Since I now have the licensing advisories as part of our documentation in GStreamer, I felt it was time to get ‘our own’ software licensed correctly. Gst-editor and friends where a natural choice. Luckily it turned out to be only one .c file that was GPL, the rest was LGPL already. So gst-editor is now all LGPL in CVS. Next step is gnome-media. Neither the mixer, the cd player or the gstreamer-properties capplet needs relicensing as they are not using now or likely to ever use any non-free plugins. Which basically leaves the sound recorder, which I guess could use an mp3 encoder plugin at some point. Once Sound Recorder is done I guess I need to hassle Rhythmbox, Totem, Sound Juicer, Goobox and so on. Muine, Buzztard and Pitivi have already done or started a process for either relicensing or adding an exception clause.

Also had a good GNOME board meeting today. Seems I will be part of the working group who is supposed to get the trademarking policy etc. of GNOME in place. So I guess if it doesn’t get sorted out people have a good argument not to vote on me again next year (if I run). The board also set ourselves a strict limit on coming up with some concrete measurable goals for this year. My own two main causes will be some concrete measures to try and invigorate the process towards GNOME3 (not as much since I think a GNOME3 is needed soon, but because I think a clearer goal can help sort of lots of things for how to proceed with GNOME 2.x releases) and a much better process for handling our interaction with commerical companies surrounding GNOME.

Seems to be a good bunch of people on the board and I think that we should be able to pull of something this year that can allow us to approach the Foundation membership next election and point to some concrete achievements. Still think the board is to big though, todays meeting had for various reaons quite a number of people missing which made it much nicer. Not because of the specific people missing, but since the fewer number attending let people get their say without it becominging tiresome.