Re: Membership drive

2005-07-24 Thread Luis Villa
On 7/24/05, David Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, Luis Villa wrote: Given that the membership is charged with making important decisions about the direction of the foundation and the stewardship of the foundation's resources, I'm fairly skeptical about any move to increase

Re: Membership drive

2005-08-08 Thread Luis Villa
On 7/29/05, Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, Luis Villa a écrit : The titular membership is only a proxy for the actual, important membership, since we need one for voting for the board. I've yet to see any other useful reason to have a 'membership' list. So the keyu

Re: GNOME Foundation Budget

2005-08-12 Thread Luis Villa
On 8/9/05, Owen Taylor [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, 2005-08-09 at 09:17 +1200, Glynn Foster wrote: Hey, On Mon, 2005-07-25 at 17:14 +1200, Glynn Foster wrote: Hey, Budget information is trickling out, and we're engaging in concrete plans to do things beyond GUADEC. We

Re: GNOME Foundation Budget

2005-08-12 Thread Luis Villa
On 8/12/05, Luis Villa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I think people will have to tell us what they think needs explaining. Another one is travel and trade show budgets- I know we sent Tim to LWE SF in 2004, for example- is that money under conference/trade shows? travel? This is unclear in the 2004

Re: GNOME Foundation Budget

2005-08-12 Thread Luis Villa
[For informative purposes of the foundation, I figured I'd answer these as best as possible for the previous three years.][This would all have been easier had the data been presented as a .gnumeric file instead of pdf :) On 8/12/05, Luis Villa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: * what percentage of our

Re: GNOME Foundation Budget

2005-08-12 Thread Luis Villa
On 8/12/05, Luis Villa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 8/12/05, Luis Villa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I think people will have to tell us what they think needs explaining. One other question: how did we do at the end of the year, compared to our predicted budgets for the year? We don't really have

Re: What is GUADEC?

2005-09-11 Thread Luis Villa
On 9/8/05, Tim Ney, GNOME Foundation [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, 2005-09-08 at 09:34 +0200, Dave Neary wrote: a large portion of the attendees were either completely uninterested in the first two days, or completely uninterested in the 3rd. The evaluation forms submitted stated did

Re: What is GUADEC?

2005-09-11 Thread Luis Villa
On 9/8/05, Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 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,

poor man's SWOT analysis of GUADEC

2005-09-11 Thread Luis Villa
While I'm flaming away elsewhere, I thought it might be constructive to write down some of the thinking that has led me to the conclusions that we are drifting very badly with GUADEC right now. A simplistic SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis might let me get some of this

change of affiliation

2005-09-12 Thread Luis Villa
Hey, all- I'm going from 'affiliated with my couch' to taking a technical lead/consulting/occasional admin position at the Berkman Center for Internet And Society at Harvard Law School.[1] The position won't leave me much time for GNOME stuff, but at least enough to continue fulfilling my duties

Re: change of affiliation

2005-09-12 Thread Luis Villa
On 9/12/05, Luis Villa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hey, all- I'm going from 'affiliated with my couch' to taking a technical lead/consulting/occasional admin position at the Berkman Center for Internet And Society at Harvard Law School.[1] The position won't leave me much time for GNOME stuff

Re: Reducing the board size

2005-09-17 Thread Luis Villa
On 9/15/05, Richard M. Stallman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It sounds like increasing the size of the board by 3 people could achieve both of the goals that Dave was talking about: to get more things done, and to have more contested seats **(provided enough people decide to run so as to make a

Re: poor man's SWOT analysis of GUADEC

2005-09-17 Thread Luis Villa
On 9/13/05, Tim Ney, GNOME Foundation [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Weaknesses: (no particular order) * reduced spending this year on 'core' expense of getting contributors to the conference Some GUADEC costs associated with Stuttgart were lower than Kristiansand, but not because there were

Re: Petition for referendum

2005-09-29 Thread Luis Villa
On 9/29/05, Mark McLoughlin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [1] - Yes, its not entirely accurate. Some people on the hypothetical board-of-seven may not have run for election at all if the board size was smaller. You know that's inaccurate, Mark. Everyone who has good friends on the board knows that

