Minutes for Meeting of Feb. 13th, 2008
insurance: ACTION: Brian to put remaining questions for insurance forms in wiki so that rest of board can help fill them out. [DONE; other board members have edited.]
foundation.gnome.org: ACTION: Jeff to wiki-fy foundation.gnome.org, with privacy on by default. STATUS: On hold.
system administrator: STATUS: on hold b/c of lack of time; volunteers to refine the job description needed- contact Vincent Untz.
Mozilla: OWNERS: Vincent, Dave Neary STATUS: Press release ready to send out.
Business developer: We have a [http://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2006-October/msg00001.html old draft job description] [see also http://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoardPrivate/ExecutiveDirector]; may need to refine/redraft/update. ACTION: J5 to look at old announces and update.
merchandise: STATUS: moving forward; jewelry manufacturer to provide samples and list of products. Dave Neary is contact. J5 to contact Dave Neary to understand past efforts to setting up a GNOME store, to see if we can move forward with that. (past work at http://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/MerchandisingAgreement )
Board Time Management: Board seems generally pleased with Tracks; ACTION: Luis to investigate sending out reminder emails for pending actions.
goals: ACTION: Lucas: start mailing list discussion about goals for the next 6-12 months. STATUS: Lucas has started the discussion on board mailing list.
officers: after discussion on list and IRC, board has selected the following officers: President/Chairman: Behdad; Vice-President/Vice-Chair: Lucas; Secretary: Luis; Treasurer John. Luis has confirmed that we may need to update the charter, but that this can be done. STATUS: charter and bylaws available in co-ment.net for comments/editing/updating.
Linux Foundation: Behdad has been in contact with them about events; will pass on more details to mailing list. Several board members may also go to the Collaboration Summit, run by Linux Foundation, so may have some more details after that.
finances: updates on hold through Zana's maternity leave.
GTK+ Hackfest: ongoing; working on schedule. Everything on track.
GUADEC: slightly behind schedule, but website is ready and will be launched shortly.
a11y program: announcement upcoming; lists of tasks exists but needs to go to Bugzilla.
Summit: on hold until May as a result of MIT's booking policies.
Budget: ACTION: Vincent to send draft to advisory board for feedback.
Annual Report: At printers; we are waiting for proof copies before distributing further.
Discussed on board-list
Unicode Consortium: Proposed and approved that GNOME will join the Unicode Consortium as a Liason; this has now occurred and will be more formally announced once we are present on their website.
gnome.asia: GNOME now owns the gnome.asia domain as part of planning for the first GNOME Asia summit.
Guidestar: Board discussed becoming up-to-date with new requirements for publishing on the Guidestar non-profit ratings site; JRB to discuss some issues with accountant and Luis to discuss others with lawyers.
Charter: Luis pointed out that the Foundation Charter has been in Draft since 2001; some discussion was made about doing the (hopefully minor) work necessary to review, update, and 'finalize' it as a 1.0 instead of 0.61, but no actions were taken.
Legal: Luis updated the board on ongoing legal issues; will require some budget for trademark work (approved). Brian took an ACTION to discuss clean-room policies with some GNOME partners.