Re: Proposal - merge the Foundation blog into


I think you proposed it and got some feedback and general support. Sounds like a plan to me.

Thanks for making this happen!


On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 9:35 AM, Brian Cameron <brian cameron oracle com> wrote:


On 12/ 5/11 04:17 AM, Allan Day wrote:
Ping. Does someone who is on the board want to comment? How do we take
this forward?

I very much like the idea of streamlining the way we "get the word out",
so I think merging the new feed for and the Foundation blog.

We could probably do other things to make the News more visible, like
make recent news more visible on the GNOME front page(s) for a period
of time.  I believe that one reason there is a Foundation blog is
because using it ensures that the news is visible on Planet.  It would
be ideal if we made sure that people on Planet saw the latest news,
though this could probably be done in other ways aside from having a
"Foundation blog".  Perhaps, as I suggested earlier, we could just
integrate "News" into the Planet front page more tightly.

I am not sure what you are asking, though, when you ask how do we take
this forward.  Is there disagreement about how we should set this up,
or do we need help making the changes?  For example, do you think we
need to involve the sysadmin team?


2011/11/30 Andrea Veri<av gnome org>:
On Wed, 30 Nov 2011, Dave Neary wrote:

I'm sure there are a few people who would contest this - who are consciously
not foundation members for some reason, while being GNOME hackers - and
there is also the technical difficulty of where you draw the line for
membership rights like having a vote in elections, but I think by and large,
defining the membership of the GNOME Foundation as "people involved in the
GNOME project" is fine.

I'd be interested to hear why people don't feel they want to be
Foundation members. I think it would be beneficial for the project if
there is a closer relationship between being a contributor and being a
Foundation member.

So would I! But I know that in the past when we've talked about the
value of foundation membership, there have been one or two people
who said "I don't want to be a foundation member".

Things are changing on that side, we (Membership Committee) had
several discussions and meetings with a few members of the Board about
the guidelines and policies to adopt when renewing or accepting new
Foundation members.

If there is a problem, people should take it to foundation-list and
discuss a possible solution, saying "I don't want to be a Foundation
member" without a rationale or a motivation will definitely take us no

During past elections (June 2011) we had some issues with the
renewals notifications, someone mailed me saying there was a problem,
the Committee had a meeting and everything is going great now or
should I start talking about the criticisms we received about our
application's form?

The Foundation website is under a complete facelift and it'll go live
really soon with a brand new application's page, more user-friendly
with less fields and without the so-bad checkbox people out there
hate so much.

This is the way to solve problems and I will never stop saying
that every GNOME hacker is *welcome* to join the Foundation, the way I
see the GNOME Foundation is it being a big family, we should help each
other and we should collaborate to make GNOME a better place for

Fighting each other is *not* the way to go, please think about that.



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