Re: Call for OPW project ideas

2014-11-03 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hi, On Sa, 2014-09-27 at 11:45 -0400, Marina Zhurakhinskaya wrote: Yes. The legal liability is only for gross negligence, recklessness or intentional wrongdoing. This is covered on https://wiki.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen#Contracts OK, I am very late to the thread, but I did read trough

Re: Call for OPW project ideas

2014-11-09 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hello Magdalen, On Sa, 2014-11-08 at 14:43 +, Magdalen Berns wrote: I think it's fair to assume volunteers can't really afford to pay individual liability cover for volunteer work and perhaps that they should not be asked to pay for it either since they are making valuable regular

Re: Call for OPW project ideas

2014-11-10 Thread Benjamin Berg
On So, 2014-11-09 at 23:09 -0500, Karen Sandler wrote: This is really mundane: I agreed to a more restrictive indemnification than this by simply reading CNN.com today. So has anybody who's ever used Skype, or Flash, or Facebook. (Seriously, check the ToS of Facebook or CNN, the two I

Re: Affiliation change and stepping down

2015-11-05 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hi, On Do, 2015-11-05 at 16:30 +0100, Tobias Mueller wrote: > On Tue, Nov 03, 2015 at 12:30:24PM +0100, Andreas Nilsson wrote: > > If I recall correctly, it's not a rule for the board to pick someone > > based on election results. > That's true and false. > > It's true in the sense that the

Re: Affiliation change and stepping down

2015-11-05 Thread Benjamin Berg
On Do, 2015-11-05 at 10:18 -0800, Behdad Esfahbod wrote: > On 15-11-05 10:08 AM, Benjamin Berg wrote: > > Actually, the way I read section 8.2.4 combined with 8.4.1 right now it > > seems perfectly sane to argue that Christian could have finished his > > term in offi

Re: Affiliation change and stepping down

2015-11-05 Thread Benjamin Berg
On Do, 2015-11-05 at 17:09 -0500, Shaun McCance wrote: > On Thu, 2015-11-05 at 19:08 +0100, Benjamin Berg wrote: > > Hi, > > > > On Do, 2015-11-05 at 16:30 +0100, Tobias Mueller wrote: > > > On Tue, Nov 03, 2015 at 12:30:24PM +0100, Andreas Nilsson wrote: >

Re: GNOME Board of Directors Foundation Elections 2017 - Candidates

2017-06-05 Thread Benjamin Berg
On Thu, 2017-06-01 at 09:10 -0500, Michael Catanzaro wrote: > On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 4:08 AM, Allan Day > wrote: > > My immediate thought is that it could put some people off running, > > since it's a greater commitment. However, I'd be interested to hear > > what you think

Re: Budgets and spending Foundation money

2017-12-06 Thread Benjamin Berg
On Wed, 2017-12-06 at 16:29 +, Neil McGovern wrote: > Hia, > > On Wed, 2017-12-06 at 12:22 +0100, Benjamin Berg wrote: > > How much spending are you expecting to be done through the travel > > policy for the next financial year and in which items in the budget &g

Re: Budgets and spending Foundation money

2017-12-06 Thread Benjamin Berg
On Tue, 2017-12-05 at 18:00 +, Neil McGovern wrote: > Budgets > --- > > The primary place which we're collecting this information is at https:/ > /wiki.gnome.org/Foundation/BudgetAndSpending, and links off there. This > holds the current policies that have been approved by the board, as >

Re: Minutes of the Foundation Board, 22nd May

2018-05-25 Thread Benjamin Berg
this case? Benjamin > On 25 May 2018 at 21:18, Benjamin Berg <benja...@sipsolutions.net> > wrote: > > Hi, > > > > On Fri, 2018-05-25 at 21:05 +0200, Carlos Soriano wrote: > > > Benjamin, I couldn't do in the way you mention simply because > > that &

Re: Minutes of the Foundation Board, 22nd May

2018-05-25 Thread Benjamin Berg
t you explicitly offer the user to replace all text in relevant posts. Have you done so, if not, is there any reason to not make this offer? Benjamin > Cheers > > On Fri., 25 May 2018, 20:30 Benjamin Berg, <benja...@sipsolutions.net > > wrote: > > On Wed, 2018-05-23 at

Re: Minutes of the Foundation Board, 22nd May

2018-05-25 Thread Benjamin Berg
On Wed, 2018-05-23 at 12:29 +0100, Allan Day wrote: > * Request for account deletion in GitLab for a blocked user (Carlos) > * Carlos sent an email to board-list with details of this > * Carlos is the only GitLab admin. He recently blocked a user for > inappropriate behaviour. This means that

Re: Minutes of the Foundation Board, 22nd May

2018-05-25 Thread Benjamin Berg
018 at 21:24, Benjamin Berg <benja...@sipsolutions.net> > wrote: > > On Fri, 2018-05-25 at 21:20 +0200, Carlos Soriano wrote: > > > Have you done so, if not, is there any reason to not make this > > offer? > > > > > > No, apart of the policy me

