GNOME Foundation: Change in my affiliation

Hey folks.

My affiliation has changed.
I’m now with Huawei.


GNOME Foundation: ANNOUNCE: Call for Presentations for GUADEC 2015 in Gothenburg,Sweden – August 5-9

For immediate release.

GUADEC is the annual conference of the GNOME community, held in Europe
since 2000. GNOME is a free software project which drives user
interfaces of many GNU/Linux-powered devices, ranging from smartphones
to laptops and personal…

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of March, 13th, 2015

= Minutes for Friday, March 13th, 2015, 17:00 UTC =

Next meeting due on March 27th, 2015 at 17:00 UTC

== Attending ==
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Rosanna Yuen
* Marina Zhurakhinskaya
* Jeff Fortin
* Sriram Ramkrishna
* Karen Sandler
* Andrea Veri…

GNOME: GNOME 3.16 Released

The GNOME project has released GNOME 3.16, the latest version of GNOME 3. The new version is the result of six months work, and includes 33,525 changes by 1043 authors.

Speaking on behalf of the Release Team, Javier Jardón said: “It’s great to see the fantastic results of our hard work, and it goes without saying that this could not be possible without all the effort from great the GNOME community! I definitely think this is the best GNOME release yet.”

GNOME 3.16 brings a brand new notification system and updated calendar design, which helps you to easily keep track of what’s happened, and includes useful information like world times and event reminders. Other features include overlaid scrollbars, updated visuals, improved content views in Files, and a redesigned image viewer.

Major additions have also been made to the GNOME developer experience: GTK+ support for OpenGL now allows GTK+ apps to support 3D natively, a new GLib reference counting feature will help with debugging, and GTK+ Inspector has also had a major update.

The release notes contain more details on these new features, as well as the many other improvements in the new release. If that’s not enough, a live image is available, so you can try it yourself. Additionally, more information can be found in the 3.16 press release.

Development: GNOME 3.16 released

The GNOME Project is proud to announce the release of GNOME 3.16.

This is another exciting release for GNOME, and brings many new features
and improvements, including redesigned notifications, a new shell
theme, new scrollbars, and a refresh for the f…

Development: GNOME 3.16.0 newstable tarballs due (and more)

Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.16.0 newstable tarballs due
* Hard Code Freeze ends

Tarballs are due on 2015-03-23 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.16.0
newstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. M…

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

= Minutes for Friday, February 27th, 2015, 17:00 UTC =

Next meeting due on March 13th, 2015 at 17:00 UTC

== Attending ==
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Rosanna Yuen
* Marina Zhurakhinskaya
* Jeff Fortin
* Sriram Ramkrishna
* Karen Sandler
* Andrea V…

Development: GNOME 3.15.92 Release Candidate

Hello all,

We have now reached the end of the development cycle and here comes
a release candidate for you to download, build, and test. Enjoy it
as fast as you can, the final release is scheduled next Wednesday.

To compile GNOME 3.15.92, you can us…

GNOME: GNOME supports GPL compliance through VMware suit

The GNOME Foundation supports the Software Freedom Conservancy in its efforts to ensure compliance with the GNU General Public License (GPL) through Christoph Hellwig’s lawsuit against VMware. Like the Linux kernel, the GNOME Project chooses the GPL (as well as the LGPL) to license our software. Working in Free Software is a collaborative effort where all parties benefit, but this outcome is only realized if there is cooperation. Both the GPL and copyleft make this collaboration possible. The GPL is an important tool for safeguarding Free Software and when other avenues for cooperation have been exhausted litigation is the only recourse.

Development: TARBALLS DUE: 3.15.92


Please do your best to keep this Monday deadline, it really helps the
work of the release team.

Thank you all!


Development: GNOME 3.15.92 rc tarballs due (and more)

Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.15.92 rc tarballs due
* Hard Code Freeze

Tarballs are due on 2015-03-16 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.15.92
rc release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which were…

Development: GNOME 3.15.91 released!


the second beta release of the GNOME 3.15 development cycle is finally here!

ISO’s of this release are avaialble here [1]. Thanks to Dominique
Leuenberger for this work

With this release we are officially now in “The String Freeze” [1] (that

Development: GNOME 3.15.91 beta tarballs due (and more)

Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.15.91 beta tarballs due
* String Freeze

Tarballs are due on 2015-03-02 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.15.91
beta release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which wer…

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of February, 13th, 2015

= Minutes for Friday, February 13th, 2015, 17:00 UTC =
Next meeting due on February 27th, 2015 at 17:00 UTC

== Attending ==
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Rosanna Yuen
* Marina Zhurakhinskaya
* Jeff Fortin
* Sriram Ramkrishna
* Karen Sandler
* Tobias…

Development: GNOME 3.15.90

Hi all,

a few days late, but here it is: GNOME 3.15.90 is now available.

