Re: GNOME.Asia Summit 2016 Sponsorship Document

2016-01-19 Thread Emily Chen
Great, thank you Shobha. I will forward to China FOSS Community to see if
there is any company interested in this conference.

-Emily

2016-01-20 1:48 GMT+08:00 Shobha Tyagi :

> ​
>  Brochure(1).pdf
> 
> ​
> Dear Foundation members,
>
> Greetings!!
>
> Please find the GNOME.Asia Summit 2016 sponsorship document attached with
> this mail.
> Hope it will fetch good number of International as well as national
> sponsors for GNOME.Asia Summit and GUADEC 2016.
>
>
> Thanks,
> Shobha Tyagi
>
>
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Re: Welcome to Alexandre Franke, new board member

2015-11-05 Thread Emily Chen
Congratulation to Alexandre, I am impressed by his passion and I believe he
will be a productive board.

-Emily

2015-11-06 2:20 GMT+08:00 Allan Day :

> Dear all,
>
> As many of you will be aware, Christian Hergert recently stepped down
> from the GNOME Foundation Board. As a result, we've had a place on the
> board to fill. In these situations, the bylaws [1] state that the
> Board of Directors may choose a replacement of their choosing [2].
>
> As your elected representatives, the board has a responsibility to put
> the best interests of the Foundation first, and to ensure that the
> Foundation runs as effectively as possible. The board has spoken to a
> number of people and reviewed the available candidates in order to
> find the best person for the position.
>
> We are very happy to announce that Alexandre Franke will be joining us
> with immediate effect. Alexandre has a strong track record of getting
> things done, not least for GUADEC and the localization team. His
> enthusiasm and commitment to GNOME is well known. We think that he
> will make an excellent addition to the board.
>
> Welcome Alexandre, and thank you for agreeing to take on this
> position!  We look forward to working together in the year ahead.
>
> On behalf of the GNOME Board of Directors
>
> [1] https://www.gnome.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/bylaws.pdf
> [2] "Vacancies on the Board may be filled by a majority of the
> Directors then in office, whether or not less than quorum, or by a
> sole remaining Director." (GNOME Foundation Bylaws, section 8.4.4)
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Re: Hello to Foundation List

2015-09-18 Thread Emily Chen
Welcome Siska.

-Emily

2015-09-17 22:22 GMT+08:00 Siska Iskandar :

> Hi all.
>
> Let me introduce myself first. My name is Siska Restu Anggraeny Iskandar,
> but you can call me Siska for short. I was born in Banjar, West Java,
> Indonesia and grew up in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is a different province
> with different culture and language. I am currently in last year of
> Bachelor Degree with Informatics Engineering majoing in State Islamic
> University Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta.
>
> In May 2015, I join and help GNOME.Asia Summit 2015 and become local
> organizer of that event. If you are there, probably you see me, I am the
> one who hold mic all day. I am the MC :D. [0]
>
> My journey with open-source began in 2009 when I got into Vocational High
> School with Computer Engineering and Networking. We got Networking Subject
> which is we should getting know RedHat and Fedora, and etc.
>
> In the first year of my university,  I find digital or technology term is
> common thing in my life. Being an IT student give me a rapid update about
> its technology, but how about our social environment? Technology has been
> my lifestyle but I do wish that I could share my experience, knowledge and
> prosperity to society.
>
> From last couple years, I’ve been focused for help and contribute on
> awareness of women in technology. One of my concern is the housewives and
> motherhood, the very base user in technology. We help them by teach and
> introduce them to newest technology or the explain the nearest technology
> around them. In March, I started to take a dip to motherhood to introduce
> them to the FOSS. [1]. The movement is called "Perempuan Sadar Teknologi"
> or in English is called Women Awareness in Technology.
>
> After joining GNOME.Asia Summit 2015, I intend to attend GUADEC 2015, too.
> Then I registered as volunteer for GUADEC and got sponsorship from GNOME
> Foundation (thanks GNOME <3 ) to go Gutenberg, Sweden and meet a huge
> number of contributor, user and developer of GNOME.
>
> Right now, I am preparing GNOME 3.18 Release Party in Yogyakarta,
> Indonesia. We already got place and some sponsor, including from GNOME
> Foundation! It is my pleasure to host GNOME event here. But we haven't
> receive the fund yet. Hehehehe.
>
> We plan to not only having a party but also create some simple class from
> motherhood and housewives to introduce them to FOSS and anti-piracy
> campaign. If you all had a free time around first week of October, we will
> pleased to meet you!
>
>
> [0] http://2015.gnome.asia/
> [1]
> https://iskandarsiska.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/introduce-foss-to-motherhood/
>
> PS. GNOME 3.18 Release Party will happens at 3rd October, 2015 2 PM till 5
> PM GMT +7 Maps of Crystal Lotus Hotel, Yogyakarta
> 
> --
> All the best,
>
> *Siska Iskandar*
> *WhatsApp : +62 8383 7177 191*
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Call for GNOME.Asia Summit 2016 Host Proposals

2015-08-02 Thread Emily Chen
Hi all,

The GNOME.Asia Committee is inviting interested parties to submit proposals
for hosting GNOME.Asia Summit during the 2nd quarter of 2016.

GNOME.Asia Summit is the annual GNOME Conference in Asia. The event focuses
primarily on the GNOME desktop, but also covers applications and the
development platform tools. It brings together the GNOME community in Asia
to provide a forum for users, developers, foundation leaders, governments
and businesses to discuss the present technology and future developments.

GNOME.Asia Summits have been held in Beijing, Ho-Chi-Minh City, Taipei,
Bangalore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing, Depok respectively over the last
eight years.

The Committees’s preference is to find a new location each year in order to
spread GNOME throughout Asia and we are looking for local organizers to
rise to the challenge of organizing an excellent GNOME event. The
GNOME.Asia committee will assist in the process, but there is a definitive
need for individuals to be actively involved and committed to the planning
and execution of the event.

You can learn more about GNOME.Asia Summit at our website:
http://www.gnome.asia http://2016.gnome.asia/

Interested parties are hereby invited to submit a formal proposal to the
GNOME Asia Committee.  The deadline for the proposals is September 11,
2015. Please email your proposal to gnome-asia-committee-listatgnomedot
org. We might invite you to present your proposal in more details over our
regular IRC meetings or send you additional questions and requests. Results
will be announced by the first week of October 2015.

The conference will require availability of facilities for 3-5 days,
including a weekend, during the 2nd quarter of 2016 (between March and
June).  Key points which each proposals should consider and which will be
taken into account when deciding among candidates, are:

   - Local community support for hosting the conference.
  - Venue details. Information about infrastructure and facilities to
  hold the conference should be provided.
  - Preliminary schedule with main program  different activities.
  - Information about how Internet connectivity will be managed.
  - Lodging choices ranging from affordable housing to nicer hotels,
  and information about distances between the venue and lodging options.
  - The availability of restaurants or the organization of catering
  on-site, cost of food/soft drinks/beer.
  - The availability and cost of travel from major Asian and European
  cities.
  - Local industries, universities and government support.

Please provide a reasonably detailed budget (sponsorship, expenses, etc).

   - Plans for local sponsorship’s

Please refer to the GNOME.Asia website http://wiki.gnome.org/GnomeAsia.
Please also check the GNOME.Asia Summit check list
https://wiki.gnome.org/GnomeAsia/SummitCheckList,howtos
https://wiki.gnome.org/GnomeAsia/HowToOrganizeGNOME.Asia%20Summit
and the winning
proposal
https://wiki.gnome.org/GnomeAsia/2012Summit/Bids?action=AttachFiledo=viewtarget=Proposal_of_HongKong_GNOME_Asia_Hackfest_2012_20120124.pdf
for
2012 when putting together a proposal.

