Re: Job offerings for GTK+/GNOME hackers

2005-03-15 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Philip Van Hoof On Tue, 2005-03-15 at 10:31 +0200, Toni Willberg wrote: My employer Movial Corporation has several open positions for GTK+ / GNOME hackers. The positions are located in Helsinki, Finland. Hi there Toni, While I'm glad there's companies doing free software

Re: Barcelona report

2005-07-29 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Leslie Proctor I was part of the fundraising team for GUADEC when User Day and the government/business speakers were added. They were added in response to the fact that we were getting firm nos from potential sponsors. Those same companies came on board later on that year, as a

Re: [guadec-list] Re: Barcelona report

2005-08-02 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Quim Gil I'm sure we can find activities for all of them. *snip* - all the ideas in your email are awesome. :-) - Jeff -- OSCON 2005: August 1st-5th http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2005/ I'm just mucking round down the shallow end of the literary pool, I

Re: foundation affiliations list/page?

2005-10-20 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Luis Villa I thought we still had a relationship with SPI? I'm not clear on what our relationship is with them right now; obviously we're still on good terms (I'm on their trademark committee) but I don't know if we still have some kind of formal affiliation/partnership. I'm

Re: Why I'm Voting NO

2005-10-26 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Vincent Untz Interesting input. But why is it better to do this with 11 directors than 7 directors? :-) Broader, more diverse representation - this is a *big* community, and even the current board has massive msising chunks of it, whether you look at regional representation,

Re: Reducing the board size

2005-10-26 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Vincent Untz I've heard lots of unconvincing arguments as well--on both sides. But, what is very convincing to me is the fact that it strongly appears that we don't have 11 motivated people running for the board. Motivated to do what? To get things done? That should not be

Re: Reducing the board size

2005-10-27 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Davyd Madeley This is only because the purpose of the board is badly defined and communicated. I think it is worth pointing out, that if the role of the board is better defined in the future and if the board is fixed, there is no reason that the number of directors can not be

Germán Poó Caamaño for Foundation Board! [Was: Some perspective...]

2005-10-30 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Germán Poó Caamaño Probably it sounds plain, simple and stupid. But it's incredible how people get stuck even getting in touch; moreover when you need a point of start. Germán Poó Caamaño for GNOME Foundation Board! - Jeff -- UbuntuBelowZero in Montreal!

Re: Beginning of the 2005 GNOME Foundation elections

2005-11-11 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Quim Gil This is my first election period in the GNOME Foundation, so I'm surprised by the lack of candidates few days before the deadline. :) So, I'm planning to run again this year, but I'm all caught up in the middle of the BadgerBadgerBadger tour, so haven't had time to sit down

Candidate questions?

2005-11-18 Thread Jeff Waugh
Hmm, Are we going to have candidate questions this year? We had better do it fast if we expect candidates to answer them before the voting period. If everyone can post their questions in response to this mail, we can ask the membership committee (sans Vincent, I'd imagine) to select the best and

Re: Questions to answer

2005-11-23 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=[EMAIL PROTECTED] 1) Why are you running for Board of Directors? What will you do more or better than previous years Boards have done? I've had a year off after two years on. So I understand the workings of the Board from the inside and have watched it from the outside with and

Re: Questions to the candidates

2005-11-23 Thread Jeff Waugh
Questions 1, 2, 3 and 5 answered in previous mail. 4. Explain how you expect to meet you goals. * I will more effectively communicate the role and scope of the Board among the directors, Foundation members and Advisory Board. * I will encourage the adoption of an elected executive as part

Re: Questions to answer

2005-11-23 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Juha Siltala What do you think of the composition of the current board, where a couple of big companies hold half of the chairs? I trust those individuals as members of the GNOME Foundation and community, *and* as representatives of companies that contribute a great deal to GNOME (in

Re: Questions to answer

2005-11-26 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Richard M. Stallman I would be happy to help out. As Jonathan mentions, Murray and I have been sorting through some of the issues on live.gnome.org by putting together an Interface Specification that is hopefully useful to ISV's Does ISV stand for Independent Software

Richard's endorsements

2005-11-29 Thread Jeff Waugh
Given that you're fond of being very precise, Richard, perhaps it would be better to say that the people you've endorsed have championed Free Software ideals in this forum and elections period in particular. Knowing all of the candidates running for the Board this year, I have full confidence in

