Re: Really professional GNOME videos

2016-03-28 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On Mar 28, 2016 9:20 AM, "Michael Catanzaro" wrote: > > On Sun, 2016-03-27 at 07:53 +, Florian Müllner wrote: > > Distributions appear in the video in the order of when 3.20 is > > expected to > > be included in the distribution. > > It's hard to believe that's what's

Re: Yorba Foundation looking to pass on copyrights

2016-03-24 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Hi Adam, Thanks for Yorba. It occurs to me that while GNOME Foundation does not currently own any copyright, there is no reason why it can't accept a donation such as this. behdad On Mar 24, 2016 6:41 PM, "Adam Dingle" wrote: > I think an existing free software organization

Re: Affiliation change and stepping down

2015-11-05 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 15-11-05 10:08 AM, Benjamin Berg wrote: > Actually, the way I read section 8.2.4 combined with 8.4.1 right now it > seems perfectly sane to argue that Christian could have finished his > term in office despite the change of affiliation. Would the board and Christian consider doing this, and

Re: Affiliation change and stepping down

2015-11-03 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
tro replaced Lucas Rocha > in 2009. > However, the very same year Paul Cutler replaced Behdad Esfahbod, even though > Paul never ran for those elections. That's correct, but it also was before STV voting was implemented, so it's not exactly apples to aplles. > I have no idea who they're

Re: You logo

2015-04-03 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 15-04-03 04:03 AM, Richard Stallman wrote: We will use the distribution Fedora 20 with the environment Gnome 3.12, as it is already tested and I like that everything is working as it should. Fedora is a GNU/Linux distribution, I thought it's a

Re: Announcing GNOME's official GitHub mirror

2013-08-15 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 13-08-15 07:55 AM, Alexandre Franke wrote: Ok, I probably misphrased that since English is not my native language. What I meant is that my code being mirrored is not something I want to push for, it's not something I consider as needed. That was an explanation for the fact that I won't be

Re: GUADEC videos are available only with nonfree codecs

2013-08-15 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 13-08-15 06:39 AM, Andreas Nilsson wrote: The most important part of the above message is that GUADEC videos are actually available! Indeed. As one who couldn't attend GUADEC this year I also want to thank the team to make them available and so fast! I've watched about ten of the talks

Re: Boston Summit 2013?

2013-05-01 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 13-04-30 08:58 PM, Sriram Ramkrishna wrote: We are a quirky bunch of people. :-) We're almost like Bostonians except maybe a little more weirder. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBt4HlcDUDw ? -- behdad http://behdad.org/ ___ foundation-list

Re: Setting moderation bit for members who consistently hijack topics

2013-01-10 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Ok everyone. Now that both sides had a chance to attack each other and defend themselves, and as Richard constructively agreed to try to remember to change subject lines in the future, can we please put an end to this and neighboring threads? I mean, don't you all have code to write? Cheers,

Re: Reaching out to Amazon for credit?

2013-01-06 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 13-01-06 08:49 AM, Alex Launi wrote: Indeed, we are discussing using proprietary Amazon services here, and yet you chose to attack Ubuntu. Please at least keep your zeal relevant. What's a proprietary service? -- behdad http://behdad.org/ ___

Re: GNOME on Github - Tomboy

2013-01-01 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 13-01-01 05:32 PM, Alberto Ruiz wrote: The URL is: http://github.com/GNOME And I am the owner, I've been working with the github guys to try to come up with self-hosted mirror that does not need me or anyone running scripts, it was meant to be a surprise but the github guys have been

Re: Announcing GUADEC 2013 and 2014

2012-11-21 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12-11-21 03:32 PM, Karen Sandler wrote: During the bidding process, the GNOME Foundation received a second outstanding proposal. As a result, the Board of Directors is also pleased to announce that GUADEC 2014 will be held in Strasbourg, France. Selecting the venue earlier will give the

Re: A few observations about GIMPNET

2012-10-15 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12-10-15 05:23 AM, Andrea Veri wrote: I said *many* people gave their consensus about a possible move but I didn't see a *single* mail saying we should stay on GIMPNET for the X, Y, Z reason. Sure, many of us avoid replying +1 to something that someone else has already said very well. In

