Upcoming GNOME Foundation IRC Meeting: April 6th, 2011

March 30th, 2011 by omaciel
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, April 6th, 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

Upcoming GNOME Foundation IRC Meeting: March 23rd, 2011

March 16th, 2011 by omaciel
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, March 23rd, 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

Upcoming GNOME Foundation IRC Meeting: March 9th, 2011

March 2nd, 2011 by omaciel
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, March 9th, 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

New EU Events Box, part 2, thanks Litl

February 18th, 2011 by Bastien Nocera

When news came about that the Foundation wanted to replace the EU Events Box, Litl contacted us to let us know that they would give us a Litl Webbook to showcase at conferences and expos.

A Litl Webbook

The webbook uses much of the same technology as GNOME 3 will, such as gobject-introspection, Clutter, and Javascript, so will be a good showcase of GNOME technologies.

The machine will make its way to the Events Box very shortly, so watch out for it at upcoming GNOME events.

New EU Events Box, part 1, thanks Canonical

February 18th, 2011 by Bastien Nocera

You might remember that the EU Events Box went missing a couple of months ago. While we’re still working on getting that box back from the nice folks at UPS, the EU conference scene was left without a GNOME presence because of the lack of material to present to visitors.

v2

But not anymore! The nice people at Canonical helped the GNOME Foundation out, and purchased a new Events Box in time for this year’s FOSDEM.

The box contains:

  • A nice new ASRock computer, dual-booting Ubuntu and Fedora 15 pre-release, to show off GNOME 3 (with a top-of-the-range CPU, and a Blu-Ray drive, rather than cheaper equivalents)
  • A 19″ LCD screen as well as a good-quality projector
  • A wireless router running DD-WRT
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse, an inkjet printer (currently stuck in London…)
  • A money box, gaffer tape, a log book, pens, paper, power adapters and power strips and many more stationery items I forget.

I will also note that the box itself is nearly as expensive as the more expensive items inside it. Let me show you some nice pictures of the kit purchased for us.

The whole box

More stacked contents

The ASRock small computer

A whole load of cables

Upside down sticker, huh.

Thanks again to Canonical for stepping up to the plate, and giving us a way to present GNOME 3 to our users.

Upcoming GNOME Foundation IRC Meeting: February 23rd, 2011

February 16th, 2011 by omaciel
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, February 23rd, 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

Upcoming GNOME Foundation IRC Meeting: February 9th, 2011

February 2nd, 2011 by omaciel
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, February 9th, 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

Upcoming GNOME Foundation IRC Meeting: January 26th, 2011

January 19th, 2011 by omaciel
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

January 17th, 2011 by Bastien Nocera

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

January 12th, 2011 by pcutler

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.