You are welcome to contact gnome-asia-committee-list AT gnome org if you
have any questions.

Please help to spread the word and we are looking forward to hearing from
you soon!
GNOME.Asia Committee
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Re: [travel] Privacy of information sent to the Travel Committee (was: GNOME.Asia Summit 2015 Travel Subsidy application is Open)

2015-07-01 Thread Emily Chen
Hi all,

Thanks to Tobi and Richard to point out the privacy issue.  We will fix
this.

Travel committee will use GNOME wiki or OwnCloud to store all the privacy
receipt and document.

-Emily

2015-07-02 7:55 GMT+08:00 Richard Stallman r...@gnu.org:

 Another problem with Google Drive requires running a nonfree
 Javascript program.  If you do this privately, you affect only yourself,
 but I hope GNOME won't use Google Drive for dealings with the public.

 --
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 Skype: No way! See stallman.org/skype.html.

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Re: Change in my affiliation

2015-04-07 Thread Emily Chen
Congratulations! Tobi.

Emily

2015-04-06 0:46 GMT+08:00 Tobias Mueller mue...@cryptobitch.de:

 Hey folks.

 My affiliation has changed.
 I'm now with Huawei.

 Cheers,
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Re: Affiliation change

2015-04-07 Thread Emily Chen
Hi Kat,

Congratulations to your new job!

-Emily

2015-04-07 19:00 GMT+08:00 Ekaterina Gerasimova kittykat3...@gmail.com:

 Hi all,

 my affiliation is changing to Collabora Ltd. from today.

 Kat

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GNOME.Asia Summit 2015 Travel Subsidy application is Open

2015-04-01 Thread Emily Chen
The GNOME Foundation http://www.gnome.org/foundation/ provides travel
subsidy to individuals who want to attend GNOME.Asia Summit 2015 and need
financial assistance.

We are happy to announce the Travel Committee
https://live.gnome.org/Travel is ready to receive applications for
subsidy to attend GNOME.Asia Summit 2015. This year, GNOME.Asia Summit 2015
is being held in Universities of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia on May 7-9,
2015.

The instructions are detailed at https://wiki.gnome.org/Travel

Please read them carefully.

Deadline: *April 7*, 2015, 19:00 UTC.  You can start sending in your
applications now!

Some extra comments:

* Any information you send to the Travel Committee will be private.

* Asking for sponsorship *does not* guarantee you will get sponsored.

* A good application with good information will be processed fast.

* If you need help with accommodation, you should state in your application
that you need lodging, and leave the cost blank.

* Always choose the most economical option when possible.  People who need
travel sponsorship, should look for the best price (i.e. through a service
like kayak.com).  If the Travel Committee finds a cheaper price, that will
be the price considered during the evaluation.

* Preference would be given to speakers, Foundation members, GSOC students,
Women Outreach Program interns and active contributors.

* If your country needs a VISA invitation letter and you are a GNOME
contributor, please let the GNOME Travel committee know about it.

* If you are selected for the Google Summer of Code or the GNOME Outreach
Program for Women (as student or mentor) you should mention it in your
application.

* If your talk was selected for GNOME.Asia Summit 2015, you should mention
it in your application.

* The Travel committee should reply back about receiving your application
within 2-3 days. After that we would accumulate all the sponsorship
requests and process them together. So please do not panic (have any
butterflies in your stomach) if we take some time to reply on the status.
Affirmative/Negative you would surely get a response.

* No personal emails to committee members. Please keep travel-committee
Cc’ed on all your replies.

Feel free to ask questions on the travel-committee list. You can also find
us in the #travel channel at irc.gnome.org

http://irc.gnome.org/

Regards,

Emily Chen  Max Huang

On Behalf of GNOME Travel Committee
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Re: Question for candidates

2014-05-20 Thread Emily Chen
2014-05-21 3:08 GMT+00:00 Marina Zhurakhinskaya mari...@redhat.com:


 - Original Message -
  From: Richard Stallman r...@gnu.org
  To: Marina Zhurakhinskaya mari...@redhat.com
  Cc: emilychen...@gmail.com, foundation-list@gnome.org
  Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:25:22 AM
  Subject: Re: Question for candidates
 
  [[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider]]]
  [[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies, ]]]
  [[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]
 
  One possible idea would be to have joint events with KDE.  One joint
  event could cost less, in total, than two separate events.
 
  I don't know what practical obstacles there might be, but in principle
  I think it is ok.

 Hi Richard,

 As other people mentioned, we've had joint events with KDE, which
 logistically worked out well. However, GUADEC is a 200-300 person event,
 and our goal for it is to have GNOME community members meet each other and
 have a chance to interact and work face-to-face. This becomes more
 difficult in a group twice the size, where not everyone is a GNOME user or
 contributor. This is why it was decided to host GUADEC separately and to
 have dedicated freedesktop hackfests that contributors involved with common
 technologies can attend, despite the financial attractiveness to sponsors
 of a joint event.

 As you know, GNOME.Asia is co-located with FUDCon this year, and it would
 be interesting to know how that works out. GNOME.Asia has been much smaller
 than GUADEC in the past, and having many people attend it because of the
 co-location is definitely a positive outcome, so our interest in
 co-locating it might be different from co-locating GUADEC.



I second what Marina said about GNOME.Asia.

The goal of GNOME.Asia is to promote GNOME in Asian region. Most of the
audience are GNOME/Linux users, FOSS community people. only 20% are core
developers and leads from GNOME community. This is different from GUADEC.

Then co-host with other conference like FUDCon is working very well this
way, because our audience is the same, we have common speakers, local
organizers are already familiar with each other.

This year, in GNOME.Asia/ FUDCon 2014, we bring more speakers, attract more
audience, find more local sponsors, at the same time, we reduce the cost by
share with FUDCon.



Hope you enjoy your trip to Beijing and thank you for speaking at this
 joint event!


Yes, we are looking forward to RMS's speech this Sunday.

-Emily


 Marina

 
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  USA
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  Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call.
 
 

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Question for candidates

2014-05-19 Thread Emily Chen
Hi,

I would like to ask below questions to future board:

1. For GNOME big event, call for sponsor is really important, what is your
plan to call for more sponsors for conference like GUADEC and GNOME.Asia ?

2. What is the top 3 goals for GNOME Foundation in the next year, in your
opinion ?

3. How to raise and increase the fund for GNOME Foundation ?

4. How many hours you work in GNOME Board related work each week?

Thanks!

Emily Chen
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Re: Self introduction

2014-04-27 Thread Emily Chen
Welcome to join the GNOME Foundation, so impressive to see your activities
and your recent contribution in GNOME.

Looking forward to meet you in GNOME.Asia Summit in May.

-Emily


2014-04-27 17:57 GMT+08:00 Oliver Propst oliver.pro...@gmail.com:

 Hi, my name is Oliver Propst [1], I'm a new foundation member. I have
 contributed to the marketing efforts of GNOME (as part of the
 Engagement Team) since around 2010.

 Beside my GNOME contributions I'm also involved with the Mozilla
 community [2] and organizing the free software/society conference
 FSCONS [3] (which Karen keynoted last year).

 Other interests includes exercise, take pictures [4] and read comics [5].

 Professionally I work as a public school teacher, although this
 semester I'm attending a course at the University here in Gothenburg,
 Sweden where I live.

 I look forward to continue contribute to the Engagement Team efforts
 and collaborate with the rest of the GNOME community.

 1 https://twitter.com/Opropst
 2 https://reps.mozilla.org/u/oliver_propst/
 3 https://fscons.org/2013/
 4 http://500px.com/oliverpropst
 5 https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/18407066-oliver-propst



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Re: New challenge

2014-04-01 Thread Emily Chen
Hi Karen,

Thanks for your contribution and great work in GNOME, especially thanks for
your support on GNOME.Asia and OPW.

