Minutes for Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 20:00 UTC

Next meeting date Tuesday, 26 January, 20:00 UTC


  • Jeff F.T.
  • Rosanna Yuen
  • Ekaterina Gerasimova
  • Shaun McCance

  • Cosimo Cecchi
  • Allan Day


  • Andrea Veri
  • Alexandre Franke



  • GNOME.Asia budget
  • GUADEC contract
  • J-P Mengual's partnership request for accessibility work
  • Meta-discussion on attracting new contributors?


  • ED search update
  • Google Play account
  • Status of logo copyright
  • CiviCRM discussion
  • Sysadmin fundraising levels and perks
  • Meta-discussion on attracting new contributors
  • Jeff reimbursement request (from the mailing list)


  • J-P Mengual's partnership request for a11y work
    • We support the cause but don't have a history working with individuals.
    • Allan suggests sending email proposing ramp up, work more closely as time goes on
    • ACTION: Allan will send email
  • GNOME.Asia budget
    • GNOME.Asia asked if there are funds
    • Kat asked them to prepare a budget and formal request
  • GUADEC contract
    • Talking to LinuxTag about handling money, insurance, etc in Europe

    • Will be a draft contract coming to the board for review
  • VOTE: 300-400 budget allocation for printing banners and other event-related items for the event box in time for FOSDEM
    • +1 Shaun, Jeff, Cosimo, Allan, Kat. VOTE PASSED


  • ED search update
    • 2015-12-01
      • No news received in recent weeks, mostly because of holidays
    • 2015-12-08
      • 3 candidates are going to have a couple of one hour interviews with ~2 members of the hiring committee per interview. Scheduling of these metings is just beginning.
    • 2015-12-15 to 2015-01-12
      • No updates.
    • 2016-01-19
      • Committee has completed interview with two final candidates
      • They should have a final answer/proposal to the board within a few weeks
  • Google Play account
    • 2015-12-01
      • ACTION: Alexandre to follow up with the Release Team about this
    • 2015-12-08
      • Alexandre mailed the Release Team today, still waiting for an answer.
    • 2015-12-15 to 2016-01-19
      • No updates.
  • Status of logo copyright
    • 2015-12-01
      • ACTION: Shaun to send out email to d-d-l with proposal
      • No news on this, action item from Shaun is still pending.
    • 2015-12-08 to 2016-01-19
      • No updates.
  • CiviCRM discussion (from 2015-12-15's minutes)
    • ACTION: Jeff to pick the item up again in 2016
  • Sysadmin fundraising levels and perks (last discussion from 2016-01-05)
    • Awaiting for Andrea's reply
  • Meta-discussion on attracting new contributors
    • Item has been deferred.
  • Jeff reimbursement request (from the mailing list, discussed on the 2016-01-12)

Discussed on the mailing list

  • Unixstickers
    • They're selling GNOME branded items
    • No trademark licence agreement has ever been signed with them
    • Board to get in touch with them about this

Completed actions

Pending action items

  • J-P Mengual's partnership request for a11y work
    • Allan to send an email
  • Allan and Sri to coordinate with the engagement team to better standardize the licensing of GNOME artwork
  • Cosimo to follow up with interested parties on how to spend the Privacy campaign funds
  • Jeff and Cosimo to handle the first review of sysadmin sponsorship brochure and any eventual improvement to the sponsorship brochure
  • Shaun: GNOME logo use by podiatrist
    • Podiatrist possible trademark infringement: Shaun to check the trademark details for the GNOME logo and update the licensing page on the website (obsolete)
  • Kat to draft a call for Free Desktop-style hackfests which would be sponsored with money raised for defence against Groupon
  • Logo usage for t-shirts: Allan to carry on with the process and follow up and have some general guidelines written down for future cases
  • Shaun and Allan to create a webpage for prior pants winners
  • Cosimo to follow up in the upcoming meetings and prepare a version of the CoC to be finally considered final over all the GNOME yearly events
  • Kat to draft a contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
  • Kat to propose privacy bounty T&C/rules for review

  • Andrea to write the Privacy policy for GNOME services (current draft is at https://wiki.gnome.org/Foundation/Privacy)

    • Sysadmin Team's NDA should also be covered when dealing with this item
  • Allan will look at gnome-software privacy issues from a legal standpoint
  • Cosimo to draft a proposal for the photography policy at GNOME conferences to discuss on foundation-list
  • Christian to investigate the GNOME gifts situation (inventory management: some stuff we have heaps of, some we run out of stock quickly; consider an on-demand production service)

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