Re: A few observations about GIMPNET

2012-10-15 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12-10-15 06:24 AM, Frederic Peters wrote: In the past I've joined the #opers channel multiple times asking why there was no intention to improve the GIMPNET network but I alwais received no answer and as of today I still don't know the real reason behind that decision. On the

Re: Changes to the GNOME Foundation Bylaws from 2002

2012-10-01 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
I think Tobias's message missed out some context, so I'll try to fill in from what I've been hearing as a foundation member. Note that I'm not on the board right now and have not been for over two years, and this is my personal understanding of the situation. So, I *think* Tobias is not

Re: Changes to the GNOME Foundation Bylaws from 2002

2012-10-01 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 10/02/2012 01:16 AM, Chris Leonard wrote: Posting and announcing a diff on bugzilla, waiting about two weeks for comment (only a few on the ticket), then asking to move forward. I am not sure I see the procedural issue, what specifically should have been done differently? I'm new here, so

Re: GNOME Foundation Board Elections Spring 2012 - Preliminary Results

2012-06-11 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 06/11/2012 08:56 AM, Bastien Nocera wrote: First, congratulations to all the new Board members, and many thanks to all the candidates that didn't make the cut. Nice list. Congrats new board, and everyone else who ran. Reading the results[1], I saw in round 3: Candidate Bastien Nocera

Re: Facilitating the Integration of Free Software into Academic Courses (was Re: Questions for the board election candidates)

2012-05-24 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 05/24/2012 06:49 PM, Joanmarie Diggs wrote: * They are not familiar with -- and thus not comfortable teaching -- all the tools we use. * They want certainty in terms of assignments and projects. * They want predictability with respect to a schedule. * They want a curriculum they can

Re: Facilitating the Integration of Free Software into Academic Courses (was Re: Questions for the board election candidates)

2012-05-24 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 05/24/2012 06:59 PM, Luis Villa wrote: FWIW, Software Carpentry is one of the more successful experiment I've seen in the Free Software meets Academic Courses experiments. Thought I share the link: http://software-carpentry.org/ Seneca College's collaboration with Mozilla has

Re: Brian Cameron - Stepping down from the board

2012-05-22 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 05/22/2012 09:53 PM, Luis Villa wrote: Brian- Thanks for your selfless service the past few years. Your dedication, including to some of the board's most thankless tasks, has been admirable and will be very difficult for the board to replace. I want to second that. Having been on the

Re: Boston Summit?

2012-04-27 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 04/27/2012 07:30 AM, Joanmarie Diggs wrote: So I realize it's still quite early, but are we planning on having the Boston Summit in Boston and over Columbus Day weekend? Can we have in Toronto please? behdad ___ foundation-list mailing list

Re: Boston Summit?

2012-04-27 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 04/27/2012 11:49 AM, Andreas Nilsson wrote: On 04/27/2012 05:35 PM, Behdad Esfahbod wrote: On 04/27/2012 07:30 AM, Joanmarie Diggs wrote: So I realize it's still quite early, but are we planning on having the Boston Summit in Boston and over Columbus Day weekend? Can we have in Toronto

Re: Boston Summit?

2012-04-27 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 04/27/2012 02:18 PM, Joanmarie Diggs wrote: On 04/27/2012 12:25 PM, Behdad Esfahbod wrote: I was thinking, size permitting, we may even be able to do at Mozilla offices? What were you thinking about the date? Is Columbus Day weekend ideal, inconvenient, or irrelevant? Eventually

Re: Could a few influential GNOME develoers join gnu-prog-disc...@gnu.org?

