Re: Minutes of the ED search meeting of February, 11th, 2015

2015-02-13 Thread Stormy Peters
I would recommend against just taking volunteers and instead pick people that you know are good hiring managers or who add a specific view point. (I recruited the hiring committee referred to in that blog post.) Stormy On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 7:55 AM, Andrea Veri a...@gnome.org wrote: = ED

Re: Minutes of the Board Meeting of January, 23th, 2015

2015-02-03 Thread Stormy Peters
to reach Stormy Peters * Comment from Stormy: There is a press mailing list to deal with press inquiries. And if they are looking for me, they should be able to find me but you are welcome to point them my way. * ACTION: maybe Rosanna can check with the caller to see what he wants and see if we

Re: Agenda for board meeting on January 23rd

2015-01-23 Thread Stormy Peters
On Jan 22, 2015 10:18 PM, Jeff Fortin Tam nekoh...@gmail.com wrote: Hello Foundation members! The board will be having its regular meeting this Friday at 17h UTC. Here's an overview of the proposed agenda/topics for this meeting: * Adboard meeting at FOSDEM 2015 * Next steps

Re: Agenda for board meeting on July 1sd

2014-07-01 Thread Stormy Peters
On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 5:32 AM, Sindhu S sind...@live.in wrote: On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 4:36 PM, Andreas Nilsson li...@andreasn.se wrote: Yes, the visa reimbursement for the West Coast Hackfest was issued, as the majority of the board (but not all) voted in favour of this. The board

Re: Agenda for board meeting on July 1sd

2014-07-01 Thread Stormy Peters
On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 7:25 AM, Sindhu S sind...@live.in wrote: On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 6:46 PM, Stormy Peters stormy.pet...@gmail.com wrote: The board is not bending the rules. The board sets the rules. They can decide whether to decide on each visa reimbursement individually or to set

Re: Board of Directors Elections 2014 - Candidacy - Emily Gonyer

2014-05-21 Thread Stormy Peters
On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 5:15 AM, Emily Gonyer emilyyr...@gmail.com wrote: Of course people should be able to be paid to work on free software. That's great. But when one or two large companies pay the majority of developers, it becomes hard to argue that it is still a 'community led' project,

Re: Current state of Foundation finances

2014-04-13 Thread Stormy Peters
Is the budget and the current state of financials (account balances, invoices due, money expected) public? If not, can we get at least a summary? Are we paying our employee during this freeze? Is it expected that we would be able to employ an executive director if we want to? Thanks to the board

Re: Current state of Foundation finances

2014-04-12 Thread Stormy Peters
Don't we have reserves though? We should have 6 months of operating expenses as reserves. On Apr 12, 2014 5:26 PM, Karen Sandler ka...@gnome.org wrote: On 2014-04-12 14:45, Ekaterina Gerasimova wrote: No, it wasn't know. If it had been known, spending would have been frozen by then and a

Re: Minutes for the Board meeting of March 3rd, 2014

2014-03-04 Thread Stormy Peters
Emmanuele, thanks for sending out minutes. On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 3:16 AM, Emmanuele Bassi eba...@gmail.com wrote: wiki: https://wiki.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/20140303 = Minutes for Monday, March 3rd, 2014, 16:00 UTC = == Next Meeting == * Tuesday, March 11th, 2014, 16:00 UTC

Re: Status of reports

2013-10-01 Thread Stormy Peters
Oliver, Did you find them useful? Did you need them for something? It's really hard to pull together quarterly and annual reports and requires someone(s) to spend a lot of time asking people for updates. Without any regular feedback on whether they are useful or even if they are being read, I

Re: Boston Summit 2013?

2013-04-27 Thread Stormy Peters
Hi Richard, They are open source based startups. They call themselves open source projects. I think we should refer to them as open source projects regardless of what we call GNOME. If people from open source software projects want to join us at a GNOME event to learn more about GNOME, we should

Re: Boston Summit 2013?

2013-04-26 Thread Stormy Peters
In addition to GNOME folks willing to host (yeah, Sri!) there is also a large, active open source community in Portland so we might draw new people or people that haven't been able to travel to Europe or Boston. Stormy On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 11:15 AM, meg ford meg...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri,

Re: Reaching out to Amazon for credit?