Re: FOSDEM Gnome Dev Room: Call for Talks

2005-12-01 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Christophe Fergeau If you are interested about giving a talk, please send me an email telling me what you want to give a talk about. I'll be there - would love to do a talk about GNOME advocacy and kicking arse in that field. :-) - Jeff -- Ubuntu USA Europe Tour: Oct-Nov 2005

GNOME icon on slashdot

2006-03-16 Thread Jeff Waugh
Hi all, Please consider this email a formal request from the GNOME Foundation. We, being the GNOME Foundation, as well as many GNOME Foundation members and contributors to the project, have contacted you numerous times over the last four years regarding the use of the old GNOME logo on Slashdot.

Re: Report from the GNOME booth at Eclispe Con

2006-04-04 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Ben Konrath I just wanted to take the time to let everyone know how the GNOME booth at Eclipse Con went. Thanks very much for the report, and all your work on the stand - sounds like a great success! :-) - Jeff -- GUADEC 2006: Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain

Re: Code Of Conduct

2006-05-30 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Murray Cumming I think this is a big part of Ubuntu's success at getting new contributors. But I'd like our code of conduct to be a little shorter and I don't think we need a whole organisation to police it. Agree, particularly about shortening/simplifying it. We can continue to use

Re: Code Of Conduct

2006-05-31 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Quim Gil I think GNOME would be a less exciting place with a Code of Conduct. 8 snip 8 Here's a simple start: http://live.gnome.org/CodeOfConduct Isn't this just common sense? I don't see the need to push a long debate to end up having a list of points based on common sense.

Re: Code Of Conduct

2006-05-31 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Quim Gil Instead of writing a new code why don't we just encourage people to be good persons, participants, contributors...? That's precisely what it's for. It's not a list of *rules*, it's a statement of intent, of expectations. Boiled down to the very basics, the Ubuntu Coc just

Re: Code Of Conduct

2006-06-01 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Yavor Doganov If you read Planet GNOME and some of the mailing lists, you'll notice that many developers use the term Open Source and call the operating system Linux, instead of GNU or GNU/Linux. Some of them were even excited when a popular non-free software was relicensed

Re: Code Of Conduct

2006-06-01 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Alan Horkan If greater clarity and emphasis on freedom is the goal why not say _Freedom Software_ and avoid the abiguity which in part lead other to come up with different terminology? This is not a discussion for this list - please take this off-list if you wish to pursue it.

Re: Isn't and Wasn't Rules [Was: Code Of Conduct]

2006-06-01 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Jeff Waugh I think a fun way to deal with this criticism ('cos it's valid and expected) is to actually make it a Very GNOMEy Code of Conduct. Let's not beat around the bush - first point: Be Excellent to Each Other. *guitar lick* (added this point to the wiki page) - Jeff

Re: Temporaray enlargement of the GNOME Board with 3 persons

2006-06-05 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=[EMAIL PROTECTED] But, they can't be members of the board without an election. Just want to point out that, yes, they can be - please read the Foundation by-laws. The board can change the size of the board at will, and nominate members at will. The referendum process was not done

Re: Temporaray enlargement of the GNOME Board with 2 persons

2006-06-05 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Anne Østergaard The Board would like to propose to you a temporary enlargement of the board with two persons: Behdad Esfahbod and Germán Poó-Caamaño. My personal opinion on this, as stated to the board: * We made our bed with the one-two-punch combination of change in board

Re: Re: Temporaray enlargement of the GNOME Board with 2 persons

2006-06-10 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Dan Winship Jeff Waugh wrote: * We are attempting to do big things without the benefit of having a face to face meeting. Every board so far has been more effective post-GUADEC, after they've had the opportunity to sit down, grind through the issues with a lot of social

Re: Required: Administrator for the Foundation

2006-06-20 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Richard Stallman 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: Bounty troubles

2006-07-13 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Philip Van Hoof A few years ago I solved this bounty and did receive a cheque (check comment 19). (Just wanted to note, so it did not look like we were ignoring Philip, that this has been followed up on the Board mailing list.) - Jeff -- linux.conf.au 2007: Sydney, Australia