2012-01-17 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
I know I used to be on that mailing list. I don't remember unsubscribing from it, but I haven't seen communications in quite a while. But then again, maybe I unsubscribed and I dont remember. behdad On 2012-01-17, at 9:36 PM, Richard Stallman r...@gnu.org wrote: Can't these be brought up on

Re: Desktop Summit Planning

2011-12-19 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/14/2011 09:34 AM, Richard Hughes wrote: First things first, I'll be happy if we have a GUADEC or a desktop summit, both events rocked hard. My preference would be for the former, just on the personal belief that I end up doing so much extra work for the KDE desktop and get virtually

Re: Boston Summit logistics (was Re: Desktop Summit Planning)

2011-12-16 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Can we have next one in Toronto please? :D I can run. On 12/16/2011 12:45 PM, john palmieri wrote: 2011/12/16 Máirín Duffy du...@fedoraproject.org: On Fri, 2011-12-16 at 10:39 -0500, Richard Stallman wrote: Thanks so much for offering to look into this, Richard! I hear that the Stata

Re: Readability publisher sign-up for *.gnome.org

2011-08-26 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 08/26/11 20:36, Alan Cox wrote: I suspect the most likely sub-domain to be read via Readability is blogs.gnome.org, which would raise the question of whether it's right for the Gnome Foundation to accept the money from people reading Foundation-hosted blog posts. I think it's probably

Re: GNOME trademarks

2010-12-08 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/08/10 05:34, Andy Wingo wrote: On Wed 08 Dec 2010 10:00, Murray Cumming murr...@murrayc.com writes: If we ever try to sell nuts then we may have a problem. Presumably we may however offer nuts at an event, though without perhaps labelling them as GNOME nuts. We may feel free to

Re: Tee-Shirt Contest Countries Eligibility

2010-11-18 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 11/18/10 02:11, Richard Stallman wrote: It is better than excluding them. Agreed. b ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list

Re: Tee-Shirt Contest Countries Eligibility

2010-11-17 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 11/17/10 13:20, Tristan Van Berkom wrote: On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 2:48 AM, Baptiste Mille-Mathias baptiste.millemath...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, I've seen the foundation will organize a contest to design a tee-shirt for the GNOME 3 release [1], and while reading the terms of the rules

Re: Tee-Shirt Contest Countries Eligibility

2010-11-17 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 11/17/10 13:35, Behdad Esfahbod wrote: For what it's worth, GNOME pretty much ignores such regulations in all its other dealings. Doesn't necessarily mean that it's violating any law. It just doesn't bother checking. Doing it for such a small contest sounds overkill to me. Plus

Re: Meeting Minutes Published - August 19, 2010

2010-09-03 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 09/03/10 04:48, Dave Neary wrote: While I was on the board, I worked with James Vasile on a trademark license contract, which should be part of the material the board has, for that jeweller, and James tried to make something modular that could be reused. That contract has no automatic

Re: Candidacy: Seif Lotfy

2010-06-01 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 06/01/2010 01:08 PM, Lefty (石鏡 ) wrote: On 6/1/10 10:01 AM, Xavier Bestel xavier.bes...@free.fr wrote: Err .. nothing, except my extraordinary ability to mix their names ? :) You're displaying quite a host of extraordinary abilities this morning. Can we please stop this subthread now?

Re: Providing previously missing board meeting minutes

2010-04-15 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 04/14/2010 07:20 PM, Brian Cameron wrote: So she asked me to flesh out the Wiki so it includes links to all meeting minutes back to the year 2000. This is great Brian. Thanks! behdad I have done this, refer here: http://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes

Re: release-announce-list?

2010-03-23 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 03/23/2010 02:59 PM, Vincent Untz wrote: Hi, Le mardi 23 mars 2010, à 14:49 -0400, Behdad Esfahbod a écrit : Hi, I want to suggest creating a release-announce-list and use that for new package release announcements instead of gnome-announce-list. That would significantly reduce

Stepping down from the board

2010-03-12 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Hi, When I decided to run for the foundation board in 2006, many of the old timers where not running again and there was the feeling that new people are needed on the board. The board work has been very educational and rewarding for me, but given other engagements and all the new, capable,

Re: Stepping down from the board

2010-03-12 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 03/12/2010 03:54 PM, Behdad Esfahbod wrote: The board has decided to appoint Paul Cutler to take the seat. Oops, seems like I misspelled Paul's name. Fixed now. behdad ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http

