GUADEC is the GNOME project’s primary annual event, held every year in a different European city. This year, it was the turn of Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference brought together contributors, enthusiasts and partners from around the world for three days of talks, followed by three days of workshops (called “Birds of a Feather” sessions). It ran between the 6th and 12th of August.
Presentations covered significant developments in GNOME technologies, such as xdg-app, Builder, and new GTK+ features. There were also talks by GNOME’s partners, including SUSE, ownCloud, LibreOffice, and Endless. Recordings of these talks can be viewed on videos.guadec.org. As always, the conference was also an opportunity for contributors from around the world to meet, make plans, and have fun.
GUADEC couldn’t happen without the work of local volunteers who organize each conference, nor without the support of our sponsors. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make this year’s conference such a success.
In order to recognise the achievements of this year’s GUADEC organizers, the GNOME Release Team has decided to adopt “Gothenburg” as the code name for the upcoming GNOME release, version 3.18!
GNOME is still looking for a venue for next year’s GUADEC. Check out the wiki if you would like to bring the GNOME project to your city!
Photograph by http://www.flickr.com/people/rob-sinclair/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0), via Wikimedia Commons.
Today, GNOME turns 18.
On Friday, August 15, 1997, GNOME was founded by two then-university students, Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena Quintero. Their aim: to produce a free (as in freedom) desktop environment that is beautiful and simple to use. In September, we will welcome the release of GNOME 3.18 which continues to embody those founding principles.
Join us in celebrating GNOME’s birthday! Some ideas: wear your GNOME gear, grab drinks with GNOME friends, thank a contributor, or simply take a moment to reflect upon the significance of this day. How has GNOME impacted your life? We’d love to hear. Tweet us (@gnome), or tell us on Facebook (/GNOMEDesktop).
Spread the word and show how vibrant the GNOME community is! Please use these hashtags in your social media posts: #HappyBirthdayGnome, #IAMGNOME, #GNOME2015.
Federico Mena Quintero at GUADEC 2015.
Photo Credit: Garret LeSage
Happy birthday, GNOME! Now go get some drinks and cake.
Join us in celebrating GNOME’s birthday this Saturday, August 15th.
This is a great chance to tell the world why you love GNOME, inspire others to give it a try, give back to the community, and just wish GNOME a happy birthday.
Here are some ways that we encourage you to participate in GNOME’s birthday:
Post on social media
Thank a GNOME contributor
If you know someone who contributes to GNOME, send them a thank you. It’s always nice to know you’re appreciated.
You can also adopt a hacker or become a friend of GNOME.
Show your GNOME gear
Wear or show your favorite SWAG, and see if you can get someone to ask you about GNOME. Post a selfie wearing your gear and use the hashtags above so people can see faces from our community.
Say hi to others wearing the gear, and meet other GNOMEies!
Let’s show the world how we rally, and that we’re a great community to be part of.
Happy early birthday, GNOME!
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This year’s GNOME Foundation Annual General Meeting will be held on
The GNOME Foundation and the Wau Holland Foundation (Wau Holland Stiftung; WHS) have recently reached an agreement that will significantly improve the way donations to GNOME within the European Union (EU) are received and managed.
Prior to signing this agreement, the GNOME Foundation was able to receive donations through many payment methods (including wires, checks, and Paypal transfers or subscriptions), whether for one-time donations or recurrent (monthly) subscriptions as part of the Friends of GNOME program. However, donors needed to be residents of the United States for their contributions to be eligible for tax-deductibility, and wire transfers were prohibitively expensive from Europe.
The GNOME Foundation worked closely with the WHS to streamline the process for donations made within the European Union. Thanks to this agreement, Europeans donating to the GNOME Foundation through the WHS in support of GNOME will be eligible for tax receipts, allowing them to deduct donated amounts in their annual tax reports to the extent permissible by the law in their local jurisdiction.
The WHS has become a valuable ally to the GNOME Project, providing financial support, knowledge and infrastructure for strengthening GNOME’s ties with their European donors.
The GNOME Foundation thanks the WHS for its continued support and help.
Topics that were covered during the summit included:
Beside technical work the summit featured discussions about community and outreach.
We’d like to thank everyone who made West Coast Summit 2015 happen. Special thanks goes to Endless for providing the venue.
