Minutes for Foundation IRC Meeting of December 8th, 2010

  • When: Wednesday, December 8th, 14:00 UTC
  • Where: irc.gnome.org, #foundation
  • Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 12th, 14:00 UTC

Meeting Log


  • Board Members: Bastien Nocera, Brian Cameron, Emily Chen, Og Maciel, Paul Cutler
  • Rosanna Yuen, Administrative Assistant

Topics Discussed

  • Friends of GNOME Update
    • Launching a new FoG page together with new benefits.
    • One significant benefit is a free subscription to LWN when you become a Friend of GNOME.
    • http://www.gnome.org/friends/

    • There will also be new videos for Friends of GNOME soon.
  • GNOME Is Hiring
  • T-Shirt Contest
  • GTK+/MeeGo Call for bids

    • The GNOME Foundation received a number of proposals, and Bastien plans to discuss them with the board soon. Hope to have a decision before the holidays.
  • GNOME Certification
  • A number of people expressed an interest in helping to set up a GNOME Certification process. The Wiki to get involved is here:
  • Annual Report
    • Paul circulated the latest Annual Report to the board, which is close to being final.
    • The board noticed a few minor corrections (like misspelled names) that we hope to correct. Paul is currently making plans to distribute a limited number of copies and to make it available digitally.
  • Sysadmin Update
    • The sysadmin team are in the process of updating the wiki to reflect outstanding tasks for the whole team. Jeff Schroeder has also expressed interest in helping with the Paypal automation. There is a new contributor in the community who fixed listadmin and who is working on updates to Mango (re-writing it in Django). Large projects upcoming include:
    • RHEL 6 migration
    • New servers (if the budget stands) - we will then install VMs in RHEL6 and migrate services from the older servers
    • blogs.gnome.org upgrade (currently running an old version of Wordpress, want to get it to 3.x)
  • GNOME 3 launch events
  • Women's Outreach Program
  • Python hackfest

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