Re: Vote NO on referendum to reduce board members

2005-10-26 Thread Luis Villa
On 10/26/05, Vincent Untz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I agree that they don't have enough chances because a lof of members vote during elections as if it were a popularity contest. And they probably do this because they don't see what actions the board is doing or should do, and who would be good

Re: Producing open source software

2005-11-11 Thread Luis Villa
Hadn't realized this was available on the web. Thanks for passing it along, Dave. Luis On 11/8/05, Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, http://producingoss.com/html-chunk/index.html Karl Fogel wrote a book on producing free and open source software, which discusses everything from

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

2005-11-16 Thread Luis Villa
On 11/16/05, Andreas J. Guelzow [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, 2005-16-11 at 13:14 +0100, Dave Neary wrote: Quim Gil wrote: Gosh, we are not the EU Parliament or the US Congress. Neither have we 28 candidates to choose from. If we keep kicking off candidates for procedural reasons

Re: Questions to answer

2005-11-27 Thread Luis Villa
Candidacy Questions [My apologies for answering these so late; I've been on vacation and away from email since they were posted.] 1) Why are you running for Board of Directors? Because I care very deeply about the future of GNOME and the future of Free Software (which I feel are fairly

Re: GNOME Foundation Elections - Preliminary results

2005-12-11 Thread Luis Villa
On 12/11/05, Žygimantas Beručka [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sk, 2005 12 11 22:48 +0200, Baris Cicek rašė: Luis Villa (119 votes) - Harvard Law School Jeff Waugh (115 votes) - Canonical Ltd Federico Mena-Quintero (106 votes) - Novell, Inc. Jonathan Blandford (105 votes) - Red Hat

Re: gnome-logos package

2005-12-17 Thread Luis Villa
On 12/17/05, Quim Gil [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: About Ray's package and Luis Villa's post: http://tieguy.org/blog/index.cgi/524 I think the Foundation needs official logos owned by the Foundation to be used by the official GNOME projects in order to give consistancy to the GNOME brand. But

Re: gnome-logos package

2005-12-17 Thread Luis Villa
suggested this in my paper, though I forgot about it this morning. I believe Debian is not substantially pleased with this approach ATM, though I forget why- any debianites care to elaborate/correct me? Luis Luis Villa wrote: Trademark law doesn't give us the flexibility we want, which leaves us

Re: gnome-logos package

2005-12-17 Thread Luis Villa
On 12/17/05, Luis Villa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 12/17/05, Bill Haneman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Luis: IMO there may be yet another option, i.e. the 'Debian' route, where we have one logo package (the default?) that's not trademarked (though IMO the 'GNOME' name should remain

Re: gnome-logos package

2005-12-17 Thread Luis Villa
On 12/17/05, Alan Cox [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Sad, 2005-12-17 at 11:32 -0500, Luis Villa wrote: IANAL (yet), but... under US trademark law (and most European trademark law, as I understand it) basically all users of the mark must ask us for permission before use. We cannot adopt

Re: gnome-logos package

2005-12-17 Thread Luis Villa
On 12/17/05, Murray Cumming [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Sat, 2005-12-17 at 18:30 +, Alan Cox wrote: [snip] Having a logo for a program which is a gnome program and for gnome developer ought to be doable given the right definition, and foundation member is definitely one that can be

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

2006-02-27 Thread Luis Villa
On 2/24/06, Vincent Untz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Le mercredi 22 février 2006 à 12:12 +0100, Rodrigo Moya a écrit : On Tue, 2006-02-21 at 14:24 -0600, Federico Mena Quintero wrote: Axis Informática * We are fine with giving them permission to sell products with the

trademark [was Re: Minutes of the Board meeting 2006/Feb/15]

2006-02-27 Thread Luis Villa
On 2/27/06, Bill Haneman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, 2006-02-27 at 13:48, Dave Neary wrote: ... I think it'd be a good idea to get a proper legal opinion on defending our marks, and setting up our trademark policy to be as liberal as possible without losing them. I agree. I

