GNOME Foundation Board Meeting Minutes :: 22/6/07
- From: Glynn Foster <Glynn Foster Sun COM>
- To: foundation-announce gnome org, GNOME Foundation <foundation-list gnome org>
- Subject: GNOME Foundation Board Meeting Minutes :: 22/6/07
- Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 12:08:50 +1200
Apologies for this being so late, just catching up on old minutes now.
GNOME Foundation Meeting Minutes :: 22nd June 2007
Present: Anne, Behdad, Dave (:10), Glynn, Jeff (:20), Vincent, Zana
Forms are on the way to the ECMA office. Behdad is sending a draft
press release to the board list, once we get approval of our
membership. Anne mentioned that we joined the ODF alliance, and is
now getting update notifications on their progress. Anne is not sure
where to send this. Anne suggests that it would be good to mention
that we're a member of ODF in the press release.
ACTION: Behdad to send a draft of the press release to board-list
once ECMA membership is approved.
2) GUADEC Sponsorship for Java Summit
Behdad mailed suggesting that it might be possible to have a Java
bindings summit for GUADEC, and sponsor travel for 2 recent
committers to the project. Everyone seemed to think it was a good
idea, but we needed to know the exact costs of the tickets. Dave
said that we put aside 10K USD for independant developers software
budget - bringing people together for conferences, interoperability
summits. Dave also put aside 6K USD for an ISV summit eg. embedded
summit or GTK+ meeting, with a greater chance of getting something
larger out of it. We need to be careful that we're funding them to
a Java summit, rather than GUADEC. Dave suggests that we fund them
2K USD, and they can use at will - divided over flights and
ACTION: Behdad to talk to the Java guys about the possibility of
a Java summit at GUADEC, and funding travel for contributors.
3) Business Development Candidate
Jeff has concerns that we should take time to consider and redefine
the role according to the candidate's different skills and focus.
We should know what we're hiring them for before we go into the
next interview. Anne commented that we should look for the role
that we originally started for. Dave commented that the candidate
did meet a lot of the goals as defined in the original job role
description. We also need to be able to set up those expectations
with the candidate.
ACTION: Dave to organize another interview on Monday 25th June.
4) Advisory Board Meeting
Last year there was an Advisory board meeting the week before
GUADEC. All agreed we should do it again, to provide some context
for the meeting and define the major topics for discussion.
ACION: Glynn to organize an Advisory Board call for a week before
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