Regular meeting of the GNOME Foundation Board of Directors, 11 August 2021 16:00 UTC





  • Approve minutes of regular meeting of July 14 and July 20
  • Appoint Regina Nkemchor Adejo to the membership & election committee

  • Appoint Sophie Herold and Tobias Bernard to the Circle Committee

Discussion Agenda

  • Q3 (April-June) finance report
  • Executive Director's report
  • Board-only discussion
  • Next meeting will be held on September 15 at 16:00 UTC, and will set the annual budget


  • Consent agenda:
    • Approved
  • Q3 (April-June) finance report
    • Thibault: Why are one time donations up and subscriptions down?
    • Rosanna: PayPal reporting changed, it's difficult to tell if donations are one time or subscriptions and they default to one time in the accounts without tedious manual work.

    • Philip: why is consultancy spending less? Because we have finished work for now with consultants and it's a bit under budget.
    • Philip: Where do we need volunteers to step in to take over from staff members who have left? More concerned with Molly's tasks.
    • Rosanna: we need to look at this in the next few weeks.
    • Neil: Researching potential grants, fundraising, writing and editing FoG newsletter/Foundation update. End of year fundraiser.
    • Thibault: TWIG has launched, we could have a dedicated section for Foundation instead of FoG newsletter
  • Executive Director's report
    • Post-GUADEC period is quiet
    • Post-GUADEC survey running - not expecting as high engagement because a year of video calls has put people off from online events.
    • GNOME.Asia website is being updated and CfP is going out next week
    • LAS March or April next year
    • New websites: faces of GNOME (GSoC project) to highlight contributors to GNOME., new
    • DDOS attack
  • Next meeting will be held on September 15 16:00 UTC, and will set the annual budget
  • Board-only discussion


No reports this round because GUADEC and onboarding made scheduling difficult.

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