Minutes of the GNOME Board meeting Apr 23 2002

	  Minutes of the GNOME Board meeting Apr 23 2002


    Nat Friedman (chair)
    Tim Ney 
    Jim Gettys
    Telsa Gwynne
    Daniel Veillard (minutes)
    George Lebl
    Jonathan Blandford
    Havoc Pennington
    Federico Mena
    James Henstridge (:30)

    Miguel de Icaza

    Jody Goldberg


 - Planning a Gnome-2.2 Hack Fest at MIT in Boston USA around the 17-20th July

Actions done:

  ACTION: Tim start the Commitee working on funding
       => agenda item

  ACTION: Nat set up the plans for a small and focused developer meeting
       => agenda item


  ACTION: Jim to restart the font discussions with various parties
	=> Jim is pursusing the issue with Keith Packard and related parties.
           Ongoing, got a first offer but pricey :-(

  ACTION: Nat and Jonathan talk to gnome-sysadmin about adding ssh
          tunneling for GNOME CVS access
	=> This has been postponed until after GNOME 2.

  ACTION: Havoc, Jody, Nat volunteer for working on producing a first
       draft of ABI rules for GNOME-2 releases, get involvment from
       someone at Sun, and make sure the draft get some review.
       => no big progress at the moment

New Actions:

   ACTION: Tim and Jim looking at structuring tutorials

   ACTION: Tim to draft a description of what the money raised would be
           used for.

   ACTION: Jrb and Nat will work on the Gnome-2.2 Hack Fest announce


 - approve last meeting minutes:

 - resources to get stuff done:
   this was discussed at the Advisory Board, we would need a sysadmin
   this is related to fund raising:
    + Paypal, accepting credit card, etc ...
    + Tutorials.  Currently GUADEC is the foundation's largest
      non-payroll expense.  Future GUADECs could host for-pay tutorial
      sessions which revenue could offset the cost of the conference,
      developer travel, etc.
    + Getting tax exempt status
    + Government grants.  GNOME is a charitable organization doing
      work that has tremendous generic public benefit as well as
      specific benefit to governments.  What categories of government
      grants might the GNOME foundation be eligible for?
      How do we find these, and what are the first steps to begin the
      application process?
    + Educational grants.  Universities, public schools, etc. In Europe too.
    + Tee-shirt sold on-line
    => target are: 
       + conferences
       + fly hackers
       + administrative task: staff payroll, and paying for sysadmin support
       + possible ways to improve the progresses of the Gnome project.

 - having Gnome-2.2 Hack Fest at MIT in Boston around the 17-20th July
   It's a meeting for Gnome contributors there is room for at most 80-100


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