Change of affiliation

2006-07-17 Thread Jeff Waugh
Ni hao, At the end of the month, my affiliation will change from Canonical Ltd to unaffiliated. (Technically Waugh Partners, but only as a convenience; I am not doing anything related to its existing business, it's just a close and convenient structure to start from.) Thanks, - Jeff --

Re: GNOME Local user groups

2006-07-28 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Quim Gil - Note that an agreement with the GNOME Foundation implies that the user group has a legal entity. Note that we have to take our tax status in the US into account when talking about relationships with international groups - it has come up as an issue in the past, so we need

Re: Code of Conduct final draft?

2006-08-02 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Luis Villa I also still think it is a pretty bad idea I'd like to find out why people think it's a bad idea, when I think the idea has been pretty soundly proven as good by the Ubuntu community (albeit, the CoC was part of the Ubuntu community's creation, but I thinke everyone is

Re: Code of Conduct final draft?

2006-08-02 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Quim Gil The Ubuntu community decided to have a CoC since their early stages and there was not much fuzz about it. This shows that probably a CoC is good for that community. The GNOME community has growth for years without a CoC and now that it is being proposed to have one

Re: Hello GNOME Foundation

2006-08-02 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=DULMANDAKH Sukhbaatar Attending GUADEC I found out that I can become GNOME Foundation member. After arriving in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, I applied for membership. Yesterday The GNOME Foundation Membership Committee accepted me, so from now I'm member of GNOME Foundation. Few days

Content and Intent [Was: Code of Conduct final draft?]

2006-08-03 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Quim Gil Bypassing the wording thing and also the content of the CoC, two questions I think we should agree on in order to move forward: (Yay, this is the important bit.) - Do we aim to have an official GNOME list of behavior principles approved and assumed by the GNOME Foundation

Re: Code of Conduct final draft?

2006-08-04 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Murray Cumming I wonder what would have happened if the board has simply written this code of conduct and announced it without consultation. We'd be viciously flamed for making rules called the Code of Conduct, I'd suspect. ;-) - Jeff -- linux.conf.au 2007: Sydney, Australia

Re: Content and Intent [Was: Code of Conduct final draft?]

2006-08-04 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Murray Cumming Yes. My only objection to that phrase (which I tried in the draft before people complained about it) is that it's a cultural reference that isn't fully understood by many eople whose first language is not English. Maybe we can put an IMDB reference in, and educate the

Re: Code of Conduct final draft?

2006-08-04 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Quim Gil These documents reflect already the content and intent of the GNOME Foundation. They don't need any extra blessing or acceptance, what is in there is a right, a duty and a guidance for all of us. If they need updating let's update them. If they need advertisement let's

Re: Code of Conduct final draft?

2006-08-04 Thread Jeff Waugh
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, improved, applied (it

Re: A matter of intent [Was: Re: Code of Conduct final draft?]

2006-08-04 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Dominic Lachowicz To me, it sounds like at least some important people would like the CoC to be a set of enforcable rules, or at least would be open to discussing whether they should be. This would violate earlier claims to the contrary [1] and clearly expresses the sentiment that

Re: Substituting Linux with GNU/Linux or GNU

2006-08-04 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Yavor Doganov This is a request to the the GNOME Foundation Board for action/decision regarding this matter. Thanks Yavor, we will discuss it at our next board meeting. - Jeff -- linux.conf.au 2007: Sydney, Australia http://lca2007.linux.org.au/ Web development

Re: Substituting Linux with GNU/Linux or GNU

2006-08-04 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Jeff Waugh quote who=Yavor Doganov This is a request to the the GNOME Foundation Board for action/decision regarding this matter. Thanks Yavor, we will discuss it at our next board meeting. Yavor, Could you provide references to the use of Linux and GNU/Linux in the GNOME

Re: Substituting Linux with GNU/Linux or GNU

2006-08-05 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Jeff Waugh This is a request to the the GNOME Foundation Board for action/decision regarding this matter. Thanks Yavor, we will discuss it at our next board meeting. (One of the reasons I responded so quickly was that I was hoping to avoid the usual heard it all before debate

