[Sorry, just realized this was in draft format all month! – Stormy, May 4, 2009]
Sponsors and the Advisory Board
- Our February meeting was about infrastructure and system administration issues. We talked about creating a formal sys admin team, what the GNOME project needs and how companies can help with people and money. Sys admin team announced along with donations from Google, Codethink and Canonical.
- Our March meeting was to update the advisory board members on GUADEC and Desktop Summit planning status.
- The April meeting will be about GNOME 3.0 and deprecation plans.
- 2009 Funding.
- 2009 money is coming in from companies.
- Balanced our budget to match expected income this year. Hackfest funding is expected to be way down.
- Hackfests – while all of our sponsors are enthusiastic about hackfests, they are having trouble coming up with funding for them this year due to the budget.
- We are looking at see if we can do things like fund a usability study- see discussions on the usability list.
- Call for Papers – submit those GNOME talks! Spread the word! (Especially if the event is near you.)
- Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, San Francisco, 8 Apr 2009.
- GNOME Mobile
- Marketing in open source, led by Stormy
- GUADEC & Akademy. Canary Islands, Spain, 3 Jul 2009. Website is live, general schedule is ready. Call for participation and call for travel assistance is now open.
- For more info see GNOME events.
Other stuff going on:
- Friends of GNOME:
- $6711.35 (since January 1)
- Please consider showing your GNOME love and signing up!
- The GNOME Travel Committee has been formed and announced along with a call for GUADEC travel assistance applications.
- GTK+ Theming API Hackfest, February 16-20, Dublin, Ireland. About 10 people got together in the Sun offices for some GTK+ Theming hacking. Thanks to Alberto Ruiz for pulling this together.
- We will have preferential voting this year.
- GNOME 3.0 planning announced!
- Cancelled the Bolzano GTK+ Hackfest due to lack of sponsorship.
- Shaun McCance is planning a GNOME documentation hackfest at the Open Source Documentation Conference.
- You can buy GNOME branded clothing at Hackerthreads, including a new polo shirt and a baseball cap.
- Libre Graphics Meeting: The GNOME Foundation is sponsoring LGM by handling their donation process for no fee.
For more administrative detail, you can also read the Board of Directors meeting minutes.