Re: Minutes of the Foundation Board, 22nd May

2018-06-18 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hi Board, On Sat, 2018-05-26 at 01:57 +0200, Benjamin Berg wrote: > On Fri, 2018-05-25 at 21:41 +0200, Alexandre Franke wrote: > > On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 9:32 PM, Carlos Soriano > > wrote: > > > What is your goal exactly with this interrogatory? > > >

Board of Directors Elections 2018 – Candidacy – Benjamin Berg

2018-05-31 Thread Benjamin Berg
Full name: Benjamin Berg Email: benja...@sipsolutions.net Corporate affiliation: Red Hat I have decided to submit my candidacy for the Foundation Board as I feel that the Board has not been able to sufficiently represent me in the last few years. The Foundation needs to empower individuals

Re: Minutes of the Foundation Board, 22nd May

2018-06-20 Thread Benjamin Berg
On Wed, 2018-06-20 at 16:28 +0100, Allan Day wrote: > Benjamin Berg wrote: > ... > > I fully understand that there is an interest for old comments and bug > > reports to remain available. I raised my concerns because it seemed > > like we have currently exactly one p

Re: Proposal for an Events Code of Conduct and Policy Referendum

2018-04-28 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hi, On Sun, 2018-04-22 at 13:06 +, Carlos Soriano wrote: > Another thing I want to mention is that I honestly cannot see this > proposal to have happen if it was not done with a specific set of > people that has invested so much into the big picture of what a CoC > conveys. I don't think is

Re: Minutes of the Board meeting of September, 26th, 2017

2018-01-12 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hi board, I have noticed that the lack of board minutes has not been resolved so far and I am hoping that the community can get a quick action from the board with regard to this matter. Can every board member please work on publishing the minutes at their respective earliest convenience?

Re: Minutes of the Board meeting of September, 26th, 2017

2018-01-29 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hi Cosimo, On Tue, 2018-01-23 at 21:00 -0800, Cosimo Cecchi wrote: > I just went ahead and published all the remaining minutes of our 2017 > meetings. They're already available on the wiki [1], and should also > reach the list soon. Thanks a lot, great to see that the backlog is getting a lot

Events Code of Conduct: CoC Working Group status

2018-07-30 Thread Benjamin Berg
[now from the correct address] Hi Board, quite a lot of the work on the events Code of Conduct (CoC) and some related documents like the guidelines happened in the Code of Conduct working group (WG) which was specifically formed for the purpose[1]. As such, the members of this WG should be in a

Events Code of Conduct: Ratification by the community

2018-07-19 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hi, This is more of a question to the previous board. Note that it may well be that I have simply missed the information in the minutes. It could also be that the information is currently not available to me as the minutes containing the ratification vote are currently still private[1][2]. This

Re: Events Code of Conduct: Effects on Hackfests

2018-07-21 Thread Benjamin Berg
On Fri, 2018-07-20 at 18:18 +0100, Allan Day wrote: > Benjamin Berg wrote: > ... > > However, I don't think your response clearly answers my question. And I > > do think it is important to understand possible implications of Board > > decisions as they may directly affe

Events Code of Conduct: Effects on Hackfests

2018-07-18 Thread Benjamin Berg
On Sat, 2018-07-07 at 12:25 +0200, Federico Mena Quintero wrote: > On Fri, 2018-07-06 at 16:58 +0200, Benjamin Berg wrote: > > > > I have a number of questions about the events Code of Conduct. Is > > there another way to submit questions rather than only during the AGM?

Re: Events Code of Conduct: Effects on Hackfests

2018-07-18 Thread Benjamin Berg
On Wed, 2018-07-18 at 10:04 +0100, Allan Day wrote: > Benjamin Berg wrote: > ... > > How does the decided event Code of Conduct and related > > policies/decisions affect Hackfests organised by community members? > > This is explained in > https://w

Re: Events Code of Conduct: Effects on Hackfests

2018-07-19 Thread Benjamin Berg
On Thu, 2018-07-19 at 11:21 +0100, Allan Day wrote: > [I'm replying as someone who helped to draft the CoC, and who was on > the board when it was approved. The CoC committee is responsible for > applying the code, and we have a new board now.] > > Benjamin Berg wrote: >

Re: Events Code of Conduct and New Committee Ratification

2018-07-06 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hello Board, On Fri, 2018-06-15 at 13:41 -0700, Nuritzi Sanchez wrote: > The GNOME Foundation Board invites interested community members to > participate in the general Q session to be held at the 2018 Annual > General Meeting (AGM) at GUADEC if they have questions for the Board > about this new

Re: Proposal for an Events Code of Conduct and Policy Referendum

2018-04-21 Thread Benjamin Berg
On Tue, 2018-04-17 at 19:09 -0700, Cosimo Cecchi wrote: > We discussed the topic of Events Code of Conduct during today's board > meeting. > > The board intends to consider your motion separately from the Code of > Conduct that was proposed by the working group; we will soon proceed > to seek