This is the first beta release of the 3.15 development, and it is a big release.
All of the big features that we have been working on have made it into this
release, in more or …

GNOME: GUADEC 2015 to happen from August 7 – 9 in Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg By Night

We’re happy to announce that the 2015 edition of GUADEC will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden from
August 7 – 9, at Folkets Hus conference center.

Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden, located on the Swedish west coast. The city has a rich history in naval and automotive industries, and these days is home to a thriving IT sector and a strong free software community.

We’re looking forward to welcome the GNOME community to Gothenburg. GNOME has been part of our local Free Software conference, FSCONS, so it’s exciting to bring GUADEC here this year.
– Oliver Propst, local organizer

Join us!
Do you have an idea or project you’d like to share with the community during this year’s GUADEC? Stay tuned. We’ll announce a call for participation soon.

If your company or organization would like to sponsor GUADEC, you can find information on sponsorship opportunities in our Sponsors page at

If you would like to join our team and help organize GUADEC, get in touch. We would love to have you on board!

Photo: “Gothenburg by Night” by Rob Sinclair, CC-BY-SA 2.0

GNOME Foundation: GNOME.Asia summit 2015 is call for paper

GNOME.Asia summit 2015 is call for paper


*Click here to submit your presentation!
GNOME.Asia Summit 2015 invites proposals for presentations at the
conference. GNOME.Asia Summit is Asia's GNOME user and developer
conference, spreading the knowledge of GNOME across Asia. The conference
will be held in Universitas Indonesia, Depok West Java, Indonesia on May
8-9, 2015. The conference follows the release of GNOME 3.14, helping to
bring new desktop paradigms that facilitate user interaction in the
computing world.  It will be a great place to celebrate and explore the
many new features and enhancements to the GNOME 3.14 release and to help
make GNOME as successful as possible. We welcome proposals by newcomers and
experienced speakers alike.
Possible topics* include*, but* not limited* to:
How to Promote/Contribute to GNOME in Asia

   - GNOME Marketing
   - Promotion of Free / Open Source Software
   - How to run a Local GNOME Users Group
   - Asia success stories / Local GNOME Projects
   - GNOME and Educations
   - GNOME Outreach Program for Women
   - Google Summer of Code

Hacking GNOME

   - Latest developments in GNOME
   - GNOME 3 & GNOME 3 Usability
   - GNOME Human Interface Engineering (Icons and Graphic Design)
   - QA and testing in GNOME
   - GNOME Accessibility
   - GNOME Coding How-to
   - Writing applications for GNOME 3
   - Integration of web life into the desktop

Adapting GNOME to new types of devices

   - Developing GNOME on mobile devices (smart phones, tablets)
   - Developing GNOME on embedded systems or open source hardware
   - On-going projects and success stories
   - Finding Free and Open Source friendly hardware manufacturers

Localization and Internationalization

   - Translations
   - Input methods
   - Fonts

Other topics could include any topic related to Free and Open Source
Software not listed above:

   - Small Board,
   - Open Hardware,
   - Open Data,
   - Big Data,
   - Cloud Computing,
   - Mobile Technology

Lightning talks! A five minute presentation to demonstrate your work or
promote an interesting topic. These talks will be grouped together in a
single session.
A standard session at GNOME.Asia 2015 will be scheduled as 45 mins (35 mins
talk + 10 mins Q&A).  Please take into consideration any time you will need
for preparation. The session could be a technical talk, panel discussion,
or BOF.
If you’d like to share your knowledge and experience at GNOME.Asia 2015,
please fill in the form at before *March 15th, 2015*.  Please provide a
short abstract about your proposal (under 150 words). Include your name,
biographical information, a photo suitable for the web, a title, and a
description of your presentation . The reviewing team will evaluate the
entries based on the submitted abstracts and available time in the
schedule. You will be contacted before *March 17th, 2015* on whether your
submission has been accepted or not.
All interested contributors are highly encouraged to send in their talks.
Please help us to spread the invitation to other potential participants.
Even you do not plan to be a speaker, please consider joining GNOME.Asia
2015. This is going to be a great event!
*Click here to submit your presentation!
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GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the ED search meeting of February, 11th, 2015

= ED Search meeting minutes for Friday, February 11th, 2015, 17:00 UTC =

== Attending ==
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Rosanna Yuen
* Marina Zhurakhinskaya
* Jeff Fortin
* Andrea Veri
* Sriram Ramkrishna

== Regrets ==
* Karen Sandler
* Tobias Muel…

Development: GNOME 3.15.90 beta tarballs due (and more)

Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.15.90 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


GNOME: Outreach Program to Join Conservancy from GNOME; Program Renames to Outreachy

Software Freedom Conservancy and the GNOME Foundation together announce that the Free and Open Source Software Outreach Program is moving from GNOME to Conservancy. As Karen Sandler, Executive Director of Conservancy and co-organizer of the Outreach Program, announced in her keynote at FOSDEM this weekend, the program will be rebranding as part of the transition under the new name “Outreachy”.

