Re: GNOME SoC Call for Ideas

2008-03-19 Thread Stormy Peters
I was wondering if it makes sense to recruit students to help with some of the things that are planned for the to-be-hired Biz Dev person? If someone can help figure out what that list looks like (or point me to the list, if it exists), I'd be willing to help figure out which one a student might

RE: Call for hackfest ideas

2008-04-15 Thread Stormy Peters
If you want to get more sponsorship, an idea would be to ping the current corporate sponsors for ideas. You could agree to focus on an area important to them in exchange for sponsoring the event - the venue, food or travel. Stormy ___ foundation-list

Re: GNOME Job Posting Board

2008-10-17 Thread Stormy Peters
Mailing lists are a comfortable medium for most of us on this list, but I think most recruiters are website/forum type people (and probably more forums than wikis), so it's good to have a place they can work comfortably. Stormy On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Behdad Esfahbod [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: GNOME Hispano Wins the Navegantes de Hoy Awards!

2008-12-12 Thread Stormy Peters
Congratulations! Thanks to all the GNOME Hispano guys for all your hard work! See you soon! Stormy On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 6:32 PM, Jose Angel Diaz Diaz j...@nccextremadura.org wrote: Hi all Again GNOME Hispano wins Best Initiative in Free Software Awards in the Navegantes de HOY

What would you like to see the GNOME Foundation sponsor in 2009?

2009-02-10 Thread Stormy Peters
are thinking about and what you'd like to see! Stormy -- Stormy Peters Executive Director GNOME Foundation ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list

GNOME Travel Committee Travel Policy: A proposal for consideration and feedback

2009-02-10 Thread Stormy Peters
know your thoughts or if you'd like to help out on the travel committee. Thanks, Stormy -- Stormy Peters Executive Director GNOME Foundation ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list

Re: GNOME Travel Committee Travel Policy: A proposal for consideration and feedback

2009-02-10 Thread Stormy Peters
You can find the missing attachment (the application form for travel assistance) at http://live.gnome.org/Travel?action=AttachFiledo=viewtarget=gnome_travel_subsidy.odt. Stormy On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 1:53 PM, Stormy Peters sto...@gnome.org wrote: The GNOME Board of Directors is proposing

Re: GNOME Travel Committee Travel Policy: A proposal for consideration and feedback

2009-02-17 Thread Stormy Peters
Claudio, I think the 200 € was intended to apply to GUADEC. GUADEC is most of our travel money. But it could be set on a case by case and could even be lowered or waived on a case-by-case basis. (If we adopt it.) Stormy On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 2:44 PM, Claudio Saavedra csaave...@gnome.orgwrote:

Re: GNOME Travel Committee Travel Policy: A proposal for consideration and feedback

2009-02-17 Thread Stormy Peters
I feel strongly that students should be covered completely. I'd suggest that as a standard policy whatever we decide on the 200. Stormy On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 5:39 PM, Bruno Boaventura brunoboavent...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 9:30 PM, Alberto Ruiz ar...@gnome.org wrote: I

Re: GNOME Travel Committee Travel Policy: A proposal for consideration and feedback

2009-02-18 Thread Stormy Peters
If paying for food is a hardship for many attendees (and I know eating out all week gets expensive) we could do other things like: - request break/lunch sponsorships (we've specifically not done this in the past in favor of getting other things funded or getting cash that we could spend on travel

Re: GNOME Travel Committee Travel Policy: A proposal for consideration and feedback

2009-02-24 Thread Stormy Peters
at 14:08 -0700, Stormy Peters wrote: You can find the missing attachment (the application form for travel assistance) at http://live.gnome.org/Travel?action=AttachFiledo=viewtarget=gnome_travel_subsidy.odt. The obvious question: why isn't this a web form? It would be possible to knock up

Call for projects for grants

2009-04-01 Thread Stormy Peters
Hi GNOME Foundation members, I need your help defining GNOME projects you'd like to see happen if we had grant money to fund them. Brian Cameron has been encouraging us to apply for grant money for a while and I think he's right - there are organizations out there willing to sponsor good work in

Re: Sponsorship for hackfests

2009-04-01 Thread Stormy Peters
The Foundation hasn't decided to cut back on hackfests. However, to fund them, we are going to have to come up with a new approach. Typically hackfests are funded by corporate sponsorship and that money is not readily available this year. We can certainly do better at showing companies return on

