Re: GUADEC Schedule online!

2005-03-17 Thread Dave Neary
Hi all, After the announcement, the errata... Dave Neary a écrit : In the morning, we will have lightning talks (5 minutes or less to impress), a Topaz/GNOME 3.0 planning session, ... The Topaz session is currently listed for the afternoon. A big welcome too to a multimedia mini-conference

Re: GNOME Trademark license and useage guidelines

2005-04-14 Thread Dave Neary
There's a problem with attachments on the wiki. Don't know when it started, but it was before last week's meeting. Dave. Murray Cumming a écrit : The links to the PDFs are not working anymore. Did someone change something? On Thu, 2005-03-24 at 17:16 -0500, Tim Ney, GNOME Foundation wrote: The

Re: Kicking off planning session planning

2005-05-06 Thread Dave Neary
Hi Brian, Brian Cameron a écrit : One topic that might also make a good track would be stability. This year Sun is sending two Architecture Review Council chairs to GUADEC to speak on this topic. I think this is a significant and timely gesture from Sun. One reason that GNOME has difficulty

Re: GNOME Member card

2005-07-13 Thread Dave Neary
usage you're asking for, we'll sign the trademark agreement, then send it to you to sign, and you're good to go. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary Lyon, France ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: Software freedom day

2005-08-19 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Jeff Waugh a écrit : Don't know why it didn't occur to me to pimp this to GNOME, we've been doing lots of stuff about it in Australia and Ubuntu-land. I just noticed :) Andreas, got any thoughts on an SFD-inspired image for gnome.org? (I just got a sudden flash of New GNOME. New World

Re: Changing the name of GUADEC

2005-09-06 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Vincent Untz a écrit : To answer Dave: I like GUADEC (more than GConf, to be honest). But look at various other conferences: is their name easily understandable? I don't think it's more understandable than GUADEC, but once you know what it means, you remember it. OSCon DefCon Linux Expo

Re: Changing the name of GUADEC

2005-09-06 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Glynn Foster a écrit : And by the time you've finished discussing this, I could have had the call for papers out, call for sponsors, and had the skeleton of a web page written. http://2006.guadec.org/ 404, just peachy ;) Haven't we learned anything in *6* years of conference

Re: Changing the name of GUADEC

2005-09-06 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Vincent Untz a écrit : Let's try another question: who are the new people we want to see? People who know GNOME? People who don't know GNOME? If they don't know GNOME, GnomeCon/GConf is not clearer than GUADEC. If they know GNOME, there are some chances they will learn about GUADEC being a

Re: Changing the name of GUADEC

2005-09-06 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller a écrit : So the solution is that we dump the name that a lot of people in the free software world knows by now and instead switch to a new name... Building up name recognition and brand takes a lot of time. Let's kill this excuse dead straight away.

Re: What is GUADEC?

2005-09-08 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Tim Ney, GNOME Foundation a écrit : On Wed, 2005-09-07 at 16:05 +0200, Quim Gil wrote: For some the GUADEC is an opportunity to meet, for others is a way to get new contributors, for others is a way to get some money for the Foundation, for others is a way to enhance a common vision of

Re: GNOME trademark guidelines and user group agreement

2005-09-09 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Mohammad Anwari a écrit : http://foundation.gnome.org/licensing/usergroup/ in 2.c: You may not modify, create derivative works or make any use of the Licensed Works other than as expressly permitted by this License; Does it mean we can't use our own logo derived from GNOME's logo?

Re: poor man's SWOT analysis of GUADEC

2005-09-13 Thread Dave Neary
Salut, Vincent Untz a écrit : I'm not sure what kind of other conferences you're talking about, but isn't this the role of local groups (if they exist, of course)? E.g. events in France are pretty much covered by GNOME-FR people and it's probably the same for Germany/GNOME-DE and other

Re: Petition for referendum

2005-09-29 Thread Dave Neary
Hi Mark, I fully recognise that this would have resulted in my not being elected last year. I also think that's a complete straw-man argument, for the reason you state. I agree it's taking far too much energy - part of that is that we're working *around* the board, not with it. I'm not

Re: foundation affiliations list/page?

2005-10-20 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Luis Villa wrote: OSSI is the only thing I can think of offhand, though I know we at one point had a relationship with SPI, and I know there is at least one other I'm blanking on at the moment. There's the UK based Open Source Consortium, but they seem to have disappeared off the face

Producing open source software

2005-11-08 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, http://producingoss.com/html-chunk/index.html Karl Fogel wrote a book on producing free and open source software, which discusses everything from technical and social infrastructure to handling money and managing colunteers. It's an interesting read, so far. It's particularly

Re: How does the board work?

