GNOME Foundation Annual Report 2007 released!

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In 2006, Dave Neary and others started this new tradition by producing the first GNOME Foundation annual report which has got very positive response from community. So, we decided to follow the new tradition by preparing the GNOME Foundation annual report 2007!

I’ve been slowly working on it for a few months with invaluable contributions from several people. The report is now available (1860 KB, PDF) in GNOME Foundation’s website.

We’ll soon send nice hard copies of the report to the Advisory Board members and existing GNOME event boxes. Our plan is to also print a bunch of extra copies to be used for promoting GNOME on events around the world. Feel free to request some copies for your local GNOME event.

This year, we chose Lulu.com as the printing service in order to allow us to easily print more copies on demand and to make it possible to anyone to order personal hard copies by just paying for the printing (the price goes 100% to Lulu.com, no revenues to GNOME Foundation). You can buy a hard copy of this report directly from Lulu.com here.

Many thanks to:

  • the writers: Federico Mena-Quintero, Sayamindu Dasgupta, Vincent Untz and Behdad Esfahbod;
  • the photographers: Frederic Crozat, Michael Dominic, Vincent Untz, Kushal Das, Juan Carlos Inostroza and Garrett LeSage;
  • the designer: Andreas Nilsson;
  • the text reviewers: Paul Cutler and Stephanie Watson;
  • the adviser: Dave Neary.

I hope you enjoy it!

Update 1: In the first paragraph, when I wrote “Last year”, I actually meant “In 2006”. I fixed this to add clarity. :-)

Update 2: The price for printing the report at Lulu.com doesn’t include any revenue to the GNOME Foundation! That’s the price of the printing service which goes 100% to Lulu.com! Yes, it’s relatively expensive.

GNOME Outreach Program: Accessibility

As Behdad has already said, we’ve been working on this cool GNOME Outreach Program: Accessibility for the past three months. The program organized and promoted by the GNOME Foundation and sponsored by the GNOME Foundation, Mozilla Foundation, Canonical, Google, and Novell. Read the program’s press release. The tasks will be published on March 1st.

This is a very nice opportunity to contribute to a highly relevant part of GNOME. Participate!

GNOME Foundation Board, 2008

Now that the final results of the GNOME Foundation’s Board of Directors Elections were published, it’s a good time to thank everyone who voted in me. I’m really surprised about the number of votes I got! Be sure that I’ll give my best.

I think we’ve got a very good team on Board and I’m very excited about our 2008 plans. We’ve already started to work on some really cool things!

GNOME Annual Report Kickoff

It’s time to start working on our 2007 annual report! Last year we had a very nice report. So, let’s make it even better this year! I’ve created a wiki page to organize the work.

Any kind of contribution is welcome! There are several ways to help:

  • Assign yourself to write one of the sections
  • Add links, references and other information sources to help writers to produce the content
  • Add new ideas, suggest, review the content
  • Anything else! :-)

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Annual Report Team (Silvia, Sayamindu and me).