Re: Travel assistance for Gran Canaria

2009-04-06 Thread Stormy Peters
Hi Jason, We've formed a GNOME Foundation travel committee (as discussed on the list a while back) and they will be handling GUADEC travel assistance. I expect them to be announced today some time ... Stormy On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 10:16 PM, Jason D. Clinton m...@jasonclinton.comwrote: When I

Fwd: Dot-Org Zone at OpenSource World

2009-04-30 Thread Stormy Peters
If you are interested in hosting the GNOME booth at OpenSource World, please let GNOME marketing know, marketing-l...@gnome.org. Stormy -- Forwarded message -- From: Don Marti dma...@zgp.org Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 7:32 PM Subject: Dot-Org Zone at OpenSource World To: Don

Re: GNOME Store

2009-04-30 Thread Stormy Peters
That's the idea. There would be a process for people to submit their own stuff. Stormy 2009/4/30 Sriram Ramkrishna s...@ramkrishna.me Can we get a magnetic car gnome foot? I would totally pay for one of those and a best of sri rupert quotes t-shirt. Although you probably dont' want to put

Re: GNOME Store

2009-04-30 Thread Stormy Peters
The idea would be to have a store where we could add any merchandise we want. A GNOME store instead of a store that happens to sell GNOME stuff. Stormy On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 2:47 PM, Luis Villa l...@tieguy.org wrote: www.hackerthreads.com/go.asp?Cc=GNOME ? 2009/4/30 Sriram Ramkrishna

Re: 2009 Current Year Budget

2009-05-05 Thread Stormy Peters
You're right. That $15,000 seems to be hard coded in and it should be pulling from the corporate contributions spreadsheet. I'll fix it. That said, the fix should probably be in the corporate contributions spreadsheet as many of the companies that expressed interest in sponsoring hackfests are no

Re: GNOME Store

2009-05-05 Thread Stormy Peters
If anyone is interested in helping, we've brought up the idea of a GNOME store several times on marketing-l...@gnome.org. Please join us there. Stormy On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Behdad Esfahbod beh...@behdad.org wrote: On 05/01/2009 02:07 PM, Gian Mario Tagliaretti wrote: On Fri, May

Re: What do you think of the foundation?

2009-05-29 Thread Stormy Peters
On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 6:37 AM, Murray Cumming murr...@murrayc.com wrote: On Thu, 2009-05-28 at 17:45 -0400, Luis Villa wrote: That's exactly correct. Another term for it is 'volunteer'. :) You're certainly welcome to volunteer to improve it yourself, of course. It's far beneath her

Re: What do you think of the foundation?

2009-05-29 Thread Stormy Peters
So I'm hearing Dave say we need more policing and Philip saying everything is ok. What do others think? Does the community think everything is ok? Or if not, do they want to self police or delegate taking action to the board? (Or both.) Philip, I agree that your blog is yours, but supposedly you

Re: What do you think of the foundation?

2009-05-30 Thread Stormy Peters
AM, Alan Cox a...@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk wrote: On Sat, 30 May 2009 10:27:00 -0400 Behdad Esfahbod beh...@behdad.org wrote: On 05/30/2009 08:10 AM, Stormy Peters wrote: (And we have lost members of our community because we haven't enforced that Code of Conduct.) How accurate

Re: What do you think of the foundation?

2009-05-31 Thread Stormy Peters
Philip, Sometimes people say inappropriate things in inappropriate tones on GNOME forums, irc, mailing lists, blogs, etc. Right now, the community just lets them. We don't enforce our Standards of Conduct. Dave was pointing out what we do have the power to do something about it. If we decide to

Re: Stormy's update, week of May 25th.