2013-01-08 Thread Stormy Peters
On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 7:11 PM, Richard Stallman r...@gnu.org wrote: Richard, I find your emails very rude. I don't see grounds for that -- they are not objectively rude. No, but they are rude in context. The fact that you do not work within the context of that particular conversation

Re: Reaching out to Amazon for credit?

2013-01-06 Thread Stormy Peters
Hi Richard, On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 7:20 PM, Richard Stallman r...@gnu.org wrote: The problem with Ubuntu is not a tangent. It is a disaster for free software. It threatens to lower free software to the level of the malware that we condemn. Ubuntu has brought GNOME and Linux to millions

Re: GNOME now

2012-11-27 Thread Stormy Peters
I enjoyed reading everyone's responses. And while I agree with Jason that a mailing list is not the best way to reach a proposal and consensus, I do think it's really important for us to have this discussion as a project and for everyone to be able to follow along. I just have a few thoughts I'd

Re: GNOME now

2012-11-27 Thread Stormy Peters
On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 3:15 AM, Stormy Peters stormy.pet...@gmail.comwrote: * The desktop market is not growing. We can continue to define ourselves as a desktop but that's not a growing market. I'm not talking about Linux versus Windows, I'm talking about desktop vs mobile. The average

Re: GNOME now

2012-11-20 Thread Stormy Peters
I think it's a great idea to include an About GNOME in the product. However, it's more important for us as a project to know what we are doing and why. If we do the right thing for the audience we are targeting, they will know what and why. On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Liam R E Quin

Getting a response from the board (WAS: Re: Question to Shaun McCance)

2012-06-12 Thread Stormy Peters
To everyone on the Foundation, If you ever have trouble getting a hold of a board member or our executive director, please email the entire board at board-list -at- gnome.org. Also, feel free to ping other directors. We are a team and we try to work together, help each other out and notice when

Re: Questions for the board election candidates

2012-05-26 Thread Stormy Peters
I try to avoid these conversations because I think there are lots of over generalizations, stereotypes and emotions. I just want to say that I generally use the term open source *and* I believe in many of the values attributed to free software. I don't believe that using different terminology

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-12 Thread Stormy Peters
The US banks with euro accounts all had high wire transfer fees. I believe the problem is more the fees than the type of currency. (There are also exchange rates, but I don't think that's the main issue.) Stormy On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 1:53 PM, Dave Neary dne...@free.fr wrote: Hi, If all you

Re: Questionnaire on motivation analysis of open source and open content

2012-02-23 Thread Stormy Peters
On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 3:26 PM, Bryen M Yunashko susero...@bryen.comwrote: Totally off-topic from GNOME discussions (sorry!), but potentially relevant question: Has anyone come up with a comprehensive list of one-to-one functions of non-free services and free? /me starts the list

Re: FOG contact

2012-01-04 Thread Stormy Peters
On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 5:19 AM, Olav Vitters o...@vitters.nl wrote: On Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 07:56:00PM +0800, Frederic Muller wrote: Maybe having a FOG alias going to several people would still make sense and make FOG donors feel like there is 'support contact' to get in touch with without

Re: Proposal - merge the Foundation blog into gnome.org

2011-12-05 Thread Stormy Peters
Allan, I think you proposed it and got some feedback and general support. Sounds like a plan to me. Thanks for making this happen! Stormy On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 9:35 AM, Brian Cameron brian.came...@oracle.comwrote: Allan: On 12/ 5/11 04:17 AM, Allan Day wrote: Ping. Does someone who is

Re: New Foundation Members News from the Membership Committee

2011-10-18 Thread Stormy Peters
On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 9:12 AM, Allan Day allanp...@gmail.com wrote: 2011/10/14 Andrea Veri a...@gnome.org: On Thu, 15 Sep 2011, Bastien Nocera wrote: On Thu, 2011-09-15 at 12:20 +0200, Andrea Veri wrote: On Wed, 14 Sep 2011, Allan Day wrote: Hi, I'm wondering - would it

Re: GNOME Foundation budget (Oct 2010-June 2011)

2011-07-28 Thread Stormy Peters
Hi Fred, Is your question, do we have enough money in the bank? If so, the answer is yes. :) We always keep a reserve, a nonprofit best practice. We also try to spend what we bring in each year towards supporting our mission and goals. So as Germán says, the overspend is money that was already

