GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of February, 23th, 2016

= Minutes for Tuesday, February 23th 2016, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, March 1st, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

* Rosanna Yuen
* Alexandre Franke
* Shaun McCance
* Cosimo Cecchi
* Andrea Veri
* Jeff F. T.
* Ekaterina Gerasimova

== Reg…

Development: GNOME 3.19.91 beta tarballs due (and more)

Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.19.91 beta tarballs due
* String Freeze

Tarballs are due on 2016-02-29 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.19.91
beta release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which wer…

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of February, 16th, 2016

= Minutes for Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, February 23th, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

* Rosanna Yuen
* Alexandre Franke
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Shaun McCance
* Cosimo Cecchi
* Allan Day
* Andrea Veri
* J…

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of February, 09th, 2016,

= Minutes for Tuesday, February 9nd 2016, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, February 16th, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

* Rosanna Yuen
* Alexandre Franke
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Shaun McCance
* Cosimo Cecchi
* Allan Day
* Jeff F. T.

== Re…

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of February, 2nd, 2016

= Minutes for Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, February 9th, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

* Jeff F.T.
* Rosanna Yuen
* Alexandre Franke
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Shaun McCance
* Cosimo Cecchi
* Allan Day

== Regr…

Development: GNOME 3.19.90 beta tarballs due (and more)

Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.19.90 beta tarballs due
* API/ABI, UI and Feature Addition Freeze; String Change Announcement Period
* New APIs must be fully documented
* Writing of release notes begins

Tarballs…

GNOME: Endless joins the GNOME Advisory Board

ORINDA, CA – February 3, 2016 – The GNOME Foundation is pleased to announce that Endless, creator of the Endless computer and operating system, has joined the GNOME Foundation advisory board. The Advisory Board is a body of stakeholder organizations and companies who support the GNOME Project by providing funding and expert consultation. The board includes Google, Intel, the Linux Foundation, and the Free Software Foundation, among others.

“We are very excited to join the GNOME Foundation advisory board,” said, Jonathan Blandford, VP Engineering at Endless and GNOME advisory board member. “The goals of the GNOME Foundation are perfectly aligned with the goals of Endless; to create a technology platform for the general public that is designed to be elegant, efficient, and easy to use.”

The Endless computer is the world’s first fully functioning desktop PC designed to bring the next four billion people into the information age.

“Endless is using GNOME in innovative ways to help close the digital divide. We’re excited to have them share their vision on the GNOME advisory board.” said Shaun McCance, President of the GNOME Foundation Board of Directors.

The nonprofit GNOME Foundation is an independent organization committed to supporting the advancement of the GNOME Project and software freedom. It provides financial, organizational and legal support to the GNOME Project and helps determine its vision and roadmap. GNOME software is used by millions of people around the world.

More information about GNOME and the GNOME Foundation can be found at www.gnome.org

GNOME: GNOME Foundation was never bankrupt

We are aware that there have been references online claiming that the GNOME Foundation was bankrupted in 2013 along with accusations about who was responsible.

To clarify the matter, the Foundation was never bankrupt. Quite a while ago, there was a temporary cash flow issue which is now completely resolved. Funds that were committed by sponsors and earmarked for the Outreach Program for Women (OPW) were delayed in payment. GNOME Foundation’s board temporarily froze expenditures while it collected the funds and revamped its financial procedures to adjust for the additional cash flow going forward. Every cent of the funds was ultimately received. Additionally, GNOME collected administrative fees which covered the program’s expenses.

Karen Sandler, our former Executive Director, made certain there were firm financial commitments from OPW sponsors prior to authorizing outgoing payments and she further ensured that all funds were ultimately recouped. While we were disappointed when Karen chose to leave the Foundation for a new position at the Software Freedom Conservancy, she has the full support of the GNOME community who elected her onto the Board of Directors in 2014. We are grateful for her continued involvement with Foundation activities on a voluntary basis after her term on the Board, as well as being a Free Software advocate and pro-bono lawyer for us and other projects.

While OPW has transferred to another home which is more suited to the program’s size and breadth, we remain an active partner of the program and are proud to support it.

