Minutes for Tuesday, March 20th, 2014, 15:30 UTC

Next Meeting

  • Tuesday, March 25th, 2014, 16:00 UTC


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



  • Sriram Ramkrishna

Board Meeting Agenda

  • gnome-software privacy resolution
  • Outstanding reimbursements
    • LibreGraphics/GIMP
      • We have been not keeping up to speed
      • We are also getting involved with more organizations
      • The responsivity should get better when more people can access the bank account
      • We are still cheaper than any other option, in terms of fees
      • But we need to get better
      • The workflow is still pretty cumbersome for Rosanna
        • It's all based on email
        • It's easy to get lost or overwhelmed
      • The wiki works better
        • We need to get a single page for tracking reimbursements for organizations that we're holding money for
        • Approvals should also go on the same page
        • We need to keep a record
          • As long as it falls without our remit, we don't really need to vote on it
          • Just minute it
        • Money is tracked in the GNUcash file
        • The process on that is not really great, but there are no great options out there
        • The board should have a person responsible
        • Either the treasurer or the secretary
        • ACTION: Kat to contact the GIMP developers for allocating the money for the event at LGM

  • GUADEC 2015 (Italian) bid officially dropped out
    • Gotheburg is the only bid left
  • Upcoming hackfests
    • Developer Experience Hackfest
      • Location officially moved to Berlin
      • Munich was not going to be as cheap
      • New attendees: Zeeshan Ali and Alexandre Morgado
      • Addendum to the budget: USD 1000 (total)
      • VOTE: Add USD 1000 to the DX hackfest budget: +1 Marina, Andreas, Joanie, Tobi; Kat and Emmanuele abstain

      • Voted on the mailing list: advance the sponsorship reimbursement for Sindhu
  • Upcoming events
    • GUADEC 2014
      • Kat reached out to Liberix to transfer leftover funds from GUADEC 2013 to the 2014 organizers
    • GNOME.Asia
  • Travel committee
    • Event organizers are not happy about the new amount of work
    • We are also not great at process
      • Receipt collection
      • Tracking of reimbursements and personal details

Discussed on the mailing list

  • Sindhu asked to get her sponsorship in advance of the DX hackfest
    • VOTE: +1 from Kat, Andreas, Marina, Joanie

  • Request for funding to restock the North American Event Box

Completed Actions

  • Kat will check with the Italian team to verify that they do not plan to submit a 2015 GUADEC bid
  • Kat will reach out to gnome-software maintainers about privacy
    • Reached out by IRC: maintaners understand the issue and are happy to either resolve the bug or revert the sharing setting to "off" by default
    • Setting is "off" and removed from the UI until 3.14
  • Kat will email Rosanna to make the reimbursement for FOSSAsia and check the reimburment possibility of the taxi

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
  • Kat to contact the GIMP developers for allocating the money for the event at LGM
  • Karen to write the Privacy policy for GNOME services
  • Karen to review the agreement for the fund collection in EU
  • Sri to investigate better uses of adsense/adwords on the GNOME websites
  • Tobi to talk to Andrea to move the PayPal data extraction scripts over to the GNOME infrastructure

  • Marina will follow up with Rosanna on OPW finances update
  • Kat will email the Release Team on behalf of the board to express the board's concern regarding gnome-software
  • Karen will look at gnome-software privacy issues from a legal standpoint

FoundationBoard/Minutes/20140320 (last edited 2014-03-24 20:49:19 by EmmanueleBassi)