Proposal for an Events Code of Conduct and Policy Referendum

2018-04-15 Thread Benjamin Berg
Dear Board, Codes of Conduct (CoC) and especially the policies surrounding them are a very political issue (which easily becomes emotional). Unfortunately, in my view, the CoC Working Group (WG) was unable to set these politics aside enough to create a proposal that finds a balance in the wide

Re: Proposal for an Events Code of Conduct and Policy Referendum

2018-04-16 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hi Philip, On Mon, 2018-04-16 at 05:37 +, philip.chime...@gmail.com wrote: > Your email references vaguely some recent events. Reading between the > lines, something must have happened in the WG to make the situation > untenable for you, but I have no idea what. According to [1], the > WG's

Re: Proposal for an Events Code of Conduct and Policy Referendum

2018-04-24 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hi Tobias, On Sat, 2018-04-21 at 15:12 +0200, Tobias Mueller wrote: > [SNIP] > Am I right in assuming that you would not pursue a referendum if the > board does not further decide on the current draft? You are right that this would render many of my reasons to push for a referendum (or an

Re: Minutes of the Foundation Board, 22nd May

2018-06-20 Thread Benjamin Berg
On Wed, 2018-06-20 at 11:10 +0100, Allan Day wrote: > Benjamin Berg wrote: > ... > > I have neither gotten a response nor have I seen an indication that the > > Board is discussing the issue. Is the Board planning on responding to > > this request? > > Read

Re: Minutes of the board meeting of March 13, 2019

2019-05-15 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hi, On Tue, 2019-05-14 at 22:30 -0700, Philip Chimento via foundation-list wrote: >* Philip: Everyone please read this, we'll discuss it again in the > next meeting. As suggested in Allan's comments, I can split the parts > that are more of interest to Foundation members into a wiki page. Is

Re: Minutes of the board meeting of March 13, 2019

2019-05-23 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hi, On Wed, 2019-05-15 at 18:08 -0700, philip.chime...@gmail.com wrote: > On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 1:11 AM Benjamin Berg > wrote: > > On Tue, 2019-05-14 at 22:30 -0700, Philip Chimento via foundation- > > list > > wrote: > > >* Philip: Everyone please

Re: Minutes of the board meeting of April 29, 2019

2019-05-24 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hi Carlos, On Wed, 2019-05-22 at 14:18 +0200, Carlos Soriano wrote: > Just as an addition to what Rob said. As an example, I have been > working on some critical work for the foundation, for over a year > now. This work required extensive reading of legal, tax forms, > research, etc. and is yet

Re: Minutes of the board meeting of March 13, 2019

2019-05-24 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hi, On Thu, 2019-05-23 at 18:37 -0700, philip.chime...@gmail.com wrote: > On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 4:55 AM Benjamin Berg > wrote: > > On Wed, 2019-05-15 at 18:08 -0700, philip.chime...@gmail.com wrote: > > > On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 1:11 AM Benjamin Berg > > > wro

Re: Question to candidates - Minutes of the board meeting

2019-06-04 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hi, On Tue, 2019-06-04 at 08:42 +0800, Max via foundation-list wrote: > Thanks everyone who want take times to make GNOME better. > Just a simple question about Minutes of the board meeting. So, with the publication of the guidelines by the current board, the expected time frame appears to be

Re: Board of Directors Elections 2019 - Candidacy - Benjamin Berg

2019-06-07 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hi Philip, On Thu, 2019-06-06 at 11:20 -0700, Philip Chimento via foundation-list wrote: > [SNIP] > It's public knowledge that you've disagreed with decisions made by > the currently sitting board of directors. Different points of view, > disagreement, and debate within the board are normal,

Re: Question to candidates: eco-friendliness

2019-06-03 Thread Benjamin Berg
Hi, On Mon, 2019-06-03 at 18:10 +0100, Philip Withnall wrote: > What steps do you think the Foundation could take to reduce its > environmental impact, and the environmental impact of the project as a > whole? It is an interesting question. I really believe that this is an important issue and

Board of Directors Elections 2019 - Candidacy - Benjamin Berg

2019-06-02 Thread Benjamin Berg
Name: Benjamin Berg Affiliation: Red Hat E-Mail: bb...@gnome.org IRC: benzea Hello, I would like to run for the Board of Directors of the GNOME Foundation. I have been contributing to GNOME since 2006. In addition to development work I have regularly helped with events and also organised GUADEC

Re: Minutes of the board meeting of March 13, 2019

2019-06-21 Thread Benjamin Berg
On Mon, 2019-06-03 at 20:17 -0700, philip.chime...@gmail.com wrote: > I will try to explain my understanding. I think it's accurate to say > that so far, minutes are approved by unanimous consent, since the > directors all have access to the draft minutes before they are > published and have the