GNOME Foundation Meeting Minutes 26/04/07
- From: Glynn Foster <Glynn Foster Sun COM>
- To: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: GNOME Foundation Meeting Minutes 26/04/07
- Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 08:26:48 +1200
Board Meeting :: 26th April 2007
Present: Anne, Behdad, Glynn, Jeff, Vincent
Regrets: Zana, Dave, Quim
o GMAE Post-Mortem
Jeff focused his post-moretem on the negative feedback. A few people raised
some concerns about the secrecy and the apparent mystery of the GMAE
announcement. Jeff tried to comfort them by telling them that it wasn't
really secret, and that we were just keeping a secret for fun - when in
reality, many people within the community knew.
Thilo Pfennig resigned from the marketing group as a result, and Adrian
Custer gave up his GNOME membership, more likely based on his perception
of the current transparency of the GNOME Foundation, and the lack of a
Jeff felt that the way we approached the announcement was surprising,
though after the announcement, it wasn't a big deal for most people. Jeff
mentioned that a lot of people started to read into what announcement it
could be. Jeff feels that using gnome-private would be a bad response
and a step back in how we have handled things over the last few years.
We just need to alay people's concerns.
Behdad asked what the next steps were - board response, or let it pass.
Vincent commented that he thought people were expecting an answer on
the whole transparency issue.
ACTION: Jeff to send a short debrief to foundation-list about the GMAE
announcement and general issue of transparency.
o Bank/Mailing Address Details
Rosanna has made a recommendation on a list of banks to move to, and
some suggestions of how to move ahead with changing our mailing address.
Rosanna asked if we could have a letter signed by the board allowing
her to make these changes.
o Advisory Board Agenda
Quim sent out details during the week about the proposed dates for the
Advisory Board meeting, asking members to fill in an agenda. Anne
commented that we really need to make sure to continually ping them
o Legal action for gnome.it
We have agreed to be involved in an effort to take back gnome.it, along
with a number of other domains. This involvment is obviously dependant
on costs involved.
Have one opportunity from an official conference provider. Will wait to
see what other groups would like to host. In previous years, we have
preferred some community involvement instead.
o Board Objectives
Glynn sent around a mail linking people's candidacy statements. Jeff
indicated that it was probably something that we should do at GUADEC,
rather than try and achieve this over email or phone.
o Business Development Role
Our primary candidate for this role has fallen through, believing it to
be a full time job rather than part time that they could only commit to
at this point. The board needs to go back, re-evaluate the job
description and advertise the position again.
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