Re: GNOME.conf.au and sponsorship

2006-10-11 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Davyd Madeley I received today a request for travel sponsorship to GNOME.conf.au. Obviously, GNOME.conf.au, being run as a no-money event (where we charge no entry, but all the facilities we require are provided for us by linux.conf.au). It seems to me that sponsorship to this

Re: GNOME.conf.au and sponsorship

2006-10-11 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Jeff Waugh My linux.conf.au 2007 lead organiser hat is very firmly on for this reply With my GNOME Foundation hat on: There are *lots* of Foundation members who I would love to fund to attend linux.conf.au (thus GNOME.conf.au too), as I believe it is one of the most valuable

Re: Substituting Linux with GNU/Linux or GNU

2006-10-23 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Alan Cox Ar Llu, 2006-10-23 am 15:45 +1000, ysgrifennodd Jeff Waugh: where our documentation could be easily branded and changed by distributors, that would be the place to mention specifics -- and those specifics would be trademarks of distributions and operating environments

Re: Substituting Linux with GNU/Linux or GNU

2006-10-23 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Richard Stallman You've mis-spelled correctly as commonly and ignored the view of the owners of the Linux kernel and the Linux mark. Unfortunate. With the name GNU/Linux we try to share the credit with the developers of Linux. Alan was pointing out that you don't have

Re: My interests in the GNOME Foundation

2006-11-07 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Quim Gil I would have resigned from the board back on September if my colleagues would have requested it. I can resign now if you think it's appropriate. As I told Dave last week, I will do whatever it's best. I just want to defend my candidacy for the job like any other candidate.

Re: Candidacy :: Glynn Foster

2006-11-15 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Federico Mena Quintero On Wed, 2006-11-15 at 11:26 +1300, Glynn Foster wrote: I don't want to be a rock star, I just want to help. If more suitable candidates are running, I'm happy to cheer them from the sidelines. Too late, Glynn, you *are* already a rock star :) I feel

Re: Board Member Application Mini-HOWTO

2006-11-15 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Dave Neary Quoting Jonathan Blandford [EMAIL PROTECTED]: We totally can. I don't think anyone asked this year. Or if they did, they didn't ask loudly enough. (-; I asked to be reimbursed 30 euros for a cellphone call - Jeff pointed out I was an idiot for not having a call

Re: Questions for the candidates - let's start the discussion(s)

2006-11-27 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay [1] What are your plans to answer the question put forward at the last GUADEC about Why should one become a member of the GNOME Foundation ? Would you be in a position to elaborate on your plans/projects to make membership more interesting for the GNOME

Serving suggestions

2006-11-27 Thread Jeff Waugh
Jeff Waugh The list includes all of the running Board members who represent my values and aspirations for the project, and the trusted fresh faces who I thought would bring the most new GNOME energy and vitality to the Board. 'Course the last guy only just scraped in, but what can you do

Re: GNOME and the free software movement

2006-11-27 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Richard Stallman In general, a free program that runs in a completely free system is a contribution to freedom; but GNOME is special: it was launched specifically to defend our freedom. We stated GNOME to blunt the danger of the (then) non-free QT library. I think most GNOME users

Re: Questions

2006-11-28 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Dave Neary This is now the fourth please answer my questions mail which has come to the list - the idea of Questions for the candidates is to avoid making people socially responsible for individual questions - I really don't mind, but I would have preferred that the questions for

Re: Endorsement for Joachim Norieko

2006-11-28 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Shaun McCance I also want to throw in a strong endorsement for Joachim. I'm a little concerned -- based on Joachim's answers and commments on this list -- that there would be some difficult philosophical gaps for the Board to bridge (or worse, teach) should he be elected. I don't

Re: Endorsement for Joachim Norieko

2006-11-28 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Luis Villa Perhaps Joachim could explain some of his comments. :-) Perhaps you could explain which ones you mean, Jeff? I thought it was pretty clear: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-list/2006-November/msg00110.html

Re: GNOME Planet is currently unmaintained

2007-01-28 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Jordi Mas For more than three months I have been sending e-mail messages to the current GNOME Planet editor Jeff Waugh but I got no answer. Hi Jordi, I know a few requests have been waiting in my inbox over the last few weeks or so, as I've been focusing almost 100% on linux.conf.au