Re: Minutes of the Board meeting, 2006/Mar/01

2006-04-17 Thread Luis Villa
On 4/17/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, 17 Apr 2006, Federico Mena Quintero wrote: * Luis to help marketing-list prepare a press release for the GNOME/W3C SVG anouncement (NOT DONE) Not sure if I should just wait for the press release, but what's this? Heh. I took

Re: Boilerplate copyright agreement for commercial exploitation

2006-05-15 Thread Luis Villa
On 5/15/06, Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 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

Re: Notes from the Desktop Architects Meeting

2006-05-16 Thread Luis Villa
On 5/16/06, Glynn Foster [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: + Portland project - general feeling of nearly everyone was that it's sad that GNOME is not involved in this effort - would be nice to get someone to at least look at the project and provide feedback - Waldo and some KDE

Re: Code Of Conduct

2006-05-30 Thread Luis Villa
I would hate to see us resort to written, legalistic rules (which encourage gaming and letter-of-law over spirit-of-law) when a strong culture should suffice, particularly at our size. What it feels like such a thing advertises is 'we're so weak we need rules where common sense and politeness

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

2006-06-01 Thread Luis Villa
On 6/1/06, Murray Cumming [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Anne wrote: [snip] I do not say this to start a new long debat in this tread. But it has become obvious that the 1% participation of women in FLOSS is embarrassing and we need to have a look at why this is the case and make some cultural

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

2006-06-01 Thread Luis Villa
On 6/1/06, Luis Villa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 6/1/06, Anne Østergaard [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: tor, 01 06 2006 kl. 09:05 -0400, skrev Luis Villa: On 6/1/06, Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, Luis Villa wrote: Such a plan should be written by someone who has actually

Re: Code Of Conduct

2006-06-01 Thread Luis Villa
On 6/1/06, Telsa Gwynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ar Tue, May 30, 2006 at 01:04:43PM +0200, ysgrifennodd Murray Cumming: I don't think we need a whole organisation to police it. At the least, it should just be how we expect people to behave on mailing lists and IRC and it could be up to the

Re: Endorsement for Joachim Norieko

2006-11-28 Thread Luis Villa
On 11/28/06, Jeff Waugh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 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

Re: an open-audit voting system for GNOME elections

2007-03-12 Thread Luis Villa
While I can't speak directly to the code involved, I want to say that I'm excited by Ben's involvement- I worked with him when I was at Harvard and he is a great guy, doing very interesting thinking. We're lucky to have him involved, and with luck, I look forward to voting with Helios in the next

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

2007-03-24 Thread Luis Villa
On 3/23/07, Murray Cumming [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, 2007-03-23 at 15:14 +0200, Baris Cicek wrote: I'll talk w/ our local GUG about if we can organize to host GUADEC next year in Istanbul. Please, yes. Please, no. Not until I can come. Istanbul 2010! ;) Luis (seriously, Istanbul

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

2007-03-24 Thread Luis Villa
On 3/24/07, Baris Cicek [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, 2007-03-23 at 07:04 -0700, Elliot Lee wrote: Baris Cicek wrote: I'll talk w/ our local GUG about if we can organize to host GUADEC next year in Istanbul. Not Constantinople? It was called Constantinople ages ago, afaik, but

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

2007-06-10 Thread Luis Villa
On 6/10/07, Glynn Foster [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 1) ECMA We have the opportunity of joining ECMA as a non-profit member. Jody has expressed an interest in being a representative for GNOME, and suggested it would also be good to get someone there from Abiword. ACTION: Behdad

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

2007-06-10 Thread Luis Villa
On 6/10/07, Jody Goldberg [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Sun, Jun 10, 2007 at 08:18:54PM -0400, Luis Villa wrote: On 6/10/07, Glynn Foster [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 1) ECMA We have the opportunity of joining ECMA as a non-profit member. Jody has expressed an interest in being