2005-11-13 Thread Dave Neary
mostly every 2 weeks, apart from a period recently which was slightly perturbed by the GNOME summit. Normally, we're having a board meeting next Wednesday. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary Lyon, France ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list

Re: [Fwd: Re: Beginning of the 2005 GNOME Foundation elections]

2005-11-16 Thread Dave Neary
Anne Østergaard wrote: I remember that Miguel de Icaza one year was announcing his candidacy a little after the time limit and his candidacy was not accepted by the committee. He also was on travel and was a very serious candidate for the board. With the difference that he had not expressed

Re: Additional questions for the board candidates

2005-11-24 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Philip Van Hoof wrote: So basically you guys will be responsible for being the official voice, steering the releases, communicating with vendors and customers, GNOME related conferences and promotion. You guys being the foundation. Not necessarily the board. How important are desktop

Voting reccommendations

2005-11-28 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Following on from Reinout's example, I'd like to reccommend votes for the following candidates, some of whom are perhaps not as well known as others: * Vincent Untz - he's great. A nice guy, a great worker, and a born leader. The kind of person you'd like to have on the board. * Quim

Re: [Off Topic] We need Vendors? [was Words to Avoid Vendor]

2005-12-02 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Murray Cumming wrote: On Thu, 2005-12-01 at 21:06 -0500, Richard M. Stallman wrote: We want to encourage non-free apps to use GNOME, but we don't want to appear to grant those non-free apps ethical legitimacy. We have to choose our words with care to achieve both goals at

Re: Lyon for GUADEC 2007

2006-02-06 Thread Dave Neary
Rodrigo Moya wrote: On Mon, 2006-02-06 at 13:39 +, Calum Benson wrote: Ooh, UK v. France... it's the Olympic bid all over again :) IIRC, someone mentioned Vilnius, in Lithuania, as a candidate also some time ago. Any news on that? Someone from Vienna also expressed an interest.

Re: Minutes of the Board meeting 2006/Feb/15

2006-02-27 Thread Dave Neary
, someone could even make a release and call it Official GNOME and we could not stop them. Bill ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list -- Dave Neary Lyon, France

Re: Minutes of the Board meeting 2006/Feb/15

2006-02-27 Thread Dave Neary
to be as liberal as possible without losing them. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary Lyon, France ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list

Re: GUADEC participation and registration fees

2006-03-24 Thread Dave Neary
Hi Martyn, You need to make sure you're registered for the site first - you can register and/or log in at http://beta.guadec.org/user Cheers, Dave. Martyn Russell wrote: On Tue, 2006-03-21 at 02:02 +0100, Quim Gil wrote: Just as a reminder, the GUADEC 2006 Call for Participation is open

Re: GUADEC participation and registration fees

2006-03-24 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, I should have tried before saying anything... there's a problem and the site is giving access denied. And yes, this is a recent problem. Cheers, Dave. Martyn Russell wrote: On Tue, 2006-03-21 at 02:02 +0100, Quim Gil wrote: Just as a reminder, the GUADEC 2006 Call for Participation is

New foundation employee, and open position

2006-03-29 Thread Dave Neary
) to the GNOME user and developer community, and will be making a public call for candidatures only after that period, if we don't have a good candidate. Candidates should send a résumé to [EMAIL PROTECTED] in plain text. Thanks for your time! Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] Lyon, France

Re: Summer of Code

2006-04-18 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Murray Cumming wrote: I have some Glom tasks that are quite involved. They seem suitable because a) They need some investigation and hacking time b) They don't need development of any fundamentally new techniques or technologies. It's not an official part of GNOME, but I wonder if it

Agenda for board meeting 2006-04-19

2006-04-18 Thread Dave Neary
Hi all, Here's the agenda for the board meeting tomorrow. If you're waiting for a decision from the board on something, and it's not here, shout. Cheers, Dave. Wednesday, 19 April 2006, 19:00 UTC (21:00 CET, 15:00 EST, 14:00 CST) == ACTIONS == * Dave to request a contract from Quim for

Re: overwhelmed board + lack of employees

2006-04-20 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Quim Gil wrote: There was a comment in the minutes about board members being overwhelmed. The Foundation is also looking for an executive director and there seem to be not many responses. The combination of these two factors must be a pain, specially when the GNOME project and Foundation

