Re: minutes of last four board meetings

2008-12-16 Thread Andy Wingo
Hi,

On Thu 11 Dec 2008 07:11, Luis Villa l...@tieguy.org writes:

 I've posted the minutes of the last four meetings to
 http://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoardPublic/Minutes

Excellent, thanks. May I ask that they also be mailed out to the list,
both these ones and the future ones. That way they can spark discussion
as they have in the past.

Let me know what you think,

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Re: minutes of last four board meetings

2008-12-11 Thread Dave Neary
Hi,

Luis Villa wrote:
 My apologies that this has taken so long; I've been behind as a result
 of school work. I've posted the minutes of the last four meetings to
 http://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoardPublic/Minutes
 
 I plan to (over time) migrate older minutes to that location as well.
 
 As usual, please feel free to post questions to foundation-list for 
 discussion.

One addition I'd like to see to the minutes is the agenda at the top (if
there is one). It'd help add a little context to the notes, I think.

I do have one question. I don't mean to be a shit-stirrer or anything,
but it's not clear from the minutes of the past few board meetings what,
if any, priorities the board is attacking systematically this year. Are
there any specific goals that the board has identified as things to
address in this term?

I'm impressed with the way the advisory board's been getting more
attention, and with the preparation of the ad board meetings, but what
is the over-arching theme of the board this year, one year into its 18
month term?

Cheers,
Dave.

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Re: minutes of last four board meetings

2008-12-11 Thread Luis Villa
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 5:21 AM, Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hi,

 Dave Neary wrote:
 I've fixed it, I think - I removed Known: from the end of the ACL.

 So, I didn't fix anything :] No rights to edit the ACL.

 Jeff moved the Known: to the end earlier, which should fix the problem,
 but it could also be dropped altogether and it'd be equivalent.

No, that doesn't work. (If you're still on sysadmin, there is an email
discussing the problem there, may also be discussion in your IRC log
if you were in #g-h 7-8 hours ago.) But thanks for trying.

All of these minutes should be world-readable now, at least, so
everyone should feel free to do so.

Luis
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Re: minutes of last four board meetings

2008-12-11 Thread Luis Villa
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 5:27 AM, Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I do have one question. I don't mean to be a shit-stirrer or anything,

yes you do. :)

 but it's not clear from the minutes of the past few board meetings what,
 if any, priorities the board is attacking systematically this year. Are
 there any specific goals that the board has identified as things to
 address in this term?

 I'm impressed with the way the advisory board's been getting more
 attention, and with the preparation of the ad board meetings, but what
 is the over-arching theme of the board this year, one year into its 18
 month term?

Among others:
* ad board (as you already noted)
* increased delegation (mobile team, guadec team)
* events (lots of bandwidth spent on gnome.asia, summit, and
hackfests- pushing to still have more of these)
* increased financial transparency (you don't see this in the minutes,
but we get a regular report from Zana now detailing finances
regularly, and we've been more proactive in budgeting and
understanding our long-term financial picture)
* hiring and management (management and advising of Stormy is taking
up a /lot/ of our bandwidth, which is really a good thing- she's
learning from us while she ramps up, and we're avoiding some of the
problems we had with previous employees by being more hands-on. Like
the previous, this is less than obvious from the minutes, since I
don't bother to say 'received and discussed Stormy's status report' in
every set of minutes. I can do that if it would make you feel better,
Dave. ;)
* getting our legal bits in order (this goes in cycles, depending on
my bandwidth; hopefully it will be major focus next semester. Brian's
insurance work also falls into this category.)

And of course the normal miscellany of board life- pushing ahead on
the DVCS survey, for example- lots of little things like that.

Luis
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Re: minutes of last four board meetings

2008-12-10 Thread Davyd Madeley
It's forbidden!

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 01:11:05AM -0500, Luis Villa wrote:
 My apologies that this has taken so long; I've been behind as a result
 of school work. I've posted the minutes of the last four meetings to
 http://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoardPublic/Minutes
 
 I plan to (over time) migrate older minutes to that location as well.
 
 As usual, please feel free to post questions to foundation-list for 
 discussion.
 
 Thanks, and my apologies again for the delays-
 Luis
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Re: minutes of last four board meetings

2008-12-10 Thread Luis Villa
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 1:12 AM, Davyd Madeley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 It's forbidden!

That's a problem now, isn't it... [EMAIL PROTECTED]@[EMAIL PROTECTED]

Luis

 On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 01:11:05AM -0500, Luis Villa wrote:
 My apologies that this has taken so long; I've been behind as a result
 of school work. I've posted the minutes of the last four meetings to
 http://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoardPublic/Minutes

 I plan to (over time) migrate older minutes to that location as well.

 As usual, please feel free to post questions to foundation-list for 
 discussion.

 Thanks, and my apologies again for the delays-
 Luis
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Re: minutes of last four board meetings

2008-12-10 Thread Luis Villa
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 1:13 AM, Luis Villa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 1:12 AM, Davyd Madeley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 It's forbidden!

 That's a problem now, isn't it... [EMAIL PROTECTED]@[EMAIL PROTECTED]

So, it turns out that if you're logged out altogether (as I was when
testing) it works, but if you're logged in, it will fail. I will
continue to try to achieve the right Zen Of MoinMoin ACLs, and in the
meantime, please log out to read the content. Sorry about that!

Luis
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