I really enjoy working with you in the past 3 years.

All the best for your future.

Thanks,
-Emily


2014-03-31 15:56 GMT+00:00 Karen Sandler ka...@gnome.org:

 Hi Foundation members,

 I've posted some news on my blog.

 Working as the GNOME Foundation Executive Director has been an incredible
 experience for me and GNOME has made some impressive progress in my time at
 the Foundation. I'm proud of where the GNOME community is and think it's
 time for me to hand the reins over to someone new.

 Today I am announcing my new position as the Software Freedom Conservancy
 Executive Director. As many of you know, I have been volunteering with
 Conservancy for some time, having co-founded it when I was at SFLC.  It is
 an important organization where I think I can make a difference, and GNOME
 is in good hands. The current board of directors continues to impress me
 with their commitment and varied skillset and I know they will continue to
 lead the organization well.

 There's a more detailed discussion of this change on my blog at gnomg.orgbut 
 of course, I have no intention of leaving GNOME.  I plan to announce my
 candidacy for the board when the call comes out, I'll stay on as pro bono
 counsel, and of course I'll continue volunteering in other ways. The
 Conservancy has also agreed to partner with GNOME, so that I can help to
 run the Outreach Program for Women with Marina.

 I'm excited for my new role and am glad I can continue to work with you in
 so many ways.

 karen



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Travel policy for GNOME.Asia Summit2014

2014-03-18 Thread Emily Chen
Hi all,

The GNOME Foundation http://www.gnome.org/foundation/ provides
travelsponsorships to individuals who want to attend
GNOME.Asia 2014 and need financial assistance.

We are happy to announce the Travel
Committeehttps://live.gnome.org/Travelis ready to receive
applications for sponsorships to attend
GNOME.Asia 2014. This year, GNOME.Asia summit 2014 will be held in
*Beijing* *China,
May 24-25, 2014 *in* Beihang http://ev.buaa.edu.cn/ University*.

 The instructions are detailed at http://live.gnome.org/Travel
Please read them carefully.

Deadline:* March 31st, 2014*, 19:00 UTC.  You can start sending in your
applications now!

Some extra comments:
* Any information you send to the Travel Committee will be private.

* Asking for sponsorship *does not* guarantee you will get sponsored.

* A good application with good information will be processed fast.

* If you need help with accommodation, you should state in your application
that you need lodging, and leave the cost blank.

* Always choose the most economical option when possible.  People who need
travel sponsorship, should look for the best price (i.e. through a service
like kayak.com).  If the Travel Committee finds a cheaper price, that will
be the price considered during the evaluation.

 * If your country needs a VISA invitation letter and you are a
GNOMEcontributor, please let the
GNOME Travel committee know about it.

* If you are selected for the Google Summer of Code or the GNOME Outreach
Program for Women (as student or mentor) you should mention it in your
application.

* If your talk was selected for GNOME.Asia 2014, you should mention it in
your application.

* Travel committee give preference to speakers, Foundation members, Gsoc
students, Women Outreach Program interns and actively contributors.

* The Travel committee should reply back about receiving your application
within 2-3 days. After that we would accumulate all the sponsorship
requests and process them together. So please do not panic (have any
butterflies in your stomach) if we take some time to reply on the status.
Affirmative/Negative you would surely get a response.

* No personal emails to committee members. Please keep travel-committee
Cc'ed on all your replies.

Feel free to ask questions on the travel-committee list. You can also find
us in the #travel channel at irc.gnome.org

Regards,
Emily Chen
 On Behalf of GNOME Travel Committee
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Re: New Foundation Members

2012-02-21 Thread Emily Chen
Hi Joone,

Congratulations to be the GNOME Foundation members.

GNOME.Asia always want to go to Korea, hope we will work with Korea local
community to make this happen in future.

-Emily

2012/2/21 Joone Hur joone@gmail.com

 On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 11:11 PM, Andrea Veri a...@gnome.org wrote:

 Hi,

 this is the first time we actually receive so many membership's
 applications in just two weeks and I'm glad to notice that
 the GNOME Foundation is increasing its value.

 But here we go with a list of the newly approved members:

  13. Joone Hur (WebKitGTK+ and WebKitClutter contributions, GNOME
Promoter in South Korea)


 Hello everyone,

 I will also use this announcement to introduce myself. My name is Joone
 Hur and I'm from Incheon, Korea.

 I’ve been contributing to WebKitGtk+ since 2010 and have worked for
 Collabora since 2011.
 Currently, I am working on Webkit-Clutter and focusing on Accelerated
 Compositing.

 The main reason why I decided to become a GNOME foundation member is to
 let GNOME folks know about the GNOME Korea community(http://gnome.or.kr).
 The GNOME Korea community started to translate for GNOME in 1998, and is
 mainly working on Korean translation(http://l10n.gnome.org/teams/ko/).
 Changwoo Ryu has led the Korean translation team since the early stages of
 GNOME. As a member of the GNOME Korea community, I organize a GNOME Tech
 Talks every month to introduce various GNOME technologies to Korean
 developers and am also in charge of maintaining the GNOME Korea blog (
 http://gnome-kr.blogspot.com/).

 I'm really grateful to become a new GNOME foundation member. In
 particular, I’d like to thank Xan and Gustavo(Kov) for helping me to become
 involved in WebKitGtk+ development. In the future, I will try to report on
 activities of the GNOME Korea community and my GNOME experiences through
 Planet GNOME.

 Thank you for approving my membership.

 Joone


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GNOME 2011 Q3 Quaterly Report

2011-12-20 Thread Emily Chen
Hi all,

The GNOME Foundation would like to present the 2011 Q3 report [1] to all.
This quarter was a time of change for GNOME's Board of Directors, with a new
Board of Directors taking charge of the foundation. Read more to hear all
of the fabulous work that was done on GNOME during July, August, September
2011!

Emily Chen
[1] 
http://foundation.gnome.org/reports/gnome-report-2011-Q3.htmlhttp://foundation.gnome.org/reports/gnome-report-2011-Q2.html
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GNOME Q2 2011 Quarterly Report

2011-10-05 Thread Emily Chen
Hi all,

The GNOME Foundation would like to present the 2011 Q2 report [1] to all. Q2
was an important quarter for GNOME -- the GNOME 3.0 released! Read more to
hear all of the fabulous work that was done on GNOME during April, May, June
2011!

Emily
[1] http://foundation.gnome.org/reports/gnome-report-2011-Q2.html
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Need enthusiastic writers for 2011 Q2 report

2011-07-20 Thread Emily Chen
Hi all,

We are looking for enthusiastic writers for below sections in our
Q2https://live.gnome.org/GnomeMarketing/QuarterlyReports/2011/Q2report:

 * Website -- ?
 * Events -- ?
 * Mobile -- ?

Feel free to email me if you are interested to contribute those three
sections.

Thanks,
Emily


-- Forwarded message --
From: Emily Chen emilychen...@gmail.com
Date: 2011/7/13
Subject: 2011 Q2 report


Hi all,

Thanks a lot for the great work on the Q1 report [1]. Now it is time for
every team to update your section in the Q2 (April - June) report at :
https://live.gnome.org/GnomeMarketing/QuarterlyReports/2011/Q2

We are looking for enthusiastic writers for below sections, fill your name
in if you interested in those sections:
 * Website -- ?
 * Events -- ?
 * Mobile -- ?

Since we want to finish Q2 report before Desktop Summit, all reports are due
by *July 28, 2011*.

Thanks,
Emily
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GNOME Q1 report published

2011-07-13 Thread Emily Chen
Hi all,

The GNOME Foundation would like to present the 2011 Q1 report [1] to all. Q1
is a good beginning for the GNOME Foundation in 2011. Read more to hear what
GNOME teams have accomplished in Q1 and what they are planning for 2011 Q2!