Agenda for board meeting 2006-04-25

2006-04-25 Thread Dave Neary
Hi all, Last week's board meeting got pushed back a week because of a high nomber of people who weren't available last week, and a light agenda. The next meeting will take place tomorrow evening. Here's the agenda. Please feel free to let me know if there are outstanding issues waiting for an

Re: Boilerplate copyright agreement for commercial exploitation

2006-05-15 Thread Dave Neary
Selon Alan Cox [EMAIL PROTECTED]: On Sul, 2006-05-14 at 19:52 +0200, Dave Neary wrote: Since lawyers talk .doc, and use revision control to track changes to the documents, that's what we ge too. Disappointing. I hope the foundation will reconsider that decision and post its documents

Re: Call for comments on where to have GUADEC in 2007

2006-05-17 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Selon Glynn Foster [EMAIL PROTECTED]: The board (minus Dave Neary and Vincent Untz who are behind the French invitation) will make the final decision. We have got two very fine invitations to choose among: Birmingham in the UK or Lyon in France. The bids are attached in this mail

Re: Call for comments on where to have GUADEC in 2007

2006-05-17 Thread Dave Neary
, they indicated that this would go as far as providing city facilities for conference events, and perhaps administrative help during the organisation period. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary Lyon, France ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http

Re: Call for comments on where to have GUADEC in 2007

2006-05-18 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Glynn Foster wrote: Neither of the bids have any details about financials and budgets - I think the decisions can't possibly made until we know the details of what the costs involved of hosting in each of the bids. Aside from the cost of the venue, which we have never paid (at least not

Trademark agreement (ODT update)

2006-05-18 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, First off, I'd like to thank Dom and DW Price for their comments on the contract. In fact, DW did a *huge* job going over the contract, and I've put his commented version and the original on ODT format in the wiki: http://live.gnome.org/Trademark at the top of the page. We now probably have

Mellon awards

2006-05-18 Thread Dave Neary
Hi all, http://rit.mellon.org/awards The GNOME Foundation qualifies for these awards, surely. Who would like to write a first draft of a (max. 1000 words) nomination? In my experience, the shorter the better, if you can do it in 200 words, that would be great. Please reply here with efforts.

Re: Mellon awards

2006-05-22 Thread Dave Neary
Thanks for this Federico. Federico Mena Quintero wrote: On Thu, 2006-05-18 at 17:37 +0200, Dave Neary wrote: We just need to figure out how the GNOME project provides a direct and demonstrably significant benefit to the arts or the environment. snip The GNOME Project's software is widely

Re: Asking more information to prospective members

2006-05-22 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Baris Cicek wrote: Murray asked on membership-committee list if we should ask to prospective members these questions, which are optional to answer: gender, to track lack of female involvement; nationality, to track lack of Asian involvement; I have no problems with these. And one more

Re: Code Of Conduct

2006-05-30 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Davyd Madeley wrote: Also of interest, a (female) colleague asked where we're getting our 1% contribution statistic from. It sounds believable, but is it people with CVS accounts, or does it include translators who send translations to their i18n team leader. Did someone just look

Re: Women in GNOME (Was: Code Of Conduct)

2006-06-01 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Luis Villa wrote: Such a plan should be written by someone who has actually been involved in IRC, our mailing lists, bugzilla, etc., *as a developer*- which, sorry, isn't Anne. It will not work if it is not driven by someone with such experience. That's not so. There's nothing

Re: Women in GNOME (Was: Code Of Conduct)

2006-06-01 Thread Dave Neary
Anne Østergaard wrote: tor, 01 06 2006 kl. 09:05 -0400, skrev Luis Villa: On 6/1/06, Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Any such plan would have to appeal to geek women - so who's better placed to come up with a plan? A male geek or a female non-geek? A female geek? I would like to hear

Board meetings since March (was: Re: Temporaray enlargement of the GNOME Board with 3 persons)

2006-06-06 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Daniel Veillard wrote: Okay, what happen at the board meetings since March, time of last published minutes I could find. I assume it's reasonable request to at least know if you are meeting, and what are the problems/questions you are facing with the details you can share. It then

Re: Draft agenda for foundation AGM during GUADEC

2006-06-12 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, David Neary wrote: The agenda will be pretty basic - we will present what the board has been working on and will work on for the rest of the year, get a report on our finances from the treasurer, and have a QA session for the rest of the time available. Following on from feedback, a

Re: Required: Administrator for the Foundation

2006-06-20 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Richard Stallman wrote: In reality, we will likely hire someone who is already competent in the use of free software - but I agree with Quim that this should not be a requirement (obviously (at least to me), *using* free software will be part of the job, where possible).

