pictures in Photos.
  • Improved touchscreen support, with multi-touch gestures for both the system and applications.

The latest GNOME release also includes major improvements for developers, including GTK+ Inspector (a new utlity to examine and modify running GTK+ applications), the ability to use SVG assets as a part of GTK+ themes, improved touchscreen support, and major progress towards Wayland.

More information about the latest version, including details on all the new features, can be found in the release notes.

Additional details, including links to the 3.14 screenshot pack and test image, can be found in the press release.

GNOME 3.14 Released: A Refined Experience

Orinda, CA– The GNOME Project is proud to announce the release of GNOME 3.14 today. This milestone release in the GNOME 3 series brings exciting new features, bug fixes, and an enhanced application development platform. Major new features include automatic handling for captive portals, network-aware sharing, Google photos support, and touchscreen gestures.

Jeff Fortin, GNOME Foundation President, said: “With multitouch and gestures support coming to GTK+, as well as maturing support for the next-generation Wayland display protocol, GNOME is paving the way for the future of the Free Software desktop and mobile ecosystem at large. It is great to see that applications have undergone, as always, a great amount of refinement; routing in GNOME Maps and improved PDF annotation features in Evince, for instance, are long-awaited features that I’m very eager to try out in GNOME 3.14.”

GNOME 3.14 highlights include:

  • New animations in the Activities Overview, along with new window animations.
  • Automatic handling for Wi-Fi hotspots that require you to login (so called “captive portals”).
  • A redesigned Weather application, which uses geolocation to show the weather for your current location.
  • Support for browsing Google pictures in Photos.
  • Improved touchscreen support, with multi-touch gestures for both the system and applications.

Developers can look forward to a new live inspector for GTK+ applications, enhanced CSS capabilties, major progress on Wayland adoption, and a significant update for GNOME’s Human Interface Guidelines.

Distributions and partners have welcomed the latest GNOME release. Scott Reeves, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Manager, said: “The GNOME 3 desktop provides a stable, feature rich experience for individual end users and for professional environments as well. GNOME 3 has reached a point of integration and polish to the extent that we will ship GNOME 3 as the desktop for our enterprise customers. We are invested in and contributing to the GNOME project and look forward to the additional functionality and improvements in GNOME 3.14 and beyond. We intend to continue including GNOME 3 in subsequent releases of our SUSE Linux Enterprise product.”

The news was also welcomed by Debian’s GNOME team. Jordi Mallach, one of the team’s members: “The Debian GNOME packagers are very happy to see another GNOME release which brings even more polish and new features to the already very reliable 3.x foundation. We’ve done our best to make sure Debian ‘jessie’ will ship with GNOME 3.14, as the improvements over previous releases will really make a difference for our next stable release. Congrats to the GNOME community!”

More information about the latest version, including details on all the new features, can be found in the release notes. A screenshot pack is also available, as well as a test image so you can try it for yourself.

The GNOME Foundation thanks all of the contributors for their hard work during this release cycle and all of its sponsors for their support.

About GNOME

GNOME was started in 1997 by two then-university students, Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena Quintero. Their aim: to produce a free (as in freedom) desktop environment. Since then, GNOME has grown into a hugely successful enterprise. Used by millions of people around the world, it is one of the most popular environments for GNU/Linux and UNIX-type operating systems. GNOME’s software has been utilized in successful, large-scale enterprise and public deployments.

The GNOME community is made up of hundreds of contributors from all over the world, many of whom are volunteers. This community is supported by the GNOME Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that provides financial, organizational and legal assistance. The Foundation is a democratic institution that is directed by its members, who are all active GNOME contributors. GNOME and its Foundation work to promote software freedom through the creation of innovative, accessible, and beautiful user experiences.

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


September 14, 2014

Minutes of the Board meeting of August 29th, 2014

= Minutes for Friday, August 29th, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

== Attending ==
 * Ekaterina Gerasimova
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Marina Zhurakhinskaya (joined late)
 * Jeff Fortin
 * Sriram Ramkrishna
 * Karen Sandler
 * Andrea Veri
 * Tobias Mueller

== Regrets ==

== Missing ==

== Board meeting ==

 * Rosanna's proposed job description
  * Kat had a chat with Rosanna about her new responsibilities.
   * Rosanna confirmed she's ready and willing to do her best to achieve all the proposed items on the job description she proposed
  * The only practical changes would be Rosanna being able to sign paperwork without having to poke the Board every time for signatures
   * This will help speeding up Foundation's administration
  * VOTE: To accept the draft job description as proposed by Rosanna and with Marina's addition by email: +1 Jeff, Karen, Kat, Sri, Andrea
   * Proposed text and approved text: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/RosannaYuenJobDescription

 * Groupon

 * Outstanding brand use requests
   * Julio Cesar Caraça's mail sent to licensing< at > on 7 Jul 2014 20:05:14 -0700, titled: "Sharing an idea..."
    * Rosanna could not find such a prior agreement with Loja Geek in Brazil; exclusive agreement was turned down by the board at the time.
    * Rosanna does have a signed agreement with Freewear in Spain needs to scan it.
     * ACTION: Rosanna to mail the Freewear agreement to board-list for the Board to review
    * The board needs to review previous agreements before responding.
    * Possible to have blanket approval for non-commertial uses (i.e. where the produced merchandise is not sold, needs to be investigated further
    * Need to make sure any restrictions on logo do not hinder its use as part of free software and are not unduly restrictive
    * ACTION: Jeff to review the Freewear agreement and adapt it (if needed) to Julio's case, put "should we propose that to Julio" up for vote on the mailing list, and then send the mail.

