Re: Ensuring GNOME 3 is a Success

2010-06-24 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
- What additional things can the GNOME Foundation community do to help ensure that GNOME 3 is a success? I tested the version of gnome-shell in F13, and I thought it was really amazing and useful - except for the absence of applets (or gizmos, or whatever the nom de jour is). I can't seem to

Re: Stormy's Update: Week of April 26, 2010

2010-05-05 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
Board meeting. The board met. The minutes will come out soon. Brian's doing a great job of taking minutes and making sure we all track and update our action items. +1, thanks for the regular stream of minutes! - Mike ___ foundation-list mailing list

Re: GNOME: lack of strategic roadmap

2010-02-24 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
On 02/24/2010 01:05 AM, Richard Stallman wrote: Software freedom is a means to furthering our vision of providing technology to all, regardless of means, physical and technical capability or culture. Freedom can lead to more available technology, but it is vital in its own right.

Re: GNOME Foundation and CEO Goals

2010-01-25 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
On 01/25/2010 01:44 PM, Og Maciel wrote: get more feedback and constructive criticism. I'd love to see milestones related to getting localization and accessibility teams on the roadmap for 2010 and holding sprints/what-not with members of these teams to see how to make GNOME more accessible to

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-08 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
Behdad Esfahbod 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 then have

Re: What do you think of the foundation?

2009-05-28 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
I would like to see greater financial and administrative transparency. I ... I want to see seven board members actively communicating, and I want to ... front, don't fight in public, and publish/announce/... - in short, broadcast to the membership what they're working on. My only complaint

Re: Call for hosts for GUADEC 2009

2008-04-23 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
As for me, the reason not pushing for Canada is that a GNOME community in Canada is surprisingly non-existent. Sure, there's you, me, and desrt. But that's pretty much it. Not that it changes anything, but I'm in Ottawa... - Mike ___

Re: Call for hackfest ideas

2008-04-15 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
So if you can think of a topic that would be suitable for a hackfest, please talk about it with a few people and share your idea. I'd like to suggest one possible topic: The pixbuf loaders. They're slow and memory intensive, and this drags down anything that needs thumbnails (Nautilus, etc).

Re: Windows-only software in government

2008-03-04 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
Liam R E Quin wrote: Some arguments that go down well are * the need to archive * the need for accessibility * the need to repurpose information (e.g. print, Web, search...) * the need to control costs * the need to have control over core technology, to use trusted software * the need to

Re: Windows-only software in government

2008-03-04 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
Richard Stallman wrote: Is the question really Why the government should not require the public to be a Microsoft customer in order to deal with their government? Presenting it that way would make a stronger point. Yes, thank you, that is better! I've updated the wiki. - Mike

Windows-only software in government

2008-02-28 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
Hi all, One of the issues forcing me to keep a few MS Windows computer around in my company are government services relying on Windows-only software, like this example: http://www.statcan.ca/english/exports/download.htm My company is required to report all exports to non-US destinations

Re: ghop

2008-01-27 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
Olav Vitters wrote: I find it a bit strange to have the Foundation pay for something like this. If you don't like GNOME, then you get money. If you do, then you should work for free? Same for e.g. non-sexy (gnome-love/GHOP) bugs. Someone should still pay attention to those. ... No objection

ghop

2008-01-24 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
My thanks to whoever arranged for gnome's participation in ghop! It was great as a coding exercise, and great as a PR/outreach exercise. I found it extremely valuable for roping in contributions to gthumb, to implement features that were beyond my areas of expertise (e.g., calling exiv2's C++

Re: Who would be a good member? [Was: About the coming election]

2007-11-08 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
Richard Stallman wrote: I think that one requisite of a good board member is a visible commitment to the goal of a world in which software is free. I think the Gnome Foundation could make heavier emphasis on free and open data / file formats too, as a marketing tool (and mission statement

Re: bounties?

2007-11-08 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
I'm sure alot of us myself included would like to spend more time working on free software if we could only afford it... I guess my original suggestion for a more formal bounty system would be doomed to fail (too complicated, not in the free spirit) - but perhaps there could be an lgo page

Re: bounties?

2007-11-08 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
Posting 'a beer at next Guadec for whoever fixes bug #7' is informal enough that I think we avoid the main issue which is the alienation of volunteers, however, it doesn't really address the big issue which is how can users donate and drive development of a feature they desire? I'm more

academic cooperation

2007-11-08 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
Has http://live.gnome.org/Academic gotten stuck? Has the promised mailing list happened? Can I help? The thread on this list seemed to die out in August with no further action. - Mike ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org

Re: academic cooperation

2007-11-08 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
Fernando San Martín Woerner wrote: I'm working with a French professor doing a computer science course and using GNOME as a basis for the projects. Also, David Bolter put me in contact with a professor who's interested in having students do some GNOME-related projects. There's also a group of

Re: academic cooperation - new list up

2007-11-08 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
Jeff Waugh wrote: There were some problems creating mailing lists around that time. I'll do it for you immediately. Thanks Jeff! The new list is available here: http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/academia-list - Mike ___ foundation-list

Re: bounties?

2007-11-08 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
Gnome Miles. :) Already there. Called Bugzilla points :). Exactly. I'd rather keep my Bugzilla points than trade them for Gnome socks... That just rewards insiders (not a bad thing...) but it doesn't address the idea of developing a commercial support ecosystem... (Don't get me wrong -

bounties?

2007-11-06 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
Hi all, What ever happened to gnome bounties? I've only followed this list for a year, but I see from the archives that there have been a variety of controversies about them - but nothing really definitive. I think it would be useful to do some like: 1) Allow someone trusted (with commit

Re: bounties?

2007-11-06 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
Jeff Waugh wrote: We've had some success and some failures, but ultimately it required quite a lot of infrastructure and time to get it right, but hadn't really delivered on expectations. There are also ongoing concerns about how the introduction of financial incentives will affect volunteer

Re: Can we improve things?

2007-09-13 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
I am more concerned about big posters, posting almost everyday some long text and for who I have never seen any GNOME related post, and who I never read anything from them except their blog on planet (should I really give names ?). People complain about the number of posts everyday and the

Re: GNOME annual report

2007-03-19 Thread Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak
I admit, I was hoping for a different reaction to this announcement. So far I have had 4 replies, all critical of some aspect of the report. Doesn't anyone think it's cool that we finally got something like this (and all of the other user group stuff) done? Dave, It is a very nice report! It