Emily

[1] http://foundation.gnome.org/reports/gnome-report-2011-Q1.html
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Re: Call for volunteers on GUADEC

2011-05-24 Thread Emily Chen
Hi all,

We have several people contact us to show their interests in building a
GUADEC organizing committee.

To build a core and stable committee, the most important things we need but
we don't have yet are:
1. Regular IRC meeting
2. Wiki page for GUADEC committee.
3. Road-map and planning schedule

We already have a page for GUADEC : http://live.gnome.org/GUADEC , but we
need to create a page for GUADEC committee. We can add below sections to
this page:
Introduction about GUADEC
Introduction about GUADEC committee
Committee members
What committee members are working on
Useful Documents
Meeting Minutes
Other...

I just update the wiki and create Committee members
wikihttp://live.gnome.org/GUADEC/CommitteeMembersto build a core
team from scratch.  We can add more members once they step
in and join us. It would be great if anyone of you can help on building this
wiki page for GUADEC committee.

We are calling for more volunteers and help now.

-Emily

2011/5/12 Emily Chen emilychen...@gmail.com

 Hi all,

 The GNOME Foundation has recently sent out a call for bids for hosting
 GUADEC 2012 
 [1]http://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2011-April/msg1.html.
 We are also calling for volunteers to help with organizing GUADEC.  You
 can help regardless of where you might be located.

 We would like to setup both a GUADEC event committee and also a local team
 of volunteers on the ground at the event location. It would be very much
 appreciated if people with experience hosting past GUADEC events could get
 involved and help make this event a success.

 Even if the local team changes every GUADEC, there would be value having a
 core and stable event committee to ensure good planning going forward for 
 GUADEC
 2012 and future GUADEC events.

 The GUADEC committee can help things on:

- Manage call for bids, including helping with review selection
- Build the website infrastructure including a registration system and
use it for every GUADEC
- Draft call for sponsorship, call for paper documents etc
- Share Sponsors' contact
- Have regular meetings (usually IRC) with the local team once the bid
is chosen
- Focus on continually improving the process, including post-event
reports.
- The event committee would help with international sponsorship
opportunities while the local team would likely focus more on local
sponsorship opportunities.
- Art design
- Other


 If you would like to help volunteer and organize GUADEC by being a part of
 a GNOME event committee, then please step us and let us know. We are open to
 any suggestions and discussion. We enourage you to use GUADEC-list [2] mail
 list and #guadec IRC channel at irc.us.gimp.org for more discussion.

 Thanks,
 Emily

 [1].
 http://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2011-April/msg1.html
 [2]. http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/guadec-list


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Re: Call for Summer of Code ideas

2011-03-21 Thread Emily Chen
Hi Vincent,

I click on below link, but see a message below:

*We have temporarily disabled the creation of new requests and invites in
preparation of the launch of the new UI for Melange later this week.*

*Requests made before this date can still be accepted and processed, but
will be deleted when the new UI is launched.*

*If you have questions about this, please ask in #melange on freenode, or
send an email to our mailing list at melange-...@googlegroups.com.*

So, we will wait for the new UI ?

BTW, I have already add my idea on the wiki.

-Emily

2011/3/19 Vincent Untz vu...@gnome.org

 Hi all,

 Good news: GNOME has been accepted as a mentoring organization for GSoC
 2011, woo :-)

 If you want to be a mentor, please apply with the following form:
  http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/mentor/request/google/gsoc2011/gnome

 Also, it's not too late to add ideas to the wiki page, see Christophe's
 mail below. I'm sure we can have many more GNOME 3-related ideas!

 Cheers,

 Vincent

 Le lundi 07 mars 2011, à 11:27 +0100, Christophe Fergeau a écrit :
  Hiya GNOME lovers!
 
  It's that time of the year again: Google's Summer of Code is
  approaching. We are in the midst of preparing it all [1] but we need
  your help by submitting great project ideas. Student proposals will
  start to roll in on March 28, but we'd like to make sure there are
  plenty of projects from them to choose from and have mentors ready to
  volunteer their time.
 
  So what should you do? Please visit [2] and enter your project ideas
  under the Other Ideas section.  A committee will be formed up
  later to triage the ideas prior to the opening of the proposal period.
 
  If you would like to volunteer your time to mentor but don't have a
  project idea, surf over and claim one.  Mentoring is an awesome way to
  get more involved with the community and introduce someone to it.
 
  If you would like to throw your hat in the ring for the triaging or
  selection committees and other GSoC related tasks, pop on over to
  #soc-admin, join the soc-mentors-list and let one of the
  administrators for the program know you want to be involved in making
  GNOME rock.
 
  This year's administrators are Vincent Untz, Ruben Vermeersch, Christophe
  Fergeau and Daniel Siegel.
 
  Cheers,
The GNOME Google Summer of Code Administrators
 
  [1] http://live.gnome.org/SummerOfCode2011
  [2] http://live.gnome.org/SummerOfCode2011/Ideas
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Re: GNOME Hires 2 Marketing Contractors

2011-02-28 Thread Emily Chen
Hi Allan and Sumana,

Welcome to GNOME community. Looking forward to work with you to promote
upcoming GNOME 3.0 release.

-Emily

2011/2/26 Paul Cutler pcut...@gnome.org

 The GNOME Foundation recently announced that we were looking for help
 with GNOME marketing activities and were looking to hire a contractor
 to fill the position.

 I'm pleased to announce that the GNOME Foundation has hired Allan Day
 and Sumana Harihareswara to fill this role.

 Allan and Sumana will be working with the GNOME community on a number
 of activities as the GNOME 3.0 launch approaches.  Allan and Sumana
 have both been active in the GNOME community and we are confident that
 working together and with the community we will be able to spread the
 news of GNOME's latest release far and wide.  The contract position
 runs through the end of April.

 Welcome Allan and Sumana!

 Paul Cutler
 President  Chairman - GNOME Foundation
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Final call for paper - - GNOME.Asia Summit 2011

2011-02-10 Thread Emily Chen
*Reminder, *

The call for paper for GNOME.Asia Summit 2011 deadline is *Feb 13rd. *

If you are planning to attend GNOME.Asia Summit 2011, please submit your
talk from here:
http://2011.gnome.asia/en/p/2011/submittalks/

Guideline is from here:
https://live.gnome.org/GnomeAsia/2011Summit/CallForPaper

Hope to see you in GNOME.Asia Summit 2011!

*Note*: The call for paper form is only for GNOME.Asia Summit 2011, for GNOME
3.0 Hackfest, please use
wikihttps://live.gnome.org/Hackfests/GNOME.Asia2011to register.

-Emily



2011/2/2 Pockey Lam pockey...@gnome.org

 Thanks for supporting the event :) Would you please fill your names at
 http://live.gnome.org/Hackfests/GNOME.Asia2011

 It would be nice if you could give a presentation during the conference on
 April 2nd to inspire local developers and students to know more and
 contribute to GNOME in different ways, we have a list of topics that would
 like to cover:
 http://live.gnome.org/GnomeAsia/2011Summit/ConferenceTopics

 Of course you can also suggest new topic, details of call for paper at
 http://live.gnome.org/GnomeAsia/CallForPaper, thanks a lot!

 Pockey


 On 01/24/2011 09:30 PM, Allan Day wrote:

 Vincent Untz wrote:

 Le vendredi 21 janvier 2011, à 23:41 +0800, Frederic Muller a écrit :

 So Hackfest registration is happening here:
 http://live.gnome.org/Hackfests/GNOME.Asia2011 , call for papers for
 the conference is here http://live.gnome.org/GnomeAsia/CallForPaper
 and conference registration will be opening soon.

 What's the plan on the marketing team side? Do we have people who can
 go? I didn't see any replies on marketing-list to the previous mails,
 unless I missed something.

