Minutes of the Board meeting of April 25th 2017

= Foundation Board Minutes for Tue, April 25th 2017, 17:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tue, May 2nd 2017, 17:00 UTC

Wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20170425

== Attending ==

 * Alexandre Franke
 * Allan Day
 * Meg Ford
 * Nuritzi Sanchez
 * Cosimo Cecchi
 * Rosanna Yuen
 * Neil McGovern
 * Jim Hall

== Regrets ==

 * Shaun McCance

== Missing ==

== Agenda for 2017-04-25 ==

 * IamGNOME hackfest
 * Review ongoing action items

== Minutes ==

 * IamGNOME hackfest
  * VOTE: approve a budget of $43 for snacks + stickers + fees,
recommend that she builds a clear budget for future events, and that
the hackfest parts of the event be expanded
   +1 Cosimo, Meg, Jim, Allan, Nuritzi, Alexandre. PASSED
  * ACTION: Nuritzi to notify her of the decision and ask that we get
at least two weeks notice for future requests

== Ongoing ==

'''This section includes items which have seen an update in the last
30 days. Format is "YYYY-MM-DD, action|discussion|abstract" for this
and subsequent minutes sections'''

 * IamGNOME hackfest
  * Julita is organizing an event in Peru
  * 2017-04-25
   * Budget of $43 for snacks + stickers + fees was approved with a
recommendation that a clearer budget is built for future events, and
that the hackfest parts of the event be expanded
   * ACTION: Nuritzi to notify her of the decision and ask that we get
at least two weeks notice for future requests

 * GUADEC 2018 Call for Bids
  * 2017-04-25
   * ACTION: Nuritzi to send out something on social media and a news
item on the main GNOME website

 * Hackfest process documentation
  * 2017-02-14
   * ACTION: Nuritzi to take a stab at updating the documentation for
the process to request a hackfest and responsibilities between Board
and TC

 * Google Play account (Android and Chrome stores)
  * 2016-09-27
   * https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=771981 was done, we
need to pay a $25 one-time fee for the developer account
  * 2016-10-04
   * Payment is authorized
   * ACTION: Rosanna to make the payment and follow up with Ankit
  * 2016-10-18
   * Rosanna is waiting for Ankit to reply about the gmail account
  * 2016-11-01
   * Board is discussing who should have access to the credit card
associated to the account
  * 2016-11-29
   * ACTION: Rosanna to look into getting a PayPal credit card
  * 2016-12-20
   * Rosanna has been collating materials to update the PayPal account
owner before looking into the credit card
  * 2017-04-18
   * ACTION: Neil to follow up with Ankit, as there seems to have been
some movement here
  * 2017-04-25
   * Email sent, will chase. Merged the two "Google account" items

 * Dropping dates in copyright claims on our websites
  * 2016-12-06
   * ACTION: Alexandre to send an email to foundation-list with a
proposal for discussion
  * 2016-12-20
   * Next step seems to be to reach out to Creative Commons to get
advice on what exactly can and should be done
  * 2017-01-24
   * Alexandre reached out to Creative commons
  * 2017-02-28
   * Alexandre will try alternative channels

 * Privacy campaign funds
  * 2016-09-27
   * Draft is out for the Board to review and give feedback
   * ACTION: Cosimo to try and form a committee to review internship proposals
  * 2016-10-26
   * We are aiming for an internship round in spring 2017

=== Ongoing but stalled ===

'''This section includes items which haven't seen an update in the
last 30 days.'''

 * Owncloud shared calendar for the board
  * 2016-08-10
   * Cosimo tested creating an event, but with mixed results
   * ACTION: Cosimo to take it on from here
  * 2016-09-06 - Allan has started a list of reoccuring events on the
wiki - https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoardPrivate/Minutes/UpcomingAgenda
  * 2017-03-07
   * Neil is looking into a similar calendar so will take over

 * Money raised for defense against Groupon
  * Kat to draft a call for Free Desktop-style hackfests which would
be sponsored with money raised for defence against Groupon
  * 2016-09-06
   * We probably don't want to track exactly this money flow, but the
initiatives that the Board has been pursuing (Flatpak, LAS GNOME) are
good fits for the original intent this money was kept for
   * We can consider making a PR or some other form of announcement
about how we're currently making use of this money
  * 2017-03-07
   * General feeling here is that Flatpak fits the bill of the kind of
technology/event that taps into the wider community
   * Another idea may be to use the resources not for an event but for
   * ACTION: let's understand the financial picture in the budget meeting on 3/7

 * Paypal Giving Fund
  * Alexandre suggested in december 2015 to get us enrolled in the program
   * That would give us exposure. For example Humble bundle allows to
direct the charity part of purchases towards any of their participants
  * Zana tried to get us in sometime before may 2016, we never heard back.
  * 2016-09-06
   * ACTION: Zana to look into it

 * Google ad grant
  * 2016-08-10
   * ACTION: Shaun will pick this up again and try to register us into
the program when he's back in the US
   * The actual ad campaigns would probably need to be managed by the
Engagement/Marketing team
   * ACTION: Nuritzi to discuss with the Engagement Team and let the
board know if they want to start using Google ad

 * Sysadmin fundraising levels and perks
  * 2016-08-10, ACTION: Nuritzi to take on this project and figure out
what it entails

 * Web page for prior pants winners
  * 2016-08-10, ACTION: Shaun and Allan to add the web page
  * 2017-03-07
   * Only missing the winner for one year, 2005
   * We can crowdsource the details and refinement of the bios/photos/etc

 * Friends of GNOME
  * 2016-08-10
   * ACTION: Allan to get in touch with Tobi and the sysadmin team to
migrate the FoG infrastructure over to GNOME
  * 2017-03-07
   * Allan will pass this on to Neil, and connect him to Tobi
  * 2017-04-18 - Neil has CRM working (ish) on the gnome website,
we're looking at how to move the PayPal IPN to CiviCRM

=== Ongoing but no director assigned ===

'''This section includes items which haven't seen an update in the
last 30 days and have no Director assigned'''

== Nice to have ==

'''This section includes items which we would love to see happen at
some point but lack the time to effectively become reality'''

 * Contract template for future use organizations for which we handle money
  * Kat to draft this

 * Privacy policy for GNOME services
  * Current draft is at https://wiki.gnome.org/Foundation/Privacy
  * Sysadmin Team's NDA should also be covered when dealing with this item
  * Kat or Allan to write up the policy
  * Kat or Allan to write up recommended wording for distribution
privacy policies, regarding the behaviour of GNOME software

 * Photography policy for GNOME conferences
  * Proposal needs to be drafted and sent to foundation list for discussion
  * Should probably be addressed at the same time as a standardised
code of conduct

== Discussed on the mailing list ==

== Completed actions ==

 * Sponsorship emails like "Information Required"
  * 2017-04-18
   * Neil has been replying to them recently
   * ACTION: Neil to put together a template for this and share with
the Board + a webpage that we can point to
   - Done, see email to board and www.gnome.org/foundation/contacts

 * WHS donations report
  * 2017-04-18
   * ACTION: Neil will follow up with WHS about using his GPG key for
communication for the time being and create a "ED handover" page to
document this process for the future
   * 2017-04-25 - done
   * ED Handover page at

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