Re: Foundation and Source Code Copyright

2007-08-03 Thread Luis Villa
On 8/3/07, Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Thomas, Thomas Wood wrote: During discussions about copyright at GUADEC several people mentioned that developers were not encouraged to assign copyright to the GNOME Foundation. From my point of view, not encouraged isn't the way I see

Re: Foundation and Source Code Copyright

2007-08-03 Thread Luis Villa
On 8/3/07, Behdad Esfahbod [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, 2007-08-03 at 21:48 +0200, Juan José Sánchez Penas wrote: On Fri, Aug 03, 2007 at 01:40:39PM -0400, Behdad Esfahbod wrote: ownership. When multiple companies (Red Hat, Novell, Sun, ...) own copyright on a package, it's harder to

Re: Foundation and Source Code Copyright

2007-08-07 Thread Luis Villa
On 8/6/07, Havoc Pennington [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Kjartan Maraas wrote: Is there a rule of thumb as to how much code is contributed before this applies? I've always assumed that writing new code gives you the right to add yourself, but fixing bugs in existing code is a different matter?

Re: Can we improve things?

2007-09-12 Thread Luis Villa
On 9/12/07, Tristan Van Berkom [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: That way you get democracy at both ends - posting and viewing. GNOME is not democratic. :-) Well, gnome is people that have a choice to contribute or not - making those people (i.e. you me and everyone else) feel accepted and

Re: Suggestion for coming elections

2007-10-16 Thread Luis Villa
On 10/16/07, Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm certainly not against moving to STV, but that would need software, and considerable retraining for members not familiar with the system. http://selectricity.org/ open + easy. ___ foundation-list

OOXML [was Re: GNOME Foundation Board Meeting Minutes :: 7/6/07]

2007-10-29 Thread Luis Villa
On 6/10/07, Luis Villa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 6/10/07, Jody Goldberg [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Sun, Jun 10, 2007 at 08:18:54PM -0400, Luis Villa wrote: On 6/10/07, Glynn Foster [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 1) ECMA We have the opportunity of joining ECMA as a non-profit

board [was Re: OOXML [was Re: GNOME Foundation Board Meeting Minutes :: 7/6/07]]

2007-10-31 Thread Luis Villa
On 10/31/07, Jeff Waugh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: quote who=Luis Villa I am frustrated, and so I will be running for the board again. If elected, my almost-exclusive focus will be handling legal and secretarial issues for the board. So I can't guarantee that my being on the board would

Re: OOXML [was Re: GNOME Foundation Board Meeting Minutes :: 7/6/07]

2007-11-01 Thread Luis Villa
On 10/31/07, Andy Tai [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Not quiet... you don't join ECMA TC45 to prevent OOXML from becoming a standard. OOXML is going to be the defacto standard whether we like it or not. To pretend otherwise is to deny that the sun will rise in the East tomorrow. So our options can

Re: OOXML [was Re: GNOME Foundation Board Meeting Minutes :: 7/6/07]

2007-11-02 Thread Luis Villa
On 11/1/07, Andy Tai [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: OOXML will be a de facto standard entirely due to Microsoft's dominant position in the computing industry... the fight is about preventing it to be a formal standard. I remain open to being convinced (1) that that distinction matters and (2) that

Re: board [was Re: OOXML [was Re: GNOME Foundation Board Meeting Minutes :: 7/6/07]]

2007-11-02 Thread Luis Villa
On 10/31/07, Jeff Waugh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: quote who=Luis Villa I'm hesitant to declare it a failure until I see more evidence that delegation has been tried and failed. For example, I could do this sort of thing without being on the board at all- no need to appoint me to the board

clarification and apology [was Re: board]

2007-11-08 Thread Luis Villa
On Nov 2, 2007 7:43 PM, Jeff Waugh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: quote who=Luis Villa I volunteered to take leadership on this position months ago. We chose to have a Board member as liaison to the Legal team, which was very clearly delegated the responsibility to provide legal support

Re: Candidacy Announcement: Luis Villa

2007-11-16 Thread Luis Villa
and processes that outlive my term on the board. Hope that helps- Luis On Nov 16, 2007 2:31 PM, Luis Villa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This announcement is available with better formatting at http://tieguy.org/blog/2007/10/31/running-for-the-gnome-foundation-board/ I'll be running again for the Board

Re: GNOME Foundation Elections 2007. Let's start the debate!

