As a GNOME Foundation Member you will receive the following benefits:

  1. vote on Board's Elections and Referenda.
  2. propose yourself as a candidate for the Board of Directors elections.
  3. a mail alias.
  4. a blog hosted at

  5. a web space at

  6. participation to Planet GNOME.
  7. sponsorship and reimbursements for travels, conferences and hackfests.
  8. XMPP access to the GNOME Jabber server with member's alias. More details at Sysadmin/Jabber.

  9. an account on the GNOME Cloud service.
  10. an E-Rate discount at GANDI: domains and hosting provider.

Requesting the benefits

Please read the following guidelines to obtain the above benefits. mail alias

  1. Aliases are created automatically within 24 hours after your membership has been accepted.
  2. More details on how to properly set up your mail client and other misc information HERE.


  1. Wait for your alias to be generated
  2. Signup for a new blog at

Participation to Planet GNOME

  1. Read Planet's guidelines.

  2. Fill a bug against the's module in Bugzilla.

  3. Wait for the Planet editors to review your request and eventually include your blog.

Account on

Note: this service is currently restricted to GNOME-related material only, (i.e mockups, presentations or anything else related to the GNOME Project)

  1. Login at with your GNOME Account / UID

  2. More details at Sysadmin/Owncloud.

Personal web space

Note: this service is currently restricted and granted to the Foundation Members that will provide a good rationale. (the material hosted should be strictly GNOME-related, i.e mockups, presentations or anything else related to the GNOME Project)

Mail the AccountsTeam at <> providing all the relevant details:

  1. Your name, surname.
  2. Your GNOME Account USERID
  3. A good rationale about why you are in need of a personal web space hosted by the GNOME infrastructure. (it'll be up to the AccountsTeam's discretion to accept / reject these kind of requests)

Once your access has been granted, head HERE for instructions on how to connect to the machine.

Sponsorship and reimbursements

All the relevant informations can be found at the Travel wiki page.

GANDI discounts

Being a GNOME Foundation Member also grants you an E-Rate (up to 50% off on every service) discount at GANDI. More details about each type of discount is available on the announcement email here.

  1. Create a GANDI handle at If you have an existing account you can skip this step.

  2. Set your handles' prepaid account currency accordingly to the one in use in your country.

  3. Mail from your mail address indicating your GNOME Foundation membership status and GANDI handle (every GNOME Foundation Member with a GNOME account (i.e git) should have its alias enabled already, if you are unsure about the details or the alias is not working, please mail

  4. Wait for a positive reply. Your account should now have applied an E-Rate discount.

MembershipCommittee/MembershipBenefits (last edited 2015-05-17 22:17:02 by AndreaVeri)