 Yes, I think I can go; and I think it would be good to have a marketing
 gettogether around that time.

 Best,

 Allan


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Re: How to open Gnome Malaysia Usergroup

2011-01-20 Thread Emily Chen
I am ccing: gugmasters-l...@gnome.org which is a list for GNOME User Groups
organizers worldwide. They will have some useful experience of how to build
GNOME Users Group. We can discuss more in this mail list.

Cheers,
-Emily
2011/1/20 Brian Cameron brian.came...@oracle.com


 Also, look here:

   http://live.gnome.org/UserGroups

 There is even a FAQ.

 Brian



 On 01/19/11 10:18 PM, Frederic Muller wrote:

 Dear Mohd Fazli Azran,

 I think you already have a lot of good suggestions and pointers to start
 your new project. I'll recommend an excellent howto on running GNU/Linux
 User Groups which can be applied to GNOME User Groups right here:
 http://tldp.org/HOWTO/User-Group-HOWTO.html

 You have about 15+ years of people experience in one single document
 about what and what not to do to make your group successful. you just
 need to apply some of the topics to be GNOME specific but overall a
 great start for your group.

 See you soon either online or live!

 Fred

 On 01/20/2011 11:25 AM, Pockey Lam wrote:

 Dear Mohd,

 It's nice to see you so passionate about FOSS and GNOME!

 You can find a lot of useful information about how to start and run a
 local GNOME community at http://live.gnome.org/UserGroups

 As Brian mentioned, gugmasters and GNOME.Asia groups [1] are the right
 places for you to contact.

 As a core member of GNOME.Asia [2] , our aim is to grow the GNOME
 community in Asia. We have members from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India,
 Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, etc. it would be nice if we
 can have representatives from Malyasia as well! We have been also
 helping local communities to start and grow their GNOME communities, we
 can definitely put you in touch with other Asian Gugs (GNOME User
 Groups), please do subscribe to the two mailing lists [1] and we can
 talk more over there!

 [1] http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-asia-list
 [1] http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gugmasters-list
 [2] http://live.gnome.org/GnomeAsia
 [2] http://gnome.asia

 One more thing! As the next major release, GNOME 3.0 is coming in early
 April, we highly encourage local communities to celebrate this big
 release, more information can be found at
 http://live.gnome.org/ThreePointZero/LaunchParty. By hosting activities,
 it can definitely help to boost GNOME awareness and users locally as
 well.

 There are indeed too much information to give regarding this topic and
 we are all excited to see you joining us!

 Cheers,
 Pockey

 On 01/20/2011 04:14 AM, Brian Cameron wrote:


 Mohd:

 Thank you for expressing an interest in setting up a GNOME Users Group.

 Note that The GNOME Foundation has official User's Groups sign the
 Trademark Agreement for Users Groups which you can find here:

 http://live.gnome.org/Trademark

 So, the first step would be to send bo...@gnome.org a signed copy of
 the form if you find it agreeable.

 Also the gugmasters mailing list is for people interested in GNOME
 User's Groups, so it would be a good forum to join and discuss further.
 Information about the list, including subscription information, is
 here:

 http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gugmasters-list
 http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gugmasters-list/

 There is also a mailing list for GNOME users in Malaysia:

 http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-my-list

 Also, you might find the asia-summit-list to be a useful resource for
 general Asian GNOME topics:

 http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/asia-summit-list

 Brian


  I`m representative form Open Source Developer Club Malaysia
 (OSDCMY). We
 are the local community in Malaysia that promote and market OSS to
 Malaysia people. We now to ready to lead the OSS community in
 Malaysia s
 now we start many project for OSS any link with may OSS community in
 Malaysia like Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, FreeBSD, Joomla, Drupal and
 etc.

 But in Malaysia i can see we not have any GNOME community. So think we
 better start one and we can start 1st translation project. OSDC.My
 already manage the biggest open source conference almost 2 years
 already
 we call it Malaysia Open Source Conference (MOSC http://conf.oss.my
 ).
 We now are prepare to do our 3rd MOSC2011 for this years. Yeah need a
 lot of work to do now. But at least we can make people interest about
 OSS and perhaps we can be one of the contributor to the OSS community
 around the world. If we not start now others will not start. I`m also
 involve other OSS ambassador like Fedora, openSUSE  PCBSD and OWASP.
 Hope GNOME ca help us how to start GNOME Malaysia. Thanks

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 From time to time confidential and 

Expense Report of Beijing GNOME Users Group in 2010

2010-12-23 Thread Emily Chen
Hi all,

This is the yearly expense report of Beijing GNOME Users Group in 2010.

Beijing GNOME Users Group is growing year by year. We organized monthly
meeting and other big events like SFD event. We got good support from local
companies like SC2C, Oracle China, Intel Beijing, and Google China etc. They
sponsored the venue, food and drinks,  gifts for our meetings.

Attach is the expense report for Beijing GNOME Users Group in the year 2010.
See more details from the attachment.
Generally:

Balance from last year: 5,894.61 CNY ( 885.07 USD)
Incoming : 635 CNY (95.37 USD )
Expense : 2,239 CNY (336.26 USD )

The balance: 5,894.61 +  635 - 2,239 =  4,290.61 CNY. (About 644.24 USD )

We plan to use this budget to building Beijing GNOME Users Group in the
next  years, like organize events, maintain the domain name, pay for the
venue or food for future events when needed.

Thanks,
Emily


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Re: COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 Travel assistance applications

2010-06-21 Thread Emily Chen
The GNOME Foundation provides travel sponsorships to individuals who want to
attend GNOME.Asia 2010 and need financial assistance.

We are happy to announce the Travel Committee is ready to receive
applications for sponsorships to attend to GNOME.Asia 2010. This year,
GNOME.Asia is jointly held with COSCUP
http://coscup.org/2010/en(Conference for Open Source Coders, Users
and Promoters) in Taipei, Taiwan
on August 14 and 15, 2010.

The instructions are detailed at http://live.gnome.org/Travel. Please read
them carefully.

*Deadline*: *June 25 2010 14:00 UTC.* You can start sending your
applications now!
See more detail from : http://www.gnome.asia/en/p/travel/

Regards,
Emily

2010/5/28 Emily Chen emilychen...@gmail.com


 COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 Call For Papers
 The joint conference of COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 is calling for papers now.
 COSCUP is the largest open source conference in Taiwan, and GNOME.Asia
 Summit is Asia’s GNOME user and developer conference, spreading the
 knowledge of GNOME across Asia. The joint conference will be held in Taipei
 on August 14 and 15. With a tagline of *Open Web and Mobile Technologies*,
 it emphasizes the exciting development in these two areas as well as the
 GNOME desktop environment, and leverages the world-leading hardware industry
 in Taiwan.

 Call for Paper

 Let’s Submit a Talk! http://bit.ly/coscup2010paper
 Important Information

- The deadlines:
   - Submission: June 25th, 2010
   - Notification of Acceptance: July 4th, 2010
- Conference:
   - Conference Date: August 14th-15th, 2010
   - Venue: International Conference Hall, Humanities and Social
   Sciences Building, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

 Main Topics

 Possible topics *include*, but *not limited* to

1.

*HTML 5 and the Web Technologies*
Topics around web technologies including demonstrations, tips and
applications etc. It would be best if it was related to HTML 5 and 
 front-end
technologies but is not a requirement.
2.

*OSS  Hardware*
Hack your devices using open source software! The term “devices”
include embedded systems, home electronics, set-top boxes, wireless base
stations, e-book readers, automotive electronics, mobile phones, and
PDA/MIDs etc.
3.

*OSS Business, legally*
FLOSS legal issues which include standard processes on open source
commercial usage, open source business model research, and reverse
engineering for GPL compliance check.
4.

