Announcing GNOME Board elections 2009

2009-05-15 Thread Lionel Dricot
Oyez, oyez, oyez dear GNOME foundation members! As you should know, the GNOME foundation is run by a board of 7 directors known as The Board(1). After 18 months of active duty, it's now time to refresh either the blood or our confidence. Which means : *GNOME Board Elections

Re: GNOME Foundation Elections - Call for Questions

2009-05-26 Thread Lionel Dricot
Traditionally, the questions are collection from interested parties and, an individual from the Membership and Elections Committee posts it in public so as to allow the candidates to frame responses and, respond. A wiki page could form the basis of a collection, sorting, sifting and

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

2009-05-28 Thread Lionel Dricot
Another possibility is that you start replying to the questions you want to reply on your candidate wiki page. That way, you can answer one question at once, take the time you want, proofread the day after, etc. Hi Dave, On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 8:16 AM, Dave Neary dne...@gnome.org wrote:

Re: Questions for the candidates

2009-06-03 Thread Lionel Dricot
I'd like to add an optional tenth question: 10. If the foundation built a bike shed, An european or an african one ? what color would you paint the roof? Red… no… blue… argh ! ___ foundation-list mailing list foundation-list@gnome.org

Re: Supporting GTK+

2009-08-05 Thread Lionel Dricot
Could we imagine to fix the confusing gtk page pointing to this list once for all? Who is the webmaster of that page? Lionel Le mercredi 05 août 2009 à 16:51 -0400, Pierre-Luc Beaudoin a écrit : On Tue, 2009-08-04 at 23:15 -0700, Bo Yang wrote: Recently I’m working on GTK/DirectFB, and I

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-11-25 Thread Lionel Dricot
I believe that this discussion is becoming far too bloated. How often do we have to deal with offended people? What energy will we spend to deal with each case on a case by case basis? Answer is A. How much energy will we spend to try to design a law/rule that might fit every use case and will

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-11-25 Thread Lionel Dricot
On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 18:03:47 +0100, Dave Neary dne...@gnome.org wrote: Hi, Lionel Dricot wrote: How often do we have to deal with offended people? What energy will we spend to deal with each case on a case by case basis? Answer is A. How much energy will we spend to try to design a law

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-11-25 Thread Lionel Dricot
conservative, by fresh blood with new ideas? (that's of course a joke, I don't say that we must keep this kind of community at all!) Le mercredi 25 novembre 2009 à 18:49 +0100, Dave Neary a écrit : Hi, Lionel Dricot wrote: Do you think that many people were turned out of the GNOME community

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-09 Thread Lionel Dricot
I don't agree at all with the current direction of the discussion. For me, pgo is about people. Yes, I'm interested to learn that Nat will soon get married. Yes, I'm interested to hear about Mandriva on Frédéric's posts because I don't use it at all but at least I keep an eye on it thanks to his

Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

2009-12-11 Thread Lionel Dricot
On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 10:12:16 -0500, Richard Stallman r...@gnu.org wrote: GNOME is not connected with the anti-hunting movement; there's no reason it should have any position on the question. But GNOME is part Is GNOME part of any anti-proprietary software movement? I don't think so and I've

Re: Vote to fork Gnome.

2009-12-15 Thread Lionel Dricot
If we summarize the whole thread without the emotional heat and the sensationalism, we are currently discussing : - Should planet GNOME speak about GNOME only or should it be about GNOME contributors. side question : should we change the rules to remove old contributors ? Which can be

FOSDEM booth

2010-02-03 Thread Lionel Dricot
Hello Gnome-lovers, This week-end is the FOSDEM weekend in Bruxelles. We have a GNOME booth in main hall which is organized by Bertrand Rousseau (Getting Things GNOME developer but not foundation member yet). He's currently looking for some volunteer to man the booth during some parts of the

Re: FOSDEM Report

2010-02-28 Thread Lionel Dricot
Le samedi 27 février 2010 à 16:29 +0200, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) a écrit : Hi, On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 4:23 PM, Vincent Untz vu...@gnome.org wrote: Hi, Hi Vincent, The GNOME presence at FOSDEM this year was quite good, and I believe things went (surprisingly ;-)) smoothly:

Question for the candidates : money !

2010-06-01 Thread Lionel Dricot
Hi my dear candidates, I've a question about GNOME business model and sustanability. As we have seen with the fundrising to hire a sysadmin, money is often a blocking point. The current business model seems to be donations. Do you think that donations are good ? Good enough ? Do you plan to work

Re: Candidacy: Lionel Dricot

2011-05-22 Thread Lionel Dricot
Le dimanche 22 mai 2011 à 22:23 +0200, Olav Vitters a écrit : On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 11:00:45AM +0200, Lionel Dricot wrote: I want to achieve to make obvious to anybody that all the GNOME technologies (including GTK+) are technologies adapted to a commercial product and that high quality