Re: Question to candidates: on-line services

2011-06-09 Thread Stormy Peters
On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 4:25 PM, Frederic Peters fpet...@gnome.org wrote: I believe it is clear, from past board actions (e.g. the snowy hackfest) that such services are something we want to encourage, with our money and brand, but it seems we only have few developers engaging with the

Re: Questions for candidates - board processes significance

2011-05-31 Thread Stormy Peters
On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 12:48 AM, Dave Neary dne...@gnome.org wrote: Since a number of candidates aren't aware of this situation, perhaps I should give a few details. LGM has an annual budget which is pretty tiny - in the region of $20,000 to $30,000 per year, including a big chunk going to

Re: Questions for candidates - board processes significance

2011-05-30 Thread Stormy Peters
On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 8:11 AM, Dave Neary dne...@gnome.org wrote: 1. If elected, will you seek a named position (chairman/treasurer/secretary) on the board? If so, why? It will depend on who's elected and what they are interested in. I hope Brian remains secretary. :) I would do the job

Re: Question for candidates

2011-05-28 Thread Stormy Peters
On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 2:34 PM, Richard Stallman r...@gnu.org wrote: * What do you think GNOME should do to help promote the ideals of free software, beyond being composed of free programs. I think we should make awesome free software. I think there's a group of people that believe very

Re: Questions for all board candidates

2011-05-27 Thread Stormy Peters
On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 7:23 AM, Bastien Nocera had...@hadess.net wrote: On Fri, 2011-05-27 at 06:11 -0700, Jeff Schroeder wrote: On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 3:53 AM, Bastien Nocera had...@hadess.net wrote: ... snip ... what about recording how board members vote on a given topic. This

Re: Questions for all board candidates

2011-05-26 Thread Stormy Peters
On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 6:43 AM, Jeff Schroeder jschroe...@gnome.orgwrote: 1.) For incumbents, have you missed any meetings? What is your % of missed vs attended meetings and why? For new challengers, how much time can you dedicate to working on the board each week? How do you plan on

Re: Two Questions for the Board Candidates

2011-05-26 Thread Stormy Peters
On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 11:38 AM, Lefty le...@shugendo.org wrote: First: Since the issue of divisive attitude[s] such as Richard sometimes seems to [promote?] when he talks about 'GNU/Linux' came up, I'd be interested to know what, if anything, candidates for the Board propose to do to

Re: question for candidates

2011-05-26 Thread Stormy Peters
2011/5/25 Andy Tai a...@atai.org As Fedora is the only current GNU/Linux distribution adapting GNOME 3.0 as the default desktop, how would you facilitate to make GNOME technologies to work well (meaning minimal local patching needed) on other GNU/Linux distributions like Debian, and such

Re: [question to candidates] GNOME OS

2011-05-25 Thread Stormy Peters
On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 12:24 AM, Frederic Peters fpet...@gnome.org wrote: Hello all, GNOME OS has been mentioned and questioned repeatedly in recent discussions on desktop-devel-list, about its definition itself[1], and the changing (or not?) role of the GNOME project with regards to

Re: Question for the canditates

2011-05-25 Thread Stormy Peters
On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Andrea Veri a...@gnome.org wrote: 1) As GNOME has matured the number of officially supported language bindings has decreased. The quality and availability of various language communities own bindings has varied wildly to say the least. How would you work to

Candidacy: Stormy Peters

2011-05-20 Thread Stormy Peters
Name:Stormy Peters Email: sto...@gnome.org Nick: stormy Blog: http://stormyscorner.com Affiliation: Mozilla I am running for the GNOME Board of Directors because the people of GNOME are awesome! I believe strongly that the technology should be accessible

Re: Meeting Minutes Published - March 29th, 2011

2011-04-18 Thread Stormy Peters
On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 4:58 AM, Martyn Russell mar...@lanedo.com wrote: On 18/04/11 11:49, Andreas Nilsson wrote: One of his ideas was to add a list of companies that gave GTK+ support (as in, custom development, not in call this company when you hit a bug sense). Yea, this idea has been