 * Getting a Bountysource account for the Foundation? (see "Bounties for GNOME/GTK" thread)
   * ACTION: Rosanna to open the account and coordinate with Daniel Foré (Sri to get them in touch)

 * Privacy campaign
  * Tobi proposes using some of the funds for interns
  * Tobi should be able to mentor an intern
  * Possible to look for someone more experienced instead of a newcomer (ex: public call for tenders on the foundation list etc.)
  * Interns may not be the best use of the campaign money
  * Treasurer suggests that it would be unwise to assign non-campaign funds to OPW at this time (because even though the Foundation has collected on most of the outstanding OPW invoices, income from this year may be lower )
    * Jeff suggests that this use of funds can be done sometime later in the fall or winter, as there is no deadline to use them
  * ACTION: Tobi to coordinate with Hubert Figuière and Federico to come up with an actionable list of items/bounties (maybe we could even use bountysource?) for existing gnome contributors to tackle?

== Discussed on the mailing list ==
 * GUADEC 2014 travel reimbursements approval (should GUADEC reimbursements be sent out?)
  * VOTE: +1 Kat, Andrea, Karen, Sri, Marina
 * Bid proposal for GUADEC 2016 - Rome
  * Also sent to guadec-list for an overview: https://mail.gnome.org/archives/guadec-list/2014-August/msg00004.html
 * Agreement for Samsung OPW participants
  * Karen proposed a sample agreement required by Samsung to be able to participate to the next OPW round
  * VOTE: +1 Marina, Sri, Tobi, Karen, Kat, Jeff
 * OPW Payments for the upcoming round
  * Only make the final payments to interns who are sponsored by the Organizations from which we received payments for all the rounds they sponsored. (some background can be found at https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20140422)
  * That will avoid making those payments by using Foundation's funds.
  * Approve the final payments for this round before the 27th August when those payments are due:
   * VOTE: +1 Kat, Andrea, Tobias, Marina, Karen, Jeff
 * Re-licensing the documentation provided by Sun Microsystems (for the gucharmap module)

== Completed Actions ==
 * Andrea to improve board's docs about what a Board member should know before participating to board's decisions and discussions (DONE)
 * Marina to update travel policy accordingly to what has been discussed and voted by the Board
 * Andrea need to check who is on the engagement-private list, core members only or the whole engagement team? There may be old inactive members on that list since it was copied over from the old marketing-private list

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


August 26, 2014

Minutes of the Board meeting of August 15th, 2014

= Minutes for Tuesday, August 15th, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

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

== Regrets ==
 * Andrea Veri

== Board meeting ==
 * Groupon
 * Final wording checks for updated Travel Policy
  * Discussed, approved with minor changes.
  * ACTION: Marina to update travel policy
 * Outstanding brand use requests
  * need someone to take action/mail Carol Hanson re: "Permission request for Personal use of Gnome foot"
    * ACTION: Jeff to reply to her
  * Julio Cesar Caraça's mail sent to licensing< at > on 7 Jul 2014 20:05:14 -0700, titled: "Sharing an idea..."
 * Review "pending action" items from previous minutes, reassign old action items to new board members

== Discussed on the mailing list ==
 * GNOME and GitCafe cooperation
  * Setting up a mirror of git.gnome.org as a first step
  * Brainstorm for more ideas to improve our cooperation
 * GNOME PERU FEST 2014 reimbursement
 * Outreach administrativia fast-tracking
 * GNOME Privacy project (hub's offer, and the findings of SafetyTeam at GUADEC (see https://wiki.gnome.org/SafetyTeam/MeetingDocumentation)

== Completed Actions ==
 * Jeff to send the agenda to the adboard
 * Jeff to lead the efforts with parties that are interested in sponsorship to prepare a new text hopefully for the next meeting
  * Marina will work with Jeff to shuffle around some paragraphs in the travel sponsorship policy to make it more clear
 * Marina checked with engagement team about re-sharing GNOME-related job offers from adboard members
 * Andreas to ask Karen and Pam how much we should disclose to the community about the ongoing discussion with Groupon 
 * Andreas to put together a GNOME supporter card for our donors (obsolete)
 * Andreas, Joanie to draft thank you letters to our donors (obsolete)
 * Tobi will mention that we pay for LWN codes when sending the offer to donors
 * Tobi will implement that "no gift" on the FoG page also means no LWN subscription
 * Emmanuele to send Zana and Tobi an update on FoG donors gifts (obsolete)

== Pending action items ==
 * Andrea to improve board's docs about what a Board member should know before participating to board's decisions and discussions
 * 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
 * Zana to check the inventory of merch she has in storage (low priority)
 * Zana to look into brand usecontracts that she has on paper and scan them


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