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


  • Ekaterina Gerasimova
  • Rosanna Yuen
  • Marina Zhurakhinskaya
  • Jeff Fortin
  • Sriram Ramkrishna
  • Tobias Mueller
  • Karen Sandler


  • 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 Cara├ža's mail sent to licensing@ 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

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

FoundationBoard/Minutes/20140815 (last edited 2014-08-26 20:22:03 by AndreaVeri)