Re: Stepping down from the board

2010-03-12 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
cut out to fill your shoes but knowing Paul and the amount of energy he has put into GNOME I have no doubt he is up to the challenge. I'm looking forward to the continuing good works coming out of the Board. On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 6:19 PM, Behdad Esfahbod beh...@behdad.org mailto:beh

Re: Resigning from the Board

2010-02-17 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 02/17/2010 12:36 PM, Alberto Ruiz wrote: I hope we can find someone as cheerful and dedicated as you are. Alberto! Looks like you didn't read his email completely. We already found someone as cheerful and dedicated: Jorge Castro :). behdad ___

Re: [adboard] GNOME Q4 2009 Quarterly report

2010-02-03 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
The correct links: http://foundation.gnome.org/reports/gnome-report-2009-Q4.pdf http://foundation.gnome.org/reports/gnome-report-2009-Q4.html behdad On 02/03/2010 01:27 PM, Stormy Peters wrote: Corrected links: [1] http://foundation.gnome.org/reports/gnome-report-2009-Q4.pdf

Re: Private Foundation-List Petition for referendum

2009-12-31 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Been more than two weeks that the petition has been up and it did not attract support of 10% of membership as required by the charter. The request is dropped as far as I'm concerned. Thanks everyone for the support and/or useful discussion. behdad On 12/18/2009 09:27 PM, Behdad Esfahbod

Re: Private Foundation-List Petition for referendum

2009-12-18 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/15/2009 10:58 AM, Vincent Untz wrote: Le mardi 15 décembre 2009, à 11:57 +0330, Behnam Esfahbod ZWNJ a écrit : Also, is a referendum really necessary to create a new members-only mailing list? Noting that becoming membership and participation is always optional. It's not necessary to

Re: Private Foundation-List Petition for referendum

2009-12-15 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/15/2009 08:52 AM, Og Maciel wrote: Since there isn't a place to do this that I'm aware, here is my vote against this petition. For the same reasons that many here have already expressed, I want to keep GNOME open for everyone. And even though GNOME != GNOME Foundation when it comes down to

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-14 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/14/2009 04:34 PM, Vincent Untz wrote: Also, the GNU project is not the FSF. When reading the thread, I have the feeling that some people want the GNOME project to not be part of the FSF, or to disagree with the FSF. The GNOME Foundation is part of the FSF, and we sometimes disagree with

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-14 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/14/2009 05:26 PM, Philip Van Hoof wrote: But what if advocating free software means that the minimal support GNOME should do for GNU, is to claim that proprietary is illegitimate? Exactly. I have been supporting Free Software for over ten years, and will probably do for the rest of my

Re: Addition to the Code of Conduct (was Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership)

2009-12-14 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/14/2009 05:26 PM, Pierre-Luc Beaudoin wrote: On Mon, 2009-12-14 at 22:56 +0100, Vincent Untz wrote: Should we just version the Code of Conduct? Or is this a non-issue? I believe we don't need to update the Code since those 2 additions are expected behaviours from the existing Be

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership (Summary)

2009-12-14 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/14/2009 07:41 PM, Lucas Rocha wrote: - Learn to agree to disagree. - Criticize ideas, not people presenting them. Pierre suggested that both items are added to the list of example behaviours under Be respectful and considerate. This is something that should be officially proposed for

Private Foundation-List Petition for referendum

2009-12-14 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
[/me removes board hat] Hi everyone, I like to ask for your support in my petition for referendum to make foundation-list archives private and membership limited to actual Foundation members. If we make that change we would be able to discuss matters freely without making lots of news that

Re: Private Foundation-List Petition for referendum

2009-12-14 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/14/2009 10:20 PM, Jonathan Corbet wrote: As long as GNOME is a project that matters, there will always be bozos who will post uneducated articles about what you are doing. If your discussions are in the open, people who really care can see what was *really* said and help to keep those

Re: Private Foundation-List Petition for referendum

2009-12-14 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/15/2009 12:23 AM, Lefty (石鏡 ) wrote: In any case, journalist-impersonators like Mr. Varghese are going to write a load of smack, no matter what, even if they have to simply invent it. After all, they have in the past. Given that all the past incidents I can think of involve that same