*Free-Culture Communities*
Issues on organizing and managing communities. Not necessary a “talk,”
you can prepare a workshop, activity or anything fun to explain.
5.

*User Experience in OSS*
Anything related to open source software and user experience; case
studies are extremely welcome.
6.

*Open Source  Digital Art*
Authoring/editing tools for digital art, live show with open source
software like GIMP or PureData, or show cases on art activities with “Open”
in mind.
7.

*Art of Coding*
Philosophies and methodologies on programming, open source development
tools, open source frameworks, and so on.
8.

*Localization  Internationalization*

  Translation, Input Method, Dictionary, anything related to L10n
 and I18n is welcome

1.

*The latest GNOME 3.0*

  The three big things about GNOME 3 are user experience,
 accessibility, and apps. The most coolest apps on GNOME 3.0 etc.

1.

*GNOME library and application development*

  Development involves many different projects, on the GNOME Desktop
 Environment and the GNOME applications.

1.

*Desktop deployments and customization*


Deploy and customize GNOME desktop in your country


1.

*Mobile platforms and thin clients*

  GNOME desktop on mobile platform, like on phone, thin clients like
 Sun Ray

1.

*GNOME Communities*

  Organize local Users Group, spreading the knowledge of GNOME and
 building a vibrant, thriving community around GNOME

1.

*GNOME Accessibility*

   Accessibility enables people with disabilities to participate in
 activities such as work and the use of services, products, and information.

1.

*Testing*
Automation testing framework, test cases developement, bug management
and all kings of topic related to QA.
2.

*Other topics*
Any open source related topic which not listed above is still welcome.
Your participation can help us make the conference better, and that’s how
Open Source communities work!
3.

*Lightning talks*
A five-mintues presentation to demonstrate your work or promote an
interesting topic. Reservation and on-site application are both accepted.


 The sessions at the COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 will be scheduled for two
 time blocks:

 A: 45mins talk + 15 mins QA

 B: 25mins talk + 5 mins QA


 Please take into consideration any time you

Re: Question for the candidates : money !

2010-06-05 Thread Emily Chen
Hi Lionel,

Brian has already given a good answer about fundraising. I would like to
offer some ideas from my point of view.

1. We could sell GNOME merchandise on GNOME stores/websites in different
countries around the world. For example we can host a GNOME store in China
using Taobao[1], the largest shopping website in China. Mozilla launched its
Mozilla store on Taobao last month[2].  The profits form this would be
transferred back to the GNOME Foundation for use as sponsorship money for
events in China or elsewhere.


2. We can encourage more local companies to join the GNOME Foundation
Advistory board, especially Asian countries.  I personally know many local
companies using various GNOME technologies. They have not joined or
contributed because of various reasons including language barriers and
simply not knowing how to contribute at all.


3. Continual promotion of the Friends of GNOME program, especially to our
regular users.  We can do this through local user groups and local
communities. We should translate our promotional materials for Friends of
GNOME to to allow increased exposure to non English speakers. People will be
proud of their personal donations to the GNOME Foundation; they simply are
not aware of the  Friends of GNOME program.

[1]www.taobao.com
[2]http://firefox001.taobao.com/

Thanks,
Emily

2010/6/2 Brian Cameron brian.came...@oracle.com


 Lionel:


  I've a question about GNOME business model and sustanability. As we have
 seen with the fundrising to hire a sysadmin, money is often a blocking
 point. The current business model seems to be donations.


 Actually, The GNOME Foundation acquires money from several sources:

 - Advisory Board fees
 - Sponsorship for particular events or programs
 - Profit from events (such as GUADEC)
 - Donations (such as Friends of GNOME and the upcoming mobile donations
  program being discussed on the marketing list)

 The GNOME Foundation has invested a fair amount of effort in the Friends
 of GNOME program to increase donations and with good success.  However,
 donations are a small overall percentage of revenue.

 Also note that The GNOME Foundation is a charity.  So, we do need to
 ensure that money that we receive is used in ways that are aligned with
 The GNOME Foundation charter.  This does restrict how The GNOME
 Foundation can raise and spend money to a degree.


  Do you think that donations are good ? Good enough ?


 With more money, the GNOME Foundation can do more exciting things, so
 the GNOME Foundation is always looking at ways to improve how money is
 raised.

 In the past year, the GNOME Foundation doubled the advisory board fees
 and this was a significant step making the organization more profitable.


  Do you plan to work on this business model ? Do you have any proposals ?


 There is a lot of work going on to improve how the GNOME Foundation
 raises money:

 - Statistics show that most money received via Friends of GNOME comes
  from GNOME users, not people in the GNOME development community.
  The GNOME Foundation is planning to start a campaign to more
  effectively reach out to users to make them aware of the Friends
  of GNOME program, and consider donating.

 - The board is currently working to develop a program to allow
  companies and organizations to donate money.  This program would
  be directed at organizations that are not currently advisory board
  members.  This could be something like a Friends of GNOME program
  for organizations instead of individuals.  This could, for example,
  provide a link exchange, advertising, mention as a sponsor of an
  event, or other forms of recognition as an incentive to donate money.

 - By making events more profitable.  We are constantly working with
  event organizers to encourage them to find ways to make events
  more profitable, or at least sustainable.

 - Typically sponsorship money that the GNOME Foundation receives is in
  exchange for some service, such as by organizing a hackfest to get
  work done in an area that benefits (directly or indirectly) those
  organizations interested in providing sponsorship.

  With GNOME 3 approaching, the GNOME Foundation has been working hard
  to organize a rich set of hackfests to focus on work that needs to
  get done for GNOME 3 to be successful.  The GNOME Foundation needs to
  continue working hard in this area.

  However, more can be done.  For example, the GNOME Foundation received
  some sponsorship money last year to upgrade bugzilla.  The GNOME
  Foundation needs to continue to find ways to provide services that
  will continue to bring in sponsorship money.

 - Currently the GNOME Foundation is organizing a Women's Outreach
  Program.  Getting more involved with organizing humanitarian events
  like this could open the doors to finding new sponsors with an
  interest in promoting humanitarian causes.

 - Grants are another possible source of revenue.  We have done some
  considerable work preparing ourselves to 

Re: question for candidates

2010-06-05 Thread Emily Chen
Hi Richard,

GNOME is Free Software. We should spread the message and educate people
about free software many ways. For example the upcoming GNOME.Asia Summit
2010.  We will have free software talks in the GNOME tracks. This is an
excellent opportunity to educate the local participants whom are just
entering the community,  about the benefits of free software.

-Emily

2010/6/2 Richard Stallman r...@gnu.org

 Here is a question for the candidates.

 To advance to the goal of freedom for software users, we need to
 develop good free software, and we need to teach people to value and
 demand the freedom that free software offers them.  We need to advance
 at the practical level and at the philosophical level.

 GNOME is good free software, and thus contributes at the practical
 level.  How will candidates use the user community's awareness of
 GNOME to contribute to educating the communityn about freedom?
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Re: A few questions for the candidates

2010-06-04 Thread Emily Chen
Vincent,

Those are very good questions. See my reply in lines.

2010/6/2 Vincent Untz vu...@gnome.org

 Hi,

 I originally wanted to have some questions included in the list of
 questions sent by the membership committee, but I feel like waiting for
 Friday while the voting period is already opened is waiting a long time
 and I'm not being patient here :-)

 I apologize because some of those questions are most likely a bit easier
 to answer for people who are already on the board...

 1) I've read with interest the mails from the candidates announcing
   they're running, and most (if not all -- I didn't double-check)
   include some motivations with examples of what they'd be interested
   in working on.
   Why are those tasks/ideas things you cannot work on while not being
   on the board?



 I will continue doing what I am doing now to contribute to GNOME, continue
grow the GNOME in Asian countries and local Beijing GNOME Users Group, even
I am not in the board.

