Re: What do you think of the foundation?

2009-06-03 Thread Jamie McCracken
I dont think there is a problem in the community to be honest whilst some people do have strong opinions and there are indeed factions within gnome which can be very vocal, I dont think anyone can say gnome has truly poisonous and destructive people. Sure some poeple can come across as arrogant

Re: What do you think of the foundation?

2009-06-03 Thread Jim Gettys
john palmieri wrote: The board should not mire itself in conflict resolution like this, just like it does not make technical decitions. The boards role is to obtain and distribute resources and make sure those resources are used in efficent ways. That is enormous power as it is. Giving

Re: Questions for the candidates

2009-06-03 Thread Lionel Dricot
I'd like to add an optional tenth question: 10. If the foundation built a bike shed, An european or an african one ? what color would you paint the roof? Red… no… blue… argh ! ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org

Re: Stormy's update, week of May 25th.

2009-06-03 Thread Stormy Peters
Thanks. The Foundation blog doesn't get posted to Planet since it's not a personal blog. We thought about posting some of the categories. So I could tag my updates personal and those would get updated. Stormy On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 5:45 AM, Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak m...@avtechpulse.com wrote:

Re: Questions for the candidates

2009-06-03 Thread Dave Neary
Hi Jorge, Jorge O. Castro wrote: I've never served on a board or any kind of governing body before, so my first answer would be what would people want the goals to be? Do you think that your experience with Ubuntu has given you some insight onto what you will be able to achieve as a board

GUADEC 2010 Call for Hosts postponed until after Gran Canaria

2009-06-03 Thread John Palmieri
Dear Foundation Members, In the past, by this time, the Board would have already sent around the GUADEC call for hosts. In largely closed door meetings it would have been decided where next year's GUADEC would be held, announcing it at the current year's conference. Since this has been a year

Re: What do you think of the foundation?

2009-06-03 Thread Brian Cameron
Jamie McCracken says: I dont think there is a problem in the community to be honest I think that the most serious problem facing the community right now is our budget. With the added expenses of having more employees, we really need to figure out how to be more frugal, find new sources of

Re: Questions for the candidates

2009-06-03 Thread Hubert Figuiere
On 05/29/2009 01:17 PM, Susana Pereira wrote: 1. For outgoing board members: what have been the upsides/good things from your previous stint at the Board which you would like to see carried forward into this term ? I was not previously member of the board. 2. If you are a new

Re: So what do people *except* me want from the foundation?

2009-06-03 Thread john palmieri
Now that I have had time to gather my thoughts - I would really like the Foundation to bring back the import of what it means to be part of something bigger than oneself. GNOME needs to be a brand that is bigger than the sum of its parts, a place where people come not to further their own agendas

About the unpublished board meeting minutes

2009-06-03 Thread Anne Østergaard
About the unpublished board meeting minutes. The board is responsible. It has been mentioned on this list a couple of times that people are missing information from the board meetings. Behdad as chairman of the board said: These are two different issues. I believe I made it clear that: 1)

Re: What do you think of the foundation?

2009-06-03 Thread Vincent Untz
Hey, (Coming late to the party -- was away from computer for some time, and then I had to catch up with things...) Doing some combo reply, because I don't want to spam everybody. On the topic of whether the board should enforce the code of conduct, resolve issues between people, blame people,

Re: What do you think of the foundation?

2009-06-03 Thread Vincent Untz
Le dimanche 31 mai 2009, à 09:42 +0200, Dave Neary a écrit : So, I've detailed my vision, with two major changes: - include foundation members in the daily running of the foundation by having the majority of board business happen in the open on foundation-list, including having the working