Re: Membership Committee Mailing List Archives

2006-07-12 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Calum Benson wrote: On 10 Jul 2006, at 19:34, David Neary wrote: The reference mails can perhaps go off-list, but honestly I can't think why that might happen - in general, if you're replying it's to give a good reference, and if the reference would be bad, you don't reply. Hmm...

Re: GUADEC/GNOME build machines

2006-07-17 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote: So, this is the EXCITING NEW proposal I am proposing to you today. The machines were bought on the GUADEC budget, and that means this plan needs approving by a higher authority than myself. I am unsure what this authority is, or if this is considered a good

Re: GNOME Local user groups

2006-07-26 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Quim Gil wrote: Definitely, this is a very good start. I searched local by title (no relevant results) and by text (too much results) and din't find this page. Yeah - it's linked off TeamWorkspaces - I've added a link to the top of GnomeWorldwide too, which seems like a logical place to

Re: GNOME Local user groups

2006-07-27 Thread Dave Neary
Hi Luca, Luca Cappelletti wrote: Please, which is the important GNU package you mean? I'm guessing that it starts with G, ends in ME, and has a NO in the middle. Cheers, Dave. -- David Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list

Re: GNOME Local user groups

2006-07-28 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Felipe Barros S. wrote: We[1] are an official GNOME Group[2], with almost five GNOME Foundation members, we promote, teach and evangelize in our country and I have some questions to do: I'm curious what almost 5 foundation members means :) 1. We can use all the marketing stuff[3]

Re: Code of Conduct final draft?

2006-08-01 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Adrian Custer wrote: The foundation could certainly impose a code of conduct on its members; an elegant requirement might also be an hour a month dedicated to helping newcomers. s/impose/suggest Or perhaps codify. The idea of a code of conduct is to document what is already

Re: Code of Conduct final draft?

2006-08-04 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Jeff Waugh wrote: quote who=Quim Gil Doing the process of updating the charter would be a failure? I don't see why, this process could be healthy for the community, and the result would be stronger and more sounded. In the meantime the list of recommendations could be discussed, tested,

And the recipients of the Ultra 20s are...

2006-10-09 Thread Dave Neary
to... Elijah Newren and Behdad Esfahbod Thank you both for your stirling work over the years, and I hope that this finally helps you build GNOME faster, Elijah ;-) Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] Lyon, France ___ foundation-list mailing list

Re: GNOME.conf.au and sponsorship

2006-10-11 Thread Dave Neary
Hi Davyd, Davyd Madeley wrote: It seems to me that sponsorship to this event should really be handled by linux.conf.au, but I was wondering if the Foundation saw any place for itself here. I tend to agree with you. We have helped bring people to conferences in the past, and are doing so at

Re: GNOME.conf.au and sponsorship

2006-10-11 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Davyd Madeley wrote: Send us a proposal (cost per t-shirt, number of prints, total cost) today if possible, we'll consider it at tonight's board meeting. I don't have anything harder than an idea so far. So I'm not going to be able to get anything to you today. I was more hoping to

Re: Software Freedom Day on the 18th November, 2006

2006-10-16 Thread Dave Neary
have arranged that. FYI, we are going to have a venue every two months... Anyway, thanks for your reply. Cheers, Jimmy -Original Message- From: Dave Neary [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 9:04 PM To: jimmy Pierre Cc: foundation-list@gnome.org

Re: My interests in the GNOME Foundation

2006-11-08 Thread Dave Neary
the conflict of interest (not without precedent) over the past few months. I appreciate the transparency. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation

Re: My interests in the GNOME Foundation

2006-11-08 Thread Dave Neary
of respect and esteem with the people to whom we have discussed this already - the GNOME Foundation already has credibility issues, which we would do well to avoid aggravating. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list

Re: Board Member Application Mini-HOWTO

2006-11-12 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Quim Gil wrote: On the other hand, VoIP conference calls imply broadband, which depending on countries and personal economies can be a higher barrier than a cheap call with a normal phone and one of those prefixes. As well as implying access to broadband at home, this also implies

Re: Board Member Application Mini-HOWTO

2006-11-15 Thread Dave Neary
dropped it. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary Lyon, France ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list

Candidacy: Dave Neary

2006-11-16 Thread Dave Neary
Name: Dave Neary Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Affiliation: Wengo Hi, I have spent a lot of time thinking about whether I will run for the board this year. In the end, I feel very invested in the success of the foundation, and I feel like we have made huge progress in the past two years. I really