Join the board means more responsibility and higher view of how to run the
GNOME Foundation. Spread the latest news to my areas as well as provide
feedback to board at the first time.


 2) What are your non-usual (ie, not code, not translations, not
   documentation, etc.) contributions as a GNOME Foundation member?
   (organizing events, pushing people to do things, finding sponsors,
   etc. are all possible answers)


- Bring the GNOME to Asia. Start to build GNOME.Asia Summit, from Beijing to
HoChiMinh, this year go to Taiwan.

- Build local GNOME community, like Beijing GNOME Users Group.

- Encourage students to work on GNOME projects under Gsoc

- Find sponsors for GNOME.Asia


 3) What is your opinion on the co-location of Akademy and GUADEC in
   2011? And if you think it was not the best choice, will you still be
   able to help it happen?


From the event organizing perspective, that's good to share the sponsors and
cost, get all the people with the same interests together.
Form the project and platform's perspective,  that's helpful for both KDE
and GNOME's future road map.


 4) How much free time per week do you think you will be able to allocate
   for the board? (I'm very well aware that this could be 0 for some
   weeks, and 100% of your time for other weeks; I'm just asking in
   general)


I can work 20% of the working hour with my manager's support. Also, I can
use my spare time if needed.

Currently, I work 10 hours on GNOME.Asia and Beijing GNOME Users Group each
week.  I can expect that I will spend more time if was able to join the
board.


 5) Are you okay giving up some of your current GNOME
   responsabilities/activities to join the board? (give up a maintainer
   hat, or hack less, or participate less in a specific team) Or do you
   think it won't be necessary and why?
   (I know it's a bit related to the previous question :-))


 I don't know if I will give up some responsibilities, but I am sure I will
give up some of my spare time.


 6) Will you be interested in being treasurer, president or secretary if
   elected? If yes, which role and why?


I am OK with any role which is needed.



 7) What do you think of the current GNOME Foundation budget? Had you
   read it at least once before reading this mail?
   (it's okay if you didn't look at it before, btw)


Yes,  I read it several times. I think It is very transparent and well
documented. I like the way to run the Foundation.


 8) What do you think our next fundraising campaign should be about?
   (I'd love to not read 11 times the same answer, thanks :-))


I am thinking about GNOME store. I am planning to bring GNOME store in
Asian countries. We can start from China, put GNOME store on line and on the
third party online shopping website like Taobao, ebay etc.

I am currently still thinking about the detail of implement this idea.


 9) Will you be at GUADEC this year? (there's a board meeting and an
   advisory board meeting there)


Yes, I plan to go GUADEC.  Plus I have submit a talk in GUADEC.


 10) Make or break question: what's your favorite french expression?


 Ha, I need Google translate's help to answer this question:
Bonjour

Thanks,
Emily


 Thanks,

 Vincent

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Re: COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 Call For Papers

2010-05-31 Thread Emily Chen
Hi Tomeu,

That's a good suggest. We will add a new topic as you sugest in the website
later:

Education  School Software
-Demostrate, develop and promote GNOME educational software for children.

Thanks,
Emily


 Hmm, no specific topic about education? I think it is a very important
 subject for GNOME and free software in general, and a specially
 relevant opportunity in developing countries.

 Companies whose business models are incompatible with free software
 know that and are making efforts so children come out from school only
 knowing about proprietary software, maybe something should be done
 about it?

 Regards,

 Tomeu


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COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 Call For Papers

2010-05-28 Thread Emily Chen
COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 Call For Papers
The joint conference of COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 is calling for papers now.
COSCUP is the largest open source conference in Taiwan, and GNOME.Asia
Summit is Asia’s GNOME user and developer conference, spreading the
knowledge of GNOME across Asia. The joint conference will be held in Taipei
on August 14 and 15. With a tagline of *Open Web and Mobile Technologies*,
it emphasizes the exciting development in these two areas as well as the
GNOME desktop environment, and leverages the world-leading hardware industry
in Taiwan.

Call for Paper

Let’s Submit a Talk! http://bit.ly/coscup2010paper
Important Information

   - The deadlines:
  - Submission: June 25th, 2010
  - Notification of Acceptance: July 4th, 2010
   - Conference:
  - Conference Date: August 14th-15th, 2010
  - Venue: International Conference Hall, Humanities and Social Sciences
  Building, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Main Topics

Possible topics *include*, but *not limited* to

   1.

   *HTML 5 and the Web Technologies*
   Topics around web technologies including demonstrations, tips and
   applications etc. It would be best if it was related to HTML 5 and front-end
   technologies but is not a requirement.
   2.

   *OSS  Hardware*
   Hack your devices using open source software! The term “devices” include
   embedded systems, home electronics, set-top boxes, wireless base stations,
   e-book readers, automotive electronics, mobile phones, and PDA/MIDs etc.
   3.

   *OSS Business, legally*
   FLOSS legal issues which include standard processes on open source
   commercial usage, open source business model research, and reverse
   engineering for GPL compliance check.
   4.

   *Free-Culture Communities*
   Issues on organizing and managing communities. Not necessary a “talk,”
   you can prepare a workshop, activity or anything fun to explain.
   5.

   *User Experience in OSS*
   Anything related to open source software and user experience; case
   studies are extremely welcome.
   6.

   *Open Source  Digital Art*
   Authoring/editing tools for digital art, live show with open source
   software like GIMP or PureData, or show cases on art activities with “Open”
   in mind.
   7.

   *Art of Coding*
   Philosophies and methodologies on programming, open source development
   tools, open source frameworks, and so on.
   8.

   *Localization  Internationalization*

 Translation, Input Method, Dictionary, anything related to L10n and
I18n is welcome

   1.

   *The latest GNOME 3.0*

 The three big things about GNOME 3 are user experience,
accessibility, and apps. The most coolest apps on GNOME 3.0 etc.

   1.

   *GNOME library and application development*

 Development involves many different projects, on the GNOME Desktop
Environment and the GNOME applications.

   1.

   *Desktop deployments and customization*


   Deploy and customize GNOME desktop in your country


   1.

   *Mobile platforms and thin clients*

 GNOME desktop on mobile platform, like on phone, thin clients like
Sun Ray

   1.

   *GNOME Communities*

 Organize local Users Group, spreading the knowledge of GNOME and
building a vibrant, thriving community around GNOME

   1.

   *GNOME Accessibility*

  Accessibility enables people with disabilities to participate in
activities such as work and the use of services, products, and information.

   1.

   *Testing*
   Automation testing framework, test cases developement, bug management and
   all kings of topic related to QA.
   2.

   *Other topics*
   Any open source related topic which not listed above is still welcome.
   Your participation can help us make the conference better, and that’s how
   Open Source communities work!
   3.

   *Lightning talks*
   A five-mintues presentation to demonstrate your work or promote an
   interesting topic. Reservation and on-site application are both accepted.


The sessions at the COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 will be scheduled for two time
blocks:

A: 45mins talk + 15 mins QA

B: 25mins talk + 5 mins QA


Please take into consideration any time you will need for preparation. The
session could be a technical talk, panel discussion, or BOF.


If you’d like to share your knowledge, experience, or opinion at COSCUP
2010, please fill in the form at
http://bit.ly/coscup2010paperhttps://registrano.com/events/coscup2010papersubmission/registrations/newbefore
*June 25th, 2010*. The program committee will contact you before July 4th,
2010 to inform you whether your submission has been accepted or not.

All interested contributors are highly encouraged to send in their talks.
 Please help us to spread the invitation to other potential participants.
Even you do not plan to be a speaker, please consider joining COSCUP /
GNOME.Asia 2010. This is going to be a great event!

