Minutes for Tuesday, February 4th, 2013, 16:00 UTC

Next Meeting

  • Tuesday, February 18th, 2013, 16:00 UTC


  • Rosanna Yuen
  • Andreas Nilsson
  • Karen Sandler
  • Marina Zhurakhinskaya
  • Emmanuele Bassi
  • Sriram Ramkrishna
  • Tobias Mueller
  • Ekaterina Gerasimova
  • Joanmarie Diggs



Board Meeting Agenda

  • Pitivi campaign
    • Karen drafted out an agreement
    • Standard contractor agreement, with a few tweaks like adding an authorized representative to show independence from OpenCreed for profit motives

    • Pitivi developers have brought up some comments and questions
    • Karen is working with them to improve the wording of the agreement
  • Status and plan for the security and privacy campaign's money
    • The board is reaching out to members of the community to go over the ideas on the wiki
    • More ideas are welcome
  • Outstanding reimbursements
    • Status of Dia GNOME reimbursements?
      • Andreas is going over the receipts this week
    • Any other pending reimbursements?
      • Documentation hackfest (soon)
      • FOSDEM (soon)
    • Kat created a private wiki page with the list of pending reimbursements for Rosanna to subscribe to
    • Mid-point batch of payments for OPW has been sent
  • General budget status
    • State of finance up to October is almost done
  • Status of 2013 Tax forms
    • Data gathering
    • We have asked for an extension
      • Common practice, nothing special
      • We have time until May
  • Upcoming events
    • GNOME Asia
      • The original plan was to co-locate with openSUSE conference
      • It is possible that GNOME.Asia is going to be stand-alone
    • GUADEC 2014
      • Sponsorship brochure is done
      • The brochure is going to be sent once the website is up
      • The CfP is also blocking on the website
      • Website should be up soon
    • West Coast Hackfest
      • Venue is still undecided
      • Conference center in Portland
        • Discount rate for hotel
      • Other option (to maximize attendance)
        • San Francisco
        • Near Linux Foundation collaboration summit and Red Hat developers conf
    • Travel report from FOSDEM
      • Karen met with the Debian packages for GNOME and asked the current state of Debian
      • The Debian packagers feel demotivated by the current situation
      • They agreed to blog more on the issue
      • The Debian packagers asked for a technical position from the GNOME project for the use of systemd
      • Maybe have a joint statement with KDE as they moved to systemd as well
        • Involve other environments like XFCE
      • ACTION: Karen and Emmanuele to draft a common/cross-desktop position on systemd

      • Karen talked to a Red Hat representative about funding
  • Ask the release team for a report on the state of the project
    • Keep the board updated
    • ACTION: Sri to reach out to the release team for a report on the state of the project

Discussed on the mailing list

  • GCompris switch to QML for iOS and Android support
    • The maintainer graciously informed the board beforehand
    • Effects on GSoC
    • GTK does not support Android and iOS, and there's no current effort for that; Bruno's effort alone would not be sufficient
    • Qt/QML has commercial interest to support those platforms

Completed Actions

  • Karen to circulate a new draft of the OPW mentor/student contracts
  • Karen to contact Tor, EFF, OTI for feedback and eventual funding for privacy work
  • Karen to "call for ideas" for privacy work related bids at GUADEC and by blog/email to foundation-announce

Pending action items

  • Andreas to put together a GNOME supporter card for our donors
  • Emmanuele to send Zana and Tobi an update on FoG donors gifts
  • Emmanuele to send hackers up for "adoption" the list of donors that want a postcard
  • Emmanuele to draft a date and time for the post-release meeting
  • Emmanuele to send a proposal to foundation-list about possible IRC meetings
  • Joanie to draft a proposal for the photography policy at GNOME conferences to discuss on foundation-list
    • Joanie and Karen to meet and discuss about the photography policy for GNOME events
  • Joanie to go over Michael Schumacher ideas on the Gimp funding processes and merge them with her ideas on the wiki
  • 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
  • Karen to write the Privacy policy for GNOME services
  • Karen and Tobi to continue pursuing the fund collection in Europe
  • Karen and Emmanuele to draft a common/cross-desktop position on systemd
  • Sri to investigate better uses of adsense/adwords on the GNOME websites
  • Sri to reach out to the release team for a report on the state of the project
  • Tobi to talk to Andrea to move the PayPal data extraction scripts over to the GNOME infrastructure

  • Rosanna to check if the reimbursement for Sindhu has been returned

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