Outreachy helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved by providing a supportive community for newcomers to contribute to throughout the year, and by offering focused internship opportunities twice a year with many free software organizations. To date, the program has had 214 interns with 35 different free software organizations, including the Linux Kernel, Wikimedia, GNOME, Mozilla, Twisted (a Conservancy member project), and OpenStack. Marina Zhurakhinskaya, Community Engagement Lead at Red Hat and co-organizer of the program said, “It’s amazing that the program we started four years ago with eight GNOME interns has grown to enable hundreds of women become established free software contributors across a broad spectrum of projects. I vividly remember the call in which Karen proposed the idea of inviting other organizations to participate, and I’m excited to continue working closely with her in growing the reach of the program.”

The GNOME Foundation, previous nonprofit home of the program, remains a core partner of Outreachy, providing infrastructure support. “The GNOME board is unified in its enthusiasm for Outreach to join Conservancy,” said Jean-François Fortin Tam, President of the GNOME Foundation. “We’re proud to have launched the program and seen it grow beyond our wildest expectations. We look forward to remaining a partner, supporting and participating in the program in its new home as it continues to grow.”

Over the next few months, Outreachy will complete its transition to Conservancy, the non-profit home of over 30 free and open source software projects. “Outreachy is a natural fit for Conservancy,” said Sandler. “Conservancy is organized to support many free software projects — and to promote software freedom in general. This program has become an essential way for free software projects to improve their communities. I am honored to keep working with Marina, Sarah Sharp and all of the other volunteers who keep Outreachy going.”

The next round of Outreachy internships will have an application deadline on March 24, 2015, and internship dates from May 25 to August 25. Coding, design, documentation and other projects will be available. Applicants will be asked to select a project with one of the participating organizations and collaborate with a mentor listed for that project to make a relevant contribution to the project during the application process. Accepted participants will work remotely, while being guided by their mentor, and will receive a $5,500 stipend.

About Outreachy

Outreachy is the successor of the Outreach Program for Women (OPW). OPW was inspired by Google Summer of Code and by how few women applied for it. The GNOME Foundation first started OPW with one round in 2006, and then resumed the effort in 2010 with rounds organized twice a year. In the May 2012 round, Software Freedom Conservancy joined OPW with one internship with the Twisted project. In the January 2013 round, many other free and open source organizations joined the program. For the May 2015 round, the program was renamed to Outreachy with the goal of expanding to engage people from various underrepresented groups and is transitioning to Conservancy as its organizational home.

This program is a welcoming link that connects talented and passionate newcomers with people working in free and open source software and guides them through their first contribution. Through Outreachy, participants learn how exciting and valuable work on software freedom can be, while helping us to build a more inclusive community. The organizational partners of the program are the GNOME Foundation, Red Hat and Software Freedom Conservancy.

About the GNOME Foundation

GNOME was started in 1997 by two then-university students, Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena Quintero. Their aim: to produce a free (as in freedom) desktop environment. Since then, GNOME has grown into a hugely successful enterprise. Used by millions of people around the world, it is one of the most popular environments for GNU/Linux and UNIX-type operating systems. GNOME’s software has been utilized in successful, large-scale enterprise and public deployments.

The GNOME community is made up of hundreds of contributors from all over the world, many of whom are volunteers. This community is supported by the GNOME Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that provides financial, organizational and legal assistance. The Foundation is a democratic institution that is directed by its members, who are all active GNOME contributors. GNOME and its Foundation work to promote software freedom through the creation of innovative, accessible, and beautiful user experiences.

About Software Freedom Conservancy

Software Freedom Conservancy is a public charity that promotes, improves, develops and defends Free, Libre and Open Source software projects. Conservancy is home more than thirty software projects — including Git, Inkscape, Samba, Wine, Selenium, the Linux Compliance project, PyPy, and Sugar Labs — each supported by a dedicated community of volunteers, developers and users. Conservancy’s projects include some of the most widely used software systems in the world across many application areas, including educational software deployed in schools around the globe, embedded software systems deployed in most consumer electronic devices, distributed version control developer tools, integrated library services systems, and widely used graphics and art programs. A full list of Conservancy’s member projects is available. Conservancy provides these projects with the necessary infrastructure and not-for-profit support services to enable each project’s communities to focus on what they do best: creating innovative software and advancing computing for the public’s benefit.