Re: Private Foundation-List Petition for referendum

2009-12-14 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/15/2009 01:50 AM, Sergey Panov wrote: Politics aside, what was Lefty(Open source advocate for ACCESS Co., Ltd.) and Philip Van Hoof (self-appointed propitiatory software advocate) contribution to GNOME in the last year? Are those two still members of the foundation? As per Code of

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-13 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/13/2009 06:04 PM, Lefty (石鏡 ) wrote: In the interests of a broader collection of data, I've shelled out of my own pocket to set up a professional-level SurveyMonkey account (the use of which I will happily share with the Foundation, at least until the annual subscription runs out, if it

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-11 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/11/2009 11:32 AM, Lefty (石鏡 ) wrote: Philip van Hoof writes I propose to have a vote on GNOME's membership to the GNU project. I'd second this. Quick procedural note: If you really want to pursue this, according to the bylaws you need support of 5% of the membership IIRC to put

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-11 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/11/2009 01:14 PM, Stormy Peters wrote: On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 11:12 AM, Dave Neary dne...@gnome.org mailto:dne...@gnome.org wrote: There is precedent for a membership petition for an election. I ran one to have the board size reduced some years ago:

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-09 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/09/2009 09:07 AM, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote: about their work and appear on Planet GNOME. There's nothing wrong with that. Same goes for Nokia and many other companies involved. I wonder if there's a misunderstanding here. No one said that companies shouldn't be allowed to post. Richard

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-09 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Pierre-Luc Beaudoinpierre-...@pierlux.com: On Tue, 2009-12-08 at 03:23 -0500, Behdad Esfahbod wrote: But I find it interesting to know, say, what Miguel is up to these days. I don't think it's just me... I don't believe Frederic was pointing at Miguel. There are people who have left the Gnome

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-08 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/07/2009 01:32 PM, Frederic Crozat wrote: Le 27/11/2009 10:53, Murray Cumming a écrit : On Wed, 2009-11-25 at 16:50 -0200, Tristan Van Berkom wrote: Alternative proposal: lets deal with the problem at hand and get our story straight about what is planet.gnome.org, what can be posted there

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-08 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/09/2009 01:37 AM, Sankar P wrote: Say, any viewer of p.g.o can vote a post +1 or -1. Then we can gather two metrics per poster: 1) how impactful his/her posts are (avg / median / max number of votes). 2) how interested are readers in his/her posts (avg / median / min/max score. We can

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-08 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/09/2009 01:56 AM, sankarshan wrote: On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 12:23 PM, Behdad Esfahbodbeh...@behdad.org wrote: On 12/09/2009 01:37 AM, Sankar P wrote: Say, any viewer of p.g.o can vote a post +1 or -1. Then we can gather two metrics per poster: 1) how impactful his/her posts are (avg /

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-08 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 12/09/2009 02:25 AM, sankarshan wrote: On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 12:44 PM, Behdad Esfahbodbeh...@behdad.org wrote: Coming back to the starting point - what is the problem to which the solution is being discussed ? Read the thread? I have been following the thread since the inception. The

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-11-25 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
I'm trying to stay out of the discussion at least today. But: On 11/25/2009 12:49 PM, Dave Neary wrote: Hi, Lionel Dricot wrote: Do you think that many people were turned out of the GNOME community because of an hostile experience? I don't think so. (I might be wrong, I just never met

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-11-25 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 11/25/2009 01:50 PM, Tristan Van Berkom wrote: Alternative proposal: lets deal with the problem at hand and get our story straight about what is planet.gnome.org, what can be posted there (i.e. no porn and vulgar language etc.) and how we can help to enforce a reasonably exact policy on an

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-11-25 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 11/25/2009 02:18 PM, Jason D. Clinton wrote: On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 1:07 PM, Behdad Esfahbod beh...@behdad.org mailto:beh...@behdad.org wrote: To make the discussion more practical, lets take one real incident of the past: Murray's blog re Jeff. It did not include vulgar

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-11-25 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 11/25/2009 05:13 PM, Andy Wingo wrote: It's only IRC and DDL that are really the outliers, it seems, and there there is enough social pressure, combined with ignore/kill lists, that I don't really see all the fuss. And foundation list? Just saying each maintainer should solve this on their

