Re: A question to candidates

2007-11-23 Thread Lucas Rocha
Hi, 2007/11/23, Vincent Untz [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Le vendredi 23 novembre 2007, à 14:42 +0100, Murray Cumming a écrit : On Fri, 2007-11-23 at 01:18 +0100, Vincent Untz wrote: [snip] Taking too much time to decide: it sometimes happen that we wait for a meeting or for another event to

Re: Questions to the candidates

2007-11-23 Thread Luis Villa
On Nov 22, 2007 5:52 PM, Anne Østergaard [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Questions to the candidates: Will you apply for the position as new Executive Director for GNOME? Will you apply for any paid position within GNOME while serving as board member? For those who don't know, before going to law

Re: Candidacy: Jeff Waugh

2007-11-23 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Andrew Cowie On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 06:34 +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote: * This year has been pretty tough for me as a Board member, as I've been starting a new business which has required a lot of time, I have been travelling a lot, and conference calls have been at a particularly

Re: GNOME Foundation Statement on ECMA TC45-M Participation

2007-11-23 Thread Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
On Sat, Nov 24, 2007 at 02:02:49AM +0100, Olav Vitters wrote: On Sat, Nov 24, 2007 at 12:44:52AM +, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote: Don't cry about people who criticize the Foundation's unconditional support for OOXML, you're pointing guns at your own feet (and in fact just took another

Re: GNOME Foundation Statement on ECMA TC45-M Participation

2007-11-23 Thread Olav Vitters
On Sat, Nov 24, 2007 at 12:44:52AM +, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote: Don't cry about people who criticize the Foundation's unconditional support for OOXML, you're pointing guns at your own feet (and in fact just took another shot). Nice trollish statement. -- Regards, Olav

Re: A question to candidates

2007-11-23 Thread Luis Villa
On Nov 22, 2007 12:11 PM, Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What do you see as the best way to spend this money? In terms of hiring, do you prefer hiring a sysadmin, or an executive director? What other priorities do you have for expenditure this year, outside of our usual cost centers

Re: A question to candidates

2007-11-23 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Jeff Waugh wrote: quote who=Murray Cumming This is generally caused by the habit of only making decisions in meetings, instead of making decisions on the mailing list. And a tendency to think that all decisions must be unanimous. A majority of the decisions this year were made on

Re: A question to candidates

2007-11-23 Thread Og Maciel
What do you see as the best way to spend this money? In terms of hiring, do you prefer hiring a sysadmin, or an executive director? What other priorities do you have for expenditure this year, outside of our usual cost centers (GUADEC + salaries + travel sponsorship)? As many of the other

Re: A question to candidates

2007-11-23 Thread Murray Cumming
On Fri, 2007-11-23 at 01:18 +0100, Vincent Untz wrote: [snip] Taking too much time to decide: it sometimes happen that we wait for a meeting or for another event to take a decision, while the decision is pretty trivial. It might be related to my first item, since pinging people so they say

Re: A question to candidates

2007-11-23 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Lucas Rocha wrote: After two years without a full-time employee, the foundation's finances are in a decent state, with $150K cash and $50K receivables [2]. ... I think the best way to spend this money in 2008/2009 is: - To support (presential) activities that will facilitate

Re: GNOME Foundation Statement on ECMA TC45-M Participation

2007-11-23 Thread Olav Vitters
On Sat, Nov 24, 2007 at 01:22:00AM +, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote: On Sat, Nov 24, 2007 at 02:02:49AM +0100, Olav Vitters wrote: On Sat, Nov 24, 2007 at 12:44:52AM +, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote: Don't cry about people who criticize the Foundation's unconditional support for

Re: Questions to the candidates

2007-11-23 Thread Og Maciel
Will you apply for the position as new Executive Director for GNOME? If elected to the Board, this will be my first time to learn the intricacies of the job and get acquainted with what such a role really implies. So it is fairly safe to say that I would not run for such position yet. :) Will

Re: A question to candidates

2007-11-23 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Murray Cumming This is generally caused by the habit of only making decisions in meetings, instead of making decisions on the mailing list. And a tendency to think that all decisions must be unanimous. A majority of the decisions this year were made on the mailing list, with a

Re: A question to candidates

2007-11-23 Thread Lucas Rocha
Hi Dave, I did send these to the membership committee, but voting's nearly open, and I think they're important, so I guess I'll just ask... Ok. The foundation's role is essentially to facilitate the enthusiasm of the GNOME project, as Andrew Cowie blogged earlier [1]. This consists of two

Re: A question to candidates

2007-11-23 Thread Vincent Untz
Le vendredi 23 novembre 2007, à 11:58 +0100, Dave Neary a écrit : For example, the board has included in the published budget a grant for a GTK+ summit, which GTK+ developers have never requested. Perhaps people expect the board to organise the thing as well as spend the money? Similarly,

Re: A question to candidates

2007-11-23 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Vincent Untz (also I'm not sure why you mention GTK+ developers never requested a GTK+ summit: it seems to me they did) It's sort of in the middle -- they wanted to do one, but never really came to the Board for support. We've always been 100% behind helping though! I'm going to

Re: A question to candidates

2007-11-23 Thread Vincent Untz
Le vendredi 23 novembre 2007, à 14:42 +0100, Murray Cumming a écrit : On Fri, 2007-11-23 at 01:18 +0100, Vincent Untz wrote: [snip] Taking too much time to decide: it sometimes happen that we wait for a meeting or for another event to take a decision, while the decision is pretty trivial.