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of January, 12th, 2016

= Minutes for Tuesday, January 12th 2016, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, 19 January, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

* Jeff F.T.
* Rosanna Yuen
* Alexandre Franke
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Allan Day
* Shaun McCance
* Andrea Veri

== Regrets …

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of January, 05th, 2016

= Minutes for Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, 12 January, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

* Jeff F.T.
* Cosimo Cecchi
* Rosanna Yuen
* Alexandre Franke
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Allan Day
* Shaun McCance

== Regrets…

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of December, 22th, 2015

= Minutes for Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, 5 January, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

* Allan Day
* Cosimo Cecchi
* Rosanna Yuen
* Alexandre Franke
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Jeff F.T.

== Regrets ==

* Shaun M…

Development: GNOME 3.19.4 released

Hi!,

GNOME 3.19.4 is out. This is a development snapshot, so use it with caution.

To compile GNOME 3.19.4, you can use the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2]
(which use the exact tarball versions from the official release).

You can also test the latest code…

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of December, 08th, 2015

= Minutes for Tuesday, December 8th, 2015, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, December 15th, 2015, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

* Shaun McCance
* Alexandre Franke
* Rosanna Yuen
* Jeff Fortin Tam
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Andrea Veri
* Cosimo…

Elections (Vote Now!), Atomic, OpenQA, Let’s Encrypt, and GNOME shortcut key design

Don’t Forget to Vote! The 2015 November / December Fedora Elections officially began last Monday, and voting closes today (December 14th) at 23:59:00 UTC. Watch the timezone —  that’s a lot sooner than midnight in many parts of the world…. Continue Reading →

Development: GNOME 3.19.3 unstable tarballs due

Hello all,

Tarballs are due on 2015-12-14 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.19.3
unstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them. Pl…

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of November, 17th, 2015

= Minutes for Tuesday, November 17th, 2015, 20:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, November 24th, 2015, 20:00 UTC

== Attending ==

* Rosanna Yuen
* Cosimo Cecchi
* Alexandre Franke
* Allan Day
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Andrea Veri
* Shaun McCan…

Development: GNOME 3.18.2

(resent with corrected links)

Hello all,

Here comes our second update to GNOME 3.18, it has many fixes, various
improvements, documentation and translation updates, we hope you’ll
enjoy it.

Individual modules may get new stable 3.18 releases but our…

GNOME: In Memory of Telsa Gwynne

The GNOME Foundation is proud to honor Telsa Gwynne for her contributions to the GNOME community.

It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce that Telsa after living with cancer for a while she passed away this last Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Telsa was a long-time GNOME contributor who began by contributing to Welsh translations. She participated in the bug squad, managing bugs in the GNOME 2 code and documentation, and she served on the release team. She was heavily involved in GNOME, and served on the Board of Directors in 2002.

While Telsa did not consider herself to be a technical person, she was passionate about Free Software, and enjoyed promoting and using it. She brought many new members to the GNOME community with her enthusiasm and kindness. She will be remembered as an early pioneer in creating a positive GNOME community.

Telsa was one of the few women who contributed in the early days of GNOME. While we wish our community had been an inviting place for women like Telsa, it unfortunately was not. Telsa eventually left Free Software due to misogynistic and demeaning comments towards her. While the community has changed quite a bit since then, and has even fostered programs like GNOME OPW to encourage more women to participate in GNOME, we still have a long way to go in making Free Software a welcoming home for everyone.

GNOME considers Telsa as one of its own. Her contributions will be immortalized in our collective work. Farewell, Telsa. We will miss you.

Development: GNOME 3.18.2 stable tarballs due

Hello all,

Tarballs are due on 2015-11-09 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.18.2
stable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them. Plea…

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of October, 27th, 2015

= Minutes for Tuesday, October 27th, 2015, 19:00 UTC =

Next meeting date Tuesday, November 3th, 2015, 19:00 UTC

== Attending ==

* Jeff F. T.
* Rosanna Yuen
* Cosimo Cecchi
* Allan Day
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Andrea Veri (joined late)

== Regr…