Re: Answer to questions to candidates from Anne Østergaard

2006-11-25 Thread Dave Neary
Anne Østergaard wrote: Who am I to think I am fit for election in this celebre Tarzan and his closest friends competition :-)? Nice to know you have such a high opinion of your board colleagues. Dave. -- Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation

Code of conduct (bis)

2006-12-01 Thread Dave Neary
imposing it on the community, which is an impression we wish to avoid. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list

Re: Code of conduct (bis)

2006-12-01 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Murray Cumming wrote: On Fri, 2006-12-01 at 15:02 +0100, Dave Neary wrote: The feeling of the board (a majority opinion, rather than unanimous) is that the code of conduct would be more hurt than helped by being pushed by us. Its adoption really needs to be bottom-up. Thanks for being

Re: Code of conduct (bis)

2006-12-02 Thread Dave Neary
of conduct by High Command from the board is healthy, and I don't think it will help its adoption. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation

Re: membership

2006-12-05 Thread Dave Neary
becoming a member, don't renew, or send a mail to the membership committee, and they will remove you from the list of members. Mind me asking why you want to leave the foundation? Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list

Re: Code of conduct (bis)

2006-12-08 Thread Dave Neary
Hi Telsa, Telsa Gwynne wrote: Ar Fri, Dec 01, 2006 at 03:02:42PM +0100, ysgrifennodd Dave Neary: The feeling of the board (a majority opinion, rather than unanimous) is that the code of conduct would be more hurt than helped by being pushed by us. Its adoption really needs to be bottom-up

Re: Why no press releases about new AB members?

2006-12-12 Thread Dave Neary
miss something? We also have OLPC and the SFLC as two new non-profit advisory board members. We also never announced Nokia was joining the advisory board officially. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list

Re: debug machine (was Re: Minutes of the Board meeting, 2006/Oct/25)

2006-12-13 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Fernando Herrera wrote: Ey, maybe we could use this machine as a future debug server. What's a debug server? Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman

Re: Can there be an Official Hardware Partner for GNOME

2006-12-20 Thread Dave Neary
(and nothing says they'd accept if we did). But I would also love to see the company get more visibility through a donation of hardware which would benefit GNOME user groups around Europe, the US or elsewhere. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: Our annual meeting at GUADEC

2007-01-09 Thread Dave Neary
that came up during the day? Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list

Re: Minutes of the Board meeting, 2007/jan/04

2007-01-12 Thread Dave Neary
is hooking up with OSGeo!? This is great. Where can I find out more? We'll be making an announcement about this with a bit more info shortly. How shortly depends on how much time I can free up over the next couple of weeks :} Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED

Help us formulate a budget

2007-01-12 Thread Dave Neary
event, then some idea what the money will be used for will be needed. Open mic! Jump on in. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list

Re: New board roles

2007-02-05 Thread Dave Neary
to all the ressources they need to approve/deny/reply to requests? Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list

Re: GNOME annual report

2007-03-19 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Thomas Wood wrote: On 16 Mar 2007, at 14:32, Dave Neary wrote: In secret, for several weeks around the end of the year, myself, Quim Gil, Davyd Madeley, Glynn Foster and a few other people worked on an annual report for the foundation, which would cover all the major projects

Re: GNOME annual report

2007-03-19 Thread Dave Neary
New contributor from country X! type notes but the growth of GNOME worldwide is something that's important. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: GNOME annual report

2007-03-19 Thread Dave Neary
of the report. Doesn't anyone think it's cool that we finally got something like this (and all of the other user group stuff) done? Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org

Re: Could GNOME Foundation qualify for a MATC award?

2007-03-21 Thread Dave Neary
defeatist... Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list

Re: an open-audit voting system for GNOME elections

2007-03-22 Thread Dave Neary
to be quite slow. That said, if this continues to be an issue (if Java isn't released under the GPL quickly enough), then definitely keep me posted. I imagine that if you test that this works with a Free JVM such as Kaffe that there won't be any issue. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation

Re: Call for invitations to be the host of GUADEC 2008

2007-03-22 Thread Dave Neary
, FOSS.IN, CeBIT, LinuxTag... Perhaps the biggest free software business conferences are in the US (your LinuxWorlds and OSCons of the world), but all the best community conferences happen outside the US. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: Special GNOME event in California next week