Re: Supporting Gtk+ Maintenance

2007-03-14 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Tim Janik So for the foundation board, there are two things that can be done to improve the current situation: 1) Please present the issue at hand (this email and the email linked to above) to the advisory board members, to make sure the companies involved are aware of the

GNOME Foundation Retains Software Freedom Law Center

2007-03-20 Thread Jeff Waugh
GNOME Foundation Retains Software Freedom Law Center Nonprofit law firm will provide legal advice to important open source desktop project Boston MA, USA -- March 20, 2007 -- The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono

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

2007-03-21 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Anne Østergaard Call for invitations to be the host of GUADEC 2008 I'll footnotes it. - Jeff -- Open CeBIT 2007: Sydney, Australia http://www.opencebit.com.au/ GNOME. Vorsprung durch Einfachheit. ___

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

2007-03-21 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Jeff Waugh quote who=Anne Østergaard Call for invitations to be the host of GUADEC 2008 I'll footnotes it. Hrm, except it's down right now. Boh! - Jeff -- Open CeBIT 2007: Sydney, Australia http://www.opencebit.com.au/ Instead you're doing circle jerks

Regional gatherings ROCK! [Was: GUADEC 2008]

2007-03-21 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay Anne Østergaard wrote: Call for invitations to be the host of GUADEC 2008 GUADEC is the yearly GNOME Users and Developers European Conference. Does that automatically exclude those outside EU from sending proposals ? Yes, but don't let that stop you

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

2007-03-22 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Luke Stroven I'll footnotes it. Hrm, except it's down right now. Boh! Darn thunderstorms anyways. Its back up ;) Thanks Stro, unsung hero! (Rhymes for great justice!) - Jeff -- Open CeBIT 2007: Sydney, Australia http://www.opencebit.com.au/ And,

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

2007-03-22 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Hubert Figuiere That said if there is any proposal for Canada (Montreal is IMHO a better choice than Ottawa), count me in :-) Where necessary, and in this case I think it is, we should be very clear about GNOME's geopolitical view of the world: Quebecistan is not in Europe. - Jeff

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

2007-03-22 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Adrian Custer GNOME cannot have a geopolitical view since Gnome is people and we each, well, erhm, perhaps, think a little differently. Now the GNOME foundation probably has to recognize nation states but don't think for a second that means that GNOME does. cf. flags. If you are

Re: Board Meeting Minutes :: 29th March 2007

2007-04-10 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Adrian Custer Would you be willing, as an agenda item, to re-evaluate the presence of secrecy in your meetings, discussions, and deliberations? Would you please provide us members with a statement as to the ongoing *necessity* rather than mere convenience of keeping items secret

Re: Board Meeting Minutes :: 29th March 2007

2007-04-10 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Adrian Custer not the particulars but, for example, that in March, two such cases arose and who acted or what was done to deal with such issues. In general, when we discuss stuff like this in the meetings, it's mentioned in the minutes in exactly the way you describe. Consider for a

Special GNOME event in California next week

2007-04-13 Thread Jeff Waugh
Hi all, Some of you may have noticed a new teaser on the front page of www.gnome.org today - it's about an event we're holding next Thursday, April 19th in Santa Clara, California, USA. If you're a GNOME lover living nearby, come down to see us. There will be a bunch of hackerly GNOME folks

GNOME Foundation in-confidence issues

2007-04-13 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Jonathon Jongsma Yes, you did give some of these examples, and I agree that there are situations within these broad categories that would require some level of secrecy. But the fact that we don't know any of the details means that there is still not enough information for me to

Re: Special GNOME event in California next week

2007-04-13 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Federico Mena Quintero El sáb, 14-04-2007 a las 04:12 +1000, Jeff Waugh escribió: I am particularly sensitive to the issues you've raised here, and they've been at the top of my mind working on this over the last 9 or so months. I am satisfied that it has been consultative

Re: Special GNOME event in California next week

2007-04-18 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Jeff Waugh Some of you may have noticed a new teaser on the front page of www.gnome.org today - it's about an event we're holding next Thursday, April 19th in Santa Clara, California, USA. If you're a GNOME lover living nearby, come down to see us. There will be a bunch