Re: Meeting Minutes Published - March 29th, 2011

2011-04-12 Thread Stormy Peters
On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM, Brian Cameron brian.came...@oracle.comwrote: * On February 16th, Joanmarie Diggs asked if the GNOME a11y PayPal account can be used to receive GNOME a11y funds. o The main issue is that The GNOME Foundation does not have the staff

Re: Website content licensing

2011-03-10 Thread Stormy Peters
2011/3/10 Javier Jardón jjar...@gnome.org On 10 March 2011 22:22, Paul Cutler pcut...@gnome.org wrote: We had previously agreed to a CC-BY 3.0 license. I'll have to dig up the emails from somewhere. Paul I raised this issue some time ago, take a look here: [1] The problem is that

SFC, GNOME Foundation (WAS Re: Meeting Minutes Published - February 1st, 2011)

2011-02-18 Thread Stormy Peters
Thanks, Brian, for the additional detail. On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 2:29 PM, Brian Cameron brian.came...@oracle.comwrote: * Orca / Software Freedom Conservancy o Discussions underway. The SFC is working to determine if it is possible for GNOME projects to

Re: Meeting Minutes Published - February 1st, 2011

2011-02-17 Thread Stormy Peters
On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Brian Cameron brian.came...@oracle.comwrote: * Review past action items. * Did each person with action items send their status reports to the board list before the meeting? Has this been happening? Some of the action items have been there for a

Re: Meeting Minutes Published - February 1st, 2011

2011-02-16 Thread Stormy Peters
On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Brian Cameron brian.came...@oracle.comwrote: * Review past action items. * Did each person with action items send their status reports to the board list before the meeting? Has this been happening? Some of the action items have been there for a

Re: Meeting Minutes Published - February 1st, 2011

2011-02-16 Thread Stormy Peters
Og, With all due respect, you should know whether you were there or not since it looks like there was a lot of discussion. Can you please take a look at the minutes and decide whether or not you participated? Thanks, Stormy On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 1:28 PM, Og Maciel ogmac...@gnome.org wrote:

Re: Meeting Minutes Published - February 1st, 2011

2011-02-16 Thread Stormy Peters
Og, On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 1:57 PM, Og Maciel ogmac...@gnome.org wrote: On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 3:51 PM, Stormy Peters stormy.pet...@gmail.com wrote: Can you please take a look at the minutes and decide whether or not you participated? With all due respect too, I would not have said

Re: Meeting Minutes Published - February 1st, 2011

2011-02-16 Thread Stormy Peters
On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Og Maciel ogmac...@gnome.org wrote: Understood. I hope you'll accept my word that I am fully committed to the work I do for the GNOME Foundation and that the fact I was confused about being present at said meeting was by no means lack of my interest or

Re: [Fwd: GNOME Developer Survey]

2011-02-01 Thread Stormy Peters
I asked Sherae to stop sending reminders and immediately got an email agreeing saying there would be no more reminders. I will also check to make sure GNOME developers haven't been added to a spam list of any kind. Stormy On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 8:25 AM, Sandy Armstrong

Re: GNOME trademarks

2010-12-07 Thread Stormy Peters
On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 2:36 AM, Dave Neary dne...@gnome.org wrote: and also this second live GNOME trademark: http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=docstate=4001:mi6n4v.2.40 The second one is interesting! Word Mark: GNOME Goods and Services: IC 029. US 046. G S: Processed Hazelnuts for

Re: Meeting Minutes Published - November 11, 2010

2010-12-07 Thread Stormy Peters
On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 12:27 PM, Brian Cameron brian.came...@oracle.comwrote: The meeting minutes for the November 11th GNOME Foundation board meeting is now published. Refer here: Attending * Stormy Peters I was not there but I think about you all lots! Stormy

Stormy's Update: November 7, 2010

2010-11-07 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/11/07/stormys-update-november-7-2010/ F123.org and Mozilla both gave us grants for GNOME accessibilityhttp://www.gnome.org/press/releases/2010-10-accessibility-grant.html! We are opening contracts for good work with the funding. Thanks to Joanie Diggs for

Re: Next Foundation IRC list is on November 3rd!