2009-06-03 Thread Stormy Peters
: Stormy Peters wrote: I have been posting my weekly updates on http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/. It was pointed out to me that I should also post them to foundation-list for those that don't read news.gnome.org http://news.gnome.org regularly. So here it is! This stuff is great, Stormy

Stormy's update: Week of June 1st

2009-06-08 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2009/06/08/stormys-update-week-of-june-1st/ Went to the Open Source Systems Conference http://oss2009.org/. This was a very different academic group than TOShttp://teachingopensource.org/index.php/Main_Pageand HFOSS http://hfoss.org/. Instead of professors using

Minutes from the board meetings

2009-06-08 Thread Stormy Peters
The minutes from most of the GNOME Foundation Board of Directors' meetings have now been posted at: http://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoardPublic/Minutes The rest will be posted tomorrow. Please feel free to post any questions here for discussion. (I am debating posting the contents of the minutes

Re: 2009 Current Year Budget

2009-06-08 Thread Stormy Peters
I had already put it in the wiki and removed my old spreadsheet on this page: http://live.gnome.org/GnomeMarketing/Tasks/FriendsOfGNOME We can also put it on the finance page. If you have access to that, that'd be great. (I can only modify the wiki ...) Thanks, Stormy On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at

Re: 2009 Current Year Budget

2009-06-08 Thread Stormy Peters
Oh, sorry. Too much email today ... Sounds good. If you can give me a hand putting it there that'd be great. I'll look into getting a git account and maybe get someone to give me a mini-tutorial if necessary at GUADEC. Stormy On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 3:22 PM, Jaap A. Haitsma j...@haitsma.org

Re: Found another bug in the budget 2009

2009-06-09 Thread Stormy Peters
Thanks, Jaap. I asked several people to review it prior to sending. I appreciate you taking the time to walk through it and check all the calculations. On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 1:04 AM, Jaap A. Haitsma j...@haitsma.org wrote: Stormy, You might also want to check the Wages and Travel sheet. I

Re: Found another bug in the budget 2009

2009-06-09 Thread Stormy Peters
On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 12:35 AM, Jaap A. Haitsma j...@haitsma.org wrote: Hi Stormy, I was making the budget spreadsheet a bit less error prone by using named cells and found another bug. If you look at the Corporate Contributions sheet the total for programs in 22K$ on the Programs sheet

Re: Found another bug in the budget 2009

2009-06-10 Thread Stormy Peters
On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 2:31 PM, Jaap A. Haitsma j...@haitsma.org wrote: So if the Concrete Goals are your quarterly bonuses what is the Extra Budget Goals are broken down into concrete goals, things you can say yes, that happened and discretionary which is things the board will have to make

Re: Call for invitations to be the host of GNOME.Asia Summit 2009

2009-06-24 Thread Stormy Peters
There was no active moderator on the marketing list and I think the sys admin team just corrected that. (Yeah!) Stormy On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Brian Cameron brian.came...@sun.comwrote: Paul: Brian, I show this as sent May, 15th: Ah, yes, I see that now. Sorry for the noise.

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

2009-06-25 Thread Stormy Peters
I too think the election committee should just decide. (From board discussions, I'm pretty confident they wanted to do it however Maemo does it, but at this point I think the election committee should decide.) Stormy On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 10:58 AM, Dan Winship d...@gnome.org wrote: On

Stormy's update: Week of June 8th

2009-07-17 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2009/06/12/stormys-update-week-of-june-8th/ This was a crazy week with a ton of meetings but I asked for it! I set up one on one (phone) meetings with (almost) all the advisory board members. I wanted to talk about their GUADEC plans, what they’d like to see at

Stormy's update: Week of June 22nd

2009-07-17 Thread Stormy Peters
Short week as I got back from vacation mid-week. (The lab setup went really well. Hopefully people will start to blog on http://www.kidsoncomputers.org .) Caught up with a ton of email. Only sent out two redundant emails I think. (That’s emails that I wouldn’t have sent out if I read all my mail

Stormy's update: Week of June 29th

2009-07-17 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2009/07/07/stormys-update-week-of-june-29th/ Answered several sets of email interview questions for articles about the Desktop Summit. Interviewed several more advisory board members. Tried to get the writeup out before GUADEC but didn’t quite manage. Wrote one

Stormy's update: Week of July 13th

2009-07-20 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2009/07/20/stormys-update-week-of-july-13th/ First thing Monday morning I went to the doctor who determined that I had a sinus infection. (For fellow travelers, if your cheekbones ache and your teeth feel like they are going to fall out every time the plane takes

