Re: Questions for candidates - board processes & significance


On 05/31/11 01:12, Andrea Veri wrote:
I wasn't aware of this bad situation so I can't provide a good and well-motivated comment, but I can tell you
that I will do my best to fulfil my duties, I'll take care of critic situations where needed and I won't leave anything
behind: what happened with the LGM group should never happen again within the GNOME Foundation, that's for

Since a number of candidates aren't aware of this situation, perhaps I should give a few details.

LGM has an annual budget which is pretty tiny - in the region of $20,000 to $30,000 per year, including a big chunk going to sponsored travel.

For a number of reasons, a small number of the sponsored attendees at the Libre Graphics Meeting 2009 in Montreal were not reimbursed their travel costs until May 2010. Then in 2010, a number of attendees were not reimbursed until just before LGM 2011, which was held in May this year.

In addition, there were issues in 2008 which had nothing to do with the GNOME Foundation (but I believe the foundation helped resolve them at the time), due to dealing with a Polish non-profit for the event.

In the light of these continued difficulties, Louis (lead organiser for the past 5 years of LGM) proposed that the Quebecois LUG of which he's president could take over the management of the funds. And finalising the transfer of funds from the GNOME Foundation took several months of over & back with the board & the lawyers.


Dave Neary
GNOME Foundation member
dneary gnome org
Jabber: nearyd gmail com

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