2010-11-02 Thread Stormy Peters
Just a reminder that the GNOME Foundation IRC meetings is tomorrow. Please check out the agenda at the links below. We look forward to seeing you all. Stormy On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 9:42 AM, Stormy Peters sto...@gnome.org wrote: Hi GNOME folks, Thanks for participating in the GNOME

Changing Roles

2010-11-02 Thread Stormy Peters
http://stormyscorner.com/2010/11/changing-roles.html I have really enjoyed working with GNOME over the past 2+ years. Working with the GNOME community on creating a free desktop accessible to everyone has been fun and exciting – as well as challenging – which is part of the fun. [image: :)] It is

Re: SiS video cards and GNOME 3

2010-10-18 Thread Stormy Peters
On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM, Bastien Nocera had...@hadess.net wrote: On Sat, 2010-10-16 at 11:19 -0300, Jonh Wendell wrote: 2) Talk to SiS to solve the problem Ideas, suggestions? Given the statements at: http://ncc-1701a.homelinux.net/~linux-sis/index.php?page=Preface and the

Re: Meeting Minutes Published - September 16, 2010

2010-10-11 Thread Stormy Peters
Hi Jonh, Thanks for the feedback. We are aware that not only is it more expensive to fly from some parts of the world but that it also means that it's a bigger burden for the individual. Especially when they are coming from a country with a lower cost of living too. So we worded it poorly in the

Stormy's Update: October 4, 2010

2010-10-04 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/10/05/stormys-update-october-4th-2010/ I interviewed the final candidates for the system administration position, we made an offer and ... welcomed Christer Edwards as our new system administratorhttp://blogs.gnome.org/sysadmin/2010/10/01/hello-world-2/!

GNOME Q2 Quarterly Report

2010-09-29 Thread Stormy Peters
The GNOME Q2 Quarterly Report is available[1] - and has been available for a while. :) The report was published later than we wanted but not nearly as late as this announcement! The second quarter of 2010 was a big one for the GNOME Foundation. We elected our new GNOME Board of Directors, raised

openSUSE Conference Invitation

2010-09-23 Thread Stormy Peters
The GNOME community is invited to attend the openSUSE Conference next month. If you are attending and event and would like to represent GNOME, please remember we have a number of resources available from the event box[1] to past presentations[2] to printable material[3] to travel funds[4]. I'd

Stormy's Update: August 30, 2010

2010-08-30 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/08/30/stormys-update-august-30-2010/ During the week of July, I was at GUADEC 2010! There I attended the GNOME Board of Directors annual meeting, ran the GNOME Board of Advisors annual meeting, put together the Getting Things Done lightening talks and met

LiMo Foundation and GNOME Foundation Partner

2010-07-27 Thread Stormy Peters
of client computing. We are committed to bringing the quality and freedom of GNOME to users on mobile platforms,” said Stormy Peters, Executive Director of GNOME Foundation. “We are excited to work with commercial partners like the LiMo Foundation to ensure that GNOME Mobile technologies are available

Stormy's Update: Week of July 19, 2010

2010-07-26 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/07/26/stormys-update-week-of-july-19-2010/ OSCON! Gave Pick up the Poop keynotehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UcCVP_AEZUthat was a call to all those who care about free software to start thinking about our freedoms when it comes to web services. At OSCON I

Stormy's Update: Week of July 12, 2010

2010-07-19 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/07/19/stormys-update-week-of-july-12-2010/ Organized GNOME Advisory Board meeting to discuss topics and plan for our in person meeting at GUADEC. We meet all day on Tuesday. We'll have some updates and we'll give each of the advisory board members a chance

Stormy's Update: June 14th-July 12th, 2010

2010-07-12 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/07/12/stormys-update-june-14th-july-12th-2010/ My weekly update routine has been broken. I used to write my update every Monday morning. However, now when I sit down on Monday morning I usually have several hundred unread messages. So I am working on a new

Re: GNOME Speaker Guidelines

2010-06-28 Thread Stormy Peters
On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 3:37 AM, Murray Cumming murr...@murrayc.com wrote: On Fri, 2010-06-25 at 21:22 -0600, Stormy Peters wrote: If someone in your talk is offended, please try to avoid a conversation about whether or not they should be offended. Remember our community is very diverse