Stormy's update: Week of July 20th

2009-07-27 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2009/07/27/stormys-update-week-of-july-20th/ Thanks to everyone who helped get things done this week! I think we could have a bunch more roles in GNOME. We could have someone in charge of customer case studies, someone responsible for GNOME presentation

Stormy's update: Week of July 27th

2009-08-03 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2009/08/03/stormys-update-week-of-july-27th/ The GNOME Accessibility team will be using some of their earmarked funds to have a booth at 2010 CSUN - set up by Eitan Isaacson. I think this is great as it's a way to reach users who may not already be using a free

Stormy's update: Week of August 3, 2009

2009-08-08 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2009/08/08/stormys-update-week-of-august-3rd/ Worked on the quarterly report.Got 11 updates out of the 15 we’d like to include. (And if I forgot a team, please let me know!!) Working on two more with the team leads. Waiting on two additional ones. Editing them

GNOME Advisory Board Member Interviews

2009-08-12 Thread Stormy Peters
I interviewed 21 advisory board members representing 15 organizations in June 2009. Each conversation took 30-60 minutes. My full notes were sent to the GNOME Board of Directors. During these interviews, I was specifically asking for feedback. While most of the people I talked to were positive

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

2009-08-13 Thread Stormy Peters
On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 2:31 AM, Quim Gil quim...@gmail.com wrote: conference in one go. Also why the Linux Foundation (Gold in GUADEC 2008) didn't come back in the Summit? Was this a consequence of the co-location or would have happened anyway with the Global Crisis? And Intel, and ARM...?

The Free Software Foundation will host a mini-summit on Women in Free Software (with GNOME Foundation support)

2009-08-24 Thread Stormy Peters
, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, August 24th, 2009 -- On September 19, 2009, Deborah Nicholson of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), Stormy Peters of the GNOME Foundation and Hillary Rettig, free software activist and author of The Lifelong Activist, will gather a small group of women activists

Stormy's Update: Weeks of August 10th, 17th and 24th

2009-08-31 Thread Stormy Peters
/Blogs/ROSE-Blog-Rikki-s-Open-Source-Exchange/ROSE-Blog-Interviews-Stormy-Peters-Executive-Director-of-the-GNOME-Foundationwith Rikki Kite for her series on women in open sourcehttp://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/Blogs/ROSE-Blog-Rikki-s-Open-Source-Exchange- suggested some more GNOME women

Stormy's Update: Week of August 31st

2009-09-08 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2009/09/08/stormys-update-week-of-august-31st/ If you measure productivity based on what gets done (as opposed to how hard you work), this was a frustrating week. What I got done: - Got a new advisory board member invoiced. (Well, Rosanna invoiced them,

Re: Presenting the 2009 Q2 GNOME Quarterly Report

2009-09-14 Thread Stormy Peters
Paroz cla...@2xlibre.net wrote: Le samedi 12 septembre 2009 à 18:08 +0200, Vincent Untz a écrit : Le samedi 12 septembre 2009, à 10:09 +0530, sankarshan a écrit : Hi, 2009/9/11 Stormy Peters sto...@gnome.org: This is our first quarterly report[1]. Please let us know if you find

Software Freedom Day Parties

2009-09-14 Thread Stormy Peters
Jamse Vasile and Josh Levy have invited all GNOME friends in the New York area to their Software Freedom Day event. A reminder to all GNOME folks, please register any GNOME parties you know of at http://softwarefreedomday.org/ and let the press team ( gnome-press-t...@gnome.org) know so they can

Stormy's Update: Week of September 7th

2009-09-14 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2009/09/14/stormys-update-week-of-september-7th/ Monday was a US holiday. Met with a company interested in using Linux and GNOME. (Actually using it but not as much as they'd like.) They had a lot of feedback for us and we talked about ways that they could get

GNOME Women

2009-09-14 Thread Stormy Peters
Hi GNOME Foundation members, I just wanted to remind everyone that there is a GNOME Women mailing list [1] and welcome people to join. There are some plans coming up to encourage and promote women's participation in GNOME: * There is a Mini Summit on Women in Free Software this Saturday at the

Stormy's update: Week of September 14th and 21st

2009-09-28 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2009/09/28/stormys-update-week-of-september-14th-and-21st/ * * *This is my update for work done for the GNOME Foundation during the weeks of September 14th and 21st.* I spent a lot of my last week communicating with lots of people. (At one point I had three IM