2007-11-19 Thread Luis Villa
On Nov 19, 2007 5:39 AM, Bruno Boaventura [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://foundation.gnome.org/elections/2007/candidates.html Note: I have a very unusual/atypical candidacy statement. I've sent one clarification in response to questions in IRC. If anyone has more questions, please *please* send

Re: GNOME Foundation Elections 2007. Let's start the debate!

2007-11-21 Thread Luis Villa
On Nov 21, 2007 11:24 AM, Vincent Untz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: * Find a way to better track what the board is currently dealing with, so nothing gets forgotten. I've tried doing this only with mails and some notes here and there, but without success. It should be done in a much stricter

Re: Questions to the candidates

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

Re: A question to candidates

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

Re: two questions for candidates

2007-11-26 Thread Luis Villa
On Nov 26, 2007 10:28 AM, Richard Stallman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 1. Would you change anything in the GNOME Foundation statement about OOXML? I wish it were more explicit about how the Foundation feels that the ODF folks have been undermining the standards process. It isn't obvious to

Re: Question to candidates: what about next ODF?

2007-11-28 Thread Luis Villa
On Nov 28, 2007 7:15 PM, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I don't see how the foundation can 'make sure' of anything in this instance. It can not force developers towards or away from either spec. That is simply not in it's mandate. I may be being obtuse, but what's not

Re: GNOME dependent on Mono

2007-11-29 Thread Luis Villa
On Nov 29, 2007 5:59 AM, Jeff Waugh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: quote who=Rui Miguel Silva Seabra I think you're way too harsh on people who actually concluded things like: Sorry, but the negativity of that site greatly outweighs the positive. It takes more than a little sucking up to earn

Re: GNOME dependent on Mono

2007-11-29 Thread Luis Villa
On Nov 29, 2007 8:31 AM, BJörn Lindqvist [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Nov 29, 2007 1:33 PM, Luis Villa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Nov 29, 2007 5:59 AM, Jeff Waugh [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: quote who=Rui Miguel Silva Seabra I think you're way too harsh on people who actually concluded

Re: GNOME dependent on Mono

2007-11-29 Thread Luis Villa
On Nov 29, 2007 10:37 AM, Jonathan Blandford [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, 2007-11-29 at 15:54 +0100, Dave Neary wrote: Luis Villa wrote: Jeff has ably debunked this particular fiction already in the thread, and more generally ably debunked the FUD that Novell somehow controls

Re: two questions for candidates

2007-11-30 Thread Luis Villa
On Nov 30, 2007 3:51 PM, Shaun McCance [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 14:54 -0500, Luis Villa wrote: On Nov 26, 2007 10:28 AM, Richard Stallman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 2. How do you think the GNOME Foundation should support the Free Software Movement in general? I

Re: two questions for candidates

2007-12-02 Thread Luis Villa
On Nov 30, 2007 3:56 PM, Luis Villa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If people are going to be looking at licenses, I would very much like to discuss the FDL v2, and our usage of the FDL in general. There are some troublesome parts whose implications for GNOME aren't clear to me. My immediate

Re: two questions for candidates

2007-12-03 Thread Luis Villa
On Dec 3, 2007 1:11 AM, Richard Stallman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If people are going to be looking at licenses, I would very much like to discuss the FDL v2, and our usage of the FDL in general. There are some troublesome parts whose implications for GNOME aren't clear to me.

Re: Question to candidates: what about next ODF?