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

2007-04-26 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Behdad Esfahbod Why not just GUADAC? You are suggesting that US and Canada should start their own GUADNAC, are you? You guys have the Summit! - Jeff -- Open CeBIT 2007: Sydney, Australia http://www.opencebit.com.au/ 'Cause remember, smug is beautiful. -

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

2007-06-11 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Luis Villa Of course, I'd be more comfortable with it if we put out a press release saying something to the effect of 'we see no way to avoid implementing OOXML without screwing our users, so we're joining ECMA to make sure it sucks as little as possible. All other things being

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

2007-06-11 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Lucas Rocha I think it would make sense to have both conferences scheduled in way that it would be easier for us, GNOMErs, to attend both. But I don't think we should have only one merged KDE/GNOME conference. Even though we aim to increase the collaboration with KDE, we're still

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

2007-06-13 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Paul Cooper I would tend to agree with Quim here and perhaps go a bit further I largely agree with Paul and Quim. A few comments about practical future stuff Paul raised: * Possibly in the same place every year - this would have massive organisational overhead savings and benefits.

Mailing lists fixage

2007-06-23 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Olav Vitters Mailing list setup is broken. Hiring someone to figure it all out might be a good idea; because currently I do not setup mailing lists just because I do not want to figure out how. I studied the broken setup a couple of weeks ago after doing blogo - I think I'll be able

Re: Hiring a part-time sysadmin?

2007-06-23 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Bruno Boaventura I think it's time to add more contributors on sysadmin. Me and Diego are very interested to contribute in many areas on GNOME. We have time, motivation and love, but we need help to start. I'm a person who can learn quickly. I appreciate your enthusiasm, and

Re: Hiring a part-time sysadmin?

2007-06-23 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Murray Cumming So, I think you should please ask the advisory board, and then I think you should try to find somebody. They might say No, but in the past they've wanted to be asked more often, because they want to help. There are plenty of part-time student sysadmins at

Re: Hiring a part-time sysadmin?

2007-06-23 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Corey Burger 1. Planet We absolutely need a team around this. The delays make no sense There haven't been significant delays recently. Vincent has been managing the GSoC folks to help out, which has been great. Strong editorship is one of the reasons why Planet GNOME is more readable

Re: Mailing lists fixage

2007-06-23 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Olav Vitters Nice! Please document the new stuff on the wiki. All fixed. Nothing new, just working without unexpected insanity. Sysadmin info updated on http://live.gnome.org/NewListRequest I'm going through the (one or two) remaining list requests in RT now. - Jeff -- Ubuntu Live

Re: Resigning from the board

2007-07-16 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Ghee Teo Does this also implies there is a going to be by-election (first one ever) :) ? No, according to the GNOME Foundation by-laws, the Board may appoint a new director in the case of a vacancy (which we did last year under the same circumstances). - Jeff -- GUADEC 2007 in

Re: Foundation and Source Code Copyright

2007-08-03 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Thomas Wood During discussions about copyright at GUADEC several people mentioned that developers were not encouraged to assign copyright to the GNOME Foundation. Not so much not encouraged as no one's ever done it before and we haven't created the necessary

Re: Foundation and Source Code Copyright

2007-08-03 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Thomas Wood We were aware of this, but since contributions mean that there are often a half a dozen different contributors to one file, we thought it may be easier to assign copyright and then list the contributors as authors. Copyright assignment generally doesn't make things for

Re: Foundation and Source Code Copyright

2007-08-03 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Rodrigo Moya hmm, sorry to say that, but I was under the impression this was suggested many years ago (2/3 or maybe 4), and indeed I've written some code myself assigning the copyright to the foundation. Usually small stuff that is not in GNOME, but I just had a look, and the whole

Re: Idea: GNOME event in Beijing 2008

2007-08-03 Thread Jeff Waugh
Adding Amy Jiang to the Cc. Hi Amy! :-) - Jeff quote who=Quim Gil This is a call for volunteers and interested GNOME lovers in Beijing / China / East Asia. Please forward to friends and contacts that might be interested. There is this initial idea of organizing a GNOME event in Beijing

Minor change to Board practice

2007-08-07 Thread Jeff Waugh
Hi all, Another administrative issue the Board needs to deal with, but vastly less interesting or controversial than the one raised in my last email. :-) The Board is planning to fix a minor but institutionalised problem with the practice of selecting and current state of Foundation Board