Re: GNOME Speaker Guidelines

2010-06-26 Thread Stormy Peters
Lefty, 2010/6/26 Lefty (石鏡 ) le...@shugendo.org: Patryk seems to want to continue to pursue this discussion. I hadn't been planning to, after Sriram's message, but since there's an obvious interest... This is not a Lefty vs Patryk debate nor a Lefty vs Richard debate. Please stick to

Re: GNOME Speaker Guidelines

2010-06-26 Thread Stormy Peters
On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 6:42 PM, Stone Mirror le...@shugendo.org wrote: Again, very well said, and I couldn't agree more. Thank you, Alan. It honestly baffles me that some people seem to have such difficulty grasping what seems so transparently obvious to me. *Stop* making it personal. Stop

Re: GNOME Speaker Guidelines

2010-06-25 Thread Stormy Peters
On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 2:06 AM, Fernando Herrera fherr...@onirica.com wrote: I also don't think the ending is appropriate: These guidelines do not constitute censorship since you have many other forums and opportunities to say whatever you wish.. That is a pretty evil justification and

Re: Question for Bastian Nocera

2010-06-14 Thread Stormy Peters
On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 1:06 AM, Richard Stallman r...@gnu.org wrote: As long as the mistake continues to be common, we need to keep up the efforts to educate people. I wish we could get this done once and for all, so that we could move on. But, as you surely see, the mass media continue

Stormy's Update: Week of June 7, 2010

2010-06-14 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/06/14/stormys-update-week-of-june-7-2010/ Attended LinuxTag. Met with many people (some much more briefly than others). Claudia Rauch and Frank Karlitschek from KDE with Vincent Untz to talk about the Desktop Summit 2011. Ivanka Majic from the Canonical

Re: LWN.net

2010-06-07 Thread Stormy Peters
On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 1:13 PM, Richard Stallman r...@gnu.org wrote:         * LWN.net agreement - status               o The GNOME Foundation received the legal agreement from the                 lawyers and this has been shared this with LWN. Once this                 is finalized, work with

Stormy's Update: Week of June 1, 2010

2010-06-06 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/06/07/stormys-update-week-of-june-1-2010/ Had a million conversations (well maybe not that many), followed threads and kept up (mostly) with email. Too many different things going on for a short week. Organized a GNOME Roadmap discussion. Discussed

Re: A few questions for the candidates

2010-06-02 Thread Stormy Peters
2010/6/2 Seif Lotfy s...@lotfy.com: I read it a week ago before deciding to run for candidacy (someone tipped me to do so)  and while I am very surprised by the income and outcome, there should be a security buffer of 20% at least... This is a point I think should be discussed by the board and

The GNOME Foundation is hiring a system administrator

2010-06-01 Thread Stormy Peters
The GNOME Foundation is hiring a system administrator. Thanks to all of you who have made this possible! http://live.gnome.org/Sysadmin/JobDescription = System Administrator Job Description = The GNOME Foundation is seeking candidates for a part-time system administrator position. The GNOME

Stormy's Update: Month of May 2010

2010-05-28 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/05/28/stormys-update-month-of-may-2010/ Attended the fantastic GNOME Marketing Hackfesthttp://stormyscorner.com/2010/05/how-does-a-free-software-project-do-marketing.html. Got there and back - on the way home we took a six hour detour - making it a more than

Re: Inviting GNOME to participate at an accessibility event

2010-05-18 Thread Stormy Peters
From the GNOME side, it will be up to the accessibility team and the board to decide how much of our accessibility budget to spend on this. Stormy On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 7:17 AM, Og Maciel ogmac...@gnome.org wrote: Hi there! As a GNOME user who has a physical disability as well as deep

Inviting GNOME to participate at an accessibility event

2010-05-17 Thread Stormy Peters
It would be great to have GNOME a11y work well represented at this conference. Stormy -- Forwarded message -- From: fro...@otenet.gr Date: Mon, May 17, 2010 at 12:16 PM Subject: Event: Access for All in the desktop, web and mobile field: an end-user and developer perspective To:

Re: GnuCash and CLI Ledger

2010-05-13 Thread Stormy Peters
As soon as we get a test install of CiviCRM set up, I was planning to try out your Paypal import feature. If we could then use a script and ledger to get it into gnucash, that'd be great. Stormy On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 3:06 PM, Karl Fogel kfo...@questioncopyright.orgwrote: Bradley M. Kuhn