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-11-25 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 11/25/2009 02:33 PM, Jason D. Clinton wrote: I understand your point but I do think it would have made Jeff feel a little better, even if it were someone else that referred the event to the MC. In any case, I think we are straying slight from what we actually want: to prevent such attacks

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-11-25 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 11/25/2009 05:57 PM, Jason D. Clinton wrote: Well, I withdraw my proposed amendment to the CoC as there has been no support for it and I'm not entirely happy with it as written, either. But, while I agree that the above would be welcome additions to the CoC, I don't think this helps us

Re: Presenting the 2009 Q2 GNOME Quarterly Report

2009-09-11 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Stormy, This is great! Thanks for everyone involved in preparing it. Cheers, behdad On 09/11/2009 11:51 AM, Stormy Peters wrote: Hi GNOME Foundation members and fans, This is our first quarterly report[1]. Please let us know if you find it useful! In these quarterly reports we want to

Re: Free Desktop Communities come together at the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit

2009-08-12 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 08/12/2009 09:22 AM, Philip Van Hoof wrote: Maybe if the foundation's board would more clearly articulate why exactly we can't do a co-located event*next* year, they'll convince the community about their decision? Why didn't they? My personal view as a board member: Individual board

Re: Free Desktop Communities come together at the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit

2009-08-12 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 08/12/2009 04:08 PM, Quim Gil wrote: Speaking clearly, I wonder what weight in people's opinions (in the polls and the board meembers) had the Qt branding in badge, towel, roll-up ad in the main entrance, etc. Many GNOME people said they didn't felt 'at home' in such context. But that is

Re: GNOME Board of Directors Foundation Elections Spring 2009 - Preliminary results

2009-06-25 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Is it just not a good year to have elections? :) behdad On 06/25/2009 12:30 PM, john palmieri wrote: On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Dave Neary dne...@gnome.org mailto:dne...@gnome.org wrote: Hi, The way forward seems clear to me - the membership committee decides what

Re: irc board meetings?

2009-06-11 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 06/11/2009 04:16 PM, Pierre-Luc Beaudoin wrote: On Thu, 2009-06-11 at 11:12 -0500, Brian Cameron wrote: I understand it every other board meeting is held in public-but-moderated IRC; transcripts are cleaned up and made available later. That sounds like a good idea to me, if people in the

Re: Questions for the candidates

2009-06-10 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 06/09/2009 11:31 PM, Behdad Esfahbod wrote: What do you think GNOME should do to support the broader cause of free/libre software, and the freedom of computer users? I think the look, our source code is Free Software argument has lost a lot of appeal in where GNOME has headed in the past

Re: Questions for the candidates

2009-06-09 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Hi Everyone, I'm late to the party; man, did I ever know elections can be so exhausting? And so much fun?! Oh wait, I don't mean this one. I mean the Iran presidential elections on Friday later this week... Normally that even doesn't change my schedule, but for reasons that are better

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

2009-06-02 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 06/02/2009 12:57 PM, Ruben Vermeersch wrote: On di, 2009-06-02 at 14:25 +0200, Dave Neary wrote: What do you expect from the foundation? Last year at GUADEC during the Foundation BOF, the question was raised as to why the GNOME Foundation keeps its entire finances in a US bank account

Re: What do you think of the foundation?

2009-05-29 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Note: this is a personal response. I may disclose information only available to the board, but in no way any line in this message represents board's opinion. On 05/28/2009 12:25 PM, Dave Neary wrote: So - this is perhaps not the best time to start this discussion, but then again maybe it's

Re: What do you think of the foundation?

2009-05-29 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
/me puts board hat on Sometimes a little nudge is all we need :). The story behind the minutes is that when Luis ran for board and was elected and named himself secretary, the rest of us were thinking hurray, we have a dedicated person taking notes and publishing them. But I think we all

Re: GNOME Foundation Elections - Call for Questions

2009-05-26 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 05/26/2009 08:51 AM, BJörn Lindqvist wrote: Last year (1.5 years to be exact) people just posted their questions to foundation-list and most (or all) candidates answered diligently and dutifully at length. Is a more complicated system needed this year? It was quite painful replying to three

Re: Minutes of board meetings?