2007-04-13 Thread Dave Neary
. This is underlining something I've said a lot over the past couple of years - the foundation is not the board, and nothing is preventing a community member from starting an initiative on their own, and deciding when to spring the fruit of their efforts on everyone. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary

Re: no financial statements for recent years on Foundation website

2007-04-23 Thread Dave Neary
, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list

Bugdet 2007 for the GNOME Foundation

2007-05-28 Thread Dave Neary
that we've made a budget for the financial year as far as I can tell. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED] GNOME budget 2007 v3.ods Description: application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet ___ foundation-list

Re: Lutèce d'Or GNOME

2007-05-29 Thread Dave Neary
of the year (if we have someone who wants to apply :-)) It's hard to see specific GNOME-related things we could apply for here. What do you suggest? Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing

Re: GNOME Foundation Board Meeting Minutes :: 7/6/07

2007-06-11 Thread Dave Neary
sponsorship, make-up of the organising committee, and so on. But I think there are substantial benefits too, and the topic merits discussion. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list

Re: GNOME Foundation Board Meeting Minutes :: 7/6/07

2007-06-11 Thread Dave Neary
consecutive weeks to go to two conferences? I know I wouldn't (the boss would probably think I was nuts, and the wife would kill me). I'm wondering if there are a lot of volunteers in the same situation as me. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: Hiring a part-time sysadmin?

2007-06-23 Thread Dave Neary
to hire a part-time sysadmin, and I think we'd have difficulty finding one (to work part-time). It's certainly something worth thinking about, but the answer will likely be we can't (yet) afford it. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary Lyon, France ___ foundation

Resigning from the board

2007-07-16 Thread Dave Neary
through the last 3 elections. I'd like to wish all the best to the board for the rest of the year, and good luck to the person who replaces me. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation

Re: Foundation and Source Code Copyright

2007-08-03 Thread Dave Neary
and if so why? I'm certainly not a definitive source on the issue - Luis would be a better person to comment on the consequences of such a copyright assignment - but I don't think that you are to understand that. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: Proposal: Shift election cycle back six months

2007-08-07 Thread Dave Neary
. Fully support this - I have no problem with the current board holding on for another 6 months. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org

Re: Minor change to Board practice

2007-08-07 Thread Dave Neary
to throw in a second procedural change, and have that person elected to the position, rather than nominated from within the board. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list

Re: Proposal: Shift election cycle back six months

2007-08-19 Thread Dave Neary
) this is already the case. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list

Re: Foundation Board Meeting Minutes :: 23rd Auguest 2007

2007-09-11 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Jeff Waugh wrote: quote who=Dave Neary I think it's a mistake not to have someone in Boston involved early in the planning process. This problem would not have been solved by having someone in Boston involved early in the planning process. It's just rotten luck. I didn't say

Re: Foundation Board Meeting Minutes :: 23rd Auguest 2007

2007-09-11 Thread Dave Neary
. Has the board been in contact with them? Cheers, Dave. PS. Congratulations to Rosanna Jonathan! -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: Can we improve things?

2007-09-11 Thread Dave Neary
- we're up to 50 or 60 posts a day. The question is how to marry reactivity to requests and accountability with that editorial control. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation

Re: Can we improve things?

2007-09-12 Thread Dave Neary
countless more hours bikeshedding it. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list

Re: Can we improve things?

2007-09-12 Thread Dave Neary
/quantity equation. The planet's got 245 authors now. There are 48 posts since yesterday morning. At what point do we recognise that editorial control is necessary for the planet to remain a useful resource? Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: Can we improve things?

2007-09-13 Thread Dave Neary
are undocumented approval guidelines, and a single point of failure (Jeff) for planet maintenance. Jeff's fixing the first one, and a formal team is not an ideal solution to the second. Keep it simple. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: Preliminary results for Membership Vote Regarding Change to Bylaws

2007-10-16 Thread Dave Neary
on this issue on the list (I did see some grumbling on IRC, but nothing concrete), so it's hardly an initiative that's going to mobilise the troops. I'm hopeful that there'll be more animation around the elections this year. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary GNOME Foundation member [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: Preliminary results for Membership Vote Regarding Change to Bylaws

2007-10-16 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, Jeff Waugh wrote: quote who=Dave Neary Voting in referenda is generally not very high, and there was 0 debate on this issue on the list (I did see some grumbling on IRC, but nothing concrete), so it's hardly an initiative that's going to mobilise the troops. There was buttloads

Re: Suggestion for coming elections

2007-10-16 Thread Dave Neary
suggestion, though. Cheers, Dave. -- Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list

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