Stormy's Update: Week of April 26, 2010

2010-05-05 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/05/05/stormys-update-week-of-april-26-2010/ GNOME Asia http://gnome.asia/ meeting. The GNOME Asia team is planning GNOME Asia 2010. While the exact event hasn't been announced, I can tell you it will most likely be in Taiwan and they are already looking for

Stormy's Update: Week of April 19, 2010

2010-04-26 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/04/26/stormys-update-week-of-april-19-2010/ - Quarterly report. Put together the GNOME Q1 2010 quarterly reporthttp://foundation.gnome.org/reports/. Thanks to all the team members who wrote up the actual updates, Vinicius Depizzol who worked on the

Stormy's Update: Week of April 12, 2010

2010-04-19 Thread Stormy Peters
Logistics: - Spent Monday traveling home from the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans. - Tuesday I caught up on a ton of mail. Like a lot of mail. Got back down to 10 mails in my inbox. - Wednesday-Friday I traveled to and attended the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. I

Re: Stormy's Update: Week of April 12, 2010

2010-04-19 Thread Stormy Peters
No video. :) Stormy On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 1:59 PM, Joanmarie Diggs joanmarie.di...@gmail.comwrote: Hi Stormy. On Mon, 2010-04-19 at 11:44 -0600, Stormy Peters wrote: * Ran the Desktop track on Friday morning. Many, many thanks to Dave Neary and Zonker Brockmeier

Stormy’s Update: Weeks of March 29th and April 5th , 2010

2010-04-07 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/04/08/stormys-update-weeks-of-march-29th-and-april-5th-2010/ - Friends of GNOME http://www.gnome.org/friends ruler was a great success! We met our goal for hiring a sys admin. (My work was just to provide updated numbers frequently and to dent and

Re: A $60/year Friendship option for students

2010-04-01 Thread Stormy Peters
Everybody can give at any level, and if they choose, their name will be on the website. What varies is the gifts. It wouldn't be cost effective to send a tshirt to people in India donating $10/year. Especially since we currently ship from the US. But I don't think people are concerned about the

Stormy's Update: Week of March 22nd

2010-03-29 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/03/30/stormys-update-week-of-march-22nd/ * Friends of GNOME ruler launched. The campaign has been a great success so far - thanks, everyone! * Jeremy Allison joined the GNOME Advisory Board representing Google. * Worked with a potential sponsor.

Re: Changes in Membership Committee

2010-03-23 Thread Stormy Peters
Thanks, Bruno, for your good work in leading the team for the past couple of years. Thanks to the whole membership committee for your work. Your work is key to keeping the GNOME Foundation going and doesn't always get a lot of publicity. We appreciate your continued hard work. Good luck, Andrea!

Stormy's Update: Weeks of March 8th and 15th

2010-03-22 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/03/22/stormys-update-weeks-of-march-8th-and-15th/ Attended Open Mobility http://www.openmobilityusa.com/. Was on a panel about the desktop and the cloud. There was lots of audience participation and the conversation took a couple of strange turns with Google

Stormy's Update: Week of March 1st

2010-03-05 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/03/05/stormys-update-week-of-march-1st/ Followed up on several sponsors for GUADEC. It is looking good from a sponsorship perspective! (Don't forget to submit your talk proposalhttp://www.guadec.org/index.php/guadec/2010/schedConf/cfp !) Michael Meeks

Re: Reboot: Strategic goals for GNOME

2010-03-05 Thread Stormy Peters
On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 10:49 AM, Lefty (石鏡 ) le...@shugendo.org wrote: Perhaps it would have been better if someone from the Board had responded to the initial message from Mr. Stallman with regard to Facebook, saying 1) Attempting to rework or redefine GNOME 3 plans at this point, now that

Re: Reboot: Strategic goals for GNOME

2010-03-05 Thread Stormy Peters
2010/3/5 Lefty (石鏡 ) le...@shugendo.org Because I shouldn't have to. More to the point, why didn't _you_? I didn't think it was necessary as I thought it was rather obvious. But if you thought it was necessary, as a member of the GNOME community, you should have said it rather than taking us

Re: Reboot: Strategic goals for GNOME

2010-03-05 Thread Stormy Peters
On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Richard Stallman r...@gnu.org wrote: Maemo/Moblin/MeeGo use GNOME and we are proud of that. Of course, we always encourage organizations and projects to use more free software but we should not ostracise them because they don't use 100% free software.