The GNOME Foundation invites proposals to host GUADEC 2016. GUADEC is the biggest gathering of GNOME users and developers, which takes place in Europe every year. It includes conference days, the GNOME Foundation annual general meeting and hacking in a week of coding and discussion. Teams wishing to organize GUADEC in their city should discuss their intent to submit a bid with the board before the 1st of August by email to board-list< at >gnome.org. They should also try to attend GUADEC 2015 in Gothenburg on the 7th-12th August where the board and the local team will make themselves available to help you figure out what is involved in organising GUADEC. The deadline for bid submission will be the 1st of September 2015 by e-mail to foundation-announce< at >gnome.org and board-list< at >gnome.org. Bids should also be uploaded to https://wiki.gnome.org/GUADEC/2016/Bids Keep in mind that a good location candidate should meet the following criteria: * easily accessible by plane or train * motivated local team, preferably with experience in event organisation * a venue available to host the event * good options for lunches (catering, student restaurant…) * affordable accommodation and places to eat in the evening * space for informal talks and impromptu hacking local industry and government support Bids from previous years are available for reference. Also be aware that while organizing a conference such as GUADEC is a huge undertaking, people from the GNOME community have been there before you and will be there to help you. You can find more information at https://wiki.gnome.org/GUADEC including a How To for writing the bid and an overview of the kinds of things you should include in the proposal. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with the foundation board at board-list< at >gnome.org. _______________________________________________ foundation-announce mailing list foundation-announce< at >gnome.org https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-announce
= Minutes for Friday, June 19th, 2015, 16:00 UTC =
Next meeting date TBD as July 03rd, 2015 is an US national holiday
== Attending ==
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GNOME is once again participating as a mentoring organization in Google of Summer Code (GSoC), which provides stipends for students to work on Free Software projects over the summer.
GSoC students will work on many improvements to GNOME, including: an image viewing widget for GTK+, additional event sources for GNOME Shell’s time and date menu and improvements to the Java ATK-Wrapper (with the aim to make the Orca Screen Reader fully function with Java apps).
GNOME is also participating in the summer round of Outreachy. Our intern for this period will be working with Jim Hall to conduct usability testing.
This summer’s students will be regularly posting to Planet GNOME, so stay tuned for updates.
GNOME is only be able to offer these internships thanks to Google and the sponsors of Outreachy. We wish the interns the best of luck with their projects!
= Minutes for Friday, May 15th, 2015, 16:00 UTC =
== Attending ==
== Regrets ==
== Missing ==
here is the second snapshot of the GNOME 3.17 development cycle, the
To build GNOME 3.17.2, you can use the jhbuild  modulesets 
Hello Foundation Members,
It’s that time of the year again! I’m happy to announce the following
* Alexandre Franke
Hello Foundation members,
I am announcing my candidacy for the board of directors. If elected,
I am announcing my candidacy for the board of directors.
If elected, this would be my second time on the board.
I have been a GNOME developer during many years, mostly on lower-level
I am currently affiliated with Canonical where I a…
Name: Shaun McCance
I’m announcing my candidacy for the board of directors. I’m a long-time
Name: Jean-François Fortin Tam Email: nekohayo at gmail Affiliation: unaffiliated Web/bio/blog/etc.: http://jeff.ecchi.ca Hi everybody, I am offering my candidacy to serve on the Foundation Board for a second term. I have been involved in various areas of GNOME since 2004 or so, including testing, triaging, marketing, mentoring, coding, public speaking and advocacy, user interaction & UX design, etc. I am a business developer and manager. Besides running my branding & management consulting company, I have been serving you as president of the board since last year. A report on activities accomplished during that time can be found here: http://jeff.ecchi.ca/blog/2015/05/07/presidents-report-the-state-of-the-gnome-foundation/ With the experience gained throughout the years, I hope to continue serving GNOME to the best of my abilities. You can learn more about me on my personal website above. Thank you for your consideration, Jean-François "Jeff" Fortin Tam _______________________________________________ foundation-announce mailing list foundation-announce< at >gnome.org https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-announce
= Minutes for Friday, April 30th, 2015, 18:00 UTC =
Next meeting due on May 15th, 2015 at 16:00 UTC
== Attending ==