2009-05-26 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 05/26/2009 12:31 PM, Dave Neary wrote: They haven't been going out to foundation-list or foundation-announce as they did in the past either. Is there a reason for it, or should I assume it's because Luis was working hard to graduate and no-one took minutes at meetings he missed? We *have*

Re: Minutes of board meetings?

2009-05-26 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 05/26/2009 02:29 PM, Dave Neary wrote: Hi, Behdad Esfahbod wrote: On 05/26/2009 12:31 PM, Dave Neary wrote: They haven't been going out to foundation-list or foundation-announce as they did in the past either. Is there a reason for it, or should I assume it's because Luis was working hard

Candidacy: Behdad Esfahbod

2009-05-21 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Name: Behdad Esfahbod Mail: behdad behdad org / behdad gnome org Nick: behdad Home: http://behdad.org/ Blog: http://mces.behdad.org/ More: http://live.gnome.org/BehdadEsfahbod Affiliation: Red Hat Summary: I've been serving on board for 2.5 years now and have been holding the title

Re: Candidacy: Behdad Esfahbod

2009-05-21 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
by the membership committee based on messages their address received. Don't forget CC'ing them! behdad On 05/21/2009 11:31 AM, Behdad Esfahbod wrote: Name: Behdad Esfahbod Mail: behdad behdad org / behdad gnome org Nick: behdad Home: http://behdad.org/ Blog: http://mces.behdad.org/ More: http

Re: GNOME Store

2009-05-01 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 05/01/2009 02:07 PM, Gian Mario Tagliaretti wrote: On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 6:40 PM, Diego Escalante Urrelodie...@gnome.org wrote: best of sri rupert quotes t-shirt I would buy 10. plus another 10 here :) Can you move this thread to #gnome-hackers please :). behdad PS. I'd also

Re: Fundraising Progress

2009-04-28 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 04/28/2009 07:20 PM, Andreas Nilsson wrote: Vincent Untz wrote: Hey Shaun, Le mardi 28 avril 2009, à 16:13 -0500, Shaun McCance a écrit : Owen sent an email to the list a short while back about a FoG fundraising drive for a sysadmin:

Re: Sponsorship for hackfests

2009-03-30 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On 03/30/2009 02:18 PM, Philip Van Hoof wrote: Hi there, In Behdad's mail on gtk-devel-list, Behdad explains on why the foundation has decided to cut back on hackfests. This is a fair and reasonable reason, by the way (his last mail in the thread explains the financial aspect of it pretty

GNOME DVCS Survey Results

2009-01-03 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
In December I ran a distributed version control system survey for GNOME. From the survey opening page: Thank you for taking the GNOME DVCS Survey. This survey is run on behalf of the GNOME Foundation board of directors, release team, and sysadmin team. The GNOME project is planning a

Changes to the GNOME board

2008-12-15 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
The GNOME Foundation Board regretfully announces that Jeff Waugh will be stepping down from the board in order to focus on work and other projects. The board thanks Jeff for his years of service to the board and the community, and wishes him success in his future work both inside and outside of

Re: Changes to the GNOME board

2008-12-15 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Hi Gregory, As I wasn't sure what the procedure was for the board of directors, in the case of a resignation, I went and grabbed a copy of the bylaws from http://foundation.gnome.org/about/bylaws.pdf Section 4 subsection d it states that the board can fill a vacancy by a vote of the

Gran Canaria Desktop Summit 2009 to be held July 3-11, 2009

2008-11-25 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
The inaugural Desktop Summit, uniting the flagship conferences of the GNOME and KDE communities, GUADEC and Akademy, will be held in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain the week of July 3-11, 2009. The conference will be hosted by Cabildo, the local government of Gran Canaria. The GNOME and KDE

Re: Hardware bought during Barcelona's Guadec in Fluendo's premises

2008-11-04 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Dave Neary wrote: Hello Julien, Did you ever get a reply to this? Julien Moutte wrote: They are made available to do some buildbots for some projects (elisa, flumotion) but the Gnome buildbot they were intended to run is not really operational from my understanding. I was under the