Re: Reboot: Strategic goals for GNOME

2010-03-04 Thread Stormy Peters
On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 6:46 AM, Richard Stallman r...@gnu.org wrote: The combination of technologies going under the name HTML 5 have made/are making web technology based applications finally competitive with those built using conventional toolkits such as Qt, GTK+, and the

Re: Reboot: Strategic goals for GNOME

2010-03-04 Thread Stormy Peters
On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 7:43 AM, Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier j...@zonker.netwrote: Technically, there is: iFolder. It has struggled quite a bit, but it's still completely open and just waiting for someone to Do The Right Thing and get it fixed up a bit and offer a service. The biggest problem

Re: Reboot: Strategic goals for GNOME

2010-03-03 Thread Stormy Peters
On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Richard Stallman r...@gnu.org wrote: We probably could have had moblin be GNOME Netbook. We probably could have had Maemo be GNOME Smartphone. Or Sugar be GNOME Education. It is fine if they promote GNOME, but remember that Maemo contains non-free

Re: GNOME: lack of strategic roadmap

2010-03-02 Thread Stormy Peters
2010/3/2 Philip Van Hoof pvanh...@gnome.org Stop dragging the GNOME Foundation list down these off topic roads and stop this pissing contest. I think you, and many other people, are misinterpreting this as a pissing contest. It's not. It's a quite serious debate. And I think it's

Re: GNOME: lack of strategic roadmap

2010-03-02 Thread Stormy Peters
On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 6:06 PM, Philip Van Hoof pvanh...@gnome.org wrote: I wonder why *nobody* so far is going into the things that I said in my last reply, but why everybody so far is instead going into this. Because you are being disruptive on the Foundation List. People are not interested

Stormy's Update: Weeks of February 15th and 22nd

2010-03-01 Thread Stormy Peters
I think the number of different projects and conversations I am having has maxed out my multiprocessing capabilities. This week I am going to spend more time logged out of email and working on one project at a time. Last week I: - Presented at IASA http://www.iasadenver.org/. Great

Re: Stormy's Update: Weeks of February 15th and 22nd

2010-03-01 Thread Stormy Peters
On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 12:02 PM, Luis Villa l...@tieguy.org wrote: 2010/3/1 Stormy Peters sto...@gnome.org: GNOME Foundation IRC meeting. How did this go? It went well with lots of discussion about GNOME 3, GNOME 4 and roadmaps. We've had two of these meetings and they've been very

Chance to comment on US government use of technology pages

2010-02-25 Thread Stormy Peters
As an Open Source for America member, GNOME has been invited to comment on the US government's use of technology. -- Forwarded message -- From: INTERNAL: OSA Board of Advisors Discussion List Date: Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 9:47 AM Subject: [OSA-board-announce] OSFA Business: We need

Re: GNOME: lack of strategic roadmap

2010-02-25 Thread Stormy Peters
On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 11:53 AM, Juanjo Marin juanjomari...@yahoo.eswrote: This thread is about how can we set a strategic roadmap. It is more about innovation vs stability. We are doing pretty well on the stability side with our six-months cycle schedule. We are even adding some

Re: GNOME: lack of strategic roadmap

2010-02-23 Thread Stormy Peters
On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 11:42 PM, Andrew Savory andrew.sav...@limofoundation.org wrote: Perhaps we should reach out to the mobile and embedded community and ask them to contribute e.g. how to get GTK running on a smartphone? Getting a few of those guys over to GUADEC might stimulate some

Re: GNOME: lack of strategic roadmap

2010-02-22 Thread Stormy Peters
I do agree that we need a vision and a long term roadmap. When I ask about goals or vision, most people respond with something very specific and technical. I feel like we need to have a bigger vision that is universally shared. Where will GNOME be in 5 years? What will it do? What

Stormy's Update: Week of February 8th

2010-02-16 Thread Stormy Peters
Attended the FOSS Workshop http://foss2010.isr.uci.edu/. This was an event of mostly university researchers with some invited industry and project attendees (like myself.) The goal was/is to come up with proposals for NSF grants to study free and open source software. The discussions and writing

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