I wrote a GNOME.Asia Summit 2010 Report that was initially for GNOME
Journal. Paul mentioned it would be published in the 2010 Annual
Report instead. Should this report be included?
On 09/27/2011 10:46 AM, Brian Cameron wrote:
At the last GNOME Foundation board meeting, the topic of the
Report came up. The 2009 Annual Report seemed to be a bit
exhausting and was quite late. It is already quite late for the
report. Paul Cutler was working on the 2009 Annual Report, but I
sure if anybody has picked up on this task now that Paul is not
on it. At this point does it make sense to do a Bi-Annual Report
So, is anybody on the marketing team helping with the Annual
Has any progress been made? What needs to be done?
I suspect that we may need to scale back the Annual Report. Is
reason this task keeps falling to the wayside because it has
much work? While we have done some really amazing glossy feature
Annual Reports in the past few years, it may be time to focus on
something more simple and focused that we can finish on a more
There are some topics the Annual Report should include:
- Karen is our new Executive Director, so we should include a
- The fact that we released GNOME 3.0 and have 3.2 on the way is
something we should be communicating excitement about. Perhaps
we could use the same sort of text that we are putting in the
- The GNOME 3 parties were so successful, that they deserve some
text, and we should showcase the photo contest winners, and
nice photos taken over the past year. This could be much the
text as from Emily's Desktop Summit presentation.
- The GNOME Events section is important, I think.
- The financial update section.
- A page recognizing sponsors.
- I really liked how we highlighted GNOME Foundation members who
have been members more than 10 years. We should keep doing
Some of the other sections (bug squad, interviews, team reports,
are nice, but I think we may need to focus on the basics just to
back on track.