HFOSS awarded National Science Foundation Grant

2009-09-29 Thread Stormy Peters
The HFOSS project has received another round of funding from the National Science Foundation that will support their activities through August 2011. The HFOSS project stimulates interest in the computer science major by getting students involved in humanitarian free software projects. Last year

Stormy's Update: September 29th-October 16th

2009-10-19 Thread Stormy Peters
* http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2009/10/19/stormys-update-september-29th-october-16th/ *** I went to two conferences during the past couple of weeks: - Grace Hopper Women in Computing http://gracehopper.org/2009/Conference in Tucson, Arizona. I went to the Grace Hopper Women in Computing

GNOME Q3 2009 Quarterly report

2009-11-02 Thread Stormy Peters
The GNOME Foundation would like to present the Q3 2009 Quarterly report (HTML version http://foundation.gnome.org/reports/gnome-report-2009-Q3.html).[1] Q3 is always a big quarter for the GNOME Foundation and this one was bigger and better than usual. During Q3 we had our annual GUADEC, and

Stormy's Update: October 11th-November 20th

2009-11-20 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2009/11/21/stormys-update-october-11th-november-20th/ Not as much detail as normal as I'm covering a much longer time frame ... I'll be returning to weekly updates now. Marketing hackfesthttp://www.stormyscorner.com/2009/11/gnome-marketing-hackfest.html. Helped

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-11-25 Thread Stormy Peters
On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 9:29 AM, Mukund Sivaraman m...@banu.com wrote: I think this is taking it too far. The Code of Conduct being presented as a set of guidelines is OK, but it is not wise to make it policy. The GNOME project is not a sect, to control what I can and cannot say/do in

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-11-25 Thread Stormy Peters
On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 9:51 AM, Lionel Dricot pl...@ploum.net wrote: What is exactly the problem here? Sometimes some people are offended by the content of planet GNOME? OK, it has always be the case but it's a problem. A rare one but still a problem. What effect will have deciding of

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-11-25 Thread Stormy Peters
On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Mukund Sivaraman m...@banu.com wrote: Hi Stormy On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 09:36:41AM -0700, Stormy Peters wrote: We are talking about GNOME hosted platforms. Planet GNOME, blogs.gnome.organd the GNOME mailing lists are all forums we host and I think we can

Stormy's Update: November 21st-29th

2009-11-29 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2009/11/29/stormys-update-november-21st-29th/ Attended (and gave several planned and several impromptu talks at) the GNOME Asia Summit http://gnome.asia/November 20-22nd. It was great to see GNOME Asia successfully transition to a an annual conference. The GNOME

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-08 Thread Stormy Peters
On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 8:08 AM, sankarshan foss.mailingli...@gmail.comwrote: [1] How does one define that they have left the GNOME community ? If this is a concern that many have, maybe it would be simple enough to send an annual reminder to people that are aggregated on Planet GNOME to let

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-10 Thread Stormy Peters
Planet GNOME is about people and we display everyone's full blog feed as it represents them. There are people that work on proprietary software as well as GNOME and that's who they are. I don't think we should reject people because they don't agree with us 100% of the time. My post on hunting

GNOME Advisory Board Fees Changing

2009-12-10 Thread Stormy Peters
and energy making GNOME projects and events a success. We couldn't do it without you. We look forward to an exciting 2010 and the release of GNOME 3.0! Best, Stormy -- Stormy Peters Executive Director GNOME Foundation ___ foundation-list mailing list

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-11 Thread Stormy Peters
On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 11:01 AM, Lefty (石鏡 ) le...@shugendo.org wrote: On 12/11/09 9:32 AM, Behdad Esfahbod beh...@behdad.org wrote: Quick procedural note: If you really want to pursue this, according to the bylaws you need support of 5% of the membership IIRC to put something to vote.