Re: Minor change to Board practice

2007-08-07 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Dave Neary I think there's value in having a figurehead president divorced from the day-to-day running of things Unfortunately, that is not how the position is defined in the bylaws. Over the past few years, what we have called the Chairman (for touchy-feely reaosns) has for all

Re: Minor change to Board practice

2007-08-08 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=The Face of Sun Microsystems Jeff Waugh wrote: 3. Recommend that future Boards appoint the President and Vice-President from elected directors annually (instead of Chairman and Vice-Chairman) As a slightly confusing nit, are we now saying there will only be President, Vice

Re: Proposal: Shift election cycle back six months

2007-08-08 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Claudio Saavedra If I remember correctly, that's the situation since last year, when we decided to switch boards with the year change. What I don't remember (and can't find in the rules you linked), is what was the situation before. When used the boards to switch before that?

Re: Proposal: Shift election cycle back six months

2007-08-09 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Shaun McCance While this year's and last year's GUADECs were in July, previous GUADECs have been in April (2001), May (2005), and June (2004). If we have elections in May and June, then we wouldn't want to have future GUADECs any earlier than July. I don't know if that's a

Re: Proposal: Shift election cycle back six months

2007-08-09 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Julien PUYDT I don't have anything against the current board, BUT extending a term after the voters cast their vote is very wrong. As mentioned in the original mail: (Note that the Board is unlikely to make a change like this without formally consulting our membership via a

Re: Proposal: Shift election cycle back six months

2007-08-10 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Andy Tai It still looks strange to have the voting body to vote to extend the term of the current board, not the same as a general election. Extending the terms of some leadership tend to happen under situations where something prevents the holding of regular elections... nothing

Re: Proposal: Shift election cycle back six months

2007-08-10 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Andy Tai OK, simply, the stated reason for the extraordinary measure (face to face meeting timing) is not a strong one to justify touching the term limit of the board. In that case -- let's try for productive input here, if possible -- how do you suggest we solve the problem? (Or

Re: Proposal: Shift election cycle back six months

2007-08-10 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Quim Gil 1. Make sure that from a legal point of view we can have board mandate not coinciding with budget terms. If legally we can't do it the rest is pointless. I've put it to our legal folks and am waiting for a response. 2. Check if the current board members would be willing

Re: Proposal: Shift election cycle back six months

2007-08-10 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Quim Gil The current board was elected for one year and there is no exceptional reason to change this. The next board can be elected for an extended period and then voters and electors know what is going on beforehand. We could do that, and it has been discussed in the past, but it

Re: Proposal: Shift election cycle back six months

2007-08-10 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Vincent Untz Sorry, I'm going to dive into boring details... Is this something from the by-laws (I couldn't find a reference to the 10 days notice there, but I only gave a quick look), or something you are suggesting? Yes. See under VII: 3-8. And by vote, do you mean referendum

Re: Proposal: Shift election cycle back six months

2007-08-10 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Vincent Untz Forgot to reply to this: one worry (which is valid, IMHO) is that we don't know if all current board members will have time for the first six months of 2008. I know I have absolutely no idea right now if I'll be able to continue. Agree, though directors can resign, and

Re: Proposal: Shift election cycle back six months

2007-08-10 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Jeff Waugh So really, if we do a referendum, we have two questions: + Do you want to shift the election cycle? + Do you want to extend the current mandate of the board? I don't think we should mix them. Two questions can be the kiss of death for a 'referendum

Re: GNOME Community Celebrates 10 Years of Software Freedom, Innovation and Industry Adoption

2007-08-17 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Richard Stallman To promote software freedom, it is vital to talk about free software, because the term Open source is most often used to lead attention away from issues of freedom. There'll be all kinds of explanation about Software Freedom and Open Source in the opening of the

Re: Can we improve things?

2007-09-07 Thread Jeff Waugh
quote who=Zeeshan Ali Jeff replied to him? 1 month is nothing, I had to wait for 1.5 years to get my blog syndicated to p.g.o and it's been months now that i have been asking him to put my picture there. I received a mail from you on 2006-05-09 which I replied to, but didn't hear back. I

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