2007-12-04 Thread Luis Villa
On Dec 4, 2007 11:55 AM, Richard Stallman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Richard, I also like to see you show up in the GNOME Advisory Board meetings and mailing list as FSF's representative. Does that require travel, or can it be done by phone? Typically by phone, though once annually by

Re: reusing / copy of the gnome logo

2008-01-27 Thread Luis Villa
On Jan 27, 2008 12:01 PM, Kalle Vahlman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 2008/1/27, Luis Villa [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Oddly, they don't use it on their website (assuming that is supposed to be for igloo.info.) Do you remember what event they were advertising for? igloo.mobi exists too, and is some

time to (re)consider preferential voting?

2008-02-16 Thread Luis Villa
[Speaking purely as a Foundation member and not as a member of the Board; I've not discussed this with the Board at all.] Some years ago the Foundation considered the use of preferential voting to select the board. At the time I opposed it, for reasons I don't fully recall but which in retrospect

Re: Copyright assignment policy

2008-03-11 Thread Luis Villa
On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 8:24 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dear foundation members, What is the policy of contributing to the GNOME project and expected copyright assignment? I am Alexander Shopov and I act as a co-ordinator of the Bulgarian Gnome translation team. Up till now, the

Re: Foundation Budget for 2008

2008-03-12 Thread Luis Villa
On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 12:22 PM, Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Trademark applications: are there plans to do any of those this year? Yes, as a result of errors made in the last round of US trademark application- basically, our registered mark is the old (pre-2.0) foot rather than the new

Re: Call for hackfest ideas

2008-04-15 Thread Luis Villa
On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 8:48 AM, Vincent Untz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, I guess most people have read various blog posts about how the GTK+ hackfest went, and I've heard there'll be a small report about it too. But the general feeling seems to be that it was really useful. One of the

Re: Call for hosts for GUADEC 2009

2008-04-22 Thread Luis Villa
On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 6:11 PM, Bruno Boaventura [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 5:50 PM, Jonh Wendell [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Oh, It would be really, really, amazing! GUADLAC, as Behdad suggested. A GNOME Conference in Americas, with the same structure as

Re: Call for hosts for GUADEC 2009

2008-04-22 Thread Luis Villa
On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 6:32 PM, Germán Poó-Caamaño [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: For what it is worth, we have discussed GUADLAC in previous years (I think as far back as 2004, maybe 2003?) but it typically foundered on travel costs, which were always unacceptably high for some large group

Re: Call for hosts for GUADEC 2009

2008-04-23 Thread Luis Villa
I might suggest that this is a completely unproductive discussion that should go off-list until someone actually has a solid proposal on the table from a politically/morally/ethically/whatever-ly questionable regime. We've all got better things to do than to rehash potentially important but

Re: Where to find minutes of bi-weekly GF board meetings?

2008-05-19 Thread Luis Villa
Minutes get sent to foundation-announce: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/ The last two meetings were not minuted because they were on a private board-only matter; I've been meaning to send an announcement to foundation-announce about that, but exams have made it difficult for

Re: Where to find minutes of bi-weekly GF board meetings?

2008-05-19 Thread Luis Villa
On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 7:01 AM, Luis Villa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Minutes get sent to foundation-announce: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/ The last two meetings were not minuted because they were on a private board-only matter; I've been meaning to send an announcement

Re: Where to find minutes of bi-weekly GF board meetings?

2008-05-25 Thread Luis Villa
On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 1:44 AM, Ciaran O'Riordan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Luis Villa [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Minutes get sent to foundation-announce: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/ Aha. Then part of the problem would be solved by updating: http

hiring Stormy Peters as executive director

2008-07-07 Thread Luis Villa
Hi, all- It is my pleasure to announce that the Board has decided to hire Stormy Peters as Executive Director of the Foundation. We've been in talks with her for some time and feel that she has an ideal combination of skills and background to fill the role, having been involved with GNOME and

Re: Advisory Board changes?

