Archive for January, 2011

Upcoming GNOME Foundation IRC Meeting: January 26th, 2011

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
IRC Meeting

IRC Meeting

Howdy fellow GNOMErs!

I’d like to invite you all to join us once again for another GNOME Foundation IRC Meeting!

When: Wednesday, January 26th, from 14:00 to 15:00 UTC (your local time)
Where: irc.gnome.org, #foundation

Foundation IRC meetings are just that, meetings held on #foundation in irc.gimp.org to discuss current matters related to the GNOME Foundation. Any GNOME Foundation member or non member are welcome. As long as you contribute positively to the discussion you are welcome.

The meeting is moderated by Board members that are present, and they will guide the discussion through all the Agenda topics. Everyone can comment and speak at any time, just remember to be respectful and concise so it’s easy for everyone to follow the discussion.

Tthis is a great opportunity to discuss the topics you care about, or to get more information from the Board if you think we’re not communicating enough on some topics ;-) The agenda of the meeting is really up to you!

So please add the agenda items you’d like to discuss to http://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/MembersAgenda

Your topics will automatically appear on the meeting page:
http://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/MeetingAgenda

For reference, the minutes of the last meeting are available at:
http://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/

Thanks,

Og Maciel, on behalf of the GNOME Board of Directors

Gtk+/MeeGo Handset bidders selected

Monday, January 17th, 2011

The GNOME Foundation Board is happy to announce that following the call for bids for MeeGo/GTK+ integration work, Igalia was selected as the preferred bidder to perform the work set out.

We received a number of very interesting bids for the project, but Igalia’s bid was the one that focused the most on integrating elements of Hildon into GTK+ upstream. This should mean easier porting of older Hildon/Maemo applications to the new MeeGo Handset platform, as well as easier porting of existing desktop GTK+ applications to the handset.

Claudio Saavedra and Carlos García Campos will be the main developers working on the project, so expect regular updates on the advancement of the project on their respective blogs.

The GNOME Foundation Board would like to thank the bidders again for their interest in the project. Special thanks to Danielle Madeley, Murray Cumming, and Robert McQueen for their technical knowledge of the MeeGo Handset platform.

GNOME T-Shirt Design Contest Extended

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

The GNOME T-Shirt Design Contest was supposed to come to a close on January 15th.  Due to some technical issues with the submission form, we are extending the contest two weeks through the end of the month.  The contest will now close at 11:59 p.m. UTC on January 31st.

There were a few periods where the submission form was broken and your entry may not have been submitted.  If you would like to confirm we have received your entry, please email Paul Cutler to inquire.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Executive Director position at GNOME Foundation: New Application Deadline

Friday, January 7th, 2011

The GNOME Foundation announced on November 16, 2010 that we are searching for the the right candidate to fill the position of Executive Director. Although the original intention was to leave the process open-ended, the response has been such that the hiring committee has set January 26, 2011 as the deadline for receiving applications.

We welcome all interested and qualified candidates to apply before the deadline by sending their resumé and cover letter to ed-job-list@gnome.org.

GNOME Q3 Status Report Released

Friday, January 7th, 2011

The GNOME Foundation’s Q3 status report has been released!

GUADEC, the annual GNOME conference, was held in the third quarter of 2010 and many teams had a chance to get to gether face to face. The GNOME Foundation hired a system adminsitrator, the GNOME.Asia conference in August was a success, and progress was made on GNOME 3.0. Read about all this and more!

Upcoming GNOME Foundation IRC Meeting: January 12th, 2011

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Howdy fellow GNOMErs!

I’d like to invite you all to join us once again for another GNOME Foundation IRC Meeting!

When: Wednesday, January 12th, from 14:00 to 15:00 UTC
Where: irc.gnome.org, #foundation

Foundation IRC meetings are just that, meetings held on #foundation in irc.gimp.org to discuss current matters related to the GNOME Foundation. Any GNOME Foundation member or non member are welcome. As long as you contribute positively to the discussion you are welcome.

The meeting is moderated by Board members that are present, and they will guide the discussion through all the Agenda topics. Everyone can comment and speak at any time, just remember to be respectful and concise so it’s easy for everyone to follow the discussion.

Tthis is a great opportunity to discuss the topics you care about, or to get more information from the Board if you think we’re not communicating enough on some topics ;-) The agenda of the meeting is really up to you!

So please add the agenda items you’d like to discuss to http://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/MembersAgenda

Your topics will automatically appear on the meeting page:
http://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/MeetingAgenda

For reference, the minutes of the last meeting are available at:
http://live.gnome.org/FoundationBoard/Minutes/IRC20101103

Thanks,

Og Maciel, on behalf of the GNOME Board of Directors