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-11 Thread Stormy Peters
On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 11:12 AM, Dave Neary dne...@gnome.org wrote: There is precedent for a membership petition for an election. I ran one to have the board size reduced some years ago: http://live.gnome.org/BoardSizePetition At the time I was told I needed 10% of the membership:

Stormy's Update: Week of December 7th

2009-12-14 Thread Stormy Peters
* http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2009/12/14/stormys-update-week-of-december-7th/ http://www.stormyscorner.com/2009/12/stormys-update-week-of-december-7th.html *** Answered a lot of emails and had a lot of discussions. As for things I actually crossed off my todo list: - Updated CiviCRM

Re: Private Foundation-List Petition for referendum

2009-12-14 Thread Stormy Peters
Are there people on this list that are not GNOME Foundation members? If so, can you speak up? It would be good for everyone to know why you subscribe to foundation-list and the value you see in it. Also, maybe someone with list admin privileges could tell us roughly the number of subscribers and

Re: Private Foundation-List Petition for referendum

2009-12-16 Thread Stormy Peters
On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 5:05 AM, Dave Neary dne...@gnome.org wrote: Hi, Lefty (石鏡 ) wrote: On 12/15/09 1:25 PM, Miguel de Icaza mig...@novell.com wrote: Perhaps what we do need is for the board to have a stronger connection to mass media and be ready to articulate public responses

Re: Stormy's Update: Week of December 7th

2009-12-16 Thread Stormy Peters
On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 2:43 PM, Luis Villa l...@tieguy.org wrote: 2009/12/14 Stormy Peters sto...@gnome.org: Had a great GNOME Advisory Board meeting about events and copyright assignments. The copyright assignment discussion in particular was very dynamic. Care to expand on that one

Stormy's Update: Week of December 14th

2009-12-21 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2009/12/21/stormys-update-week-of-december-14th/ Pinged some people to help with GUADEC by mentoring or creating timelines. Had a great conversation with Sara Crouse from Wikimedia about how they find, apply and manage grants, like ones from the Hewlett

Stormy's Update: Week of January 4th

2010-01-12 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/01/12/stormys-update-week-of-january-4th/ - Worked a bit on CiviCRM. Could really use some more volunteers. (A big thanks to Jeff Schroeder, Dave Greenberg and Donald Lobo.) Put in sponsoring companies, adboard members, (Dave Neary also added some

Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

2010-01-15 Thread Stormy Peters
I believe we can state it this way ... The GNOME Foundation believes in free software and promotes free software but that does not mean that GNOME is anti-proprietary software. We believe, promote, use and write free software. We are excited when companies and individuals use GNOME technologies

Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

2010-01-15 Thread Stormy Peters
Hi Philip, Please refrain from calling people crazy or disruptive. Please keep the discussion on the actions not people's characters. By labelling people with negative terms, these debates turn into arguments instead of productive discussions. Stormy On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Philip Van

Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

2010-01-15 Thread Stormy Peters
I too usually prefer to use the term open source software. However, in this context, I think the term free software is more appropriate. To me, open source software is any software that meets the OSI definition, http://www.opensource.org/docs/osd. It is also the way most companies talk about free

Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

2010-01-15 Thread Stormy Peters
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Lefty (石鏡 ) le...@shugendo.org wrote: On 1/15/10 9:45 AM, Philip Van Hoof pvanh...@gnome.org wrote: I think it's a great idea to (at least) use both. I'd favor this as well. What it gains in possible awkwardness (which doesn't bother me, I used to say

Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

2010-01-15 Thread Stormy Peters
I will amend to say free and open source in the least awkward way I can. Stormy On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 11:16 AM, Lefty (石鏡 ) le...@shugendo.org wrote: On 1/15/10 10:10 AM, Stormy Peters stormy.pet...@gmail.com wrote: I have no objections to free and open source other than it's awkwardness

Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

2010-01-15 Thread Stormy Peters
Dave, Philip, Can you take this one offline unless there's another point you'd like to discuss with the whole Foundation list? Stormy On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 11:31 AM, Philip Van Hoof pvanh...@gnome.orgwrote: On Fri, 2010-01-15 at 18:57 +0100, Dave Neary wrote: Philip Van Hoof wrote: I

Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

2010-01-15 Thread Stormy Peters
I think what Lefty was trying to do was show that the list/community/group has lots of different opinions and we all make lots of assumptions whenever we talk about the community. That said, I believe surveys are a very hard way to make definitive statements. Stormy 2010/1/15 Andy Tai

Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

2010-01-15 Thread Stormy Peters
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 2:58 PM, Lefty (石鏡 ) le...@shugendo.org wrote: I speak as part of GNOME, perhaps, but I don't speak _for_ GNOME. The distinction is critically important. Speaking _for_ GNOME is a job for Stormy and the Board, and those to whom they might choose to delegate that

Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

2010-01-17 Thread Stormy Peters
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 4:17 PM, Stormy Peters stormy.pet...@gmail.comwrote: You all represent GNOME when you are out in the world. Let me clarify a bit more. I think that we all represent the groups we are a part of all the time, especially when we are the only one from that group present

Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

2010-01-17 Thread Stormy Peters
On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 4:55 PM, Philip Van Hoof pvanh...@gnome.org wrote: Using the term free software helps because it leads people to make a connection with a philosophy that answers exactly that question. Other helpful measures can include more prominently displaying the fact that

Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

2010-01-18 Thread Stormy Peters
On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 10:45 PM, Lefty (石鏡 ) le...@shugendo.org wrote: I've suggested that the first sentence should instead read something like The GNOME Foundation believes in and promotes free/open source software... Hope this clarifies things. And I agreed as GNOME often uses free

Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

2010-01-18 Thread Stormy Peters
, 2010 at 9:55 AM, Stormy Peters stormy.pet...@gmail.comwrote: On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 10:45 PM, Lefty (石鏡 ) le...@shugendo.org wrote: I've suggested that the first sentence should instead read something like The GNOME Foundation believes in and promotes free/open source software... Hope

Stormy's Update: Week of January 11th

2010-01-18 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/01/18/stormys-update-week-of-january-11th/ Started out my week late as it turns out that Amtrak can randomly cancel trains - like for a whole weekend. We had a GNOME Advisory Board meeting about GNOME Foundation 2010 goals. We got a lot of good feedback.

Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

2010-01-18 Thread Stormy Peters
Hi Richard, Your suggestions would probably be better received if they didn't sound so much like orders. The GNOME project has said free and open source for a long time both on our web pages and in press releases as far back as 2000. Changing it is likely to bring up a long debate like the one

Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

2010-01-19 Thread Stormy Peters
On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 8:01 AM, Richard Stallman r...@gnu.org wrote: In response to the first draft, I pointed out that it rejected the ideas of the free software movement, and the only form of support it gave was use of the term free software itself. Your new draft cancels out that little

Stormy's Update: Week of January 18th

2010-01-25 Thread Stormy Peters
** http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/01/25/stormys-update-week-of-january-18th/ Finally wrapped up the very long thread on the Foundation list and most of the side conversations. Met with a couple of advisory board members (via phone, email and IRC) to discuss funding and GUADEC. We are

Re: GNOME Foundation and CEO Goals

2010-01-26 Thread Stormy Peters
I would like to see us all agree on GNOME Foundation goals and then work on how I can best make those happen. So far we've gotten very little feedback on what people think the GNOME Foundation should accomplish in 2010. I've put together a short survey if you'd like to weigh in that way. Please

GNOME Q4 2009 Quarterly report

2010-02-03 Thread Stormy Peters
The GNOME Foundation would like to present the Q4 2009 Quarterly reporthttp://foundation.gnome.org/reports/gnome-report-2009-Q4.pdf[1] (HTML versionhttp://foundation.gnome.org/reports/gnome-report-2009-Q4.html[2]). Q4 is normally a quiet quarter — but not for GNOME! During Q4 we had our annual

Re: GNOME Q4 2009 Quarterly report

2010-02-03 Thread Stormy Peters
:49 AM, Stormy Peters sto...@gnome.org wrote: The GNOME Foundation would like to present the Q4 2009 Quarterly reporthttp://foundation.gnome.org/reports/gnome-report-2009-Q4.pdf[1] (HTML versionhttp://foundation.gnome.org/reports/gnome-report-2009-Q4.html[2]). Q4 is normally a quiet quarter

Stormy's Update for the Weeks of January 25th and February 1st

2010-02-08 Thread Stormy Peters
http://blogs.gnome.org/foundation/2010/02/08/stormys-update-for-the-weeks-of-january-25th-and-february-1st/ Edited a GNOME Journal http://gnomejournal.org/ article. Check out the latest issue with its multimedia http://gnomejournal.org/ focus! Published the GNOME Q4 2009 Quarterly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

  1   2   >