2008-09-08 Thread Luis Villa
On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 10:36 AM, Kalle Vahlman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi! Haven't seen this brought up yet, so thought I'd ask (out if curiosity mainly)... Since the recent Intel aquisition of OpenedHand, there now is in essence two entries for Intel in the Advisory Board. There doesn't

Re: Minutes for Directors Meeting of Sept. 3, 2008

2008-09-17 Thread Luis Villa
On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 9:39 AM, Olav Vitters [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 09:21:51AM -0400, Luis Villa wrote: * Meeting w/ KDE about GUADEC/Akademy 2009 being scheduled for early September in Berlin. So instead of trying to push for earlier in the year we're delaying

Re: New GNOME Foundation members

2008-11-11 Thread Luis Villa
Welcome to the new members, and a big thanks to Brunco and the Membership Committee for taking on this important task. Luis On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 4:31 PM, Bruno Boaventura [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello everybody! The GNOME Foundation Membership Committee is pleased to present the new mem=

Re: minutes of last four board meetings

2008-12-10 Thread Luis Villa
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 1:12 AM, Davyd Madeley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It's forbidden! That's a problem now, isn't it... [EMAIL PROTECTED]@[EMAIL PROTECTED] Luis On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 01:11:05AM -0500, Luis Villa wrote: My apologies that this has taken so long; I've been behind

Re: minutes of last four board meetings

2008-12-10 Thread Luis Villa
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 1:13 AM, Luis Villa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 1:12 AM, Davyd Madeley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It's forbidden! That's a problem now, isn't it... [EMAIL PROTECTED]@[EMAIL PROTECTED] So, it turns out that if you're logged out altogether (as I

Re: minutes of last four board meetings

2008-12-11 Thread Luis Villa
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 5:21 AM, Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, Dave Neary wrote: I've fixed it, I think - I removed Known: from the end of the ACL. So, I didn't fix anything :] No rights to edit the ACL. Jeff moved the Known: to the end earlier, which should fix the problem, but

Re: minutes of last four board meetings

2008-12-11 Thread Luis Villa
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 5:27 AM, Dave Neary [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I do have one question. I don't mean to be a shit-stirrer or anything, yes you do. :) but it's not clear from the minutes of the past few board meetings what, if any, priorities the board is attacking systematically this

Re: Changes to the GNOME board

2008-12-15 Thread Luis Villa
On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 2:12 PM, Gregory Leblanc headmaster.albus.dumbled...@gmail.com wrote: Hi folks, couple of comments and questions below. On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 1:56 PM, Behdad Esfahbod beh...@behdad.org wrote: [snip] Diego Escalante Urrelo will be joining the board as a new member for

Re: GNOME logo issue

2009-01-11 Thread Luis Villa
On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Dave Neary dne...@gnome.org wrote: Hi, Shaun McCance wrote: On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 19:27 +0100, Dave Neary wrote: Selon Claudio Saavedra csaave...@alumnos.utalca.cl: http://www.randomimage.us/ I think that would be some kind of copyright infringment (IANAL).

preferential voting, take N

2009-02-02 Thread Luis Villa
for amendment.) So I think if the board wants to change this, we can do it, but obviously we'd (1) want to get feedback and (2) we'd want to ensure that there is bandwidth to ensure that the new process works. Luis -- Forwarded message -- From: Luis Villa l...@tieguy.org Date: Sat

Re: GNOME logo issue

2009-02-02 Thread Luis Villa
On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 6:08 PM, Luis Villa l...@tieguy.org wrote: On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Dave Neary dne...@gnome.org wrote: Hi, Shaun McCance wrote: On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 19:27 +0100, Dave Neary wrote: Selon Claudio Saavedra csaave...@alumnos.utalca.cl: http://www.randomimage.us

Re: possible GNU licence violation in Netleverage Thinpoint and/or Universal Desktop - voilation relates to both rdesktop and CUPS(apple)

2009-02-11 Thread Luis Villa
On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 12:06 AM, buzz davidb...@gmail.com wrote: Hello All, I have come across a piece of software that appears to violate the GPL (and possibly the LGPL). I am attempting to advise you all, as instructed in the following link: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-violation.html

Re: GNOME logo issue

2009-03-04 Thread Luis Villa
On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 5:03 PM, Andre Klapper ak...@gmx.net wrote: Am Montag, den 02.02.2009, 20:07 -0500 schrieb Luis Villa: On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 6:08 PM, Luis Villa l...@tieguy.org wrote: On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Dave Neary dne...@gnome.org wrote: Just replying to what I said

Re: GNOME Store

2009-04-30 Thread Luis Villa
www.hackerthreads.com/go.asp?Cc=GNOME ? 2009/4/30 Sriram Ramkrishna s...@ramkrishna.me: Can we get a magnetic car gnome foot?  I would totally pay for one of those and a best of sri rupert quotes t-shirt.  Although you probably dont' want to put a GNOME foot logo wtih that. :) sri ps I

Re: What do you think of the foundation?

