Amending to this: Although I voted -1 back then, I can see now how this was a good PR and "networking" for us (apart of the nice social implications of course), and this is something we usually lack... it would be a +1 now for me.
Cheers On Tue, 15 Jan 2019 at 08:43, Philip Chimento via foundation-list < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > = Foundation Board Minutes for Monday 10 December, 16:30 UTC = > > Wiki location: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20181210 > > == Attending == > > * RobMcQueen > * AllanDay > * KatGerasimova > * CarlosSoriano > * PhilipChimento > * NeilMcGovern > * RosannaYuen > > == Regrets == > > * NuritziSanchez > > == Missing == > > * FedericoMenaQuintero > > == Agenda == > > * FOSDEM travel approvals (Allan) > * Donation for FLOSS Desktops For Kids project (Neil) > * Review board initiatives (Allan) > * Holiday meeting dates (Allan) > * Michael Hall's resignation from the travel committee (Philip) > > == Minutes == > > * FOSDEM travel approvals > * VOTE: Approval for Neil and any board members attending the advisory > board meeting at FOSDEM to use the Foundation travel policy. > * +1 Unanimous > > * Donation for FLOSS Desktops For Kids project > * https://opensource.org/node/954 > * This request came in from Sri. The Open Source Initiative's > fundraising drive this year is to support the FLOSS Desktops For Kids > project. This supports children learning about computers, and installing > free software on old hardware. > * Kat: Is there anything GNOME-related in this project? > * Neil: No particular members are involved, but they do install > Ubuntu on the computers so GNOME is going on the desktops. > * Neil: The OSI is a 501(c)3 so we are allowed to give them money, and > this aligns with our mission. > * Philip: How large would the donation be? > * Neil: It's up to the board, but USD 1000 would be a meaningful > donation. > * Carlos: How needed is the donation? Are they relying on us? > * Neil: No, this was a nice suggestion from Sri for something that we > might want to support. > * Kat: What impact would a donation of USD 1000 make and how will it be > used? > * Philip: Leaning towards yes, it's a good cause and nice gesture, but > I would like to read more about the program. > * Carlos: Leaning towards no, not convinced about donating to other > organizations without more clear direct benefit to GNOME. > * Rob: In the middle, it seems like there are many more of these causes > that we could support and I'm not convinced that GNOME donors would expect > us to use GNOME funds in this way. > * Kat: Agree with Rob. > * Rob: What would you do, Neil? > * Neil: I've always been wary of funding other things with GNOME > funds, we are not a grant-making organization, but it is a relatively small > amount of money, quite aligned with what we do, and enables children to get > exposed to free software and technology. > * VOTE: Donate USD 1000 to the FLOSS Desktops For Kids project. > * +1 Rob, Allan, Kat, Philip > * -1 Carlos > * Vote passed. > > * Review board initiatives > * It's been a while since the last meeting and it would be good to > review what we're working on and identify things that have possibly stalled. > * Rob: We should push forward with the "What is a GNOME module" > question, as we will have to have a period of community consultation before > making anything official in that topic. > * Allan: Let's have a call next week about this. > * Carlos: We should finish discussing the Foundation's 1-year goals > that we didn't finish during the hackfest. > * Allan: What's the status of that? > * Neil: The next step is for me to operationalize the 5- and 10-year > goals into 1-year goals, and propose those to the board. I haven't had time > for that over the past couple of weeks due to interviews, but I will be > able to do it in the new year. > * Carlos: I will look at the existing document and polish it up a bit > before sending it on to Neil. > * Kat: I can pick up the devolved conference bidding process next week. > * Allan: We can have a call about it after you do that. > * Philip: I will try to work on the revised travel policy over the > holidays, and get it into a state where we can have some rounds of edits > when Nuritzi returns. > * Allan: How about FOSDEM and the advisory board meeting? > * Neil: Make sure to sign up so there is space for you at lunch, if > you attend in person. > * Neil: There will be a GNOME Beers event, and a copyleft conference > on Monday for people who are staying for it. > * Kat: Anything to do for GNOME Beers? > * Neil: The venue might change, it was overloaded last year. > * Kat: Let me know if the venue changes and I will update the > poster. > * Kat: I will print merchandise for FOSDEM, reimbursements? > * Neil: As long as we know the value of the merchandise we sold. > * Allan: I would like to do a budget review in the new year. > * Neil: March would be a good time for that, considering workload, > and we will be at half of the fiscal year at that point. > * Allan: Kat, is there anything to take note of for GUADEC? > * Kat: The board could book their travel already. > * Kat: We have a keynote speaker, and are looking at booking a whole > hotel for the participants. Looking at registration system right now > (OpenEvent) - going a bit slowly as we don't have the needed expertise. > * Carlos: How is the sponsorship going to work, without Alberto on > the sponsorship committee? > * Neil will pick it up. > * Kat: When will the sponsorship brochure appear? > * Neil: Early 2019. > > * Holiday meeting dates > * Kat: Propose keeping the 17th, and skipping the 24th and 31st. > * No objections. > * Allan: How long are we keeping this new meeting time? > * Philip: It's intended to last until the daylight savings time > changes in March, if this time works for Nuritzi when she returns. > > * Michael Hall's resignation from the travel committee > * The board notes the resignation and thanks Michael for his work. > > _______________________________________________ > foundation-list mailing list > email@example.com > https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list >
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