Re: GNOME Job Posting Board

2008-10-16 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Calum Benson wrote: On 15 Oct 2008, at 20:31, Behdad Esfahbod wrote: Many GNOME-friendly companies have job openings that they announce on blogs, IRC, or random mailing list. Many GNOME hackers look for jobs and they crawl blogs, mailing lists, or ask on IRC. Now there is a central

GNOME Job Posting Board

2008-10-15 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Many GNOME-friendly companies have job openings that they announce on blogs, IRC, or random mailing list. Many GNOME hackers look for jobs and they crawl blogs, mailing lists, or ask on IRC. Now there is a central place that community members can post GNOME-related job openings, and job seekers

Re: yay canaries!

2008-07-13 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On Sun, 2008-07-13 at 12:41 +0200, Andy Wingo wrote: Hey hackers, Hi everyone. Yay, we're going to the Canaries next year! That's great! Yep. A formal press release is on the way. The purpose of this message though is to express disagreement with the way that the announcement was done (at

Re: GUADLAC - GNOME Users And Developers Latin American Conference

2008-07-09 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On Tue, 2008-07-08 at 19:59 -0500, Miguel Angel López Hernández wrote: It is my pleasure to inform you all that first GUADLAC (GNOME Users And Developers Latin American Conference) will be held in Veracruz, MX in the 1st quarter of 2009 (almost sure in march), therefore respectfully request

Re: hiring Stormy Peters as executive director

2008-07-08 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On Mon, 2008-07-07 at 16:54 +0300, Luis Villa wrote: It is my pleasure to announce that the Board has decided to hire Stormy Peters as Executive Director of the Foundation. Welcome Stormy indeed! In case it's not clear, this hiring was the subject of the several board-confidential meetings

Re: Some Finnish thoughts of Guadec+aKademy 2009

2008-07-06 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On Sat, 2008-07-05 at 13:52 -0400, Liam R E Quin wrote: On Sat, 2008-07-05 at 20:30 +0300, Petri Räsänen wrote: [...] As a final remark I believe that one factor in the decision making process will be the message that will be read between the lines of the decision. I can speak only

Re: Akademy+GUADEC *2009* Hosting Proposals

2008-06-30 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Hi everyone, Quick reminder that we are all ears to hear your comments about the three proposals. Please send them sooner rather than later. Thanks behdad On Mon, 2008-06-23 at 18:17 -0400, Behdad Esfahbod wrote: Greetings, The GNOME Foundation and KDE e.V. boards received three

GNOME Foundation Annual General Meeting, etc

2008-06-23 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
[Resending to foundation-list, for those not subscribed to foundation-announce. Fun, isn't it?] Greetings, A couple quick announcements. First: To better manage organizational aspects of the board, the following roles will by observed by board members: - Chairman: Behdad Esfahbod - Vice

Re: Akademy+GUADEC *2009* Hosting Proposals

2008-06-23 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On Tue, 2008-06-24 at 00:50 +0200, Philip Van Hoof wrote: Nonetheless I'm a big fan of Finland (Saunas, forests, Nokia). My personal preference therefore goes to Tampere. My second choice is Coruña in Galicia. The nice guys at Igalia have been telling me a lot about Galicia ... I just

Re: Call for hosts for GUADEC 2009

2008-04-29 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
Some good jokes in this thread this morning :). On Tue, 2008-04-29 at 13:33 +0200, Rodrigo Moya wrote: Seriously, I went once to a ski resort, and some doctors conference was taking place in a hotel there, and I really think it would be a great thing for hackfests (maybe not for a big

Re: Call for hosts for GUADEC 2009

2008-04-28 Thread Behdad Esfahbod
On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 19:00 +0200, Dave Neary wrote: Hi, Rodrigo Moya wrote: I wouldn't mind having a joint skiing/hacking conference there :-) Crazy idea (tell me if I've been smoking the wacky baccy): Someone offers to host the Summit at the Summit, say in Utah or Whistler? Travel

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