2009-05-28 Thread Luis Villa
On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak m...@avtechpulse.com wrote: I would like to see greater financial and administrative transparency. I ... I want to see seven board members actively communicating, and I want to ... front, don't fight in public, and

GNOME leadership [was Re: So what do people *except* me want from the foundation?]

2009-06-08 Thread Luis Villa
[Apologies in my lack of interaction in this thread; I've just started studying for the bar and have just moved to a place with no internet; the combination has left me pretty brutally offline all week, as I will be for most of the rest of the summer.] 2009/6/2 Jason D. Clinton

Re: About the unpublished board meeting minutes

2009-06-08 Thread Luis Villa
2009/6/5 Vincent Untz vu...@gnome.org: Le vendredi 05 juin 2009, à 00:29 -0400, Germán Póo-Caamaño a écrit : I have some concerns, it seems longer than is needed (it defines roles as president, vice-president, agents and things that does not seem to fit with our Foundation. However, IANAL).

Re: GNOME leadership [was Re: So what do people *except* me want from the foundation?]

2009-06-08 Thread Luis Villa
2009/6/5 Luis Villa luis.vi...@gmail.com: At any rate, I agree completely that we need some strong leaders to develop in GNOME. But the Foundation is not the place for it. I think the right question is 'why have leaders not come from other sources? what can the Foundation do, if anything

Re: Announcing GNOME Board elections 2009

2009-06-08 Thread Luis Villa
2009/6/7 Tobias Mueller mue...@auftrags-killer.org: Dear Foundation Members, I am announcing a new timeline for the upcoming Foundation Board Elections because we, the Membership and Elections Committee, couldn't hold the deadlines. We are very sorry for that. Given that the board forced

irc board meetings?

2009-06-10 Thread Luis Villa
Some months ago, when we were brining Stormy on board, she asked the board about how she could be more transparent and involved in the community, and IRC came up in that context. One thing I said at the time, which may be worth revisiting if there are general concerns about board transparency, is

Re: irc board meetings?

2009-06-11 Thread Luis Villa
2009/6/11 Pierre-Luc Beaudoin pierre-...@pierlux.com: On Thu, 2009-06-11 at 11:12 -0500, Brian Cameron wrote: I understand it every other board meeting is held in public-but-moderated IRC; transcripts are cleaned up and made available later. That sounds like a good idea to me, if people in

Re: GNOME Board of Directors Foundation Elections Spring 2009 - Preliminary results

2009-06-29 Thread Luis Villa
Neither california law nor our own various legal documents have anything substantive to say on the issue. Luis (not a lawyer; this is not legal advice) On Jun 29, 2009 4:03 AM, Andy Tai a...@atai.org wrote: Is it legal according to California law that the membership committee can decide the

Re: Stormy's update: Week of July 13th

2009-07-21 Thread Luis Villa
On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Richard Stallmanr...@gnu.org wrote:    Created some Amazon affiliate accounts in US, UK, Canada and Germany so tha=    t    Jaap can set up stores and a Firefox widget that will enable people to    direct Amazon referral fees for their purchase to GNOME.

Re: Stormy's update: Week of July 13th

2009-07-21 Thread Luis Villa
On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 10:53 AM, Luis Villal...@tieguy.org wrote: On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Richard Stallmanr...@gnu.org wrote:    Created some Amazon affiliate accounts in US, UK, Canada and Germany so tha=    t    Jaap can set up stores and a Firefox widget that will enable people

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