Re: Candidacy: Lionel Dricot

2011-05-23 Thread Lionel Dricot
Le dimanche 22 mai 2011 à 23:44 -0400, Richard Stallman a écrit : At Lanedo, we have been surprised a few times by people who were thinking that there was no commercial support available for GTK+. It would make good sense for GNOME to have a list of commercial service providers. It

Re: Candidacy: Ryan Lortie

2011-05-24 Thread Lionel Dricot
Le dimanche 22 mai 2011 à 20:00 -0400, Ryan Lortie a écrit : name: Ryan Lortie nick: desrt affiliation: Codethink Limited I am announcing my intention to run as a candidate in the upcoming election for the board of directors. [snip] Isn't your candidacy just a attempt

Re: Candidacy: Lionel Dricot

2011-05-25 Thread Lionel Dricot
Hi Bastien et al, I'm sorry for the late reply but I wanted to take the time to clarify my vision. Having an honest experience in the proprietary software world, I observed that having official support was a requirement for any technological choices. As such, choosing a product from a given

Re: [question to candidates] GNOME OS

2011-05-25 Thread Lionel Dricot
Le mercredi 25 mai 2011 à 08:24 +0200, Frederic Peters a écrit : Hello all, GNOME OS has been mentioned and questioned repeatedly in recent discussions on desktop-devel-list, about its definition itself[1], and the changing (or not?) role of the GNOME project with regards to distributions

Re: Candidacy: Lionel Dricot

2011-05-25 Thread Lionel Dricot
Le lundi 23 mai 2011 à 08:45 -0500, Paul Cutler a écrit : On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 8:22 AM, Martyn Russell mar...@lanedo.com wrote: [snip] Given the board represent the foundation at the highest level, why shouldn't they be (more?) involved in commercialisation of GNOME? Just a quick note,

Re: Candidacy: Lionel Dricot

2011-05-25 Thread Lionel Dricot
Le mercredi 25 mai 2011 à 14:34 +0100, Bastien Nocera a écrit : On Wed, 2011-05-25 at 15:19 +0200, Lionel Dricot wrote: [snip] Could you explain what concrete plans you have? Are you thinking that the GNOME Foundation should take care of distributing bids from customers to its ecosystem

Re: Fwd: Question for the canditates

2011-05-25 Thread Lionel Dricot
1) As GNOME has matured the number of officially supported language bindings has decreased. The quality and availability of various language communities own bindings has varied wildly to say the least. How would you work to improve this situation? I agree with all the other candidates so

Re: Questions for all board candidates

2011-05-26 Thread Lionel Dricot
Le jeudi 26 mai 2011 à 05:43 -0700, Jeff Schroeder a écrit : 1.) For incumbents, have you missed any meetings? What is your % of missed vs attended meetings and why? For new challengers, how much time can you dedicate to working on the board each week? How do you plan on spending that time? I

Re: Questions for candidates - board processes significance

2011-05-30 Thread Lionel Dricot
Le lundi 30 mai 2011 à 16:11 +0200, Dave Neary a écrit : Hi all, I was away last week travelling, so I'm coming late to the election campaign. I have almost decided who I would like to vote for, but there are still a few things which are important to me when considering a prospective

Re: Questions for candidates - board processes significance

2011-05-30 Thread Lionel Dricot
Le lundi 30 mai 2011 à 23:28 +0800, Pockey Lam a écrit : On 05/30/2011 10:11 PM, Dave Neary wrote: 6. Board members are ambassadors for the foundation. I think it's important that board members be social, and be nice. Are you nice? It should be someone else to judge if I am nice or not.

Re: FOSDEM stand

2011-11-29 Thread Lionel Dricot
Living not far from Brussels, the box could be sent to my place. I can bring it on Saturday morning and take it back on Sunday afternoon. Lionel Le mardi 29 novembre 2011 à 13:54 +0100, Olav Vitters a écrit : Heard that we didn't register a FOSDEM stand yet, so I did it on behalf of GNOME.

Re: FOSDEM stand

2011-11-29 Thread Lionel Dricot
Le mardi 29 novembre 2011 à 15:42 +0100, Ekaterina Gerasimova a écrit : On 29 November 2011 13:54, Olav Vitters o...@vitters.nl wrote: Not sure who normally registers the stand or is an early bird. In any case, if someone could reply and say the event box will be there + usual t-shirts and

Re: FOSDEM stand

2011-12-21 Thread Lionel Dricot
Le 21/12/11 16:10, Tobias Mueller a écrit : Hey folks, On 02.12.2011 13:36, Olav Vitters wrote: I'll check how to send the box to you. It's rather easy. Update the address in the wiki: https://live.gnome.org/GnomeEventsBox/Schedule and write to ad...@collabora.com. It'd be awesome if the

Re: FOSDEM stand

2012-01-23 Thread Lionel Dricot
to help. On 21.12.2011 16:48, Lionel Dricot wrote: If I need to do something else, please be sure to check that with me first. Lionel: Can you install (or update) the machines in the EventBox? I haven't received the boxes yet. I may do that if I receive them early enough. I assume