Minutes for Accessibility IRC Meeting of July 29th, 2010
- When: Thursday, July 29th, 15:00 UTC
- Where: irc.gnome.org, #a11y
- Alejandro Piñeiro met with the Foundation about the hackfest, going over estimated costs based on the data of the travel committee.
- Bryen is also looking into other sources of funding.
- Germán Poo (on the travel committee) told Alejandro that the local government has agreements with hotels and that we should contact Junta de Andalucía
- Joanie will ask Alejandro Leiva and/or Juanje to see if they can help with this.
- Bryen hopes to send out formal requests to the other sources of funding soon and is waiting for more specific numbers from us.
- Alejandro will also approach the Consorcio Fernando de los Ríos as was suggested by Jose Félix.
(Chitchat about hotel costs and sponsorships and the meaning of each of the attendee-related tables on the hackfest page.)
- Alejandro asked people who know they will attend to move themselves to the "Attendees" table (i.e. NOT in the "hopes to come" table)
AEGIS Everything Else
- Joanie asked Peter for the testing related info and plans from Brian Nitz. Peter said he would work on this.
- IMPORTANT: When registering for the conference, hackfest attendees should register as a student and use 'GNOME' as the student id.
- Bryen will send out an email next week asking who can participate at the booth.
Booth times are based on the conference program. We should monitor that page for changes and update our schedule as needed.
Emergya will be taking care of receiving, delivering, and returning the GNOME EU event box.
Fer reported that gnome-mag's D-Bus implementation was mostly done and committed. "It's there and somehow working."
- Fer added that some API functions are missing and asked if there might be additional conflicts between gs-mag and gnome-mag.
- Fer and Joseph will do a review.
- Joanie asked who will be the gnome-mag maintainer. Fer responded that they are discussing this with Kal.
- Fer indicated that the plan is to first get the D-Busified gnome-mag working with Orca via its mag.py and then later consider merging mag.py and gsmag.py.
- Bryen and Mike went to Wesleyan in Connecticut and met with the HFOSS students, and also got to meet Heidi and talk a bit about WNEC.
- Bryen went to Portland to the Community Leadership Summit, where he had the opportunity to talk to a lot of people about GNOME-A11y and lined up potential sponsors. While in Portland, he went to a BoF for Teaching Open Source with Heidi at OSCON.
- Heidi reported that:
- She is hoping to take on the Caribou project on adding keyboards with different layouts.
- Dexem and Joaquim Rocha offered to vet the initial ideas, but she's not sure if that will include mentoring the students as well.
- The first class meeting is August 31st. After a week or so of getting up to speed, they will start looking for requirements.
- Bryen went to Las Vegas to Deaf Expo. While that wasn't supposed to be about GNOME-A11y, he discovered someone is working on getting video relay services for the deaf to work on Linux.
Agenda for the next meeting
- Foundation sponsorships
- Additional funding sources
- Bryen's potential sponsors
- Consorcio Fernando de los Ríos
- Government hotel rate
- Do we have the testing-related info from Brian Nitz?
GNOME 2.32 and 3.0
Any more <strike>fallout</strike> news related to 2.32?
- Status updates