Sincerely,

GNOME.Asia
Organization Team
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Candidacy: Emily Chen

2010-05-23 Thread Emily Chen
Name:   Yang Emily Chen
Email:emilychen...@gmail.com
Nick:  emily
Blog:  http://blogs.sun.com/emily/
Affiliation:   Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Will become Oracle soon after LEC in
China)


Summary

Hi, this Emily Chen. I participated in GNOME since 2006. Now I am continue
working in GNOME community because I believe in GNOME. I worked on LDTP
project in 2006, then participated in Google Summer of Code 2006 and 2007 on
GNOME LDTP projects as mentor. In 2008, I started the GNOME.Asia and
organized the GNOME.Asia Summit 2008 in China and GNOME.Asia Summit 2009 in
Vietnam. Now I am working on the GNOME.Asia 2010, which will be host in
Taiwan in August. Also, I start the Beijing GNOME Users Group in Beijing
since 2008 Nov. Now Beijing GNOME Users Group is one of the most active
organization in Beijing. I want to make GNOME grow in Beijing, China, and
Asia, it is meaningful to promote GNOME to more people, especially in Asia,
because I see many opportunity and good community here in Asian.

Who?

 * I am affiliated with Sun Microsystems China, where I work as a Quality
Engineer on the OpenSolaris Desktop team
 * I worked on Mozilla projects and lots of GNOME projects on Solaris as QE
 * I am the founder and president of Beijing GNOME Users Group, our monthly
meeting is supported by many companies, like (Intel, Novell, Sun, Google,
CS2C, etc). Those company provide venue, gifts and food for our monthly
meeting. We also work closely with other communities like: Beijing Linux
Users Group, Open Party, Ubuntu Community, Beijing OpenSolaris Users Group,
Unix-Center etc.
 * I have attended GUADEC 2007 in UK and GUADEC 2008 in Istanbul
 * I organized GNOME.Asia Summit 2008 and 2009, now preparing the 2010.
 * I live in Beijing China

Why?

I have passion in GNOME. I inspired by the people in GNOME, they are smart,
creative and enthusiastic. I belive GNOME is a good desktop solution for
people all over the world.

If I was selected in the GNOME board, I plan to :
* Encourage more Asian students to participated in GNOME projects. A good
platform is GNOME under Google Summer of Code.
* Encourage more people from Asian to join GNOME Foundation, there many many
talent and skillful students and engineers in China, but they are not so
connected with GNOME, may due to the language barriers and culture
difference.
* Continue work on GNOME.Asia and Beijing GNOME Users Group. They are good
platform and we should continue to make it grow.
* I want to became the bridge of GNOME Foundation and Asian GNOME community,
spread the latest news to Asian, and bring feedback to Foundation.
* I want to share my limited experiences on organizing community events

Finally, my personal reason, I want to learn from senior people in GNOME
community. There are lots of skill I still need to learn.


Thank you for considering me.
Emily
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Call for invitations to be the host of GNOME.Asia Summit 2010

2010-01-18 Thread Emily Chen
Dear GNOME friends,

We are call for the host of GNOME.Asia Summit 2010 now !

GNOME.Asia Summit is the yearly GNOME Users and Developers Asian Conference.
The event focuses primarily on the GNOME desktop, and also covers
applications and the development platform tools. It brings together the
GNOME community in Asia to provide a forum for users, developers, foundation
leaders, governments and businesses to discuss both the present technology
and future developments.

GNOME.Asia Summit was held in Beijing, China during 2008 and in Ho-Chi-Minh
City, Vietnam during 2009. We would like to continue finding new national
locations as we spread GNOME throughout Asia, and we are looking for local
organizers to rise to the challenge of organizing an excellent GNOME event.
The GNOME.Asia committee will assist in the process, but there is a
definitive need for individuals to be actively involved and committed to the
planning and delivery of the event.

You can learn more about GNOME.Asia Summit at our official website:
http://gnome.asia

The following two links are “must read items” for organizing the GNOME.Asia
Summit:
 How to:
 http://live.gnome.org/How%20to%20Organize%20GNOME.Asia%20Summit
 Check list:
 http://live.gnome.org/Check%20list%20for%20GNOME.Asia%20Summit

If you are interested in hosting the summit please submit a formal *proposal
* to the GNOME.Asia Committee at *asia-summit-list [at] gnome.org*. The
deadline for proposals is *31st March 2010*. You are encouraged to ask
questions before writing the formal proposal.

GNOME.Asia is much like a few trees just planted and we want to grow a
forest in Asia. We are looking for local organizers in any Asian country
with the desire to take on and succeed in the challenges of organizing an
excellent GNOME event. We know that you will need all the time you can get
to prepare a proposal but we hope we have inspired you to get started.

We are looking forward to hear from you on or before *31st March 2010*.

Sincerely,
GNOME.Asia Summit committee
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Expenses Report of Beijing GNOME Users Group from 2008 - 2009

2010-01-05 Thread Emily Chen
Hi all,

This is the yearly expense report of Beijing GNOME Users Group in 2008 and
2009.

Bejing GNOME Users Group is growing dramatically this year in Beijing, we
had organized 14 meetings so far. At the beginning, we host it in a bar and
need to pay the venue, but later, lots of company is willing to sponsor our
regular meeting, like Intel China,  Novel Beijing, Sun China, SC2C, and
Google China. They sponsored the venue, food and drinks, T-shirts, gifts for
our meetings. We also organized several joint meetings with Beijing LUG,
Beijing OpenSolaris Users Group and Beijing Google technology users group.

Attach is the expense report for Beijing GNOME Users Group in the year 2008
to 2009. See more details from the attachment.
Generally:
Incoming : 10,855.97 CNY
Expense : 4961.36 CNY

The balance: 10,855.97 - 4961.36 = 5894.61 CNY. (About USD $725.35)

We plan to use this budget to building Beijing GNOME Users Group in
following years, like maintain the domain name and server, pay for the venue
or food for future events when needed.

Thanks,
Emily


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The Final Logo for GNOME Asia Summit

2007-12-13 Thread Emily chen
Hi all,

Thanks for everyone's support, we finally got 307 votes on the logos of 
GNOME Asia Summit. The winner is : Bamboo + GNOME logo carved on rounded 
Asia stamp. Please click below link to get more detail information:
http://www.gnome-cn.org/gnome-asia-summit/logo-voting-result/

This logo is meaningful :
1. The color green means grow and looks spunky. Green is our way to go;
2. It has Asia feature. Bamboo means successively and hand over hand in 
Asia;
3. It is suitable to print in T-shirt and brochure.

Congratulations to the designer Diki, you will get free register to 
GNOME Asia Summit 2008!
We also appreciate Behnam's support and design, your logos are really 
artistic designs.

Thanks,
Emily

Notes: The logo need some minor modifications based on the brand 
guidelines. http://live.gnome.org/BrandGuidelines . Thanks for Jeff and 
Duffy's suggestions.

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Vote the logo for GNOME Asia Summit -- Deadline is 9th Dec, 2007

2007-12-05 Thread Emily Chen
Hi all,

Please vote your favorite logo for GNOME Asia Summit from here :

http://www.gnome-cn.org/gnome-asia-submit/gas-logo-vote/

Thanks for Yang Hong's great help on build this vote system!

We will announce the final logo on Monday, the winner will get free 
registration to GNOME Asia Summit, Beijing 2008.

Thanks,
-Emily
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Call for logo -- GNOME Asia Summit

2007-11-27 Thread Emily chen




A LOGO FOR GNOME ASIA SUMMIT 
All ideas and propositions are welcome. We suggest the following
basic principles : 

  Asia specific feature
  
  the logo related to GNOME or 
  
  simple 
  

Send your logo and interpretation to : [EMAIL PROTECTED] . 

This logo will not only be used in GNOME Asia Summit - Beijing 2008,
but also be used in the following GNOME Asia Summits. It is a great
honor if your logo get accepted in GNOME Asia Summit. 

-Emily 


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